Gili Trawangan(aka Gili T) is a small island off the coast of Lombok and Bali. Lombok, Gili Air and Gili T constitute the Gili Islands. They are all quite close to Bali and anyone going to Bali should most definitely visit these islands if time permits. Gili Trawangan is the most cosmopolitan of the Gili Islands, with a raucous party scene and plenty of upscale dining and accommodation. Even though it is quite wild when it comes t parties, Gili T still maintains its identity as an eco-friendly island with no cars, no motorbikes and no distractions other than beautiful tropical island scenery. If you are ever in Bali or Lombok heading to Gili Trawangan is a must!
Gili Trawangan, one of my favourite places in the world! There are so many incredible things to do on Gili Trawangan that you are spoilt for choices. The island is unbelievably beautiful! While it’s known as the “party island” of the Gili’s, and easily one of the best party islands in South-East Asia may be the world, there’s a lot more to Gili Trawangan! From snorkelling/scuba diving with turtles every day to gorging on delicious food, enjoying awesome late night parties; you’ll honestly never want to leave Gili Trawangan. Here’s a list of 10 things to do when you are in this tropical heaven.
10 things to do in Gili T:
The Gili Islands are known for amazing scuba-diving, snorkelling, and beautiful underwater life. This should be number one on your list of things to do. I did a one day dive with Manta dive team. The diving experience is one of the best adventures of my life. I will cherish those moments underwater forever. There are a plethora of diving companies which can train you, provide all diving gear and take you diving. The pricing is almost the same in all, but I recommend to take a walk and ask about the price of pictures.
I was lucky in that my diving team had an extra diver who was happy to take few pics for me while we were down under. In exchange, I treated him to few drinks. Both were happy.
For those who don’t want to scuba dive, snorkelling is an excellent alternative. It’s free as well, so have fun. I would advise if you are snorkelling buy gear from Bali itself. It’s cheaper.