About us

Our Story

‘Every great love starts with a great story’

And so does ours…

In 2019 Charissa was travelling for 5 months through Asia. The last destination was Bali. From Bali she visited Gili Trawangan and there she met Dheni in a bar.

After coming back in the Netherlands Charissa decided to quit her job and sell her house. During that time Dheni came to the Netherlands. In January 2020 we went back together to Gili Trawangan, the place where the magic happens!

We were sure that we wanted to stay on this beautiful island and we both were thinking about what kind of business we wanted to start. With all the experiences we together have with traveling, tourists and knowing this island pretty well we were thinking about building our own homestay.

After just 2 months Charissa found out that she was pregnant, a true gift. Due to the pandemic the whole world was in lockdown, so not the best time for starting a new business. Charissa decided to go back to the Netherlands and after 4 months Dheni followed her. In October 2020 our son Nalu was born.

With the wish of building our own B&B the name of the homestay was born as well, NALU HOUSE!

With love,

This are the owners of Nalu House in Gili Trawangan - Dheni, Charissa and Nalu

The story behind

About Nalu House

Nalu House is located in the North of Gili Trawangan. It is a quiet area with lots of palm trees and close to the beaches. Nalu House have 2 deluxe private rooms with private pool.

From Nalu House it’s just a 10 minute bike ride to the harbour, or to the beaches to see the amazing sunsets.

About Charissa

Charissa is original from The Netherlands. For over 14 years she worked in the travel industry, no wonder because she loves traveling a lot. Her dream was to live abroad and open a bed & breakfast.

After a difficult time Charissa decided to follow her heart and so a new chapter began..

Welcome to Nalu House!

About Dheni

Dheni is original from Sulawesi. For a long time he worked in Labuan Bajo/Flores on a boat for tourist trips. His mission is to help people to have a good time.

For a long time, he is living on Gili Trawangan and knows a lot of the local people. If you wonder where to go, he knows the best kept secret spots on the island too.

You can ask him anything!

Come and enjoy Gili Trawangan like we do everyday.