If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Lombok, newly-opened SIWA Clubhouse delivers a touch of Bali without the crowds.
If you’ve been looking for an alternative to Bali, with its bustling tourist hubs, you might want to look east, to Lombok, which is finally emerging as a possible contender to the Island of the Gods. And on the island’s southern coast, you’ll find like-minded travellers at the newly opened SIWA Clubhouse.
The two-story pool club is perched on the highest peak of South Lombok, and boasts unrivalled views of the picturesque coastline below. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (as well as drinks) throughout the week, SIWA offers the luxury and hospitality of Bali’s beach and pool clubs without the crowds.
You’ll dine like a king thanks to the culinary team of adjacent SIWA Cliffs resort, led by Scottish Director of Culinary Steven Todd and Chef Alit WIlantara who make the most of Lombok’s spectacular produce from both land and sea to create Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-inspired menus.
Highlights range from salted snapper croquettes with shaved parmesan and lemon aioli to charred barramundi with burnt eggplant, laksa curry, freshly picked herbs, and lemon; and the 42-day dry-aged sous-vide Nebraska Tomahawk, served with Bordelaise jus, house salad, salt-baked garlic potato, and café de Paris cream. You can also indulge your sweet tooth with the likes of chocolate ganache tart with chocolate crumb, salted caramel gel, and vanilla ice cream and pair your meal with selections from the international wine list or a creative signature cocktail (the classic Aperol spritz is already a crowd favourite).
SIWA Clubhouse is a destination so beautiful that you won’t want to leave, but from early next year, you won’t have to, when a series of opulent cliff villas will be introduced for both short stays and sales in January. The Group’s other hotel resort KU Villas sits a five-minute drive away, in the heart of the Kuta Mandalika province, a convenient location that boasts easy access to the best of Lombok’s landmarks. The private estate consists of a cluster of one-bedroom rooms, some with a private pool, two-bedroom family suites, and two-bedroom pool villas.
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