Lotus Hotels | Villa Almarik, Gili Trawangan
Located on a beautiful strip of soft white sand on the Indonesian island of Gili Trawangan, Villa Almarik is perfect for divers and non-divers alike. As one of the first resorts on the island, this established property offers the highest level of comfort, superbly trained staff, and an ideal location just a few minutes from the island’s central strip. Gili Trawangan is easily reached by fast boat from neighbouring Bali or flight and local transport from Lombok’s international airport. Whichever way you choose to reach the island, Villa Almarik will arrange your transport and arrival transfer to the resort by horse and cart, as there is no motorized transportation allowed on the island.
Villa Almarik is the quintessential dive resort for every level of diver. From those planning an Open Water Diver course to life-long divers, Gangga Divers dive centre at Villa Almarik tailors dive itineraries to the needs and desires of each guest.
Thanks to over 25 dive sites being within a 20-minute boat ride of the resort, there is a huge variety of diving to choose from. Soft sandy slopes, dramatic walls, underwater caverns, vibrant coral gardens, and sunken sculptures will ensure a completely different experience every time you dive. Depths range from 5 to 40 metres and it’s easy to make two dives a day and still have plenty of time to relax on the beach.
Experience the adrenalin rush of diving with reef sharks, huge sea turtles, barracudas, manta rays, moray eels, frogfish, and pipefish and plenty more.
The Rooms and Facilities
Villa Almarik has 27 cosy rooms – 8 Deluxe, 10 Superior and 9 Standard. Each room is air-conditioned, has satellite TV channels and a DVD player, coffee and tea making facilities, a safety box, and a spacious bathroom. These features as well as touches of Indonesian décor, high-quality amenities, comfortable beds, and terrace to sit outside, allow total relaxation.
Wander along the flower-lined garden paths you’ll find the restaurant and bar as well as the azure blue pool surrounded by sun loungers. With a mix of Indonesian and Mediterranean dishes prepared with fresh local and quality imported ingredients, Villa Almarik’s restaurant offers something for everyone. Lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant, pool garden area, or even on the beach.
There is also a spa where experienced therapists can take your relaxation to another level. Traditional techniques and spa products from around Indonesia are used for both beauty and wellness in this beautiful cosy spa.
Above the Water
The Gili Islands are all about relaxing, with some great nightlife thrown in for good measure. Gili Air, Gili Meno and the beautiful main island of Lombok are all just a short boat ride away. There are restaurants catering to every type of appetite and plenty of beach bars to relax in after the day's diving is done. There is no motorised traffic on the Gili Islands, but you can hire a bicycle and explore, or take the opportunity to ride your way through the sunset at one of the local stables. Yoga is everywhere on the Gilis, and everybody's welcome to join in!