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Gili Islands

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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in Lombok
Type: Islands
Activities: Horseback riding, Scuba diving
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Johannesburg, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and i recently returned from Bali and Gili Trawangan, I have never come home so distressed and emotionaly drained from a holiday in my life. How some people can actually review Gili as heaven is a crime and a sad indication of the human race's expectation of a perfect world, how can you possibly be happy to lay... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Deterioration of the environment and maltreatment of working horses spoiled the trip. The islands still have nice scenery and sunsets, and good food, but pollution is spoiling them. Having visited the Gilis 7 years ago, I was disappointed upon my recent return to witness the awful state of the dying coral, tragically bleached by global warming, pollution from sewage, fast... More

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Nakskov, Denmark
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Frist impression last! Frist thing you meet at gili Islands is the charter boat company (Koperasi Angkutan laut Karya Bahari) being responsible for charter transport between the three islands. Be aware, the company rips you off because they have monopol - and you have no choice. They charge you more than the entire tour from Bali to Gili Tawangan for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Gili Air is the last island we visited when island hopping the Gilis. We hired a private speedboat from Senggigi and spent the day visiting Gilis T, Gilis Meno and Gilis Air. Gilis Air has "the" whitest", purest sand and clearest turquoise waters, it is absolutely beautiful. We spent time walking down the quiet sandy track which has no vehicles... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

most of the reviews here seem to be of Gilli T. we stayed in Gili AIr with a day snorkelling trip including 2 hours on gili meno. we liked GIli Air a lot, great vibe, lovely beach in front of Chill out bar , nice people and not that many pushers. the water is clear and calm and the sand... More

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Shanghai, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Gili is one of the last paradise beach, the people are friendly and you can see a lot of fish and enjoy the nature with your family and friends. Excellent food and good price compare to place similar in the area.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I stayed on Gili Meno for 3 days with two of my best friends and it was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had. The best hotel is the Karma Hotel Resort, with it’s bungalows directly on the beach. However, if you are not lucky enough to be able to book a room or make a reservation,... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great place for a day trip from Sire, snorkeling, lunch, turtles, good shopping - but also very busy place…...

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Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We loved snorkelling and therefore chartered a private Lombok boat to major snorkelling spots of Gilis. One side of Gili Meno was full of rubbish. Suggest travellers to communicate properly with the boatman before the start of the trip as some boatmen may go to some not very good spots as they want to cut the distance of the boat... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I found Bali a big dissapointment; shoddy infrastructure (despite all the tourism revenue); traffic, rubbish laying about, high prices for most things, etc... But a speedboat trip away lies the lovely Gili Islands. Their just off the coast from Lombok ( a very interesting island, far less touristy) and can be reached from Bali in about three hours. There are... More

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