The Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, are three idyllic gems, located off the west coast of Lombok, a paradise for lovers of soft, white sand and warm, crystal-clear waters.

The Gilis gained popularity in the late 80’s and early 90’s, and still remains a popular fixture on the “Banana Pancake Trail”. 

There is something on the Gili Islands for every type of traveler, whether you are a backpacker on a tight budget or a jet setter looking to be luxuriously pampered. Each island has its very own distinct personality and ambiance, ranging from slow and easy, laid-back vibes to a sand-shuffling, booty-shaking paradise. Although there is a wide range of amenities and accommodation available, the Gilis still retains its tropical, rustic charm.

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan beach bar

Gili Trawangan is the largest & most developed of the 3 Gili islands but maintains a good balance of peace & progress. One half of the island offers an abundance of commercial activity whilst the other half offers more seclusion and privacy.

Gili Air

Gili Air beach fishing

Gili Air is the second smallest of the 3 Gili islands and closest to mainland Lombok. Popular with honeymooners and travelers seeking a more quiet retreat, Gili Air offers excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. Turtles can even be seen along the coral reef!

Gili Meno

Gili Meno beach hut

Gili Meno is the quietest & smallest of the 3 Gili islands & thus attracts fewer tourists. Ideal for honeymooners & Robinson Crusoe types seeking seclusion among crystal clear waters & long stretches of idyllic white sand beaches.

Climate & Seasons

Gili trawangan beach

High season is from July to August and December to January. Weather-wise, it is generally warm and sunny through most of the year, with April being the hottest month. Rainy season starts in November and is heaviest from January to March. The Gili islands have a micro-climate, experiencing significantly less rainfall than Lombok and Bali.