Kondo Island

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Kondo Island
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Kecamatan Sambelia, Desa Labuhan Pandan, Lombok 83355 Indonesia
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stein
Germany4 contributions
Nice little place
Aug 2019 • Couples
We had our own local boat taking us around and we were not disappointed. Away from the crowds and just time to enjoy the moment. Good snorkeling and clear water on the day we visited. Can recommend it to all who like it quiet and slow.
Written August 4, 2019
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Hančí J.
Brno, Czech Republic36 contributions
Stayed overnight, perfect sunrise
May 2019 • Couples
We booked overnight stay with snorkeling in our homestay and were not disappointed.
Our guide and captain took us around all secret islands, cooked us lunch, dinner and breakfast and gave us water.
We went snorkeling in around three or four places but it was the most beautiful close to Gili Kondo.
It was super hot when we slept in tent but the sunrise was totally worth it (even beaten the fact that we were completely eaten by mosquitoes).
Written May 7, 2019
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Uphiet K
Pasuruan, Indonesia246 contributions
Four Beautiful Gilis
Jun 2018 • Friends
We rent a boat costs IDR 460K, for hopping islands in a day (Gili Petagan, Gili Kapal, Gili Bidara, and Gili Kondo).
First visit to mangrove forest in Gili Petagan, feels like Amazon, but on the sea. Then if we lucky enough we can go to Gili Kapal, sand island that depend on the sea tide. Gili Bidara and Gili Kondo is crowd enough and many visitors go to Gili Kondo for camping, to watch sunrise and sunset. If we want to explore more and find quieter place, we can circling the island and find our own private beach
Written June 28, 2018
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Girindra S
Jakarta, Indonesia27 contributions
Good sightseeing but too overcrowded
Jun 2018 • Family
My 2nd visit here.

Access:
There are 3 options to go here, taxi (which will be very expensive since the location is still considered remote), angkot (mini bus, cheap, no fix schedule, ask the locals, need to transfer depends where you come from), private (10-12hours, approx 400-600k including fuel and driver, most convenient way)

Time:
Avoid public holidays especially school holiday and Eid Mubarak, too overcrowded.

Accomodation:
Pondok Siola still the best option. Great host, good food, good accomodation with AC and hot water.

Overall:
I would suggest you to drive your own car or with a driver, you can explore more here while driving as Lombok in general has a lot of attraction spots spread in West, Central, North, and East. Gili Petagan, Bidara, Kapal, and Kondo is worth of trip for the beach, underwater life, and mangrove.
Written June 20, 2018
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C_and_A_OnTheRoad
Baar, Switzerland70 contributions
Excellent tour with Eddy!!!
May 2018 • Couples
We had an amazing 2d/1n tour with tour guide Eddy. First we were snorkeling and it was absolutely breath taking! Crystal clear water and very nice corals and fishes! We then visited the mangroves and a small sand island. Then we went to Gili Bidara where we could also go snorkeling. Finally we went to Gili Kondo where we stayed overnight and enjoyed the stunning sunrise. After another snorkelling near the beach we went back to the port. All the time Eddy and the two companions took well care of us and the food was very delicious. We can highly recommend this amazing and authentic tour with Eddy! If you also want to book a tour with him: +62 823 3916 8368. He also offers tours to Rinjani (2d/1n) and day tours arround Tetebatu. We did the second and it was absolutely amazing!
Written May 25, 2018
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rk-art
Lombok, Indonesia295 contributions
Snorkeling paradise
Mar 2018 • Couples
We took the boat from Pulau Lampu boat harbour and it cost relatively good ( approx $40 AUD return). It takes less than 10 minutes to ride to the island on a calm day but could be longer on a windy day. The island is not clean but the beach are fantastic. White sandy beach and you actually do not need any equipment to just enjoy looking at the colorfull fish nearby your swim area. But for people who enjoy snorkeling, it is a paradise. Remember to brings water and some fruits or snack. It's a great fun for a day out.
Written March 27, 2018
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Ancelikh
Finland338 contributions
Dont buy any expensive private tours to go here....
Feb 2018 • Friends
Why ? Because you can take public transport from anywhere in Lombok to get to the closest harbours, theres public minibuses and Bemos to get here.And then from the coast theres many different boat operators, the cheapest ones for 250.000 roundtrip for the whole boat. So save your money and get here locally and cheap. I heard the rip off tour agents in Kuta Lombok charge almost 300 US dollars to get to Kondo.
Beautiful empty island where you almost should stay overnight to get the full potential out of it. That means camping in your own tent or sleeping in your own hammock under a "brygga" Indonesian covered version of a rest place....if rainy season bring some big blue plastic tarps and rope like we did, then you can "close" the whole thing....see photo...
Good snorkelling with very very good quality soft corals, not so much big fish and strong currents.
Theres a warung that sell only snacks and instant mie with a fried egg and instant drinks, so be prepared to loose a few kilos if you stay longer like we did. We stayed for 2 weeks....total bliss. No shower but a semi ok toilet....and the old owners of the warung are an amazingly friendly and helpful couple, they will do their best to help you out.
Definetly recommended, forget about the over exploited Gilis on the other side of Lombok, only loosers go there.
Written February 12, 2018
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Farahhsuziee
135 contributions
Private beach
Dec 2017 • Family
If you are in lombok and dont want to hassle in famous gili trawangan, you can opt to visit other gilis like this gili kondo. I can say that visiting gili kondo is one of the highlights of my trip in lombok. The beach is small and secluded. As there is no one that live on that land, you have to pack up food and stuffs to gi there. You can rent boats to gili kondo for about 250k per boat which can fit up to 12 people. If you want to snorkel which i really recommend to do there due to shallow and clear blue water, you can rent the goggles with free life jacket for about 25k (or just bring your own googles!). November and december are within rainy season in lombok but luckily it didnt rain when we got there. We had the beach all to ourselves. There are toilets and musholla provided but you have to use seawater for ablution and also for the toilets. If you are not in rush, you can also wait for sunset there. You can stay there as long as you want. If you feel icky after having swimming in the sea, you can go wash up once you reach the mainland. There is places that provide shower area with fees of just 2k. Soaps are not provided. You can bring yours instead. Overall, i really recommend gili kondo if you want a private beach experience.
Written December 15, 2017
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Chaty
Indonesia53 contributions
Perfect beach!
Jun 2017 • Friends
I went there with my friends this June (2017). We were island hopping the Gili Kapal - Gili Kondo - Gili Bidara - Gili Petagan. Gili Kondo was best for stopping by, noon prayers (if you are a moslem), snorkeling and strolling along its coastline. You can walk this island in about 30 minutes and you can find interesting savanna face to face with Lombok Island and Sumbawa Island seen from afar. A must visit!
Written July 13, 2017
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Nickfra82
Italy232 contributions
Paradise
Jun 2017 • Couples
You can't find this island on guide and it's difficult to find also in the maps but is a virgin island where you can stay by yourself only with nature amazing sea and a lot of coloured fish all around you.
You have to bring with you food and water!!
Written June 12, 2017
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