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Villa Almarik

4 star hotel
Gili Terawangan, Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia
27 rooms
FREE Internet

Gangga Divers

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 4 divers per guide

Package 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
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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30%
  • 51 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 52 days prior to arrival
  • 30.0% will be charged if you cancel between 52 and 38 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 38 and 23 days prior to arrival
  • 80.0% will be charged if you cancel between 23 and 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Villa Almarik

Best dive sites in Lombok

Deep Turbo - Depth: 22 – 30+ meters Level: Advanced Current: Mild-Very Strong Marine Life: Rays, sharks and large schools of fish are often sited here Highlights: Topography of the reef and chance of eagle rays Deep Turbo is on the north-east side of Gili Trawangan. The site consists of impressive gorges, ridges and sea mounds surrounded by a sandy bottom where fields of garden eels, blue spotted stingrays and cuttlefish can be found. There are also several overhangs and small caves where many creatures live. You can find a huge variety of tropical reef fish and some frequent larger visitors include white tip reef sharks, barracuda and even eagle rays. The soft and hard coral are magnificent with giant Gorgonian sea fans. It is also a great area for a wide variety of nudibranches and if you’re lucky you can find pygmy seahorses! It has an average depth of 25 meters and at times there can be strong current, due to which it is best suited to more advanced divers.

Halik - Depth: 5 – 30+ meters Level: All levels Current: Strong at full and new moon Marine Life: Turtles, reef sharks, humphead parrotfish, snapper and triggerfish Highlights: Small caves home to juvenile reef sharks Halik reef dive site is situated on the northern side of Gili Trawangan and is enjoyable for all divers. The Gili Islands deliver yet again with this fabulous aquarium-like dive site. It has a beautiful platform edge that then slopes down from 5 to 15 meters with a series of coral bommies. In the shallows is a huge abundance and variety of life; schools of anthias dart in and out of the corals protection as large colourful sweetlips, trevallies and surgeonfish chase them. The small caves can be home to juvenile white tip reef sharks and when there is a light current this is a perfect site for an easy drift! Divers, who are interested in deep diving, can descend into her gullies and canyons that drop down to 40 meters; there you can find the larger fish species and chances to see adult reef sharks.

Hans Reef - Depth: 7 – 25 meters Level: All Levels Current: From nothing to strong Marine Life: Turtles, giant pufferfish, nudibranches, frogfish, octopus and cuttlefish Highlights: Large pinnacles, sand gullies, stingrays and a huge variety of macro life can found here There are many ways to explore this site and it give you something new to spot every time you visit. The sandy patch starts at around 7 meters; there you can find garden eels, sand lizardfish, frogfish, flounder and sea cucumbers. Going in an eastern direction you cross the ‘garden’ of the site dropping down to 15 meters; in the sea grass you can often find blue spotted stingrays and a diversity of smaller marine life. Along the sloping valleys batfish can be seen along with octopus and cuttlefish. On the large pinnacles there is lots of life to be found such as scorpion fish, puffers, schools of tropical reef fish and huge pink barrel sponges with sleepy turtles napping on top!

Shark Point - Depth: 6m - 30+ meters Level: All Levels Current: Strong at new and full moon Marine Life: Reef sharks, turtles, humphead parrotfish, large schools of fish Highlights: Canyons that run parallel to the shore, excellent site for viewing the big stuff! A flat sandy bottom turns into a series of progressively deeper canyons that run parallel to the eastern shore of Gili Trawangan. This is a very popular site due to the sheer variety of life that can be seen on a single dive. Reef sharks can be seen cursing through the canyons while lazy turtles can be spotted in the shallows and every full moon it is a favorite hangout for schools of huge humphead parrotfish. This site also houses the Glenn Nusa Wreck which was deliberately sunk in February 2016 she sits upright, on a sandy bottom, in about 25 meters of water on the eastern side of Gili Trawangan. The visibility at this site is usually excellent and the opportunities for underwater photo enthusiasts are fantastic. Slowly but surely she is being turned into an artificial reef and already provides shelter to many fish species. Sponges and corals are starting to encrust her and every passing year she becomes more and more beautiful in her mantle of living reef.

Simon's Reef - Depth: 18 – 30+ meters Level: Advanced Current: Mild-Very Strong Marine Life: Rays and larger fish species Highlights: Topography of the reef and variety of corals Simon’s Reef is on the north-east side of Gili Meno. A magical deep dive that offers a fantastic variety of corals, not seen anywhere else on the Gili Islands. At 30 meters there is a sandy bottom between large impressive sea-mounds. These structures range in size with interesting overhangs and outcrops along with magnificent sand formations similar to sand dunes in a desert. Fields of garden eels, blue spotted stingrays and even cuttlefish are often sighted here. Finishing on a pinnacle peppered with tropical reef fish.

Turtle City/Heaven - Depth: 6m – 35m Level: All Levels Current: From nothing to strong, sometimes with a split Marine Life: Turtles, sergeant majors, scorpion fish, mantis shrimps and cuttlefish Highlights: Large pinnacle with lots of turtles! Turtle city is located on the north- east side of Gili Meno. The average depth is around 18 meters. The dive site is situated around a large pinnacle peaking at 10 meters. It is a great sight for all levels of divers and as the name suggests is ideal for seeing lots of beautiful turtles! Around the pinnacle you can see large schools of small fish such as clown fish, damsels and sergeant majors. When exploring around the slopes you may also find many shrimps, octopus, cuttlefish, scorpion fish and giant blue puffer fish. Finally, at the top of the pinnacle you will find some cage houses with giant clams! If you are looking for turtles, beautiful coral valley coverage with swarms of colorful fish this site is just perfect.

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.

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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. 

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

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

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Cycling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

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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How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport is Bali Denpasar (DPS), which is 1.5 hours from the resort by car and boat. 
  • Transfers can be arranged by the resort for an additional charge (advance notice required). 
  • 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, which is included in your transfer price should you need assistance with your bags. 
  • Alternatively, if you fancy walking while getting familiar with the surroundings, it will take around 12-15 minutes to get from the drop off point to the resort reception. 

Departure

  • The resort can arrange return transfers for an additional charge (advance notice required). 

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