Resources on the island, such as electricity, are very limited. With this in mind, Gili Hideaway has sought to minimise its burden on these resources and reduce the carbon footprint of its guests.
While we do not presume to call ourselves an 'eco-lodge', we do believe that the way we operate is very environmentally friendly.
AC and hot water are not available as they both require a high electricity consumption. Fans are provided and a shower before sleeping is usually enough to cool down. This enables guests an escape from the trappings of modern day life, and offers an opportunity to enjoy a more natural environment.
Towels and sheets are changed every four days, unless otherwise requested by the guests. This cuts down on both the electricity and water consumed to wash the linens, which in some hotels and villas can be done on a daily basis, creating a huge unnecessary strain on resources.
Low watt bulbs are also used in the bungalows to reduce energy consumption, however guests can request brighter lights if required.
Recycling is another system we implement to mininise the waste produced and disposed of on the island. Organic waste is collected for compost, while plastic bottles and cans etc. are recycled.
Old and discarded objects, such as doors and lesung (mortar for pounding rice) have been included in the design and decoration of the resort. As well as finding a use for these items and reusing them, they in fact enhance the natural beauty of the compound.
Fire extinguishers are provided in every Hideaway Bungalow as well as in the kitchens.