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“Unspoilt escape”
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The Exile
Ranked #11 of 157 Gili Trawangan B&B and Inns
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“Unspoilt escape”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Just got back from a wonderful couple of days on Gili T. We were looking for something a bit special - not another concrete corporate resort. Around the corner past Sunset point we found The Exile. It was the perfect escape from the centre. An idyllic hideaway for anybody who is looking for friendly service and unspoiled beauty - a real tropical island feel. It is what you would dream about when you are at home under extreme work pressure and need to recharge, The Exile has a feeling that is hard to explain, simple but adequate, relaxing but fulfilling, a place that is away from mass people but also close enough to restaurants, bars etc that you can have the choice of two worlds. On one hand beauty in a non hassled paradise with basic but very appropriate accommodation and food which is freshly cooked and prepared especially for you, or the normal western trappings within a 15 minute walk or short cidomo ride. The sunsets are breathtaking and the accommodation is very comfortable, clean and the hospitality first class. We loved either walking around the island approx 8km and coming back to the specially prepared breakfast, shopping in the main harbour area, snorkelling and just generally relaxing.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

The Exile is the only place I found on Trawangan that still could give me real "Gili-Feeling". While the whole eastern beach front felt like little boxes with only one exit to the party walk, The Exile is located North of Sunset point - meaning only people dedicated to get some real island feeling by walking further than necessary through the sand trail and will come to this little bungalow ressort. The beach bar is best for sunsets offering great music and nice cocktails with view to Bali's Mount Agung, the staff is very relaxed and friendly (no beach boys or souvenir sellers on the hunt so far, what might be due to the fact that the place is still very new and far enough from center). The bungalows are simple bamboo constructions with thatched roofs and open-air shower, but they are very clean and well equipped for the cheap price with a lot of spaces to relax under, beside and around. Obviously there is more planned, since the construction for a family house is already outlined. The local food was also surprisingly good and authentic, although the menu seems to offer just the normal treat, ask for extras!
Who wants to stay here, has to consider the 15-(or some more)-minute-walk into the town area as well as swimming is only possible when high tide comes in. But I guess it's really worth for those who are on a budget and still want to relax during the day without feeling packed like sardines. And it's definitely the best place for catching the sunset for its whole length while chilling on a white sandy beach without any concrete constructions!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: The Exile
Address: Western Beach Front | North of Sunset Point, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Exile Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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