Boni Beach: the ultimate getaway in Selong Belanak
This hidden gem, just beyond Selong Belanak, has absolutely everything we adore. Gorgeous rooms, delectable cuisine, incredibly friendly staff, and an ambiance you can only find in the enchanting Lombok. Beth and Dylan, the proud owners of Boni Beach, have truly created something extraordinary.
Boni Beach is a magnificent boutique hotel that boasts both comfort and luxury while maintaining the relaxed atmosphere we hold dear. It exudes a five-star experience where you can effortlessly dine in your flip-flops. Although they are The New Kid on the Block in Lombok, you’d never know it. They’ve only been open for a few months, but they’re already a big hit.
What sets Boni Beach apart is that luxury can also be affordable. Room rates start at just 75 euros per night. So, what are you waiting for? Book here!
It’s in the details!
Upon arrival, you’ll be captivated. Everything, from the exquisite organic marble coffee tables to the elegant coffee cups and even the unique architecture of the building, has been carefully chosen. Every detail is spot on. The interior exudes warmth and light with a touch of local charm. It feels like it’s straight out of a chic interior magazine. Dylan reveals that Beth’s secret lies in finding the perfect balance. They’ve also primarily collaborated with local businesses and used materials from the area, giving the interior a modern look with a unique Lombok twist.
There are ample seating options both downstairs and upstairs, allowing you to relax with a drink, unwind, or even catch up on work.
“Sleep tight” is an understatement at Boni Beach! All rooms feature incredibly comfortable beds with pillows we seriously considered smuggling home (don’t worry we dind’t). It might sound a bit much, but believe us, it’s not. There are few places on this planet where we’ve slept as blissfully as at Boni Beach. And it’s not just the beds; the rooms themselves are true gems. They offer plenty of space, and the outdoor bathrooms are a feast for the eyes.
Of course, everything has been thought of. The rooms are equipped with a minibar (with CRAFT beer – yes, you’ve got our attention), coffee and tea, a cozy sitting area, luxurious shampoos, drinking water, towels, and much more.
Boni Beach offers three different room options: poolside rooms, bungalows, and deluxe bungalows. The poolside rooms are located on the first floor and provide a beautiful view of the pool and the enchanting surroundings. The bungalow rooms are slightly more spacious and are situated on the ground floor with a terrace overlooking the pool. And then there are the four Deluxe Bungalows, where you have your very own private pool. Yes, you read that right – YOUR OWN POOL!
And then you have the crème de la crème, the icing on the cake, the hotel’s showpiece: THE VILLA!
The Most Beautiful Villa in Selong Belanak
As we wake up early in the morning in our private villa with a massive private pool, we realize that we’re living the good life. We’ve had the privilege of staying in many beautiful places, but this one truly surpasses them all. Not just because it’s a villa but because it’s a Boni Beach villa! That means every detail has been meticulously thought through, and the interior is just amazing.
The villa has its own entrance that leads to a lush green garden with your private pool as the centerpiece. The living room and three of the four bedrooms open to the garden, allowing you to literally roll from your bed into the pool. The living room features a massive kitchen with a stunning marble countertop – it’s a delight! There’s also a spacious dining area where you can all sit comfortably, as well as a cozy seating area with a large TV. Outside, you’ll find numerous seating areas and loungers. In short, you’ll never want to leave.
The villa accommodates up to 8 people and boasts four bedrooms, three bathrooms (two of which have outdoor baths), a spacious living room with a kitchen, a private pool, a seating area, and various nooks to savor your moments.
Tip: If you’re traveling with a group of friends or with your family, it’s always a good idea to consider renting a villa. In the end, you’ll get more value for the same amount you would spend on separate rooms.
So, if you’re not staying here (which we can’t fathom), we highly recommend stopping by for a meal! Our recommendations include tofu scrambled toast, ginger salad, bao buns, Indonesian Barbecue, and all the pasta dishes!
Discover the REAL Lombok!
Boni Beach is located just beyond Selong Belanak on Sarangan Beach. Selong Belanak is one of Lombok’s most delightful beaches for a day in the sun. The water is crystal clear, the sandy shore is gorgeous, and it’s perfect for your first surf lesson, with plenty of beachside cafes to explore. Sarangan is another beautiful and tranquil beach, beloved by experienced surfers but still relatively undiscovered. Swimming can be a bit tricky due to the coral, but it’s an ideal spot to wind down and savor the sunset.
While everyone knows how to find Kuta Lombok, Selong Belanak is still a hidden gem that’s been gaining popularity over the past few years. And for a good reason. The surroundings are breathtaking, with countless stunning beaches and pristine nature. Even during the dry season, it’s a sight to behold, not to mention when everything is in full bloom. In our opinion, it’s one of the most beautiful places in Lombok and our favorite. It’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Kuta, yet still enjoy beautiful beaches and hip hotspots in Selong Belanak.
Here are a few suggestions for things to do when you’re at Boni Beach:
- Take your first surf lesson at Selong Belanak.
- Enjoy a beach day at Selong Belanak.
- Wrap up the day with a sunset beer at Sarangan.
- Pay a visit to the beautiful Mawi Beach.
- Explore more of the area by taking a scooter ride to Desert Point (a 2-hour drive) and watch the real surfers in action.
- ok the Secret Gili trip (a fantastic recommendation)!
The Boni Beach Team
A big thank you to the entire team at Boni Beach! Beth and Dylan haven’t just created a fantastic place for themselves and their guests, but also for their staff. So, as a final note, we want to give a big shout-out to the Boni Beach team. And for you, the one reading this article: if you haven’t already booked, hurry over to their website, because next year, this place is guaranteed to be fully booked!