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“Great for Relaxation without Motorised Vehicles”
Review of Gili Islands

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Gili Island Snorkeling Day Trip
Ranked #12 of 162 things to do in Lombok
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great for Relaxation without Motorised Vehicles”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Best to bring water sand shoes as theres a lot of Coral. Great restaurants. Lots of loud music at night. Many young tourists. A long 2.5 Fast boat ride from Bali Mainland can get choppy at times but mostly bearable. Rustic charm and a very casual feel to the place. They meet you on the jetty beach on arrival and take you to your hotel by horse and cart. Sad to see the overworked small Pony like horses. The fact theres no motorised vehicles on the Island is very refreshing. Lots of walking. Stayed at the Gilli trawangan Resort and Spa and I give that an excellent rating. Beautiful, peaceful and great location. There are ATMs on the island but not many. Watch out for the fast boat from Gilli getaways as the boat was fine but the driver fell asleep at one stage and we had to shake him up abit..a little nerve wracking but he came good and we had him on the way back and he was wide awake the whole time. Lovely experience as we were there for a wedding. Great for snorkelling, cheap yummy seafood and saw many Dolphins and Turtles.

Visited May 2014
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Gore, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“biking around gili”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

my wife and I hired a couple of bikes for the day and biked around the island stopping for a swim in a couple of spots and lunch at sea side café, may only take 2 hours normally but we made it last longer 5 hours ,plenty to see and do .

Visited July 2013
3 Thank kiwi-gore
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Gili T”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

My husband and i visited Gili T for our honeymoon recently. This island is a party island and pls do not go unless you are below 30, single, and for girls hot and skinny and for boys hot buff body.I was horrified with the treatment of the poor horses and i do not understand how tourists can fully enjoy themselves when the horses look so mistreated. My heart broke each time i saw a horse :-( The horses are not given any water or food for 12 hours and are forced to carry very heavy loads in hot and humid conditionds. The horses are sweating, bleeding and puffing. We as tourists must put an end to this. Pls do not use the horses as a means of transport while you are there.

Visited May 2014
34 Thank Geraldine S
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Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Laid back and rustic”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

All three Gili Islands are so chilled and laid back with lots of great little bars all along the water. The snorkelling is amazing and we even saw large turtles swimming around.
A must do if you are staying in Lombok as it's a short boat ride over.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Bianca M
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Gilli Meno: quiet and laid-back”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is a really fine island, with a lot of accommodations for all budgets. The beach on some parts of the island is fine sand, while in other parts the beach is composed of broken corral pieces, which is not very comfortable. There is good snorkelling from the beach just a bit south of the jetty where many fishes and turtles can be seen. A good place to relax.

Visited March 2014
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