The island nation of Indonesia straddles the equator between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and lies at the heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’ - the epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity. Nowhere on earth can visitors experience such a range of spectacular diving - from encounters with huge whale sharks and oceanic manta rays, to muck dives with beautiful Rhinopias and the exceedingly rare psychedelic frogfish.
Villa Almarik offers the prefect mix of sophisticated accommodation, a great location, fantastic food and, most importantly, easy access to the Gili Island's fantastic diving!
- Luxury accommodation at an affordable price
- Perfect for families with a beautiful pool and spa facilities
- Professional dive centre run by Gangga Divers
- Stunning beachfront location away from the busy harbour area
Villa Almarik was one of the first resorts on Gili Trawangan and as such, has a great location close enough to the island’s central area for easy access, but far enough away to remain peaceful and calm. As part of the well-known Lotus Group of hotels, Villa Almarik is run to the same high standards as the other properties and has a reputation for service and attention to detail. The resort is set back from the beach with a pool set in a pretty garden - a shady place to retreat from the beach when it gets too hot. Villa Almarik’s restaurant has a mix of Indonesian and Mediterranean dishes - as well as beautiful views of Gunung Rinjani in Lombok - and there is a spa with some amazing Indonesian treatments available. Everything you could possibly need from a resort!
Access to the dive sites from the resort is, of course, very easy. Guests simply walk across the beach and onto the boats and the sites are just 20 minutes or less away. And for those who would prefer to do something different, there are sea kayaks and bikes to rent, horse drawn carriage for exploration of the island or the resort can arrange tours to Lombok to climb Rinjani and visit local Sasak villages.
Closest to the beach, these rooms are both luxurious and comfortable. The 10 deluxe rooms have A/C, ensuite bathroom with desalinated hot and cold water and can sleep up to 4 guests with an extra bed - perfect for a family.
Villa Almarik's newest rooms, each of the 8 superior rooms have A/C, ensuite bathroom with desalinated hot and cold water and a bright, contemporary design.
Villa Almarik’s 9 standard rooms have A/C, ensuite bathroom with desalinated hot and cold water and are perfect for those who don’t need quite as much space as that offered by the other rooms.
The resort is a mix of individual bungalows, a large lobby and restaurant and the standard rooms in a single building, all with beautiful carvings and decorations and set in gardens filled with bougainvillea and other flowers. The rooms all have a mix of traditional and modern decor, aircon and fans, private bathrooms with desalinated water, tv and dvd player and other facilities. The Deluxe rooms are the largest - with enough room to sleep 4 - and closest to the beach, whilst the superior and standard rooms are set back in the gardens. Wifi is available in the lobby area.
Like all the Lotus hotel group properties, the dive centre is managed by Gangga Divers, well-known for their professional services and committment to safety. The dive centre offers a full range of courses with training in the resort pool, plus complimentary nitrox for certified divers. Their 2 boats cater for 12 divers each, but Gangga Divers guarantees a ratio of 4 guests to 1 guide - giving guests, and especially beginners, that little bit more personal attention.
Villa Almarik is involved in a number of initiatives on Gili Trawangan and is a supporter of the Gili Eco Trust. The resort supports a local school and kindergarten, has recently started a Biorock project and has won an award from Project Aware for its conservation activities. Villa Almarik actually moved its bamboo-built restaurant from the beach and now removes all beach chairs etc at night - creating much better conditions for nesting turtles. Throughout the buildings, the resort uses energy efficient bulbs and appliances whenever possible, encourages its guests to be conscious of water use and enforces strict guidelines for divers and staff alike.
6 days, 5 nights staying in a shared standard room at the beautiful Villa Almarik - with enough time to dive, enjoy the beach and relax. This package includes 6 boat dives around the Gilis. Upgrades to a superior or deluxe room and meal packages are available - please let us know your preferences when making a booking. High season rates may apply - we can confirm these when you make an enquiry.
- Accommodation in standard room, sharing
- Welcome drink
- Buffet breakfast
- Afternoon tea
- 1x massage
- Snacks and drinks on boat
- Free nitrox for certified divers
- Course material and certification, if doing a course
- Equipment rental, when doing a course
- Transfer from Bali to resort and back, to Padangbai or Serangan, or between resort and Lombok airport
- Equipment rental, unless doing a course
- Lunch and dinner
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