About Us

about-the-owners-of-villa-nangka-gili-airOnce upon a time, 2012 to be exact, a girl named Rose arrived on Gili Air and instantly fall in love with this magical island. She found a job as a scubadive instructor and started calling the ocean her office. She found an 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 they found out that Villa Nangka, the place that they both call home, the place were they fell in love, is for sale. They 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 fix contracts and no assets, which bank would be so nice to give them a loan? First rule in life: If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. They went from daydreaming to actively making plans and after two months of hard work they got the money together to buy their dream.


The combination of ten years of travel adventures throughout South East Asia with our years of working experience in the marketing, hospitality and diving industry, makes that we understand like no other how to make your stay an unforgettable and one of a kind experience. Thank you for stopping by on our website and we hope to welcome you one day to our beautiful hidden place on Gili Air.

Sunny greetings from paradise,

Rose & Andreas

p.s.: If you have any questions or if you would like to have more information, please don’t hesitate to send us a message. You can reach us on info@andreasz1.sg-host.com.