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Family trip to Gili Islands with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Gili is quite a nice place for family holidays. Despite the fact that there is little entertainment for children on the Islands, the year-round season, clean sandy beaches and magnificent, almost untouched nature will definitely interest parents with small children. But if you have school-age children and teenagers, you will be bored here after three or four days. Gili Meno is the most suitable for children of the three Islands.
There are no usual hotels and inns on Gili Islands. The only one accommodation option, bungalow, is available there. Local complexes are suitable for both thrifty and for the most discerning … Open
The Islands have their own «specialization»: Gili Air attracts those who are fond of water sports and diving, Gili Trawangan a place of parties of young people, and Meno is ideal for a quiet family holiday. Of course, you can stay on other Islands, just keep in mind some peculiarities. Note that the Islands are quite close to each other, and if you do not want to hear the sounds of discos all night long, it is better to choose accommodation far from Air Island.
Young travellers will also find something to do here. First of all, the island has quite a large village with pets. For example, there are a lot of cows to look at. Kids will definitely love the idea of visiting this place. You can ride with your child on a cart with a horse, build castles on a beach, and older children will enjoy swimming with turtles or snorkelling. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Gili Islands consist of three beautiful islands and is part of the Bali archipelago. The former began to attract travelers quite recently. Prior to that these amazing places with pristine … Open
Indonesia is a country with a predominantly Islamic population, so there is a mosque even on the small Gili Meno Island. It means that every day from 5 am Mullah begins to read the morning prayer through a loudspeaker. It's a small inconvenience that you have to put up with. Be sure to pay attention to the improvement of the house choosing where to stay with children. Make sure that the selected bungalow has hot water and keep in mind that many hotels have hot water in showers. This is an important issue especially if you travel with small children.
Be sure to bring medicines, sun creams, baby food and diapers in sufficient quantities – there are almost no shops on the island. But there shouldn’t be any problems with food for children. Most hotels have very decent cuisine, close to European - not spicy and made of familiar products. You can always buy natural juices and fruits, rice dishes, noodles and fish with seafood in small cafes.
The basis of the most local dishes is rice, and perhaps the most popular dish here is fried rice «nasi goreng» with various additives. You should also try satay chicken – grilled meat … Open
Today, the main Gili's advantage is a small number of tourists. There are not many tourists here even in the high season. You can safely enjoy a tropical holiday on the island. Be sure to go for a walk with the children on a boat. Firstly, it is the best way to visit other Islands, and secondly, you can admire nature and, if you are lucky, see dolphins. Nature here is really untouched, a small child will have a chance to admire crabs and insects, see tropical birds.
Gili Islands Moreover, there are many large spiders-a young explorer will certainly be interested in such a neighbourhood. You can go to the turtle farm near the pier. There are bred rare species of turtles and you can see small turtles here. Don’t miss a chance to visit Bird Park, which is located in the heart of the island. There are several interesting excursions in the Park. Children will be happy to see the exotic inhabitants-birds, small deer, crocodiles and lizards.
Gili will appeal to those who are fond of water sports. The underwater world here is diverse and rich. You can see bright tropical fish, turtles and corals. Each island has diving schools … Open
An interesting entertainment for the whole family is a boat trip with a transparent bottom. A three-hour tour is not very expensive, about $ 10, but you can see a variety of species of marine life: bright fish, turtles, crustaceans. Children of any age and adults will like this walk. You can move around the Islands only by bicycle or a horse-drawn cart.
Gili islands For children, horse riding is an adventure in itself. There are no museums on the Islands, and the sights are mostly natural. Children won’t be interested in such kind of excursion. It is better to spend time on the beaches. You can go snorkelling or diving with older children. Try to swim on the board with a paddle, it is a popular and exciting activity in these places.
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Amusement parks near Gili Islands
♥   Amusement park 'Bali Safari and Marine Park' Gianyar, 82.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Waterbom Park' Kuta, 106.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Water attractions around Gili Islands
♥   Water park 'Waterbom Park' Bali, 106.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Zoos and gardens in/near Gili Islands
♥   Zoo 'Taman Safari III Bali Safari and Marine Park' Gianyar, Bali, 82.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Bali Zoo' Gianyar, Bali, 91.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Bali Bird Park' Gianyar, Bali, 92.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Interesting places to visit with children around Gili Islands

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Gili Islands - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Gili Islands, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Gili Islands for families with children.
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