The Hill overhanging Senggigi has its own attraction.
Rising high above the coast it offers huge 360° views from along the ridge.
- To the north, wooded foothills and toward the peak of Rinjani, hidden for most of the time in cloud.
- To the east, the provincial city of Mataram to the hazy central plains of Lombok.
- To the south, across the southern beaches and to the islands and bays of South Lombok.
- To the west, the most stunning views of all, taking in the lower hills, coconut groves and coastal bays with the little Balinese temple of Batu Bolong in the foreground, and across the Senggigi surf break and the Lombok Strait beyond to the sacred Mount Agung on the neighboring island of Bali.
In the mornings with the sun in the east, the wide bay is studded with colourful sails as Lombok's traditional fishing fleet returns with the night's catch. In the evenings, the sun sets in the reddening ocean, over Bali behind Mount Agung in the west.
The Hill has been founded by true lovers of Lombok, who was sharing the same vision of a sensitively developed environment which is clean and green and where both the natural and social contexts are respected.
Every block has been bought and is owned individually, with a community of families who share a vision for good living. All the owners contribute to the costs or maintaining the road and drains.
A number of architect-designed tropical villas lay quietly and discreetly integrated in the lush tropical vegetation. Open air living and cool breezes are the norm. Roofs are tiled, shingled or thatched with local alang-alang grass.
Much of the land is terraced and planted with green ground covers - vetiver grass and Singapore daisy.
A green system for filtering waste water into planted ponds where lotus and water lilies blossom has became bird refuges. Small monkeys live in the tropical tree of the western rain forest.
You can see more photos of Lombok in our Gallery page.