About this listing
Conveniently located in the heart of Gili Trawangan, our cozy garden cottages are an ideal place to relax and enjoy your island holiday. A perfect option for guests seeking clean, comfortable rooms at a great value. Enjoy Hot Water, AC, and WiFi.
Kupu Kupu Cottages are five private bungalows which ideally sleep 2-5, and can be booked together to accommodate families or small groups. (see listing for Kupu Kupu 1-5)
Get away from it all in this intimate and peaceful setting surrounded by luscious, tropical gardens. Kupu Kupu consists of 5 private cottages which range from budget to deluxe. Cottages can be rented individually or together, making Kupu Kupu an ideal option for families or small groups. (Make direct enquiries or search Airbnb for Kupu Kupu Cottages 1-5 )
The spacious bedroom is fitted with a comfy queen- sized bed and reading lamps. An additional mattress can be comfortably added to the room. (But please note that our published price is for 2 people, and there is a small additional charge for a 3rd guest.)
Each cottage is complimented with newly renovated en suite bathrooms that feature open air showers to enjoy the surrounding tropical fruit trees
Enjoy your complementary breakfast served to you on the terrace- featuring western and local selections and fresh fruit from our garden when available. Whether you pack your day with activities, party the night away, or simply laze the day in the comfort of your hammock, Kupu Kupu Cottages are the perfect base for enjoying all that the Gili islands have to offer.
The price of your stay includes the following amenities:
-Air Conditioning and Fan.
-Hot, Fresh Water Shower
-Free Wi Fi
-Queen Sized Spring Mattress
-Unlimited Drinking Water
-Terrace with Hammock and Garden View
-Anti Mosquito Device and Coils
-Fresh Linens and Towels (changed every 3 nights for those staying 5 nights or longer.)
-Free use of beach basket and beach towels (with security deposit)
-Information Book to Local Attractions
-Friendly and Helpful Staff
No hidden taxes or service charges and nothing is off-limits. Make yourself at home!
Interaction with Guests
We (Matt and Jen) take great care to provide you with online assistance from your initial inquiry to the day you check out. We understand your holiday time is precious, so we do all we can to make sure your trip planning goes smoothly, from helping you arrange your transportation to the Gilis to providing personalised travel advice on how best to explore the Indonesian Archipelago.
Although we usually won't be on site, we are in constant communication with our friendly English-speaking staff who live on the grounds. They can help you arrange day trips, volcano treks, snorkelling trips or bicycle rental. Whatever your holiday needs might be, just ask our super Kupu Kupu staff - and they will help you make the most out of your Gili Trawangan experience.
The Gili Islands are three small islands dotted with coconut groves and surrounded by warm, clear seas and vibrant coral reefs. The largest and most popular of the three islands, is Gili Trawangan, located less than 10 minutes by speedboat from mainland Lombok.
This little island combines the best of a tropical island lifestyle with the facilities and services to make an ideal holiday getaway. There is excellent snorkeling and diving off the coast, soft white sand beaches for swimming and sun bathing, a fantastic selection of restaurants and bars for dining and socializing, and a lively nightlife scene at night.
Although Gili Trawangan was once strictly a destination for budget travelers with a "party island" reputation, it’s visitors now cover a wider range visitors than ever - accommodating luxury travelers, families with children and couples on romantic getaways as well as the backpacking set. Whether your holiday focuses on scuba diving courses, horseback riding, fishing, mini-golf, yoga, or simply relaxing on the white sandy beaches, this is the perfect place to sit back and soak in the sweet island lifestyle.
TRANSPORTATION TO GILI TRAWANGAN:
There are several options available to the Gili islands. By far the fastest and easiest way to arrive from Bali is by fast boat, which will deliver you directly to the jetty in Gili Trawangan, just minutes from our doorstep. We are happy to offer discounted fast boat tickets to our guests who are interested.
There are also local flights and the public ferry, both of which arrive in the south of Lombok and require ground transportation to Bangsal Harbor where you can take one of the public boats to Gil Trawangan. (Be sure to read our travel advice on avoiding hassles and scams in our guest travel information you receive upon booking with us.)
GETTING AROUND THE ISLAND:
One of the best features of the Gili islands is that no cars or motorbikes are allowed, making the Gili islands the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busier areas of Indonesia. Kupu Kupu Cottages are conveniently located just a few minutes walk from the best beaches, shops, and restaurants that the island has to offer. You can just as easily reach the harbor, night market, sunset viewpoint , or the top of the Panoramic Trawangan Hill from our ideal central location. Nothing on the island is too far to reach by foot, but renting a bicycle for the day is an easy and affordable option to leisurely explore the island. Just ask our staff about renting our cottage bikes.
Other Things to Note
At Kupu Kupu we have made a conscious effort to make the cottages as ECO friendly and sustainable as possible in order to reduce our impact on the island's fragile eco system. The cottages themselves have been "up-cycled," renovated from already existing structures, and using recycled building materials wherever possible. We put a large emphasis on not only our our garden, but in our neighbor's gardens and streets as well.
Water is precious on the island, so we try to collect rain water and use recycled water in the garden while our shower water uses a desalination system. The drinking water gallons we provide in the rooms, are not only convenient and economical for you, but by refilling your water bottle, you get a chance to help reduce plastic waste on the island. Woohoo!
We are pretty laid back here on "Freedom island," however we do ask you to respect a few simple house rules:
- No Smoking indoors - but outside is cool with us.
- Be conservative with water usage.
- Switch off the AC and lights when heading out.
- Check out is by 10:00 AM and check in at 12:00 PM
(but we can keep your bags for you if you wish to further explore the island outside of these times.)
- Finally, you are strictly required by us to ... ENJOY YOUR ISLAND HOLIDAY!
Should you have any more questions about staying with us, please don't hesitate to ask. We hope you enjoy your stay at Kupu Kupu Cottages on Gili Trawangan!
Super hilfsbereit, es war immer jemand da der uns bei allem geholfen hat. Als eine von uns krank wurde, wurde sofort Tee gekocht und alles mögliche zur Hilfe angeboten. Frühstück sehr lecker, Zimmer sauber und schön, leider oft Stromausfall, aber das ist auch kein Weltuntergang. Jederzeit wieder!!
Agréables petites maisonnettes dans un joli jardin à 5 minutes à pied de la rue principale de Gili Trawangan. Les chambres sont très bien décorées et propres, la salle de bain est très agréable.
Le personnel est très amical et très serviable.
Je recommande entièrement!
Communication with Matt and Jen to arrange the stay was perfect: they have been helpful and gave great support to arrange our trip to Gili T. Once we got on the island, Ben and the other members of the staff made us feel more than welcome: breakfast of fruit juice and toasts was lovely in the morning, and they also helped to organize snorkeling trip.
The room was very comfortable for three people, clean and with a water tank. The location of the cottage is very good: quiet neighborhood yet close to the center. The only downside was that the electricity goes out quite often. The wifi also did not work for most of our stay.
Staying at kupu kupu cottages was our most relaxing experience during our trip to Asia and Indonesia. The place was cute and well decorated, the breakfast was awesome and the team was really chilled out and kind ! We appreciated the organisation and the snorkelling day ! Thank you for everything !
What a pleasant stay! Ben welcomed us on arrival because Jen & Matt were on a holiday. The communication with Jen & Matt went smoothly. The staff is so warm and kind. They will help you with anything. The staff is absolutely far from pushy and made our stay the best on Gili T. If your are looking for a stay with great staff, great facilities(warm water) and of course the best breakfast on the island: Look no further and book your stay!
The cottage was lovely, exactly as described and photographed. A lovely peaceful place to whittle away the hours with a book or podcast. It's in a nice quiet part of town, up the back of the village, which was lovely and quiet at night, no noise from the main strip at all. The air-con worked well at night.
The staff were very friendly and caring, I felt welcomed and looked out for like an old friend. They always greeted me by name and were helpful with booking things like fast boats and snorkelling trips. They also made great breakfast and coffee in the mornings - I can recommend the banana pancakes.
Being an environmentally friendly B&B, the cottages do not have a backup generator (due to pollution and noise, but they have a backup battery for emergencies), which means that the frequent power outages that affect the island also affect the cottages. These are very short (a minute or two) but were frequent on hot nights. Not enough to affect the air con, but this was really all I could think of in terms of negatives.
This would be the place I would stay if I went back to the island again. Caring, safe, quiet, nice room, good breakfast and eco friendly.
Loved Kupu Kupu cottages, we had a very pleasant stay! Cottages are pretty, clean, well air conditioned with filtered water tank. Staff are great , always smiling and very helpful .. We got very fond of them .. The location of Kupu Kupu cottages are great too ,away from it all but close enough to it all. Thank you so much
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About the Host, Jen & Matt
We are Jen and Matt, from Alaska and Reunion Island, and somehow we met halfway between the two in Indonesia, where we have made our home for the past decade. We still live to travel, both in Indonesia and destinations farther abroad. We love it here and hope that you will enjoy this country as much as we do!