Gili Islands

A great mix of diving opportunities and culture in a quiet location.

The Gili’s are not as developed as neighbouring Bali and offers a different diving experience with walls and pelagic fishes. There is plenty to see outside the resort with local tours.

Insider's View

Gili is home to Trawangan, Air and Meno 3 islands just off Lombok. They are everything you would imagine islands to be, long stretches of white sandy beaches, palm trees, crystal clear turquoise waters and a profusion of marine life. These are just some of the highlights that attract divers to the islands.

Gili Trawangan is the bigger of the 3 islands with is well-established infrastructure it offers the seasoned travellers everything they could possibly need. With a range of accommodation available, many restaurants, bars, and shops it caters to all.

On the southern coast you will find a busier bustling ambience, while the island’s western side offers a more laid-back atmosphere. There are a variety of dive sites on offer several of which are ideal for new divers, this really is the island for you if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The diving is remarkable, from adrenaline fuelled deep dives with pelagic to gentle relaxed reef dives discovering colourful coral and abundant fish life you can take your pick. Due to conservation measures in place the waters around the islands are abundant with turtles.

Insider's View


Villa Almarik

Indonesia, Gili Islands

Villa Almarik is set on the tranquil island of Gili Trawangan, a picture perfect resort encircled by underwater coral gardens and blessed with gentle giants such as sharks, manta rays and turtles!

  • Located on Gili Trawangan
  • Prime beachfront location
  • 27 traditional cottages
  • Gangga Divers on-site
  • Spa & Pool facilities
  • Manta rays, sharks & turtles


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Villa Almarik, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Mr Snelson's trip report to Indonesia, great feedback!

Villa Almarik, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Sunrise Over Mount Batur

Tour Type: Nature Tours

A 2am departure is essential this morning as you drive then hike up to the summit of Mount Batur, where you will arrive in time for sunrise.

Destination Fact File

A great mix of diving opportunities and culture in a quiet location.

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Destination Details

Internal Flights & Luggage Lombok Airport is served with a daily direct flight from Bali and Jakarta. The luggage allowance on your domestic flights is 20KG.
Transfer Information Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel.

Transfer time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes by car and boat.
Dive Season As a result of Lombok’s close proximity to the equator, the weather conditions are typically tropical. Wintery weather is breezy and nice and summers are alleviated by refreshing precipitations.

The days are approximately 12 hours long and the typical daytime temperature differs from 27 degrees to 32 degrees. The dry season happens between May to September while the wet season occurs from October all through April.

Consequently, the best time to dive in Lombok is absolutely during dry season. Then again, you may want to take into consideration that rainfalls do not last long in the island of Lombok. The months of May, June and July are the peak season where tourists usually visit Lombok Island.