Gili Air, the first island reachable from the maindland of Lombok, one of the renowned three “Gilis” (which means “small island” in Sasak language).
There is no motorized transport on the island; just bicycles and horse carts, known as Cidomo. The “Gilis” are world-known for their stretches of white sand, exotic pandan trees and wind-bent palm trees.
Guests can book some unique activities with us and experience being in close contact with local traditions and natural diversity around the resort.
The three Gilis off Lombok (Air, Meno and Trawangan), promise something for everyone. Turtles are undoubtedly one of the highlights of the diving adventure around the islands – both green and hawksbill species are abundant.
For golf enthusiasts, on Lombok and just across Gili Air, only half a mile by boat, Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club offers views of Mt. Rinjani to the Northeast and the Gilis across the bay to the West. This golf course was masterfully designed by Peter Thompson, Michael Wolveridge & Perrett with a design philosophy deeply respecting the natural on-site contours of the land. The 18-hole championship course offers a unique, challenging, and world-class experience for golfers of all levels.
Did you know that adult sea turtles lay eggs once a year, and the survival rate of the baby turtles returning to the sea and reaching adulthood is 1 to 100?
Lombok is also famous for its high quality, golden ‘South-Sea’ cultured pearls, from the Gold-Lipped oysters. The island has over 24 active pearl farms, located on the South-western coast of the island, West regions of Sekotong Timur, Sekotong Tengah, and Lembar. The art of pearl cultivation is a long and delicate process; guests can learn the process of gathering the oysters as well as seeding, farming, and harvesting the pearls when on Lombok.
This day-tour covers some destinations in West Lombok such as Mayura and Bale Kambang (the royal floating palace of the former Balinese kingdom built in 1714). The tour also takes participants to Narmada, built in 1805, a palace of Anak Agung Gede Ngurah, one of the ancient Balinese kings. The antique tour continues to Pasar Seni Sayang Sayang, Bagiarti/Karang Jangkok, Pasar Sindhu/Bertais and Sesela, famous for their traditional Lombok arts and crafts.
Join an exciting nature adventure to chase some of Lombok’s most beautiful waterfalls. The glorious Tiu Pupus Waterfall tumbles 40 meters down a semi-circular sheer rock facing into a deep pool. In the dry season (May-November), the waterfall shrinks to a trickle, and the pool comes alive with local kids wallowing, making mud castles.
Enjoy the tranquil waters around Gili Air and head out directly from Ama-Lurra’s beach on a stand-up paddle board to explore the serene surrounding landscape and observe its biodiversity.
The Lombok Strait is one of the finest stretches of water for big game fishing in Lombok. To those seasoned anglers or novice fishermen, it will be such a thrilling experience to hook a rainbow runner or haul in a giant tuna while deep-sea fishing.
Find the yin to your yang with our finest Yoga instructors who are ready to work closely with the guests to take their yoga practice to the next level. Classes are conducted privately in individual villas or right on the beach.
Local residents regularly surf off the South-end of Gili Air although the spot is not as famous as the South of Lombok Island.
Enjoy a different kind of activity in Gili as you embark on a leisurely horseback riding on the beach of Gili Air.
You will be able to discover Lombok’s natural wonders with full or half-day cycling on a scenic panorama of lush rice terraces, bamboo forest, and dramatic view of Mt. Rijani.