Gili will appeal to those who are fond of water sports. The underwater world here is diverse and rich. You can see bright tropical fish, turtles and corals. Each island has diving schools and equipment rental offices. If you do not have practice, you can take a crash course of video tutorials, safety, trial dive in the pool and go on a dive accompanied by an instructor. Experienced divers with certificates can explore the waters of all the Islands. Gili is also perfect for freediving and snorkelling.
The basis of the most local dishes is rice, and perhaps the most popular dish here is fried rice «nasi goreng» with various additives. You should also try satay chicken – grilled meat … Open
Many diving centres have their own hotels, it will be more profitable to stay in such a place. Gili Air has several schools for beginners and there are large diving centres. Most dive centres are located on Gili Trawangan. Most of the tourists come here to enjoy scuba diving during the day and hang out at night. Another popular water extreme activity on Gili Islands is swimming with sharks. The Islands are small, and everyone can safely go around in a circle, such a hike can be quite an exciting adventure.
You will see all the beaches and watch the life of the Islands here. For example, there are many abandoned hotels on Gili Meno– at dusk, it is a creepy but interesting sight. You can also go around the island by bike - there are rentals everywhere. In order not to risk with your money, we remind you that there is no police, it is better to take a bicycle lock. Be sure to visit all three Islands-water transport runs here all the time. Boats and scooters are not allowed on the Islands, but it is possible to kayak along the coast, surf or sup surf. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. If you want to have a diverse holiday and are planning to enjoy nighlife of the islands, choose to stop on Trawangan. There are more hotels, nightclubs and even a market. 2.The other … Open
There are perfect conditions for kitesurf or wakeboarding. All equipment can be rented here. But it is necessary to be careful, there are dangerous currents on the part of Lombok, be sure to check with the locals where they pass. Be sure to try sea fishing. Gili offers similar tours in any office. Usually, the program includes not only fishing but also lunch made of your catch. You can go fishing from a boat or engage in underwater hunting. You can find most of the entertainment on land on Trawangan.
This is a young island, and the largest in area.There are almost always parties in the clubs Blue Marlin, Tir Na Nog and Rudy's. There are also parties on the boat, it is an interesting adventure for a small company. In addition to music and cocktails, you can meet a stunning sunset and enjoy delicious dinner. Be sure to visit the Full Moon Party. This is quite a large-scale event that attracts almost the entire local population.
There are no usual hotels and inns on Gili Islands. The only one accommodation option, bungalow, is available there. Local complexes are suitable for both thrifty and for the most discerning … Open
There is no evening entertainment on Meno. If you have come to Gili Air, be sure to visit «Legend Bar». Trawangan is an island of reggae. Be sure to go to the performance of local bands in the bar «Sama-Sama». In addition, there is an open microphone-you can go on stage and perform something. You can listen to good music on Meno in «Sasak Island Cafe».During your holidays on Trawangan, be sure to climb to the hill. There is only one hill and you can not go wrong. The top provides an amazing view of the other Islands. In addition, you can see the volcanoes on the neighbouring Lombok and Bali.
You can take a very romantic horseback ride on the beaches of Trawangan, it looks especially stunning at sunset. Such trips are organised by «Stud Horse Riding Adventures» or «Sunset Stables» agencies. The island market hosts traditional fights on weekends, usually on Sundays. The competition is accompanied by music and singing – it is an opportunity to touch the traditions of the local population. There is even a small open-air cinema on Trawangan.
Gili Islands consist of three beautiful islands and is part of the Bali archipelago. The former began to attract travelers quite recently. Prior to that these amazing places with pristine … Open
At least one evening should be devoted to a quiet movie in a pleasant company, sitting comfortably on the sofas. Yoga lessons are offered here for followers of a healthy lifestyle. Gili Air has a fairly large yoga centre, where, in addition to classes, you can enjoy Spa treatments, massages and vegetarian menu in the restaurant. On Trawangan, classes are held at «The Yoga Place». In addition, you can go to a party on Trawangan, then late in the evening you can have an inexpensive dinner at the local night market.
Bars and clubs are located mostly on the first line of the island, it’s main street. Most of the institutions are open until 3-4 o'clock in the morning. If you want to have a drink - go to Jiggy Jig's. Visitors play beer pong here every weekend. Parties are very rare on Air, yet this is a place for a relaxing holiday. The greatest of them are arranged in the Space bar on the night of the full moon. There are several bars where you can spend a good evening sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset. Go to the Zipp Bar and Star Bar.
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