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Top Choice Indonesian in Gili Air

Ruby's

One of the finest places to eat in the Gilis. Candles flicker atop bamboo tables at this back-lane eatery. The menu is short and there are daily specials; the secret here is the namesake genius in the kitchen. The c…
Top Choice Lounge in Gili Air

Pura Vida

A stylish bamboo bar with huge pillows right on the sand. Classy jazz plays over the sound system, and some nights there's live music. A wood-fired oven produces great thin-crust pizzas through the evening. Tops at …
Seafood in Gili Air

Sunset Lounge

More ambitious than your usual beachside bamboo hang-outs, Sunset offers a nightly seafood barbecue and an ever-changing line-up of fresh fare. Good pasta shows what the Italians can do with mie (noodles). Come for …
French in Gili Air

Le Cirque

A clever French-accented culinary vision with a scrumptious bakery and tables spanning the path right up to the shore. The dinner menu is ambitious and there are nightly seafood specials. Kids get their own menu wit…
International in Gili Air

Scallywags Beach Club

Set on Gili Air’s softest and widest beach, there’s elegant decor, upscale comfort food, great barbecue, homemade gelato and superb cocktails here. But the best feature is the alluring beach dotted with loungers. Th…
Bar in Gili Air

Lucky's Bar

A great beach bar: lounge back on bamboo recliners and watch the sun set behind Gili Meno. There are frequent DJs and monthly full-moon parties.
Indonesian in Gili Air

Warung Padang

What's new is also old: a classic Padang-style eatery has opened deep in the village. As expected, you choose from the array of dishes and then settle back in the large and airy open-sided dining area. The selection…
Cafe in Gili Air

Coffee & Thyme

Right in the thick of things, where boats to Gili Air disgorge their sun-seeking seafarers, Coffee & Thyme is a bustling, part-open-air cafe that makes some of the best coffee in the Gilis. Also good if you're c…
Cafe in Gili Air

Chill Out

Come for a swim and a sip with stunning views, and stay for dinner at a table on the sand. They put on a full nightly seafood barbecue and cook up some good pizzas in the wood-fired oven.
Bar in Gili Air

Zipp Bar

This large bar has an excellent booze selection (try the fresh-fruit cocktails) and tables dotted around a great beach. It hosts a beach party every full moon.