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Gili Air Activities

gili islandLOMBOK

Lombok’s most popular tourist destination, the Gili Islands (or just the Gilis) came to the attention of the wider world as a backpacker mecca in the 1980's and 1990's. The islands are very relaxed and laid-back, with countless little beach-side cafes still playing reggae and serving up elaborate seafood buffets, fresh salads with good quality western and Asian food. Best of all, there are no cars or motorbikes to disturb the peace.

CLIMATE

The Gilis are noticeably drier and hotter than Lombok, but evenings can still be cool and refreshing. The rainy season is roughly from November to April, but it rains much less than on Bali. The peak tourist seasons are July-August and December-January.

 

Scuba diving

scuba divingThere is great diving here, and the islands are globally known as a teaching centre. An impressive array of sea creatures and plant life is to be seen, such as green and hawks-bill turtles, manta rays (rarely), bump-head parrot-fish, black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, and more. Visibility is commonly in the 15-20 m range.

 

 

 

 

Getting Around

cidomo2In a rare display of foresight, all forms of motorized transport are banned from the islands: your only choice is horse-drawn carts, known as cidomo, which are used even to shuttle around diving gear. The price for visitors is Rp 20,000-30,000 per head for any trip, although it varies per island and per season.

 

 

 

 

 

Bicycle Riding

bikeThe islands are only a few km in diameter, it's entirely possible to just walk instead. Bikes are available for rent and the main tracks are good enough for riding.

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