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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.

Island Clean Up


When a big natural disaster happens hits a small island a lot of things stop working. Luckily by now we have almost everything up and running again. The whole island has electricity, we have fresh water and more than 70% - 80% of the businesses are open again.One of the ...
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damaged house after earthquake on Gili Air


I thought everything would be over and go back to ‘normal’ as soon as the earthquakes would stop. Little did I know that the real fight would start as soon as the ground would stop shaking. After the initial shock wears off, and you're left with almost nothing - where ...
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girls on the beach having fun


It’s kind of shocking when your world falls to pieces and everything and everyone around you carries on with life. How is it possible that the birds continue to sing? How can people carry on loving life? The days after my miscarriage I felt like I became frozen in time ...
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Why did I turn quiet and stopped writing? As I sit here typing this I am wondering if this is something that I actually want to share. Will people judge me for sharing my story because they believe that this is something that should be kept private? But this thought ...
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Best friends hugging each other


The last 2 days have been really hard. I feel sad and lost and have no motivation to do anything. The sun is shining but the world feels like a dark place. And the most frustrating things is it doesn’t matter what I do, the feeling doesn’t go away. I ...
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How to recover from trauma


Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to share their knowledge and experience about trauma with me. It’s been very helpful and enlightened me in many ways. I’m very proud & excited to share with you that we will host our first trauma healing class for the ...
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Guy kisses girl on her forehead


No earthquake, no tsunami and the world didn’t end ; - ). The craziest rumors went around Lombok and the Gili Island the last days. Many people got incredible scared and flee into the hills. I’m so happy and grateful that Sunday the 26th of August passed by as an ...
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Trash collection on the Gili Islands


I can’t believe I just typed that sentence. How is it possible that already 3 weeks passed by since that devastating evening? If there is one thing I learned in the last 3 weeks it’s that when you can’t find sunshine you only have one option and that is to ...
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Testing the water on the Gili Islands after the earthquake


Since the first earthquake we’ve been talking about how the research team of our beloved Gili Shark Conservation Project can help the community of Gili Air to rebuild their paradise. We decided to focus on the three following points: 1. Healing the trauma of the children Every Saturday we visit ...
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Happy Couple in Love


I’m on the toilet when my phone starts beeping. I quickly have a look and see a notification: “Dear Rose, you reached the target of your crowd funding campaign”. I’m confused and almost fall down in the toilet (for your information I’m on a traditional Indonesian toilet, which basically means ...
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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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