“The inspiration for this concept was the magic, this sweet, warm melancholy of the location, the black lava sand and the fantastic waves. Not just another rattan-clad honeymoon hotel, but instead, the courage to settle by a wild sea, to embrace surfing while at the same time satisfy the need for urbanity. LOST was born out of a chance visit and has become a place of longing, a new home for us and anyone else who fancies coming along,” says Denise Omurca, the managing director of Lindenberg.
Designed by Bali-based German creative Alexis Dornier in collaboration with Studio Jencquel, the property has a luxe treehouse feel. Plenty of communal spaces high in the treetops encourage communions with nature and other guests. Inside, rooms showcase contemporary art pieces, handmade ceramics by Gaya, and sweeping ocean or jungle views. Organic latex mattresses and a solar powered energy model are among the hotel’s eco initiatives.
Promoting itself as a ‘surf and earth’ stay, the property is just minutes away from Medewi’s famous Lost Beach and the longest wave in Bali. Surf board hire, daily shuttles to the breaks, and surf sessions with the hotel’s local surf experts are included in the room rates.
In keeping with the eco-forward theme, the on-site restaurant celebrates plant-based cooking. Utilising homegrown vegetables and ingredients from Bali permaculture gardens, the menu focuses on what’s local and seasonal.