Newly opened in the summer of 2022, LOST LINDENBERG is a guest collective with an emphasis on connection — both with nature and other humans.
Located on the west coast of Bali, Indonesia, the entrance is a surprising contrast to the surrounding village-lined road that leads to it. The compilation of neon signs marks the opening with pizzazz. However, what lies behind it is anything but garish. The impossible-to-ignore marker is meant to be an expression of leaving robust daily life in favor of the quiet oasis. Behind the hidden door, guests will find a peaceful retreat to surf, visit, absorb the sounds of the lush jungle, or follow the plant-lined pathway to a collection of tree houses.
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LOST LINDENBERG was designed by the team at Frankfurt-based LINDENBERG along with architecture firms Alexis Dornier and Studio Jencquel. Through the design, they intended to promote the communal experience in public areas like the black sand beach, the pergola used for yoga and other activities or the pool. The on-site restaurant serves plant-based food and offers another opportunity to gather and share stories of days filled with surf lessons at the resort or riding waves at nearby Medewi Surf Point.
Meanwhile, eight rooms, each elevated into the treetops, are nestled within the beach and jungle landscape. “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,” said Denise Omurca, Managing Director, LINDENBERG.
To reflect the connection with nature, surfboards are made in-house. All of the huts feature water or jungle views. Plus, the landscaping incorporates spaces for reading in a private garden, meditating on a bench or enjoying the sounds of the water fountain.
The restaurant also resonates with Balinese culture through traditional food made from locally-sourced ingredients. Before dinner, guests can enjoy a massage at the small spa or take a nap in the inviting cabins.
Lodgings and other buildings are made from sustainably-sourced wood and powered by solar panels. The interiors feature natural materials, such as stone, ceramic, woven baskets and linen bedding.
As a project centered around community, LOST LINDENBERG also hosts a community program known as LOST BUNCH. LOST BUNCH is an educational opportunity for children and young adults in the region to learn more about surfing, sustainability and primary courses such as English in the hopes of providing growth and opportunities for the future.
+ LINDENBERG, Alexis Dornier, Studio Jencquel
Images via Robert Rieger and Neven Allgeier