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Gili air - a warning once you land

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Gili air - a warning once you land

Thought it would be worth mentioning a warning about what may happen to the unaware traveller when you land in gilli air harbour off your ferry or fast boat. We landed without booking any accommodation. This is not unusual, we thought we would find it once we arrived. Unfortunately on disembarking we got distracted by a local who said he had decent accommodation so we ended up walking with him to the centre of the island, rather than to the beach/shop/restaurant area. When you arrive in the harbour you cannot see the main shop/ beach area. By taking us to the centre of the island we ended up in quite dull accommodation, far from the main part of Gili Air and in accommodation which we could have paid (and did the next two nights) the same price for much more modern, clean and conveniently located accomodation closer to the main beach and restaurant area.

Gili air is lovely, it has a more sophisticated air (pardon to pun!) than gili trawangan, and also has great snorkelling. The beach can have a strong current, so it can be quite an effort to snorkel for an hour or so, but many, many fish to be seen.

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1. Re: Gili air - a warning once you land

Hi Shirley. Did you not look at other accommodations after that just to compare before making your decision? Was it already dark?

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2. Re: Gili air - a warning once you land

We looked at many, we were walking around for a while but yes it was getting late, we were getting hungry, frustrated and tired lugging our bags around, we found suitable accomodation ( but not great in comparison to what we found the next day) for the night. Stayed one night, then the next day explored the island, found the main beach and found some great accommodation with Zipp Bungalows, close to the beach, very clean, reasonable price, lovely pool.

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