We are located in 40-hectares beachfront preserved natural forest with 800-metre long white sand private beach. The beauty of nature becomes the source of our Arumdalu design inspirations. Our love for the beauty of mother nature envisioned us to build Arumdalu as the first state-of-the-earth eco luxury private resort in the island.
A combination of foraging inspired by the wealth of mother nature, our organic farming, and also our support to the local farmers and fishermen, we try to serve the best and the freshest of what the local area can give according to the season. With a twist of Indonesian, Chinese, Western, & Japanese culinary, we envision to create a new definition of Belitung cuisine that can awake your five senses.
We believe in the powerfulness of being local. We blend local tradition and modern state-of-the-art design technology together, giving place to a touch of cultural identity yet modern and sophisticated. Beside inspired by the local community, we work hand in hand with the local community so we can grow together in unity for a better future.
Our resorts are strategically located in Membalong district, a peaceful place with undeniably beautiful nature. Explore the dramatic coastline of Belitung that surrounds Arumdalu Resort. Experience the serenity of breathtaking landscape or stroll through the enchanting surrounding for those special moments. Arumdalu Private Resorts let you indulge amidst a magnificent nature escape you will find nowhere else.
GUSSO Recycled water Heater
Using the internal air conditioner heat waste, GUSSO heat exchanger system is able to conserved the heat to transfer it to water. This system will allow hot water for a day usage (5 hours operational estimate) of air conditioner for 3 days worth of hot water for showering of a villa.
Arumdalu Water Treatment
All the waste water from the resort area are connected into a reservoir which acts as the filter of the waste water and the water reserve for plant watering. We use the recycle water for watering our paddy field and Arumdalu landscape.
LED LIGHTING IN ARUMDALU
LED light is the heart of Arumdalu lighting system. LED lights are the only type of light used in Arumdalu resort as it provides safety for the guests and truly a method of energy saving.
Organic Farm Arumdalu
In order to provide the food in Arumdalu resort and manage our landscape, we have developed some special areas in Arumdalu area to grow local flowers, fruit, herbs, and vegetable to be used in our resort, this includes our 2 hectares high quality red dragon fruit plantation. Seaweed fertilizer from Belitung sea is used for our plantations to create an umami taste in the red dragon fruit we grow.
Urban Farming Technology
Arumdalu Engineering team invented a new organic urban farming technology called as “Your Simple Garden” that enables highlands vegetables and fruits that could not grow in beach tropical weather to grow abundantly and organically in a beachfront condition. We combined the aeroponic and aquaponic technology with bio-mimicry inspiration. Strawberry, mint, kale, basil, Japanese melon, and many more possibility are wide open.
Local Wood Sourcing
Most of Arumdalu properties are using wood as the main material. Those woods are sourced locally to reduce our carbon footprint and only the best woods are being used in Arumdalu. Moreover the woods that are washed by the sea are used as well as decorations here.
Arumdalu Stone Moulding
Using the rubber mould made from the waste synthetic rubber, a new concept of natural stone wall is created. The local Belitung’s silica sands is mixed specially and molded to become stone wall. This stone walls looks like real stone as the rubber mould is able to resemble real texture of stone until the smallest detail can be seen and touched. These walls are eco –friendly as no more paint is needed and it is heat resistance. This system has reduced the need of air conditioning system.
Our wicker gazebo is designed in such a way to create a difference in pressure that causes the air to flow-in naturally into the inside of gazebo, a natural cooling system. A naturally breathing gazebo like no other, the hotter it is outside, the cooler it is inside.
Recycled Synthetic Rattan
The white synthetic rattan used in Arumdalu for the gazebo, lighting, and the chapels are made with precision and care from recycled plastic that has been processed in our factory in Jakarta.
Organic Fertilizer system
We selectively sort the waste and create our own organic fertilizer for our organic farm. Moreover, we collected the seaweed that are washed to the shore every morning and processed them into a mixture of the fertilizer. The seaweed has proven to be very rich in nutrients and become one of the best discoveries we found in Arumdalu nature.
Tanjung Tinggi is one of the popular tourist attraction in Belitung, especially after the beach is used as a filming location Laskar Pelangi in 2008, one of Indonesia local movie. In addition to the soft white sand and turquoise water, a giant granite rocks scattered along the coastline with artistic shape characterizes Tanjung Tinggi.
Tanjung Binga is located approximately 18 km from Tanjung Pandan City and it’s a fisherman village. The beach offers a view of a typical fisherman village such as passing boats and drying fish. In the morning you can watch the fishermen return to sea or citizen drying the fish. While the afternoon you can see the fishermen go to sea, and children playing on the shore with beautiful sunset.
Tanjung Kelayang is one of the most beautiful beach in Belitung, coastal recreation center which periodically became port of transit by hundreds of foreign yachts in the Sail Indonesia event. This place is also a spot for tourist to do island hopping the most demanding by tourists who come to Belitung.
Lengkuas Island is one of the excellent tourism in the province of Bangka Belitung. The island is one of the hundreds islands that surround the island of Belitung. The main attraction on the island is an old lighthouse built by the Dutch colonial government in 1882. Until now, the lighthouse is still functioning properly as vessel traffic guide passing through or out of Belitung Island.
Batu Berlayar (Sailing Rock) is a formation of giant granite boulders where there are two large stones that stand vertically so shaped just like a sail as in the boat and there’s also a white sand. The small island about the size of tennis court is one of the attractions that are unique for your island hooping tour in Belitung and taken approximately 15 minutes from the port of Tanjung Kelayang.
Batu Baginde is a the biggest granite rock hill in Belitung island that is located in Membalong, the southern part of Belitung. With a very mythical shape, it is often believed to be the foundation and the origin of Belitung island. Take a short hike up the hill to see a magnificent 360 view of Belitung island from the vast sea to the tropical rainforest.
Pulau Seliu is located in the southern part of Belitung. A small island yet famous locally for having the best flower crab which fame has been heard internationally. Moreover this island is unique as it has the most number of preserved traditional heritage Malayan house in Belitung.
A hidden natural rainforest with a hidden majestic granite stone waterfall and a river that flows down through gigantic formation of granite stones. Hiking to the top of the Kubing hill will be very rewarding as there is a huge granite stone resembling a bath pool overlooking the forest. A truly natural luxury built by mother nature.
Batu Mentas is one of the only natural conservation for the endangered Tarsius, one of the world smallest primate and a nocturnal that is endemic to Belitung island. Surrounded by natural rainforest and a fresh stream of a river, Batu Mentas is a perfect place for nature lover to relax. You can book night tour to find Tarsius at the surrounding forest with the conservation officers.
Museum Kata Andrea Hirata
Nationally known as the first Indonesian literary museum, Museum Kata was built by a famous Belitung writer Andrea Hirata who is believed to be the one that transform Belitung island as an important tourism island in Indonesia through his international bestseller book “The Rainbow Troops”. For all culture lover, this is a place not to be missed.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Arumdalu Private Resorts cares for the local community. We always believe in the power of the local community so we empower the local community with hospitality tourism skill and awareness, truly aiming to shape Belitung for the ultimate holistic Indonesian tourism holiday destination, a warmness that is authentically from Belitung. In our resort, more than 60% of our team came from the surrounding villages. We believe we can be the agent in change of Belitung.
RUMAH PINTAR ARUMDALU
“We are blessed to bless”, a motto that is central to heart of Arumdalu Private Resorts. Rumah Pintar Arumdalu began as an idea to empower the local community around Arumdalu by teaching what can be done using local surrounding ingredients and nature as inspirations. We teach the local to make traditional art and culture based on the nature, local food produce, and organic farming. We are opening a shop in Arumdalu selling products made in Belitung island that have been empowered by us in Rumah Pintar Arumdalu strategy.
The Cultural Village
Arumdalu has been blessed to be able to catalyst the dramatic change in the tourism of South Belitung. Through Rumah pintar Arumdalu, we have started to empower local community with important skills in the hospitality sector. However, we believe we can do more. We dream to create an integrated village where streams of ideas, combined with the wisdom of local, and professional expertise meet. Collaborating with the local community and international creative industry players, we are soon to realise this dream.
“Blessed to bless”
Arumdalu dreams to be an agent of change of eco concept from Belitung island that can inspire the world. Our experience designing Arumdalu while appreciating nature surrounding us makes us realize the importance of the total eco concept for the future of humanity. This is the map of our future that we want to step in, not just to dream about. We commit ourselves to reach this stage because we know we are not alone. Our ambitions are big but our team are stronger and ready to step into the new water. We are blessed to bless.
INDONESIAN LOCAL CUISINE RESEARCH
We believe the concept of locality of time and place for food ingredients and techniques where each place can have their own character and taste. Indonesian food has been rarely researched deeply and we have started to do so in 2016. Imabari Wellness Villa marks the beginning of our commitment and in 2020 we believe we can be one that makes impact.
A WELLNESS RESORT
Wellness is not just about Yoga & Meditation, but it encompasses good lifestyle, good atmosphere, and many more. It is complex to be put into a word as it is a harmony itself. Arumdalu aims to provide activities that can inspire our guests to live better.
TOTAL ECO SELF-SUSTAIN RESORT
As the first and the only eco luxury resort in Belitung island, Indonesia, we believe we can do more. Collaborating with our sister high tech engineering company in Java and researchers from around the world, we plan a bigger idea to create Arumdalu totally self-sustain through a combination of high technology and our bio-mimicry inspirations.
BELITUNG HOSPITALITY DREAM
Started as impossible according to many, Arumdalu stands strong to be a resort that is run majority by the local people from the community surrounding Arumdalu. Through Rumah Pintar Arumdalu, we will start having classes to the local community to make them ready to host guests coming to South Belitung. We want to make South Belitung to be remembered as one of the most hospitable community in Indonesia. A new definition of Indonesian hospitality.
BELITUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRE
We understand the richness of the local area and we want the local people to realise that too. Began as Rumah Pintar Arumdalu that trained the local community on hospitality skills, we want to extend further, providing the local community a learning centre to help them raise new authentic local businesses that can be build organically to support the community too. Cultural Village is our first step towards this future.