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Uniqueness of Gili Islands

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Separated from the Big Island of Lombok, the Gili Islands are a marine tourism paradise with many interesting things. Consisting of 3 islands, namely Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, here are the uniqueness of the Gili Islands.

A row of 3 Gili Islands

The first uniqueness of the Gili Islands is that they are a row of 3 islands. God aligns 3 small islands, not too far apart, and makes anyone who visits them have a ‘big’ experience.

Gili Trawangan is the largest and the center of the crowd of ‘Gilis’. There are night parties on the beach, as well as various other pleasures that complement you to enjoy its natural beauty. Then, there is Gili Air in the far east, which is quiet. But it has complete holiday facilities, from restaurants, cafes, to homestays.

One more thing, Gili Meno is the smallest, but the most special. It is the ultimate honeymoon destination! Like a private island, here you and your couple will feel like on a private island.

Can only be reached by sea transportation

No less interesting, the uniqueness of the Gili Islands is that you can only use sea transportation to reach them. There are various choices of fast boats from Bali and from Lombok (mainland) to get here.


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The sea trip will provide a memorable experience. You’re not just crossing. There are many interesting things that will be seen during the short voyage, from Lombok and from Bali to the 3 Gilis.

More than that, you will feel the sensation of going ‘to another island’, where life is really close to natural – like pollution-free.

No Motorized Vehicles

The uniqueness of the Gili Islands above is closely related to the fact that there are no motorized vehicles. The three islands are completely free of ‘exhaust’ smoke. You’ll experience a quiet life—and maybe a taste of the life of the ancients without motorized vehicles and deeply at one with nature.

However, there is no need to worry about doing anything on foot. On these three islands, there are bicycle rentals that you can use to get around the beach. There is also a mini horse-drawn carriage called Cidomo. You can try it to get a different picnic experience.

Besides being used for tourist tours, this horse-drawn carriage is also used to carry goods from the port to shops.

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Underwater Tourism Paradise

Then, the next uniqueness of the Gili Islands is the beauty of the sea and under the sea. You can swim and snorkel. And the most special is the existence of ‘Nest‘.

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These are sculptures on the seabed that are purposely placed for artificial reefs. The statue, designed by Jason deCaires Taylor, is located not far from the Gili Meno waters. In this spot, you can see works of art combined with fishes created by God swimming around them.

This is really an attraction as well as an interesting object of underwater photography.

Well, that was the uniqueness of the Gili Islands. We hope you can come here and prove those uniqueness.

Don’t hesitate to contact Gotravela Indonesia for Lombok tour packages and other supporting accommodations, including fast boat tickets, both from Lombok and Bali. (y)


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