Island of beaches, snorkeling and sponges
Gili Island Trawangan is part of Gili Island, which is located close to the island of Lombok and is about 1.5 hours by speedboat from the island of Bali. It is a small island, it has a pleasantly sleepy atmosphere and you will find several interesting activities here.
Gili Trawangan Harbor
View of the harbor of Trawangan Island. In the port you will find many shops, bars, restaurants and also agencies that organize diving, snorkeling and other activities. The island can be reached from the island of Bali by boat from the port of Padang.
A walk inland
The interior of the island is not arranged as living in beautiful resorts. You will find dirty streets, ubiquitous garbage and the local Muslim population living in close proximity to cows, goats and hens, all accompanied by a good smell.
In the middle of the island
In the central part of the island there is a large steppe and also a large landfill. A number of new resorts and hotels are being built on the island, so it is necessary to take into account the views of the dirty areas under construction. Of course, you won't know that if you only walk along the beaches.
Both sides of the island are characteristic. In the west you will find quiet beaches, few bars and also few people. The beaches here are white sand, but the sea shore is often overgrown with algae. However, this does not prevent a pleasant swim in warm water.
Relaxation in resorts
After a day of swimming, sunbathing, diving or snorkeling, it's time to have a drink watching the sunset from the resort's sun loungers.
Rest areas in the form of various deck chairs and houses are literally everywhere. Just choose from the ordinary to the super luxurious. You can take a break from snorkeling.
Island without traffic
The Gili Islands are islands where you will not find any motor vehicle. They ride a bike here, which gives the place a very interesting non-traditional atmosphere. In each hotel you will be happy to arrange a bike for you, mostly included in the price of the hotel.
Snorkeling on Gili
Clear water, beautiful beaches and coral reefs encourage snorkelling. Unfortunately, the coral reefs are quite destroyed by tourism, but you will still find many different colored fish here.
Snorkeling and rentals
If you don't have your snorkeling equipment, don't worry anyway, in almost every resort you will rent the equipment or just go along the coast and rent the equipment in one of the stalls. Prices are around $ 5–10.
Flight to the moon
Although there are harsh penalties for possession and purchase of drugs in Indonesia, this is tolerated in the Gili Islands. On the coast in bars you will be happy to prepare a pineapple cocktail with bald eagles.
For dinner, it is best to go to the eastern part of the island, where the port is. Here the prices are relatively low and there is a large selection. You can have a grilled sea monster prepared, for example.
You can take a horse taxi anywhere on Gili Trawangan Island.
Resorts offer their place for each price group. You can rent a charming cottage right on the beach, or live in a luxury resort with a swimming pool and all services.
The main street leads from the port around the perimeter around the whole island. You can walk all day or cycle around the island.
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