Gili Islands

Gili Islands, photo by Benedict Adam
Gili Islands (photo by Benedict Adam)
 

The Gili Islands is three small islands are located off the northwest tip of Lombok island, immediately east of Bali.

The islands are Lombok’s most popular tourist destination, but retain a laidback atmosphere, in part because cars or motorbikes are prohibited.

The islands are filled little beachside cafes, restaurants and bars serving a variety of local and international cuisine.

Snorkling is available immediate off of the beaches, and there are multiple dive operators than can arrange deeper dives.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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   1000 Places to See Before You Die

 

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Kombok Cottage

A 3-minute walk from Gili Air Harbour and beach, Kombok Cottage features lush tropical greenery surrounding standalone traditional sasak bungalows with private terraces. It provides snorkelling facilities and free Wi-Fi access in all areas. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

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Resota Twins

Situated only minutes away from Gili Trawangan's white sand beach and the main street, under new Italian management Resota Twins offers free WiFi access in the entire area of the property. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$24

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The Gili Beach Resort

Situated in beautiful Coral Beach 2, The Gili Beach Resort features beachfront villas with a private pool, a terrace, a garden and a balcony overlooking the beach. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$494

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Gili Eco Villas

Located on Gili Island in Lombok, Gili Eco Villas is a beachfront getaway powered by solar energy. It offers an outdoor pool, massage services, and glass-bottom boat tours. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$76 - $258

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Gecko Backpackers

Located in Gili Air in the Lombok Region, 5 km from Gili Trawangan, Gecko Backpackers boasts a terrace and views of the garden. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Gecko Backpackers features free WiFi . Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$10

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Village Homestay

Village Homestay

Offering a terrace and views of the garden, Village Homestay is situated in Gili Air in the Lombok Region, 5 km from Gili Trawangan. Village Homestay features free WiFi . You will find a shared kitchen at the property. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Carioca

Carioca

Carioca is located in Gili Air, 6 km from Gili Trawangan and 8 km from Tanjung. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV and DVD player, as well as a CD player are provided. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Sister Bungalow

Sister Bungalow

A 5-minute walk from Gili Air Harbour, Sister Bungalow features simple accommodation with free WiFi access throughout its premises. Its rooms are all fitted with a private terrace overlooking the greenery. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Laksamana

Laksamana

Laksamana is a holiday home with a terrace, located in Gili Trawangan. The holiday home comes with air conditioning and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV and DVD player, as well as a CD player are featured. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Villas Ganjor

Villas Ganjor

Located just a 5-minute horse carriage ride from Gili Meno Harbour, Villas Ganjor offers cosy and homey accommodation with free WiFi access in all areas of the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Wisma Bunda

Wisma Bunda

Located in Gili Trawangan, Wisma Bunda offers a peaceful and comfortable accommodation just a 10-minute walk from the beach. WiFi access is available throughout the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Ocean Soul

Ocean Soul

Ocean Soul is situated in Gili Trawangan, 200 metres from Turtle Conservation Gili Trawangan. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. There is luggage storage space at the property. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Bale Aren

Bale Aren

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Bale Aren offers accommodation in Gili Trawangan. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. A TV with cable channels, as well as a CD player are featured. Some units include a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Alexyane Paradise Bungalow

Alexyane Paradise Bungalow

Alexyane Paradise Gili Trawangan Bungalow provides simple and cosy accommodation with private balconies/terraces just a 10-minute walk from Trawangan Beach. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19 - $65

$19-
Kombok Cottage

Kombok Cottage

A 3-minute walk from Gili Air Harbour and beach, Kombok Cottage features lush tropical greenery surrounding standalone traditional sasak bungalows with private terraces. It provides snorkelling facilities and free Wi-Fi access in all areas. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Welcome Inn

Welcome Inn

Welcome Inn is situated on Gili Trawangan, the largest of Lombok’s Gili Islands. Recreational activities include horse riding, or water sports like diving and snorkelling. The inn is a 1. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19 - $47

$19-
Kareba Bungalows

Kareba Bungalows

Offering a restaurant, Kareba Bungalows is located in Gili Meno. The accommodation will provide you with a terrace. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. Extras include bed linen and a fan. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Kampung Meno Bungalows

Kampung Meno Bungalows

Located in Gili Meno, 2.2 km from Gili Trawangan, Kampung Meno Bungalows boasts a barbecue and terrace. Tanjung is 11 km away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All units have a seating area. Some units feature a terrace and/or... Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Warna Cottages & Bungalows

Warna Cottages & Bungalows

Featuring free WiFi, Warna Cottages & Bungalows offers accommodation in Gili Trawangan. The guest house has a barbecue and terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Ani Bungalow

Ani Bungalow

Situated 400 metres from Turtle Conservation Gili Trawangan in Gili Trawangan, Ani Bungalow features free WiFi access and free private parking. Some rooms include a seating area where you can relax. You will find babysitting service at the... Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Diana Bungalows

Diana Bungalows

Located in Gili Meno, 1.9 km from Gili Trawangan, Diana Bungalows boasts a restaurant and free WiFi. The bed and breakfast has a barbecue and views of the lake, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Light House Homestay

Light House Homestay

Light House Homestay offers accommodation in Gili Air. Some rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom. Light House Homestay features free WiFi . You will find a gift shop at the property. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-

Highlights:

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Natural
Beaches
The islands have beaches in many places. All three islands have their best beaches on the east side with regard to snorkeling and accessibility. However these are also the busiest beaches. The islands are small enough that it is easy to swim from one beach to another.

One of the attractions of the islands is the ability to do nothing. With no cars on any of the islands and the lower tempo of Gili Air and Gili Meno, there are several bungalow-style accommodations with verandas that overlook gardens and/or the ocean. The styles of cafes and restaurants involves small open huts (called berugak) perfect for two to four people to claim for a good part of the day.
Diving
There is good diving around the islands, suitable for all levels, including initial certification. There is an impressive array of marine life, such as green and hawksbill turtles, bumphead parrotfish, black-tip and white-tip reef sharks and more. Visibility is commonly in the 15-30m range. Gili Trawangan has the most dive operators, but PADI and SSI licensed dive operators exist on all three islands.
Snorkeling
There is some excellent snorkeling directly off some of the beaches. Masks and other equipment is are available for rent locally.
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