Villa Anandita in Sira Beach, Lombok
Spectacular Anandita rests within a huge coconut grove bordering the postcard-perfect, white-sand Sira Beach on the island of Lombok – Bali’s beautiful, but slightly shy, next-door neighbour. With acres of space and four delightful bedroom pavilions, The Anandita is ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a get-away-from-it-all holiday in a gorgeous, tropical island location while being pampered by a dedicated team of experienced staff. Outdoor activities abound, from swimming in the 28m free-form pool to volleyball on the lawn, snorkelling, sea kayaking and bike rides through traditional villages, to a round of golf on the adjacent and stunningly situated 18-hole championship course.
The Anandita is approached by a private driveway, which leads into a secure parking area. A grand porte cochere, bordered by a lily pond, heralds the entrance to the villa’s main pavilion via a pair of impressive wooden doors. From here, a colonnaded walkway sheltered by a glass-roofed pergola leads over the lily pond to the kitchen and the dining pavilion. The four standalone sleeping pavilions are positioned in the garden, well away from the main pavilion.
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.
|Location||Sira beach, Sira peninsula, north-west Lombok, Indonesia.|
|Bedroom||4 king-bedded suites and daybeds, sleeps max of 8 adults and 6 children|
|Swimming pool||28m x 7m. 0.5m-1.5m depth and jacuzzi|
|Entertainment||iPod docking stations; satellite-channel flat-screen TV; DVD players; Apple TV box; billiard table; movies;|
|Facilities||books and games; table tennis; bicycles (including 2 for children); 5 kayaks with life jackets; snorkelling gear, baby cot, high chair|
Rates 2019 :
|Low Season (Jan 6 – Feb 1, Feb 11 – Apr 4, Apr 22 – Jun 14, Sep 1 – Dec 14)||USD 750.00||USD 895.00||2 nights|
|Shoulder Season (Apr 5 – Apr 16, Jun 15 – Jun 21, Aug 18 – Aug 31)||USD 1,040.00||USD 1,110.00||3 nights||
|High Season (Feb 2 – Feb 10, Apr 17 – Apr 21, Jun 22 – Aug 17, Dec 15 – Dec 25)||USD 1,320.00||USD 1,320.00||5 nights|
|Peak Season (Dec 26 – Jan 4 2020)||USD 1,490.00||USD 1,490.00||7 nights|
Rates 2020 :
|Low Season (Jan 5 – Jan 23, Feb 1 – Mar 27, May 3 – Jun 19, Sep 6 – Dec 14)||USD 750.00||USD 895.00||2 nights|
|Shoulder Season (Mar 28 – Apr 8, Apr 14 – May 2, Jun 20 – Jun 26, Aug 24 – Sep 5)||USD 1,040.00||USD 1,110.00||3 nights||
|High Season (Jan 24 – Jan 31, Apr 9 – Apr 13, Jun 27 – Aug 23, Dec 15 – Dec 25)||USD 1,320.00||USD 1,320.00||5 nights|
|Peak Season||USD 1,490.00||USD 1,490.00||7 nights|
Rates are quoted in US Dollars per night and are subject to 15.5% tax & service charge.
- Rates include 2 guests per bedroom
- Check in time: 15.00 PM – Check Out Time: 12.00 PM
Additional Service available at an extra cost:
- Chef/ Cook
- Masseuse/Spa Therapist
- Extra Beds