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Hotel category
4 Star
Rooms
27
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • Villa Almarik occupies a prime position on Gili Trawangan’s beach
  • 25+ nearby dive sites offering coral gardens, drift diving, drop-offs
  • Sharks, turtles, eels, mantas, macro life
  • Enclosed pool area surrounded by vegetation and flowers
  • Poolside cafe, beachfront restaurant, pizzeria
  • Rooms with air-con, DVD players, TV, mini bar
  • Private bathrooms with desalinated hot water and hair dryers
  • Spa room, snorkelling, horse riding, trekking

Resort Description

Villa Almarik is based on Gili Trawangan, the largest of the Gili Islands off the coast of Lombok. 

Over 25 dives sites are within easy access of the resort, offering drop-offs, slopes, drift dives and coral gardens. Look out for white-tip reef sharks, barracudas, moray eels, manta rays, pipefish, frog fish and macro creatures. The Gili Islands are known as the ‘‘turtle capital of the world’. 

One of the first resorts on the island, Villa Almarik is based in a prime beachfront location. A pool is surrounded by sun loungers, a cafe and bamboo walls covered in tropical vegetation and pink and white flowers. 

Each room is connected by stone paths through the villa’s gardens and comes with air-conditioning, DVD players, TV, a safe, mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, a hair dryer and private bathroom with hot, desalinated water.     Complimentary WI-FI access at the lobby

A spa room, pizzeria and sea view restaurant complete the resort’s amenities. Snorkelling, horse riding, trekking, land excursions  are also available. 

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 100% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking

Cancellation fee

Regular Season 

  • Cancellation received 7 to 1 days prior to arrival date will be subject to 1 night cancellation fee
  • Cancellation received less than 24 hours prior to arrival date will be subject to 100% of the full length of stay
  • In the event of a no show or early departure, the reservation will be subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to the full length of stay
  • In cases of late arrival due to flight delays we will be happy to extend the stay provided there is space available, however we cannot be held accountable for such flight delays or cancellations

High Season

  • Cancellation received 21 to 14 days prior to arrival date will be subject to a fee equal to 25% of the full length of stay
  • Cancellation received 13 to 7 days prior to arrival date will be subject to a fee equal to 75% of the full length of stay
  • Cancellation received 6 days prior to arrival date will be subject to 100% of the full length of stay
  • In the event of a no show or early departure, the reservation will be subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to the full length of stay
  • In cases of late arrival due to flight delays we will be happy to extend the stay provided there is space available, however we cannot be held accountable for such flight delays or cancellations.

Explore diving around the Villa Almarik

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

  • All dive sites are situated within 20 minutes maximum travel time of the dive resort
  • For certified divers, there are more than 25 dive sites located around the 3 Gili's
  • All dive sites have a water temperature between 27-30°C whole year round
  • New or well-maintained rental equipment by Aqualung
  • All boats are designed and built for safe and comfortable diving
  • The reefs around the islands are covered in colorful reef fish, sponges and an enormous variety or coral species

Description

Gangga Divers at Villa Almarik is a beachfront, 5* PADI dive center.

Facilities include a 44 inch screen for training videos and photo slideshows, equipment maintenance and storage spaces, rental gear, free WiFi, air-conditioned shop, fish ID library with reading area and warm, fresh water showers. There is an on-site filling station.

Two dive vessels come with oxygen, marine radio, drinking water, warm drinks and snacks. The dive center boasts international instructors and experienced boat crews with a fundamental understanding of the local environment.

Daily dive trips depart in the morning and afternoon to dive sites no more than 25 minutes away. Boats leave from the beach directly in front of the dive center. 

A full range of recreational PADI courses are offered, including PADI Enriched Air and Deep Diver Speciality.

Group sizes are small (max four divers to one guide). Nitrox is available free of charge for nitrox-certified divers. 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drift Diving

Equipment

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

Diving Facilities

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

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Cycling

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • External Guests Allowed
  • Power Socket Adapters

Entertainment and family

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport are Lombok Int. Airport (LOP) and Bali Denpasar (DPS)
  • From Lombok airport the transfer timeis 2 hours and 15 minutes (car + boat)
  • From Bali airport is 2 hours by fast boat
  • Transfers can be arranged by the resort for an additional chanrge
  • There is no motorized transportation on the island available nor is it allowed
  • The only carrier on the island is by horse-cart known locally as Cidomo, or if you fancy walking while getting familiar with the surrounding, it will take around 12-15 minutes to get here

Departure

  • Once you have checked out at reception you can make your own to your next destination or join the resort transfer back to the airport for an additional charge

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