Well we chose this resort after seeing such positive reviews on tripadvisor and in general they were right.
We had the organized transfer for USD30 per person and was picked up at the airport in Lombok. The driver was friendly and the car was clean. After arriving on the coast facing the Gili islands we were transferred by speedboat to Gili Trawangan all very fast and efficient BUT there was no one to meet us so we were not sure what to do. Problem solved as we phoned and they just told us to hop on to a horse & cart and the payment would be taken care of by the hotel on arrival, which it was. The return transfer was very well organized.
The check-in was friendly and relaxed with our welcome drink and when we were ready they showed us to our room. There was nothing to complain about with the room as everything was fresh, clean and there was plenty of space. The only complaint we had was that we couldn't really get the AC to make the room cold enough.
We used the spa combining the 30 minutes stress relief massage with the 60 minutes reflexology massage booked through reception from the spa menu. The masseurs had no idea what these massages were and just said they would give us a 90 minutes all over complete massage. Still it was very good so no problem!
The included breakfast was simple but adequate and the food we had on the resort was generally a good standard. They had a happy hour every night with specially selected cocktails BUT as most the cocktails included vodka and they had no vodka (the rest of the island did) there were only 3 available on the list till our last night! Although the website and brochures and room info advertise 24 hour room service this is non existent!!!
The swimming pool and the private beach area with sunbeds and tables were great and it was very easy to relax here away from the crowded centre. The resort is on the North end of Gili Trawangan about 25 minutes walk into town or a short horse & cart journey away (approximately USD5).
There are plenty of restaurants and bars on the island and the snorkeling is great. We rented a boat for 5 hours and sailed around all the islands, snorkeling as we went. We saw plenty of turtles and fish. Off Gili Air the snorkeling was truly spectacular with so many varieties of fish eating bread from our hands. We lunched in Gili Meno then went back to the resort exhausted!!!
The best thing about our stay at Villa Grasia was that the staff were so great. they are generally young and still learning but are so really friendly which made it a great place to stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Grasia Resort And Spa
- Villa Grasia Hotel Gili Trawangan
- Villa Grasia Resort & Spa Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan