"This morning after lunch left for a coral walk. We drove a van to a small harbor of fishing boats. Here we boarded a boat and sailed to the island of Gili Nanggu. Before we got on the boat we got a mask, snorkel and flippers
I got a pair of flippers, which I did not fit afterwards. After about 10 minutes sailing we were on the island, which has a white sandy beach. After we put on our swimsuits we went snorkeling. I was glad that I had brought water shoes from the Netherlands, because I do not know my shoe size here
Once in the water, the snorkeling turned out pretty good. The mask did not fit completely, causing some water to leak. The tips, about how to breathe when snorkeling, that we had had at a Bali airport in Bali, worked very well."
Gili Nanggu west of Lombok and it is a small island. Who sails from Bali to Lembar, comes along this island, before you moor in the harbor. Gili Nanggu, however, seems larger than it is because it has a lot of natural beauty to offer and also many places where you can swim in the sea. It is often visited by day trippers, but you can also spend the night in a bungalow of the only resort that is there.
Life in the sea is overwhelming with all kinds of colored fish that swim near the beach. Snorkeling reveals a rich, colorful array of corals and marine life. The enchantingly beautiful sea around the island in combination with the white sandy beaches make it a paradise on earth. On the beach there are so-called gazebos (increases to put your things down and sit out of the sun).
The boat trip from Lembar takes about 45 minutes and costs about 12 Euro for 6 people. So you can sail with a group to reduce costs. There is also a possibility to sail from Taun to Nanggu for a lower price, but this place is further away. Yes can sail to Nanggu almost at any time of the day, from early in the morning until sunset. The tranquility and beauty of this island makes Gili Nanggu a fantastic destination for many foreign tourists. They also call Gili Nanggu: "The Paradise Island".
On the white sandy beach with calm waves, you are assured of privacy - no beach traders or unwanted visitors. This island is private and is only inhabited by the management and staff of the resort.
On the island there are ten small 'cabins' with wooden floors and seven bungalows. The prices for an overnight stay vary between 18 and 25 euros per night, including breakfast. Although the 'cabins' are cheaper, they are closer to the sea. The upstairs bedroom has large windows that open and you have a beautiful view over the crystal clear sea.
Each cabin is equipped with a mosquito net and a fan. Some of the bungalows have a living room. The bungalows are a bit off the beach, but you can still go to the beach via a path.
Bungalows at the beach
The simple bungalows are on an elevated platform, the rooms of which are air-conditioned. There is also a private bathroom. The resort has a restaurant serving local and European meals. You can get grilled fish, freshly supplied by fishermen
One of the most intriguing elements of this small resort is the conservation program, which is set up for loggerhead turtles (sea turtles), locally known as penyu sisak. The turtle is one of the seven species of sea turtles that are in the world. The program for the protection of sea turtles at Gili Nanggu has been around since 1995.
Gili Nanggu is a beautiful destination all year round, but it is best to avoid school holidays and Islamic holidays because it is much busier than usual. Making a reservation is desirable. The busy season lasts from June to August.
Beautiful colourful fish near the beach
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Krisna Bungalows and Restaurant
Offering a restaurant, Krisna Bungalows & Restaurant is located in Pelangan. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Sekotong Beach is a few steps away and Gili Nanggu is 3 km away
Rooms at this beach property feature a terrace, a wardrobe and a seating area. They have a private bathroom with a shower. The rooms offer sea views.
The on-site restaurant Krisna serves Indonesian dishes. Room service is also available. BBQ facilities are available on request.
Krisna Bungalows & Restaurant has a 24-hour front desk, barbecue facilities and a mini-market. The friendly staff can arrange a shuttle service, transport to Gili Nanggu, rental bicycles or airport transfers at a surcharge. Other facilities offered at the property include currency exchange, dry cleaning and separate check-in and check-out. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including fishing, diving and snorkelling (Gili Nanggu).
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From a travel report:
"I have seen many different species of fish and coral. We swam on both sides of the island. At certain points the coral was so close to the surface that you had to look out to avoid it
After about 2.5 hours we went back again and drove back to the hotel, where lunch was waiting for us. At lunchtime our guide Rene asked me if I wanted to go to the sea with him, because he wanted to swim in the sea.
He did not want to go alone. He wanted to take someone along for safety, they do not know lifeguards here."