The Best Hotels on Gili Air, Indonesia

Koho Air Hotel is one of many fabulous hotels on Gili Air
Koho Air Hotel is one of many fabulous hotels on Gili Air | Courtesy of Koho Air Hotel / Expedia
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7 January 2021

This tropical-island getaway is one of three off the coast of Lombok, in the southeast of the Indonesian archipelago. The perfect blend of Gili Trawangan’s buzz and Gili Meno’s secluded vibe, it’s known as the honeymoon island of the three. But it doesn’t just host couples – solo travellers will enjoy the upscale hotels and white-sand beaches. Here’s our guide to the best places to stay in Gili Air.

L'Archipel

Situated in the middle of the island, l’Archipel is just a five-minute walk from the beach. Each room is designed in the style of the typical buildings you’ll find on Gili Air, made using local natural stone and bamboo finishings. You can enjoy a generous breakfast of tropical fruit and smoothies, pastries, bircher muesli and toast on your private terrace.
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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Terrace
Bar/lounge

Jago Gili Air

This boutique hotel offers bright, airy rooms with light blue tones reminiscent of the ocean, which is only a few minutes away. The thatched, bamboo, open-air communal area is a great place to eat before retiring to your pool-facing bungalow. Owners Cathy and Winston are on hand to offer local tips – whether restaurant recommendations or cycle routes around the island.
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Free WiFi
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace

Koho Air Hotel

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Koho Air is a rustic, boutique hotel with tropical, beach-themed decor. Each room has bamboo furnishings, touches of ocean blue and natural stone bathrooms. The hotel has a strong focus on sustainability, with no single-use plastics and regular beach cleanups. The bar and restaurant are popular with health-conscious guests, thanks to a large range of healthy juices, vegan and gluten-free options. The smoothie bowls are highly recommended topped with fruit and granola – the ultimate foodie pic.

Mowie's Gili Air

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Each bungalow at Mowie’s has a private, ocean-facing veranda. If you’ve come to Gili Air to surf, then you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a beach break directly facing the hotel. Travelling with kids? You’ll enjoy the rustic family room, complete with bunk beds. Meanwhile, couples can opt for a superior deluxe room with outdoor bathroom, so you’ll have the full experience of an island getaway. Order a ginger iced tea from the bar and enjoy it on a bean bag by the beach.

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  • Anahata Tropical Private Villas

    The villas at Anahata are designed in the traditional Lumbung style, like the prow of a boat. Each villa is made from wood and bamboo, with floor-to-ceiling windows leading out onto a deck and private pool. The villas are just a seven-minute walk from the beach, or you can make use of the bikes that come with your room. Expect daily breakfast on your terrace, or make your stay more romantic by ordering a floating prosecco tray.
    Everything you need to know

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    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Restaurant
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Vyaana Gili Air

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    Built in the traditional architectural style of neighbouring island Lombok, the rooms at Vyaana were crafted using locally sourced products, such as coconut wood and handmade bricks. Set right on the beach, the hotel is on the west side of the island, so you get killer sunset views with Mount Agung, on Bali, in the background. Helpful staff are happy to arrange activities from yoga lessons to snorkelling tours for you.

    Rimba Villas Gili Air

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    Rimba Villas boasts three ecofriendly, Javanese-inspired private villas with their own pools, perfect for a romantic getaway. Simple bamboo blinds divide the open-plan living space with the garden, blurring the lines between outdoor and indoor living. Breakfast will arrive at your door each morning, complete with fresh fruit, Balinese or Lombok coffee and a main dish: the eggs on toast comes highly recommended.
    These recommendations were updated on January 7, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.