A private beach retreat where all your needs are met with a smile…
Villa Sepoi, whose name means ‘Sea Breeze’, is situated on Sira Beach, on the north-western coast of the beautiful island of Lombok. The villa is equally suited to an extended family holiday, a gathering of friends or a special celebration venue (events for up to 100 people can be accommodated). An efficient and discreet staff team, including a chef, villa manager, driver, housekeeping and security, will ensure you have a wonderful holiday.
Sira Beach is a ribbon of virgin white sand next to coconut plantations and a quiet village where local life continues in much the same way as it has done for centuries. The awesome views from the pristine beach and the gardens of Villa Sepoi take in Lombok’s towering Mount Rinjani, flanked by rainforest, the tiny port of Bangsal, the three sun-soaked Gili Islands and Bali’s Mount Agung in the distance. A car and driver can be organised for a reasonable daily rate, making it very easy to explore this fascinating island and visit some of the villages that produce the pottery, textiles and basketware that Lombok is famed for.
It takes about two hours by car to reach Villa Sepoi Sepoi from the new Lombok International Airport, which has daily flights to and from Bali and other Indonesian cities, plus direct international flights from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur several times a week. Regular ferry services cross the Lombok Straits from Padang Bai in Bali, and the journey takes about 1.5 hours.
Villa Sepoi is a place to relax and escape the pressures of normal daily life and work. A chance to play with the children in a stunning and safe environment and take long, unhurried walks up and down the beach. It is a fantastic location to completely unwind and enjoy five-star service from the excellent staff team. For the adventurous, there’s the opportunity to climb Mount Rinjani or go scuba diving or snorkelling over the tropical coral reefs surrounding the laid-back Gili Islands; and for golfers, a chance to play a round of golf or two at the stunning 18-hole Kosaido course next door to the villa.
The villa is designed around a central courtyard and then develops westwards through the living pavilion to the infinity pool and beyond to the beach. The garden bedrooms at the eastern side of the courtyard back onto the villa’s own orchard.
The buildings are of a traditional Indonesian style of architecture constructed of high-quality local materials. The villa’s six large bedrooms can comfortably sleep three families with children. Communal areas include a large open-sided living pavilion, dining pavilion, impressive sized kitchen and media room.
All six bedrooms at Villa Sepoi have been designed with an individual theme and have either a beautiful sea or garden view. Each room is air-conditioned with ceiling fans and a safe. Mosquito nets are also available.
THE GOLD SUITE
Villa Sepoi’s master suite takes up the entire upper floor of the only two-storey pavilion on the estate and is located on the southern side of the courtyard offering wonderful views of the sea. The suite incorporates a massive bedroom, furnished with a super-king-size four-poster bed and adjoined by a broad balcony. It also boasts a spacious dressing room, an office, a private massage room/yoga studio, and a large ensuite bathroom fitted with twin washbasins, a rain shower and a romantic freestanding bathtub canopied in gold organza.
THE BLUE AND RED BEDROOMS
The Blue and Red rooms are located on the ground floor below the master suite and, as their names suggest, are decorated in blue and red furnishings. The Blue room, featuring soft colourful fabrics, has two large single beds and two trundle beds which can be rolled out of sight during the day. The Red bedroom has a king-size bed and is decorated with black and red oriental finishings.
THE YELLOW AND ORANGE BEDROOMS
The Yellow and Orange rooms are on the eastern side of the courtyard. Backing onto the villa’s orchard, these rooms have a tranquil, rustic feel; one can relax on a daybed and watch the birds and butterflies. The Yellow room has a large king-size bed and the Orange room has the same twin bed arrangement as the Blue room. Both rooms have an ensuite bathrooms and open-air showers.
THE GREEN BEDROOM
The Green room is in a detached pavilion situated in the gardens with beautiful views directly onto the beach. This room features a centrally positioned king-size bed and doors that open onto a garden terrace with sunbeds. The large ensuite bathroom features a tub, walk-in rain shower, dressing area and private open-air shower.
The social hub of the villa, the open-sided living pavilion, sits in the middle of the compound and is a striking feature with its white pillars, white Palimanan stone floors and high vaulted alang-alang thatched roof. Three comfortable suede sofas allow guests to unwind cooled by ceiling fans. A pull-down projector screen affords a tropical cinematic experience.
The dining pavilion rests in the corner of the main courtyard with direct access to the villa’s impressive kitchen. This grand, colonnaded pavilion features a stunning 14-seater teak table where guests can enjoy home-cooked dinners prepared by the in-house chef. The large fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances can also be used for cooking demonstrations.
To the rear of the kitchen is the media room, which also doubles as a great kid’s playroom. Featuring a soft comfortable L-shaped sofa, large flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player, iPod dock, Nintendo Wii and library, it is the ideal place to curl up with a book or watch a movie. Two ceiling fans keep guests cool.
The 20-metre infinity pool lies between the living pavilion and the beach and is the perfect place for splashing around with the children or swimming lengths. There are numerous sun loungers positioned under the shade of the coconut trees and in the poolside massage balé. A bamboo ‘cabana’ bar rests by the pool – great for an afternoon cocktail.
The gardens are a tropical explosion of colour and lushness. Local flora includes frangipani, bougainvillea, lotus trees and other exotic species. The orchard at the rear of the villa makes a wonderful secret garden for children to hide in and play, while the large lawn leading down the beach is a dream setting for special events and celebrations. Guests can sit and watch the local fishermen haul in their daily catch from the beachside balé, which is also the perfect spot for a beach barbecue at sunset.