Photo: Lakey Peak on a small day.

Photo of BalumbaBalumba

Friendly & sprawling

Towards the southern end of the beach T: (0812) 3794 7966

Sumbawa is so big, we’ve split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Sumbawa as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don’t know where to start? Read an overview of Sumbawa’s different areas.

Go back to Sumbawa main page »


Our rating:

Quick links
Our review | Walk-in rates | Address | Map | |

Balumba sits on sprawling grounds towards the southern end of Lakey and offers a range of oversized rooms in tile-roofed concrete lodges to varying standards.

Jakarta to Ubud with Intrepid
Jakarta to Ubud with Intrepid
Ad Prepare to be dazzled by Indonesia
14 days. From US$1,785

Read more

Photo of Balumba
We heard repeated complaints from surfers we talked to of promised air-con not working, but the friendly guy who showed us around insisted that not only did it work but it was cold too! The large twin room we were shown had two simple wooden beds (with mosquito nets) and an equally large, plain cold-water bathroom -- it was relatively clean (by Lakey standards). This room faces away from the beach, but there are quite a few here with direct ocean views. Guests strung up hammocks to relax, shaded from the midday heat that we were unfortunate enough to be wandering around in. The central front-facing section has a handful of rooms sharing one large terrace -- social with the right crowd. A small shop on the grounds sells essentials. Overall if you want a bit more space, Balumba is worth considering and the location, overlooking Lakey Beach, is great. If full, try Puma, which is a little to the south of here and also faces onto the beach.

If you enjoyed this article and would like to support independent travel writing on Southeast Asia, please subscribe to Travelfish—it’s just A$35 per year (less than A$1 per week)!


Walk-in rates at Balumba

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard single room
150,000 rupiah
150,000 rupiah
Standard double room
200,000 rupiah
200,000 rupiah
Room: Standard single room, low season: 150,000 rupiah, high season 150,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Standard double room, low season: 200,000 rupiah, high season 200,000 rupiah. Notes:

Where is Balumba

Towards the southern end of the beach
T: (0812) 3794 7966
Coordinates (for GPS): 118º22'57.33" E, 8º48'16.97" S
Room rates: Under 150,000 Rp

Map for Balumba

Map for Balumba

Open in Apple Maps | Open in Google Maps

Travel better, travel smarter

Save money, receive our latest updates and get the most out of your travels.


See below for more places to stay in Pantai Lakey that are listed on

Top of page

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Pantai Lakey? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

Top of page