Are you looking for your next great adventure? Imagine floating in a turquoise sea, fringed by white sand and coconut palms, the Gili Islands are a vision of paradise.
The Gili Islands are a group of 3 tiny islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air) located near the coast of Lombok Island, Indonesia. This trio of tropical island escapes are well known for their coral reefs just offshore and beautiful white sandy beaches. You can get to these islands on a 3 hour speed boat transfer from Bali which operates daily.
The magic begins as soon as you arrive! Getting to your hotel is a unique experience as you will travel in a local horse cart known as a Cidomo. You book this directly on arrival (about 3-6 US Dollars per trip). Our tip: ensure that you have cash on hand when travelling to Gili as there are no ATMs available. You can also hire a bicycle and explore the island.
Each island is unique. Gili Trawangan is the most established of the islands and offers a social atmosphere with access to dive centres, night clubs, bars and sunbathing spots. Gili Meno is more relaxed and laid back. It offers more preserved nature, with very low-key nightlife. This peaceful island is ideal for the romantic escape.
When travelling to Gili Islands from South Africa, we recommend that you include a few days in Bali for the ultimate holiday. Check out our best deals below!
Aston Sunset Gili Trawangan
Seri Resort Gili Meno