Gili Air, The Sweetest of Gili Island
Gili Air is the nearest Gili from Lombok. It is also the most populated and you will find more trees there than the other Gili's. The local inhabitants are: Sasak, Mandar, Bugis and Makassar. You can find their different unique culture from Lombok and wonderful beaches.You can find many home stays or budget accommodation on this island. There are many activities that the tourists can do in this island. Snorkeling and diving are the highlight of the activities. Snorkeling area are located in the southeast (opposite-facing Lombok Golf Kosaido) and along to the northeast. The tourists can just jump into the water to see the colorful fishes and coral reef. In the western part of Gili Air you can't snorkel off the beaches. To get around the island, the only means of transport are Cidomos, horse drawn carriages. Bicycle rentals are available too. Expect higher prices for most things there since all food and goods must be brought over from the mainland.
Things To Do in Gili Air
Same with Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno, all activities in Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno is doable in Gili Air. Such as Snorkeling, Swimming, Diving or just Relaxing in the beach. But this island is quite calm and peaceful than Gili Trawangan. And quite noisy than Gili Meno. So, Gili Air is a combine of Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno. Please note, when the moon is high (low tide), you can't swim off the beach. You need to walk to the south or east side for safety reason. The most favorite activity in Gili Air is play a swing in the beach while enjoying a beautiful sunset. The Western side of Gili Air is the best area for enjoying sunset.
How to get to Gili Air ?
The only realistic way to reach Gili Air from Bali and Lombok is by boat. You can use fast boat from Bali to Gili Air with several options according to budget and speed or using private boat from Lombok to Gili Air.
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