Welcome to Gili Islands


The lure of big tourist dollars tugs against the traditionally laid-back culture of the islands, the alternative spirit imported by Western partygoers and a buoyant green sensibility. While the outcome is uncertain, for now the Gilis retain their languorous charm (partly due to local efforts to exclude dogs and motorbikes from the islands).

Each island has its own special character. Gili Trawangan (aka Gili T) is the most cosmopolitan, with a raucous party scene and plenty of upscale dining and accommodation. Gili Air has the strongest local character and an appealing mix of buzz and bliss, while little Gili Meno is only just waking from its pre-development slumber.


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$75 Day Trips & Excursions

Gili Island Snorkeling Day Trip

Northern Coast Gili Islands Snorkeling ItineraryOur guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby at 8:00am then drive you to Nipah bay the nearest port through Gili islands, upon arrival at Gili Trawangan your guide and boat captain will drop you off to Gili Trawangan for wandering and enjoy Gili Trawangan atmosphere, you will have chance to discover Gili Trawangan at your own leisure time as we will be at Gili Trawangan for about 1 hour or as you desire. Gili Trawangan offers you few activities to be exploring such as cycling or seeing Gili by horse cart, knowing that those two kinds of transportation are allowed to be operating in every Gilis.Our meeting point in Gili Trawangan is at Turtle conservation house. After enjoy your time there then we will take you to Gili Meno for your first snorkeling activity from the boat at bounty reef garden. It has wide reef garden and various types of fishes and a big Pontoon wreck sunk down under 16 meters. Next visit to Gili Air for lunch and relaxing. After lunch you are welcome to explore Gili Air for a short time or enjoy your next activity of fishfeeding while snorkel. Hundreds of beauty little fish will surround you waiting for you to feed them. After enjoying all these activities we then cross Gili Air to the closest port Teluk Kodek, about 20 minutes away by boat, where the car is wait to transfer you back to your hotel. End of program

$87 Day Trips & Excursions

Northern Lombok Day Trip

Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at 8am and drive you to Narmada Park where you can see the Replica of Rinjani Mountain which was built by Balinese king Anak Agung in 1727. The replica of Rinjani Mountain used to be the place for the king to meditate in his old age. After visiting Narmada Park you will continue your journey to Sembalun Lawang where you can see Rinjani Mountain very close from this area. Sembalun also known as the main gate for trekking Rinjani Mountain. Along the way to Sembalun you will see a huge rice paddy field and strawberry plantation. Visit the Rinjani National Park office to get a better known about the second highest volcano mountain in Indonesia.From Sembalun you will continue your journey to Bayan to visit the oldest mosque in Lombok. From Bayan you will visit Sendang Gile waterfall which also located in Rinjani National Park area. Sendang Gile waterfall is the biggest waterfall in Lombok and from Sendang Giloe waterfall you will walk through jungle trek and cross a river to visit the second waterfall named Tiu Kelep Waterfall where you can swim in the pool.After visiting both waterfalls you will continue to visit Senaru the traditional village where the mountain tribal live and the civilization of the past century still exist as the part of the nature. After visiting the village, your driver will drive you back to your hotel and on the way back to your hotel you can stop over at Malimbu Cliff where you can stop over to take a picture of 3 Gili islands and Mount Agung Bali if the weather is clear. Arrive in your hotel to end the tour.

$50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Boat Transfer from Bali to Gili Islands

Gili islands have become one of the best and most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia over the last years. Each island has several small resorts, usually consisting of a collection of huts for tourists, a small pool, and restaurant. Automobiles and motorized traffic are prohibited on the islands by local ordinance, so the preferred method of transportation is by foot and bicycle or the horse-drawn carriage. Diving in and around the Gilis island is also popular due to the abundance of marine life and attractive coral formations. The fast-boat transfer to the Gili islands takes place twice a day from Bali, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, both from the Padang Bai Harbour. Your transfer includes shuttle pickup and drop-off in Ubud, Kuta, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Legian, Canggu, Denpasar, and Sanur roughly 2.5 to 3.5 hours before the boat departs. The vessel is comfortable and air-conditioned with safety equipment and a capacity of 170 people.The trip from Padang Bai to the Gilis takes about 1.5-hours on the sea. You can watch entertainment from the LED TV during the transfer, and soft drinks and mineral water are for sale on board. While cruising, enjoy a beautiful sea view from the upper deck.Your ticket is for a round-trip transfer, and you must inform the tour operator of the day when you wish to return from the Gili Islands, at the check-in counter before your departure.On your return day, the boat leaves twice a day from the Gili Islands back to Padang Bai. The first boat leaves Gili Trawangan at 10:30am and from Gili Air at 11:30am. The second boat leaves Gili Trawangan at 3pm and from Gili Air at 3:30pm. Upon arrival in Padang Bai, the professional and friendly staff will escort you to your official shuttle transport for transfer back to Ubud, Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, or Jimbaran without any additional fee, unless your hotel is outside the shuttle service area.

$28 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Sweet and Spicy - Indonesian Cooking Class in Gili Trawangan

Through our 2-hour long courses you will be introduced to the basics of the Indonesian cuisine and our professional chefs will guide you through the preparation of different dishes, which will constitute your lunch/dinner once the teaching is over. A delicious experience! -CHICKEN TALIWANG-STEAMED FISH IN BANANA LEAVES-MIE GORENG-BASIC YELLOW SAUCE-PEANUT SAUCE-SWEET KELOPONSweet & Spicy Gili Cooking School is the genuine and number one cooking school in the Gilis. We are professionals which constantly strive to provide everyone with a fun and memorable cooking experience. Sweet & Spicy Gili Cooking School is the number one and leading cooking school in the Gili Islands. We already have more than 1000 happy guests which upon completion of our cooking courses they got to know much more well the secrets of the Indonesian cuisine; an often not appreciated, but very rich cuisine in the world! Being the first initiative of this kind in the Gili Islands we have acquired a lot of experience and we are now able to provide high-end services for our numerous guests.

$600 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Bali & Gili Islands group tour for solo-travellers

Itinerary-Day 1: Arrive in Bali-Arrive Depansa Bali airport before 6 PM & meet your group at the hotel.  Day 2: Uluwatu and Nusa DuaThis day we have arranged a day trip to Nusa Dua & Uluwatu for the group. Nusa Dua has some of the most beautiful beaches in Bali and is famed for it's luxury cliff-top resorts & water sports. In Uluwatu you will witness the beautiful sunset and the best views of the majestic Indian Ocean that you rarely find anywhere else on the island. Day 3: Transfer to  Gili IslandsThe Gilis are made up of three small islands: Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan. There aren’t any cars on the Gili islands, so you can walk everywhere. Gili Trawangan is the party island & that is where we have arranged your stay.  Your transfer will be arranged by mini van & then fast boat.  Day 4: #RoamerDay aka- A free day for Scuba Diving/ Snorkelling/ Other activities in Gili Islands Day 5: Transfer to  Ubud via fast boat Ubud is probably the place that has preserved it’s Balinese culture the most, and you can see and get a feel of the real “soul” of Bali here. Day 6: Tegenungan waterfall and Tanah lotA Full day tour for the group. Day 7:Free dayDay 8: ReturnWhat’s a DIY Trip?: Our DIY trips are highly curated itineraries, which are prepared by our experts. These trips are without trip leaders. However, worry not. We will do all the bookings, transportation and activities arrangement to make sure you are having a hassle free and fun holiday. We create a whatsapp group 5 days before the trip to connect the travellers who are joining the trip. We also provide local support via our local partners in Bali and remote support via whatsapp/call & online. 15 days before the trip start date, you will get a detailed day wise guide from us which will have information about the following- Hotels where you will be staying on each dayLocal food & Restaurants recommendationsPick up time at the hotel reception on each day for the activities which are included in the itinerary (for eg a city day sight-seeing tour)Activities & things to do suggestions for free days (for eg scuba diving, surfing, visit to a museum etc. )Shopping areas & Party placesTransport details & pick-up time in case of transfer from one destination to another (for eg Bali to Gili Islands transfer)

$66 Water Sports

PADI Discover Scuba Diving at Gili Air

Experience one pool session and one open water dive at a maximum depth of 12 meters on this PADI course. This is your first step into the world of diving. This discover scuba diving course is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health. You will learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of one of the PADI Professionals. Before going for an open water dive, you’ll practice a few more skills in the pool to prepare for your adventure. Your instructor will go over the scuba diving equipment with you and show you how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear. Learn to breath underwater. Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive. Have fun swimming around and exploring the Gili’s underwater world. The objective is to ensure your safety whilst having a great scuba diving experience on Gili Air. All scuba dives are guided by experienced English, French, German & Indonesian speaking PADI professionals. Your dive guides have an extensive knowledge of the Gili’s dive sites and safety procedures. Groups are limited to 4 divers per dive guide. Choice of the dive site depends on daily weather and sea conditions (currents, visibility, waves) which means that last minute changes can happen without prior notice.