Villa Sapi - Entertainment room view from garden

Villa Experience


Villa Sapi - Chef

Villa Sapi has a dedicated team of staff, working shifts.

Chef / manager

Kantun is Villa Sapi’s full-time Chef and Manager.  He has been trained in five-star cuisine by Asian and French Chefs in the most renowned hotels in Singapore and Lombok (The Oberoi, Lombok) and he presents guests with the best of both culinary cultures.  A full-time assistant will take over in the kitchen when Kantun is assisting guests during their stay.  He is on call 24 hours a day.

Pastry chef

Villa Sapi is the only villa in Lombok to have an in-house pastry chef.  Guests can enjoy freshly baked baguettes, croissants and delicious cakes.


Full-time butlers are on hand to attend to guests’ every need; this includes serving food and beverages at meal times, as well as snacks, afternoon tea, cocktails and drinks throughout the day and evening. The head butler previously worked at The Oberoi, Lombok.


This team will attend to all of the daily cleaning and domestic duties at Villa Sapi including the laundry, which is done in-house free of charge.


The huge garden at Villa Sapi is tended daily by a team of gardeners, who are extraordinarily discreet. They work hard to maintain high standards without disturbing the guests.


Villa Sapi employs a full-time maintenance man to resolve any problems inside or outside the buildings.

Pool maintenance

Externally-contracted pool maintenance men look after the four swimming pools at Villa Sapi.

Spa staff/masseuse

Off-site, fully trained spa staff from The Oberoi, Lombok, will visit the villa on request to provide a range of spa and massage treatments.


Villa Sapi is kept safe and secure day and night by a team of security guards working rotating shifts.


Villa Sapi - Dining and kitchen area

Guests at Villa Sapi are offered full board meals (at a special rate).  Villa Sapi’s chef discusses food and meal schedules with guests at the start of their stay.  He then produces three gourmet meals per day:  a full and hearty breakfast, a three-course lunch and a three-course dinner, plus afternoon tea and snacks. The chef only uses the freshest vegetables and fruits, mostly harvested from Villa Sapi’s own organic garden or from the local market.  Fish comes directly from the local fishermen.  Poultry is raised locally and organically.  Fresh beef and lamb are imported from Australia and New Zealand.

Guests can expect stunningly presented delicious servings of fresh fish, steaks or lamb chops with a colourful array of fresh vegetables; gazpacho soup; gourmet pasta dishes; local dishes such as pepes ikan (fish baked in banana leaf packages); Lombok prawn curry; Sate Ikan Tanjung, which originates from the neighbouring village of Tanjung and features a satay of spiced tuna or snapper fish with an infusion of coconut milk and garlic, pressed onto a lemongrass skewer and grilled.  Desserts include a wonderful chocolate fondant and the villa’s pastry chef bakes delicious cakes and other sweet treats.  Freshly squeezed fruit juices are always available at Villa Sapi, as well as other soft drinks, beers and a good range of imported spirits (served at cost price) – Mojitos are a specialty.  Barbecues or pool balé dinners can be arranged with traditional dance entertainment.


Villa Sapi - Entertainment room

Villa holidays are an excellent option for families.  Family-friendly advantages of villa stays include having access to your own private facilities, such as swimming pool, living space and gardens and having the freedom to use them whenever you want.  Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.

Villa Sapi has an enormous open garden, a tennis court, table tennis, bikes, kayaks, a 20m kids’ pool, a funky TV room with beanbags, DVDs, board games and toys.  The villa’s friendly staff will go out of their way to make children feel as welcome as adults – whether it’s cooking in the kitchen or playing table tennis or football in the garden.  Having these willing helpers on hand also gives you plenty of flexibility and freedom to do your own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost).

Neither do you have to worry about packing all that cumbersome extra equipment when you stay at Villa Sapi as all the essentials, and more, can be provided (click here to see list of available hire items).  Just talk through your requirements with us when you make your reservation and we’ll make sure it’s all there ready and waiting for your arrival.

And when the excitement of exploring the villa starts to wear off, check out our Things to do page; there’s plenty in the area to keep all the family amused throughout the holiday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Although Villa Sapi staff are more than happy to accommodate and entertain your children, parents are ultimately responsible for their safety and Villa Sapi staff and/or owners cannot be held responsible should any accident occur.


Villa Sapi - Massage lumbung

Guests at Villa Sapi can enjoy a traditional massage or spa treatment in the dedicated massage lumbung, which is equipped with two massage beds. Treatments are provided by outside spa therapists and the staff are on hand to assist with appointments.

Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

  • June 9th, 2019 - June 12th, 2019

    Thank you so much to all staff - friendly and helpful. Excellent food. We will be back.
    Grave T, Singapore

  • June 22nd, 2018 - June 25th, 2018

    Thank you so much the whole team, we really had a fabulous weekend and can't wait until next time we can come to Villa Sapi.
    Kevin L, Singapore

  • May 7th, 2018 - May 16th, 2018

    Thank you for our stay in Villa Sapi, it was a great pleasure for us to spend a few days in this wonderful place. It was too short for us, we hope we will come back next year. Your kitchen was great, I'll miss those flavors!
    Justyna O, Poland

  • April 25th, 2018 - May 7th, 2018

    Thank you and the entire Villa Sapi team again for absolutely the most amazing holiday we have had. As we briefly discussed, we will be back to Villa Sapi next year. We have just booked Villa Sapi for two weeks starting April, thank you.
    Adrian G, Switzerland

  • April 13th, 2018 - April 20th, 2018

    Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. Your team at Villa Sapi are the best in the world. We have made incredible memories here and it's all thanks to your hard work and dedication. Everything has been perfect, we can't wait to come back someday.
    Marcus L, United Kingdom

  • October 17th, 2015 - October 31st, 2015

    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

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Villa Sapi – Sira Beach, Lombok 5 bedroom luxury villa Elite 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.
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