Quiet time: I really enjoyed my stay in this beautiful place - from the eclectic decoration of each of the four villas (which I daresay makes it the most special resort in the entire Gili Air) internally and externally to the beachfront location where we managed to take a morning walk into the sea everyday due to the super low tide (spotted a starfish too!). This place is perfect if you are looking for a quiet time.
Open-air concept: In the day, the open-air shower area in the villa seems like such a beautiful concept. However, during the rainy season, we were left hoping we had a closed-door shower/bathroom instead as there were flying insects/mosquitoes everywhere due to the light source. This didn't happen only in this villa because when we shifted to another resort on mainland Lombok, it had the same open-air concept and we encountered the same issue. There really wasn't anything Richard could do about this, but thankfully we brought mosquito coils to burn while taking a shower.
Not quite near the main street: Although it took us about 15 minutes to walk to the main street with other restaurants/resorts and it turned dark each time we returned from our dinner at around 7pm or later because the path back to the villas was not fully lit, I did enjoy the night stroll back, in full view of the night sky (when it wasn't cloudy).
How to get there: We booked a private transportation from Lombok Airport to a private harbour straight to Gili Air, in fact, they sent us right to the doorstep of Villa Casa Mio. But if you are alighting from the harbour, take a left turn (when you are back-facing the sea) and simply walk down the pathway towards Villa Casa Mio. You can ask along the way to be sure, since everyone knows just about everything in this small island of Gili Air.
Last piece of advice: travel with an open heart; be appreciative of the beauty around you. If you are simply looking to stay in your comfort zone, I suggest booking a much bigger resort where there will be more staff catering to your whims and fancies.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tropical Hideaway with modern comfort ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Mio Villas Hotel Gili Air
- Villa Casa Mio Gili Air, Gili Islands