Nothing wrong if Lombok is also known as Thousand Island Gili. Rows of small islands surround the exotic West Nusa Tenggara. One of the small islands in Lombok with captivating underwater scenery is Gili Kondo .
Gili Kondo is located in the region of http://www.lombokreisen.com East Lombok, about three hours drive from Mataram, continued to cross by boat for approximately 25 minutes. Its location is relatively far from Mataram and Senggigi tourist area makes the island is not as busy as Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno or Gili Air.
But the beauty of the beach and underwater, Gili Kondo no less fascinating than the other bund more popular in the West and North Lombok. Around the island is not too big also allows you to island hopping island is within one to two hours.
The best period for traveling to Gili Kondo is in the summer or mid-year. The waters around Gili Kondo is not too deep, the water was clear, clean, and the waves were calm.
When the tide is low, you can even cross over to the island of Gili Bidara only by foot, without the need to swim. Gili Bidara itself is about 500 meters from the east coast Gili Kondo.
Shallow waters and relatively calm surf makes the beach around Gili Kondo as snorkeling spot with a beautiful underwater scenery. B’timers will encounter hordes of docile fish, colorful coral reefs, sea turtles, and nemo. What is unique, here are a few black nemo, clownfish or a kind of clown fish with a darker hue.
To enjoy the sunset, you can move from snorkeling spot towards the beach on the west side of the island is flat and sandy white. The sun moving down behind the mountains Rinjani became the scene of an afternoon in Gili Kondo.
Want to spend the night in this exotic island? There are several wooden houses or gazebo -the Lombok call berugaq and there is a camping area that wants to set up a tent. If you’re hungry, there is a shop in the center of the island that provides a variety of food and beverages.
Gili Kondo quiet and peaceful it makes you feel like on a private island. The perfect place to retreat from the crowds, enjoy the beautiful beaches and underwater chili with your best friend or spouse.
How to get there
Gili Kondo is located in East Lombok. How to reach this island is to rent a car from Mataram to travel about three hours. Arriving at the Port Padak Juar, proceed with motorboat crossing for approximately 25 minutes.