Heaven on the Planet is in beautiful Ekas Bay, south-east Lombok, on 17 hectares above the golden sand cliffs and beaches. It is an eco-friendly resort that utilises the natural ocean breezes rather than air-conditioning.
Inside Ekas is best known as a left and right hand peak which breaks in medium and large swells.
Outside Ekas, a solid left break, is best on high tide in large swells when a very long, heavy wave peels over 400-500 m down the reef and barrels in sections.
Heaven on the Planet is in beautiful Ekas Bay, south-east Lombok, on 17 hectares above the golden sand cliffs and beaches. They are only 30-40 minutes by road from the international airport. The road journey passes through the magnificent scenery of Lombok. Alternatively, if you are spending some time in Bali, you can journey across by boat.
Heaven is made for leisure. Read a book, swim in the pool, stroll on the beach or relax in the restaurant. Their grass-topped barugaq has "DVD's by the pool" - comfy cushions, plus food service if you want. Heaven is an Eco-friendly resort, so utilises the natural ocean breezes rather than air-conditioning. They have electricity, but the generators are turned off at night.
Heaven's beach is a secluded, white sand treasure for sunbathing or swimming in the pure, warm tropical waters. You can laze on the beach, snorkel out to the branching coral reefs, scuba dive from the shore or paddle out to the surf.
They have walking tracks, with unsurpassed coastal views, that lead you through coastal cliffs, shady forest and hidden glades. One favourite is the Lost Valley filled with srikayas (in season), one of nature's most delicious fruits.
A genuine traditional Lombok village is immediately behind the property. Only a short walk away, the local people will welcome you into their village. Teens seek out Lombok's only skateboard bowl, plus mountain biking, basketball, volleyball and javelin. More energetic guests can rent a boat, diving gear, surfboards, motorbikes, snorkel/masks or skateboards.
Surf, Kite or SUP
If you want surf, kite or SUP in a beautiful, remote location, both safe and difficult waves, on a range of different breaks, then Heaven on the Planet is ideal. With everything in one unspoiled location, Heaven on the Planet is the perfect place for surfers, SUP, kite surfers and divers. Using an outrigger surf boat, motor bikes or a car, you can easily get to Inside and Outside Ekas, the nearby Southern Reefs, or the many other breaks in Lombok and West Sumbawa. It’s only a 20 minute pleasant walk between the two main breaks.
There are limited numbers staying at the surf resort, so you won’t get there to find all the breaks crowded. This means you feel like you own the break and you can’t imagine how good this feels.
Your accommodation at Heaven on the Planet overlooks all of the breaks at Inside Ekas. Just paddle, walk at low tide or take the boat at high tide. Check out both Inside and Outside Ekas with their boat … the classic Indo surfing experience.
They have several stand-up paddle boards (SUP) available complimentary to all package guests.
A range of room types are offered to suit a variety of needs, but rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so the best room types are offered to those who book early.
There are 15 chalets and villas built with local materials to create a comfortable yet traditional feel.
The "Big House", Jati, sits high on the cliff top and overlooks spectacular Ekas Bay. Jati has a separate lounge room. Furnishing includes marble floors, luxury Queen size bed, ornately carved wardrobe and drawers, and two large day bed sofas. There is also a television and DVD player. The bathroom is conveniently annexed to the bedroom and comprises the usual shower, toilet and hand basin. There is an expansive deck overlooking the bay - this is accessible from your bedroom as well as the living room where you have a sun lounger and rocking chair with outdoor dining table and chairs.
'Komodo' is a 3-bedroom villa recently built in a valley above Heaven’s beach.
The Cliff-top Chalets also have the magical cliff top views and private bathroom/toilet facilities. They are a smaller version of the big house.
Slightly more expensive is the 2-storey villa 'Villa Surf' which sits on the headland immediately above Inside Ekas surf break with views of both surf breaks, the Rinjani Volcano, the entrance to the Bay and Ekas village. Villa Surf has its own “infinity” plunge pool and bush trail to the surf breaks.
You dine above Ekas Bay in the cliff top restaurant. Sunset is very special, with the last views of the surf, and the majestic Rinjani volcano dominating the red skyline. Their 4-star chef prepares both western and local foods from the menu or banquet style, with a touch of Lombok spice if you want. His specialty is fresh seafood, cooked over the natural BBQ. Genuinely local foods are available also … including grasshopper (in season).
On the golden sands of Heaven's Beach, the warung restaurant serves meals, snacks, sates and drinks. Room service is also available.
They have free WiFi in the restaurant only.
Surf & Other Activities
Inside Ekas is best known as a left and right hand peak (see the Indo Surfing Guide) which breaks in medium and large swells. The right is a high quality wave, particularly on low tide, suitable for advanced surfers. The left winds down the reef at high tide, a softer wave ideal for the less experienced surfer who wants a classic long ride. Both short and long boards are suitable on the left. The ride is longer at Ekas, but the left wave is like the well-known Gerupuk peak, which has attracted many surfers from all over the world, particularly Japanese visitors.
Also, in front of the property, are beginner-friendly waves. The left and right “sand bar” peak is ideal for learning to surf. They provide surfboards and surf lessons. Directly in front of the property, a classic wave winds down the reef on moderate swells making an easy left for longboarders or beginners.
Outside Ekas, a solid left break, is best on high tide in large swells when a very long, heavy wave peels over 400-500 m down the reef and barrels in sections. The square take-off jacks up into a thick lip, over deep reef. Outsides also works when the swell is smaller, particularly around mid tide … a bit peaky at times, but still heaps of fun with some power in the waves.
The nearby Southern Reefs are really good in the wet season, or early mornings before the wind comes up in the dry. These reefs face straight into the swell and so they break nearly all the time. Hollow left and right peaks break in small swells. In large swells, one newly discovered hollow right winds over 800 m down the reef on the open coast.
In 2019, they now have over 50 surfboards and Stand Up Paddle boards, with a board to suit all occasions. Use of these is all inclusive with the Platinum Package. In 2019, HOTP will be running 2 boats covering a shuttle service to the breaks, snorkel trips, and trips to Ekas fishing village.
Other Activities and Facilities
- A cliff-top restaurant serving tasty food with amazing views.
- A brand new air-conditioned movie room with cinema seats so you can watch your favourite movies or watch big sports fixtures by satellite.
- Well-stocked bar – cocktails available.
- Business centre (air conditioned if required). If you have your own phone they can provide local SIM card or access to their own mobile phones.
- Internet and email can be unreliable, but SMS or text messaging is always available.
- Boat and vehicle.
- Diving and snorkeling equipment – with qualified instruction.
- Surfboards and bodyboards – with optional surfing lessons.
- Motor bikes.
- Swimming pool – unfortunately, sometimes under repair.
- Lombok’s only skateboard bowl.
- Basketball hoop and volleyball court.
- Satellite television and VCD player.
- DVD movies (bring your own or watch theirs).
- Toko shop – with essential items plus handicrafts from the local village.
- Room service and clothes washing.
- Tour services.
Their 18m outrigger boat is ideal for getting around in the warm tropical waters of Lombok, or reaching the nearby surf breaks and dive sites. You can also go night fishing off shore.
|10 nights||Bantan / Grouper Room||Package||NZ$1,513||Per person||01 Apr-01 Nov|
|10 nights||Bantan / Grouper Room||Package||NZ$1,459||Per person||01 Mar-01 Apr, 01 Nov-01 Dec|
|10 nights||Bantan / Grouper Room||Package||NZ$1,405||Per person||01 Dec-01 Mar|
|10 nights||Ocean View Villa||Package||NZ$1,837||Per person||01 Apr-01 Nov|
|10 nights||Ocean View Villa||Package||NZ$1,729||Per person||01 Mar-01 Apr, 01 Nov-01 Dec|
|10 nights||Ocean View Villa||Package||NZ$1,621||Per person||01 Dec-01 Mar|
|10 nights||Surf Villa||Package||NZ$2,431||Per person||01 Apr-01 Nov|
|10 nights||Surf Villa||Package||NZ$2,053||Per person||01 Mar-01 Apr, 01 Nov-01 Dec|
|10 nights||Surf Villa||Package||NZ$2,053||Per person||01 Dec-01 Mar|
- Prices above are per person prices, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
- These prices already include a 10-night stay discount.
- These are example packages. Package duration can be adjusted to cater for your individual requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
- Please click "Enquire Online" to email us or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf travel specialists.
- Sole Occupancy is possible, but may require a surcharge of 50% during busy periods. Please enquire to find out more.
- Please note that if you arrive after 8pm or depart before 7am, there is an extra charge of $20 per car per direction for the airport transfers.
Inclusions - Platinum Package:
- Your own private accommodation in one of the individually-designed surf view villas and garden rooms.
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner with unlimited selections from the extensive menu with vegetarian and vegan options.
- Genuine welcome drink from the café, including cocktails.
- 45-minute full-body massages every second day.
- Internet in the restaurant.
- Satellite television in the Games Room.
- TV for watching DVD’s in your room.
- Indonesian government taxes and Service Charge.
- Room service.
- Drinking water in the rooms.
- Complimentary self-service tea and coffee.
- Boat travel to surf breaks within Ekas Bay.
- Snorkelling around the nearby beach and reefs (equipment provided).
- Snorkelling boat to the Ekas Bay coral garden.
- Tours of the fishing village.
- A full range of Surfboards (from 5 ft 8 inch to 10 ft including soft-top Mals for beginners).
- A full range of Stand-up Paddle boards (SUPs), kayaks and paddle skis.
- Mountain bikes.
- Table tennis.
- Skateboard ramp and skateboard.
- Guided walks to the local village and surrounds.
- Forest walks and nature tours.
Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.
Other Surf Experiences
Hendrik van der Westhuizen (September 2017),
Surf was great, accommodation up to expectations and the service in the restaurant was a hoot!
Zac , July 2017
We had an amazing trip, and got very lucky with the waves.My brother and I will definitely be booking through you guys again, only we won't leave it till the last minute next time around!
Steven Byrne,July 2017
Just wanted to say thanks for your work on our trip. It went very well and HOT Planet is an amazing location. Great surf (3-8' across the week at Insides), great people (locals, staff and other visitors) and a range of things to do and enjoy. The laid back, friendly atmosphere lends itself to a pleasant 'vibe' with numerous international guests as well.
Mark Minett (April 2017)
I'd love to rave about HOTP but if I choose to go back next year, I don't wish to create even more bods in the surf or be crowded out in the resort. It was just nice as it was on the shoulder season.
Rebecca (August 2016)
Thank you so much for your message wishing us on our way and to your team for planning the most amazing holiday!
I don't think we are your typical 'surfer' customers as we are very novice ... and we asked Charlie to plan our honeymoon.
We loved every second of the trip! Planet on Heaven in Lombok certainly is something special and we knew from the moment we walked in that we would leave a piece of our hearts there.
We surfed the beautifully serene reef break every day (at least twice a day) and were totally blown away by how easy it was to ride even on the big days!
There is something about the spot that is totally magical and one of the most friendly breaks I've ever been on. From the first day we were being encouraged while surfing, laughing and sharing meals with the other guests from Planet - we've left with some incredible friends and unforgettable memories.
Matt (October 2015)
Dear Glen, I had a great surf trip! Thanks for asking. Sri Lanka was as beautiful and tropical as ever, and I really enjoyed my time at HOP Lombok as well! That was a great wave for me at Inside Ekas at that stage in my surfing development. The swell was down for some of the time I was there but I also had a handful of really good sessions and a few that pushed me just enough to feel some progress. Over all HOP was the right choice for me! One of the high lights was going inland one of the days to the water falls ( must be a national park ) don't know the name.... And also going to a local " stick fight " match. Have you ever seen one of those? I'm told they only do it in Lombok. Shit was crazy! 🙂 I will keep the Perfect Wave in mind when my $$$ in my bank is back to snuff and I'm ready for my next trip. Thanks again:).
Amanda (July 2015)
Heaven on the Planet exceeded our expectations. Beautiful, unspoilt surroundings with nature at your door. A walk down the cliff in front of our villa to the inner Ekas break was perfect for early morning surf and sunset surf. Guys in the surf shop helpful and a range of boards to choose from and would take us out to the break. Surf 3-4 feet every day we were there.Stunning views over deserted beaches and twinkling azure waters. Staff friendly and helpful and food produced quickly for hungry teenagers! Relaxing massages. We'll be back!
Karen (July 2015)
Sylvia, it was fantastic especially Lombok. We had a ball and my boys had the best surf they have ever had, surfing three hours in the morning and two in the late afternoons every day. The resort is amazing and the staff there were fantastic, I just hope it doesn't get too big and spoil what it has there. It definitely lives up to its name of Heaven. Moira and Kerry were away at the time so Zen and a lady by the name of Jane were running it, they gave 110% in looking after all their guests needs. The coral gardens were brilliant for snorkelling and I had a ball with the other ladies going on the kyaks and stand up boards round to lovely bays where we could swim and snorkel. The fishing village was also amazing. The food was great there.
Rik (June 2015)
There is nothing, but positive praise for The Perfect Wave crew. Thankyou for taking care of everything. Looking forward to the next perfect wave trip.
Lisa (March 2015)
My husband and I went on a really last minute holiday to Indonesia in March 2015. I called the perfect wave, and our consultant Charlie was very helpful. We had a few things we really wanted- an all included trip, mellow long-board type waves (empty ideally!), massages and good food for our timeframe and budget. Charlie was really knowledgable- about waves all around Indo, the South Pacific, Maldives and the Weather and crowd numbers we could expect in March at each place. He gave us several options and was able to get a great package together for Lombok and Nusa Lemongan for 10 days (with flights). The places he picked were in awesome locations (both a shirt walk to the breaks) with the great food and the massages we wanted. The package was totally adapted for us (or if it wasn't it seemed to be!). We usually trudge through trip advisor and do hours upon hours of research for our holidays, but I feel like even if we had done that- Charlie's knowledge on what would be best for US really would have been hard to beat. I also doubt we could actually get it any cheaper if we had done all the legwork ourselves! I'm glad we trusted in the Perfect Wave, and thanks for one of the best holidays we've ever had.
Adam (March 2015)
A beautiful piece of paradise away from all the hustle and bustle, leaving you too do what ever you feel, surf, read a book, chase a monkey, eat and drink with new found friends.
Shhhh don't tell anyone...
Sam (September 2014)
Everything went perfectly, from flights to transfers and accommodation it all was as planned. Would recommend to anyone planning a surfing trip.
I LOVED HEAVEN ON THE PLANET RESORT in Lombok Bali. As a beginning surfer, I could not have asked for a more heavenly place to get mesmerised and immersed by surfing the gorgeous waves, relaxing in nature, and meeting the wonderful people there. I can't thank you enough! Cheers - Max Tersch
Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Kim was excellent - I joined the group late and she was able to quickly turn around my booking after some initial confusion as to availability. It goes without saying that HOTP was an awesome fist up destination for a father son trip. Advice re using Garuda was great re transporting boards and better service and comfort.When my insurance didn't come through she quickly turned it around which was lucky as I lost a board and made a claim, she talked me through the process with QBE whilst I was still in Lombok. Great to have such attentive service. Greatly appreciated all the info and detail and small touches like Bon voyage and welcome back emails! I would recommend The Perfect Wave to anyone looking to do a trip whether your first or any subsequent. We will defiantly be going away again and calling TPW for advice and their great service.
Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014
Heaven on the Planet lived up to its name (stunning location) and we had an awesome time. It was exactly what we needed. Super chilled and amazing surf on the two reef breaks. Having the boat trips included in the package was great as it took us out to both breaks at high tide to save us the walk/paddle. We were really pleased with the whole experience and hope to be able to run away again soon.
Experience Begun: April 2013
Created on: Tuesday 21 May 2013
We have very fond memories of Heaven on the Planet which was a fantastic end to our three week stay in Lombok. We booked ourselves in for 8 days so our son could surf and he certainly did a lot of that! The owners and staff are friendly and welcoming and the guests, the majority of whom were there for the surf, were a delight. They were a warm, funny and hugely entertaining bunch of people who made breakfast, lunch and dinner social occasions that we looked forward to. Even though my husband and I don't surf, we went snorkeling, we paddle-boarded, we swam in the beautiful bay and we went out on the boat. The views are to die for. If you're looking for 5* accommodation you're going to be pretty disappointed because it's very basic but it's an Eco resort so that shouldn't come as a surprise The atmosphere and friendliness of the place more than compensates and you get to be up-close-and-personal with the wildlife. It was amazing to lie on the sun bed and watch large groups of monkeys walking across the beach in the afternoon or playing in the trees outside the huts and looking at their own reflections in the windows. The food was good and plentiful - sure, there were occasions when they ran out of dishes, you got something different to what you ordered or it took a while to come, but that was part and parcel of the charm of the place. We felt really relaxed there it felt homely and not like a hotel/resort at all. Definitely worth a visit.
Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Thursday 14 February 2013
We stayed here in February 2012 for a week and I personally found it to be an superb hotel. Kerry made us feel really at home and looked after us like his own sons. The staff here are so very kind and will do anything to help. Surf was unreal straight out the front and pretty uncrowded for such an excellent break. There is a certain romance about this place that cannot be put down in words. The place is not perfect but I would go back there without hesitation. Kerry is a really interesting man with many stories to tell and a love for people and life itself. If you are looking for a place to stay that you will remember forever - this is it.