Lombok’s Jeeva Beloam Retreat

  • The thatched reception pavilion and library at Jeeva Beloam.

    The thatched reception pavilion and library at Jeeva Beloam.

  • Looking out onto Lombok.

    Looking out onto Lombok.

  • Accommodations at the Jeeva Beloam.

    Accommodations at the Jeeva Beloam.

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Itching for an off-the-grid escape that won’t mean forgoing your morning cappuccino? Consider Jeeva Beloam (62-370/693-035; doubles from US$235, all-inclusive), a months-old “beach camp” on the edge of southeastern Lombok’s remote Tanjung Ringgit peninsula. Some 90 minutes by car from the island’s international airport, Jeeva Beloam has no phone service and only limited electricity (supplied by solar panels), but it does have five stylish, Sasak-inspired A-frame guest bungalows set on a sand dune above a private cove with views across the Alas Strait to the neighboring  island of Sumbawa. There’s not a whole lot to do here apart from lazing on the beach, snorkeling, exploring the forested peninsula, or dining on fresh-caught seafood and local farm produce in the camp’s tented restaurant. And in this unplugged corner of Lombok, that’s just the point. –David Tse

This article originally appeared in the Aug/Sept 2013 issue of DestinAsian (“Lombok’s Outer Limits”)

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