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Via vacare is a basic accommodation on a unique location, 4 spacious bungalows and backpackers dormitory facing sunset and Gunung Agung. No electricity but 1000 stars sky, oil lamps, candles and solar lamps. Electricity from generator is on for 5 hours a day. No flowing water, but fresh water bought and brought in to shower in old indonesian mandi style (ceramic pots with bucket shower) Toilets flushed with salt water buckets. Ideal place to relax and enjoy the art of doing nothing, no sounds of mosques, daily yoga/meditation,great snorkeling ashore,lot of books in different languages, common shared surprising meals. All inn price for 3 meals, yoga, use snorkel gear, free drinking water, tea, coffee, tax, free boat transport back to mainland. For bungalow 25 euro a person a day, for backpackers dormitory 20 euro a person a day.Pick up service from airport, Kuta, Sengigi, Bangsal or Lembar.
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Via vacare is a once in a lifetime experience! The island Gili Gede is already rather quite and Via vacare will do the rest for your relaxation. They have four beautiful bungalows out of bamboo overlooking the ocean and you can even watch the sunset straight out of your bed. The
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Response from ViaVacare, Owner at Via Vacare
Responded 03 Nov 2018
Thank you for your nice words. Yes many guests told us they had unforgettable and refreshing stay at via vacare. The art of doing nothing in a peaceful place with the great nature and some digital detox, produces surprising good effects. A pity though that many guests do not come nowadays because of their fear of new earthquakes. But Gili Gede is really safe to go! The north of lombok and also northern gilis has been effected by it, but not south lombok and southern gilis. So pls tell forward!
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We just spent one week at via vacare. Myself and two children aged 8 and 12. We visited five years ago and were nervous about returning as places seldom improve. It was all we remembered and more. My kids wanted to take putu home. They shed tears. The food was different
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Response from ViaVacare, Owner at Via Vacare
Responded 03 Nov 2018
I am very happy to hear you and your kids enjoyed your stay again. Yes Putu, one of our staff members is a great and lovely host with many talents. He is still young but very fit to work in tourism. And my girls are good cooks..in indonesian food but even in western food as they even can make nice pasta, pumpkin soupe, sushis, salads, vietnamese spring rolls etc. Probably they even made great kentang goreng ( pommes frites) with mayonaise and tomatoketchup for your children. 😘 Thank you for your comments and recommendation!
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Laidback retreat at a desolate beach in Gili Gede. The retreat has a family-feel thanks to owner Jet. The four bungalows are above the beach and have amazing views of the sea and Mount Gunung in Bali. Lovely local and international meals are included in the price and are
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We just spent 4 wonderful days in one of the 4 spacious, sea-facing bungalows of Via Vacare. Jet, the dutch owner, was very friendly and helpful. She helped organizing our transport to the island and to the airport from there. In the mornings, she gave great yoga lessons that
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First I have to apologize to Jet for not writing this review sooner. My wife and I met up with our two grown kids in Indonesia over xmas holidays and spent 5 fab days at Via Vacare - we all loved it so much we just assumed that someone else would write a review. The setting is
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Response from ViaVacare, Owner at Via Vacare
Responded 06 Mar 2018
Thank you so much, so great you still keep your promise to write a review! I hope to see your lovely family once again and wish you all the best! Jet
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"Incredible food & amazing service"
"The cottages are identical... the open-air dorm looked like fun."
"The seafront bungalows have a beautiful view. A little more expensive but still great value."
"The "backpacker" option is not really an option."
"All villa's are good."
US$11 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndonesiaWest Nusa TenggaraLombokGili IslandsGili Gede
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