Travel to Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia
The Gili Islands are three islands in Indonesia:
- Gili Trawangan
- Gili Air
- Gili Meno
They are located between Bali and Lombok. These three idyllic islands with white sand and turquoise water are the turtle capital of the world. In this paradise, cars and scooters are very rare. Each island is different: Gili Trawangan is the largest, with many homes, restaurants and small shops; Gili Air has the strongest local character; and Gili Meno is the least developed. The only way to get to the islands is by boat from Bali, Nusa Lembongan and Lombok.
Travel to Gili Islands - Things to do
Travel to Gili Islands - Activities
You can snorkel directly from the beaches or with a boat. The seabed is full of fish, turtles, leopard rays and corals... this is the inevitable activity here!
- Night Life
If you want to go out in the evening, it is better to be in Gili Trawangan. The biggest parties are always Monday at the Blue Marlin, Friday at Rudy's. Another great bar is Sama-Sama, where you will discover well-known Indonesian bands playing live Reggae music.
In Gili Trawangan, the viewpoint offers a superb view of Lombok and Mount Rinjani, Bali and Mount Agung as well as the other Gili Islands.
- Horse riding
You can take a pleasant break by riding a horse on the beach.
- Night market
Every day at 6pm on the island of Gili Trawangan in front of the boat dock you will attend the night market. You will find a wide range of specialities including rice and noodles, vegetables, seafood and fish. Don't forget to try Nasi Campur which is a typical Indonesian dish!
- "Stick Fighting" Tournaments
It is called a "Presean" in the Sasak language (the Sasak are the ethnic group that makes up the majority of the population of Lombok) and takes place on Sunday afternoons in the market square.
- The Turtle Sanctuary
In Gili Meno, the sanctuary is there to protect turtle eggs from other wild animals. They are collected and incubated at the Bolong turtle sanctuary to be raised in small swimming pools, then released 8 months later on the beach.
- Bird Park
In Gili Meno, it is home to several different species such as parrots, pelicans, small eagles and pheasants.
Travel to Gili Islands - Where to eat
A small restaurant with typical vegetarian dishes, they are delicious!
Address: Jl. Villa Kelapa, on the corner of Jl. Barakuda, Pemenang, West Nusa Tenggara
Family and local cuisine, with a very good value for money
Address: Jalan Salatan, behind Classico Italiano Restaurant, Pemenang, West Nusa Tenggara
MAHAMAYA Gili Meno Restaurant
Ideal for dining with your feet in the sand facing the sunset! The prices are a little more expensive than a bui bui bui but it's worth it
Address: Pemenang, West Nusa Tenggara 80100
Travel to Gili Islands - Where to stay
This hotel offers both rooms and small private bungalows. The swimming pool and private beaches are ideal for relaxing.
Address: Gili Trawangan, 83552 Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
A pretty cocooning nest with a chic and refined decoration
Address: Jalan Belakang Klinik Gili Air Medika, Gili Air
Gili Meno Escape
Small private bungalows around a blue-blue swimming pool, in peace and comfort
Address: Jalan Gili Meno, 83352 Gili Meno, Indonesia