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.
Get away from it all in this intimate and peaceful setting surrounded by luscious, tropical gardens. Kupu Kupu consists of two private cottages which can be rented individually or together This can be an ideal option ideal for families or small groups. (Make inquiries on Airbnb for either Kupu Kupu #1 & #2 or #3 Deluxe/Family )
Each 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
-Information Book to Local Attractions
-Friendly and Helpful Staff
-Fresh Linens and Towels (changed every 3 nights for those staying 5 nights or longer.)
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 personalized 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, snorkeling 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 11:00 AM
(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!
Really good place for the price!
Clean, neat and well maintained.
The internet was a little sketchy at times but that was not a significant issue at all.
I would definitely return and will book for later on in the year! In fact this place was better equipped and a lot cheeper than other high end places that my mates stayed at!!!!!
Kupu Kupu Cottages were absolutely lovely. We stayed 4 nights, and upon arriving, there was a slight mix up with rooms but the problem was solved immediately. It doesn't matter if problems arise, it's how their fixed that matters, and Sean excelled in this manner. The rooms (we stayed in the large room and later, one of the smaller rooms) were both excellent and clean. The outdoor shower was a standout and absolutely brilliant! The area is nice and quiet - being further inland is ideal as you get to be away from the noise, while still being only about a 5 minute walk to the beach and shopping area.
By far the best part about staying here though was the friendly staff. Sean was an excellent host, greeting us every morning with a big smile and a chat. He even walked us down to the main road to help us organise a snorkeling trip, which was extremely helpful. By the end of our stay here we were happy to arrive back at the cottages after a day out to catch up with Sean.
The breakfasts provided were also excellent, we tried a great variety of the options while we stayed here and each was as good as the last. I highly recommend Kupu Kupu Cottages and thank the owners and staff for such an excellent experience and lovely accommodation.
The staff that run kupu kupu for Jen and Matt are very nice and try hard although there seems to be constant confusion about bookings. We stayed for 11 days and the bungalow felt very homely. It's also very private and quiet which we particularly enjoyed. Hammocks on the porch are a nice touch and choice of breakfast is great. Some days you get more hot water than others it seems to be all about timing!! Outside bathrooms are cute and not so many bugs as i would have thought. All in all we had a lovely stay in gili T at kupu kupu.
Overall,the place is nice and comfy,the keepers are friendly and speak good English. Also,the breakfast is delicious so we dont have to find places to eat the breakfast.
However,due to electricity issue of the island,sometimes it was broke down and the AC was like on and off every five minutes (again,it is kinda major force). Other than that,it was a great experience staying there :)
Great value for money. Lovely room close to the main street with superfriendly staff. Breakfast was included. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet the owners but communicating with them was very easy. The only negative thing we can think of is that the safe refused to open on multiple occasions. Definitely recommended place.
We had a great stay at kupa kupa !! The rooms were so lovely bright and clean and was such a chill place off the main strip so nice and peaceful . The two guys that worked there Ben and ahmad made our stay so welcoming as they were both so friendly and very hard workers that made sure everything was ok . We will be back !!! Jen and Laura
A small complex about 5 minutes' walk inland from shore. Bennie met us at the boat and walked us to cottages. They are exactly as seen in pictures. The grounds are well-kept, their groundskeeper and all-around helper Sean (Sayan) was really delightful to talk with. Breakfast is great and everything graciously presented. It's a very small island and nothing is too far from anything. Being back from shoreline means a quieter time as it gets quite crazy at night in the beachfront (website hidden) in rooms is really a plus- boy does it get hot!
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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 6 years. 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!