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Manta Dive Gili Air Resort
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Gili Air
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Reading, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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“Wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the Waterfront, and one night at the Manta Dive rooms.

Our stay at Manta Dive & Waterfront was really amazing. We initially booked for 3 nights, but booked another night because we loved it so much! All of the staff is really friendly and helpful.
At the Waterfront we stayed in one of the beautiful cottages, which had a really comfy kingsized bed and a beautiful outside shower, which we loved! We also liked that they are very conscious of the environment: the clean new water bottles that you are given at arrival, are re-filled with clean drinking water each day, instead of replaced by new plastic bottles.

Breakfast is really good and was included in the price, which is very reasonable by the way! All the staff are really nice and we had so much fun with Angal each day, teaching him some Dutch slang!
The 'chill out huts' next to the tables are amazing, and GREAT to chill in after your dive, and read a book with a beer in hand, watching the sunset...it really is paradise on earth on Gili Air.

Our last night was in one of the Sasak bungalows, which we also really liked. The bed was super comfy and again we loved the outside shower.

We were very sad to leave wonderful Gili Air, which really is like paradise. We hope to return one day!

Thanks Charlotte, Angal and all the others, and of course Nick and the other diving instructors for making our stay beyond amazing!

PS: you HAVE to rent snorkeling gear from next door and go snorkeling, its really one of the most beautiful things you'll ever see!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

What an amazing spot. We did not dive, but snorkeled daily on Manta's beach which is loaded with fish of every variety! The rooms are clean, and each has a safe. Manta is on the main strip, and surrounded by loads of restaurants. Highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

I spent five weeks on Gilli air and did all my diving from open water to deep speciality at Manta dive. Awesome bunch of instructors and dive masters really passionate and professional, and youl probably end up having some bintangs and vodka joss after the diving's done!
I had a absolute blast while I was there diving at manta and cant wait to go back which will be soon.
Big ups manta crew see you soon!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for two nights in garden rooms, which were spacious and nice. We were surrounded by families (4/5 "apartments" nearby) with small children and the one nextdoor was very noisy. But let's not hold it against the resort.

Staff was extremely helpful and room available when we arrived before noon. Breakfast OK and discounts at nearby restaurant. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Spent 3 weeks in total on Gili Air and stayed at Manta Dive in between travelling to Komodo & Flores. We stayed in the Sasak Bungalow and it was perfect. There was great storage, the bed was so comfortable and the outdoor bathroom was beautiful.

The diving operation here is superb and they really know how to look after you.

The staff are always happy and very helpful and I couldn't have been happier. Thanks Manta for everything!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

(This is a review of Manta Dive Waterfront Accommodation as opposed to Manta Dive as a Dive Center)

We spent 3 nights in one of the bungalows in the Waterfront - part of the Manta Dive resort. As we were diving with Manta Dive we received a 10% discount on accommodation - which was nice !

The bungalows are well equipped - air con, big tv, fridge etc all of which worked very well. Large comfy bed and spotlessly clean. The bathroom has flushing western loo and a shower with hot water - the shower is in part of the bathroom open to the air.

Staff are friendly and helpful - admin is done by the Dive center next door and it's helpful and efficient. When we booked the room the Dive Center booked the boat over from Bali for us for example.

Breakfast is good and served on the seafront in a superb location.

Downsides ? Well the bungalows don't have a sea view and are down a footpath behind the restauraunt. Also the wifi in the evenings slows from slow but usable to not being available. But these are fairly minor issues with what is a smashing place to stay - particularly convenient if you are diving with Manta dive next door.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

We recently stayed in the Waterfront Bungalows as part of our honeymoon trip. This place was great. Everything you need in your private bedroom/bathroom (nice big bed, shelves and hangers for clothes, a mini fridge, tv with cable, nice outdoor shower and covered bathroom, etc.) and nothing you don't. The people here are very friendly and accommodating. Gili Air is a great place and one of our favorite stops on our trip!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Manta Dive Gili Air Resort
Address: 87 Jalan Koperasi | Ampenan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Air
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Gili Air
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Gili Air
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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