We stayed at Novotel Lombok, in Kuta (yes it shares the same name with the famous beach in Bali), on the southern of the island. Being faraway from the city and right on the most serene beach, it's the perfect place for a tropical honeymoon or getaway. The hotel has its beautiful private beach, yet we wander outside the premises and still found the surrounding beach (and hills!)beautiful and clean.
This is my first glimpse at the beach when we arrived on a cloudy evening.
Told ya the view is beautiful.
In the evening we enjoyed the sunset and a walk on the ocean floor when the tide is out. At night we could see the night sky's glittering with stars.. a breathtaking view that I couldn't capture well with my cam, sorry.
I love how the tropical Sasak (Lombok native) traditional architecture adapted to the resort.
Now just looking at these pictures make me longing for more. It was relaxing and refreshing indeed. You could easily opt for more adventurous activities like surfing and diving, but walking (I'm not sure whether it could be considered as climbing) the steep hills is enough edrenaline rush for me.