Looking for an idyllic vacation? Come to Villa Merasheen or Villa Serendah in The Secret Garden for your holidays...you will never want to leave!
Lombok is a beautiful, unspoiled island which is located just 20 minutes by air to the east of Bali, its more well known sister. There are regular flights daily from within Indonesia and direct international flights from Singapore several times a week. This island jewel was cited by Conde Nast Traveler (2007) as one of the world's top island destinations. Unspoiled by mass tourism, Lombok is known for its beautiful green rice fields, lush foliage and little horse drawn carts which are the major means of transportation for the local people.
The Lonely Planet raves: "Less developed than Bali, Lombok has better beaches, a bigger volcano and more varied landscapes. Tourism is still low key, and many visitors are independent travelers drawn by the island's intoxicating diving and snorkeling, hiking and surf spots, as well as Lombok's intriguing endemic culture."
Your holiday can be as lazy or as active as you choose; trekking, diving, surfing or spa visits, snorkeling, pool-side lounging and snoozing in a hammock. Lombok boasts incredible natural beauty and bio-diversity. It is home to Mount Rinjani, one of the top climbing destinations in South East Asia and a diving paradise known as the Gilis which is just a few minutes offshore. Lombok has sweeping unspoiled beaches all within minutes of your base at the Secret Garden.
Our deluxe villas offer all the comforts of home in a secure, private, professionally maintained compound with 24 hour security. Only minutes from the beach on foot, the villa has a beautiful tropical garden, a large pool, and a hot tub. You will be amazed by the orchids and frangipani.
Villa Merasheen and Villa Serendah are located in The Secret Garden which is a small, private complex set in a lush coconut valley 2km north of the tourist hub of Sengiggi. This is the town where you will find shopping, restaurants and night life. Taxis are inexpensive. The villas are located within easy driving distance of the new Lombok International Airport (LOP), which opened in October 2011.
The villas are located within our own large private gardens with a spacious, covered, private beruga (lanai) for outdoor lounging and dining. Each villa has a gourmet kitchen with all Western conveniences, a den with futon, large open plan lounge and dining room, two large bedrooms with full en-suite bathrooms. Each bedroom has a private balcony with views of the pool. You'll find the bookshelves fully stocked, an ample DVD library and lots of board games. The villas are tastefully decorated in modern, minimalist Indonesian style with original art work. The villas are also equipped with a wide variety of baby items which are available to you, free of charge, if you require.
Our English-speaking housekeeper will clean the villa each day and prepare a cooked breakfast (you need to purchase groceries).
Note that Villa Serendah is located next door to Villa Merasheen. It is owned by the same family and is also available for rent. All information is the same as the two villas are identical.
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Our stay at the Secret Garden was wonderful. Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. We enjoyed Cafe Alberto on Christmas night for our family dinner right there on the beach. Lovely and the food was great. Sunset House was another favourite of ours. We did walk to Coco and had lunch there. Yessy Cafe was our last night. We did have several power outages so had to scramble to find candles and the lamp upstairs but after one time we were well prepared. Hired Dream Divers to take us to Gili for the day. What a great place to hang out and snorkel. Your house keeper and driver were lovely people. We used the car only a half a day on the first day to just get an idea of where things were after that we used backs of truck transport. Enjoyed our Christmas day just lounging at the pool side. Our son did get one day of surfing with the locals renting from Sengiggi Beach Resort. We have recommended to our friends. Thank you again.
We are a Canadian family who has always enjoyed holidays in Asia. When we saw the The Secret Garden we fell in love with it and instantly decided that we had to buy the remaining two villas. We hired the same builder and got very involved in customizing both the interior and exterior of both properties. We visit Lombok as often as we can and because our staff is full time we rent out our properties when we are not there ourselves.