Gili Island, or more commonly the three peaceful atolls with crystal clear water and powdery beaches, is located at an approximate distance of two hour from the boat trip from Bali. The island serves as a home to the largest Irish bar, an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant, two turtle hatcheries, twenty world class dive sites and many more. The three peaceful atolls include Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. Activities on the Gili Island include snorkeling and diving trips around the three islands, horse riding, kayak courses, cycling, yoga classes as well as volleyball competitions. On the other hand, if you don’t like the idea of indulging yourself in any kind of activities, then you can simply relax in a hammock while reading your favorite novel.
It is true that Gili Trawangan was initially discovered by backpackers in the mid eighties and is well known as a party destination, but then, today is can be termed as a perfect family destination as well. In simple words, you can define it as a magical paradise with coconut trees, sandy beaches, diving and great snorkeling. An ideal place for swimming and snorkeling is along the major beach area, i.e. the Goodheart. You can rent snorkels, fins and masks from any of the kiosks or shops. Nothing can be more mesmerizing than snorkeling so as to see all kinds of marine life. There are different dive sites that suit all levels of divers.
Getting there is easy and whichever way you follow you are sure to see some of Lombok and Bali’s stunning and breathtaking scenery. None of the Gili islands allow any sort of motorized transport and hence you will have to count on horse and carts or bicycles. You can rent bicycles from any of the kiosks. ili islands accommodation ranges from mid range bungalows, backpacker homestays to luxury four bed villas. There are multiple boutique bungalows and hotels in Gili Trawangan that cater to the needs of the kids and offer attractive discounts. Some even come with amenities like baby sitting services as well as loads of activities for the families to enjoy.