Villa Almarik

Serene island resort, pristine beachfront location and wondrous marine life.

Villa Almarik is located on the peaceful and tranquil island of Gili Trawangan, just 45 minutes from Lombok, this idyllic resort is surrounded by underwater coral gardens, blessed with gentle giants such as turtles, schools of barracudas and seasonally from May to September mola mola, reef sharks and manta rays swim the waters! Perfect for divers, couples and families there is always something going on to suit everyone. This resort was one of the first built on the island so it has a prime location on the white sandy beachfront and is only a 15 minute walk to the island’s central area with small cafes and restaurants. Everything you need is right on your doorstep.

Villa Almarik compromises of 27 simply and elegantly appointed cottages, there are 10 deluxe, 8 superior and 9 standard rooms all offering modern amenities and traditional furnishings. Each cottage includes a spacious bathroom with fresh water showers and an open air terrace with alluring views over the lush tropical gardens. The well sized air conditioned rooms are ideal for families and can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children, the staff will ensure the children are looked after and activities such as snorkelling and cycling will keep them busy. The restaurant offers buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of Mediterranean and Indonesian cuisine.

At the Villa Almarik you can benefit from the 5* PADI dive centre and the daily diving sessions organised by Gangga Divers on site. The resort is ideally located less than 15 minutes from the 25 dive sites around the Gili Islands, including the infamous drift dive at Shark Point with its manta rays, turtles and white tip sharks and the Deep Turbo with overhangs, small caves, leopard sharks and trigger fish. Open to all level of divers it is considered a very good place for beginners, the surrounding waters are calm and the visibility is excellent at around 20 meters. Here you can dive all year round but the best season runs from May to September. Experienced divers often come here to gain their advanced open water, rescue or even dive master PADI certificates as it is reasonably priced and conditions are excellent.

Gili Trawangan is a small exotic tropical island with no motorised means of transportation permitted on the island, the preferred method of transport is horse drawn carriages and guests can make their way around the island by simply walking or cycling. The resort’s spa will help you end a day of diving or island exploring in a relaxing way with a range of traditional style massages and treatments available.

Board Basis

  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
Guest Room

Superior Room

The 8 stylish superior rooms are built as individual bungalows with two separate rooms, the bedroom and the airy living room. A traditional outdoor courtyard is attached to the bathroom where there is a hot and cold fresh water shower. The rooms are located in a quieter area of the resort so the terrace overlooks the surrounding lush green gardens.

  • Mini Bar
  • International Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • T.V.
  • DVD/CD System
  • Bathrobes
  • Double or Twin beds
  • Slippers
Standard Room

Standard Room

The 9 modest and elegant standard rooms are built in a row consisting of a double bed, spacious living area, a terrace, a hot and cold fresh water shower and a traditional outdoor courtyard attached to the bathroom.

  • Mini Bar
  • International Telephone
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • T.V.
  • DVD/CD System
  • Double or Twin beds

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Villa Almarik, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

The place was great, the accommodation was great, the staff at Villa Almarik were great, the guys at Gangga divers were great, the diving was very good. I must admit one of the best run and friendliest places I have ever stayed and I have been to a good many places on holiday around the world. It is very much a backpackers resort basic but a great atmosphere and value for money. From what I was told March/April is the best time to go just on the end of their wet season and before peak season when it is rammed.

Peter S

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Gangga Divers Trawangan

Villa Almarik Resort

Villa Almarik is the home to Gangga Divers, a well-established dive operation with various centre’s running within Indonesia. Situated on the grounds of the resort around 10 metres away from the beach, this PADI 5* star certified dive centre operates the highest international standards of diving safety along with excellent customer service. The Villa Almarik PADI Gold Palm Diving Center offers courses held by professional, multilingual instructors and more than 15 diving spots all around the 3 Gilis. There are drop-offs, slopes, current dives and, of course the rich bio-diversity Indonesia is famous for. There's a dive for everyone!

Gangga Divers is run by International instructors, fully qualified dive masters and guides who pride themselves in offering a personalised diving and service to suit divers of all levels and experience. This award winning centre proposes everything from complete beginner courses, through to a full range of PADI scuba diving courses and free nitrox fills. Here you will find drop-offs, slopes, current dives and of course the rich bio-diversity Indonesia is famous for. There's a dive for everyone, all types and levels of diver are catered for so whether you want to dive once or four times a day and then do a night dive, Gangga Divers will look after you.

The dive centre offers a full range of good, reliable and fully serviced equipment. If you have your own dive gear, the centre has space, with a separate drying area for wetsuits and for you to store your equipment during your stay. There are two fully equipped wooden dive boats to take divers out on the daily diving trips, if needed they offer lunch and beverages aboard. The dive crew are experienced and will ensure you are well looked after, tanks and weights are provided upon arrival.

Diving Courses:

All courses include equipment, certification, manuals, English speaking instructor and lunch when diving in Bunaken and Lembeh.



Equipment Rental The below rates are per person per day and paid locally

PADI Scuba Diver

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Dive Course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, The PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.