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Gili Islands

Lombok, Indonesia
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Ranked #6 of 42 Attractions in Lombok
Type: Islands
Activities: Horseback riding, Scuba diving
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Bali
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Gilis used to be great but mass tourism has certainly reduced the appeal. At Gili Trawangan for example, much of the coral has been destroyed and there are so many boats to avoid snorkeling becomes unpleasant. Also bad is the deckchairs on the beach: awful!

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Boom, Antwerpen, Belgium
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Fancy a Bouty-like experience? Although it might be overrun by tourists these days, Gili Air (my favorite) was a hidden gem a few years ago. No cars, only horse and carriage, will bring you to your hut. In the evening, go and enjoy some barracuda on the grill, or let yourself go during one of the Goa-parties on the beach.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

beautiful beaches but the ppace hastaken a beating by tourist boats and compared to snorkeling in the shallows in 1998 i am amazed at how much damage diving and snorkeling tourism can do. I has=d told kids it would be the best snorkel they had ever had only to be met with very dissapointed little faces. they had never been... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Although the place where we are staying and staff on Gili T are lovely, we can't stand to see the awful treatment of the poor ponies. They are like slaves and carry really enormous weights of heavy suitcases, lots of passengers or are rammed full of boxes of beer. The weight that they pull is horrific and in this heat... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

the boat trip from Bali to Gili is horrible with no life jacket provided even though the sea gets very rough and it's known that many boats/ferries sunk in the past. the Gili Islands themselves have a major garbage-problem. There is trash everywhere you look - at the beach (which makes it risky to walk barefoot in the sand) and... More

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Gili Air Lombok NTB Indonesia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Hallo if you come to the gili island please come to stay at Kokowa Bungalow Gili Air Lombok Indonesia, if you stay there you will fell like home....

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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took the fast boat from Bali to Gili Air. We went out snorkeling with a tour boat and it was the best snorkeling we have done anywhere in the world - lots of fish, warm water, colorful and varied coral and we swam with sea turtles off the coast of Gili Meno. The grilled fish was excellent at the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great day. Get your boatman to head to Turtle point, a bit further out of Gili Meno. Only one thing spoiled the day. The sea lice were horrific and I look like I have measles...the itch is unbearable. Make sure you come to Lombok equipped with calamine lotion or something like that as back-up. Lunch at Villa Karang on Gili... More

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Burr Ridge, illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went on one day boat trip from Sengigi. Got off at Trawangan as first stop. It is full of restaurants and hotels and very crowded. Second stop at Gili Meno wass much better. It was peaceful and quite. Beautiful beaches. Wished we could stay longer. Great snorkeling.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Snorkeling + beach. Snorkeling + beach. Snorkeling + beach. Snorkeling + beach. Snorkeling + beach. Snorkeling + beach. Snorkeling + beach. Snorkeling + beach. Snorkeling + beach.

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