Situated on the northwest coast
of Lombok, the three islands, called Gili Air, Gili Meno and
Gili Trawangan form an archipelago known as Gili Islands,
which is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia.
These three picturesque tropical
islands offer its visitors fantastic, white sandy beaches,
crystal clear water, amazing coral reefs, brightly colored
fish and a renowned party scene from sunset to sunrise.
Visitors from all over the world, who wanted to spend their
holiday in a quite mood, Gili Islands are the ideal place for
There are no cars, motorcycles,
and hawkers to disturb the tranquility, though a wide range of
rooms, bungalows and villas are there, which are suitable for
all budgets. The islands are known as tropical paradise for
its lazy rustic charms.
Lombok received a large number of
visitors throughout the year, some of them came to the Gili
Islands on day trips, and then the visitors started to stay for
longer periods in local homes. Gradually the islands have become
very popular especially for visitors to Bali and Lombok.
However, the Gili Air and Gili
Meno maintained their unspoilt nature, but Gili Trawangan has
become more touristy and pricy and the local government is willing
to promote upmarket tourist development. The best time to visit at
Gili Islands is from May through August and the island is busiest
in this time, the off-season from January to April offers the
visitors a better opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty and
calmness of the islands with accommodation prices at their lowest
The visitors who love adventure, for them Gili Islands provide
many activities and to participate in these activities you can
make your holiday more enjoyable and unforgettable. You can rent
snorkeling equipment, join a diving course, rent a kayak, go
fishing, or take a glass bottom boat and enjoy the splendid coral
reefs and fishes. Gili Islands are easily accessible direct from
Bali with the new Fast Boat service, ran by Blue Water Safaris, or
by plane and local boat from Lombok.
The BlueWater FastBoat service is
the most popular way of getting to and from the Gili Islands,
which includes air-con hotel transfers in Bali and frequent
sightings of dolphins on the way. If you wish to get around the
islands, then the only mode of transport is Cidomos, horse drawn
carriages, you can hired Bicycles as well.
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