Gili Air Island, Lombok

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#8 of 12 in Nature in Lombok
Go snorkling, surfing, or turtle-spotting at Gili Air Island, popular for its tropical scenery and laid-back atmosphere. No motor vehicles are allowed on the island, giving it an air of calm that is sometimes missing in other parts of Indonesia. Though horseback tours are offered, you might want to consider an alternative as some visitors have reported abuse of the animals by local guides. Walking the circumference of the island takes about two and a half hours, but be sure to pack supplies as some areas are still quite wild--you might find yourself half an hour from the nearest shop or restaurant. For Gili Air Island and beyond, use our Senggigi vacation route planner to get the most from your Senggigi vacation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We visited all 3 Gilis and Air was by far our favourite. There is enough happening and it is established enough that you won't be bored or feel "lost" but it is also very chilled and has a great atmos...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Wuau' is the first you see that I'm going to the room gili Air, last year went to the island GIli T that there were many people, and more bars and party. But this year mistakenly went to GIli air and I have to say it's my favorite. Every day I brandished. 6:00 am to go to run and see the Sunrise that leaves at 6:30 am... hotel where we were 10-minute walk from the beach, the hotel was nice and clean the owners of a family carrying breakfast on your balcony in addition to breakfast omg! Delicious! Now I will put a publication of them in your hotel because it is magnificent! I recommend this island if they want to be reassured and enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets ♥️
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  • August 12, 2017
    The island is like a small paradise. Easily accessible by sea from lombok, less simple links from bali...se it is windy and the sea is rough the links are broken ... you have to take that into account if you have connections to make. The island is certainly not recommended for those who are looking for nightlife ... is very quiet although quite crowded. Lots of opportunity to book boat tours, snorkeling, diving, etc. Very nice beaches and well equipped. You will experience magnificent sunsets! Good choice of places to enjoy local cuisine and absolutely not recommend the bbq fish offered by a good part of the restaurants which are located directly on the beaches. Be careful though ... more or less to 22:00 restaurants close ... you go to dinner early!
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  • June 29, 2017
    In Gili Air I found peace and silence. No cars, not too many loud bars in the night, less touristic than Gili Tragawan, local people are very friendly and the atmosphere is still magical, highly recommended if you just want to relax completely and immerse in nature and the local culture.
  • September 1, 2017
    The best of the Gili's. On this island you can both relax or enjoy a little party and drinks at some bars. Great sunset and great snorkelling tours around the gili's!
  • July 15, 2017
    Best place to stay for relaxation and good restaurants. Much better than Gili-T for couples and peace seekers.
  • July 31, 2017
    I love Gili! The dive sites are awesome and the island is just lovely. 😚😚😚😚😚🐟🏊☉🍽🍺⛵
  • August 18, 2017
    Way more calm relaxing and cozy island than Gili Trawangan. Here you can find cheap accommodation nice sunset and even nightlife if needed

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Where to stay in Senggigi

Senggigi offers several types of accommodations to suit different needs, from budget-friendly hotels in prime locations by the beach, to midrange central lodgings right next to entertainments and amenities. Places to stay lie spread out along the coastline, so book ahead of time in order to avoid hauling things back and forth in search of the perfect accommodations. Do note, however, that many restaurants offer free car rides to and from lodgings, and taxi rides are very inexpensive. Light sleepers: avoid basing yourself by the mosque, as the early morning prayer calls are very audible.
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