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Gili Air, An Amazing Island Near the Mainland of Lombok

Gili Air is one of islands that is close to Lombok. The island has beautiful panorama, just like any other island in Lombok. The population of the island is not too large, i.e. it is only about 1,800 inhabitants. The island has unique cultures with many local inhabitants, including Sasak, Bugis, Mandar and Makassar. 
The various inhabitants make the island unique and interesting. Although the inhabitants are from various tribes, they can live in harmony. The panorama and the local cultures have attracted many tourists to visit the island. Each year, the number of tourists coming to the island increases. This makes the island become more and more popular. 
          Gili Air is situated in the western part of Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is one of the three Gilis which is very popular, other than Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno. As previously mentioned, Gili Air is one of the closest islands to the mainland of Lombok. It is actually the closest one to Lombok. The second one is Gili Meno, while the farthest is Gili Trawangan. The distance of each island is about 500 m. To reach the island, you need to go by boat to cross the island from the mainland of Lombok. You can go by public boat transportation or charter a private boat. You need to pay for Rp155,000 (US$16.00). If you go by public boat, you only need to pay for Rp8,000 (less than US$1.00).  It only takes about 15 minutes to reach the island from the mainland. 

          Snorkeling and diving are the most interesting activities you can do in Gili Air. The area for snorkeling is situated in the south east and along the north east parts of the island. You can jump into the water and see the beautiful life of its underwater creatures. Colorful fish and coral reef are found in its underwater. Snorkeling and diving will be challenging experience for you. If you choose to do scuba diving, there are some diving operations on all the islands. There are dive centers in the island island, such as Manta Dive, Dream Divers and Blue Marlin. There are also training for beginning divers. Ask for a guide to lead you when you dive in this island.

          In Gili Air, you can find a lodge or hotel to spend the night. Although there are only few luxury hotels, they offer good facilities, like swimming pool, air conditioning, and TV. The island is not too crowded. It is quiet and peaceful making it perfect for honeymoon. You can consider to visit the island if you just got married. You will have amazing experience spending your time in this island. The island is comforting and relaxing since the nature is so beautiful, and so is the quiet atmosphere. 
          Hence, plan your honeymoon to visit the island. You will find the right place to have the best quality time with your spouse. Consider Gili Air for your honeymoon destination. You will have the most beautiful moment with her or him.  

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