About Us

Inspired by the old traditional Indonesian principle of `adeng adeng` (slowly slowly), we strive at Mana to create a space that encourages a simple and slower paced lifestyle

Our philosophy

We see Mana as a relaxed environment where everybody feels welcome to come in for a meal or drink, Yoga, a movie or a spa-session while respecting the privacy of our in-house guests. By creating this relaxed sanctuary based around the principle of mutual respect and `live and let live`, we hope to create a space where you can be yourself, relax, connect, have fun and nurture your body and soul.

 

At Mana we feel a strong responsibility surrounding both the local and global environment. We aim to constantly evolve and grow in both our management principles and built environment (infrastructure and buildings) and help reduce our environmental impact.

 

We consider Mana a community open to everyone. All guests, both in-house and from outside, are welcome to the Yoga, Cinema, Spa, Restaurant and Bar. Our spacious layout, tropical gardens and pool are for the enjoyment of all guests.

Reduced environmental impact

At Mana we do our best to reduce our environmental footprint and be part of a cleaner and greener future. We aim to reduce our environmental impact without sacrificing guest comfort.

 

At Mana we have invested highly towards this goal and hope one day to be able to be completely “off the grid”. Until we reach this goal, here is a summary of our up-to-date efforts.

CLEAN RECYCLED WATER

The installation of our environmentally friendly `Biosafe` septic tank. Installing this `Biosafe` tank system was unknown territory for our builders and the ongoing heavy rainfalls made the installation of this tank almost impossible. But we did it! We can now proudly say that all our septic waste, shower water, laundry-water and kitchen oils gets filtered through grease traps and this “Boisafe” tank that consists out of 4 oxygenated chambers that turn all our waste water in clean recycled irrigation water.

SUSTAINABLE FOOD

Our vegetarian and vegan restaurant assists in reducing Mana’s environmental impact while also providing healthy food for guests. Produce that we can’t grow in our organic veggie garden will be sourced locally. For this reason our menu will vary seasonally. Our on-site free range chickens will provide eggs for the kitchen.

 

We do not use Palm Oil as it is largely responsible for the destruction of the tropical rainforest in Sumatra. As an alternative we use healthy and locally produced coconut oil.

WASTE REDUCTION

By constantly evolving and adapting our management principles we aim to reduce our waste to a minimum.

 

We support the SLCA by sponsoring several rubbish bins in town.

 

We provide free drinking water to our guests and sell reusable drinking bottles. We also created our own stainless steel straws in Lombok, which we provide for sale at cost for other business owners. All this to we can reduce plastic waste on the island

 

Our Yoga-mats are made from TPE, a natural biodegradable material.

MINDFULL ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Due to their long life-span and low energy consumption, we only use LED lightbulbs.

 

We do have Air Conditioning in all our rooms but we offer a discount for those who prefer not to use this facility.

ORGANIC PRODUCTS

Our Yoga-mats are made from TPE, a natural biodegradable material.

 

We use locally made organic and natural soaps and insect repellants. These and many other organic, natural, local products are for sale in our shop.

COMMUNITY AWARE

We designed and built around existing trees. For every tree we had to take out we planted at least twice as many.

 

The donations from the community Yoga go to a number local charity projects based around education and environment.

Things you can do

We encourage our guests and people around us to help preserve this piece of paradise by doing small things that have a big impact, here a few things you can do to reduce your impact on the island and the world

AIR CONDITIONING

Please shut the doors and windows when using the air conditioning and turn off when leaving your room. Alternatively enjoy a discount when you decide to not use AC.

WATER

Please reduce your water-usage when taking a shower and turn of the lights when leaving the room.

WASHING

We only wash your sheets and linen on request so please use your door hanger to let our staff know when you request this service.

DRINKING WATER

We provide free drinking water so please make use of this. It will save a lot of plastic while saving you money!

WASTE

Ask for no straw (tidak sedotan) when in restaurants to avoid the use of plastic straws. Place your rubbish (or litter around you) in a green SLCA bin in the streets of Lombok.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT

You can always leave an extra donation to one of the environmental organizations we support.

Giving back

Kuta Lombok has provided the opportunity to realize our dream and open Mana. Gratitude and respect has motivated us to give back to this unique community. Every Sunday we have Community Yoga classes, with all profits going to various community projects based around health, education and environment.

 

Thanks to our students we have supported the following foundations to date

SOUTH LOMBOK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (SLCA)

SLCA works towards making South Lombok a healthier and cleaner place for tourists and residents. They are currently working on many initiatives around South Lombok. Further details can be found on their website below. In addition to previous donations Mana sponsor their Kuta Bin Project which includes ongoing monthly rubbish collections.

www.southlombok.org
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info@southlombok.org

PELITA FOUNDATION – Lombok

Coming soon – visit www.pelitafoundationlombok.org for further information