Sometimes you just need a vacation place where you can totally relax and re-charge. This Chinese New Year break saw us doing just that at the lovely Qunci Villas located on Mangsit Beach, very close to Senggigi in Lombok, Indonesia.
Lombok is the so called "little sister" to the Indonesian island of Bali. In fact, from our spot on the sun lounger, we could just about see the outline of Bali across the Bali Sea. Much quieter and less touristy than Bali, Lombok was the perfect choice for five days of total rest and relaxation.
Of course there is plenty to do if you so choose. The Gili Islands for example are a short boat 45 minute boat ride from the Hotel, we saw the outrigger style boats heading off daily from Mangsit Beach.
For those wondering if this is a "kid friendly" resort, we did see families during our stay. There are no kid facilities as such, water slides, playgrounds etc. Some of the older kids we saw had a great time surfing in the ocean, fairly gentle waves but a safe entry from the black sandy beach in front of the resort. Other than that it is just the pool.
We found the food to be really good, lots of food choices, western and asian on offer. The wait staff were certainly super helpful and friendly and we really enjoyed the service. The prices were also pretty good, considering you are in a boutique resort. Then again, having experienced food and drink prices in Singapore, nothing can be as bad in comparison. The only thing I missed was a room service menu in the room, or even a booklet showing the menus of the restaurants. You could however just either call the restaurant to place an order, or as I did one evening (hubby not feeling so well), popped to the restaurant, ordered and they delivered to the room.
During our stay, there were also a couple of "themed dining" evenings, but you can just dine from the regular menu if these evenings are not your thing.
I am very excited about the artistic ambiance we have created at Qunci Villas. The magnificent design reflects and honors its tropical location – a sunny beach on Lombok Island, Indonesia. But it is the depth of the complementary art forms that makes a trip to our island – and Qunci Villas – such a uniquely inspirational experience. SCOTT COFFEY Owner, Qunci Villas
The name Qunci comes from the Indonesian word kunci, which means “key”. Everything at Qunci has been Q’ed: Qing, Queen, Qozy, Quali, Quah, NooQ … All part of the distinctive Q signature.
Courtesy of Qunci Villas
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