Nestled in a small coconut grove just metres from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Villa KuraKura (Turtle House) has been built in a tropical style with the convenience of modern living. All rooms have air conditioning and the 3 double en-suite bedrooms enjoy sea views. The villa has a huge first floor decking area with doors to the living room and master bedroom, providing an open plan layout.
Set back from the sea, across the single track coastal road to Bangko Bangko, the Villa offers a feel of the 'real' Lombok. The deck is the perfect place to enjoy al fresco dining, to take advantage of the magnificent views of the offshore islands, or to watch the friendly locals going about their business.
The villa is one of three on our site which share the same staff and management and the other two villas -
called PaoPao and Rembulan - are also available for larger groups.
Villa KuraKura has the basics of microwave, fridge, water dispenser and toaster. You can ask Bukran, our manager (who lives on site), if you would prefer to eat your breakfast either in the villa or at the restaurant / sitting area at our reception area (next to Villa PaoPao) and Divezone Dive Centre.
We believe Villa KuraKura provides the ideal holiday location, with snorkelling, diving, surfing close by.
The scuba dive school DIVEZONE is located on site and they offer guests a full range of diving and snorkelling opportunities including lessons and PADI courses. Divezone also offer meals, snacks and drinks at their small cafe.
Local boat trips and excursions can be easily arranged with our on-site Manager, Bukran. Boat and car trips should be paid for in cash direct to the boat man or driver.
There are many interesting places to visit in Lombok - for example - the pottery making village at Banyamulek, the textile weaving centre at Sukarara village, the "old" Dutch colonial quarter in Ampenan, the daily fresh fruit, vegetable and meat/fish market in Cakra and of course the many gift shops, cafes and restaurants in Senggigi. If you prefer to go shopping, there's the new Epicentrum Mall in Mataram - they have lots of restaurants there too. If you like visiting jungles and waterfalls, ask to be taken to Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep or the Monkey Forest.
Last and not least, Villa KuraKura is about 10km from the world renowned surf beach at Bangko Bangko or Desert Point - just ask Bukran for details of how to get there.
Villa KuraKura is owned by my friends Glen and Jacqui and their friends who live in Devon in the UK. In 2004/2005 I was lucky enough to buy land in this unspoilt region of south west Lombok with my husband, Andrew. Then we started to build two villas on land next to KuraKura with the help of other investors who are our friends and family. Jacqui and Glen started building Villa KuraKura in 2010 and it was finished about 18 months later.
I started travelling in Indonesia in 1990 when I visited Bali and some of the other islands over a period of 6 months. As soon as I arrived in Indonesia I fell in love with it! I find everything about the country fascinating; the interesting culture and different religions; the scenery and amazing natural landscape; the beautiful people and their outlook on life; the delicious food and of course the sunshine. I hope you'll enjoy spending time here too!
My favourite past time is sitting on the verandah at Villa KuraKura, reading a book with a coffee or a beer and watching the world go by - it's very relaxing.
A close second is taking a fishing boat out to one of the many outlying gili islands to snorkel over the beautiful coral and sea life.
Both my two teenage girls have grown up staying in the villas during their school holidays and they have been lucky enough to experience the many different opportunities this unspoilt region of Indonesia offers.