Mataram, the Soul of Lombok
Cocotinos Sekotong, a Boutique Beach Resort & Spa
Cocotinos Sekotong, a boutique beach resort and spa, is set amidst a coconut grove in Sekotong Bay on the south-west corner of Lombok Island. Guests arrive by air at the Seleparang Airport in Mataram and a 75-min drive brings them through well-swept towns, lush green padi fields and verdant forests; the final part of the journey follows a winding coastline from picturesque Lembar Harbour to a secluded white-sand beach at Tanjung Empet.
The site where the resort is built was chosen for reasons of accessibility (the roads are paved and well-maintained all the way from the airport to the resort), and the availability of electrical power, water and telecommunication links. Furthermore, the resort faces the 3 coconut-fringed islands of Gili Nanggu, Gili Tangkong and Gili Sudak. Fronting the resort is a glorious white-sand beach which spans over 300m, part of which lies within a private cove. While the northern Gilis (Trawangan, Meno and Air) are well-known and developed, these 3 islands in the south-west are still unspoilt, tropical islands. Gili Nanggu, which is closest to the resort, is already rated as one of the world’s best snorkelling destinations by Silkwind magazine. Apart from these 3 islands, there are 10 other islands within an easy boat ride.
Cocotinos Sekotong was designed along similar lines to our first Cocotinos Resort in Manado, but on a grander and more luxurious scale, while still maintaining that cosy ambience and personalised service, now synonymous with our Cocotinos brand.
Like our first resort in Manado, Cocotinos Sekotong also provides world- class facilities for diving and snorkelling, and much more. The white-sand beaches, turquoise-blue waters and idyllic islands nearby make the resort an ideal location for romantic getaways and a variety of water sports. Presently, there is only 1 other dive operator in the Sekotong area and no other major resort. Cocotinos Sekotong is therefore the first luxury facility to offer travellers the opportunity to explore this serene and enchanting part of Lombok while enjoying all the modern comforts of a boutique resort. South Lombok is also well known as an exciting surfing destination, offering world-class rides, for both beginners and experts.
A new international airport currently being constructed at Praya in central Lombok is expected to open in 2011. In conjunction with the opening of the new airport, a ring road has also been planned which will eventually connect the new airport to Sekotong and Sengigi. It is hoped that one day soon, many international carriers will fly to Lombok direct , making it convenient for travellers to visit this beautiful island.
|Address||:||Dusun Pandanan, Desa Sekotong Barat, Kecamatan Sekotong, Kabupaten Lombok Barat, Indonesia|
|Phone||:||+62 (0) 81933136089|