Welcome to Gili Trawangan
If you have made up your mind to visit Gili T after reading my earlier post “Life Away from Madness“, you should now probably know what are the best activities you can do on the island to make your trip more interesting. I have listed most interesting activities here
Things to do in Gili Trawangan
Walk along the coast of island
A leisure walk along the entire island will take about two hours. But total worth of efforts. I will suggest to out at time of low tide. You may go deep in shallow sea, and see some star fishes on coast.
Swim in crystal clear water and play with white sand
Rent a bicycle for 50k IDR and explore the island all day long. Though nothing can beat the evening stroll around it!
Have small kids? No problems
Daily snorkeling trip start at 10AM – 3:30 AM and will set you back by 80K – 10K IDR (depending on how much you haggle). Normally there will be three snorkeling sites around Gili Meno and Gili Air. Followed by lunch at one of these islands. I was lucky to swim with a big turtle at second diving site. Aquatic life is found in abundance near all these small islands. Some snapshots (Screen Grabs) from my GoPro videos (Please excuse the quality)
My personal turtle show
If you planning to get your PADI certificate, you can get it here. There is no dearth of Padi certified SCUBA instructors on all the island.
Gili Yoga Center offers yoga classes twice a day with meditation. Gili T seems to offer something to everyone. You just can not go wrong with this place!
Do Yoga and rejuvenate your body and soul
Looking for a surfing class? Its available in Gili T. January – June is the high season for surfing. You can rent a board anywhere on the island.
Horse Back riding
Party All Night
Gili Trawangan is party heaven and you will have no problem in finding one. Complete island turns into a trance heaven after midnight.
Take a Multi Cuisine Cooking class
Taking cooking class is a great way to spend a day and learn how to cook Indonesian cuisine.
There are few massage parlors as well on Gili T. You have choice ranging from Thai massage to traditional Balinese massage and each will set you back by 10K IDR to 20K IDR for one hour job. If you are tired after a grueling trek to Mt Rinjani (as I was), massage is a great way to relax your body.
You can find trips to Komodo dragon island, Mount Rinjani trekking (in Lombok) and lots more everywhere near the harbour. The price is almost same for all operators but be prepared to bargain hard if you are traveling on a budget. You may also do day trips to GIli Air and GIli Meno.
Do Nothing, but Relax…
Remember you are here to relax and rejuvenate. Just sit by the beach, watch sunset and and watch millions of stars rising from the sea.
An awesome place to date, isn’t it?
Milky Way as seen from unpolluted skies of Gili Trawangan (Shot using Samyang 14mm f/2.8 manual focus lens on D750)