Gili Islands

Gili Islands, Lombok: Address, Gili Islands Reviews: 4/5

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Katie M
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Apr 2020 • Couples
My husband had been wanting to visit the islands for years, we were very dismayed by the lackluster “paradise” of these islands. We visited gili T and gili air. It was very eerie, especially at night because it was a ghost town, which I’m sure had in part to do from the earthquakes a couple of years ago. The beaches are polluted and covered in coral so you will need to bring water shoes to wear at all times. We stayed at a couple of places which were supposed to be higher end, however they were worn done and out dated. Please do not take the horse cidomo carriages on any of these islands. They are actually ponies and are forced to carry a wagon filled with 4+ people and large luggage’s. I have seen first hand the abuse and neglect that these poor horses receive. My stomach would drop whenever I would hear the bells signaling that they were working, which was all day long. You couldn’t get away from seeing or hearing these poor animals wherever you were on this island. Not only did it ruin our vacation seeing that these poor animals are overworked 18+ hours a day in sweltering heat, but 8 months later I am still traumatized for them. They are malnourished, fed salt water, have open wounds from their ill fitting harnesses, forced to pull a heavy wagon down sand paths and are extremely overworked. If everyone refuses to take the horse carriages, they will be forced to use solar powered tuktuk’s.
Written April 22, 2020
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Peter M
Mataram, Indonesia193 contributions
Dec 2019
Three great islands with friendly people and all the facilities you could need. No cars, no dogs and no noisy scooters (electric only). And more eateries than you can imagine. Crystal clear water that you are very unlucky if you don’t see a turtle when snorkeling. Scuba diving is a must do here. No sharks or bities in these waters and unbelievably clear water ($90 Aus) to do your first dive. Gili Trawangan the party island, Gili Meno the honeymoon island and Gili Air the quiet island. All have 24 hour medical clinics some have four or five clinics.
Written March 7, 2020
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Jody487
Tamworth, Australia61 contributions
Feb 2020
my husband and I took a private tour, about $135 Aussie dollars, which isn't much for a day which included boat, driver, guide and underwater guide, we could choose to stay or move onto any of the islands as we chose rather than waiting for other travellers. We went to Gili trawangan first and got upclose and personal to many Large Sea Turtles, then we went to Gili Meno and our guide took some bread in a water bottle to feed out and attract reef fish, wow amazing, then we moved onto the Gili Meno statues, very interesting, a little busy with tourist floating around, but ok, the last island was Gili Air, relaxing and a nice spot to grab some lunch and have a walk around. all in all a great day trip
Written February 21, 2020
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Yiannis V
42 contributions
Feb 2020
A destination that you should definetly visit while you travel in Indonesia! Very safe, perfect beaches, amazing dives and very welcome people!
Written February 10, 2020
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RodPerth35
Perth, Australia85 contributions
Feb 2020
Spent a whole day snorkeling around the Gili Islands, Gili Air is the best but all worth a look. We had several turtles swim under us, one quite large with literally thousands of fish and 1 sea snake, which was more scared of us... definately worth at least one day trip.
Written February 4, 2020
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JeffnConnie
Taipei, Taiwan22 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Getting to the Gili Islands from Bali is cheap and easy. We booked with easy gili. The package included round trip transportation from Bali. Price included driver that will pick you up from your location (round trip) in Bali and the boat to and from the islands. Price is only Rp450,000 ($30.00). You may book and pay on their website (this is what we did). If you have any questions. I highly recommend their service.
Written January 24, 2020
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Shafi25
Bengaluru, India93 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Was in Lombok, we took a boat from Bangsa, public boat takes 25 min to Gill islands, and its cheaper. Hotels & Home stays are affordable. Lot of water sports activities available as per our interests.
Written January 17, 2020
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KIWITOMMO1
North Perth, Australia25 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Arkba (RICKY)Santosa arranged a day tour of South Gili Islands after picking us up at Kila Beach Resort Senggigi Beach head down south to meet up with Yusef the boat skipper. Ventured over to the First Island mmm....? to go snorkeling with the many colourful fishes and coral reefs. Second Island Warung Gili Sudak for lunch on the beach, bbq fresh farmed fish / salad with Bintang . Third Island Love Island which is in the shape of a heart, more swimming and seeing local Starfishes. We highly recommend a Holiday to Lombok and many Gili Islands available along with a Private Tour Guide the way to Tour at one’s leisure .
Written January 9, 2020
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Sara R
Sicily1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
I’ve been to all the 3 Gilis Islands , plastic dirt and poor quality of the service make it very far from a tropical paradise. I’m also a divers and the condition of the corals is just sad. Sad is also the amount of plastic they burn in the islands every day and you are going to breath that. Plastic and dirty is of course also in the beach and floating in the sea. The safety standard on the boats that are going to the Gili are zero : super-over loaded and terrible organization.
Written January 4, 2020
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Tulipz06
Singapore, Singapore42 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Great snorkeling time at Gili Air and Meno - spotted turtles , beautiful marine fishes - nemo... feeding the fishes underwater while snorkeling indeed it was a great experience! Gili Trawangan is no least beautiful shades of blue sea ... with many shops for shopping ...
Written January 1, 2020
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