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Gilli Islands!! Recommendations?

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1. Posted by annavict82 (Budding Member 47 posts) 6y

Hi everyone,

Am heading to the Gilli Islands for a few weeks in Sept/Oct - will be going solo as I'm finishing a round the world trip and this leg is on my own!

Can anyone recommend good places to stay on the gilli's? Am on a budget but as its my last stop want to stay somewhere lovely, in a hut maybe?

Tips on which island is the best to stay on to meet people?

I want to do a yoga course there too - any tips? has anyone done this there or seen some good yoga schools that you coudl recommend?

Any advice appreciated!!!!

2. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member 330 posts) 6y

I only went to Gili Trawangan (which was amazing!) and ended up staying in a fantastic place, almost like a little villa set back from the track the runs around the island and right near where all the night life is (but not so near you were right in the middle of it all). I can't remember what it was called (might have been Batu Dua bungalows), but as you get off the boat you go left, and walk for about 100 metres and it is on your right, right after the dive shop and bakery, it was amazing!

Incredible social place, get yourself down to Tir Na Nog bar, and it is impossible not to meet people - I loved it!

3. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 6y

Hey Anna, Agree with Steve that Gili Trawangan is the biggest and probably best. Its quite lively in the day with lots of people doing snorkling or scuba trips and also at night with lots of bars.
If you are after something a little more peaceful then head over to Gili Air.

Finally, if you can muster the strength maybe give the volcano (Mt Rinjani) trek a go. We did 2 days / 1 night and found that enough as it more or less killed us!!

Have Fun!!

4. Posted by annavict82 (Budding Member 47 posts) 6y

Cool thanks tips!! And i'm defo doing the Mt Rinjani trek too :)