Exploring Gili Islands – A deserted-island paradise of Indonesia
Have you ever fantasized about indulging yourself in one of Indonesia’s tempting islands, such as Bali, only to have your fantasy dashed since Bali is too expensive? Focus Asia Travel can assure you that your dream of a fantastic vacation will be fulfilled in a more cost-effective manner. Gili’s three uninhabited islands will be an exceedingly lovely place that will undoubtedly satisfy your eyes and expectations!
Gili Islands, located just off the northwest coast of Lombok and about 35 kilometers west of Bali, are renowned for providing the ultimate isolated island experience of heaven, which is increasingly rare in Asia and across the world. Gili Islands have it all: beautiful and powdery white sand shorelines, cold clear dazzling blue water, incredibly colorful coral reefs, an abundance of sea life, and romantically stunning sunsets.
Gili is a tiny island archipelago comprised of three small islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. They are fairly near to one other, creating an image of paradise in Gili. However, each island has its own distinct charm.
Gili Air is the one that is closest to the mainland. And the breathtakingly gorgeous environment of Gili Air will captivate you. The island boasts a plethora of beautiful palm trees that shade elegant cottages, creating a wonderful perspective from which to see the most breathtaking sunsets and sunrises.
Gili Meno is located in the midst of the two others, and its beauty is breathtaking, with an incredibly clear blue sea and a horizon that stretches to infinity.
Gili Trawangan is the most remote from the mainland, yet it is by far the most popular with travelers due to its fantastic bar and party culture. Every night in Gili Trawangan is a party night, so it’s no surprise that it’s a great destination for partygoers.
Gili Islands are a great getaway destination with crystal clear water, lonely white sand beaches, and the unique feature of never hearing even a little hustle and bustle of motorized vehicles. Because vehicles and motorized traffic are forbidden on the islands, life is quite peaceful, and the air is entirely pure and fresh. More intriguingly, the prices here are significantly lower than in Bali.
The Gili Islands are known for scuba diving, with over 20 dive sites where you may experience the incredible diversity of aquatic life and exquisitely colored coral reefs. If diving isn’t your thing but you still want to appreciate the endless beauty of coral and marine life, snorkeling is a fantastic option worth trying. On addition, there are several more water activities accessible for you to cool down and relax, such as surfing in the south of Gili Trawangan. After you’ve had your fill of fun and exploring, you may take a leisurely stroll around the beaches of the islands, taking in the cool wind and sunshine.
A deserted paradise! No motorbikes! No cars! Just the sounds of bicycles or horse-drawn carriages! Gili Islands are no doubt a perfect getaway destination. Just head to this little tranquil piece of heaven to chill out!
How to get to Gili Islands?
There are two ways you can choose:
- If you arrive in Jakarta, fly from Jakarta to Gili Islands directly. It’s the quickest way to get there.
- If you arrive in Bali, you can take a fast boat such as Gili Car or Bluewater Safari from Padang Bai to Gili Islands. Or you can also fly from Bali to Gili Islands, which many travelers say it’s sometimes cheaper and more time-saving than the boat.