Want to find out more about the Gilis? Discover which islands to visit, the best things to do, top restaurants, bars and places to stay. We gathered for you the best blogs about the Gili Islands! Want to share your opinion and experiences? Send us a message, we’d love to hear what you have to say. Even though we know the islands like the back of our hands, they can still surprise us!


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The Top 5 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants on Gili Trawangan

Finding a good vegetarian-friendly or vegan-friendly restaurant in many countries abroad is not an easy task. Luckily Indonesia, and especially Bali, tries to keep up with the needs of many vegetarian and vegan travellers. Gorgeous looking and tasty plant-based cafes are opening up everywhere. Gili Trawangan has been watching and ...
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Discover the Best Coffee Shops with internet in Gili Trawangan

With Bali being the ultimate hotspot for cute and tasty cafes, the Gili islands aren’t far behind. The Instagrammable cafes teeming with digital nomads drinking coffee and working online are moving over to the Gili Islands. Although fast internet surrounds us everywhere, the tropical Gili islands sometimes struggle to keep ...
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Gili Islands: Best Public Pools on Gili Trawangan and Air

The Gili islands are known for their white sandy beaches and turquoise-blue waters. They’re a place where you can finally get your scuba diving certification, bicycle around the island, and spend your days relaxing. But sometimes you crave a simple pool day. A day where you don’t have to worry ...
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Best Yoga Studios on the Gili Islands: Gili Trawangan and Gili Air

For the ultimate yogi traveller, the expat living on the island, or anyone who is in need of a bit of ‘zen-time’, on the Gilis we have several yoga schools where you can practice different styles of yoga. Some schools even offer yoga teacher training. Every school has its own ...
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Blog: Are the Gilis safe for Solo Female Travellers

Are the Gili Islands Safe for Solo Female Travellers?

As a female traveller, going solo is a huge step to take in your travelling career. I'm sure you have already heard an array of echoing concerns from your loved ones. How do you set their minds at ease when you have never set foot in the Gilis either? Lucky ...
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Travel with Zero Plastic

How to Travel with Zero Plastic Waste

Written by Gili Shark Conservation These days, we can’t help but hear about the plastic pollution issues facing every region of our beautiful planet. We are bombarded with the fact that changes need to be made. We need to be more conscious of how everyone should change a few of ...
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Cover Blog 10 Must Try Indonesian Dishes

10 Must-Try Indonesia Dishes

Written by: Angie from Feet Do Travel Travel and food go hand in hand. Obviously. We all need to eat, and trying new foods in different countries is part of immersing yourself into local cultures.​We have spent a year in Indonesia and everyone says “oh I love Indonesian food”, so ...
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Wedding On The Beach On The Gili Islands

10 Reasons You Should Get Married On The Gili Islands

Written by: Sascha Flower Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life. The day that you and your loved one commit to each other for eternity in front of your nearest and dearest; however, it goes without saying that planning the wedding day itself can be ridiculously ...
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Cover Blog Top 5 Underwater Instagram Locations

Top 5 Underwater Instagram Locations Around The Gili Islands

Written by: Roza Tsvetkova - Manta Dive Have you been searching for paradise on earth? Well, look no further than the Gili islands! This archipelago of 3 tiny islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air – is located near the coast of northwest Lombok Island, Indonesia. Here you’ll ...
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All You Need To Know About The Gili Islands

Which Gili Island Is For You?

Written by: Rose Dykins - Lonely Planet Writer What brings you to the Gili Islands? Are you looking to party and come away with your diving license? Or are you desperate to get away from the crowds? Or maybe you've sparked up a holiday romance and are looking for somewhere ...
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All You Want To Know About Climbing Mount Rinjani In Lombok

All You Want To Know About Climbing Mount Rinjani

Mt Rinjani is an active volcano that lies in the central north of Lombok and is Indonesia’s second highest volcano at 3,726 meters (12,224ft). Within Rinjani’s caldera, at its crater rim, is a 50 km2 lake called Segara Anak (Child of the Sea) where there is also the Aik Kalak ...
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Best Things To Do On Gili Air

Best Things To Do On Gili Air Guide

Written by: Salt In Our Hair Gili Air is one of the three Gili Islands just of the coast of Lombok. The tiny island is surrounded by white sand, turquoise water, and great underwater life and a great location to add to your Bali Route. Gili Air is all about ...
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Cover blog 7 apps you should use on the Gili Islands

7 Smart Travel Apps You Should Use on the Gili Islands

1. App in the Air - your personal travel assistant Want to have all your flight, hotel and travel information in one app? App in the Air sends you reminders for boarding times, flight deals and has a map view of where you’ve been in the world! This is a ...
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Blog About Freediving In Indonesia

Learning To Freedive In Indonesia

A blog from Ian Stewart, written for Lonely Planet Freediving. It's easy to understand its appeal. Keen to experience the deep ocean without the cumbersome steel tank and tangle of tubes myself, I decided to give it a whirl on a trip to Indonesia's Gili Islands. Image by Alex Kidd ...
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Cover blog 4 tips For Living On A Budget On The Gili Islands

4 Insider Tips for Living On A Budget On the Gili Islands

4 Insider Tips for Living On A Budget on the Gili Islands Are you planning to stay on the Gili Islands for two weeks, one month or several months? It’s always important to make sure you stick to your budget. We’ve written out a few tips for you to make ...
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Blog 4 Misconceptions of the Gili Islands

4 Misconceptions About The Gili Islands

Misconception #1 - After the August 2018 earthquake the Gilis are closed for a year Are you kidding?! How amazing would it be to have the islands all to ourselves! That’s just not the case, unfortunately - kidding! We love everyone who comes to the Gili Islands and we encourage ...
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