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Manta Dive Gili Air Resort
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Gili Air
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Littleton, Colorado
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4 reviews
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“Great outfit. Professional, safe, fair price.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

I was new to scuba diving so I took the one day intro course and dive. Great people, great instruction, good gear. The company was quite satisfactory, but the scenery once you're in the water is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed in the waterfront rooms - which are fairly new. They were clean, spacious, had great air conditioning, comfortable beds and efficient housekeeping. Rooms really close to the water and you can swim and snorkel directly in front of the hotel.

Only negatives - shower pressure, but this is life on the island. Lack of storage (couldn't put clothes in a drawer - so still stuck living out of suitcase. Noise travelled from one nearby restaurant on one night, but the rest of the time really quiet.

Pool - really clean and refreshing

Restaurant - good breakfast included in the room rate. Friendly and efficient service. I looked forward to happy hour - the cocktails were well made. Would go further a field to Chill Out or Gita Gili for other meals. Gita Gili half the price and has great food

Manta Dive - an awesome bunch of really helpful, knowledgeable and patient instructors. They helped my 11 and 14 year old daughters do their first dives. I felt very assured that they were safe. They also let me accompany them on the dive boat and go snorkeling in the vicinity of the dives. My husband had some ear problems post dive, and the Gam clinic (recommended by staff) on the island sorted him out really well, a great doctor treated him

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

I've just spent 2 days Gili Air with friends and what made the trip were the crew at Manta Dive! The rooms were really comfortable and clean and onsite. My friends and I dive a lot around the world and it was great to hang with the shop's dive crew who were very professional and always willing to help. Our DM Jess stood out and was an absolute treat, laughing all the time and making sure we had fun in and out of the water. If you're heading that way - head for Manta Dive, you can't go wrong!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

only transport on the island was charming, donkey pulled cart :-) the was very good with cable tv, open air shower, working aircon, safe deposit box and a mini fridge. there is a tap outside every room to rinse the sand from your feet and wash your beach wear.

food was very cheap and good. I would recommend going for the local food. service was friendly and nice.

the dive masters were very knowledgeable and assuringly good.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

First: You do not come to the Gilis to fall in love with a resort (there is not 5star PAMPERING like on Maldevies - but you know that before you come! Maybe it is even the reason WHY you come!). You fall in love with the Gilis, their surroundings and the ultimately laid back atmosphere (it does not feel commercial at all). For us Gili Air was one of the most lovely places we have ever been to in the world!

The "Manta Dive Gili Air Resort" is located at one of the best parts of the beach of Gili Air. You can go snorkelling directly from the beach - we did not only see lots of fish and great corals, but also giant Sea Turtles (5 times snorkelling on 2 day meant finding 3 times Sea Turtles!). These guys can you really make your day when watching them and even swimming with them!

Furthermore Manta Dive is located not far away from nice restaurants like "Chill Out Bar" and the very small town of Gili Air. So you are near to life - but you will never feel that the area around you is crowded. It's tranquil and extremely relaxing.

The rooms we had at Manta Dive were alright but quite basic. Disadvantages: The air conditioning was very loud, the shower did not always function perfect, the walls lost some colours. But: The staff of Manta Dive was very friendly and helping us with everything. They also offered us to accompany the divers (we are just snorklers) to the diving spots and see even more of the fantastic underwater world - just for free. The restaurant directly at the beach is nice and offering good food, including the breakfast. And all of this does not even cost you more than 50 bucks a day.

All in all we were very confident in choosing the Manta Divve Resort and can recommend it to anyone going to the Gilis!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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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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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 Top resorts Hotel in Gili Air
#1 On the Beach 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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