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Recently I spent 4 nights in the boutique resort The Chandi in Lombok and I want to give you a short experience report here.

Hotel review: The Chandi – Boutique Resort & Spa


The Chandi is located directly at a calm beach in Batu Layar at the west coast of Lombok. You can reach the hotel very easily – whether with taxi or also on your own. To the tourist center of Lombok, Senggigi, it’s only a few minutes drive.

Beach at The Chandi Resort

Beach at The Chandi Resort

The resort and the rooms

There are 2 categories: villas with beach and garden view. I’ve stayed in a Beach View Villa with my girlfriend and we were pretty impressed. From the rooms with garden view it’s only a 1 or 2 minutes walk to the beach and the swimming pool. The gardens, which are planted with many palms and surround the villas, are very beautiful and always well cared for.

Garden and Ocean View Villas at The Chandi, Lombok
The Ocean View Villas
Pool area and beach at The Chandi Resort, Lombok
Pool area and beach

Marcel and his girlfriend at the beach and swimming pool of The Chandi

Pool area and beach at The Chandi Resort at dawn
Pool area and beach at dawn

The rooms itself are big, clean and very well equipped and you will find everything you need. Free WiFi is, of course, also available everywhere, however, it was a little bit slower from time to time. As far as I’m concerned, I love those open-air bathrooms, which are quite big in The Chandi and really beautiful. Taking a shower under the sky is real fun there!

Room of an Ocean View Villa at The Chandi
Room of an Ocean View Villa
Room of a Garden View Villa at The Chandi
Room of a Garden View Villa

Bathroom of a Garden View Villa at The Chandi

Every evening, if desired, the staff will remove the mosquitos from your room with a special spray, so you can have an undisturbed sleep. In general, the staff members are all very friendly and always walking around with a smile on their face.

Restaurant & beach bar

In the restaurant called “Meru”, which is situated almost directly at the swimming pool and beach, there is a nice choice of western and local food with a Mediterranean touch. So you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner with a beautiful ocean and sometimes even volcano view.

When it comes to the food itself, all I can say is that everything I’ve tried was super delicious! Especially I liked the huge breakfast choice. In the morning at the table you simply mark with a cross what you’d like to eat and they will prepare it for you freshly. And additionally, there is the spectacular ocean view with the fishermen and the fishing boats. It almost couldn’t get any better!

Breakfast directly at the ocean at The Chandi, Lombok

Marcel in the restaurant of The Chandi after breakfast

The restaurant in the evening
The restaurant in the evening

Also, at the swimming pool you can order small snacks. The “Quri” beach bar offers a huge choice of cocktails and other drinks and has a very cozy atmosphere (especially in evening).

Beach bar at The Chandi
Beach bar

By the way, for couples there is a possibility to have a romantic dinner directly at the beach. This might be perfect for your honeymoon trip 😉

Romantic dinner directly at the beach of The Chandi Resort
Also, a romantic dinner directly at the beach with a view on Mount Agung on Bali is possible
Restaurant, pool area and beach by night
Restaurant, pool area and beach by night


We felt very well in our Beach View Villa and we really liked the food and the service. I make it short and give you an absolute recommendation! From the view of a digital nomad or blogger there were some disadvantages because of the internet connection, but from the view of a vacationist/couple everything was superb!

Website: www.the-chandi.com
The Chandi on Facebook

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I’ve been invited to this stay at The Chandi. Text and opinions are of course freely written by me. We only recommend hotels when we find they are good!

Photo 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14: The Chandi


Hi, I'm Marcel! Blogger, author, web & graphic designer and digital nomad. I love traveling in Southeast Asia and exploring wonderful beaches and trying delicious food. My home base is Koh Phangan, Thailand. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.