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Gili islands for a single female?

Sutton Coldfield
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Gili islands for a single female?

I am wanting to escape the city for a while and the Gili islans is somewhere i have always wanted to visit, it has everything i am looking for.

I am a single female in my mid 20's. i have travelled before but not alone for so long. Is the Gili's a good place to meet other people and have fun, would safety also be an issue (obviously within reason, i think i am sensible enough to watch out for obvious dangers)

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1. Re: Gili islands for a single female?

The Gili islands are a popular and pleasant destination.

In regard to issues of personal safety be alert to opportunist predators and generally miscreants, they may be present on the Gili islands amongst either the local or the visiting population.

However it the islands are overall a very relaxed and friendly place to visit.

The normal cautions apply to over amorous promotions and monitor any drinks you may be consuming carefully. If in doubt don't consume it, and if in doubt about any person or persons then avoid them or seek assistance.

Obviously if traveling alone there is an extra element of vulnerability.

Have a great visit to the Gili islands.

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3. Re: Gili islands for a single female?

great place to meet people. as advised there are undesireables there. drinks are the main thing to watch, even from a bar. drink spiking does occur there.

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4. Re: Gili islands for a single female?

Thanks for your help guys, obviously alone i won't be getting too drunk! The main thing i wanted to check was whether it was a good place to meet other people travelling.

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6. Re: Gili islands for a single female?

Have you already been there Tracy? What do you think?

I'v been traveling by myself as well and really liked the Gili's. There was only one thing that really surprised me which were the man. They were very friendy but also extremely interested in single western female. When I was there in March this year, they followed me everywhere and told me that they loved me for real (after a small talk). The first days I followed some guys for snorkeling or for a drink but they expected to be together already. It was not only talking, they tried to convience me that I will break there heart if I choose someone else. And that happened not only once but many times. It was a bizar experience that I never experienced anywhere before. Besides that it was very easy to find a room (in lowseason) and very difficult and expensive in highseason. I hope you will have/or had a great time!

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7. Re: Gili islands for a single female?

I agree the local boys can be completely over the top pursuing single western women. Somehow they have got it into their head that single western women want to have a love affair on holiday and culturally the concept of casual relationships is hard for them to grasp, hence the protestations of undying love after a 5 minute conversation!

It's a bit tricky because you probably want to be naturally friendly, but unfortunately they can be a pest. Especially if they know you are alone. My tip is to see if you can make friends with a nice western guy who will pretend to be your boyfriend and then they will go away. Mostly.

Other than that, it is a great place to relax and have fun.

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