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“Good diving!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan
Ba | Jln. Legian Kuta Bali, West Nusa Tenggara 80364, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Good diving!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Went on a day trip with Lombok-dive to Gili Trawangan for 2 dives. The dives were enjoyable, spotting turtles, baby sharks, octopus, nudibranchs, etc. Had lunch on the island with a great beach view. Saw more tourist/foreigners on Trawangan than on Lombok island, which shows how popular the place is.

Visited January 2014
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“Loved! Loved! Loved!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I used to manage a resort in Gili T and lived there for about three years. I loved this gorgeous island. This is how I love to spend my weekend on the island:
- Walk around the island ( its only take 2 hours)
- Cycling around the island ( 1 hour)
- Swimming in the turtle point
- Snorkeling ( This island is claimed to be one of the best places for snorkeling in Lombok)
- Glass bottom boating around three island ( if you're traveling in a group, you can charter a glass bottom boat and do around three island trip. its only cost you about $50 per boat with maximum 10-12 people on the boat. This around three island trip allows you to explore the most beautiful spot on each island)
- Go to sunset point (near the hill), for beautiful SUNSET view
- Of Course you can have party every single night.

Visited July 2013
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Perth
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“Scuba Divers Heaven”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We organised to visit the Gili Island by boat as we were based on the Lombok mainland and had heard wonderful tales of the GIli Islands for snorkelling and diving.
Tourism is certainly in it infancy on the Island so don't expect the major hotel chains to be present. The Island is five miles in circumference, there is no motorised transport on the Island, but, you can hire a bike to cycle around. The road surface is mainly dirt with shops, cafe, lounges, dive companies lined either side in the centre of town.
There are multiple dive businesses established for all levels of divers. We did not dive nor after a period of time did we snorkel off the beach as the immediate coral off the beach has been destroyed by unregulated tourism. The locals did say that the diving offshore and around the two other Gili Island were superb and there was certainly quite a few dive boats leaving for those locations. My concern is obviously unregulated diving on a pristine Eco system will eventually destroy that system as well.

Visited January 2014
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Bali, Indonesia
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“One of The Best Beach I've Ever Seen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Been to Gili trawangan on December 2013 and really enjoyed the trip. I had gone through Padang Bay harbor and using Marina Srikandi fast boat. The beauty of the island has seen from hundreds meters before arriving and once arrived, the beautiful beaches have seen and sounds like calling me to relax on them. White sand, clear blue water, no big waves, really amazing for me.

Actually my trip to Gili is not only for holiday. I had a photography job in there. I stayed at Wilson's Retreat on the beach and I think this hotel is one of the best, unfortunately the pool is not really big but as you know, in Gili almost there is no hotel which has a big swimming pool like in Bali. Why? I think it's because they have really big pool already, the beach.

Well, I love the night atmosphere in Gili so much. It's something like Legian street without cars and motorbike. And the music played is also different, reggae all along the street. There are a lot of tourist walking around. Pretty nice feeling.

One thing I don't really like in Gili Trawangan, the rice is not mushy. As an Indonesian, rice is my staple food. I like mushy rice and unfortunately it's difficult to find mushy rice there. But in general, I love Gili Trawangan very much.

Visited December 2013
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“want to go again and again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

its so peaceful and happening there.. laid back.. cheap hotels and great food and happening place..
Great snorkelling sight.. don't miss it ya
experience diving.. as plenty of diving institute there.
eat, drink and enjoy.. bring your duty free liquor.
stay near main area that is near jetty of speed boat. hire bicycle and don't forget horse riding. sunset stable is very affordable and good. we tried it just 300000 rp for more than an hour.
don't forget to eat grilled fish.. so yummy..
no motorise vehicle just walk around and laid back
simple great.. love it

Visited December 2013
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