Relaxation Accoutrement. Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia 2010

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    Gili Air, Lombok, Indonesia 2010 Balifornian Tours
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    Gili Air is the nearest Gili to Lombok. It is also the most populated and you will find more trees there than the other Gili's. The local inhabitants are: Sasak, Mandar, Bugis and Makassar. You can find their unique culture that is different from Lombok and wonderful beaches. Many of the older generation still make their living as boatmen, fisherman and farming coconuts.

    There are only a few number of luxury upmarket hotels (rooms with air conditioning, swimming pool, TV etc) on Gili Air. Most of places to stay are located in south, west and east side of the island. The island remains quiet and relaxing making it popular with honeymoon couples and travelers seeking a quiet retreat.

    Most accommodations are locally owned and managed, while a few of the upmarket hotels own and managed by foreign investors. You can go from one island to another by joining the gili island's hoping boat (depart twice a day). It has population of about 1,000. The island offers excellent snorkeling and scuba diving off its east coast, and turtles can be seen along the coral reef. People here are more friendly than on Gili Trawangan.

    Activities

    Snorkeling and diving are the highlight of the activities. Snorkeling area are located in the south east (opposite-facing the Lombok Golf Kosaido) and along to the north east).

    You can just jump into the water to see the colorful fishes and coral reef. In the western part of Gili Air when the moon is high (low tide), you can't swim off the beach. You need to walk to the south or east side.

    There are few quality scuba diving operations on all the islands.

    There are now 3 PADI Dive Centres - Manta dive (offers SSI training as well), Blue Marlin and Dream Divers. Also offers great dive site, Hahn’s Reef, where strange critters and muck diving are the norm, it is also a superb training site for beginners.

    The other great spot for diving and snorkeling is Gili Air Wall where you can see anything from turtles to pygmy sea horses, quite amazing

    To get around the isle, the only means of transport are Cidomos, horse drawn carriages. Bicycle rentals are available too. Expect higher prices for most things there since all food and goods must be brought over from the mainland.

    aberdidi, Ashala Tylor Images, and linniem added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. aberdidi 57 months ago | reply

      great colors

      ** From the P1F1P1F1 group**

    2. Ashala Tylor Images 57 months ago | reply

      Ooooooh, what a great capture and framing from front all the way to the tip of the island in the background.
      Congrats on your wedding, too.

    3. Steve Corey 57 months ago | reply

      Now your just making me really jealous!

    4. mikaku 56 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone!

    5. linniem 56 months ago | reply

      Wonderful place....

    6. Thomas Hawk 48 months ago | reply

      It's an interesting shot. Jusut a bit cluttered though. Not crazy about the left crop.

      -Voted "delete" (by the HBU flickr_ratr app)

    7. luck7da7 [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      Nice composition to me. save.

    8. - Dave Morrow - 48 months ago | reply

      great place, cluttered shot i agree

      delete2

    9. krystian_o 48 months ago | reply

      I like the composition. Could be sharper with shallower DoF.

      save

    10. Blaidd0905 48 months ago | reply

      I wish it wasn't so saturated in the reds. Looks like a good time being there.

      Delete 3

    11. Caught Again 48 months ago | reply

      almost seems glowing
      delete5

    12. calza85 48 months ago | reply

      great, saved

    13. MilStan 48 months ago | reply

      I like how real the feeling of being on a vacation is given by this picture.

      -Voted "save4" (by the HBU flickr_ratr app)

    14. Matthew T Rader 48 months ago | reply

      I really like this, all the colors and the light.

      -Voted "save5" (by the HBU flickr_ratr app)

    15. Taraji Blue 48 months ago | reply

      Well composed, but not straight and there aren't enough dark tones in here - assume there is some HDR or flash is too bright. Still, a dreamy location.

      -Voted "save6" (by the HBU flickr_ratr app)

    16. EyeSwim 48 months ago | reply

      ..is this a magazine scan..not a fan of purple shadows..

      -Voted "delete8" (by the Hot Box Uncensored Group)

    17. Mark Heath Photo 48 months ago | reply

      would prefer to straight with the hut rather than at a slight angle, i think it distracts from what could be a great shot.

      -Voted "delete10" (by the HBU flickr_ratr app)

    18. andik_revolution@rocketmail.com 46 months ago | reply

      ota kokoq dan laen2 di tampilkan,agar lebih seru+ingin mengenal lombok! Ngoten mawon :)

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