About our hotel

Whales and Waves are proud to offer you an opportunity to experience and explore this largely untouched area with it’s natural environment, lush green forests, coconut palms, and beautiful beaches.

Being situated on the beach front, in a majestic unspoilt and tranquil location with stunning sunsets and breathtaking views of Mount Rinjani, you can recharge and escape from your daily routine, do nothing or explore what this beautiful place has to offer.

We offer a wide range of rooms to accommodate all of our guest needs, from deluxe single, double and twin rooms all with AC, hot water, and ensuite toilet and shower.

Or why not choose one of our superior ocean front Villas set in the forefront of our beautiful, spacious, palm tree filled garden. Perfect for families or groups of friends. Fully equipped with fridge, TV, AC and sizeable, fully enclosed lounge living space.

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Whales & Waves is located in Kertasari area, on the west coast of Sumbawa. It is 2,5 hours drive from Airport Sumbawa Besar and 30 minutes drive from Pototano Ferry Terminal. The nearest city is Taliwang which is 20 minutes drive and has ATMs, shops, flight ticket office and hospital.

How to get here:

Flight Bali-Sumbawa
Fly from Bali Denpasar (DPS) to Sumbawa Besar (SWQ), don’t go to Bima airport!
‌Currently the fastest option: ‘Lion air' or ‘Wings Air' at 7:30 am from Bali to Sumbawa Besar, arrival time 9:10 am. There are sometimes later flights available but these tend to get booked up
TRANSFER to Whales&Waves
We can organise an Airport transfer, which will take approximately 2,5 hours (IDR 950.000 / one way)
Option 1.2
Fly from Jakarta to Lombok
Flight to Lombok
Fly to Lombok International Airport (LOP)
Taxi to Kayangan Port
Approximately Rp 400.000 per taxi
Ferry to Sumbawa
Ride the public ferry to West Sumbawa Pototano Port (every hour)
TRANSFER to Whales&Waves
We can organise the transfer to "Whales and Waves" taking 30 minutes (Rp 450.000 per car)
Option 2.2
Fast boat from Kayangan Port to Pototano (Rp 100,000 per person). Need to book in advance. Times may vary
Please note
Sometimes there can be issues with purchasing online domestic flight tickets using a credit card. We recommend purchasing from a ticket office in Bali
It is possible‌ to rent your own car or motorbike and drive from Bali to "Whales and Waves". Allow 11−13 hours in total for this journey. You can sleep on some of the ferries
Drive to Padang Bai
Drive to the port town of Padang Bai on the east coast of Bali
Ferry to Lembar
Take the public ferry from Padang Bai to Lembar (5 hours crossing; Rp 1.050.000 ticket for car with passengers)
Drive to Kayangan
Drive across Lombok (2 hours) to the port town of Kayangan
Ferry to Pototano Sumbawa
Take the public ferry from Kayangan to Pototano Sumbawa (1.5 hour crossing time, Rp 500.000 cost for 1 car with passengers)
Drive to Whales&Waves
Drive from Pototano to "Whales and Waves" resort and look for the green road sign signaling towards Kertasari village. Follow the new coastal road to Whales and Waves which you can also find on Google Maps

Tips for travellers

  • Ferries
    Ferries run approximately every hour. Fast boats run from the fast boat terminal in Kayangang to Poto Tano twice a day but times can vary (so check times in advance)
  • License
    Make sure you have your International Driver’s Licence and enough money to pay for crossings
  • Phone
    Simpati by Telkomsel is the best cellular phone service provider for our area
  • Shoes
    Hiking shoes will be of advantage to make the most of our wonderful surroundings
An ideal space for multi-sport activities, adventure, relaxation and creativity