The Mandalika Resort area a privately owned area of land which has been set out for high end, luxury development including 5* hotels, a golf course, private villas and residences, marine and watersports activities.. even a Formula 1 track and waterpark are mapped out..
The area stretches from the edge of Kuta on the south coast of Lombok, and stretches along the coastline towards surfing spot Grupuk village. The Mandalika Resort area is approximately a 40 minute drive from the new Bandara International Airport.
The total size of the Mandalika resort is 1035 hectares which include approx 7.5 kilometers of white-sand beaches. Three protected coves with crystal-clear water provide ample opportunity for marine sports, while a surrounding three-thousand-hectare conservation zone allows for eco-tourism activities.
So What Is The Mandalika Resort Masterplan?
The Mandalika Resort** is pioneered by the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) working in conjunction with the Indonesian Government, whereby management rights have been granted to the BTDC in order to provide a suitable resort infrastructure for this beautiful area.
Part of this includes making this area sustainable by drawing on many years of environmental protection experience in order to ensure that the Mandalika Resort, and all its properties, comply with global environmental protection standards. As part of this, new, innovative water treatment and recycling techniques will be implemented alongside suitable waste disposal and efficient energy usage.
As part of the conservation maintenance, the lush green hills that provide the stunning backdrop to the Mandalika Resort area will be set aside as a conservation area of over 3000 hectares. This area is home to many native species and will only be available for low impact activities such as cycling or hiking in order to minimize damage to the endemic flora and fauna.
The whole area is roughly divided into 3 “zones”:
Zone 1 – Luxury Residences
This area is set aside to attract travelers requiring high quality, self-contained, luxury residences and stand alone villas; combining the privacy of a home with the facilities of a hotel. These standalone villas will be available for rental, lease or for sale. Much of this area will be recreational and grass areas, so will also be very suitable for families.
Good telecommunications facilities and proximity to the international airport will appeal to the increasing number of professionals able to conduct business from remote locations.
Zone II – Hotels, Villas & Facilities
Zone II is predominantly set aside for high end hotels and self contained resorts – if you are familiar with Bali, then imagine the “Bukit Peninsula” along and down from Uluwatu and its string of private 5* hotels and world class facilities.
Zone II is all about healthy living and will include a cycling and trekking area alongside a golf course. Any structures here will be environmentally friendly and utilize all natural materials wherever possible, inclusive of the ‘green’ golf course which will incorporate advanced water techniques in order to minimize its environmental impact on the surrounding areas.
There is potential for extensive wellness facilities, as the vibrant spa and rejuvenation services industry on neighboring Bali has created a large pool of experienced therapists available for employment on Lombok.
Zone III – Exclusive Villas, Marinas and Hotels
This area will include a combination of Bohemian, surf beach, ambiance and luxury comfort and facilities. This protected cove will include a world-class marina and serve as a base for surfers, deep-sea fishing expeditions and diving experiences as well as offering a luxury stop-over for regional and international seafarers alike.
The world-class marina will serve as a base for deep-sea fishing and diving expeditions along the coast, and there are several easily accessible surf-breaks for beginners to experts alike – the safe beginnners surfing at Grupuk, to more advanced spots and Tan Jun Aan, Segar, and a little further along the coast the amazing Ekas.
In summary (IMPORTANT – read this!)
The difference between what is available right now in Lombok and the plans for the Mandalika Resort area is a HUGE GAP – There is currently one 4* hotel within the area (The Novotel) with it’s own private beach, built in traditional style with grass roofing and landscaped gardens.
However, aside from this as you visit Kuta town and drive up and down the coastline you will see how underdeveloped things still are here – you will see larger roads being layed and surfaced, building going on, villas being built and prepared for market, but still large areas waiting to be developed – despite 50% price increases on land around Kuta and the south coast it is STILL the ground floor here and as the Mandalika Resort starts to bloom and more hotels appear then the land prices will increase much further in Kuta and all along the south coast.
There’s actually a lot more we could say about the Mandalika Resort, but it is probably easier if you take a look at the full report – here is the 42 page PDF in full here: