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The Gili Islands (or slice of heaven) are a archipelago right next to Lombok Island. It is one of the best places to visit in Bali. Here are 5 reasons to visit Gili Trawangan Island:

  • No Motorized Vehicles on the Island

Gili Trawangan Island is the biggest of 3 Gili Islands and has more infrastructure than the other 2 islands.No motorized transport is permitted on the island and everyone gets around by renting a bicycle, walking old school style or by using a horse drawn carriage also know as the Cidomo (pronounced Chidomo)?which is operated as a passenger taxi service around the island. Cidomo’s only run till about 11pm.

Gili Trawangan Cidomo
Gili Trawangan Cidomo
  • Beautiful diving sites

Gili T has no shortage of diving schools. Gili T is a popular dive destination in South East Asia and thousands of people flock to the island every year to earn various diving certifications from beginners level to technical PADI training. From snorkeling to scuba diving, there’s something for everyone to see. You can swim with turtles and check out the breath taking underwater statues.

Gili Underwater Sculptures
Gili Underwater Sculptures
Snorkeling with turtles in Gili
Snorkeling with turtles in Gili

 

  • Gili Trawangan Nightlife

Jigg Jig’s is no doubt the best bar on Gili T. Its the place to be if you looking to dance all night. The DJ’s mostly play old school RnB and hip hop. You can play a game of beer pong or just watch others get soaked in the liquor haha! They also have really cheap drinks and run specials on most nights.

 

If you are looking for something a bit more relaxed head on down to Casa Vintage.? located right on the beach and across the sand pathway. It has a bit of a romantic feel to it, but we literally partied there the whole night,Aye!!! The decor is laid out beautifully across the beach sand. They also have chairs right next to the sea and the waves brush your feet.? I had a tasty Cuba Libre , and one soon turned into many. They also have beach bonfires on most nights. The staff and owner are super friendly.

Casa Vintage
Casa Vintage
  • Take an infamous beach swing picture!

Gili T is one of the few islands in the world where you can take a beach swing picture. This is one of the fun things to do in Bali. You can find the beach swings at most of the resorts and also some restaurants like Aston Sunset Beach Resort. It truly makes a great instagram pic!

Beach swing at the Exile
Beach swing at the Exile
  • Relaxed, laid back kinda vibe

Gili Trawangan is one of those places where can find a beach lounger and sip on a coconut or a cocktail. You can head on to one of the spas and get a super cheap massage, or get a massage while you lounge on the beach. You can also find a good restaurant where you can read a book, or listen to some tunes or people watch.


Gili Trawangan is one of my favorite places and a must do if your looking for a relaxed kinda vibe. Try it out, you may never want to leave!

Ask me any questions about Gili Trawangan or share your experience that you had on the beautiful Island!

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