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Manta Dive Gili Air Resort
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Gili Air
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great accommodation and location. Wonderful bathroom under the sky, clean, air conditioned, good space for clothing, lovely porch, safe. Just leave me here! Breakfast was very good and eaten by the nice beach. Great snorkel trips to other islands and spots in between. Fabulous fish and lots of beautiful coral. I would definitely come back. Very nice staff too.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Our stay there was the best ever! Friendly stuff, good location, amazing accommodation, excellent beach. We had two connected rooms with open bathroom. When you take a shower you stay under the sky. The owners was very, very pleasant. The beach is very close to resort with many colored fishes and we saw turtle everyday!!! The island is very small (1 hour to walk arround) but we spend every minute under water. Sometime there was strong flow (jet) in the sea. Sea is nice, clean and live. We highly recommend this place and this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We have just returned from 5 days at Manta Dive on Gili Island & can highly recomend this to all. We were a party of 6 & stayed in the traditional Sasak's, our rooms came with airconditioning, room safes & the best outdoor open air ensuite. From the moment we arrived, all of the staff were there to help us with any query we had. Fresh water was brought to our room every day but in hindsight maybe a small fridge would have been convenient though this was never a concern or issue. As guests of Manta Dive, we received discounts from the The Waterhouse Restaurant & Cafe next door as well discounts for dives & snorkelling hire.
The diving......one word amazing! Our dive masters Jacky, Opick & Syb were fantastic, their local knowledge was invaluable & their professionalism outstanding. Rob, Nick & the other dive masters there, even though they may not have taken us out for a dive, were always available for a chat & a laugh & able to answer any questions we had. All dives were done in small groups with safety being the major focus. Certain days, subject to weather & dive location, some of our group would opt to snorkel from the boat while we dived. At all times, the boys who crewed the dive boat always looked after our group snorkelling with the same concern as if they were diving.
Gili Air is a must visit for anyone regardless of age & we will be back to see the team at Manta- thanks guys for making this a memorable holiday, we will be back

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

My girlfriend and I have just passed our open water cert. and can only say that we loved it, the cottages are so cozy and the staff so helpful! We got the best training in diving from our instrukrør rob2, he made us really to feel at home, so we felt a bit like a part of their little family. Can warmly recommend this place to everyone and look forward to return for an advanced course. Hopefully once mid-year :)

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We Booked here as the last five days of our honeymoon. When we arrived everyone was really friendly and our bed was beautifully decorated with local flowers. We got a great deal direct with them that meant if we did five or more dives with them we got discounts off food, our hut and our dives.

The people who run it were really friendly and really cared about the environment. The diving was great too and really close so you can fit in lots of dives. We also popped over to Gili T for the day and the Manta people on that island let us borrow a locker for the day so we could go snorkelling. I wouldn't bother going to Gili T though it wasn't a patch on Gili Air, we wish we'd given Gili Meno a go instead.

The snorkelling was good on Gili Air too and Manta's located well for this too. We walked up the beach early in the morning, swam out and then drifted down to the sandy bit further down. We saw loads of stuff just snorkelling (Turtles, trigger fish, box fish, sweetlips, moray eel).

The food was good at the Manta place and very reasonable. There was a good money exchange place next door too if you have left over bits of currency.

I would recommend booking before you go especially if you want one of the huts because they get booked up early. We met a nice couple that were staying in the garden room for their first night and then a hut for their next 7 nights and they said they were nice and clean just had less character.

Room Tip: The Huts are the best and if you are a light sleeper don't have one by the pool.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Enjoyed my dive with Manta dive. They were professional and organized. If I had stayed longer, I would have did more dives with them. Their equipment was good and safety standards are also good. Would be a shop I would consider for doing a course as I enjoyed the dive team.
Also dove with Blue Marlin but Manta dive was better and more organized (check my review there)

Recommended overall!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Just finished an Advanced Diver course at Manta Dive in Gili Air. Great place, astonishing diving points, really nice and serious instructors... The perfect place to be ! I had Nick as an instructor and had a great time passing the license thought he made the courses even more interesting, it was an experience I deeply recommend !

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 87 Jalan Koperasi | Ampenan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Air
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Gili Air
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Gili Air
#2 Best Value Hotel in Gili Air
Price Range: $40 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manta Dive Gili Air Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manta Dive Resort, 11 beautiful rooms, all air con, hot water, safety box, swimming pool, generator (many power cuts on island), all dive courses and fun dives available. ... more   less 
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