TIPSEA TURTLE LOMBOK
tipsea turtle LOMBOK
Reconstructed and refreshed following the August 2018 earthquake, Tipsea Turtle Lombok is one of the only hostels in the north of the island.
how to get here
how to get here
tipsea turtle lombok
We have 24 hour reception and security in one of the outside relaxing areas, so you can check in any time 🙂
We have 3 shared mixed dorms, 1 female dorm and 2 private en-suit rooms.
Every bed in every rooms has its own universal wall socket. The capsule dorms also have an in wall reading light and curtains to ensure maximum privacy.
We have a swimming pool, a bar and a cafe, an expansive outside area with comfirtable beanbags and pillows.
We’ve tried to equip Tipsea Turtle with anything you might need for perfect holidays, whether explorative and adventurious or relaxing and chilled:
activities & trips
If you are coming to Lombok from Bali, you could either arrive by boat or catch a plane.
COMING BY BOAT
We organize speed boat transportation from Bali to the Gili Islands and Lombok. The price of 300.000 IDR/one-way includes a pick-up service from main tourist hubs in Bali.
Alternatively, you could book speeb boat tickets independently through gilitickets.com and gilibookings.com.
COMING BY PLANE
If you dont wish to travel by boat, the alternative is to catch a direct flight to Lombok from Bali. There are about 10 flight a day, and the journey takes only 25 mins with the price ranging in the diapason of 200.000 IDR – 600.000 IDR.
from the gilis
Getting to Lombok from the Gili Islands is even easier!
You could either take a boat from the public harbour for 15.000 IDR/person one-way (no fixed schedule) and organize on-land transporation (around 30.000 IDR/1-4 people) OR catch a private Tipsea Turtle Lombok directly to the Tipsea Turtle Lombok – 50.000 IDR/person.
Lombok has attracted lots of internation attention recently, and at the moment is presenting one of the most rapidly growing tourist destinations in Indonesia. At the same time, only a few have accurate expectations and are filled with very much controversial information. Therefore, you might wonder “What should I expect and is it worth risking exploring this relatively new destination?”
Lombok is often touted as “the next Bali” or “unpoilt Bali”, and you might hear some locals saying “Everything you find in Bali, you will find in Lombok but what you find in Lombok you won’t find anywhere else”. We very much agree with this statement.
If you rent a scooter and drive further north from Tipsea Turtle, we can guarantee you will be astonished by the natural scenes and the quietness of the roads. While some scenes might be reminding you of the picturesque Instagram locations in Bali, the amount of traffic is much less heavier. With huge government investment into infrastructure, the roads are surprisingly GOOD, and due the mountanius shape of the island most of them are laid through beaches which leaves you with magnificent views.
One thing is definite – exploring THE NORTH on a scooter won’t leave you disappointed!
While the North scenes mostly consist of rice terraces, palm plantations, mountanious views and forests, the South is the hotspot for surfers and have some of the finest Indonesian beaches. To get the most of the trip it’s best to be able to drive a scooter.
RISKS TO METIGATE
As we want you to have an incredible experience, we want you to be warned about things that might dissapoint you:
– As Lombok is still largely untouristy, some places might have a limited variety of food. You will always find rice with vegetables and chicken but it might be hard to find Italian pizza with American burgers 🙂
– Lombok is a muslim island and in some parts mosquitoes can be pretty loud. It’s good to have earplugs in your travel kit and be psychologically prepared
– As in many undeveloped countries, you might be approached in harbours and airports. It’s good to have transport arranged in advance to make sure you pay a fair price and reduce the travel stress. Please contact us if you need any help.
Lombok is a very safe place with incredibly nice people. Please get in touch with us if you have any question about the island or if you need any organizational help. It’s become our home and we’d love to help!