Austin Powers, eat your heart out! The five-bedroom Villa Sapi is a masterpiece of design backed by white sand Sira Beach with its sensational sunset views. Prestigious neighbours in the area include the Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club, Hotel Tugu and The Oberoi, and it is located just 10 minutes from the Gili Islands by speed boat. The villa is filled with conceptual artwork, funky furniture and curved structures which feel very 60s. The villa has three swimming pools plus a children’s pool, a stand-alone two-bedroom guesthouse and a tennis court.
Canadian architect David Lombardi’s concept of ‘Function over Form’ leaves Villa Sapi’s guests with a sense of surprise at every twist and turn: there is a grass-roofed building that houses the main kitchen, a futuristic home theatre and a white sculpture in the coconut grove garden which, in huge black letters, suggests that we should ‘Stop Making Sense.’ A team of staff is on hand at Villa Sapi to provide gourmet cuisine and attentive service (the villa’s manager, chef and head butler were all previously employed by The Oberoi Hotel Group, which says it all). A wide range of activities are available to villa guests, including golf, snorkelling, diving, waterfall hikes and mountain trekking, cooking classes, cycling and day trips to the nearby Gili Islands.