Why should you visit the Gili islands?

Gretka Milkovic

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Imagine 3 little islands, sitting in turquoise water surrounded by coconut trees and perfect beaches. A tropical splendor in Indonesia, visiting the Gili Islands is an absolute must. The Gili islands are surrounded by corals and that means they are an absolute paradise for snorkeling and diving. The best time to visit the Gilis is during the dry season, from June to September.

Stay on Gili Air island

Gili Air, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Gili Air is the second smallest of the islands and closest to the much bigger island Lombok. If you are seeking a retreat and would like to enjoy island life without many people, then this is your jackpot. It is a very quiet island with few modest accommodations and small hotels.

Do stand up paddling into the sunset

Gili Air, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

I absolutely loved this experience and I recommend it to everyone. I have never tried it before, but the instructor is very skillful and helpful. Besides, the sunset is incredible to watch.

Peaceful and beautiful white sand beaches

Gili Air, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

In one word: Paradise. I would recommend going the beach when there is high tide as the water has turquoise color plus it is better for swimming. I really enjoyed the beach which is more on the left side of the harbor. We walked for 3o minutes and there was barely anyone. That was a perfect time for us to take great drone pictures. Peaceful and beautiful. Also around the island, you will see several of the famous swings. So to take a picture on one of the swings is a “must”.

Stay in 3 angles homestay

3 Angels Homestay, Gili Air, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

I booked this place via Airbnb. It has a very good location so you are very close to the harbor (it is just 7 minutes walking, so don’t take a horse carriage). Upon our arrival, our host Dwi welcomed us and prepared a delicious welcome drink. Dwi explained us everything about thebreakfast on Gili islands island, where to go for dinner, which side is better for swimming etc. I have stayed in many Airbnb places but I haven’t met such a caring host as Dwi. The room was clean, you will have a shower without a roof for yourselves, so showering and looking at the moon and stars is possible 🙂 There is also a cute porch on which you can enjoy breakfast every morning. Dwi makes her own bread/toast which is very tasty. I highly recommend this place. The Wifi connection is sometimes weak, but who cares, you are on vacation, take a break from everything. And before you leave, don’t forget to write your names on the cactus. (Our signature: Gretka+Nico)

 

Stay on Gili Air island

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Gili Air, Gili Indah
Gili Air is the second smallest of the islands and closest to the much bigger island Lombok. If you are seeking a retreat and would like to enjoy island life without many people, then this is your jackpot. It is a very quiet island with few modest accommodations and small hotels.

 

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Do stand up paddling into the sunset

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Gili Air, Gili Indah
I absolutely loved this experience and I recommend it to everyone. I have never tried it before, but the instructor is very skillful and helpful. Besides, the sunset is incredible to watch.
 

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Peaceful and beautiful white sand beaches

Get Around
Gili Air, Gili Indah
In one word: Paradise. I would recommend going the beach when there is high tide as the water has turquoise color plus it is better for swimming. I really enjoyed the beach which is more on the left side of the harbor. We walked for 3o minutes and there was barely anyone. That was a perfect time for us to take great drone pictures. Peaceful and beautiful. Also around the island, you will see several of the famous swings. So to take a picture on one of the swings is a “must”.
 

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Stay in 3 angles homestay

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3 Angels Homestay, Gili Air
I booked this place via Airbnb. It has a very good location so you are very close to the harbor (it is just 7 minutes walking, so don’t take a horse carriage). Upon our arrival, our host Dwi welcomed us and prepared a delicious welcome drink. Dwi explained us everything about thebreakfast on Gili islands island, where to go for dinner, which side is better for swimming etc. I have stayed in many Airbnb places but I haven’t met such a caring host as Dwi. The room was clean, you will have a shower without a roof for yourselves, so showering and looking at the moon and stars is possible 🙂 There is also a cute porch on which you can enjoy breakfast every morning. Dwi makes her own bread/toast which is very tasty. I highly recommend this place. The Wifi connection is sometimes weak, but who cares, you are on vacation, take a break from everything. And before you leave, don’t forget to write your names on the cactus. (Our signature: Gretka+Nico)
 

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