What kind of activities can I do on the Gili Islands?

The better question would be: what can you not do in the Gili Islands? The three islands, surrounded by a beautiful blue and turquoise ocean full of coral and marine life, are the perfect place for all kind of water sport.

Subwing, Diving, Freediving, Snorkeling, Swimming, Surfing, Kitesurfing, Stand Up Paddling, Sea Kayaking. Be aware that there can be very strong currents around the Gili Islands and although you might think you’re superman, never try to swim from one island to the other.

Besides spending your day in the ocean feeling like a mermaid you can connect to your mind and spirit by doing yoga, improve your cooking skills by attending a cooking class, feel the wind in your hair while you’re horse riding on the beach, rent a bike and discover the secret hidden places on the island, go with your (new) friends on a party boat and much more.

Scuba diving

The Gilis offers several amazing dive sites suitable for all levels and has the best diving, surpassing both Bali & Lombok. Read more about scuba diving on The Gilis here. Happy Bubbles!

Freediving / Apnea

The oldest and purest form of diving. Learn to become a breath-hold diver. Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced freediver, the range of courses on The Gilis will train you to be more efficient with oxygen and provide you with the skills necessary to have you diving to depths of up to 20m in no time. For some, Apnea may be about diving deep and conquering inner fears while for others it’s a way to peacefully interact with the underwater world. Would you like to try free diving while you are visiting the Gili Islands? Find an overview of all the free diving shops here.


Enjoy a day above the water with Kite Surfing, Windsurfing, Surfing, SUP Stand Up Paddle or Aqua Flight and below with a Subwing. Check out all watersports available on the Gili Islands here.


The Gili Islands have many amazing snorkel sites. Masks & fins are abundantly available for rent at several kiosks, dive shops and resorts. Please bear in mind that the currents can get a little strong at low and high tide and it is not advisable to attempt swimming between the islands. You can also book snorkeling trips around the 3 Gilis and spend the day cruising around Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno & Gili Air and stop at the best snorkeling spots. Click here to find an overview of all snorkeling tour operators on the Gili Islands.

Massages & Spa’s

Need a break from the hard island life? Go ahead and give yourself a little treat. Several, spa’s resorts and villas offer a wide range of “urut”, traditional massages and other treatments. Click here the find a spa close to you.

Best Massage On The Gili Islands
Image by: Slow Spa


Are you looking to feel completely connected to your mind, body and spirit? Take a breather from regular island life and sign yourself up for one of the yoga classes or retreats available on the Gili islands. Check out our overview of all yoga studios on The Gilis.

Party Boats

Spend the afternoon cruising around the Gili islands while partying with an international crowd.

Party Boat GilI Islands

Take a Bath in Lombok’s Waterfalls

Take a day trip to north Lombok and explore the waterfalls Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep.

Explore the waterfalls Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep

Take A Trip To Komodo!

Take a liveaboard to Komodo to meet the Komodo Dragons and enjoy world class diving.

Liveaboard Komo National Park in Indonesia

Feel free to share the sunshine!