Villa Sapi is located at Sira (also spelt Sire), a spur of land bordered by a white ribbon of beach with magnificent coastline views. Just one kilometre from the villa is the Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club, an 18-hole championship course, which is open to the public. 300m in the opposite direction is Hotel Tugu Lombok, a funky-fantastic, atmospheric living museum of extraordinary Indonesian antiques, with a restaurant and bar. Tanjung (4km) is an attractive Sasak market village with stalls overflowing with local produce; this is also home to The Oberoi Lombok Hotel, complete with a jetty – should you arrive by boat – and a gourmet restaurant.
Hotel Tugu Lombok
Kosaido Country Golf & Club
Oberoi Lombok Hotel
Mataram and Sekarbela
Senaru, Rinjani National Park
Lombok Airport (Praya)
Things To Do
Villa Sapi’s manager has a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings as required.
Villa Sapi is supported by a five-star PADI dive resort under H20 Sportz Indonesia.There is a tennis court at Villa Sapi and a tennis coach is available on request.
In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.
Chef Kantun manages a cookery school at Villa Sapi dedicated to training young up-and-coming Indonesian chefs for positions at the forefront of Lombok hospitality. Villa guests can take advantage of these facilities for private cookery lessons, just notify us of your interest when making your reservation.
If you want to go shopping in Lombok, don’t expect modern malls or designer clothing; instead seek out local products. Sweta’s ‘Bertais Market’ at Mataram (31km) sells everything that is made or produced on the island, including Lombok’s intricate basketware. Pearl sellers occasionally walk along Sira Beach and will offer you their wares, expect to be hassled a bit, and remember to barter. For quality and range of pearls, the best option is to visit the specialist retail outlets in Sekarbele, near Mataram (31km).
Banyumulek (40km) is one of the three main pottery centres on the island; in the mornings, you can watch the women potters at work. At the traditional weaving village of Sembalun (77km) in the foothills of Mt Rinjani, you can witness the production of the island’s striking hand-woven textiles. The beautiful fabrics are created on manually-operated back strap looms.
Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club, designed by Peter Thompson, lies within Sira Bay. A golf buggy can pick you up to enjoy this uncrowded and serene 18-hole championship course (nine coastal holes and nine tucked in the shade of the majestic Mount Rinjani).
Eat out for a change of scene. Inspect the history, artefacts and curios of nearby funky Hotel Tugu, a living museum of Indonesian antiques and local artwork, over a beachside lunch or dinner. Or enjoy the gourmet food at the 5-star Oberoi Resort and The Lombok Lodge which is opposite the Oberoi.
Visit the Gili islands to experience a different side of Lombok. Of the three small coral-fringed islands, Gili Meno and Gili Air are fairly quiet and Gili Trawangan has the nightlife. Cidomos (Horse drawn carts) or bicycles and lazy beachside cafes set the scene with no high rise buildings, no motorised vehicles and not a McDonald’s in sight. The villa manager can arrange a boat transfer.
Investigate the attractive market village of Tanjung, where stalls overflow with mysterious and exotic produce such as locally grown tobacco, coffee, soya and peanuts.
For a gentle trek, head to Senaru village, the gateway to Rinjani National Park. Local Sasak guides will show you the park’s two beautiful waterfalls of Sindang Gila and Tiu Kelep.
Do nothing. Relax, Robinson Crusoe-style, on your own deserted beach in the shade of the palm trees, taking a cooling dip in the blue ocean or the refreshing swimming pool.
Revitalise and rejuvenate with an in-villa massage treatment. Try a deep pressure Balinese massage, a cleansing facial or a simple manicure from professional therapists from The Oberoi Hotel. Or head off to the neighbouring Hotel Tugu Lombok (sister to Tugu Bali) for a yoga meditation session or spa treatment in the gorgeous spa.
Villa Sapi is like going to heaven the staff the food the location is just amazing we cannot fault one thing. Can I also mention the linen is just devine. Kantun the Villa Manager is the most professional, accommodating person nothing is too much trouble. We have been going to Villa Sapi every year for 4 years now and will continue for many more. Thank you to Kantun and all the staff for once again making our family holiday so enjoyable. julie W, Australia
June 14th, 2015 - June 18th, 2015
Excellent villa for a large group of up to 13 comfortably. Excellent facilities and views. The staff who attended to us are beyond belief and are very friendly. The Chef is the best there is! Cooks everything fresh and ever willing to teach. Farish K, Singapore
January 16th, 2015 - January 19th, 2015
Great view and excellent design. The staff are nice and helpful. The Chef is amazing, every lunch and dinner always surprise us. Great Value!! Tien-Hsiang Wen, Taiwan
January 4th, 2015 - January 12th, 2015
From the second we arrived till the minute we left, the team at Villa Sapi were amazing. We had the most memorable time with our children and friends, staying in the gorgeous architecturally designed Villa and relaxing around the expansive grounds. The food by Chef and his team was incredible. I would recommend Villa Sapi to anyone who wants to feel like a rock star!!! Sophie M, Australia
December 24th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015
A hidden gem. Great staff. The food is outstanding. We stayed 11 days and only left the property for a visit to Gili Islands. Frank R, China
August 12th, 2014 - August 19th, 2014
We had an amazing holiday at Villa Sapi, can't rate it highly enough. We will definitely go back. Helen T, Singapore
June 6th, 2014 - June 10th, 2014
The villa was a perfect location for our family gathering that included 3 small children. Cots and high chairs were provided as well as car seats for transfers. The weather was beautiful and the beach much cleaner than Bali. The fact that you can take a fast ferry from Lombok means that you can avoid long drives through congested traffic from Denpasar. The architecture and grounds are really special and the staff wonderful. Catherine H, Australia
April 29th, 2014 - May 13th, 2014
Wonderful villa with amazing staff - highly recommended Miki M, Singapore
January 27th, 2014 - February 4th, 2014
Beautiful villa in a lovely beachfront setting. The staff were amazing and the food was fantastic. Our kids had a great time. Not much to do in the surrounding area. But if your happy with beach, pool, sea and being well looked after - perfect. Helen Bramley ., Hong Kong
Villa Sapi – Sira Beach, Lombok 5 bedroom luxury villaElite Havens
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.
Furnishings carry a signature colour theme of black, red and lime green, while the walls are adorned with flair – bamboo, water cascades and conceptual artwork. The first clue to the quirky nature of the artwork is a white sculpture in the coconut grove garden which, in huge black letters, suggests that we should ‘Stop Making Sense’.
The view over the 2,500sqm estate from the villa’s open-sided living and dining room, bedrooms and bathrooms is unrivalled; here guests can look forward to a vista that is ever-changing with the moods of the sea, sky, neighbouring islands, distant mountains, forests and colourful fishing boats. At night, after a magnificent sunset, the scene becomes even more magical as the moon’s reflection twinkles on the water, presenting a picture of tranquillity and unforgettable beauty.
A full team of staff is on hand at Villa Sapi to look after every guest’s need with superb cuisine and service. The villa’s manager, chef and head butler were all previously employed by The Oberoi Hotel Group and have been trained to the highest level. A wide range of activities is available to guests at Villa Sapi, including tennis on the villa’s private court, golf, snorkelling, diving, waterfall hikes and mountain trekking, cycling, day trips to the nearby Gili Islands, cookery classes and more.
There is a sweet story behind the villa’s name. The huge coconut grove on which the property stands used to be grazing land for cows, the most treasured possessions of Lombok farmers, symbolising status, wealth and happiness. The owners decided that these graceful beasts should be rightfully honoured: Sapi means cow in the Indonesian language.