The 10 Best Beachfront Hotels in Gili Trawangan

1 Pearl of Trawangan

Pearl of Trawangan Hotel

Pearl of Trawangan is set on the fringe of Gili Trawangan’s bustling centre, close enough to walk to all the shops, bars and restaurants; yet far enough away to provide a peaceful oasis for those looking for true relaxation. As night envelopes the island you choose can dance the night away in one of the many bars on the beach, or simply relax on your terrace with a million stars for company.

2 Hotel Ombak Sunset

Pearl of Trawangan Hotel

Boasting a large landscaped pool, Ombak Sunset offers modern Balinese-style bungalows with Gili Trawangan Beach just 10 m away. Surrounded by tropical landscapes, it features a restaurant and an all-day beachfront café.

Located on the island’s west coast, Resort Ombak Sunset is a 15-minute boat ride from Teluk Kombal Harbour. It offers free parking and chargeable shuttles to Ombak Sunset.

Fitted with dark wood furnishings and wood flooring, the spacious air-conditioned bungalows open out to tropical views. They feature a semi-open bathroom, a private terrace and a flat-screen TV.

Guests can explore the surrounding region on a bike or relax on loungers by the pool. The hotel offers free WiFi in public areas.

Offering sea views and serves breakfast Ala Carte with Western and Asian dishes. It also features home-made yoghurt and freshly baked breads. Light bites can be enjoyed at any of the 3 bars.

3 Pondok Santi Estate

Pondok Santi Estate Gili Trawangan

Set on an ancient coconut plantation on the southern tip of Gili Trawangan, Pondok Santi Estate offers simplified luxury and the ultimate getaway retreat. Our 18 beautifully-appointed private bungalows are designed as exclusive sanctuaries amongst the Estate’s seven hectares of lawned grounds.

Established in 2005, Pondok Santi Estate was created by New Zealand bungy jumping pioneer and entrepreneur, AJ Hackett. With the vision of a tropical sanctuary, AJ and his team transformed seven hectares of ancient coconut plantation into the stunning resort it is today.

The sprawling Estate is situated in a way that invites a refreshing sea breeze throughout the day, keeping temperatures slightly cooler than the rest of the island. Cooling white stone paths meander through our lush gardens, shaded by coconut palms, linking all areas of the Estate. Relax on one of the 10 thatched-roof daybeds scattered around the Estate, or recharge at the infinity edge pool where snacks and cold drinks can be ordered direct from the pool bar.

Experience elevated dining and indulge in the finest wine and cuisine on the island at Santi Restaurant & Lounge Bar. Catch the sunset and a cocktail or two at Santi Beach Bar, overlooking the sparkling sea with Lombok in the distance.

Published on 2021-03-17