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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


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

Re-usable bottles in Indonesia


I love projects! I especially love to start new projects. There is just something magical about creating something new out of nothing. Today it’s one year ago that we – together with our amazing team – started our Plastic Free Paradise Project. It was my dream to create a campaign ...
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Pink flamingo swimming in the pool


And another roof gone! Now we have three beautiful destroyed villas with no roofs and a pink flamingo in the pool. To be honest I’ve seen better days but… I’ve also seen worse. I might not have everything I want, but I do have all I need. My life is ...
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Girl signing a contract


Big things are happening! A design can be so simple but that’s what makes it so complicate. Today we said yes to a proposal of an architect. Together with her team she will help us to design the new Villa Nangka. Very scary and exciting at the same time. Can’t ...
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Villa Nangka is Tripadvisor number 1


I woke up this morning with and saw the following notification on my phone: “Congratulations Villa Nangka, you are number 1 on Tripadvisor!” I can’t believe it. The situation is so complete surreal, I can’t stop laughing. Our little paradise that is completely destroyed is now – according to Tripadvisor ...
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The word Love on a Wall


My heart stopped beating for a second when I heard the news yesterday; a 7.7 earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It doesn’t only hit me because it happened in Indonesia, it hits me because I understand now what the word earthquake means. I can picture it in my ...
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A daily blog about building a new boutique hotel on Gili Air


Let’s embrace the journey, one step at a time. A couple of days ago we started to demolish our house. Our boys and the workers are moving quickly and the roof is almost completely gone. I admire them for their courage. Although it’s not an easy job they are smiling ...
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a daily blog about building a new hotel on Gili Air


If it happens on social media it’s really happening! With proud I introduce you to the team of project CINLOC*. At the moment everything looks like a big fat mess, and yeah, it often feels like things might crash and burn at any moment. But I realized there’s a hidden ...
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A new beginning


Today it’s exactly 50 days ago that a 7.0 devastating earthquake hit Lombok and the Gili Islands. Fifty days where I felt every emotion that a person can possible feel. Fifty days where I was confronted by a million questions that pushed me to find important answers. Fifty days filled ...
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Trauma healing classes on Gili Air


In the past four weeks we have been visiting the school every Saturday. We focus on trauma healing and natural disaster education to the children of our Club Harapan. We sang their favorite songs, did different relaxation / breathing exercises and danced like no one was watching. Furthermore we organized ...
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The boat is removing trash from Gili Air


From the time I was a child, I wanted to do everything all on my own. “I’ll do it,” was my constant refrain, pushing away helping hands and generous offers with my young, eager fingers. But here’s the thing about looking at life in this light: the illusion of complete ...
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We are here to answer any questions you might have about our little hidden paradise. Reach out to us and we’ll respond to you as soon as we can.

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Address Villa Nangka

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


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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