Discover Gili Islands

The Gili Islands are an archipelago of three small islands — Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air — just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia. This charming paradise is one of three coral-fringed islands. As you sail east from Bali into the Lombok Straits, you will be able to experience a natural habitat change crossing the imaginary ‘Wallace Line”. Here, subtropical Asia meets Australasia.

Gili Meno and Gili Air are mellow and favored by honeymooners, Gili Trawangan offers a developed party scene. Ocean front bars and restaurants are scattered around the island- along its west coast. However, don’t worry if you are looking for relax days and peace: you will find it here too!

Gili Trawangan is a tropical island getaway nestled amongst palm trees, and the most popular island of the three Gilis. Known as the ‘turtle capital of the world’, Gili T. is nicely positioned to watch sunrise shining over one volcano, the Lombok’s “Mount Rinjani” and the sunset over another amazing one, located in Bali this time: “Mount Agung“.

There are no motor-bikes or cars allowed on the Gilis. Here, the islanders get about by bicycle or traditional ‘Cidomo” (horse cart taxi). Allow yourself to relax in a hammock or to get the time to enjoy water adventures and many other activities. Snorkeling, diving, water-skiing, wake-boarding, kayaking, surfing, horse-riding, tennis, yoga, massage and beauty treatments are all here.

How can I reach the Gilis?


Lombok is easily accessible by air with daily domestic flights arriving from Bali, and Java. There are also direct international flights from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Perth. All flights now arrive at Lombok´s new airport which is located just in the south of Praya. Transfer from the airport to Gili Trawangan will now take approx 2 hours.

From BALI:
The most popular way of getting to the Gili Islands is taking on one of the fast boats that operate out of Bali and go directly to Lombok, Gili Air, Meno and Gili Trawangan. This is the quickest and most cost effective way of getting to the Gili Islands.

Daily fast boat services operate from Serangan Harbour and Padang Bai in Bali to Gili Trawangan. The journey takes around two and half hours, service includes transfer from your hotel to the harbour. Companies offering these services are for example Gilicat, Blue Water Cruises and Gili Getaway and our partner:

If you need help, don’t hesitate: we will  be pleased to help you and organize the transport for you. Contact us and we will be glad to organize your pickup from Lombok airport or a fast boat transfer from Bali.

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