On the beach, Gili Air, Lombok, Indonesia

On the beach, Gili Air, Lombok, Indonesia

On the beach, Gili Air, Lombok, Indonesia


Taken on: 4th August, 2011. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Gili Air is the closest to Lombok of the three Gili islands. In size, it lies between Meno and Trawangan, and has the largest "normal" community.

Unlike Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan, Gili Air actually does have its own water source and you'll notice immediately how much greener and overgrown it is compared to the other two far more arid islands. Much of the interior is given over to coconut cultivation, though tourists are proving themselves a more lucrative crop and slowly the palm plantations are either making way for places to stay or at least shading bungalows beneath.

The island is ringed by a very pretty beach with some quite respectable snorkelling offshore. We didn't have time to snorkel the entire island, but off the ... Read our complete Gili Air travel guide

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