Villa Sapi is quite simply what dreams are made of. A masterpiece of design on the peaceful island of Lombok, this five-bedroom oasis is bordered by the pure white sands of Sira Beach against a backdrop of soothing seas, soaring peaks and sensational sunsets. With contemporary architecture, three swimming pools plus a children’s pool, a stand-alone two-bedroom guesthouse, a tennis court, exemplary service and gourmet cuisine – this is tropical living and barefoot luxury at its very best.
Villa Sapi is a place where guests can truly escape; secluded and lusciously private but by no means isolated, its prestigious neighbours include the Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club, Hotel Tugu and The Oberoi, and the coral-fringed Gili Islands, with their superb dive sites only a short boat ride away. Canadian architect David Lombardi’s concept of ‘Function over Form’ leaves Villa Sapi’s guests with a sense of discovery and surprise at every turn, from the traditionally styled, grass-roofed building that houses the main kitchen to a futuristic home theatre. The view from the villa’s open-sided living and dining room, bedrooms and bathrooms is unrivalled. Guests are again spoilt for choice with views of the ocean, mountains, forest and colourful fishing boats by day, and the moon twinkling on the water at night.
A full team of staff is on hand at Villa Sapi to look after every guest’s need with superb service and cuisine. An extensive array of activities is available to villa guests, including golf, snorkeling, diving, waterfall hikes and mountain trekking, cycling, day trips to the nearby Gili Islands, cooking classes and more. Villa Sapi is sure to deliver a truly unforgettable, supremely relaxing and ultimately luxurious holiday on beautiful Lombok in Tanjung.
Bedrooms at Villa Sapi Lombok
Villa Sapi’s master bedroom is accessed from the living room via an unusual swivel door. Cooled by both air-conditioning and ceiling fan, this spacious room features concrete floors and white walls adorned with artwork. A king bed with coconut-shell veneer takes pride of place, while floor-to-ceiling windows look out over an ornamental pond against a backdrop of garden and sea. The ensuite bathroom presents three distinct areas, one of which contains clothes storage and a twin vanity. The main bathroom area features circular skylights that channel the sunshine and moonlight, a multi-faceted shower and a bathtub next to a picture window that looks out towards the ocean. Beyond this, a rain shower stands open to the tropical elements in the garden.
Also located off the living room, this air-conditioned and fan-cooled guest bedroom is ideal for kids or a young family with its king-size four-poster bed that neatly incorporates a large trundle bed below its frame. This wooden-floored room is also furnished with wardrobe storage and a funky blue chair which hangs from the ceiling. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a resin-topped vanity unit and features an outdoor shower screened for privacy. Doors slide open from the bedroom onto a private terrace where a furnished deck lies beside a pond overlooking the garden.
Similar to bedroom 2 in size and layout, bedroom 3 is furnished with a king-size bed crafted in coconut shell which ‘floats’ above a sea of white pebbles. A sliding door opens to an ensuite bathroom fitted with a vanity unit embedded with colourful guitar plectrums and an outdoor shower screened for privacy. This bedroom also has its own private terrace, accessed from the bedroom, which features a furnished deck beside a pond with garden views.
There are two urban-chic air-conditioned bedrooms in the guest pavilion. One of these, on the same level as the sitting area, features polished concrete floors, walls and ceiling. It is furnished with a king bed, a desk and fitted wardrobes. Glass doors slide open to a sheltered wooden deck beside a private swimming pool. The ensuite indoor bathroom has a tub facing the sea and a single vanity unit. An outdoor ‘bamboo pipe’ shower opens to the garden.
A flight of stairs in the guest pavilion descends to a semi-subterranean bedroom with a steeply curved concrete roof. Despite its unusual situation, the room is filled with plenty of natural light courtesy of a wall of glass opening to a second private swimming pool where sunbeds rest on a timber deck. Furnished with a king bed featuring decorative white pebbles underneath, this air-conditioned bedroom has a huge walk-in wardrobe and a sitting area next to the glass doors. The ensuite bathroom has a tub facing the sea, a single washbasin and an alfresco poolside rain shower, sheltered by a roof and sheer white curtains.
Living Spaces at Villa Sapi Lombok
Villa Sapi’s living and dining areas lie below the soaring roof of an open-fronted pavilion. The sitting area is furnished with plentiful sofas and ottomans crafted in coconut shell veneer. In the dining area, an impressive wooden table eats 14. There’s a second sitting area at the guesthouse, with six comfy chairs and a solid wood coffee table.
The villa’s two kitchens are connected via a bridge over an ornamental pond. The guest kitchen, which is adjacent to the dining area, features a service bar crafted in resin and lit by three original ‘Campari Light’ suspension lamps, and is equipped with a Nespresso coffee maker and a five-burner gas hob and oven. Behind the guest kitchen is a state-of-the-art staff kitchen, fully equipped with professional appliances.
The air-conditioned oval study is characterised by curved walls of white stone and glass. With views out over the garden, this room is furnished with a centrally positioned desk and accessorised with funky lights and black & white framed photographs. Within the study is a concrete ‘funnel’ housing a shower room lit from above by a skylight. A king-size bed can be installed in the study to convert it into a sixth bedroom if required.
The extraordinary ‘space-age’ home theatre is wrapped in bamboo and appears to hover above the ground. With its sides of glass and heavy sliding door accessed via a solid stone step, this unique building features funky ceiling lamps and a polished concrete floor upon which ten bright beanbags are arranged for comfortable viewing. A large flat-screen satellite-channel TV and DVD player fitted with surround-sound is positioned at the far end of the room.
A thatched lumbung (traditional rice barn) featuring ornate carvings and wooden shutters and furnished with two massage beds serves as a fan-cooled spa room in the garden. A washroom is positioned next to the lumbung, its curved roof planted with grass and its rustic shower, crafted from bamboo, open to the sky.
The main swimming pool extends for 25 metres between the beach and the main house. It is deep enough to dive into and has a springboard for that purpose. Sunloungers rest upon the grassy deck and a modern flat-roofed balé (relaxation pavilion) sits at one end. Running alongside the main pool is a shallow (80cm-deep) children’s pool. Two more swimming pools serve the guesthouse on two different levels, both of them are bordered by small timber decks. Dotted with dozens of towering coconut palms, the garden fronts onto the beach and is so huge that guests will have no problem escaping to private areas. A wooden structure in one corner of the grounds serves as an elevated, sheltered platform for watching tennis on the adjacent, floodlit court.
1.0 km to Lombok Kosaido Golf Course
4.0 km to Tanjung
23.0 km to Senggigi
31.0 km to Mataram
80.0 km to Lombok International Airport
Service and Facilities
Villa Sapi capacity for 10 adults (5 king-bedded rooms). A study converts to an extra king bedded room sleeps 2 adults. 2 more extra beds and 2 baby cots are available on request at additional cost.
Open-sided living and dining room with dining for 14; home theatre; study; open-air sitting room in guesthouse.