The Studio has three authentic Javanese villas with 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms. They are set in a one hectare naturally landscaped tropical garden just 3km outside of Senggigi. It's close to the beach and the shops in Senggigi, yet far enough to enjoy real peace and quiet.
The property is build with ecological and sustainable design principles: passive cooling, rain-water harvesting, low-energy appliances, solar power and use of recycled timber throughout. Open air living, with open-to-sky bathroom and shared infinity pool make the most of the views and cool breezes. Antique Javanese furniture and original art works create a unique atmosphere.
Fully serviced, the Studio is self-contained. Nutritious breakfasts are provided: local coffees, fresh bread, home-made jams and organic juices from our garden. For other meals, guests can choose to pre-order beautiful home cooked meals from our kitchen, eat out, order in a la carte, or cater for themselves. For long-term stays we can provide a cook.
One hour drive from the airport. Five minutes to the beach and the restaurants, cafe's and entertainment of Senggigi. Airport transfers and car hire available. The Studio is perfect for a get-away holiday, walks on the hill, peace and quiet: wake each morning to the sound of birdsong and sunshine sparkling on the ocean below.
The Studio is perfect for families, couples or small groups looking for unique experience. A percentage of all income goes to local community development and environmental programs. Villa Laras has 4 bedrooms and can be rented partially too at reduced price, with shared living room and kitchen.
Senggigi, named after a princess in local legend, is the main tourist centre on Lombok. The resort area is about 10 km north of Ampenan, and about 20 minutes drive from the island's Selaparang airport. Nowhere near as large or as busy as its Bali counterparts, Senggigi is a great base for exploring the rest of the island. The pace is a very laid-back, with activities centred around the beaches and day trips to places of interest, which are all within a few hours drive from the town. At night, dine in the many restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets, listen to live music at the bars, or dance the night away at the nightclubs.
Senggigi Beach is the large bay that forms the centre of Senggigi, with the main road running parallel to the beach, and large resorts occupying the space between. The beach provides picturesque views of Bali's Gunung Agung to the west and stunning sunsets with the volcano silhouetted on the horizon. Senggigi Reef, off the point near the Senggigi Beach Hotel, has good coral for snorkelling and, in the right conditions, some decent surf breaks. Canoes can be hired from the beach on the weekends and during peak tourism times. Local outrigger boats (perahu) can be chartered from the beachfront for trips along the coast or out to the Gilis.
The main road in Senggigi is lined with small shops, tour agencies, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. There are a couple of supermarkets, numerous ATM's and moneychangers, a post office and all the normal tourist facilities. Senggigi is a relaxing and attractive place to stay, with a good range of luxury hotels and resorts, as well as mid-range and budget accommodations.
The Pasar Seni (Art Market) is on the beach between the Santosa and Sheraton resorts. There are numerous small stalls selling handicrafts and souvenirs from around Lombok, as well as t-shirts, sarongs and clothing similar to Bali's markets. On the beach, local sellers ply their wares â€“ watches, pearls and jewellery, as well as massages and manicures. Small restaurants line the beachfront and are a nice place to catch the ocean breezes during the day, or to dine at night watching the lights of the fishing boats across the ocean.
Batu Layar, on the hill a couple of kilometres before Senggigi, has an important ancestral grave (makam) where Muslims come to picnic and to pray for health and success. Nearby Pura Batu Bolong (meaning â€œrock with a holeâ€?), is an interesting Hindu temple facing Bali across the Lombok Strait. Built on a large rocky outcrop with a natural hole near the base, it is said that virgins were once sacrificed to the sea from the seat-like rock at the outermost point. Colourful Hindu ceremonies are held here every month at the dark and the full moons, and at Hindu festival times. Admission and loan of a compulsory temple sash are by donation. This is a great place to watch the sunset, with fantastic vistas across to Gunung Agung on Bali.