There is some encouraging tourism news from Lombok’s after the recent earthquake. The new Wyndham Sundancer Resort Lombok has opened its doors.
Wyndham Sundancer Lombok is an all-suite resort, offering one and two-bedroom suites, each with complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, kitchen facilities and generous bathroom with shower and oversized bath.
All rooms at the resort have large balconies and the ocean view suites offer views of Lombok Straits and the spectacular Southern Gili Islands. Wyndham Sundancer Lombok is located on the doorstep of the Southern Gilis, a collection of 13 beautiful islands perfect for diving and snorkeling, with pristine white sand, crystal clear water and amazing reefs featuring arguably some of the best-preserved coral in Indonesia.
The resort has a large lagoon-style pool with swim-up bar, three dining options, a day spa, and wellness center with its own juice bar, and an onsite dive center to book diving excursions.
Food and beverage options include the all-day dining Sunrise Café and Sundancer Beach Club, along with the à la carte dinner restaurant, The Bukit, while guests can also get cocktails by the pool from the swim-up pool bar or pick up a healthy juice after a massage at the spa’s juice bar. The Bukit can be converted to a 200 square meter events space that is well-suited to events of up to 150 people or weddings with 100 seated guests.
As Lombok’s economy recovers from a series of earthquakes in July and August, the opening of a new five-star resort is a clear signal that the island continues to be seen as a world-class destination by global hospitality powerhouses.
“Lombok is a wonderful destination – recent relief efforts perfectly demonstrate the warmth and kindness of the Indonesian people – and I have no doubt it will make a total recovery,” said Mr Joon Aun Ooi, President and Managing Director, South East Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
“On behalf of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, I would like to express our heartfelt thoughts for the affected communities. Tourism continues to be extremely important to the local economy so it is vital that travellers return as soon as possible. Vast parts of the island, including the south where Wyndham Sundancer Lombok is located, are completely unaffected. We have full confidence in the future of this exquisite destination and I am sure that our new resort will help attract more international visitors to Lombok in the future,” added Mr Ooi.
International airlines offer direct routes from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Lombok’s airport, which is located 60 minutes from the resort.
The resort is managed by PT. Wyndham Hotel Management, an Indonesian subsidiary of Wyndham Destinations, under a license agreement from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
“Lombok has been gaining international acclaim as an emerging adventure destination for years and the recovery of its tourism industry is already well underway. Travellers come to visit its spectacular beaches, temperate waters, snorkelling and dive sites and challenging surfing breaks. To many visitors, it is a must-visit new destination to sample alongside regular favourites like Bali,” said Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director, International Operations, Wyndham Vacation Clubs. “We are proud to welcome international travellers to this resort and provide local people with the opportunity to work at this beautiful location on the island’s south west coast.”