Nestled in a 40-hectare rainforest and 800-meter secluded beach, Arumdalu Private Resort is ready to give you the raw beauty of Belitung island, Indonesia. The resort provides peaceful accommodation facing the dramatic coastline of Belitung. This is a magnificent escape you won’t experience anywhere else!
Arumdalu Private Resort is the first and only state-of-the-earth eco-luxury private resort on the island. Thus, the resort does well with harmonising with the presence of nature. The nearest airport is the Hanandjoeddin Airport of Tanjung Pandan (HAS), which is a 1.5hr drive away (68km). It currently serves several direct flights from and to other parts of Indonesia. If you’re coming from Jakarta, you can expect to spend around 50 minutes on the plane. In 2017, the airport opened its first international flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Arumdalu Private Resort blends local traditions and modern technology to provide sophisticated accommodation. The villas are of contemporary Indonesian style with plenty of warm shade. You can choose to book the villa with several packages:
● Breakfast and return airport transfer
● Breakfast, Lunch, return airport transfer.
● Breakfast, airport transfer, complimentary activities in Arumdalu
Basic amenities in each room include a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, safe, tea/coffee making, daily room service, desk, AC, bathrobe, complimentary fruit basket, minibar, and wireless Internet. All rooms are non-smoking type, and the hotel will charge you with a penalty should you smoke in any of them. Each villa allows maximum occupancy of three adults with an extra bed or two adults with two children (under ten years old) with an extra bed.
For airport pickup and drop-off, inform the hotel staff of your ETA and ETD, and they will ensure the journey will be smooth. Other available facilities and services include 24-hour porterage, pool, free parking, laundry, fresh linen, 24-hour reception, and tour desk.
The hotel's on-site restaurant, Sahang Beachfront Restaurant, features organic farm products and the seasonal most succulent seafood. Every ingredient comes immediately from Mother Nature! It is not only to ensure the freshest quality, but it also directly supports local farmers and fisheries around the area. In addition to this self-sustaining infrastructure, the hotel treats its water via a reservoir that filters and later recycles it for watering the paddy fields and the Arumdalu landscape.
Going back to the restaurant, some of the chef's recommendations include Slipper Prawn Zori-Ebi Arumdalu (the well-known Zori-Ebi slipper prawn from Arumdalu sea), the Japanese-inspired meal “Kaiseki Bird in a Cage,” and Fresh Hand-Picked Fruits for Arumdalu Mocktail. For those looking to celebrate their honeymoon or anniversary with a significant other, simply request for private romantic dining, and the restaurant manager will see to it.
The hotel also accommodates meetings or events for an ultimate corporate gathering experience. With comprehensive audiovisual equipment and a serene beachfront view to accompany your business meeting, your gatherings will definitely ring with the epitome of luxury. If you plan for a wedding, there are several exciting choices of wedding chapels as well. These stunning locations are available for consultation with the hotel’s creative team.
Several wellness activities offered are Batik Painting Beginner and Advanced Class, Organic Cooking Class, and Gardening Class. Upcoming activities currently being prepared by Arumdalu Private Resort are Body Spa & Scrub Making Workshop, Arumdalu Spa and Massage, and Pottery Making Workshop.
Besides activities within the hotel, Belitung offers experiences aplenty with its rich nature and culture, some of which being:
This is the closest area of the hotel. Explore Arumdalu Sea’s massive formation of granite stones and hidden beaches! Have fun kayaking, snorkelling, and fishing with your family. Later, cook your own catch to taste the freshest seafood from the island directly. There’s also organic farming for local harvests in some Arumdalu areas. In Arumdalu Private Resort, a 2-hectare area is preserved to produce the nation's pride: the highest quality red dragon fruits.
Have fun doing a local wood sourcing as well! Woods are the primary substance used for most Arumdalu properties. Learn more about how they get selected and sourced to the best. The sourcing method also aims to decrease the carbon footprint in Arumdalu. Belitung also takes pride in natural stonewalls moulding for an eco-friendly solution. Although they look like real stone, they come from mixed and moulded silica sands from the island. Get a closer look at how this process happens!
Reach Membalong within a 27-minute drive away from Arumdalu Private Resort (19km). It allows you to experience a more profound sense of Belitung island! Here, you can visit Teluk Gembira (Happy Bay in literal English translation). This exotic beach is at the Southwest end of the island, with seawater is bright with white sands contouring the extensive coastline.
Next, travel over to Seliu Island via a local fisherman's speedboat. It is a small island with about 310 households with alluring beaches. You can make your way here after you reach Teluk Gembira Port, which is a 15-minute drive (10km) from the hotel. In a single tour, enjoy this easy-to-reach island's charming atmosphere. Enjoy your afternoon while sipping fresh coconut drinks near the beach!
Membalong is also the home of Batu Baginde, not far from Penyabong Beach. Here, you’ll find the scenery of a large and towering granite rock like a mountain, known as Baginde Stone. Consisting of two large stones, the native community believes that they symbolise a couple.
A little bit farther from Arumdalu Private Resort, you can visit the famous Kaolin Lake. This site can be found at Merawang district, reachable in 20 minutes by car (66km). This traveller’s hotspot used to be a broad niche of old excavated kaolin heavily exploited in the region. After formation into a lake, this place becomes a silent witness to the richness of the Belitung mine. Its light blue water and white land create a fantastic colour combination, definitely an Instagram-worthy opportunity to add to this trip.
All in all, Arumdalu Private Resort is located in a stunning location, surrounded by smooth-rock headlands, natural jungle, and white-sand beaches. While the drive from the airport to the hotel can be long, past guests assure there is plenty of fascinating scenery to witness along the way. In other words, it's all worth it! The beautiful property is supported by friendly and helpful staff. Every villa is spacious and meticulously designed, making it a perfect place for people looking for a getaway from the hectic pace of the modern world.