We went to this 'resort' after reading the mixed reviews. We left early. We stayed at the 'villa' on the hill - very basic and not very clean. The food was average. Peter was very hospitable although it felt like we were coming into his lounge room at the eating area - more of a homestay than a resort. The snorkeling was good although reef bleaching is widespread. If ur planning to spend days fishing and snorkeling then this is probably a good budget option. Peters gear and boats are in good order unlike the venue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secret Island Resort is a Eco friendly small resort with a very good small beach in front. We are slowly rising up to a 3 star quality hotel in a 5 star location. There are now 7 units with solar hot water and now there are 2 'Bungalows over the reef' available. These are stable units attached to a dock within easy walking distance to the Restaurant and lounge. These two bungalows over the water are the only ones in either Lombok or Bali. The snorkeling is great nearby and the fishing is still good to. SIR operates a 9 meter sport fishing boat called 'Scorpio' that is very good for touring the 12 South west gilis and snorkeling to. ... more less