Living island life on Gili Air: what you need to know

But first…

Island Life:
Gili Air accommodation situation

What to consider when finding a place to call home:

  • Shower — Do you want freshwater or will slightly salty water do? Will you make do with cold water or is hot water an essential for you?
  • Keeping cool — It sure does get hot here but do you really need air con? Fan rooms are often quite a bit cheaper.
  • The location — Most things are located towards the south of the island, including the mosque. You’ll need to consider where you want to be in relation to these.
  • Cleaning — Does the accommodation get cleaned? How often? Or will you need to buy some cleaning stuff and do it yourself?
  • Kitchen — Eating local food is very inexpensive. However, if you’re on a really tight budget or have some tough eating requirements a kitchen might be a necessity for you.
  • The cost — Most places tend to be between 2–3 million IDR depending on what you’re looking for and the season. Keep an eye out for better deals in the low season.

Island life: shopping

But doesn’t island life get boring?

Island life: where’s the party at?

Island life: connection

Island Life: community and culture

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