Set amongst tropical gardens Spice Island Villas is a place to truly relax and enjoy island life. Perfect for families it has large rooms, king size bed and loft with single mattress. A short stroll to the beach where snorkelling is world renoun, delicious food and best of all no cars or motorbikes. Sit back and enjoy the sunset.
As a small family run business, Spice Island Villas only consist of three villas with half and acre of grassed grounds making it perfect for families and those who appreciate a quieter surrounding. The large room consists of a king bed, a loft with a comfortable single matress and room enough on the ground floor for another single matress which makes the space ideal for a family of two adults and for about three children. There is also provided a conveniently sized refrigerator, air conditioning, ceiling and pedistal fan and a roomy bathroom with hot water shower and toilet. You have a verandah surrounded by bouganvillia with tables, chairs and day beds and wall fan, where you can have your meals delivered if you wish or wander over the lane for your delicious breakfast which is provided, or lunch and dinner at the 'warung' next door (who I can completely recommend). There are plenty of lovely places on the beach front, and inland, all over the island to enjoy a meal, but do be aware that this is island life and food can take a little more time than your used to! Gili island is fairly small, takes about one to one and a half hours to walk around it's perimeter, depending on your pace, but you can also hire bikes for a day or however long you may want them. The local taxi, the 'cidomo', or horse and cart can take you anywhere you want to go also, they may even wait for you to have dinner and take you home again. On last visit you will pay 100,000 rupia, or $10 one way. Wifi access is provided but as the electricity supply on the islands is not so reliable wifi cannot always be guaranteed, in my opinion there are much more enjoyable ways to relax on this island paradise than in front of a mind demanding device, plug off and plug into yourself and your surrounds!
There are two undercover outdoor tables and chair with lighting for you to enjoy between the other guests
Interaction with guests
Don't hesitate to ask me any questions before and during your stay but as I'm not always there my site manager Kasim is always on hand to help with recommendations and queries.
Other things to note
Some information on how to get to Gili Air...there are two ways from Bali, one by fast boat taking two hour which you can buy a return ticket from several places but I suggest Padang Bai as it's not as rough as other departures and the morning trip is best or you can fly with several airlines from Denpasar airport which takes half an hour and works out about the same price as the boat. If you catch the boat you need to take a taxi from Kuta which takes about two hours to Padang Bai and the boat will take you directly to Gili Air, if you choose the plane you will arrive on Lombok mainland, a two hour taxi and a boat from Bangsal harbour will get you to Gili Air. Best to do both of these options departing in the morning. Upon arrival to the island you catch the local horse and cart taxi, of which there will be many waiting, with your directions and pay about 100,000 rupia to your door. Please feel free to contact me if you require any more details on how to get there. A note on the wifi, as I know many people are reliant on it these days.... electricity on the island is not reliable everywhere, some bigger establishments have generators which are noisy but suit some people, we do not.. the wifi will only work when there is power to the island. Enjoy being disconnected for a time and discover yourself, family, strangers and surrounds when and if it happens!
I only ask guests to treat my place as they would expect theirs to be treated and please respect the environment and turn off lights and air conditioning when leaving the room. Smoking on verandah is aloud but strictly not n the room.
We are a family of three, my husband and I both in our 40s and our daughter is nearing 4years old. We travel a lot, mostly in Indonesia, we have our own airbnb on the Gili Islands but we love all of Asia so we would like to travel as much as we can before our daughter starts school, the clock is ticking.. I have spent several years living in Japan and Europe, its been long enough to miss both madly, and Mark, my husband, has basically been surfing his way around Indo and now older and less fit ( his words) keen to discover new territories. So some new and some well missed old places we are looking forward to on our next adventure with our adept little seasoned traveller telling us how to use the headsets, lights on the ablutions and if lucky SLEEP.