Lombok Island neighbors Bali. The island can be reached by air or by fast or slow ferry. Guests will be met upon arrival by the Anandita staff and driven to the villa. (Return airport / pier transfers are included in the rate.)
Anandita is only 40 minutes away by car from Mataram airport through the Monkey forest pass, 30 minutes away from the tourist resort town of Senggigi, 15 minutes away from Tandjung and 5 minutes away from the famous five star Oberoi hotel.
The area is well covered by 2 GSM/GPRS mobile networks which usually allows smooth mobile phone communications and blackberry email and messaging. Internet access is limited to dialup, but is sufficiently reliable for email. A PC and printer are provided for guest use.
The main buildings
The villa consists of a central pavilion with a living room, another open-air building with dining room and a kitchen, surrounded by 4 separate private pavilions all built to blend in with the local environment. Designed by the renowned Australian architect, John Lincoln, the Anandita is made with local materials such as wooden roofs and Palimanan stones. It is decorated with the finest modern furniture, Indonesian statues and carvings preserving harmony and tranquility.
The living room has a warm living space with sofas, TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi, computer with internet access and a snooker table. A large free standing stone fresco creates a large accent wall and separates the living area from the entry.
The wide terrace overlooking the pool provides an excellent spot for sun bathing, afternoon tea or evening dancing. Through a corridor of lotus filled ponds, it is connected to a large open dining room, with a long and massive teak table for up to 12 guests. A modern and fully equipped kitchen is only a few steps away, consisting of 2 separate cooking areas, one for the guests who enjoy cooking and the back area for the chef. The long bar table with high chairs is ideal for morning breakfast or evening aperitif.
Close to the main building and under the shades of the coconut trees is a spectacular swimming pool (26m long) made of Indian stones. The pool follows natural contours and blends beautifully with the garden. The pool includes a Jacuzzi and a refreshing water fall.
All bedrooms feature a view to the sea and the pool Each can accommodate one couple and 2 children (with additional single beds). The rooms are equipped with an air-conditioner, a ceiling fan, a safe and a mini bar refrigerator. A sliding glass door allows a stunning view and instant access to the sea, the pool and the lawn. On the front of each pavilion, lawn chairs are set up under a parasol for guests to relax.
Includes a king size bed and 2 single children beds and is equipped with a TV set and DVD player. At the back, the glass sliding doors of the en-suite bathroom can be opened to lead to a private walled garden equipped with an outdoor shower nested among luxuriant exotic vegetation which can also be viewed and enjoyed from the classic bathtub.
Includes a king size bed and 2 single children beds. The sliding glass door allows a stunning view and instant access to the sea, the pool and the lawn. At the back, the glass sliding doors of the en-suite bathroom can be opened to lead to a private walled garden equipped with an outdoor shower nested among luxuriant exotic vegetation which can also be viewed and enjoyed from the classic bathtub.
Is the largest bedroom and it includes a king size bed, 2 single children beds and a long couch. It is equipped with a TV set and DVD player and has a large enclosed en-suite bathroom with a “rain” shower.
Is the smallest bedroom and includes a king size bed and 1 single child bed. It is equipped with a TV set and DVD player. An outdoor garden bathroom enclosed by a tall wall decorated with huge primitive style stone carvings allow guests to feel the fresh air when bathing in a sunk-in terrazzo bathtub while watching the stars or the sea.
Catering to your needs, our staff will look after you, under the strict supervision of our manager, well trained with previous experience in managing 4 star hotels. The team includes one waitress, one cleaning staff, one pool technician who also supports and helps organizing sport activities, seven gardeners, one chef, one cooking assistant and three security guards.
- The manager and a few other staff speak good English and the manager remains at the Villa 24 hours during guest occupancy.
- Our chef – experienced with the best hotels including the Oberoi – can prepare a wide choice of Western and Asian delicacies.
- Laundry service is provided and a baby cot is available on request.
The Anandita beach is totally unspoiled with white sand and calm waters stretching along the Penta Sirai Bay. Guests can walk along the beach, watching the crystal clear waters and find bright orange or deep blue starfish and colorful seashells. It is ideal for long promenades or jogging.
Under the cooling shades of the “Bale” one can enjoy the sea breeze watching the local fishermen coming back with their daily catch on their small wooden fishing boats with colorful triangular sails. It is the perfect spot for enjoying the sunrise on the Rinjani of Lombok (3726m) and the sunset on the Agung of Bali and a place where guests like to congregate before and/or after each meal to sip cocktails and chat.
Nearby are traditional Sasak villages, waterfalls and fabulous trails up to the Rinjani volcano and the famous Gili islands to explore.
Around the Gili islands, the fishing, snorkeling and diving are sensational and encounters with giant sea turtles likely. The Anandita beach is surrounded by a well preserved coral reef, teaming with exotic and colorful fish.
You can also try our sea kayaks and row along the coast of the Bay, or charter an outrigger boat for a picnic party on one of the Gili islands.
The estate includes several well-maintained mountain bikes. You can walk or bicycle around the bay through tapioca field s and coconut plantations. You will come across villagers tending their crops, plowing their fields with buffaloes or attending their horses. Life moves at a slow pace around Lombok. Horse Carts can be rented from the local village for an easy, relaxed sightseeing tour of the village.
Early in the morning, a visit to the nearby market can provide interesting insights into the daily life of the local people. All kinds of commodities: fish, meat, spices, fruits, vegetables, clothes, utensils and souvenirs are on display. The market is an absolute “must see” to get a feel of the island and its charm.
Those keen on playing golf will not have to go further than a few hundred meters to reach the club house of the 18 holes Kosaido golf course, with stunning views of the valleys, the mountains and the turquoise sea.
Besides attending to your daily needs, our staff will be happy to challenge you for a volleyball game at the end of the afternoon. If you prefer to relax after a long day, a massage can be arranged at the beach bale or in your room, or a sunset drink can be enjoyed while watching the last rays of the sun over Mount Agung and the islands.
In the evening, our staff will serve you BBQ dinner on the beach or under the coconut trees, where the sky and the stars will be your only roof. On request, a local live band can liven your evening with songs and music of past and present.
The following are available for guest’s activities:
- 12 bikes – including 3 children bikes
- Snorkeling gear – including masks and fins
- 2 double sea kayaks
- Life jackets
If you are seeking a destination that can provide you with a unique and entirely different vacation experience, being adventure, nature at its scenic best or just desiring to loose yourselves in another world, friendly, warm and attentive, the Villa Anandita is the perfect place to stay.