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Gili Air

A small sandy island near Lombok.

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The easternmost of the Gili islets near Lombok. You will find nice sandy beaches, but often full of washed up corals. Fits shoes into the water. Most shops and restaurants are located in the south by the harbor. In the evening you can watch the sunset over the Balinese volcano Agung.

TIP: The most beautiful sandy beach is located in the southeastern part of the island next to the harbor.

How to get to Gili Air?

Gili Air can be reached from Lombok or from Bali by a fastboat. These are most often departed from Padangbai and the journey takes about an hour and a half. It is possible to see dolphins along the way with great luck. One way costs about 200,000 Rp. A shuttle bus can also be arranged on the return trip, which will take you from the port to any of Bali’s destinations.

You can also visit the Gili Trawangan minor islands or the smallest Gili Meno.

Approximate price of the cruise from Padangbai
open return ticket 400.000 Rp
Length of the voyage
2 hours


Places to visit around

  • Gili Meno
  • Gili Trawangan
  • Lombok

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