The Gili Islands are known as paradise islands only a boat ride away from Bali but did you know they are also one of the best spots for snorkeling? Gili Trawangan especially draws divers and snorkelers from all over the world to see the majestic sea turtles that lay their eggs on the white sandy beaches of the island. (more…)
Gangga Divers, the house PADI dive centres for Lotus Hotel’s five resorts, has been rebranded with a fantastic new logo.
The logo’s base, a nautilus shell, reflects the sea and constant growth, which is what Gangga Divers’ service is all about. The logo also contains the letter G in the shell’s spiral, unifying the first initial of Gangga Divers and the shell. (more…)
Gili Trawangan is known for it’s white sand beaches and azure waters, but there exploring the interior of the island has some gems as well. Gili Trawangan Hill is a natural viewpoint on the south-western side of the island. This forested hill is about a 25 minute walk from Villa Almarik and then 15 to 20 minutes up a relatively easy trail. This walk is often overlooked in Gili guides, but we’ll tell you why you shouldn’t miss it on a visit to Gili Trawangan. (more…)
Villa Almarik is on the island of Gili Trawangan, about 15 minutes by boat from mainland Lombok. Many of the staff come from Lombok but live close to the hotel, for ease of getting to and from work every day. Working on Gili Trawangan is a little different from visiting, so we thought one of the staff members at Villa Almarik might be able to tell us what to see and do on the island. We asked Arini Noviana, who works in the front office a few questions to learn the secrets of Gili T. (more…)
Gili Trawangan has an incredible array of dive sites within a very short distance of eachother. From Gangga Divers Dive Centre at Villa Almarik you can get to at least 10 sites within 10-15 minutes. A few minutes further and there are at least 10 more. So which of these dive sites around Gili Trawangan are a must when visiting the island? Let us make some recommendations for beginners up to the most advanced divers. (more…)