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Gili Air is the nearest Gili to Lombok. It is also the most populated and you will find more trees there than the other Gili's. Go out with a boat or have a long paddle out.watch out for heavy currents,sharp reef and low tide.the left has a close out and the reef is dangerous shallow over there.RESPECT THE LOCALS!!
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Alternative name playgili
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Gili Air is a wonderful place to go with the woman in your life...IF she likes a kicked back environment. There is some really fun nightlife, but it's quite limited, unlike nearby Gili Trawangan, which is party central, with many options. Accomodations range from the comparatively luxurious Hotel Gili Air (the only swimming pool on the island) to very comfortable losmen style bungalows at very reasonable prices. Want a boat? Ask for Denny...maybe the best surfer on the island, and a great boatman. He can take you on a three island, fun, dive, fish, surf, whatever. He lives very close to the harbor.
tropical paradise place with nice locals and a good vibe,nice view of lombok while staring at incoming waves.
Don't go to Gili Air for the surf...you'll be waiting a while...takes a big swell to get thru...go for the experience, and count yourself lucky if you catch a swell while you're there. Short, hollow right...very nice fun.
Dress with the impression you are leaving local islanders...The folks there are quite traditional. When in town, around the homes, stores, etc, guys, wear a shirt , ladies, a sarong, not a bikini bottom...and best to have a t-shirt covering that cute little bikini top! On the beach, no problem...but topless is not considered "cool" to the local folks. Be polite, and you'll be rewarded by smiles galore.
By Anonymous , 28-10-2008
Secret - Myself and 3 other guys surfed Gilli Air in 1982.
It was good when it was good and non-existant for most of the rest of the time.............
By Anonymous , 05-08-2008
secret - well some secrets just cant be kept as they are too good . why just walk for a couple of days down the coast and you will find your secret and then you can come tell us about it . but keep it secret chappo , dont go tell them seppos or the brazzos . they might let the secret out . then it wont be a secret like.
good luck with the secrete secret.
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