Ocean Heaven - lombok

IDEAL FOR

Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Surf and Yoga

Longboarders
Stand-up Paddleboarding trip
Bodyboarders
All-Women's Surf Trips

Star Rating

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(2 REVIEWS)

Summary
Ocean Heaven has a beautiful white-sand beach, natural reef and pure ocean waters. Stunning coastal walks, surfing, cycling, yoga, snorkelling and diving are just some of the activities you can enjoy. The retreat's 5 private chalets are nestled above the beach, with surrounding hillsides as a backdrop. They offer you sea views, plenty of space and furnished in a traditional Lombok style, while keeping you cool and letting you rest in shade. A quality surf break, Outside Ekas, is a good left-hander that breaks close to the entrance of the channel that can break for up to 200 meters on the right day and it is just at your doorstep, directly in front of the Sanctuary … you paddle out from Ocean Heaven beach.
Quick Facts

    • secluded location
    • quality left on the doorstep
    • night surfing
    • several good waves in the bay
    • surf transfers up to Desert Point
    • infinity pool & spa
    • yoga, SUP, kitesurfing
    • excellent diving

Ocean Heaven is a cozy and comfortable surf resort nestled in Ekas Bay in Lombok, Indonesia, right next to and owned by the Heaven On The Planet resort. Surrounded by white sand beaches, coconut palms, tropical mountanous jungle and ocean that delivers top quality surf, it will let you forget about "real life" for the duration of your stay. You can enjoy sunset drinks, the rejuvenating spa, soaking in the pool and scoring endless waves. The full combination of the pure and tropical environment, smiling service, sports activities and pampering body treatments will send you home refreshed and your sense of harmony with the world will be rejuvenated.

THE RESORT

The retreat can be booked privately by groups or families for special occassions like weddings, parties or get-togethers. There is a restaurant, bar and other facilities and activities like yoga classes, Indonesian language courses, local craft training and the spa. In its 5 private chalets, the resort can accommodate up to 15 people, although 10 is recommended for the most comfortable stay. Because the owners are the same as Heaven on the Planet, you can be accommodated there as well.

THE CONCEPT 

A new genre of star hotel is emerging globally, known as “E-Tel”. These hotels are environmental and well serviced, in a fully natural setting. Good examples are the 5-star “Tents” in the Wildlife Parks in South Africa or the “Beach Huts” in the Maldives. They differ substantially from many beautiful star hotels that have enclosed A/C rooms and a sculpted artificial setting.

The designers of Ocean Heaven started with a natural backdrop of coconut palms, white sand beach and surf. There are many birds, butterflies, geckos and even a population of native monkeys which visit from time to time. The infinity pool with its natural marble terrace overlooks this vista and all the chalets have views of the sea and surrounding hillsides. The harmony of nature, the sounds of the birds and the backdrop of the surf can’t be put into words… you need to visit to fully appreciate the serenity.

When developing a concept for the property, the designers chose natural materials of wood, coconut, grass roof and marble. A decision was taken to use local village tradesman for much of the resort. The work was good, but not always precise, which provided a unique blend of nature and natural that gives the sanctuary a specific E-Tel charm.
Accommodation

Ocean Heaven has five beautiful chalets, set above the beach and on the hillsides surrounding the restaurant and reception. All have views of the sea.

The architect-designed chalets are new and spacious, made for coolness in the tropics with ventilating wooden shutters, insulating alang-alang (grass) roof and shaded decks. Furnishings are traditional Indonesian, with a European flair. Sunsets are bold and red from the wide terraces. They have Pool and Hillside Chalets, with easy access to the restaurant. Drink and meal service is available from the room.

Infinity Pool & Spa

The infinity pool (with poolside bar) has a beautiful white marble terrace which overlooks the beach, surf and restaurant.

Description of the rooms

Ocean Heaven has 6 rooms. The 5 package rooms are identical with a large terrace, beautiful timber construction, en-suite bathroom and grass roof. The rooms have timber shutters and windows to allow the breeze to flow through.

Rooms 1 and 2 are popular with guests who want to be near the beach, pool and restaurant. Rooms 3 and 4 are on the hilltop overlooking the bay and Resort. They are popular with couples wanting privacy, but there are 35 steps to be climbed and so guests with walking difficulties may prefer Room 1 or 2. Room 5 sits alone on the hillside with wonderful views of the surfbreak and Bay and is favoured by surfers who want the supreme view of the surfbreak, but there are some steps to the room.

Room 6 is normally reserved for non-package guests. Situated behind the restaurant and has forest and plantation views, it’s double-storey with the bedroom upstairs and the bathroom below.

Platinum package inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner with unlimited selections from our extensive menu, including vegetarian and vegan meals to complement our chef’s Western and Indonesian specialties
  • Return transfers to the Sanctuary from Lombok Airport and Kuta Lombok
  • Internet in the restaurant
  • Satellite television
  • Numerous DVD’s
  • Indonesian government taxes
  • Room service
  • Bottled drinking water in all rooms
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Laundry
  • Boat travel to surf breaks within Ekas Bay
  • One hour professional massages every second day
  • Snorkelling around our hotel beach and reefs (equipment provided)
  • Snorkelling boat trip to the Ekas Bay coral garden with tours of the fishing village
  • Boogie boards
  • Table tennis
  • 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
  • Excellent skateboard ramp (renovated and made larger this year)
  • Guided walks to the local village and surrounds
  • Windsurfers (from Beginners to Waveriding)
  • Guest-operated boat with motor
  • Night surfing under lights (dry season)
  • Forest walks and nature tours

Internet Connection

They have free WiFi in the restaurant only.

Surf & Other Activities

Surfing and other watersports

A quality surf break, Outside Ekas, is a good left-hander that breaks close to the entrance of the channel that can break for up to 200 meters on the right day and it is just at your doorstep, directly in front of the Sanctuary … you paddle out from Ocean Heaven Beach. Surfing is good all year, especially in the summer season (December to April) when winds are often calm.

And nearby “Inside Ekas” surf break can be reached by paddling over, or by using the free land shuttle or surf boat. You can even walk around the fringing reefs at low tide. This fun peaky wave, a left and right hander, works with a bigger swell, the left from mid to high tide and the right from mid to low tide, hollow and barrelling on inside section. Can get very good when the winds are light, maximum 8 foot.

These breaks are uncrowded most of the year, but to ensure that all guests get uncrowded time in the water, Heaven on the Planet and Ocean Heaven now offer the first night surfing under lights in Indonesia … solely for their guests in the early evening.

Kite surfing is excellent at the large reefs in the entrance to Ekas Bay and on the broad lagoons and fringing reefs nearby. The winds are best from April to September, as they get the same weather as the very popular kiting site at Lakey Peak in Sumbawa.

Yachting, skis and stand-up paddleboards are all available.

Restaurant & Bar

Their experienced and well-loved chef has created a menu with many local and international dishes, also catering for vegetarians and vegans. House specialties are fish, healthy fruit and vegetable salads, juices and homemade bread and dips. The fresh whole fish and the Tom Yum (giant prawn) soup are two of the favorites.

Bar service can be taken in the restaurant, on your terrace or even in the pool. The well-stocked bar has beer, wines, spirits and cocktails.

Heaven on the Planet

All facilities at nearby Heaven on the Planet can be used by the guests at Ocean Heaven. A complimentary shuttle service runs between the two hotels. The massage and spa centre offers traditional facials and Balinese full body massage with specialties such as warm stone massage to ease your aches and pains away. Spa menu has something for everyone and all products are sourced locally to complement the treatments and their commitment to provide you with the best possible wellness programmes. The aim is to offer a harmonizing antidote to any stress in your lifestyle.

Infinity Pool & Spa

The infinity pool (with poolside bar) has a beautiful white marble terrace which overlooks the beach, surf and restaurant

Yoga and Massage

The Sanctuary is untouched by modern pressures and is popular with couples wanting health and relaxation. The accommodation package includes 1 hour massages every second day.

Waterfall Volcano Tour

If you are feeling active, the waterfall tour on Mt. Rinjani Volcano is very popular. You stroll through a short mountain trail to have a refreshing dip under the waterfall surrounded by lush forest and jungle. Walks further into the forest in the Rinjani National Park are beautiful.

World Class Scuba Diving

“H.O.T.Planet Scuba” has opened up one of the most beautiful dive regions in the world. These virgin diving locations in South-east Lombok are found where no other company has been! HOTPlanet Scuba with Heaven on the Planet and Ocean Heaven will show you a myriad of underwater wonders in the pristine seas of South-east Lombok.

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Reviews

Darren (September 2014)
Lombok - inside Ekas was a sensational surf break with plenty of right & lefts. The staff & food were faultless & the weather was amazing. I truly memorable holiday, without stress or issues.

Jantine

I stayed at Ocean Heaven for a week in September 2011 and would have loved to stay longer. I liked it from the start, the ride from Bangsal to this remote place was very beautiful and the views on arrival were just breathtaking! The resort & accommodation is beautiful & stylish decorated, the staff extremely friendly, helpful and nice, the food very good & the surroundings just wonderful. Liked it a lot to relax in this little paradise! Swimming, reading, watching the sunset, drinking fresh juices ... Wish I was still @ Ocean Heaven! The owners Kerry and Moira are really friendly and helpful and Kerry is a very good surf teacher I found out the last day of my stay. I need to come back for some more surf at this wonderful paradise! Thanks Kerry, Moira & the staff!

Experience Begun: September 2011
Created on: Thursday 14 February 2013