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Gili Islands - Things to Know Before Visiting

Gili Islands, Gili Indah, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

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About Gili Islands

An archipelago of three small islands. Automobiles and motorized traffic are prohibited on the islands, so the preferred method of transportation is by foot and bicycle or the horse-drawn carriage called a cidomo. Scuba diving and free diving in and around the Gilis is very popular due to the abundance of marine life and attractive coral formations


Attractions Near Gili Islands
Pura Batu Bolong17.6km from Gili Islands

Pura Batubolong is a Hindu temple south of Senggigi. The temple is built on a rock by the sea. Batu Bolong is Indonesian for hole in the rock . From the temple, in good weather, Mount Agung in Bali can be seen. It is now one of the beautiful attractions in Indonesia which attracts a lot of tourists.

Mayura Park27.46km from Gili Islands

Mayura Park was built by Anak Agung Gde Ngurah Karangasem in 1866, located 2 km east Mataram. Mayura Park is a garden built by the king as a complement to the palace of the king. The Mayura Park also has a royal residence in the sense of being occupied by the king while resting in the garden, located in what is now the Padmasana.

Pura Lingsar28.35km from Gili Islands

Pura Lingsar was built by Anak Agung Ngurah in 1714, located 15 km from Mataram. Lingsar origin from sasak language mean clear revelation from God, the area has a spring, which scared by Sasak people, who belief Wetu Telu. Some parts of the Lingsar Park complex have been taken over which used to have an area of 40,000 m², leaving only half of it, in the complex, there are 2 religious buildings of Pura and Kemaliq, of which there are 3 large ponds and a public bath.

Lake Segara Anak38.56km from Gili Islands

Segara Anak is a crater lake in the caldera that formed during the explosive volcanic eruption of Mount Samalas in 1257. The caldera is next to Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island in Indonesia. "Segara Anak" means "child of the sea" and refers to the blue lake's resemblance to the sea. The volcanic cone Gunung Barujari is at the eastern end of the lake and is responsible for its crescent shape. The lake temperature is 20–22 °C, which is 5-7 °C higher than normal for a lake at its altitude. Hot magma

Masjid Kuno Bayan Beleq KLU NTB41.9km from Gili Islands

Bayan Beleq Mosque is the oldest mosque on the island of Lombok, Indonesia, reportedly dating back to 1634. It is not only a place of worship but also is a tourist attraction where tourists can enjoy a calm and quiet surrounding.

Mount Rinjani44.63km from Gili Islands

Mount Rinjani is an active volcano in Indonesia on the island of Lombok. Administratively the mountain is in the Regency of North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. It rises to 3,726 metres, making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia.

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The area of West Nusa Tenggara has very beautiful natural scenery, be it the mountains or the beach. The two largest islands in the province are Lombok in the west and the larger Sumbawa island in the east.

What Visitors Say About Gili Islands
Subash Ckd
Subash Ckd
Mar 2015
Gili Trawangan is the largest and most popular of the 3 Gilis, thanks to its well-established infrastructure that preceded the other two islands in the group: Meno and Air. Therefore, if you’re a first-timer, you can opt for Trawangan as your first ‘landing point’, where you can enjoy most of the action. It has the best range of facilities among the three islands, with a larger land size and a good mixture of hotels, bars and restaurants, catering to different styles and preferences. The beaches of the Gilis are still powdery white, the water a beautiful clear blue and they are positioned perfectly for sunsets over Bali’s Mt Agung and sunrise over Lombok’s Mt Rinjani.

  As a premier diving destination, Gili Trawangan is home to some of the Gilis’ pioneering dive shops where you can get your PADI Open Water or Advanced diver’s certification, or just roll up and take part in a fun dive. Alternately, the easiest way to enjoy the underwater beauty of the Gilis is by snorkel and fin, widely available for rent from local seaside stalls. The waters around the islands are shallow, with abundant coral reefs and regular sightings of sea turtles roaming freely.
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