The famous islands next to Lombok
Gili Islands Indonesia
Just off Lombok’s Southwest and Northwest coasts are a variety of Gili islands, real tropical pearls ideal for a single or multy-day trip where to appreciate Indonesia’s marine biodiversity.
In the Southeast, Gili Gede, Gili Asahan and Gili Nanggu are the perfect destination for beach bums, honeymooners and families who love snorkelling and a peaceful atmosphere. In the Northeast, Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan have become popular diving destination and, especially Air and Trawangan, also offer a lively nightlife, with a variety of restaurants serving international cuisine and bars featuring music every night.
The closest to Lombok and with the largest local community, Gili Air is named after its natural underground freshwater wells (“Air” meaning “water” in Bahasa Indonesia.) Offering white-sanded as well as coral beaches, a friendly local community and a variety of activities, Gili Air is increasing popularity and attracts all kind of visitors, may these be honeymooners, families, dive aficionados, young or experienced travellers.
The quietest and the smallest of the three Gili islands, Gili Meno is a real tropical paradise that offers white-sanded beaches and pristine waters full of colourful marine life. Expect to swim with angelfish and turtles, discover the freshwater lake in the centre of the island and enjoy birdwatching or a yoga session in a very peaceful and calm atmosphere.
The largest of the three Gili islands, Gili Trawangan offers a wide range of accommodation and F&B options and a variety of activities. Indulge in a culinary treat, rejuvinate in one of the many spas or discover the island’s upscale boutiques. At night, many bars offer live music and parties go on until 3am. Environmental organizations such as the Gili Eco Trust and the Gili Shark Foundation are based here and actively promote marine biodiversity conservation.
Accommodation in Lombok
Be our guest at Lombok Eco Homes and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of South Lombok’s unspoilt paradise. From here you will be able to discover the island and organize your trip to mount Rinjani or Gili Islands.