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Karang Villa Hotel & Spa

Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
58
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Beachfront resort with ocean facing pool
  • Affiliated with the well-respected Two Fish Gili Air Dive Center
  • Tropical gardens with palm trees
  • Turtles, sharks, eagle rays,reef fish and macro critters often spotted
  • Outdoor pool with sun loungers and all day snacks
  • Daily BBQ at 7pm, run by the Rinjani Restaurant, Bar and Grill
  • On-site Karang Villa Spa for relaxation and rejuvenation

Resort Description

Karang Villa Hotel & Spa is located on the white sand of Gili Air, one of three islands making up the 'turtle capital of the world.'

The resort is located steps from the dive center, offering a lush tropical garden, outdoor pool and direct access to the beach. The on-site Rinjani Restaurant, Bar and Grill offers local and international dishes, plus a daily BBQ starting around 7pm each night.

Rooms are offered with fan and air conditioning, hot water, an internationally tuned TV, traditional wooden floors, coffee and tea making facilities, a mini bar, safety deposit box and semi-open air bathroom. 

This region is also known for its world-class macro life, so keep your eyes peeled for neon-coloured nudibranchs and pygmy seahorses among the coral.

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Explore diving around the Karang Villa Hotel & Spa

Best dive sites in Lombok

The Magnet - Located in Belongas Bay, this is Lombok’s most famous dive site – and for very good reasons. The Magnet is a stunning open ocean rock pinnacle which literally attracts fish and pelagics like a magnet does steel. The biggest draw for diving the Magnet is the seasonal hammerheads, which are seen in in schools, together with reef shark sightings, barracuda, trevally, eagle rays and other pelagics. If you enjoy diving with big fish then The Magnet should be on your list. The Lighthouse - Incredible topography and diverse marine life make this dive site a must. Exploring the rocky plateau, canyons and slope you’ll find schools of sweetlips and patrolling white tip reef sharks. Huge boulders create interesting recesses where critters can be found hiding and the huge coral bommies are shrouded with glass fish. Keep an eye out into the blue as well for passing schools of fusiliers, rainbow runners and mackerel. Stairs to Medang - A vibrant coral garden plateau greets you as you start your dive around 14 meters / 45 feet before heading deeper down the “Stairs”. In deeper areas, expect the unexpected – everything from manta rays, reef sharks and passing hammerheads have been seen here. The definite highlight though, is the rugged “stepped” topography from which the site takes its name and the abundant reef fish and corals which bring striking colours to the shallows. Cathedral - This stunning, coral encrusted rock pinnacle is a favourite for many divers. Its open ocean position makes it a major attraction for passing pelagics including eagle rays, hunting trevally, barracuda, schooling mackerel, rainbow runners and fusiliers. Make sure you take time to investigate the corals – there is a wealth of macro-life to be found here as well. Gili Sarang - Best known for “big fish” action and seasonal schooling mobula rays (August and September), Gili Sarang is a collection of pinnacles and boulders which attract pelagics. Frequent encounters here include white tip, black tip and grey reef sharks, huge dog-toothed tuna, great barracuda, giant trevally and jacks. Here you’ll also be able to appreciate the breath-taking, kaleidoscopic soft corals and critters that reside within them.

What to see

Lombok is known for its pelagics, most famously the great and scalloped hammerheads and schooling mobula rays. That’s not all you can find there though - expect to see trevally, tuna, barracuda, reef sharks, marble rays, eagle rays, sea snakes, turtles, schools of mackerel, rainbow runners and fusiliers, hoards of medium sized and small reef fish and if you have a keen eye there is a wealth of critters including numerous nudibranch species, frogfish, scorpionfish, octopus, cuttlefish and so much more!

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Access to colourful reefs and diverse marine life
  • Turtles, reef sharks, rays, barracuda, nudibranchs often seen
  • Mola ramsayi usually seen between July and November
  • Wreck, drift or muck diving available
  • Small groups organised according to air consumption and experience
  • Expert guides who have done thousands of dives around Bali & Indonesia
  • Long dives; you'll be asked to surface after 75 minutes or 40bar.

Description

Two Fish Gili Air is located on the beachfront of Gili Air, a tropical-island away from the crowds of Gili Trawangan but close to its dive sites.

Boasting a 95% chance of spotting turtles on most dive sites, it’s a must visit location for turtle lovers. Gili Air is a relaxed and quiet dive destination offering muck diving, drift diving, wrecks or pinnacles all within easy access of the dive center.

All PADI courses are offered from beginner to pro-level, including various specialites like underwater photographer, night and wreck diver. 

One local style wooden boat accommodates 20 guests with covered and open areas, oxygen and first aid on board, and carry drinking water, tea & coffee for the surface interval. 

Facilities include equipment hire, classrooms, training pool, fish ID library, filling station, free WiFi and a shop. 

 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front
  • Housereef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Indonesian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc
  • Padi 100% Aware

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Wellness

  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • External Guests Allowed
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Cycling

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Idr)

How to get there

Arrival

  • The nearest airport is Lombok international airport, from which you can catch a ride to Senggigi or Bangsal (public harbour to Gili Islands). 
  • You can take the public boat to Gili Air (8:00am till 5:00pm).
  • Public boats depart only when 35 passengers are aboard, this is a value option. Alternatively, public speedboats depart every hour at a higher cost. 

Departure

  • You may catch a return public boat or public speedboat to Lombok. On Gili Air or Lombok, you can book a shuttle bus or take a private taxi to the airport. 
  • Transfers can be arranged via the resort. 

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