RCI, a global leader in holiday exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE:WYN), recently welcomed Kembali Vacation Club in Gili Air, Indonesia to its vacation exchange network, bringing a new destination option to its global exchange members. There are two resort properties under Kembali Vacation Club: Grand Sunset will be affiliated with RCI, while Grand Gili will be part of The Registry Collection® program.
“We are very excited to be in partnership with Kembali Vacation Club and have these two beautiful properties join the RCI and The Registry Collection network of affiliated resorts, representing the first property in the Gili Islands for both programs,” said Jonathan Mills, managing director, RCI Asia Pacific. “Gili Air is the closest of the three Gili Islands to Lombok and has arguably the best white-sand beaches among the three with no motorized vehicles on the entire island. It’s a tropical paradise at its finest, but yet has sufficient cafes and restaurants by the beach to provide a dash of nightlife. Members looking for a quiet, off-the-beaten-track getaway will love this new holiday destination.”
Grand Sunset is situated in Gili Air, a small island on the northwestern shores of Lombok, Indonesia and about a 90-minute boat ride away from Bali Island. Grand Sunset is an oceanfront resort hotel that boasts majestic views of the Bali Sea as well as Mount Agung, Bali’s largest volcano.
All rooms have beautifully designed open-air bathrooms, queen-size beds with 500 thread count sheets and free wifi. In addition, Grand Sunset has its own on-site dive center that offers scuba diving, free diving and snorkeling activities. The village, where the main strip of restaurants is located, is just five minutes away.
Grand Gili is situated on the southwest corner of Gili Air, a scenic spot that boasts beautiful sunsets, a white sand beach and turquoise water, and is conveniently located 500 meters away from Gili Air harbor. When completed in September 2017, the condo-hotel will include 13 villas, three of which feature private pools. Each villa will have a semi-outdoor bathroom with a retractable roof, allowing for bubble baths under the stars. The villas are designed by award-winning architects of ‘Ibuku,’ whose unique eco-luxury designs feature modern luxury built with eco-friendly, traditional building materials such as bamboo. The resort also utilizes solar power, grey water systems and organic gardens.
“There is something about Gili Air and its charm that will captivate you and make it hard to leave,” said Amigo Bugeaud, sales director, Kembali Vacation Club. “Our affiliation with RCI and The Registry Collection gives members from all over the world the opportunity to experience this tropical splendor with us. We hope to bring a new eco-friendly edge to vacation ownership.”