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Nov 2016 – Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort in Lombok, Indonesia

We flew to Indonesia through Hong Kong after the fun trip to southern Africa. During our visit in Indonesia, we had the opportunity to visit the beautiful island of Lombok. While it is not as popular as Bali, or as conducive to parties as the Gili islands, Lombok has a more subtle charm the can be appreciated at a slower pace. During our visit, we spent two nights at the Sheraton Beach Resort using only 3000 points per night. This could have cost us up to $150 per night, but instead the points covered everything.

Gorgeous Sheraton Hotel room and the view from the balcony of the room.

Some important things to note about this pricing: 3000 points per night is the special rate for Category 2 hotels booked over a weekend. During weekdays, the price with points is 4000. Also, SPG has since adjusted their award chart, and now the same hotel is a Category 3, and costs 7000 points per night. So looking back at our stay in late 2016, we really did get a good deal.

The hotel was very nice, and the grounds were very well kept. We were welcomed by the staff, and made to feel at home during our stay. The bed was very comfortable after a long trip to arrive at there, and the amenities were standard for Sheratons. The bathroom did show some signs of use, and the hotel itself was not new, but the location and the pure feeling of being at an ocean paradise easily made up for it.

During our visit in November, there were not as many guests staying at the hotel or in Senggigi. So there was a lot of space to stretch out on the private beach in front of the hotel. They offered complimentary beach chairs with umbrellas which offered great views of the sunset. There was also a large swimming pool that had a pool side bar and plenty of room to swim. The restaurant served good local and western too, and had live music the evening we dined there.

Quiet Senggigi Beach at Sheraton Hotel. This is not the best beautiful ocean, but very nice place to relax!

Hotel Pool

Beautiful sunset at Senggigi Beach.

Overall, it is a very nice hotel and was a great deal at 3000 points a night. Our visit to Senggigi allowed us to experience a more laid back atmosphere, and beautiful surroundings. Although the price of the hotel has increased, it may still be worth visiting.