How to Stay Connected While Embracing Island Life on Gili Air
Local SIM card
A handy thing about Telkomsel is their app. From it, you can add credit and buy internet packages. Take care when selecting what package you buy as they have different time limits. Harian packages are just for one day, Mingguan last a week, and Bulanan are good for up to a month (unless you use up all the data before then).
Once you have credit you can go back on the app and buy a package. It’s pretty cheap with 32GB costing less than 10USD. Or dial *363# which brings up a list of different packages to select from.
Finding internet on Gili Air
Sharkbites: divers, WIFI and bingo
Sharkbites is also well known for having good WiFi. Go for the internet, stay for the food and bingo! Another plus is that they are part of Refill My Bottle, refilling your bottle with cold water for 5,000IDR.
Burgerlady: unsuspecting WiFi
Breadelicious: are we in Paris?
B52: the perfect digital nomad cafe
H&R: eat and connect
Musa Cookery: superfoods and superfast WIFI
Mowies: everything you need
The vibe is always relaxed and friendly, making it the perfect location to chill out on a bean bag during your surface intervals and share those awesome turtle snaps. Or if you have something which requires more concentration, like studying for your 3W divemaster internship, you can sit on a bench and stare out at the ocean to inspire you!