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Welcome to Villa Nangka – a unique hidden gem at the heart of Gili Air. Our dream was to create a unique place on a tropical island. Since we opened the doors of our little paradise we’ve been awarded every year with a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by Tripadvisor and received the Airbnb ‘Super Host’ badge 20 times in a row!

Respect for Mother Earth is at the heart of our core values. We strive for a greener approach and recognize the importance of a sustainable future. We commit ourselves to reduce our direct impact on the environment.

When staying in Villa Nangka you will discover how bamboo can be combined in all shapes and patterns to create a stunning collection of luxurious ceilings, stairs, and railings. The prow-like curve of the roof line, the visible strength of the beams, the graceful swoop of the railings, every detail is a reminder of Nature’s possibilities. And the amazing thing about building with bamboo is that it is a wonderful, natural, and renewable resource, capable of rapid growth that can avoid future deforestation of our precious tropical rainforests.

Our little paradise is a place where you will immediately feel at home and where we will make sure your stay will be a memorable and unforgettable one! What are you still waiting for? Book your flight and visit us in paradise!

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2 Bedroom Villa – Are you looking for a unique experience in a relaxing getaway in a quiet and homey place? This stunning brand new two-level bamboo home is the perfect option on Gili Air to stay with your family or your friends.

Best family villa on Gili Air

Deluxe Room – Are you looking for a place with comfort and style? Our deluxe room is the ultimate match! The room is located in one of our brand new bamboo villas, overlooking the swimming pool. The large veranda is the perfect place to relax and unwind. 

Most instagrammable place on Gili Air

Traditional Bungalow – The perfect mix between traditional and modern.
The design of the Lumbung is inspired by the traditional Sasak rice barns. The traditional wooden structure and the skilfully crafted curved roof are typical characteristics

Our traditional bungalow is a home to recharge yourself and celebrate your special holiday.

Traditional Bungalow (Lumbung) At Villa nangka on Gili Air

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Our Story

Once upon a time, 2012 to be exact, a girl named Rose arrived on Gili Air in Indonesia and instantly fell in love with this magical island. She found a job as a scuba dive instructor and started calling the ocean her office. She found a secret getaway in the middle of the island called Villa Nangka and started calling it her home. And there, under the Nangka tree, she fell in love again.

“ I didn’t plan on falling in love with him. And I’m pretty sure he didn’t plan on falling in love with me. But one day it was pretty clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us.”

The name of the man that stole her heart was Andreas. A freedive instructor that came to the island in the same year as she did. In September 2015 we found out that Villa Nangka, the place that we both call home, the place where we fell in love, was for sale. We looked at each other and started dreaming about how amazing it would be if they could buy the place. But with hardly any savings, no fixed contracts, and no assets, which bank would be so nice to give them a loan? Continue reading our story here.

How to set up a small boutique hotel on a tropical island

Blogs

Follow here our journey of running a small boutique on a small tropical island in Indonesia.

30 weeks pregnant on a tropical island

# DAY 236 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Every four weeks I go up a bra size…it’s worth being pregnant just for the breasts. Pregnancy is also a lot of other things. It is the gift of life. It is a miracle. It is exciting…to create a life. To carry that life within your body for nine months ...
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Farm life on a tropical island

# DAY 232 OF PROJECT CINLOC

This morning our beloved and crazy chicken Alice passed away. Alice walked into Villa Nangka around three years ago. And decided to stay. Alice was not just an ordinary chicken. She was blind on one eye and we all thought she was immortal. She disappeared for a little bit after ...
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International marine research center in Indonesia

# DAY 229 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Slowly but steady the new headquarters of the Gili Shark Conservation Project is rising. It’s my dream that one day, this beautiful bamboo building will be an international marine research center that host researchers, scientist and oceans lovers from all over the world. A place in the heart of our ...
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Bamboo kitchen design made by Asali Bali

# DAY 223 OF PROJECT CINLOC

With proud we present you the new kitchen of the new Villa Nangka! Can’t wait for the day this places is filled again with the love and laughter of our boys and our guests. Love Rose P.s. A big thank you to Monokromo for making this stunning design and to ...
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To all the people who find Mother's Day hard to celebrate, this is for you

# DAY 222 OF PROJECT CINLOC

In more than 50 countries people are celebrating Mother’s Day today. Many people might claim that it has now become far too commercialized and yet another chance for retailers to try and sell us flowers, cards, and gifts that we don’t necessarily need, but for me, this day is something ...
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Getting To The Gili Islands In Indonesia

# DAY 219 OF PROJECT CINLOC

When I called the Dutch embassy to ask what paperwork we needed to arrange for our little girl, they couldn’t give me a straight answer. The scenario Dutch girl living together with a German guy without being married, in Indonesia, and expecting a baby was not a standard scenario. After ...
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Blue skies on the Gili Islands

# DAY 217 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Work in progress. The roof of the kitchen is almost done! Every day we are getting one step close to the finish line. I strongly believe that it’s not the quest to achieve one perfect goal that makes you better, it’s the skills you develop from doing a volume of ...
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Beautiful blue sky on the Gili Islands

# DAY 210 OF PROJECT CINLOC

For others this might be just an empty wall, for us, this is the starting place of our love, hope and dreams.✨💛 Love Rose Feel free to share  ...
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White sandy beach Gili Islands

#DAY 207 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Although everything is happening according to plan, I can’t help it that on some days I wake up slightly panicked. A thousand questions shoot through my head like falling stars; will we finish the building on time? Will people like the design of the new Villa Nangka? Will we be ...
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Building a bamboo house in Indonesia

# DAY 205 OF PROJECT CINLOC

The bamboo crew arrived from Bali and started with making our new kitchen! Watch this space and discover how bamboo can be combined in all shapes and patterns to create a stunning collection of luxurious ceilings, stairs and railings. The prow-like curve of a roofline, the visible strength of a ...
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Contact

We are here to any answer question you might have about our little hidden paradise. Reach out to us and we’ll respond to you as soon as we can.

Get In Touch

E-mail: info@villanangkagiliair.com
Reviews and bookings:  AirBnb
Social media: Facebook & Instagram

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Address Villa Nangka

Villa Nangka
Gili Air, Gili Indah
Nusa Tenggara Barat – 83352
Lombok – Indonesia

Location

As we don’t have any street names on Gili Air we will explain you how to get to Villa Nangka from them harbor. You can either take a horse cart for around IDR 150,000 or walk around 800 meters.

When walking take the main road leading from the pier into the island. Walk to the end, turn right and after 20 meters left again. Keep walking straight for around 5 minutes, Villa Nangka will be on your right hand side. Click here for a Google maps link with the directions from the harbor.

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