Perhaps one of the most inspired and photo-worthy locations in the whole of Indonesia, Sira Beach, upon which Villa Anandita sits in North Lombok in Tanjung, is a picture of tropical perfection with its powder white sands, gently lapping crystal waters, swaying coconut palms and volcanic backdrops, and all supported by abject luxury, loads of facilities, and very fine food indeed. Prestigious neighbours in this out-of-town setting include Hotel Tugu and The Oberoi, Lombok.
Villa Anandita’s four bedrooms are large and airy, opening out to the vast and expansive garden. Furthermore, they are well spaced out around the main pavilion to ensure that everyone gets optimum privacy. The villa’s living areas, both indoors and out, offer guests plenty of space to be alone or together and forget about the world; from the formal dining room, to the beachside bale relaxation pavilion, to the onsite spa. One of Villa Anandita’s greatest assets is its staff, ably led by a manager whose enthusiasm for offering his guests the time of their lives knows no bounds. With an almost endless supply of activities on offer – and some he hasn’t even thought of yet – he will take you bicycling, kayaking, snorkelling, playing volleyball, catching fish, and wandering through the local market. Action-packed stays are guaranteed; unless of course all one wants to do is simply sit beside the pool and swim, while being waited on hand and foot.
The chef is a whizz at both Western and Asian cuisine and is adept at any request. His specialties include a Sasak feast or a seafood barbecue on the beach. Fully staffed and catered from a suggestion menu or, alternatively, an all inclusive meal package, Villa Anandita is the perfect location for groups of friends or families looking for the ultimate, tropical beachside, Robinson Crusoe experience.
Bedrooms at Villa Anandita
The Anandita’s four bedrooms are housed in individual pavilions which are arranged in pairs but spaced well apart for privacy. Although the pavilions are similar, each is styled with its own bold colour scheme and artwork, complemented by a dressing area and a sumptuous ensuite bathroom. A pair of Anandita’s signature orange sunbeds and a matching umbrella offer peaceful spots for relaxation in front of each pavilion.
Flaunting a dark blue colour scheme, bedroom 1 is furnished with a king-size bed, and is blessed with views of the garden and the sea beyond. The ensuite bathroom has a standing monsoon shower and the additional luxury of an oversized soaking tub. Please note this is the only bedroom without the provision of a DVD player.
Bedroom 2 is furnished with a king-size bed accented with bright orange cushions and equipped with a DVD player. Glass walls on three sides offer delightful views of the garden and the sea. The semi-open-air ensuite bathroom is fitted with a standing monsoon shower and the additional luxury of an oversized soaking tub.
Bedroom 3 is furnished with a king-size bed, equipped with a DVD player and blessed with views of the garden and the sea beyond. This room’s ensuite is fitted with a standing monsoon shower.
Deep red Bedroom 4 is the smallest of the sleeping pavilions, but it is nevertheless furnished with a king-size bed angled to face the sea and equipped with a DVD player. The charming open-air bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and monsoon shower.
Living Spaces at Villa Anandita
The expansive, fan-cooled living room at The Anandita has a high roof and presents three distinct, yet integrated areas. The central section is distinguished with a Palimanan frieze featuring carvings of birds, frogs, dragonflies, leaves and flowers, and flanking a stone floor that extends directly onto the pool deck through wide, folding glass doors. This area is furnished with two comfortable sofas strewn with playfully coloured scatter cushions, a chair and a rustic coffee table. The remainder of the room is slightly elevated with a polished wood floor that extends around the central sitting area in a U-shape. On one side is a more formal sitting area with segmented upholstered sofas, chairs and a flat screen TV–DVD player with Apple TV box allowing guests to access movies on Apple TV or their own accounts on Netflix and YouTube. The third area presents a billiard table, desk, bookshelves and guest washroom.
The Anandita’s splendid dining pavilion is open on four sides under a soaring roof. Cooled by ceiling fans, the dining area is screened from the guest kitchen by attractive fretwork timber panels; one of the walls is graced with a collage featuring Thai elephants, while a Buddha’s-head statue guards the opposite side. Here, guests will be serenaded by the sounds of water-in-motion, charmed by the sight of dragonflies hovering around the fishpond, and captivated by the gorgeous views. A grand dining table for 12 takes centre stage in the pavilion with views through rows of coconut palms in the garden and onwards to the beach and ocean.
The front section of Anandita’s modern kitchen is well equipped for guest use, with a fridge, coffee machine and plenty of quality tableware and glassware. It also features a built-in breakfast bar furnished with ten chairs. The main staff kitchen is hidden behind a screen wall and is fully equipped with everything that the cook needs to prepare delicious meals.
The Anandita boasts a multi-tiered pool deck crafted in both Palimanan stone and timber boards. Here, three tall coconut trees and two frangipani trees offer dappled shade. The main level is furnished with two wooden tables and chairs, each offering a place for casual dining or socialising. An elevated timber deck is furnished with two sunbeds and an umbrella for daytime lounging, plus a table and chairs for a romantic candlelit dinner. Meanwhile, four wide stone steps lead down to another timber deck at pool level, offering more sunbeds and umbrellas. The free-form swimming pool is evocative of a jungle glade with a whirlpool hidden within a circular section. Like a small lagoon, the water wends its way through the garden, bordered by flowering shrubs and trees, river boulders and bushy palms.
The huge manicured lawn stretches all the way down to the beach, a volleyball court is positioned between the palm trees, and a line of sunbeds and umbrellas rest beside the white-sand beach. Elevated just above the beach is a large balé (relaxation pavilion), complete with a telephone for summoning refreshments. This is a great spot for a massage and perfect for contemplating Lombok’s mysterious Mount Rinjani and watching the sunset over Bali’s Mount Agung. There is also a table here for casual lunches or romantic dinners. The beach is lapped by clear waters, shallow and safe for swimming.
2.0 km to Lombok Kosaido Golf Course
6.0 km to Teluk Nara
8.0 km to Gili Islands
21.0 km to Senggigi
65.0 km to Lombok International Airport
Service and Facilities
Villa Anandita capacity for 8 adults (4 king-bedded suites) plus daybeds suitable for 1-2 children available in each room (extra fee applies).
Classic minimalist with rich local materials including exotic woods and Palimanan stone. Designed by Bali-based Australian architect John Lincoln.
Living pavilion with sitting area, television area and snooker table; guest kitchen with bar counter and stools to seat 12; dining pavilion with table seating 12-16; pool terrace and deck with dining areas; beach relaxationbalé and dining area.
A team of 20 includes: general manager; villa manager; chef; kitchen assistant; service staff; housekeepers; gardeners; security guards; technical assistant (on call).
A wide variety of Asian and Western dishes; home-baked bread and pastries; wines; fresh juices; cocktails; coffee and tea. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
Complimentary WiFi internet access available thoroughout the villa.
iPod docking stations; satellite-channel flat-screen TV; DVD players; billiard table; movies; books and games; table tennis; bicycles (including 2 for children); 5 kayaks with life jackets; snorkelling gear.
The Anandita is well equipped for families, with facilities including a baby cot and chair.
A car and driver can be arranged at a special rate of USD25++ daily for 8 consecutive hours (excluding petrol).
Back-up electricity generator.
With its splendid beachside setting and plentiful space, The Anandita is suitable for weddings and events for up to 100 guests.
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
Personal service by the villa including full time manager, chef, security
Welcome drink and fruit basket upon arrival
Turn down service
Wifi Internet connection
*Rates are subject to 15,5 percent government tax & service charge. Please note the above rates are valid until 25 Dec 2020. Please email us if you would like to make a booking after this date
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