Being in any one of the Gili Islands is definitely an unique experience, considering the geography of the islands.It is just 20 minutes away from Lombok. An interesting fact is that no motorised vehicles are allowed on any of the 3 islands. Gili Meno has a population of only 400 people and fresh water has to be imported daily. It is definitely a place to soak in the tropical atmosphere especially with great beaches all around, friendly locals and also the laid-back setting that you can see all around.
Best time to visit
The average temperature in Lombok is 29°C to 34°C. It is warm year round. So anytime would be a good time, though the peak periods are in June-July.
Our budget was US$339 for 9 days in Bali, Lombok and Gili Islands.
What to do
Scuba Diving/ Snorkeling
If you are at Gili Islands, you should not miss out on Snorkeling or Scuba Diving. You can purchase these packages from the local travel agencies. The price offered to us was 200,000RP for Snorkeling and 600,000RP for Scuba Diving inclusive of transportation. The best thing about it all is that even when you snorkel, the boats will take you to the middle of the sea where you can actually sea beautiful corals and marine life.
Gili Trawangan would be the island where you can do your watersports. They do not have jet-skis. However, they do have para-sailing, wake-boarding etc. Those keen on surfing can also surf. A good spot would be the southern end of the island. Surf boards are available for rent at the island. For any of the above activities you can approach any of the local travel agencies to make arrangements. Kayaking is also an activity to be considered.
Deep Sea Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing is also one main reason why people go to Gili Islands.They have packages where you can stay on board for days they will take around the islands for good fishing spots. The Blue and Black Marlins are definitely a prize to aim for.
Other than beach-related activities, the other thing which you could is relax and enjoy the tropical setting.One place you can visit is “Beautiful Life”. It has a big screen television, 6 huts with DVD players. There are also live bands playing at night. Given the distributor bahan kue masakan setting, just sit back and enjoy..