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Salabose Cottages
Salabose Cottages offer bungalows in Gili Air with direct access to the beach. Twenty barefoot steps from a bungalow's lanai to the lapping surf. There are four cottages from basic to brand new with a beachside restaurant and a surf side cocktail bar with fire-dancers at night.
          
Local Massage
Come to Gili Air to rejuvenate. Deep tissue massages work wonders for the body and soul. Expertly-trained in traditional Lombok, full-body massage, let your masseuse lull your body into a peaceful zone, kneading out all the rough spots. It's magic for sore ankles, stiff joints or aching backs. Sunrise to sunset. Surfside or by appointment. And also by candle light.
     
 
          
     

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Bungalows range from 400,000 rupiah (2015) for a basic, low-season rental to 600,000 rupiah for a brand new accommodation. All bungalows have toilets, sinks and sweet-water showers. The newer cottages have marble--tiled, outdoor bathrooms and showers.

All bungalows have a mosquito nets (not really required during the dry seasons) and a lanai with chairs, tables and the larger ones with sofa beds.

     

Salabose Cottages come in many shapes and sizes - all pretty laid back - and right on the beach.

Salabose Cottages are on the quiet side of the island. Walk left from the harbor pier about ten minutes until the sand road runs out. Cidomo horse-cart rides are a delight at 100,000 Rupiah per trip. Gili Air's cocktail bars and grilled seafood restaurants are just next door.

Enjoy the fire dancing at night. It can take your breath away.

No cars or motorbikes, Just pedal bikes, horse-carts and surfboards. Awake as the sun rises for a invigorating day in paradise.

Connect in Gili Air
So peaceful yet so much to explore. Untamed, white sand beaches by day and fire dancers at night. Incredibly fresh seafood at rock bottom prices. Beachside cocktail bars. Perfect for families with younger children ready to feed goats tethered by your beach side bungalow just steps from the surf.

Take off your sandals upon arrival as the sand feels great between your toes. Relax at the nearby massage for a surfside deep tissue massage. Especially at sunrise or sunset.

Enjoy yoga just a quick bike ride away. Jogging, bike riding, snorkeling, five scuba diving schools and island excursions to Gili Trawangan's party scene and horse riding, and Gili Meno's turtle sanctuary.

 

 

Every night from your bungalow's lanai, watch the stunning orange-red sunsets behind the distant volcano peak. Or visit the many cocktail bars spread around the island.

Bali Speedboat Transfers
Fly to Denpasar, Bali. Enjoy Bali island tours to Ubud and the north coast. Transfer by hotel pickup to the fast, speedboat services to the Gili Air directly, approximately U$60 to U$120 return. Blue Water Express, with its 6 engine, 1,500hp boats, offer a reliable service that can be booked online.

Gili Air aerial mapArcing away from the northwestern shore of Lombok, Indonesia lie three idyllic atolls: Gili Trawangan (largest island with biggest party scene), Gili Meno and Gili Air.

Protect Gili Air Atoll

Gili Air is a jewel. Hopefully ecotourism and eco-conservation efforts will protect the island as tourism increases. Gili Air boasts a charity-built island school, medical clinics, mosques, communications tower with broadband access and a thriving harbor.

Growing problems do exist. The damaged coral reefs need to regrow. At the island's surf break, there's been some beach erosion over the last three years.

A 21% tourist tax (identical to Gili Trawangan's tax) is needed for infrastructure including desalination and solar power. The creation of eco-jobs that export products, like bones with exquisite carvings created by electric carving tools, is essential. Or low entry-cost services like massage therapy - two hands, coconut oil and licensed training - make it easy for locals to start a business. Fire dancers paid to delight bungalow beach parties is another job suitable for local workers.

 

 

 

 
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