SIWA is an ode to the finer things in life
With its crystalline waters and white sand beaches, it’s not hard to see why Lombok is a must-visit destination. But ways to indulge in a touch of luxury while spending time on the island have been scarce – until now with the arrival of SIWA Clubhouse, a two-story pool club perched on the highest peak of South Lombok, with unrivalled views of the picturesque coastline below.
The F&B team is led by Scotland’s Steven Todd as SIWA’s Director of Culinary, who is supported by Chef Alit Wilantara. The duo has curated SIWA’s menu, which is focused around the fire, with fare influenced by global flavors, from the likes of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Fresh produce is paramount to the dishes, with ingredients sourced from local farmers in both Lombok and neighbouring Bali, from fish to fruit.
As for the food itself, plates are designed to share family-style, ranging from salted snapper croquettes, with shaved parmesan, and lemon aioli to start to charred barramundi, burnt eggplant, laksa curry, freshly picked herbs, lemon, and 42-day dry-aged sous-vide Nebraska Tomahawk, served with Bordelaise jus, house salad, salt-baked garlic potato, café de Paris cream, and focaccia for mains. Not forgetting about dessert, which includes the decadent chocolate ganache tart with chocolate crumb, salted caramel gel, and vanilla ice cream. Partner your meal with one of the internationally sourced wines available, and creative cocktails, including the ever-popular Aperol spritz.
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. If the ample amenities of this resort don’t tempt you then its convenience will – aside from an array of eateries, this neighbourhood is also home to the esteemed Mandalika Intercultural School, with whom SIWA is proudly involved. The space is a student-centred community school which embraces a modern teaching and learning approach to provide a holistic inclusive education.