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Lombok’s most popular tourist destination, the Gili Islands came to the attention of the wider world as a backpacker mecca in the 1980s and 1990s. This is still true to some extent, but times…
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  • VideoVoyage.TV 3 years ago

    Gili Islands, Lombok’s Most Relaxed and Laid-Back Destination

  • VideoVoyage.TV 3 years ago

    Gili Islands, Lombok’s Most Relaxed and Laid-Back Destination #Indonesia 

  • VideoVoyage.TV 3 years ago

    Gili Islands, Lombok’s Most Relaxed and Laid-Back Destination

  • VideoVoyage.TV 3 years ago

    Lombok’s most popular tourist destination, the Gili Islands came to the
    attention of the wider world as a backpacker mecca in the 1980s and 1990s.
    This is still true to some extent, but times are changing, and there are
    now a range of glamour options on the islands, especially so on Gili
    Trawangan.

    The islands are very relaxed and laid-back, with countless little beachside
    cafes still playing reggae and serving up questionable “energy” drinks, but
    also at the other end of the scale, elaborate seafood buffets, fresh salads
    and good quality western and Asian food. Best of all, there are no cars or
    motorbikes to disturb the peace.

    The islands are a popular destination for Western tourists looking for a
    remote island experience. Each island has several very small resorts,
    usually consisting of a small collection of huts for tourists, and a
    restaurant. Most local inhabitants live on Trawangan in a township
    stretching along its east side just inland (which is also where most recent
    development is taking place). Automobiles and motorized traffic are
    prohibited on the islands by local ordinance, so the preferred method of
    transportation is bicycle or the horse-drawn carriage called a cidomo.
    Diving in and around the Gilis is also popular due to the abundance of fish
    life and attractive coral formations.

    There are increasing numbers of westerners living on the Gilis, and
    operating businesses ranging from dive companies to resorts. There is a
    strong environmental focus as the reefs have been very damaged in the past.
    While once people came to dive, snorkel and party, a more upmarket tourist
    is showing up now. It is still all about the beach, there are many more
    options to wine and dine or hang out and meet new friends.

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