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Gili Islands

Lombok, Indonesia
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Ranked #7 of 41 Attractions in Lombok
Type: Islands
Activities: Horseback riding, Scuba diving
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The group of us 5 island hopped at the 3 Gili Islands. We snorkelled at Gili Meno and Gili Air. The waters were very clear, and we were in luck to even spot 2 turtles!!

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Whilst the islands are obviously beautiful, now that we have been there I'm not sure we would return. We stayed on the North end of Gili T (away from the restaurants and clubs). The best thing about the islands is definitely the snorkeling, which was great. We highly recommend the waters off Coral Beach. Clear waters, lots of fish, plenty... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Less than 2 hours with the speed boat, there are no real interest to go there. We chose the Meno island to be little isolated of the rest. We reached this objectives. Is it really a big interest on the 2 other? One to do the party (like in Kuta?) and the other too far for 1 night.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Gili Air is a sweet place and has a nice pace. The beaches are nicer on Gili Meno but Air has a little more to do in terms of eating and drinking. The best snorkeling is straight off the upper east side of the island where you can see turtles very soon after entering the water. There is an issue... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fantastic Island for R & R ... super clean beaches, no shops, great restaurants, great snorkelling with a full day out including lunch less than $20 each great sunsets and moon rises and no motorbikes or cars just horse and cart ... a very pleasant island

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Penang Island, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Amazing trip to Lombok the sea if full with natural beauty and the the local culture should preserve the beach to clean without any rubbish being throw in to the sea. The island is quiet and easily to move around with local transport but beware for the price of the transport that are not fix.

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Bilovice Nad Svitavou, Czech Republic
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4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

WE stayed at Gili Air. No motorbikes, no cars --- horses and bicycles only. Or by foot. Good possibilities in snorkeling (turtels, reefs), diving, food tasting and relax. Many good accommodation for reasonable prices. And not crowded all the time as on Bali. In July dry season without any rain. In case of transport by speed boat from Bali be... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

be a responsible traveller been to indo over 20 years. The country is struggling to manage its waste, plastic is choking its waterways and oceans. Buy a large plastic water bottle and have your hotel fill it up daily from their large bottled supply. Be responsible and dont buy small Bottles and throw them out or they will end up... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Beautiful Island but the pony abuse is terrible. I feel that people (tourists) turn a blind eye to it and don't really care about the wellbeing if these poor little creatures and are just lazy about walking. Treated like slaves sadly and have a life expectancy of only 2 years. Worked to death. Ruined our experience of a potentially beautiful... More

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Seminyak, Indonesia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Gili Islands, small paradise inside paradise, is the best destination if you want to do some snorkeling and you are in Bali or Lombok. Although there are more Gilis on the other side of Lombok, these first 3 islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air) are the closest one to Bali. So if you are in Bali, it's a... More

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