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 free-form pool to volleyball on the lawn, snorkeling, sea kayaking and bike rides through traditional villages, to a round of golf on the adjacent and stunningly situated 18-hole championship course.
Designed by Bali-based Australian architect John Lincoln – renowned for his work on the Four Seasons resort Hotel Jimbaran, the Westin Hotel Nusa Dua, as well as a number of five star hotels and private villas in and around Bali – The Anandita villa was built with a vision to create an oasis of peace and natural harmony and provides you with the opportunity to reunite body and soul with the environment as well as socialise with friends or family.
The large open living areas, tall vaulted ceilings and the overflowing lotus pond by the dining pavilion provide a great sense of space and freedom. From the bale, dining room and every pavilion, one can hear the sound of birdsong, the waves slowly rolling onto the beach and the wind gently caressing the palm leaves. Built with precious woods from Kalimantan, white Palimanan stone from Bali and locally crafted terrazzo, The Anandita uses noble natural materials for a modern, yet highly classic luxurious architecture.
On waking each morning, and opening the curtains of your private bedroom pavilion, the pool and beach are simultaneously revealed over the lush green lawn. Our manicured grounds, conceived by landscape designer Malcolm Williams, boast frangipani, pink and orange bougainvillea, as well as flamboyant trees whose striking red flowers bloom once a year.
The lightly salted free-form pool, built with large natural indigo and earthy-toned stones imported from India, blends with its surroundings and confers a river-like feeling. Antique primitive art sculptures from Sumba and wooden totems from Irian Jaya dot the gardens with a sense of mystery.
Staying at The Anandita offers a level of privacy that is difficult to find anywhere else. The one and a half hectares of ocean-facing land, and the white-sand beach that fringes it, are all yours.
During your stay at The Anandita, you will be pampered by a team of 20 dedicated and discreet members of staff. Our villa manager and his team will tailor the experience to your every need and desire.
The Anandita Chef will shape every meal and dish around your requirements, providing a choice of Asian, Western or international meals. The breads and pastries served at the villa are home-baked. High tea, as well as beach or poolside snacks and cocktails are available around the clock. The Anandita also boasts a wide choice of wine, ranging from France's St Emilion millesimes, to crus from the New World.
Throughout your stay, our crew will strive to help you create enduring memories by organizing soirées to mark special occasions such as birthdays. Such events can include private fireworks from the beach and live bands or dance performances.
Spa treatments, serviced by third party therapists, are available at any time in the villa's own massage marquee, or in the privacy of your bedroom.
Built on the edge of the Sira peninsula, The Anandita benefits from the wonders of one of the island's most beautiful ecosystems. Just 200-metres from the beach via sea kayaks, you can swim amongst amazing multicoloured fauna and flora.
On top of the superb ecosystem, we also offer many opportunities to discover other natural settings around the island, to learn about the traditions and culture of the people of Lombok, and to plan adventure, sports or recreational activities.
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 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 socializing. 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 bale (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.