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Villa Pao Pao

Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
8
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • Serene beachfront homestay with panoramic ocean views
  • A minute's walk from Two Fish South Gilis
  • Chance to spot turtles, eagle rays, cuttlefish, hairy frogfish and more
  • Sharks and mantas have been spotted within 30 minutes drive
  • Lush gardens, fruit trees, butterflies, quiet beach
  • En-suite bedrooms with large beds
  • Air-conditioned living area
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Two Fish South Gilis

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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

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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

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 70 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

50% non-refundable deposit. 

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Resort Description

Villa Pao Pao is located on Lombok's coastline, facing out onto the South Gili Islands. 

Diving in this region offers the chance to swim with turtles, eagle rays, cuttlefish, ghost fish, juvenile sardines, hairy frogfish, shrimp, lobsters, nudibranch and more. A few species of shark and mantas have also been spotted within 10-30 minutes of the resort.

Villa Pao Pao is a double storey, traditional style homestay surrounded by tropical gardens and offering direct access to a quiet beach. The house offers 8 bedrooms, and each comes with a large beds and it's own ensuite bathroom. Downstairs you will find an air-conditioned living space with panoramic views of the ocean. The gorund floor opens up onto a veranda with seating. 

The gardens are planted with tropical fruit trees including banana, lemon, jackfruit, mango, coconut trees and pineapple plants. Many flowers attract butterflies to the lawn area.

Villa Pao Pao is conveniently located just a minute's walk from Two Fish South Gilis, where you will find a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

 

Explore diving around the Villa Pao Pao

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

  • Ocean facing, remote PADI 5* IDC Center 
  • 10-30 minutes to 15+ diverse dive sites
  • Spacious and traditional or modern and speedy boats
  • Coral gardens, boomies, gently sloping shallow reefs (5-35m)
  • Suited to beginners, photographers and pro-level training
  • Small groups, uncrowded dive sites, lesser visited ecosystems
  • Restaurant at the dive center with relaxation area

Description

Two Fish South Gilis is located in Sekotong on the Southern coast of Lombok, about 2 hours’ drive from the airport.

From the South Lombok dive center, diving is offered in two diving locations - The Southern Gilis and Belongas Bay. The reefs in Southwest Lombok are very intact, with many colorful reef fish and dive sites to suit all levels of experience.

These waters are home to ghost fish, hairy frogfish, schools of glassfish and juvenile sardines, cuttlefish, eagle rays, turtles and on occasion sharks and mantas.

Journey time is around 10-30 minutes to a selection of dive sites, dive groups are kept small in size and a large selection of Aqua Lung gear is available for rental. 

The dive center offers free tea, coffee and drinking water and has a restaurant as well as a relaxing area for chilling out after the dives and where divers can complete their dive log with their guide.

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Technical Diving Courses
  • Other Specialties

Adaptors & tanks

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

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Indonesian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi 100% Aware

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Great for families

  • Board Games

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

How to get there

Arrival 

  • From Lombok International Airport, take a taxi or shared shuttle to any harbour on Lombok.
  • A private transfer will be arranged to collect you from any harbour in Lombok.  

Departure

  • A private transfer will be arranged to deliver you back to the Lombok harbour or your choice. 

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