Recommended: 3 Gili Air bungalows, right on the beach
Beach side accommodation in Gili Air provides phenomenal value for travellers. The shores of this Gili island are dotted with breezy beachside bungalows, where you’ll fall asleep to the gentle lap of the ocean, and wake up in a blissful castaway paradise.
Heading to Gili Air for the weekend for a spot of sunshine and the possibility of socialising? From family resorts to beach clubs, these are 3 of the best Gili Air bungalows, right on the beach – recommended by Bali expats who love to party in this castaway island paradise.
Gili Air Bungalows
The views from Gili Air Bungalows are spectacular. Set in a tropical garden just 200 meters from the beach on the east side of Gili Air, where the sun rises over Mount Rinjani.
There are just eight bungalows, which were not quite built at the same time, so some are more modern than others (don’t forget to mention this is if you’re booking via email).
The real highlight of Gili Air Bungalows is the Chill Out beach bar. It’s an unbeatable spot to bask in the sun by day, and dine on excellent seafood BBQ at night. They score top marks when it comes to the quality of their food and cocktails, yet perhaps a little less on service, but that’s the way it goes around these parts.
Gili Air Bungalows. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +62 (0) 370 620370 for reservations.
The Beach Club Gili Air
The Beach Club Gili Air is a superb tropical island oasis that caters to your every desire. Located on the south side of the island (close to Scallywags) on the sands of arguably the best and most popular beach in Gili Air.
Swimming in the ocean right in front of the beach club is utter bliss. This is a fantastic spot to enjoy the sun, sand and sea, even if you’re staying somewhere else. It seems that they’ve gotten it very right here. The food, and even service, is highly rated.
Here, you’ll dine under an intoxicatingly beautiful blanket of stars (and perhaps a few Bintangs too). But the real highlight is movie nights, that are held right on the beach. The kids love it, as did the kid inside us.
The Beach Club Gili Air, contact email@example.com for bookings.
Zipp Bar and Bungalows
Looking for a casual place where you can rest in a breezy bungalow, relax under the shade of a gazebo on the beach by day and enjoy a friendly tipple at at sundown?
Zipp bar and bungalows is a favourite island haunt with the Bali expat crowd. Located on the south east of the island, with some of the best swimming and snorkelling on it’s door step, comfy air conditioned beach bungalows and a great restaurant that serves still-swimming seafood BBQ and wood fired oven pizza – you don’t have to move very far to enjoy the best that Gili Air has to offer. Nor will you want to.
Zipp Bar Restaurant and Bungalows, Gili Air. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +62 (0) 819 1677 9077 for reservations.
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