Villa Sahara Sands

Gili islands
6 pers. max. 3 bedrooms 3 staff
Jolien
Jolien, our villa expert, inspected Villa Sahara Sands

What we love

  • Only a 3 minute walk to the beach and superior snorkelling
  • Great value for the price
  • Can be rented as a 2 or 3 bedroom villa
  • Daily breakfast included in rate
  • Newly built and well-maintained
  • 24/7 staff to give you local island insight and assist you with cooking
9.8/10

We stayed here for 2 nights and can absolutely say we have been so looked after... wayan and butu are so nice and friendly always looking to help you...

Vicky
Read the 5 reviews

Sahara Sands is a brand new villa on Gili Trawanagan, aka Gili T, and is a quick three minute walk to the beach. Some of the best snorkeling in all of the Gilis is right in front of the villa entrance on Kelapa (coconut) Lane. Guests can rent Sahara sands as either a two or three bedroom beach house, depending on the number of fellow travellers. Colorful and charming in decor, this villa is a great value for the price and offers you a full daily breakfast, 24/7 staff and WiFi throughout the house. The owner has already prepared an island guidebook for you to explore the Gilis like a true local.

Situated in a two-story, thatched roof living pavilion and a separate single-story bungalow, Sahara Sands boasts private sleeping areas for up to 6 guests in total. Downstairs in the main house is a double-bedded room adorned in colors of green and white. Kept cool by both air conditioning and a fan, this room enjoys a front terrace seating area. An en-suite bathroom has a single wash basin, toilet and a fresh hot water shower flanked by emerald walls.

Upstairs is the second bedroom in the main living pavilion, also featuring a double bed but in shades of blue instead of green. A large terrace is just outside of your bedroom door and is definitely the best spot in the house to chill out and take in the views of the island. An en-suite bathroom, styled in sky blue, also has a fresh shower, stone sink and toilet.

In the bungalow to the side is the third bedroom, recently completed and optimal for those seeking some extra alone time. Featuring a double bed, this room has the same amenities as the others: air conditioning, outdoor seating lounge and en-suite bathroom with a hot water shower.

When not eating out at one of the island’s many restaurants nearby the villa, there is also a kitchen and a staff that can assist you with cooking if desired.

Villa Sahara Sands: 9.8/10
Average rating based on 5 reviews
10/10

We stayed here for 2 nights and can absolutely say we have been so looked after... wayan and butu are so nice and friendly always looking to help you and even to just chat with. The place itself is gorgeous. Both rooms are perfect- clean, relaxing, and immaculately designed. There is a lot of different types of accomodation to stay with on gili t and we spent a lot of time researching but literally cannot be happier in our choice. A unique place to stay. I would recommend this in a heartbeat.

Vicky (Indonesia) stayed at Villa Sahara Sands with his/her family from 15/02/2015 to 18/02/2015
9.2/10

Very clean room, friendly staff & good internet compared to other villas/home stays which are usually slow due to large numbers of guests using the internet which was unbearable for me. Overall best value for money in my opinion & will definitely go back

Steve (Australia) stayed at Villa Sahara Sands with his/her family from 01/06/2014 to 07/06/2014
10/10

The three days spent at Sahara 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.

HJ (Australia) stayed at Villa Sahara Sands with his/her family from 01/05/2015 to 04/05/2015
10/10

I stayed here in January for 3 weeks, this place is in a very nice part of Gili , it's close to beach and is the best snorkelling location.

MWB (Australia) stayed at Villa Sahara Sands with a group of friends from 11/01/2015 to 31/01/2015
10/10

My girlfriend, parents and I stayed for 3 nights and had the whole property to ourselves. Overall we had a good experience, the location is in a quiet area in the north and is close to the beach. We found the beach to be really good for snorkelling, we saw 2 turtles there and loads of fish! The rooms were comfortable and clean and the decoration was great! Will be back soon.

Stuart G (United Kingdom) stayed at Villa Sahara Sands with his/her family from 01/04/2015 to 05/04/2015

Villa rates: all taxes included, no booking fee

Minimum stay 3 Rooms
from 23/11/2016 to 20/12/2016 Low season 2 nights SGD $ 302
from 20/12/2016 to 06/01/2017 High season 2 nights SGD $ 432
from 06/01/2017 to 01/08/2017 Low season 2 nights SGD $ 302
from 01/08/2017 to 01/09/2017 High season 2 nights SGD $ 432
from 01/09/2017 to 20/12/2017 Low season 2 nights SGD $ 302

Services & features

  • Housekeeping
  • Gardener
  • Daily breakfast
  • Staff can assist with cooking
  • Welcome drinks
  • CD music player
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Household supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Bar counter
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Off-street parking
  • Safety box
  • Back-up generator
  • Wardrobe space
  • Terrace

Available at extra cost

  • Chef
  • Driver
  • Airport pick-up
  • Scooter available
  • Car available
  • Massage
  • Babysitter
  • Security service
  • Laundry
  • Personal guest assistant
  • Boat rental
  • Bicycles available
  • Additional guest

Terms and conditions

Minimum stay:
2 nights in low season, 2 nights in high season, 2 nights in peak season
Check-in:
after 11:00 am
Check-out:
until 10:00 am
Extra person:
US$20 per night (max 1 pers)
Lunch & dinner:
at grocery cost (from about $3/person depending on your order)
Breakfast:
included