Sunrise Bungalows –

The story of Sunrise started with a phrase, “Don’t Dream it…Do it” in 1990.

Whilst traveling around the Indonesian archipelago in January 1992, by recommendation, a young Scottish lad set foot upon Gili Air. The island’s magic was over-whelming and after two weeks of indulging in its raw and powerful nature, he knew he would return…

3 months later, at the age of 22, previous local friendships became business partnerships. The coconut field that would become the Sunrise resort was acquired. A temporary restaurant was erected in the center of the property and a beach-wall was built to stem land erosion.

What followed was an eclectic development driven by the progressive acquisition of local licenses. A small bungalow was handcrafted by a local builder. Staff quarters were added, with a more permanent restaurant to follow. A “Pondok Licence” for five bungalows was granted.

Looking to Lombok for inspiration, the Local Rice barn (Lumbung) traditional style was converted and transformed into a tourist initiative. The first room was completed in 1995, and still stands today having been re-thatched and renovated when required. Over the next 4 years more rooms, in the same relaxed “Lumbung” style were added.

During this time local tourism increased driven by the allure of Gili Trawangan’s party reputation and the expanding dive centres. Telephone lines were made available to local businesses and Sunrise received its first mention in a Lonely Planet.

In 1999, because of the growth, we upgraded our licence to a Hotel and set about adding more rooms. Electricity was still an issue at this point and our patrons had no wish for air-conditioning.

A further seven rooms, maintaining our Lumbung Style were added, with terrazzo flooring; and a
tall water-tower provided us with “gravity-fed” power showers to the improved bathrooms. This was also the time when we started to landscape the garden.

Differing levels were hand dug and thousands of small plants were brought over from Lombok. Unfortunately, many could not survive the long, hot dry season and the salty groundwater. Even so, we are proud of the survivors who have given rise to our sumptuous garden full of Coconut Palms, Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Pandan, Jasmine & Frangipani to name a few.

Now with the arrival of Lombok’s International Airport we have been requested to cater for patrons in need of air-conditioning and more upmarket accommodation and services. This leads us to the current phase of development. Our old restaurant has been replaced by a stunning three bed villa.

The restaurant has moved to the beach front and our new Lumbungs are marble floored with air con and romantic four poster beds. A pool is planned for 2011 along with additional Deluxe accommodation.

Over the years we have made significant contributions to the local economy through employment, training and encouragement of local initiatives. We are very proud to report that we still retain most of our original staff. They have been with us, caring for our customers needs, for over 15 years now.


Accommodation –

With five levels of accommodation: Standard, Premium/Family, Superior, Deluxe and the Villa – Sunrise offers these additional facilities:

• Beach front restaurant/bar
• Beach gazebos, for dining and relaxing
• Free WIFI throughout the hotel
• Telephone (IDD calls)
• Laundry service
• Safety deposit boxes
• Baby cot/high chair
• Baby sitting service
• Please note: there are no televisions in any of the rooms.



Room Types & Rates –


Standard rooms

The Sunrise originals, these relaxed natural 2-storey bungalows stand in the heart of the resort. Surrounded by mature, tropical gardens. They embrace the early morning Sun as it climbs over the impressive peaks of Mount Rinjani.

High Season: IDR 825.000;

Mid Season: IDR 675.000;

Low Season: IDR 525.000;


Superior rooms –

The Sunrise originals, these relaxed natural 2-storey bungalows stand in the heart of the resort. Surrounded by mature, tropical gardens. They embrace the early morning Sun as it climbs over the impressive peaks of Mount Rinjani.

High Season: IDR 1.350.000;

Mid Season: IDR 1.125.000;

Low Season: IDR 975.000;


Superior rooms – (With hot water)

These rooms were reconditioned from the premium grade with Lombok stone floors and improved bathrooms. Each unit carries with it Sunrise’s trademark living area with comfortable day bed and hammock.

Low season
–  Rp.650,000

High season – Rp.750,000



Deluxe rooms

The newest addition to the Sunrise collection. Brick-built units with marble flooring throughout. Rattan furniture daybed, table, chairs and obligatory hammock, leading to an elegant, partially open roof wet room (hot water) with shower, sunken marble bath and garden.

High Season:IDR 1.650.000;

Mid Season: IDR 1.275.000

Low Season: IDR 1.125.000;


Premium Family rooms – (Max 4 people)

A step up from the Standard room, as well as garden and partial sea views, these come with cool cream terrazzo and black glass flooring throughout. Family rooms have no balcony but one very large bedroom with 2 king size beds.

High Season: IDR 1.200.000;

Mid Season: IDR 1.050.000;

Low Season: IDR 900.000;


Exclusive villa – (Max 6 people)

An enclosed and private oasis in the Sunrise paradise resort. Perfect for friends or families. Three double bedrooms with king size 4 poster beds and en-suite bathrooms (all with hot water).

High Season: IDR 4.950.000;

Mid Season: IDR 3.825.000;

Low Season: IDR 3.375.000


Season definition –

High Season – May 01st to September 30th & November 1st to January 06t

Low Season – January 07th to April 30th & all October.



Terms – are on the link below hotels on the homepage

All rates include breakfast and 21% government tax and service charge.

Rates are based on two people sharing a cottage, for an extra third person sharing there is an additional charge of Rp100.000 per night for bed and breakfast.


Please note :

# Room 01-06 Fan Only

# Room 07-09 Fan Only

# Room 13-14 Fan Only

# Room 10, two storey bungalow, Air Conditioning

# Room 11, 12, 15, 16 Air Conditioning + Hot water

# Room 17-19 Air Conditioning + Hot water

# Room 20-24 One storey room, Air Conditioning
* All Rooms have Two stores, except Rooms Number: 6, 20, and 21




If you take a look at our map [ click here ] we are No. 18


How to get here –

For information about how to get to the Gili islands[ click here ]




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