The Gili Islands consists of three islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Located between Lombok and Bali. There are no motorizes vehicles on the islands, the only way to get around are horse carts, bicycles and off course, by foot. Most of the locals live off tourists, and the majority of restaurants and hotels are owned by locals. The white beaches, coral reefs and the crystal clear blue waters surrounding the Gili’s, attract many tourists.
The three Island have many coral reefs surrounding them. You can snorkel right outside of the dive shop and follow the current all the way down to the southern part of the island. The Gili Islands are famous for turtles and colourful marine life.
The Gili Islands are known for their rich underwater world. Bali and Lombok are situated at the meeting point for the Indian Ocean and Java Sea. This is why we are famous for our wide variety of aquatic life. Gili Air has several dive centers if you wish to do some diving during your stay. It does not matter if you have not dived before or you are an experienced diver, there is diving for everyone.
Gili Kite Surf, Water sport center
Gili Kite Surf is the first water sport center to offer kite surfing lessons on Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. Stefano, the handsome Italian owner, is one of the most energetic and kind people I’ve ever met. He is experienced, professional and knows what he’s talking about!
They offer: Kite surfing lessons and equipment rental. Kite surfing, surfing, stand up paddle board, hobie-cat (catamaran) and wakeboarding.
Day trip on Lombok
Lombok has beautiful scenery and is more pristine than its sister island of Bali. It has beautiful temples and beautiful rice paddies. Lombok is also famous for its pottery and textiles. In central and southern Lombok, there are several small villages where you can visit pottery, weaving, wood and coconut handicraft centers.
In the north of Lombok lies Senaru, a traditional village and below Senaru are two beautiful waterfalls. The most common is to visit the first waterfall. For those who enjoy walking, why not take a walk in the jungle and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The waterfalls are a bit down in a valley and surrounded by jungle, trees and flowers. After a visit to the waterfalls, it’s nice to take a cool drink with a beautiful view of the volcano, the rice fields and the sea!
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