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Gili IslandsIndonesia

Ringed by perfect beaches, clear waters and coral reefs, these three tiny islands off northwest Lombok have come to define the perfect holiday escape.

Throughout the 1980s and1990s the deep water coral reefs, miles of white-sand beaches and slow pace oflife attracted backpackers to the three Gili Islands. Today, the islandsfeature stylish resorts as well as the original backpacker accommodations. Thearea has matured into a world-class destination while still managing tomaintain innocence and simplicity.

The three islands thatmake up the Gili archipelago are Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air.Although they are very close to each other, each has developed its owndistinctive characteristics.

The island closest toLombok is Gili Air. Pull on a face mask and fins and simply swim out from thebeach here to explore fabulous coral reefs. Visibility is often excellent andthere is a vast array of marine life to see including reef sharks, manta raysand barracudas. Back on land, say hello to the local chickens, goats and cows.Gili Air is popular for its quaint rural atmosphere.

The middle island, GiliMeno, is the smallest and quietest. Visit turtle sanctuaries where green andloggerhead turtle eggs are hatched and nurtured for several months before beingreleased into the ocean.

Gili Trawangan is thefarthest from the mainland and known as the party island for its lively barscene and all-night beach parties. It does, however, have its quieter side toowith several luxury hotels and villas.

All three Gilis offer goodsnorkelling and diving opportunities. Find dive operators on any of the islandsto rent equipment or arrange a guide. There are no motorized vehicles on any ofthe islands. Your options for getting around are bicycles, horse-drawn cartsknown as cidomos and walking. Gili means “small islands”. A leisurely walkaround any of the islands takes no more than two hours.

To get to the Gili Islandsfrom Lombok you can charter a boat from Bangsal Harbour or Senggigi. Fast speedboats also run directly from Bali.

Top hotels in Gili Islands

Vila Ombak Hotel
Vila Ombak Hotel
4 out of 5
Gili Trawangan Island, Gili Trawangan, Gili Trawangan
The price is £38 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in Gili Trawangan, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of Meno Wall Dive Site and Gili Trawangan Harbor. Public harbour ...

4.1/5Very Good! (736 reviews)

"I loved the chalet with an opened toilet. Breakfast could be improved."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

Vila Ombak Hotel
PinkCoco Gili Air
PinkCoco Gili Air
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Sunset, Gili Indah, Pemenang, Gili Air, Lombok
The price is £25 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Nestled on the beach, this Gili Air hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gili Air Docks and Gili Trawangan Harbor. Public harbour ticket office and Gili Trawangan ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (104 reviews)

"Magical place. amazing staff, will try to make your stay perfect. Didn't want to leave."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

PinkCoco Gili Air
Pearl of Trawangan
Pearl of Trawangan
3.5 out of 5
West Nusa Tenggara, Gili Trawangan, Gili Trawangan
The price is £42 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

This Gili Trawangan hotel is on the beach, 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Nipah Beach and Bangsal Harbor.

4.5/5Wonderful! (589 reviews)

"The jewel in the crown of Trawangan. My partner & i stay here a few months ago. Beautiful setting, immaculate well appointed rooms. tastefully decorated , spacious rooms & very comfortable beds. Lovely pool & swim up bar. All features you would expect. This resort is well kept & staff very friendly. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2020

Pearl of Trawangan
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Gili Islands

De'Coco Villa
De'Coco Villa
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Gili Indah, Pemenang, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Gili Air, Lombok
The price is £57 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Situated in Gili Air, this beach villa is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Gili Meno Harbor and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Bangsal Harbor.

De'Coco Villa
Gili Villas
Gili Villas
3 out of 5
Jalan Bintang Laut, Gili Trawangan, Lombok
The price is £44 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Situated in Gili Trawangan, this villa is steps away from Meno Wall Dive Site and Gili Trawangan Harbor. Public harbour ticket office and Gili Trawangan Turtle ...

4/5Very Good! (12 reviews)

"This property is perfect for location, cleanliness and it is really beautiful. It is literally a 5 min walk from the ferry port so walking distance no need for horse and cart and so in the best place for restaurants and bars."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2019

Gili Villas
A Villa Gili Air
A Villa Gili Air
3 out of 5
Gili Air, Pemenang, Kabupaten, Lombok Utara, Gili Air, West Nusa Tenggara
The price is £41 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Situated near the beach, this villa is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery.

4.2/5Very Good! (11 reviews)
Happy Aussies

"Friendly staff and always willing to help. Very comfortable and great service. Only bad point was no hot water but hey the weather was nice and warm and the lovely pool was close at hand👍👍"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2019

A Villa Gili Air
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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