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Address: Lombok, Indonesia
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Activities: Horseback riding, Scuba diving

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Beautiful, but far from "Paradise"

Don't get me wrong this is a very pretty part of Indonesia and is definitely worth experiencing. With regards to snorkeling, the snorkeling is good although there is a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong this is a very pretty part of Indonesia and is definitely worth experiencing. With regards to snorkeling, the snorkeling is good although there is a lot of habitat destruction due to poor practices, past and present. Due to the turtle sanctuary you have a good chance of an encounter with a relaxed turtle. Best snorkeling is... More 

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Province of Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good news is there is no bike or car on the island. Bad news. Full of flip flops and backpackers. Diving is great if you are ok with crowded beaches.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I have witnessed extreme cruelty to the horses on the island, treated as slaves, whipped, made to stand in the sweltering heat, bearing injuries from the carriage ropes & lack of veterinary care, made to carry overbearing impossible heavy loads with their tongues hanging out of their mouths. I have also inspected the private residents property where four horses were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Paradise. The Gili Islands are just stunning. Only a couple of hours away by ferry from Bali. I stayed on Gili Trawangan, but snorkelled around all the islands and spent half a day on Gili Air.

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Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Rented small katamaran boat with captain and snorkeling equipment (300K IDR each) who took us to all three islands from Senggigi ferry terminal. The Trawangan is quite busy, more expensive then the others and with many cafes, restaurants and nice shops. Then we snorkeled in between the Trawangan and Meno (saw the turtles) and also by the Gili Air (good... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Gili Islands are really a treasure. They are about an hour boat ride from Lombok. It's easy to hire a boat from the beach in Senggigi. The best way to do this is a day trip where you start early in the morning and then come back before sunset. Once you get near the Gili Islands, make sure you have... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The islands of Trawangan, Meno and Air make up the Gili collection, Trawangan being the party island where most of the action is, Meno the quiet island and Air being the one between both the above.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I love these islands so much, especially at Gili Air Island. It's everything,..nature, nice..very nice local people, peace, nice food, wonderful beach, stunning sunset,..fun, parties, horse cart,.. beach harbor..fresh air, clear cystal water..snorkelling, diving, hot..full sunshine,..relax..so..on..so..on...and meet new friends around the world..and find yourself. Speed Boat by Maha-Mahi Dewata from Senggigi arranged by hotel, paid at 500,000 IDr (Indonesian Rupiah)... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This place is magic. No cars, no engine of any kind, a relaxing atmosphere, and superb snorkeling. Definitely the kind of place you want to come back to. This is not St Tropez, but a simple and natural place to spend fantastic vacation with your family.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We took the public boat from Gili T to Bangsal harbour, Lombok. On arrival we were immediately greeted by taxi touts offering extortionate prices for private lifts to Senggigi etc. all I can say is ignore them!!! Walk straight on by, don't even look back or give them the time if day. We had the bad sense and misfortune of... More 

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