Gili Air Area Guide 2013.11.16

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The island of Gili Air is the closest to Lombok and is much greener than the other islands as it has its own water supply. Gili Air also has a strong local character which adds to its laidback charm.

The island is not as busy as Trawangan and offers more facilities and choices of accommodation than Meno, making for an ideal place to chill out - particularly for families with children.

Harbour Area, Gili Air, Indonesia Harbour Area, Gili Air, Indonesia by yeowatzup, on Flickr

There are several dive schools on Gili Air, most of which also offer accommodation. If you're not a qualified diver, grab a snorkel and set of fins and explore the clear blue waters off the coast. As with the other Gilis, transport is by foot, by bicycle and by cidomo (pony cart) only.

Accommodation

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Most accommodation is located on the eastern side of the island, where all the restaurants and bars tend to be. Having said that, there are some lovely little bungalows and homestays on the other side of the island - it just takes a little more effort getting there from the harbor. 

If you're not in a rush, take a walk around or hire a little pony cart. Your dream Robinson Crusoe beach hut might just be a short ride away!

Budget: 7 Seas Backpackers

Mid-range: Sejuk Cottages

Luxury: Casa Mio

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