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Budget
===By Boat===
See [[Gili Islands#By boat|Gili Island main page]] for more info.
The sea is calmest in the morning and ''all'' transport stops running in the late-afternoon, well before dark. During periods of southerly winds and in July and August especially, the swell can be a bit hairy and you are very likely to get wet on the crossing. It is advisable to place laptops, cameras and handphones in waterproof bags for the crossing. You will need to wade through shallow sea when disembarking, so wear either appropriate footwear, or none at all.
===From Bali===
Not All fast boat operators stop at Gili Air. Here are some of the ones that do:
 
Amed Sea Express offers a twice daily high-speed schedule to Gili Air from [[Amed]] on the East coast of Bali. Boats depart [[Amed]] at 10AM and 3:30PM with arrivals on Gili Air at 11:30AM and 5PM. Prices are Rp 600.000 (one-way) and Rp 1,100.000 (return) and tickets can be booked online.
 
Scoot Cruises also now departs from Sanur in Bali and stops in Lembongan, Lombok and Gili Air. Gili Getaway (formerly Island getaway) go directly to Gili Tawangan but offer a transfer service to Gili Air as soon as you arrive.
Amed Sea Express offers a twice daily high-speed schedule to Gili Air from [[Amed]] on the East coast of Bali. Boats depart [[Amed]] Also Kudahitam and Semaya one both stop at 10AM and 3:30PM with arrivals on Gili Air at 11:30AM and 5:00PM. Prices are Rp 600.000 (one-way) and Rp 1.100.000 (return) and tickets can be booked online.
Scoot Cruises also now departs from Sanur in Bali To check live seat availability on a variety of trusted carriers (including many of the above) and stops in Lembonganbook boat tickets online, Lombok and Gili Air. Island Getaway go directly to Gili Tawangan but offer a transfer service to Gili AIr as soon as you arriveuse the recently established '''Gilibookings''' website.
===From Lombok===
There are 5 dive operators with offices on Gili Air. Most of them are independently run outposts of Gili Trawangan based shops. All dive shops offer a full menu of PADI or SSI dive courses and fun dives.
If you intend to learn to dive or advance exisitng existing qualifications and wish to avoid all the temptations of partying whilst doing so, then Gili Air is the ideal base.
* <do name="Blue Marlin" alt="" address="" directions="northeast coast" phone="+62 370 634387" email="" fax="" url="http://bluemarlindive.com/locations/gili-air.html" hours="" price=""></do>
===Walk===
The circular walk around Gili Air is very plesant pleasant indeed. The highlight for many would be the awe-inspiring views of massive Mount Rinjani towering over Lombok.
==Buy==
There is one an ATM on the island now. If you get stuck here without cash, It is located 5 min east of the ferry arrival area. Blue Marlin Dive Centre will give you provides a credit cash card cash advance for the princely a commission of 7%. The There are other ATMs on [[Gili Trawangan#Buy|Gili Trawangan]].
The best bet for '''changing money''' is Oseana shop located in the Harbour. Oseana shop will change a lot of different currencies against a good rate. Ideally, make sure you bring enough rupiah cash with youthat is already converted to Rupiah.
There are a few shops selling basic necessities close to the boat landing and on the eastern coast. In the same area there are also a couple of vendors with a reasonable collection of Lombok handicrafts for sale.
In the centre of the island (in the village, on main north-south road of the island), there's a bigger shop (they have lots of smelly dried fish), selling, besides other things, some cheap foods (try donuts for Rp 1,000 if you are not afraid). Slightly cheaper than beach shops, but some sellers try to compensate for that when see foreigners, so the same 1.5 lt bottle of water could easily cost Rp 5,000 one day and Rp 4,000 the next onedepending upon where you purchase it.
==Eat==
* <eat name="Ali Baba" alt="" address="" directions="northeast coast" phone="" url="" hours="9AM-10PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A slightly eccentric looking place in a quiet spot, but do not be too put off. Local menu and wood-fired pizzas. Right on the beach.</eat>
 
* <eat name="Chillout Bar" alt="" address="" directions="southeast coast" phone="+6281999364607" url="" hours="" price="7 a.m.-late" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Lovely beach location with good food. Serving some variation of Sasak food with homemade curries and satays and also Western food including Pizza's and Burgers. Night time serving one of the best Seafood BBQ's on the Island.Expect to pay about Rp 25-50,000 for a main dish. Open late and sometimes evolves into the main bar on the island. ''Happy Hour'', 4-6.30PM with 2 for 1 Cocktails & Large Bintang beer for Rp 25,000 with a bowl of snack popcorn and kerupuk for free.</eat>
* <eat name="Hikmah's" alt="" address="" directions="southeast coast" phone="+62 818 05784565" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Sandwiches and baguettes, using homemade bread.</eat>
* <eat name="Tami's" alt="" address="" directions="east coast" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="8AM-10PM" price="">Traditonal Sasak cuisine from Lombok, they do an especially good ayam taliwang.</eat>
 *<eat name="Juliantosbythe sea" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="62370622179+62 370 622179" url="" hours="7am-11pm" price="" lat="" long="">Great range of Sasak, Indonesian and other eats at very reasonable prices. Specials are the Ikan Masak ikan masak kuning(fish), satay, and good range of vegetarian dishes.Best Good gado gado on the island . Very friendly, helpful staff</eat>
==Drink==
Gili Air usually has one party a week rotating at different bars during the peak season only. Locals and restaurant owners will usually mention them to you, and sometimes flyers are posted around. The party scene on Gili Air is much more low-key, and not ''nearly'' as rowdy as the wild all-nighters on Gili Trawangan.
* <drink name="Legend" alt="" address="" directions="north coast" phone="" emailurl="" hours="10PM-late" price="" faxlat="" urllong="" hoursemail="11AM-late" pricefax="">What would a tropical island do without a reggae bar eh? Sometimes hosts . Every Wednesday holds a dark moon party which goes until late.</drink>
* <drink name="Star Bar" alt="" address="" directions="east coast next to Blue Marlin Dive Centre" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="4PM-11PM" price="">The preferred Gili Air hang out for expat dive instructors and their students. Good quality drinks, lunch and evening meals, and lots of dive talk.</drink>
* <drink name="Zipp" alt="" address="" directions="south coast" phone="+62 819 15935205" email="" fax="" url="" hours="7AM-late, depending on the season" price="">Usually the most happening bar on Gili Air (although that is a very relative statement). Nicely appointed and in a lovely beachfront location. Gili Air's impromptu late parties are often centred here.</drink>
*<drink name="Mirage Bar - Sunset" alt="" address="" directions="north coast" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Out on the northern tip of the island. Enjoy drinking one of the great cocktails and listen to nice chillout music. On Friday evening is the chance very high to jump into a party with live music (Blues, Rock n Roll, ...). The sunset views across to Gili Meno, Trawangan and Bali are tremendous. </drink>
*<drink name="Mirage Bar - Sunset" alt="" address="" directions="north coast" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Out on the northern tip of the island. Enjoy drinking one of the great cocktails and listen to nice chillout music. On Friday evening is the chance very high to jump into a party with live music including blues and rock n roll. The sunset views across to Gili Meno, Trawangan and Bali are tremendous.</drink>
==Sleep==
 
 
 
*<sleep name="Chill Out Bungalows" alt="[email protected]" address="southeast &amp; east coast" directions="next to chill out bar" phone="+6281999364607" url="www.chilloutbungalows.com" checkin="12.00" checkout="11.00" price="Rp250,000-Rp650,000" lat="" long="">Chill Out Bungalows are located in two seperate areas on Gili Air , one set away from the beach offering 4 fan only bungalows but with western bathrooms the second area set next to Chill Out Bar offering 5 traditional style lumbungs but with all modern services including Air Conditioning & Fan, Fresh hot & cold water showers, Satellite TV,safety boxes,comfortable verandah's and breakfast. </sleep>
===Budget===
*<sleep name="Abdi Fantastic" alt="" address="" directions="east coast" phone="+62 370 636421" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rp 175,000">These old-style thatched roof bungalows have been around for a long while and it shows. However, the prices reflect that and the location is great.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Chill Out Bungalows" alt="incorporating Chill Out Bar" address="southeast &amp; east coast" directions="" phone="+62 819 99364607" url="http://www.chilloutbungalows.com" checkin="12PM" checkout="11AM" price="Rp 250,000-650,000" lat="" long="">Chill Out Bungalows are located in two seperate areas on Gili Air, one set away from the beach offering 2 fan only bungalows and 2 A/C bungalows all with western bathrooms the second area set next to Chill Out Bar has 5 traditional style lumbungs but with all modern services including A/C &amp; fan, fresh hot & cold water showers, satTV, safe-boxes, comfortable verandahs and breakfast. Chill Out Bar (at the south east coast location) has a chilled relaxed atmosphere and serves imported spirits, beers, wines and cocktails. Food provides some interpretations of Sasak cooking including homemade curries and satays, also Western food including pizzas and burgers and seafood BBQs. Expect to pay about Rp 25,000-50,000 for a main dish. Open late and sometimes evolves into the main bar on the island. ''Happy Hour'', 4-6.30PM. A large bintang beer is Rp 30,000 with a bowl of snack popcorn and kerupuk for free.</sleep> *<sleep name="Coconut Cottages" alt="" address="" directions="on the east coast about 200 metres m inland, 10 min north of the main strip" phone="+62 370 635365" url="http://www.coconuts-giliair.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rp 250,000-550,000" lat="" long="">About a 10 min walk north of the main strip on the island. Lovely gardens planted primarily with colourful hibiscus. Restaurant, private villa, spacious verandas on each cottage. Several other restaurants are within a 5 min walk. Ozzy's Surf shop, which arranges day trips and transportation, is about 100 m from the entrance to the Cottages. Cheaper cottages are fan-cooled, A/C is extra. </sleep>
* <sleep name="Gili Air Santay" alt="" address="" directions="mid east coast" phone="+62 818 03758695" url="http://giliair-santay.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rp 150,000-550,000" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">10 bungalows with budget fan cooled rooms and a family option. Set back a little off the main track in a cool, shady coconut grove. Western style bathrooms and thatched roofs. Restaurant is on the beach in front of the bungalows.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Sasak homestay" alt="" address="" directions="Centre of the the village, walk 200-300 m inland from the harbour, turn right at first intersection and watch the left side, it is located just after Warung Muslim and no signs are posted over the entrance" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From Rp 60,000, after bargaining), breakfast Rp 20,000-30,000">3 clean homestay-type rooms with small veranda each, nearby to main village shop and several warungs. 5 min walk to either harbor or east coast.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Si Pitung Village" alt="" address="" directions="central east coast " email="[email protected]" phone="" url="http://www.sipitungvillage.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rp 200,000-900,000" lat="" long="">A picturesque mini-hotel nestled among the swaying palms, nice pool with bale, 2 bedroom villas, 1 bedroom bunglows & 1 bedroom budget rooms</sleep>
===Mid-range===
* <sleep name="Rumah Si PitungThe Waterfront" alt="" address="" directions="Short walk Behind Oceans 5 Divenext to Manta dive Gii Air" phone="" url="http://www.rumahsipitungwaterfront-hotel-gili-air.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="About Rp 800,000" lat="" long="" rpemail="Rp" emailfax="[email protected]">Villa/Bungalow with 2 rooms rented either together as Four contemporary styled bungalows set amidst a villa, or separately as bungalows. Private courtyard, tropical garden and modern facilities including air-con and fully insulated rooms, hot and cold water, satellite digital TV and DVD players. This accommodation is of a quality hard to find in overlooking the Gii Islands now.turquoise sea</sleep>  
*<sleep name="Corner Bungalows" alt="" address="" directions="east coast" phone="+62 819 17229543" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="About Rp 400,000" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Newish and well designed bungalows with wooden features and hammocks on the terrace.</sleep>
===Splurge===
* <sleep name="Villa Casa Mio" alt="formerly Sunset Paradise" address="" directions="West west coast" phone="+62 370 646160" url="http://www.giliair.com" checkin="3PM" checkout="11AM" price="From US$75-99" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="+62 370 649330">Quiet beach, 4 beach houses/cottage, each with different theme and design. All have cold/hot running water from Lombok, open air bathroom (some with massage shower) and friendly service. Free wifi in all rooms.<br>The '''Casa Mio Siesta Beach Restaurant''' has sea views and natural style decoration. International and Indonesian food. Breakfast, fresh ground coffee. Beachside seafood BBQ, fresh made curry. Internet is also available for dining guests. The cafe has a 2Mbps internet connection, speed may vary though due to local conditions.</sleep>
==Contact==
* Back to Lombok and [[Mount Rinjani]] for one of the best climbs anywhere in Indonesia.
 
* Bali per Fastboat depending upon the weather conditions.
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