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Gili Islands

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the people here but the poor horses upset me, the coral reefs are dead, there's plastic and rubbish everywhere The shops just sell crap. We saw investment companies building large modern resorts which just adds to the ecological desater. The Gilis must have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank vincentmF1975BI
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Really amazing and wonderful non polluted gili islands beach resort, once in a life every one has to visit here for relaxing and enjoying with family.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MehulP343
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A somewhat calm and at the same time busy place to have fun and dive. The water is clear. People are nice.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Stay100730
Reviewed November 6, 2018

My boyfriend and myself visited the Gili Islands in sep - october this year as we heard how beautiful it was. This was a very quiet time as it was shortly after the Lombok earthquakes. Within 5 minutes of arriving I was in tears. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank ChelseaKristieh
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I visited Indonesia with the plan to visit the Gili Islands. However, everyone in Bali told me not to visit as there was nothing to see after the earthquakes in Lombok. My gut feel (after praying about it), was to go. I’m glad I did....More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Blessed2bles
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Gili Islands are magical. We stayed 4 days on Gili Air and 5 in Gili Travangan. All 3 islands has beautiful white sandy beaches an turquoise water. We snorkelled a lot in the crystal clear water. The accommodation is cheap, you don’t need to book...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Monika D
Reviewed July 29, 2018

I guess if you a packpacker that wants to learn to dive and chill with the look at us crowd it would suit on Gili T Busiest places are the dive shops at present who rake it in taking snorkeling and diving crowds out to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank macfod
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

The islands (especially Gili Air) were breathtaking, however our trip has been tainted by the horrible abuse of the poor horses on the island. It truly is horrible to watch. They stand in the blazing heat for hours waiting for tourists, with no water and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
16  Thank celinde
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beaches and Islands. Snorkeling from island to another and lunch by the beach. The water is so beautiful and clean. So many fishes, corals and what not. Would definitely come back to Lombok! My Gili hoping was: Gili Nanggu --> Gili Sudak --> Gili...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank LiquidDream869
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Gili islands are amazing but please please come prepared to walk from the boat to your hotel, you’re never more than 35 minutes from anywhere on the island and there are plenty of places you can stop and rest along the way. If you really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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SAhun
FL, USA
Do the Bali Experts recommend going to the Gili Islands. (10 Replies)
My husband, myself and our 16 month old son are visiting Bali for the first time in late February for 2 weeks. It is also our first time anywhere in South East Asia, although we have traveled in Africa, South America and Europe. We enjoy getting off the beaten path, exploring culture and meeting locals, so essentially we aren't just going to pull up a chaise lounge on the beach and read a book. We already plan to stay in South Bali in Jimbaran for for 5 days and explore all the beaches and...More
January 26, 2012|
Response fromSoulmotion|
I am by no means a Bali expert but I would look into Sideman. It's in the hills, nice village and great walking about. Lovely Bali feel to it and of course lovely people. Definitely not the beach but it's something different. There's my two cents worth.
mkj30
Queenstown, NZ
Cost of fast boats to the Gili Islands (0 Replies)
On the boat websites the price advertised (600rp one way) is more than you should pay. We got to the Gilis for 350rp each (our accomodation on the Gilis booked and pre-paid for us.) Other tour operators on the Gilis were selling tickets for 450rp each way. We went Gili Gili Fastboats over and Wahuna back because the GIli Gili motor was being fixed. Both were good- Wahuna a bit faster and more comfortable.
July 30, 2011|
ash1sh2013
New Delhi, India
How to reach Gili island from Ubud? (6 Replies)
Hi All, I am visiting Bali for 6 days in July..Pls suggest if its a good idea to visit Gili Islands for a day trip? 1.) How to reach Gili islands from Ubud? How much does it cost? 2.) How to reach Gili islands from the airport? I've rescheduled my tickets and i'm reaching one day early. Is it a good idea to head straight from the airport to Gili islands for a day, stay there and come back the next day in the afternoon? Regards, Ashish
June 25, 2017|
Response fromElSaif|
No, it is not a good idea to visit the Gilis on a day trip or even stay one night. The Gilis are part of Lombok, not Bali. It is a long trip to get to the Gilis and return. You should spend a minimum of two nights in the Gilis to make it worthwhile.