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Swiss-Belhotel International set the first MĀUA brand in Nusa Penida, Bali

Nusa Penida island can be reached in 40 minutes by speed boat from Sanur, Bali.

JAKARTA – Swiss-Belhotel announced the launching of the Māua brand with the opening of its first property, Maua Nusa Penida, Indonesia, in the second quarter of 2022. 

The brand name came from the Maori culture of New Zealand, which is built around togetherness, the strength of people, and nature. Māua is also focusing on being environmentally friendly, aiming at reducing the carbon footprint, classified as a natural habitat, and surrounded by natural elements. 

The first Māua property is located in Nusa Penida, a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali, next to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Quickly becoming one of Bali’s most popular attractions, this island paradise is a world away from a hectic pace. Nusa Penida island can be reached in 40 minutes by speed boat from Sanur, Bali. Visitors can explore the stunning vast highlands and roam around the spectacular beaches decorating the edges of the island. Beyond the hills and beaches, you can also witness the fantastic marine life inside the pristine seas encircling the island.

Maua Nusa Penida will feature 25 villas offering the perfect setting for forging a connection to the beauty, romance, nature, and island lifestyle. Māua Nusa Penida highlights natural elements by combining concrete modernist architecture, the original limestone terraces, and Nusa Penida flora in iconic landscaped terraces and gardens that will accentuate the beauty of the island. The resort creates a range of amenities for ultimate relaxation such as spacious One-Bedroom Luxury Villas, One-Bedroom Suite, and Two-Bedroom Suite with living room and wide-open windows that will give way to a private pool and magnificent views of Gamat Bay. 

There are many other gems you can unveil in and around Nusa Penida, such as Crystal Bay, Diamond Beach, Broken Beach, and Kelingking Beach which was selected as the Most Instagrammable Beach in 2021, plus the Teletubbies Hill, a vast open green hill situated about 11 kilometers to the southeast of Kelingking Beach. Nusa Penida is also known for its coral reefs around the island which house some of the most unique sea creatures in the whole world, providing a special experience for divers and snorkelers.

There are a lot of activities guests can enjoy at the resort as well, from cooking class, yoga, meditation to enjoying a relaxing Spa. Guests can explore culinary experiences while enjoying the sunset at Kōwhai Restaurant and Aroha Bar that serve a range of customized natural organic foods habitat and healthy beverages for guests focusing on the palette and health requirements. 

This latest upscale brand will offer inspiring and unique experiences by focusing on wellness, peace, and mindfulness in exclusive and eco-friendly settings as part of the Group’s commitment to the people’s well-being. MĀUA as a brand features the special environmental relationship of a resort or hotel complex. It relates to sustainability, environmental preservation, and cultural understanding where guests will experience the unity of the natural elements, bringing together the strength and hospitality of the people serving and enhancing the guest experience,” commented Emmanuel Guillard, Swiss-Belhotel International Senior Vice President of Operations and Development.

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