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Gili Islands

Lombok, Indonesia
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Ranked #7 of 42 Attractions in Lombok
Type: Islands
Activities: Horseback riding, Scuba diving
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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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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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Much quieter than Gili T which has a lot of young backpackers who are there to party and Gili Meno which has very little to offer. Some good restaurants right on the beach and good swimming and snorkeling both off the beach or just out in a boat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was the highlight of my holiday in Bali earlier this year. Just pristine beaches, clear blue water and plenty of sea life for the nature lovers. All night parties for the rest. The island has no cars or motorbikes and you either walk or hire a push bike. I would revisit again if I get a chance.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

these 3 islands are amazing!! You can find whatever u need in any of them. With very clean and amazing beaches, you will find more things to do (restaurants, shops, bars and party) in GILI TRAWANGAN!!!

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Kuala Lumpur
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just came back from the Gili's (Trawangan,Meno&Air) and was so disappointed with the dirty and full with dead coral beaches. We also went snorkelling and all we can see is dead coral. Its so frustrated that the 3 Gili's are not well maintained and going to be run down very soon. What I can say is that, its the worst... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Gili Islands -Gili Trawangan Lovely laid back place. If you know you are going to wait around for pretty much everything you do on these islands you'll be right (ordering meals; catching a boat etc) Nicer than Bali; beautiful views & safe beautiful place to swim. The price of food, drinks & activities are really cheap. Accommodation ranges from $8... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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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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