Secret Island Resort, Gili Gede, Lombok  
Gili Gede Resort Lombok

Gili Gede Resort Lombok

    SECRET ISLAND RESORT
Natural Beauty, Interesting Myths and Friendly People


 

The beautiful and undisturbed nature of Gili Gede will 'Soothe Your Soul', with it's crystal clear water, easy access to great snorkeling, surfing spots and the local myths make this unique island very much worth visiting.

Gili Gede beauty  kite sailing bungalow over reef  girls wling Gili Ringgit

 

snorkel gili layar

SCORPIO Snorkel Trip at Gili Layar

 
 

Environmental Statement - At Secret Island Resort we are trying to advance Ecological conditions. Many of our out door chairs are made from used motorbike tires. 80% of all wood building materials are 100+ year old teak and iron wood.  All toilets are salt water flushed and we have installed 7 Solar hot water heaters. Solar panels are next budget permitting.

     We frequently clean trash from the ocean area around the gorgeous but sometimes plastic trash polluted beachs. This washes down from Lombok's rivers around the 12 SW. Gili islands. We work hard to educate our staf and the local people to realize that 'GLOBAL WARMING' is real and happening at a alarming rate. For some lucky reason, the ocean water around the 12 South West Gilis are still flourishing. Lucky indeed! Here is a recent quote written by Joni Hari about the loss of Ocean Plankton that is happening all around the world.

"Plant plankton are tiny creatures that live in the oceans and carry out a job you and I depend on to stay alive. They produce half the world's oxygen, and suck up planet-warming carbon dioxide. Yet this year, one of the world's most distinguished scientific journals, Nature, revealed that 40 per cent of them have been killed by the warming of the oceans since 1950. Professor Boris Worm, who co-authored the study, said in shock: "I've been trying to think of a biological change that's bigger than this and I can't think of one." That has been the result of less than one degree of warming. Now we are on course for at least three degrees more warming this century. What will happen?"  Very good question: Our answer is do what you can when you can and keep talking to whoever may listen.

    Makasi, Secret island Resort Mangement

great sunset kayaking from Secret Island

Help convince others that GLOBAL WARMING is for real and time is running out!

Topography - Bungalow over the Reef to right

Gili Gede - is the largest adjacent island of Lombok Island. It has somehow been unknown to many travel agents; even local residents often do not know where it is. Yet it has several very interesting stories to tell & some speculative ancient myths from at least the 13th century. The likely-hood of these stories center around Gili Gede very protected prestine waters;: Many cruising sailors are not yet aware that the huge inside bay exists for two reasons. 1) That it looks like a point of land when sailing by and 2) The nautical charts mark the entrance full of obstructions, which is unfair as these are only "Pearl Buoys" and easily navigable, especially in the day time.

  bungalow over Reef

The Inside bay with its clean clear water with scenic surroundings dropping down the hill sides to many excellent secluded beachs, "It is just beginning to be explored by tourists, the fishermans have known about it for a very long time. Lots of fish are exported from these nearby waters".

* During rainy season, surrounding Gili/Tembowong bay are sometimes muddy from river run off.  January through  March: Call for update info.

You can have a very friendly walk around the island in 3 -5 hours. Enjoying both sunset and sunrise from the many beaches is one of the most romantic moments you may ever have. At least that is what some have said, who have had the pleasure.

 

Tembowong Bay

  Aladdin Myth

On the other hand, this "Secret Island" has stories about pirate legends, where it is told that Aladdin passed by on his way to Arabia where he perhaps stopped by in the 15th century and wrote one of 1001 tales of Arabian Knights. These famous tales are said to have been written by several different people of several centuries.. There are a few Sheiks with the name Saladin/Saludin marked in history starting from the 15th century who likely traveled on to Arabian. Of course these stories are just local legends that could of occurred starting way back in the 13th century: Either way it makes for 'Sea Yales of Yonder Times'

The Sea turns Green on Occasion

During the 12th to the 13th centuries; tall 200ft wooden ships from China roamed the Indian, China & Arabian seas long before the Dutch, Portuguese & English colonial era. These great ships were burned by the North Chinese Emperor in the 14th century after conquering the South. If you look closely and feel the mystic rumble here; you just may hear Aladdin spirit laughing and reciting Sufi poetry with the famous Chinese Admiral "Sao Bao" who sailed to Arabia. Around the same time a famous rebellious Sufi Islamic Poet fled from Persia possibly bringing this story to Lombok's Perfect Sailing Ship Safe harbor now known as "Gili Gede".

Sufi Myth

The locals speak of a Sufi poet named Runi; he is said to have lived and died here and left ancestors that are still surviving & thriving in the mystical waters. However you take these tales, it all adds up to a warm mystery that now attracts many world class sailors and tourists to Gili Gede. The beautiful surroundings and undisturbed nature of Gili Gede have inspired the "Secret Island Resort" which has NOW open for your special enjoyment via the rare & natural mystical tranquility of "Gili Gede, Mate".

Resort & Nearby Facilities - there is a newly open Marine Gas Dock just across the way from Sir. But in coming Yachts should know that fuel supplies are limited.

Accommodations - Bungalow Over the Reef, private rooms, one 2 bedroom Villa and a bungalow on the hillside with HOT WATER are presently available for your serenity and mysterious tranquility.

SIR' offers an excellent large Restaurant and Party Pavilion with a full Service Yacht Bar, for visiting Yachts moored in front: And especially caters to any other "Day Visitor " guests enjoyment and activity recreation.

The Diving is great nearby Gili Gede

 

 

Dive Snorkel


There is also a wonderful Nature walk and special upper terrace beach area with custom teak wood benchs and tables. The snorkeling is usually good right by our Bungalow over the Reef but is really great if you take our 3 or 4 gili islands, 3 hours or 4.5 hour Snorkel Mania trip aboard the professional certified vessel Scorpio.

The snorkeling, kayaking and night fishing aboard the 9 meter Scorpio are excellent. There is presently a new sailing trimaran 4M kayak, 3 double kayaks and assorted snorkeling gear. Dive excursions are available from a nearby dive shop. Plus the Nature Walk, Shell beach combing,

 

Secret Island Resort
Secret Island Resort, Gili Gede, Lombok - Indonesia
Booking: Call or SMS +62-818 0376 2001
Email: secretislandresort@gmail.com
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