I'm heading to Indonesia soon & unfortunately will only have a couple of days to explore south of Bali so I think rather than running around like a headless chicken I'm going to have to make a choice of the Gili Islands or Komodo/Rinca Island. Which has the best snorkelling & the most magical, getting away from it all, paradisey vistas. Are the flights between Labuan Bajo & Bali reputable since I'd have an international flight to catch later in the day. Also I find alot of the organised tours of Komodo/Rinca are for two people. Would it be practical for me to land alone at Labuan Bajo & arrange a trip to see the dragons and maybe some snorkelling. What is the best way to go about it?
Hi Hilary, i dont know how many days you would have for your stay. However if you have around 2 weeks, you better stay at gilis for 1 week and try moyo island for another week.
Gili means "island" in Lombok traditional language.
Three most popular gilis are Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno. Trawangan has the best infrastructure for tourist. A lot of restaurants and bars, hotels or hostels, bed and breakfast and with amazing white sandy beach and view to Rinjani mountain. But sometime it was too crowded for me.
If you like to have more silent place you can stay at Gili Air or Meno.
On the other side of lombok, there
are some other gili like gili nanggu, gili kedis, gili sudak and many more. If you like to dive you can try sekotong and heading to blongas bay diving site. Ask your tour guide or driver to take u there.
One more week you can try to visit Moyo Island in sumbawa, its nearby and have a very quiet spot and amazing underwater world. There are only one hotel there but it was a decent one.
Have fun in Indonesia..
Terima kasih ('mean Thank You) :) almost 8 years ago