Pondok Santi

At a glance

  • Boutique beachfront relaxation
  • Spacious estate within a former coconut plantation
  • Just 18 private bungalows

Pondok Santi

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This secluded beachfront escape promises refined relaxation on Gili Trawangan

On the southern shores of Gili Trawangan, this stylish escape has an away-from-it-all exclusivity. Once the former grounds of an ancient coconut plantation, today the hotel is secluded within a sprawling 19-acre estate – just a short stroll from the buzz of the island's main street, this is the perfect retreat for guests wanting uncompromised beachside relaxation.

The ultimate island getaway, coconut palms provide a gorgeous natural shade and there's always a thatched day bed nearby to encourage any-time relaxation. At its centre, the hotel has an infinity-edge pool with umbrellas and loungers, while on the private stretch of white sand you can bask in day beds, hammocks and refreshments made to order. For adventures on the water, there's always snorkelling equipment, stand-up paddleboards and canoes available to hand. You'll also find surfboards thanks to the island's only surf break being just minutes away. Further offshore, the hotel's hand-built private outrigger provides exclusive island-hopping day trips and day-or-night private cruises.

There are just 18 bungalows within the estate. Exceptionally spacious and incredibly secluded, each one is a private Indonesian sanctuary complete with alang-alang thatched roofs and traditional rich wood décor. Within the plantation's grounds, the restored Palm View Bungalows exude tropical luxury living, thanks to their private gardens and generous front terrace. Further up the estate, the Private Pool Bungalows look out to perfect ocean views with a sunset-viewing veranda and private plunge pool. Opt for a touch more indulgence with a Deluxe Private Pool Bungalow – tucked away behind antique Balinese doors, these are retreats of utter elegance thanks to the oversized day bed, exclusive poolside dining area and the large 12-metre private pool.

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Key information

In a former coconut plantation on Gili Trawangan

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1½ hours' private transfer from Lombok airport, followed by a 30-minute boat ride
Rooms: 18

Good to know

Accommodation information

18 private bungalows

Dining

Restaurant, bar, beach bar

What's included

Breakfast at Santi Restaurant.

*Denotes local charge