About Santosa Lombok

Overlooking the Lombok Sea and covering over 7 hectares of tropical gardens, The Santosa Villas & Resort is the perfect base for a cultural escape, sportive vacation, and business trip or just a well-deserved break. Only 60 minutes drive from Lombok International Airport and in the heart of Senggigi, our dedicated staff will pamper you, allow you access to the soul of Lombok and make your stay memorable. Our team will thrive to provide you with personalized service and make sure your experience with us is the serene holiday you have been craving for.

The First Halal Universal Tourism Beach Resort of Indonesia


The 15th of February marks a very important date for the Santosa Villas & Resort Family as it is the date we started to adapt our product to respond to owning company aspiration and our destination Tourism positioning within Indonesia. As of 15th of February our property is following the requirements of “Universal Tourism”, and some changes do apply tour product outline, most noticeable by all our guests is the fact that our property no longer sales alcoholic beverage, as Universal Tourism requires us to respond to all guests religious restrictions and Indonesia being a Musilm country, alcohol as to be removed from our product list.
What does it mean for non-muslim guests? Well, as a hotel guests you are welcome to purchase your alcohol within your room or the Seaside Restaurant, where glassware will be provided, again as we do not want revenue from alcohol, we will not apply the usual corkage fee. As it is now, most of our-Muslim guests already purchase beers and other drinks for the room out of local supermarket, our changes will have little effect with the expetion of a reduced beverage bill.
We do appreciate your sipport and wish you a very pleasant stay, and do try our local non alcoholic drinks; you will be surprised by the refreshing pleasure of exotic fruits and other traditional beverages.

With kind regards

The Staff and Management

ATF (ASEAN Tourism Forum) 2014 at Kuching Malaysia

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ATF is the largest ASEAN based trade show for tourism development, every year it is hosted by one country of ASEAN. This year was Malaysia in Kuching Sarawak.
The Lombok Hotel Association decided that for the purpose of tourism growth and development in NTB, Lombok had to be visible in the tourism professional circle and took a double booth at ATF 2014 for the promotion of Lombok where 8 hotel managers presented our great island..
The 28 hotels members of the association were presented to various buyers and media from around the world, but foremost the destination was presented to make sure Lombok become a name on everybody’s lips when talking about Indonesia as a tourism destination
Last year in October the LHA supported by BPPD and PHRI, took a booth at ITB Asia, the largest B2B exhibition in the region, but unfortunately, the other two most important shows in the region could not be supported, and LHA finance itself for ATF2014 and next month for the Perth Travel Expo.
The ministry was very pleased to see for the third time in 6 month the Lombok Hotel Association taking initiative to do what matters for the growth of tourism in NTB.
Our only hope is that NTB BPPD will take on the responsibility to do professional shows with the right industry for the right market in order to ensure proper tourism growth in the region.
February some of Lombok hotels will join the Ministry of Tourism in Singapore for NATAS, the largest consumer show for holiday in Singapore, but before that LHA will be in Perth for the Perth Travel Expo to promote our great Island.

Photo 8 Hotel Managers from Lombok Hotel Association with Ibu Nia Niscaya (Dirgen Pemasaran Luar Negeri Ministry Tourism Indonesia)

I Ain’t Your Sister v-3, New Year Eve Party 2014

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The Santosa, the 4-star resort hotel in Senggigi rang in the new year of 2014 with a bang with their third “I Ain’t Your Sister Party.” This special celebration came alive with the help of two International DJs Marco polo cecere from itali and laura clasique from swiss colaboration with jhonny satrio from bali, fire dance and stilt walker show, fashion show by MILO’s designer from itali, sasak traditional music and dance by sanggar mendur putek, pianist and singer by jiruwaru and pipit , New Year countdown festivities and a fireworks show.

Food & Beverage Manager of the Santosa reported, “Our party concept is actually quite simple; great music, great food, great prizes and a great crowd. We planned and prepared everything elaborately and thoroughly from the small personalized details like custom party favors and fully staffed cash bars and bartenders, to the lighting, bubble and fog effects, expanded fireworks show and the Chef’s selection of PAN Asian food (family set menu), Nusantara traditional food.

I Ain’t Your Sister Party V-3 supported by many sponsor whose join with the santosa to celebrate new year eve party 2014 such as, CLAS MILD ciggarate, HEINEKEN multi bintang Indonesia beers, TELKOMSEL provider, GARUDA INDONESIA, CITILINK, and GEM pearl lombok.

This special celebration was aimed at increasing business and tourism, attracting new visitors, and ultimately giving a boost to the local economy. It was also intended as an instrument for Lombok tourism development to enhance the awareness, appeal and profitability of Lombok as a tourism destination.

FUN TRIP JETSTAR FAMILY IN THE SANTOSA VILLAS AND RESORTS SEPT 2013

WELCOME TO A BEAUTIFUL LOMBOK ISLAND PARADISE



To celebrate the launch of the new service, Jetstar will be offering special sale fares of $119* one way from Perth to Lombok.
Jetstar Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Officer David Hall said he was excited to introduce Lombok as the airline’s 15th international destination.

“As we enter our 10th year of flying, we are delighted to be the first carrier to introduce non-stop services from Australia to Lombok,” Mr Hall said.

“The size and scale of Jetstar allows us to open new routes and provide opportunities for more people to travel more often.
“Increasing our presence in South East Asia builds on our strategy to be the low fares leader in the region.”

Lombok is a small island located 1600 kilometres north-west of Darwin offering a mix of accommodation and activities for the leisure market and is described as reminiscent of Bali in the 1990s.
Jetstar will operate four flights each week to the island and Mr Hall said Lombok would become a popular choice for Australians wanting a relaxing holiday destination.

“We know from our experience that the introduction of a low fares carrier helps create new market demand and has a positive impact on the tourism sector,” he said.
“Lombok is the 62nd port for the Jetstar Group and this new route launch demonstrates our determination to provide more low fares to more destinations than ever before.”

The new service will be operated by an Airbus A320, flying on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday with a flight time of around three hours and 40 minutes. Jetstar’s lead-in fare for the route starts at $179.

Sale fares start at $119* and will be available from 12pm AEST Monday 17 June until 0159am AEST Thursday 20 June (unless sold out prior) and are valid for travel between Tuesday 15 October and Tuesday 3 December 2013 and Tuesday 4 February to Thursday 27 March 2014.


LOMBOK INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL 2013 14-15 SEPTEMBER, SANTOSA VILLAS & RESORT – BIMA BALLROOM

Lombok International Dance festival is in its 8th year, and will be held over 2 days at the Senggigi Venue of Santosa Villas & Resort, who are also major sponsors of the Lombok International Dance Festival.

ORGANISERS
Marcel De Rijk President Director of Puri Mas Boutique Resorts & Spa – primary sponsors of the event.
Marcel is President of IDA-International Dance Asia and WDO-World Dance Organisation.
This event will be held under the auspices of these organisations.
IDA representing Ballroom and Latin Dance and WDO representing Artistic & Freestyle Dance.
The Dance Festival is also supported by the following Indonesian organisations – IODI, IDI, and InCBD
As in the past, Marcel is bringing a wonderful display couple to Lombok to perform dance shows. This year spectators will be wowed by World Champions in Classic Show Dance Ivan Kyrlov & Nataliya Smirnova from Moscow Russia.
Lombok will also have its own display of talent with Saturday’s Traditional Dance performances in the morning, followed by Artistic & Freestyle taking place in the afternoon.

It is thrilling to know that more than 20 couples from Lombok, will perform Latin dance, synchronic dance, and line dance in front of a fabulous international line up of Judges from all over the world.
These dance students aged from 6 years and upwards are part of a fantastic social program specialising in dance for young people.
The social dance program is funded by “Friends of Puri Mas” – namely the guests who are staying in Puri Mas Resort, and backed by Mr. Marcel De Rijk and the Lombok International School of Dance.
Marcel is a renowned international dance teacher and adjudicator who is passing on his skills by training these young people not only in the wonders and ways of dance, but through dance, they are learning confidence, balance, co ordination, discipline, timing, sharing and friendship which gives them a tremendous boost in life, school and a more positive future.
More than 16 countries will take part in the Ballroom & Latin categories naming a few – Australia, Italy, UK, Russia and Holland as well as the Asian countries such as Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and of course Indonesia.

Guest of Honour.
The Organisers are also anticipating that the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Ms. Mari Elka Pangestu will attend with her family to present awards and prizes to the competitors as she did last year.

Lombok Hotel Association (LHA) Converged on WTM LONDON 2012

Launched in the 1980s, WTM or World Travel Market is one of the leading global events for the travel industry. Staged annually in London, the event offers a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business. WTM is owned by the world’s leading events organizer Reed Exhibitions (RE). They organize a portfolio of other travel industry events including Arabian Travel Market and International Luxury Travel Market.

Over the years, WTM has lived up to its expectations by showcasing the best in travel, tourism and hospitality. Today, the event itself attracts thousands of visitors and suppliers of travel and tourism products/services.

This year, WTM was held on 5-8 of November. Lombok Hotels Association (LHA) considered the event a great opportunity to further promote the Lombok travel, tourism and hospitality industry. They wound of sending 7 of their Lombok hoteliers to actively participate in this tourism exhibition.
Their forethought and considerations were not off mark despite the economic recession that is beating down hard on some European countries. Over 187 countries still found their way to London to participate. Furthermore, on the first day of WTM 2012 alone, it experienced a resounding success, with exhibitor invitation visitors up 5% compared to last year’s event.

During the official opening of the WTM ceremony, the chairman of WTM Fiona Jeffery stressed, “Travel and tourism has come far with the creation of jobs, economic boosts, leisure and relaxation. Travel and tourism will remain big given the fact that it has contributed to the world GDP and has created 98 million jobs worldwide.” She further appealed to governments worldwide to give the industry the recognition it deserves as it helps to turn lives around and promote economic prosperity.

Moreover, The findings from the WTM Global trends report 2012 revealed that Asia’s tourism is driving fast and furious; tourism spending continues to grow in Asia as regional economies remain vibrant. Meanwhile The World Travel Market 2012 Industry Report highlighted the SLIMMA nations (Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico and Argentina) are again highlighted by the industry as the emerging travel and tourism powerhouses coming up behind the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
Indonesia’s importance is further remarked upon and cited because of its diversity, growing population, and high disposable income.

However, let’s not forget that there is still huge untapped potential for growth in travel and tourism in Indonesia. The Indonesian government should put the appeal and information into their considerations because it is believed by many that the government needs to implement more measures to boost the industry and to help the tourism sector achieve its potential. With continued support and better regulation from the government, promising growth is expected over the forecast period – 2016.

All in all, almost 46,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, embarked on ExCeL – London last November to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinions and trends at WTM. The chairman of LHA Stephane Servin stated, “The results were promising. We sincerely hope that presenting Lombok at WTM will ensure awareness of the Lombok tourism product, as well as place Lombok firmly on the world tourism map.” He further explained, ”We would love people to know more about Lombok and what Lombok truly is. It is not ‘an unspoiled Bali,’ or ‘the new Bali’. Neither is it ‘Bali’s sister island.’ Yes, our proximity to Bali has been a blessing but it is also a curse. We have been living in Bali’s shadow far too long. It’s time that we make an aggressive tourism campaign and take action to show the world what the region has to offer and more. Our main message is clear: Lombok is not Bali at all, and that is precisely its charm.”

For further information regarding the WTM London, please visit www.wtmlondon.com
Photo from left to right:<br />
Stephane Servin - Chairman of the Lombok Hotel Association & General Manager Santosa Villas & Resort.<br />
Imam Wahyudi – General Manager Villa Ombak and Ombak Sunset<br />
Sara Sanders – General Manager Puri Mas Resort<br />
Iwan Sitompul – General Manager Cocotinos Resort Sekotong<br />
Marino Santosa – Resident Manager Jeeva Klui Resort<br />
TM. Wong- Owner Cocotinos Resort Sekotong<br />
Roshan Fernando - General Manager Tugu Hotel<br />
Photo from left to right:
Stephane Servin – Chairman of the Lombok Hotel Association & General Manager Santosa Villas & Resort.
Imam Wahyudi – General Manager Villa Ombak and Ombak Sunset
Sara Sanders – General Manager Puri Mas Resort
Iwan Sitompul – General Manager Cocotinos Resort Sekotong
Marino Santosa – Resident Manager Jeeva Klui Resort
TM. Wong- Owner Cocotinos Resort Sekotong
Roshan Fernando – General Manager Tugu Hotel

ASEAN INTER-PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY (AIPA) 33rd GENERAL ASSEMBLY – AT THE SANTOSA LOMBOK 16-22 SEPTEMBER 2012

Strengthening the Parliamentary Roles towards ASEAN community 2012

Senggigi, Lombok, September 26 2012: The 33rd general assembly of AIPA was held from September 16-22 in Lombok, Indonesia. The Santosa was chosen as the main venue for most of the event’s major programs and also the event’s social functions such as the welcome and farewell dinners. The assembly was chaired by the President of AIPA and the Speaker of Indonesia’s House of Representatives, H. E. Dr. Marzuki Alie. Participants of the 33rd General Assembly consisted of members of the ASEAN parliamentary delegations from 10 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and also observer groups. These observer groups included high level parliamentary delegations from nine observer countries (Australia, Belarus, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, European Parliament, India, republic of Korea, Japan and the Russian Federation).

An important event that convenes once a year, the AIPA General Assembly is held to provide policy directions for the development of AIPA’s objectives. It fills the need for a major forum of interchange among its’ members by attracting a large international audience, covering a wide range of important topics, and facilitating communication, networking and coordination among the ASEAN members. H.E. Dr. Marzuki Alie opened the meeting and warmly welcomed the delegates to Lombok, Indonesia. He went on to state to the conference during his opening speech, “AIPA has contributed greatly to ASEAN’s connection, integration and development thus enhancing the bloc’s central role in the region. AIPA 33 will discuss the organization’s performance, challenges and opportunities in ensuring peace, stability, security and prosperity in the region”.

H.E. Dr. Boediono, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia also personally inaugurated the 33rd AIPA Assembly, and extended his warm greetings and appreciation to all parliamentarians of ASEAN during a Formal Dinner held in the Hall of the Governor’s Office in Mataram on September 17.

The AIPA Executive Committee (EXCOM) Meeting along with the First Plenary Session and the UN Women’s Luncheon were held on September 18, and were followed the next day by committee meetings, dialogue with observer delegations and a meeting of the Committee on Joint Communiqué. The committee meetings adopted many important resolutions that focus on some specific strategies and developments. Each committee also released reports containing the drafted resolutions, which can be obtained by the general public and media on the 33rd AIPA General Assembly Publication List Archive: http://ksap.dpr.go.id/aipa2012/publication

AIPA’s second plenary session was convened in the same ASEAN spirit of friendship, unity and cooperation on September 21. Similar to the first session, it adopted many important decisions, marking a new development of AIPA’s role in the ASEAN Community. Up for discussion were measures to boost coordination in strategic research and technological transfers in agriculture, food and forestry; energy and environmental related issues; adapting to climate change and improving parliamentary cooperation between AIPA members and its observers. During this second plenary session, the participants also decided that the 34th AIPA General Assembly would be held in Brunei from September 15-21, 2013.

Finally, the AIPA Solidarity Farewell Party held on September 21, 2012 marked the end of the successful 33rd General Assembly. H.E. Dr Marzuki Alie once again expressed his gratitude and appreciation to all AIPA Delegations, Observer Parliaments, Representatives of the ASEAN Secretariat, and the rest of the invitees for their enthusiasm, support and strong cooperation during the 33rd AIPA General Assembly. He further reminded all delegations, “We value the resolutions produced by the Committee for political matters, economic matters, social matters and WAIPA. Each resolution that we adopt reflects our concern in addressing all problems in the region. In order to overcome future challenges, in line with the dynamics and interaction in the region, we need to improve the quality and quantity of our communication based on the principles of equality and togetherness.” The party’s entertainment, which included traditional dances and music performances from the ten ASEAN countries, was beautifully presented and well received.

During the function, H.E. Dr. Marzuki Alie presented an AIPA Appreciation Trophy to The Santosa Villas & Resort and further expressed his gratitude for The Santosa’s extraordinary job and excellent service, and also for it’s management and staff’s tremendous support, continuous efforts and help to make the event a success.

For further enquiries regarding the AIPA and its’ general assembly, please call or mail directly the AIPA Secretariat, 6th Floor, Nusantara 3 Building, DPR-RI Compound, Jalan Gatot Subroto, Senayan, Jakarta 10270 Indonesia,.Telephone(s): +62 21 571 5511/571 5691, Fax: +62 21 572 1319; or send an electronic mail to aipa@aipasecretariat.org.

The Santosa Villas & Resort is situated on over 7 hectares in the heart of Senggigi Beach near numerous art stores, galleries, cafes and other attractions. The resort features two restaurants including The Seaside Restaurant, a favorite of local residents and visitors alike because of its fresh, delicious and original menu offerings. The resort also offers a lounge, poolside bar, day spa, lagoon swimming pool, two tennis courts, two table tennis, extensive walking trails, free parking, concierge services, child care-provider referrals, business center, drug store and art shop, dry cleaning and laundry service.

THE SANTOSA VILLAS & RESORT
Jln. Raya Senggigi Km. 8
Senggigi Lombok Barat 83355 – Indonesia
P:+62 370 693090 F:+62 370 693175
www.santosalombok.com
Contact: Manerly Flodeilla Salvatore (Public Relations)

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Lombok Holiday Packages 2012

The Santosa Launches Five Valued-Oriented Vacation Packages

Senggigi, Lombok, September 20 2012: The summer holiday season continues to be a delight for all ages at The Santosa Villas & Resort. To help travelers keep their minds on their well-deserved getaway and off their wallets this year, the hotel is offering 5 different types of packages to cater to the ever-increasing number of clients opting for all inclusive and affordable options as part of their overall holiday in Lombok.

The packages being offered are the Rinjani Trek Package (5 Days/4 Nights); the Golf Package (3 Days/2 Nights); the Dive Package (4 Days/3 Nights & 5 Days/4 Nights); the Family Package (3 Days/2 Nights) and the Couple/Honeymoon Package (3 Days/2 Nights). Each of these packages features luxury accommodations of the guest/client’s choice, a tropical fruit platter upon arrival, daily breakfast, dinner at The Seaside Restaurant, airport/seaport pickup and transfer, free access to Airport Executive Lounge upon departure (exception: family package), 2-hour spa treatment at Arena spa (exception: family package), departure souvenirs, a 25% discount for laundry, 15% discount for food and beverages and a 25% discount for additional spa treatments.

The packages are based on special discounted rates that vary based on the type of accommodations the guests choose (Pool Deluxe Suite, Deluxe Suite or Deluxe Cottage) and also the type of package (Golf, Honeymoon, etc..). General Manager of The Santosa, Mr. Servin explains, “For example, the diving package alone has three options such as a 5x Fun Dive Package, a Scuba Dive Course, & an Open Water Course. Each of our guests is valued and has their own preferences and needs. We are striving to accommodate those needs by providing more available options from which to choose.” Most of the packages are still available and valid until the end of December with the exception of the Rinjani Trekking Package, due to inclement weather.

The Santosa is collaborating with well-known and trusted companies with expertise in the services that they offer in order to create these holiday packages. Those partners include DSM (a 5-Star Padi Certified Company), Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club, GEC Rinjani Country Club, AISL Tour, Lombok Unique & Travel (Certified Trekking Activity Provider) and Club Arena International Spa. In essence, The Santosa promises to offer its guests a safe, reliable, customer-friendly, comfortable and very unique Lombok experience.

All of The Santosa’s packages include government taxes and service charges, and may not be combined with other promotions. Advance booking is required. The Santosa’s package can be booked online or by calling +62-370-693090. All offers are subject to availability. Some other restrictions may apply.