Gili Islands – Visiting the Three Destinations

Style travel articles often feature the Gili Islands as a destination for the party lovers out there. This has three main islands, each of which has something unique to offer. Gili Islands hotels are often booked by those who want to get some sand, surf, beach and tan. Here’s a quick tour of the three islands.

Gili Trawangan

Among the three islands, this is considered the most developed and largest of all. Gili Trawangan, fondly called as the “Gili T”, has the most number of hotels, resorts, and guesthouses, which is about more than a hundred. For the visitors, Gili T has a number of beach shacks and bars – a party goer will never run out of places to visit and things to do. Accommodation in Gili Islands are often considered cheap and it’s the case in this particular island. This island is certainly not for the faint of heart. Drugs are very common in Gili T where pot and cocaine are offered along the pier. Now, we strongly advise you not to get involved because these are still considered illegal in Indonesia.

Gili Meno

Gili Meno is the smallest among the three islands. There is a limited option for Gili Islands hotels in this place. Similarly, there is but a small number of bars in the area, but not so that you could not find a decent one. Compared to Gili T, this is considered the best destination for those travelling with their families. You won’t have problems coming across rowdy crowds, nor would you see illegal drugs being peddled on the sidewalks. Your kids will have a great time building sandcastles in Gili Meno, where its beaches facing the Lombok are considered a safe place for swimming, perfect for a snorkeling adventure.

Gili Air

If you like to see green, you should be searching for Gili islands hotels that are located in Gili Air. You might also get lucky and get to meet the indigenous people (the other two islands don’t have them). This is greener compared to the two other islands. Gili Air attracts the more upscale market. Compared to the party goers in Gili T, those who visit Gili Air are often described as more mature. This is not an over-developed beach so don’t expect too much though.

Aside from Gili Islands, you might also be interested in exploring nearby places such as Bali and Lombok and then just drop by the Gili Islands afterwards. For this, you might also be interested to check out Bali and Lombok accommodation.

If you want to enjoy beautiful views of the sea, consider a beach holiday to Gili Islands. Book your stay at

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