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The Gili Islands, northwest of Lombok.

The Gili Islands (Indonesian:Tiga Gili [Three Gilis], Kepulauan Gili [Gili Islands]) are a group of three small islands (or archipelago) – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air — very close to the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia.

The islands are a popular destination for Western tourists. Each island has several small resorts, usually consisting of a small collection of huts for tourists, and a restaurant. Most local inhabitants live in the hilly interior of the islands. Automobiles and motorized traffic are not allowed on the islands by local law. Bicycles or the horse-drawn carriages called a cidomo are common transportation on the islands. Scuba diving in and around the Gilis is also popular. The name Gili simply means "small island" in the local Sasak language.

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