Soul of Beloam

If you’re look­ing for a unique and mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence, you must stay at Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp.

Maxx-M - - WHERE TO STAY - Text by Grace So­larbe­sain | Pho­tos cour­tesy of Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp

Jeeva Beloam, which means ‘The Soul of Beloam’, is a unique trop­i­cal beach camp that al­lows you to es­cape the madding crowds. This beau­ti­ful and rustic camp is lo­cated at the very south­ern tip of Lom­bok and faces a pri­vate white sand beach. Each thatch, bamboo and wood beruga cabin com­bines el­e­ments of a Lom­bok hunt­ing camp with eastern In­done­sian mo­tifs to cre­ate a tran­quil and serene Robin­son Cru­soe trop­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence. Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp is one of the few un­touched places in the world where you can truly re­turn to the rhythms of life. All beru­gas are equipped with a spa­cious cov­ered ter­race and large daybeds, an air-con­di­tioned bed­room and an open-air bath­room. The re­sort is lo­cated in a se­cluded area of Lom­bok, two kilo­me­tres from Pink Beach and around two hours from the air­port. You will be greeted on ar­rival by friendly and help­ful staff, who will look af­ter your ev­ery need through­out your stay. In ad­di­tion to the ded­i­cated ser­vice, Jeeva Beloam of­fers mag­nif­i­cent views, a beau­ti­ful beach clear blue skies as far as the eye can see.

Sleep in a Camp

There are 11 cab­ins, called Beruga Pan­tai, at Jeeva Beloam. They are tra­di­tional camp-style ac­com­mo­da­tions in­spired by and mod­elled af­ter a tra­di­tional Sasak fish­ing camp. The hand­made ocean­front Beru­gas were built us­ing re­cy­cled wood and bamboo, with alang-alang roofs. All Beruga Pan­tai have un­fet­tered views over Beloam Beach, with its pri­vate cove, Alas Strait and the is­land of Sum­bawa. Each Beruga Pan­tai is ex­cep­tion­ally large, with a to­tal 60 square me­tres of cov­ered living space pro­vid­ing un­ex­pected com­fort within a rugged camp­ing en­vi­ron­ment. The Beruga Pan­tais boast a large over­sized daybed on the cov­ered ter­race.The sleep­ing area is air-con­di­tioned with a lux­u­ri­ous king-size mos­quito-net­ted bed. A mix of cof­fees and teas is pro­vided in the room with hot wa­ter pro­vided daily. The bath­room and ter­race ar­eas are cov­ered but are not fully en­closed. As elec­tric power is limited, air-con­di­tion­ing is only avail­able in the evening.

Tenda Restau­rant

Meals at Jeeva Beloam are served in a large open-sided tent that serves as the camp’s restau­rant and cen­tral gath­er­ing area. Tenda Restau­rant is lo­cated on a large sun­bathing deck with views across the Jeeva Beloam cove to Sum­bawa and Mount Rin­jani be­hind the dining tent. Tenda of­fers an open menu for break­fast and lunch con­sist­ing of a mix of West­ern and Asian favourites. The din­ner menu changes daily with two to three meal se­lec­tions at each serv­ing. All seafood dishes are catch of the day with each meal pre­pared us­ing fresh fish sourced daily from lo­cal fish­er­men. Poul­try is raised by lo­cal farm­ers who work closely with Jeeva Beloam to sup­ply eggs and other poul­try items on a daily ba­sis, and veg­eta­bles are sourced in the near­est lo­cal mar­ket. Most din­ner menus are pre­pared based on what is freshly avail­able in the mar­ket that day. Tenda Restau­rant will, as much as pos­si­ble, ac­com­mo­date re­quests by guests for spe­cial items or dishes depend­ing upon the avail­abil­ity of in­gre­di­ents. Tenda will also ar­range beach bar­be­cues, camp­fire roasts and other spe­cial meals.

Swim­ming

Fill Your Days

There is a fan­tas­tic se­lec­tion of ac­tiv­i­ties at Jeeva Beloam. Each ac­tiv­ity of­fers a unique ex­pe­ri­ence and breath­tak­ing sights. Jeeva Beloam is lo­cated on a pri­vate, sandy - bot­tomed cove where only the oc­ca­sional fish­er­man vis­its. The cove is en­closed by a steep hill to the north­west and Beloam’s Umang Is­land to the southeast. Jeeva Beloam’s two white-sand beaches, the north beach and the south beach, are lo­cated on the west side of the cove fac­ing Alas Strait and are sep­a­rated by a rocky head­land. Swim­ming is best off the south beach and on the cove side of Umang Is­land. The ‘sea pool’, lo­cated at the south­ern end of the north beach, is marked by buoys and is sur­rounded by nets.

Snorkelling and Div­ing

You can snorkel or dive off the beach in front of Jeeva Beloam. A va­ri­ety of colour­ful trop­i­cal fish live in the rock and coral gar­dens in the south­east­ern sec­tion of the cove in front of Jeeva Beloam and be­tween the south beach and Umang Is­land. The mix­ture of sand and coral on the seabed in this area pro­vides an ex­cel­lent hid­ing place for fish of all kinds. Tangsi Beach, Se­mangkuk, Pu­lau Tiga and Ekas Bay are the best spots to snorkel and dive.

Na­ture Walk and Trekking

On any walk around the Tan­jung Ring­git penin­sula in the vicin­ity of Jeeva Beloam you should ex­pect to see a va­ri­ety of trop­i­cal flora and wildlife, in­clud­ing mon­keys, mon­i­tor lizards and civet cats. You may also meet do­mes­ti­cated goats or wa­ter buf­falo graz­ing in the small open mead­ows around the area. A mag­nif­i­cent view of the sun­rise over the moun­tains of Sum­bawa and Alas Strait is just a 10-minute walk away to the top of the head­lands on the north side of Jeeva Beloam beach. Around 6am, the morn­ing sun burns off the clouds that sur­round Lom­bok’s Mount Rin­jani, al­low­ing for spec­tac­u­lar views from Jeeva Beloam of Rin­jani’s two cones tow­er­ing over the land­scape. For the more ad­ven­tur­ous, a five-kilo­me­tre morn­ing trek will take you to the light­house and the tip of Tan­jung Ring­git, where the sun­rise over Alas Strait colours the high cliffs at Air Un­dur and high­lights the full majesty of Mount Rin­jani across the calm wa­ters of Teluk Te­meak.

Other Ac­tiv­i­ties

Bik­ing, re­lax­ing, read­ing, sun­bathing, pic­nics on de­serted beaches, mas­sages and yoga are all avail­able right out­side your door. If you want to re­lax, this is the place. Jeeva Beloam is rec­om­mended for any­one look­ing for a quiet es­cape and pri­vate time to clear away the stresses of the big city.

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