Gili Islands The Tree Gilis – Trawangan – Air and Meno located just off the West coast of Lombok, are beautiful little sandy islands that have become a favorite destinations for divers who want to get away from it all. The reefs are of excellent quality and the dive sites are very easy to reach, even the furthest sites being only a few minutes away by boat.
Gili Air Island is a small quiet island with white sandy beaches, palm trees, coral reefs and incredibly active marine life. No cars or motorcycles are allowed on Gili Air Island. Transportation is provided by small, quaint horse carts and bicycles.
Gili Trawangan Island is the biggest one of the three islands and the most visited, especially by young people – it is the party island.
Gili Meno is the smallest and quietest. This is as close as you’ll get to Robinson Crusoe in the Gilis.
When to Visit Gili Islands
The Lakeshore areas have a low rainfall and a warm relaxing climate with mean daily temperatures ranging from 84°F (29°C) in January to 70°F (21°C) in July. The dry season is between May and October, with rain during the remaining months but particularly between December and March.
Getting to Gili Islands
By Air: Lombok is well served by air and surface transportation, located near enough to the major transport hub of Bali. The major domestic Airport is in Mataram and is served by Merpati flights several times daily to Denpasar.
By Car: Buses and bemos and then a ferry service link all the major population centres to the islands.