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Gili Layar no. 8, Mataram, Lombok 83229 Indonesia
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#1 of 40 Specialty lodging in Mataram
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We are the first and only place to stay in Gili Layar Island. we are located in an exquisite island with azure blue sea, white hourglass sand and stunning underwater beauty. best spot to snorkling and feel castaway in our private island of Gili Layar.
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OnnoBecker wrote a review Sep 2019
Amed, Indonesia25 contributions23 helpful votes
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Recommend this island to everybody. It is the perfect place to hangout and relax. The island is really beautiful and after all the day guest left also super quiet. There is amazing snorkeling in front of the island with thousands of colorful fish and many alive corals. The staff is incredibly friendly and the food very delicious. Thanks to everybody!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rahadian Hasnadi wrote a review Sep 2019
Mataram, Indonesia14 contributions
We had stay for 3 night and do 4 diving around of gili rengit and gili layar, there is really nice feeling, staff, foods,and the room also comfort, especially for those outdoors traveller. I recommend this place for all people to come and feel the environment there,, I definitely want to come back again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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mimainn wrote a review Aug 2019
Innsbruck, Austria159 contributions147 helpful votes
i stayed in August. Weather not hot, always light wind. There were no mosquitos. The 2 larger bungalows have A/C which was not needed. Two employees run this speciality (no hot water, electricity in the evening only) hotel with altogether 5 bungalows and they do it very well. The star is the island and the reef with fantastic snorkeling 30 seconds from your bungalow. Price (IDR 90000/night) is adequate. Other highlights: very good food, bungalow truely spacious and well designed, easy trips to nearby islands, guests and employees first class.A little bit like the Maldives without the luxury and with smaller fish but better corals.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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blackeldo wrote a review Jul 2019
Kiama, Australia2203 contributions1038 helpful votes
.UNIQUE is something never done before. Which should be mutually exclusive to DEJA VU – a reminder from the past. But this is not how it worked out on LAYAR. Reviews down page emphasise the “ROBINSON CRUSOE: alone on a small island” thing, and I’d agree with qualifications. I’m an island blogger with 3 million hits, visited hundreds around the world and LAYAR was unique – the FIRST with only ONE resort, no villages, few people. At the same time there was a DEJA VU moment on entering the resort’s least expensive bungalows – these thatched-wall, grass roofed boxes, bed on floor with just enough room for 2 people + gear and an outside bathroom reminded me of many places' basic backpacker rooms back in the day. POSITIVES – my super compact bungalow very comfy: good bed. pillows, bug net, drying rack, initially v clean, only 30M from the sea despite second row position. - the area in front of the resort has a good reef with the best snorkeling in the region. The reef drop-off (for best fish and coral) was 30m out with a sideways drift in the tidal current like GILI TRAWANGAN. Fish/coral quality pretty good but hard core fin-flappers may be undewhelmed. - the beach in front of the resort groomed of rubbish and coral debris, probably 2nd best on the island, after the southern beach startin200m to the right. Note all beaches disappeared at full tide in this FULL MOON-king tide period. - outstanding sunrise view. Rising just south of mainland RINJANI (late June). - outside bathrooms (2), an element I thought I would not enjoy, turned out no problem. Only 20m in back – shared between 3 basic bungalows, resort staff and snorkeling day-trip visitors. Never had to wait, well lit, clean, good water pressure. - the roomy south sea island style restaurant had above average food apart from the chips which were a bit soggy. Bit of a wait for meals, but this meant preparation from scratch not long simmering pots. - great staff and good service - bugs seemed no problem - the Robinson Crusoe Island thing – apart from half a dozen staff the only island inhabitants were 2 farming families – never seen. Usually on my walks around LAYAR I was the only one around. Note though that snorkeling and dive boats visited each day (using the restaurant only 2 of my 5 days) and LAYAR seems popular with mainlanders on weekends – Sunday saw about a dozen campers and around 50 fishermen and reef-fossikers. But this is ok – I like to see the local leisure culture. NEGATIVES - grit: 2nd row bungalows surrounded by fine sand which blew in on windy days. Not a problem front row with coarser sand. - only 5 bungalows: vacancies may be scarce high season. - sea access a bit difficult in the bottom quarter of the tide (see tips) - exxy: my basic IDR350k bungalow would cost 250k most islands – but the Robinson Crusoe thing was worth the extra 100k. Not so the 2 flasher places – these were worth 450K but at 900+K were way overpriced even with a RC loading + another 50K for front row position only 20M from high tide mark. Tranfsfer costs high: boat from GEDE 150K each way – I had no one to split it with. Restaurant prices 20% up on true budget levels but produce has to come from mainland. TIPS – walk the 3km coast (island a rounded square only 850m across) in under an hour. All but the western 700m is beach (which disappears top of the tide and has a lot of rubbish at the storm tide mark back of beach but not at resort) – the 700m is a rock platform which will be wet in the top quarter of the tide. Has coral debris - flip flops won’t cut it. - viewpoint top of the highest hill has good 360 degree views: Bali’s AGUNG/NUSA PENIDA/sunset south of UBUD to west; GILI TRAWANGAN’s hill north; mainland’s RINJANI west + G GEDE and more. Cut thru interior scrub from 400m north of resort toward highest summit on tracks made by free range cattle (v tame). 30Mins each way – no killer slopes. - easy water entry 150 m right of resort on underwater spit SE island corner. VERDICT – I’ll stay again (but only in a budget hut). Lesser tightwads may think the flash bungalows are ok given the island.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Deborella1 wrote a review Jun 2019
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Almost like having your own private island (Infact we did as we were lucky enough to stay there when the other bungalows weren’t booked out) Eddie and Master were SO accommodating and we felt we left with them as friends. If you like perfect snorkelling seas, beach bonfires and good food all set against an unspoilt island paradise then this is the place for you. Fresh fish caught daily for bbq, GREAT cocktails and board games and cards to keep you entertained in the evening, this is honestly worth the trip if you are in Indonesia . The travel there was seemless too, not even an effort. Boat from Bali to Gili Gede, then private boat to Layar. Worth spending a little bit more and getting the bungalows with air con if you can afford it, but if not, the small bungalows with fans are super cosy and compact and perfect for a few nights. Electricity in the Rooms is limited to night times BUT you can use the restaurants electricity to charge devices when ever you want. Can put all expenses on a tab and even pay by card at the end of your trip. Thank you Eddie for all you and your teams hard work, from James deborah and Sarah
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JuloJulo wrote a review Nov 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia203 contributions129 helpful votes
We stayed there for 4 night during our stay at Lombok. It was the best location for my family. Small and kind place. Perfect location and best coral reef in Lombok area ever. The staff was friendly. The rooms were nice and clean. One problem we had that the logistic at the island. There is no possibility to eat or drink outside. The restaurant after 3 days didn’t have lots of food or fruits. This was only one big problem… but I recommend
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Narini wrote a review Aug 2018
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions4 helpful votes
I spent 5 nights in the fan room at Gili Layar and was worried about the heat but this absolutely wasn’t a problem at this time of year. The fan room has a very comfortable mattress on the floor, mosquito net, a fan and some water. There is just enough room at the end of the bed for your bags. A small shelf or two for storage would be really useful. There are two combined toilets and showers at the rear of the main building and these are shared with day visitors. These were always clean during my stay. The food is the usual standard fare but portions are very generous and the banana pancake is not only amazingly fluffy but gluten free. There were times when all the fresh fish would be sold at lunch and it would be worth considering keeping some for those who are guests on the island as this is the only dining option. Lovely cocktails thank you Master. I loved chilling out in the bean bags watching the day end. I would recommend bringing snack foods and also full swimming suits as there were quite a few stingers (not dangerous but uncomfortable) during my stay. I love being able to swim from the shore, diverse colours of small fish and during one afternoon snorkel there were literally tens of thousands of fish. On 3 occasions I saw turtles. Please but up more signs asking people to not stand on the coral as this stunning sea life will struggle to survive.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dagmar B wrote a review Jul 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom75 contributions25 helpful votes
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You've always wanted to stay on your own paradise island, but don't fancy taking a second mortgage to do so? Well, Layar Beach Bungalows are the place you are looking for. For a very decent price you get to stay in a bungalow that faces the white sand beach mere metres away, complete with white sand and swaying palm trees. The postcard views are completed (when it's not too cloudy/hazy) by great views of Mt Rinjani on the horizon. Underwater the coral reef is teeming with life and offers some of the best snorkelling in the southern Gilis. And as this is the only resort on the island you share all this with just the handful of guests staying in the other bungalows. If you're looking for s place to get away from it all, this is it. The rooms themselves are fairly basic, but then you won't be spending much time indoors anyway and for the price are a great value for money. The only downside was the inadequate mosquito net as I'm a mosquito magnet. They do great fresh juices and the food is also really nice (and if you get bored of it, just take a short boat trip to one of the resorts on neighbouring islands). The staff was also very helpful, even arranging transport to the resort on a very short notice. Overall a great option for a budget traveller.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Iputuarya K wrote a review Mar 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia2 contributions
This Gili Layar Beach Cottage is one of the best place to visit, they gave us best breakfast since we stay, same as when we ate for dinner, they served our food with sincere smile,the staff was so friendly,the price is not too expensive comphare to others. One of the best thing and make it memorable , they have many variety of fish into the sea, and the beach also clean, for sure i will come again.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Debby Sara wrote a review Feb 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia13 contributions1 helpful vote
I suggest this place only for people who like beach so much. First, they have such an amazing coral in front of their bungalow. You just need to swim about 15 or 20 meters then you’ll find many colorful fish, starfish, and coral for sure. Second, since it’s the only one place to stay, you’ll feel all the island is yours. You can run in the morning and meet local fisherman or watching the sunset on it’s hill (for this you need to ask Layar Beach Bungalow staff to come with you). Third, a quite and peaceful feeling i get when i was there such a blessed. This place such a great escape from city life’s hectic. But since i came here on rainy seasons, i kinda bit disappointed about the food because i was hoping i can eat a good fish here, but i can’t. I hope they can add more their menu, not only western. I stayed there for 3 nights and 4 days and I MISSED LOCAL FOOD LIKE MUCH !! Another disappoint thing about rainy season is the current bring so much rubbish to the beach. Overalls, i would love to come back here. But maybe on summer.......
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Layar Beach Bungalow
Which popular attractions are close to Layar Beach Bungalow?
Nearby attractions include Gili Layar (0.03 km) and Gili Rengit (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Layar Beach Bungalow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Layar Beach Bungalow?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Layar Beach Bungalow?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ko-Ko-Mo Restaurant, Nautilus Restaurant, and Warung Gili Gede.
Does Layar Beach Bungalow have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Layar Beach Bungalow offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Layar Beach Bungalow have airport transportation?
Yes, Layar Beach Bungalow offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Layar Beach Bungalow?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Layar Beach Bungalow?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Indonesian.
Does Layar Beach Bungalow have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.