About this listing
We would like to welcome you to Sahara Sands private holiday rental.
We are situated in the more serine location of the island, just 700 meters north of the harbor and around 70 meters up the pretty Lane Kelapa. yet we are still close to all amenities such as shops and restaurants.
Our location boasts the best snorkeling area on the island of Gili T. just a 3 minute walk down our lane ... Sahara Sands friendly staff will help you with snorkeling equipment rental, island hopping trips or diving excursions.
Sahara Sands consists of a 2 story beach house, which has 2 double bedrooms, with en suite bathrooms, full kitchen and lounging areas ( accommodates up to 4 guests). .. we also have just completed a new Deluxe Double room, neatly separated from the beach house (accommodates up to 2 guests).
Bedrooms throughout have double size beds, reading lamps, air conditioning, fans and en suite bathrooms: fresh hot showers and modern amenities.
Kitchen is equipped with full size fridge, gas stove cooking, blender, toaster and crockery.
Breakfast bar dining, room rate includes hot breakfast cooked by our staff each morning, for you to enjoy on the terrace.
Beach house has spacious open terraces for lounging and relaxing with friends, we also have a private chill area upstairs for you to really get away from it all.
Please check our monthly calender for discounted rates throughout the year. Our friendly staff are eager to give you a wonderful stay at Sahara Sands holiday rental on the majestic island of Gili Trawangan.
See you soon. :)
Beach, Diving, Snorkeling,Restaurants, Shops, Spas, Bars, all close by!
Full time staff on site. Owner lives on the island too.
“So well looked after”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
We actually found this place accidentally while looking trying to get away from the crush of the port area.
While humping our packs down a back lane we ran into Helena (the owner) who promptly showed us the villa.
We could not have found a better place to stay not only because it's a comfortable place to stay but we had the pleasure of having Helena and Shinta give us all of the inside knowledge on what to do on the island.
The three days spent at Sarah Sands were magical, being looked after by Shinta was an absolute priceless luxury. From fresh cooked breakfast every morning to the best price for everything thanks to local knowledge.
We would come back in a heart beat.
Great people made the lodgings even better.
Not a bad price either.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Close to local life, pretty shaded lane,, 3 minute walk to the best snorkeling spots on the island
Use a pushbike or walk... best on the island with no cars or motorbikes!
We have an in house guide book which can help you to get the best out of your stay on this beautiful island. Manager Putu, is there to help you at all times.
Just a 3 minute walk to the beast snorkeling area on the island. beautiful fish and turtles! Close to shops and restaurants, also diving centers nearby.
Interaction with Guests
Our staff run by manager Putu, are there to assist you with anything you need on the island.
We are just far away enough from anything noisy.. we do have pretty Marigio resort on our east side and a local fishing family on our west side... the best of both worlds.
Pushbikes are definitely the best way to get around the island... no cars no bikes no dogs! Gili T style.
Other Things to Note
We love to give the 'personal' touch at Sahara Sands ...our staff are there to help make the best out of your stay with us.
Smoking is allowed in the lower level of the house, however we like to be safe as possible so no smoking upstairs.
We limit our guests to just 4 person, for ultimate comfort.. sorry no extra beds.
Our host greeting warmly and set to making us comfortable right away. Since we had not been to island before, the host was ready with some suggestions for activities for the next day. The staff had good recommendations for restaurants and ordered pizza for us and had it delivered. The staff arranged to get us bicycles and arranged for a snorkeling trip for the next day. All staff very friendly and made the stay very enjoyable. The place is very clean and well kept.
The house is Clean and warming, Putu make her best to make you feel like at home. The breakfast is stunning and it's only 5 minutes walking to the beach. Just the hot woter for the shower last 4 minutes, keep in mind
Thank you for information regarding hot water.. we have 1 water heater for 2 bathrooms so if showers are taken one after the other by 4 guests then the power may not be enough to last for 4 showers, we ask that you wait 15 minutes for water to re heat. Sorry electricity on our small island is not a very high voltage, but then again sometimes nice to cool down after a hot day. thank you for your understanding.
Helena arranged for her on-site hostess Putu to meet us as we arrived by Fast Boat and had a horse cart ready. The house was further from the beach than I expected, but only 5 minute walk. The house has a special character which was very comfortable. Putu's breakfasts were a great start to day. Its a short walk to restaurants. Good blue for the money.
My friends and i truly enjoyed ourselves staying at Sahara Sands, we didn't get a chance to meet Helena herself but Putu the manager was very very extremely welcoming, words cannot describe. Her warmth and friendliness won our hearts and made the stay beyond great. It didn't feel like we were checking into a resort, it just felt like we were welcomed into a home and housed for a couple of nights that will forever be engraved into my memories. My friends and I were sadden to have to leave. It was heart breaking to say goodbye, especially to Putu who was so accommodating and helpful, its like she was part of the group who were on holiday together but had to stay behind as we moved on. If i ever come back to Gili T, for sure i'd want to be put up here again. Thank you so much, Putu, you made this trip unforgettable.
Villa was easy to find and was as described. Especially the room upstairs was vey nice. Staff was very helpful and the location was great. Short walk to beach, restaurants and bars, but still peaceful and quiet neighbourhood. Still I recommend renting bicycles as it is very quick way to explore the island. Staff also arranged a fishing boat ride to Gili Meno at a good price. All in all very pleasant stay!
We had a lovely stay at Sahara Sands while on Gili T for (4) nights. The rental property is tucked behind the main drag on the east side of the island--close to all the action, but enough distance from the party scene too. The best part about our stay here was the lovely staff! Putu and Yen, the house keepers are absolutely amazing people. They will greet you with a warm welcome and give as much guidance as wanted. Putu knows all the "key" spots on the island and is more then happy to show you the ropes. She is a true gem, one of the friendliest souls I've ever met. Putu will set you up with peddle bike rentals as soon as you arrive, this is your transportation to get around. Def make your way down the path toward the west side of the island for sunset--unbelievable. Breakfast is prepared every morning at your leisure and the staff will even do your laundry if needed.
Hope this feedback helps with your decision. You won't be disappointed here, I promise!
What a wonderful house! Helena met us from the ferry port as prearranged and sorted transport for us to the house. The house itself looks exactly like the photographs and is a very well maintained neat and comfortable beach house. Great wifi, comfy beds, air con and fan. Location wise, it's closer to the north-east side of the island and a short 15 min-ish walk from the 'main strip', which I think makes it a perfect location - far enough away to get a good nights' sleep and yet close enough for a short walk back. You're also only a short walk away from the west side of the island to watch the sunsets. Helena was a most helpful host, being on hand at only an email or phone call away. The wonderful staff make the most delicious breakfast every morning and are more than happy to help in any way they can. I would definitely recommend staying here!
About the Host, Helena
Australian born, living in Bali Indonesia for over 30 years, speak bahasa and english.
Just recently finished building a beautiful beach house on Gili Trawangan, Lombok. Living the dream!