Scuba & Snorkel
Swim, splash and dive from Jeeva Santai.
Enthusiasts will love the nearby Gili Islands, an easy day trip from Jeeva Santai. Gilis, or “small islands” in Sasak, are plentiful along the Lombok coast, but the most famous of the archipelago are known as the Three Gilis: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air.
In 2014, Lonely Planet named Gili Trawangan, home to more than 3,500 marine species, as one of the top ten places in the world to learn to dive. And it’s just a day trip from the privacy and luxury of Santai!
Our hotel staff is happy to coordinate diving trips and transportation for our guests. We’ll work with you to determine your experience level and help select a company that matches with your ability – many are even willing to pick you up right from our beach!
Discover the best places to dive and snorkel here.
Guests shouldn’t just be content to gaze upon the waters of the Indian Ocean during their visit to Jeeva Santai. They should get out and experience the magic of Indonesia and the Lombok coast firsthand.
Let us arrange a boat and guide to take you out to explore the many natural wonders around us. Jeeva Santai is located on the Wallace Line, the natural demarcation line between Asia and Australia first recorded by the famed British naturalist Alfred Wallace. Wallace was the first to discover many of the area’s most notable natural species, as well as the division of flora and fauna that occurs between Asia and Australia. Wallace strongly influenced the work of Charles Darwin and his studies of the Indonesian archipelago and its flora, fauna and culture, make for fascinating reading.
Our staff is happy to coordinate dive trips to the Gili Islands with local diving companies and also day trips by boat to the Gili’s, offering knowledgeable, English-speaking local tour guides who can offer the best locations for snorkeling and other water activities, share key historic and cultural facts about Indonesia, and even point out the best beaches for private sunbathing.
A day trip to the Gili Islands for snorkeling, diving or just for lunch is available by fast boat from Sengiggi
Traditional Indonesian fishing boat excursions with local guides leave directly from the beach in front of the resort and offer a one-of-a-kind experience
View ferry ports and fast boat routes here.
Experienced and novice surfers alike flock to Indonesia’s Lombok coast for its warm waters and wide range of surf-able waves.
Our staff can direct surfers of all levels to challenging breaks and scenic landscapes, including directly in front of Santai on Mangsit beach, or a day boat trip to the ever popular Desert Point, which reminds many riders of the Bali of several decades prior.
Avid surfers may want to consider a joint stay at Jeeva Santai and our sister resort, Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp. Both offer unique wave experiences perfect for a variety of levels.
Our team can also coordinate board rentals and facilitate surf lessons.
Discover the best places to surf here.
The calm, warm waters of the Lombok coast make for smooth adventures for novices and experienced kayakers alike.
Kayaks can be rented at Cafe Paradiso, a short walk up the beach from Jeeva Santai. For a longer kayak trip out of Mangsit Bay, we recommend that our guests hire a guide to accompany them on their adventure.
We can also arrange for a tour company to escort our guests to nearby Blue Bay for a personal adventure or a guided tour, taking in the sights and sounds around the Balinese Hindu temple at Batu Bolong, one of the more sacred spots for Lombok’s Hindu community.
Our luxury beachfront infinity pool is a communal place for guests to gather and exchange stories of their time in Indonesia and Lombok, and sunbathe on the warm timber deck. Pool villa guests also enjoy the privacy of their own plunge pool.
In keeping with our commitment to the best and most update environmental practices, we’ve chosen salt water systems for all the pools at Santai.
Our guests relish in the striking, dramatic sunsets viewed from our pool deck and Pearl’s Sunset Terrace Bar near the pool.
Indonesia’s beaches are legendary. With more than 17,500 islands and 80,000 kilometers of coastline, there’s surf, sun and sand for everyone.