Planning to Have Some Workation in Lombok? Here Are 7 Tips For You!


In the last couple of months, productivity has been a thing that people seek the most, especially for the digital nomads who are having their workload doubled. Those who currently reside in Indonesia might want to try going to Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara for a workation, as there are two places in the region that offer a relaxing tropical atmosphere and proper internet connection for you to open your laptop and finish everything before the deadline comes: Kuta Mandalika and Gili Trawangan.

If you’re planning to do some workcation in Lombok, we have some tips on how to greatly increase your productivity while making the most of the benefits of being a digital nomad.


1 | Identify your job and determine what sparks your productivity

a beach bar in Gili Trawangan

Believe it or not, who you are and what you are working on define everything you’re going to need in this workation trip. Are you a remote software developer? A lively place like Gili Trawangan that offers a complete package of luxury to relieve your stress might be a good idea. Are you a writer? A serene and quiet place like Kuta Mandalika would be perfect for you. Whoever you are, learn about yourself and what kind of place inspires you before you decide where to have a workcation in Lombok. Make bullet points of what boost your productivity and what can be obstacles for them. This will make you realize which place you should go to in Lombok and, therefore, make the best out of your workcation.


2 | Find the best place to stay

After deciding where to go, the next step is of course finding the best place to stay. If you’re planning to visit Kuta Mandalika, we suggest you stay in Jivana Resort Lombok. It’s a new boutique resort that is situated near the heart of Kuta Mandalika that presents itself as an oasis of tranquility. It’s a great place for those who seek quietness and peace as a supplement to productivity. When you’re starting to feel a little bit weary, you can chill by sitting at the side of the koi pond or getting a spa relaxation with the best service you can get in Lombok.

Otherwise, you can stay in Santorini Beach Resort if Gili Trawangan is the one you choose for your workation. It is also a new resort opened in August 2018 and is inspired by the white-blue color combination from the houses in Santorini, Greece. The best thing about this resort is it has the best sunset viewing spot in Gili Trawangan. Therefore, you can end your work by seeing the sunset while chilling without even leaving your resort.


Address: Jl. Raya Kuta, Kuta, Pujut, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, 83573
Phone: 0853-3316-6838



Address: Jl. Pantai Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, 83352
Phone: (0370) 6199639


3 | Set your priorities and daily targets

working in front of swimming pool

The biggest temptation of being a digital nomad is, without a doubt, plentiful distractions that will appear in front of you while you are working. Certainly, you can do better than just letting those things be an obstacle in finishing your deadline. One easy way to prepare yourself for fighting the temptation is by setting your priorities straight. Make daily targets, write them on a sticky note, and place it on your laptop edge. That way, if somehow something distracts you from working, you can be reminded to finish your workload first when you look back at your screen. Make yourself the best work and travel companion and you will always be freed from any unwanted mistakes.


4 | Join a digital nomad community

You got to admit that working alone is tough, even when you have made yourself the best workation companion. The best way to overcome this problem is by befriending other digital nomads in the area, and there is no place better in meeting them than in co-working spaces.

If you’re staying in Kuta Mandalika, you can try to visit South Lombok Cowork. It is being highlighted as the first co-working space on the island. All of the proper co-working space facilities are available here, including meeting rooms, hangout spots, and fast internet speed. Furthermore, its beachfront location and properly air-conditioned office will make you comfortable working and sharing knowledge with other digital nomads there.

If you’re visiting Gili Trawangan, you can go to Salon de Nomad. It has the fastest internet speed in Gili Trawangan and is situated in a strategic place.

There is also a communal room for remote-workers, an outdoor lounge, and a complex area with four lodgings for short and long-term guests who have not been familiar with Gili Island yet. It’s a perfect place to build your connection and increase your productivity at once.


Address: Jl. Pariwisata Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Pujut, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, 83573



Address: Jl. Sunset Road, Gili Indah, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara 83352
Phone: 0813-5350-7713


5 | Spare some time to learn the local language

national tourist hanging out with local natives

While you’re in Lombok, why don’t you spend some of your spare time learning the Indonesian language? Since you’re going to get used to its warm and welcoming tropical atmosphere, it will be a great advantage if you can mingle with the locals and learn a thing or two from them. No worries, you don’t have to go to an offline class routinely because you can just take an online course in IALF Bali. The institution has years of experience delivering online courses by combining video tutorials and online study platforms.

Their learning model is relevant especially for a self-motivated person who wants to improve their Indonesian language skills but is unable to attend physical classes. Anyone can study from the comfort of their own place and schedule lesson sessions as needed. For more information, you can visit the website directly at


6 | Enjoy some leisure in between

Believe it or not, some digital nomads also have a peculiar problem: they often forget how to have fun. Those who are workaholics tend to find pleasure and adrenaline by working overtime yet they seem to have lost the purpose of doing workcation: to find a balanced work-holiday session, to seek productivity and vacation at once. Therefore, have some fun. Go to the best restaurant around you and have some awesome meals.

Are you visiting Kuta Mandalika? If yes, then we recommend you visit KRNK Bar & Restaurant. It is a great place to eat, especially for those who are looking for vegetarian foods or simply to just drink coffee and cocktails. They are also known for having the best service among many restaurants in Kuta Mandalika and strictly comply with the Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) protocol during the pandemic.

If you’d rather choose Gili Trawangan to stay, then Coffee and Thyme is the best place to go. Situated near the Beach Wind, it offers a cozy place for you to chill while making some friends with other digital nomads. A great range of affordable Western menu is also available to satisfy your belly.


Address: Jl. Raya Kuta No. 5a Kuta, Kuta Lombok, Pujut, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara 83573
Phone: 0853-3761-5945
Instagram: krnk-lombok



Address: Jl. Pantai Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, 83352
Phone:  0857-1051-8178
Instagram: coffeeandthyme


7 | Explore the hidden gems around your areas

The best thing about doing a workcation in Lombok is that adventure is just as close as a stone-throw distance. Therefore, it would be nice to make time to discover the hidden gems around your areas to find some fascinating stories to share through your social media during your workation.

a view of a remote rocky beach in Lombok

Those who are planning to visit Kuta Mandalika can explore Bangkang Prabu Cave, also known as Lombok Bat Cave. The place is only a 10-minute drive away from Kuta Mandalika so you can rent a scooter to get there. It looks mysterious from the outside but once you get inside, you will be rewarded with a stunning view of sunrise that beamed down into the cave. To find the best of its sunbeam, you need to go here at around 12 PM. Take as many pictures as possible and enjoy the eerie atmosphere created by the sound of bats hanging above your head.

If you choose to have your workation in Gili Trawangan instead, the best place for you to explore around the area is of course Gili Meno. It’s a neighboring island east of Gili Trawangan and offers more peaceful surroundings, which is suitable for laying down and having the best chilling time when you’re not working. If you’re looking for some underwater activities, snorkeling and diving are also available here.


Workcation can be a solutive way to increase your productivity and relieve some stress if you’re doing it right. We hope these tips from us can help you maximize your workation in Lombok as a digital nomad. Don’t forget to always be a responsible traveler by always wearing a face mask in public, social distancing, and washing your hands frequently to keep yourself from unwanted risk. Stay safe, stay productive, and stay sane.