Gili T has more than 5000 rooms and nearly 200 places to stay, ranging from thatched huts to sleek, air-conditioned villas with private pools. Yet, in peak season the entire island is often booked; reserve your room well ahead to arrive with a relaxed attitude. Many places are owned by local families with little or no experience of running hotels. Virtually all dive schools offer really good midrange accommodation, which may come with price breaks on diving packages. The cheapest digs are in the village, where the mosque is everyone's alarm clock. Head to the north or west coasts to escape the crowds.