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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!
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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!
Thank you Miika and friends.. so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Sahara Sands Gili T,, hope to see you again!
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!
Thank you Julie for your great review of Sahara Sands. I have worked very hard to make a great team at the house and to help our guests out in every way possible, so glad to hear it's all paying off. Happy future travels!
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!
Thank you Hayley for a wonderful review .. it was great to see you and your friends enjoying your stay on Gili T. hope you will come back this way again!
I was with my wife and two friends in Gilis T. We found Sahara sands as a very chilli place, the blue room is lovely and the staff is so friendly. The place is close to the beach and in a quiet street, far from the noisy nights.
Thank you Carlos, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us! kind regards
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The house manager Sintha was lovely and tried to get alwalys the best prices for us (rent bikes, diving, etc) and she made us feel like at home.
There is no wifi and at the entry of the villa is still under construction, which is covered visually and you cant see on the pictures. The only thing we regret is that there was within 4 days only two times the shower working in the upper bathroom. In the upper bathroom is no hot water as it is mentioned in the advertisement. Therefore we think the value of money is not balanced.
Besides that we really enjoied our stay, rooms are clean and pritty, location is great (only like a 2 min walk to the beach).