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“Dont buy any expensive private tours to go here....”
Review of Kondo Island

Kondo Island
Ranked #17 of 129 things to do in Lombok
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Why ? Because you can take public transport from anywhere in Lombok to get to the closest harbours, theres public minibuses and Bemos to get here.And then from the coast theres many different boat operators, the cheapest ones for 250.000 roundtrip for the whole boat. So save your money and get here locally and cheap. I heard the rip off tour agents in Kuta Lombok charge almost 300 US dollars to get to Kondo.
Beautiful empty island where you almost should stay overnight to get the full potential out of it. That means camping in your own tent or sleeping in your own hammock under a "brygga" Indonesian covered version of a rest place....if rainy season bring some big blue plastic tarps and rope like we did, then you can "close" the whole thing....see photo...
Good snorkelling with very very good quality soft corals, not so much big fish and strong currents.
Theres a warung that sell only snacks and instant mie with a fried egg and instant drinks, so be prepared to loose a few kilos if you stay longer like we did. We stayed for 2 weeks....total bliss. No shower but a semi ok toilet....and the old owners of the warung are an amazingly friendly and helpful couple, they will do their best to help you out.
Definetly recommended, forget about the over exploited Gilis on the other side of Lombok, only loosers go there.

8  Thank Ancelikh
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

If you are in lombok and dont want to hassle in famous gili trawangan, you can opt to visit other gilis like this gili kondo. I can say that visiting gili kondo is one of the highlights of my trip in lombok. The beach is small and secluded. As there is no one that live on that land, you have to pack up food and stuffs to gi there. You can rent boats to gili kondo for about 250k per boat which can fit up to 12 people. If you want to snorkel which i really recommend to do there due to shallow and clear blue water, you can rent the goggles with free life jacket for about 25k (or just bring your own googles!). November and december are within rainy season in lombok but luckily it didnt rain when we got there. We had the beach all to ourselves. There are toilets and musholla provided but you have to use seawater for ablution and also for the toilets. If you are not in rush, you can also wait for sunset there. You can stay there as long as you want. If you feel icky after having swimming in the sea, you can go wash up once you reach the mainland. There is places that provide shower area with fees of just 2k. Soaps are not provided. You can bring yours instead. Overall, i really recommend gili kondo if you want a private beach experience.

2  Thank Farahhsuziee
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

I went there with my friends this June (2017). We were island hopping the Gili Kapal - Gili Kondo - Gili Bidara - Gili Petagan. Gili Kondo was best for stopping by, noon prayers (if you are a moslem), snorkeling and strolling along its coastline. You can walk this island in about 30 minutes and you can find interesting savanna face to face with Lombok Island and Sumbawa Island seen from afar. A must visit!

4  Thank Chairumi T
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

You can't find this island on guide and it's difficult to find also in the maps but is a virgin island where you can stay by yourself only with nature amazing sea and a lot of coloured fish all around you.
You have to bring with you food and water!!

1  Thank Nickfra82
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Really cool island!! We were by ourselves for all day!! We also walk around the island twice... amazing corals and fishes!

1  Thank Giulyseg92
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