Sunrise Cottages & Restaurant
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On quitte notre cher Rocky avec plein de beaux souvenirs en tête pour la dernière étape du voyage: les îles Gilis, au large de Lombok. Pas de voitures, pas de stress! Des plages paradisiaques, plein de poissons au rendez-vous, un sanctuaire pour bébés tortues, et une chouette soirée sous les étoiles! Ah oui, et une tempête une demie heure avant de …
... welcome. You can't totally escape the constant wheeling and dealing and shena****ns that are a part of being a tourist in Indonesia but there are less hawkers here, and they will take no for a first time answer, even settling for a friendly chat.
My favourite time was early morning(aka 8am is early here) watching the locals get their shops ready for the day, which generally means endless sweeping of the road, beach and watering the same to try and keep the ...
... atmosphere. We stayed in "Manta Dive Resort", I completely recommend staying here. I went for my second dive here, part 1 of the introduction dive. It was very different from my dive in Fiji as I had a pool session of 2hours learning valuable skills followed by lunch break and then the actual dive where the checks for the equipement was supervised and not done for us as it was in Fiji. In the pool session I learned: how to breath with the equipement, how to take ...
... novelty is that there is no motorised transport on the island at all. Cyclists are the fashion, with decent bikes easy to get hold of, and for anything heavier, horse drawn carts are used. The streets were easy to get to grips with and bars/clubs offering alcoholic relief from the sun were in abundance. However just metres past the shops and streets are the golden sand beaches and the sea. The water is clear, and even just 20 yards from the main area provide some ...
... peace and quiet here. We get a chance to skype home in the only cafe with good WiFi, it's very hard to get it on these islands you don't realise how much you use it - but here, our time is better spent on the beach reading and drinking fruit shakes (mine's a mango lassi!).Dinner is at 'the zip bar' we eat lovely pizza on cushions by the sea, something we're getting very use to now. The vibe is great here and it's been a Christmas to remember!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSunrise Cottages & Restaurant Gili Air
We had booked the deluxe room with ocean view, but once we arrived we were booked into a remote bungalow midst a garden that was in full construction (big sand hills). A builder was still busy in our bathroom with a shovel. After some discussions we managed to get a bungalow with ocean view. Don't expect a lot of comfort, but you do get spacious rooms! You definitely get better value for money elsewhere on the island.
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