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Bayview Gardens Hotel is the only boutique hotel in Labuan Bajo with a spectacular view over the harbour of Labuan Bajo and the fisherman villages with the Komodo National Park Islands in the background. Set on a slope of a hill at 160 meters above sea level, it offers perfect red sunsets in the rainy season. The lush green vegetation in the resort makes the guests feel like they are staying in a botanical garden. The view from every room is spectacular.

The hotel offers an extensive western breakfast which is included in the rate. Hotel Bayview Gardens also serves an extensive lunch and dinner (set menu), alternatively for 4 people or more, an Indonesian buffet, rijsttafel, upon request.

Adrian Laarhoven is the owner of the hotel and is also married to an Indonesian lady who is native to Savu island of the Lesser Sunda islands. He decided to build Bay View Gardens Hotel in Labuanbajo as he found the location is unique. Whilst his hobby is gardening and having pet animals. It is the reason why Bay View Gardens Hotel is so green.

Caring for Destination

This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.

Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:

Eco Tourism

Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:

The Bay View Gardens Hotel wants to set an example of a self-sustaining small business. We collect and multiply hundreds of species of plants and give them away to local people who take the plants and start their own gardens. In addition, the hotel plants a lot of trees & plants which attract butterflies and birds with the view to gain a micro-climate (green) in the arid climate of Labuanbajo. The hotel produces solar heated water and collects the rain water from the roofs into a 200,000 litre reservoir, with all the waste water being treated and used to water the hotels garden.

The Bay View Gardens Hotel grows some of the vegetables and herbs used to supply the needs of the hotel and the rest are bought from the local markets which sell locally produced goods.

The hotel employs local staffs which undergoes regular training to perform their day to day duties to the best of their ability and stay well skilled. Lastly, part of the hotel profits go back to some of the families on Savu Island.