Kayana Lombok Beach, Indonesia
Among the first to settle in Santika Indonesia Hotels & Resorts’ new boutique villa in Lombok, Mimi Hudoyo discovers a charming seaside retreat full of spectacular views and services.
Kayana Lombok Beach, Indonesia
Located a few miles north of Lombok‘s famous tourist belt, Senggigi, Kayana Beach Lombok is nestled in a secluded bay on Kecinan Beach, with some of the island’s most popular diving and snorkeling spots. right next to its beach. From the resort, it takes just 15 minutes by boat to reach the three Gilis – Trawangan, Meno and Air.
On a clear day, guests will be treated to a breathtaking view of the sunset against the backdrop of Mount Agung in Bali.
The villas are divided into four types: deluxe, duplex, hillside and beachfront. Although different in terms of amenities and amenities, the 32 villas include one bedroom.
The beachfront villa I stayed in is arguably the cream of the crop, as it had amazing views of the beach. I could soak up the sight of the morning hustle and bustle of the local fishermen not only from my private veranda or the poolside gazebo, but also from the comfort of my four-poster king-size bed, thanks to the floor-to-floor doors. ceiling and windows.
The 205 m² villa, which houses a private swimming pool, garden and balcony, is ultra-spacious but welcoming. A modern interpretation of traditional Sasak architectural design, the room is adorned with traditional Lombok and Indonesian decor and furnishings that lend a rustic touch to the otherwise contemporary interior design.
The equally spacious bathroom is fitted with a freestanding bathtub, semi-outdoor rainfall shower, sink area, and hand-carved wooden door that opens to the pool.
The Blues Restaurant & Bar, the villa’s only F&B outlet, is perched on top of a hill overlooking the beach. It offers a choice of traditional Lombok dishes, Indonesian cuisine and international dishes. I had the rendang beef which was full of flavor, the salty nasi bakar (grilled rice wrapped in banana leaves) and the crispy duck with chili sauce – all of which made me quit my diet.
Breakfast in the restaurant is served to order. I was first offered a choice of fruit or juice, followed by a plate of assorted homemade breads and Indonesian or American dishes, accompanied by tea or coffee.
The Blues Restaurant & Bar, with its indoor and outdoor dining areas, is one of the best places in North Lombok to watch the sunset, as it offers stunning views of the Bali Sea, the three Gilis and the majestic Mount Agung. The restaurant also has a private outdoor terrace which can be transformed into a unique corporate reception venue.
On the same level is a fitness center and the Saxum Spa, with five treatment rooms. In addition, there is also a communal swimming pool near the lobby.
Strollers are available in the lobby to transport guests from their villas to the hilltop restaurant and spa.
Service at the hotel was generally quick and efficient. My requests for laundry pickup, stroller service, and additional bottled water were dealt with promptly.
A thoughtful gesture from hotel staff were the coconut-related cover giveaways, which included a bottle of coconut-based massage oil mixed with traditional herbs like ginger, cloves and lemongrass. After applying it to my shoulders, neck, legs and feet, the soothing scent put me into a deep sleep.
A few hours before my departure, the front line staff called me to make sure I was well informed of the arrangements. He had also prepared my boarding pass when I left.
The only problem during my stay was the weak current which felt like a mist, instead of a strong jet, when I turned on the faucet for a rejuvenating shower. But this issue was quickly resolved by hotel staff after I reported the issue.
An oasis of peace that makes an idyllic getaway for couples or singles who value their privacy. The resort’s proximity to the bustling tourist belt and party island also makes it an ideal choice for island hopping junkies.
Rates From Rp3.5 million (US $ 247) per night
Phone. : (62) 370 61 9900
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