Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Great Sleeps: Laprima Hotel, Flores Island, Indonesia


Laprima Hotel  Pantai Pede, Labuan Bajo 86554, Pede Beach, East Nusa Tenggara, Flores Island, 5+62 385 2443700.  88 rooms.  Pool, exercise area, massage room.  Complimentary breakfast; 2 restaurants, 1 cafe, 1 bar, room service.  Parking; free airport transfer every 30 minutes.  Located near the airport and only a 5 minute walk from town, this contemporary hotel overlooks Peda Beach on Laprima Bay, which flows into the Flores Sea leading to Komodo Island.  My room had an expansive water view and small balcony that allowed me to enjoy the beautiful sunset and the early light at sunrise.
sunrise as seen from the Laprima Hotel on Flores Island, Indonesia
sunrise as seen from the Laprima Hotel on Flores Island, Indonesia

It is contemporary style, with an open-air lobby and white-tiled wide halls.  Rooms are large, with an open closet and bed covered in a white duvet.  
guest room bed at the Laprima Hotel on Flores Island, Indonesia
guest room bed at the Laprima Hotel on Flores Island, Indonesia

The lovely infinity pool is accented with plenty of substantial wood lounge chairs, a tad of grass, and a very small strip of sand that is littered with debris—a common problem in these parts.
infinity pool at the Laprima Hotel on Flores Island, Indonesia
infinity pool at the Laprima Hotel on Flores Island, Indonesia

The bathroom features a Toto toilet and sink, black marble counter with raised white ceramic bowl sink, and sometimes hot water (another common problem in these parts).  I liked the amenity raffia slippers enough to keep them and use them for the rest of my trip.  In the breakfast room, I met some locals who were dressed in suits made from the island’s prized hand-woven textiles that use only natural dyes and hand-spun cotton. 
textile vendors at the Laprima Hotel on Flores Island, Indonesia
textile vendors at the Laprima Hotel on Flores Island, Indonesia

 
Indonesian in suits made from local textiles at the Laprima Hotel on Flores Island, Indonesia
Indonesian in suits made from local textiles at the Laprima Hotel on Flores Island, Indonesia


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images ©2016 Carole Terwilliger Meyers  

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