Gili Gede

Gili Gede

A hideaway

Gili Gede is arguably the best known of the “Secret Gilis”—a sprinkling of islands off the coast of southwest Lombok far lesser known than the Gilis of the northwest. Gili Gede lies among a group also comprising Gili Layan, Gili Ringgit and Gili Asahan—about halfway back to Lembar is a second cluster including Gili Nanggu and Gili Sudak. Of all these, Gili Gede has the broadest selection of accommodation.

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At time of writing (mid-December 2014) there was a single midrange resort on Gili Asahan and a long-running spot on Gili Nanggu. We also saw a new resort midway through its build on Gili Layan. With plenty of land being snapped up by speculators on Gili Gede, this is a group of islands that could see a lot of change in the coming years.

A room with a view. Madak Belo (now closed sadly), Gili Gede.

Unlike the better known Gilis to the north, Gili Gede is not a "party" island. The accommodation is low key and the economic mainstays remain as pearl farming and fishing. There is almost nothing in the way of free-standing restaurants and there are no bars. You’ll be most likely eating and drinking where you stay. Gili Gede is home to five villages—and about as many places to stay. The pace is slow. ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)

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