Diving and snorkeling (learning)
This is the classic at the Gili Island. No wonder, these exquisite islands have a vivid underwater world. In each of the three islands of the archipelago, there are diving schools. However, most of these are cantered around the Gili Trawangan. You can even borrow or rent a snorkel equipment at every stall round the corner. Diving and snorkelling are the best water sports to do here.
Circumnavigate the islands
You can easily take a stroll around the Gilis Island for 1 to 2 hours. When you are at the Gili Trawangan, you can rent a bike which is available just about everywhere however, the prices here are negotiable. Often, near the island, if you rent an accommodation, they’ll have a facility of private bike rental too. Make sure you get a lock and use it everywhere you take a stopover. If no locks exist, then it is necessary for you to be alert and not leave the bike unobserved. On the Gili Meno, you can go about exploring the food which is indeed going to be lip smacking delicious.
Twice in a day, the public boats leave to the other 2 islands. You can rent the first boat at 9:30 AM. This boat leaves the Gili Trawangan and takes you on an exploration tour to two other islands. Post that in the afternoon, this boat will return from the Gili Air over the Gili Meno and further back to the Trawangan. Depending on the destination of the boat, the cost of this trip can range from 20,000 to 23,000 rupiah for a one way ride. To avail this trip, you can buy the tickets directly at the harbor. Avoid making a booking on the ticket booth on the islands or via a travel agency as then you’ll be liable to pay some commission for the same. Further, you can also charter a boat. This may be pricier and will cost you about 1,90,000 for a one way journey or 3,50,000 for a return journey. If you are traveling in a group of over 10 people, this journey can be a good one.
Water sports are extremely popular in the Gili Island. One of the most prominent water sports here is the standing paddling. Standing paddling is also known as the “Stand Up Paddling”. This lets you comfortably paddle along the island. Here you can also rent a kayak or a canoe for two people. Kite surfing is another important adventure activity here. Whenever, you are up for a water activity, make sure you don’t underestimate the currents that can get really strong sometimes.
You can also find some surf spots on this island. These are mainly centered on the south east end of the Gili Trawangan however, there are many near the Gili Air and Gili Meno islands. The most popular surfing grounds are found in Lombok.
Fishing and BBQ
Fishing tours are most commonly offered in Gili Island. Here, you’ll be driven by the boat and catching and fish and even grilling the same is an important thing to do here. This perhaps doesn’t get tastier or fresher than this. Spear fishing is also possible here.
On tour with the Glass Bottom Boat
Another manner in which you can explore the underwater world is by touring with the glass bottom boat. This tour is offered together with the activities such as diving, snorkeling or island hopping
Going out and party
How can you come on this beautiful archipelago and go away without partying? Gili Trawangan is definitely the most preferred island for partying and nightlife scene. Parties based on the day of the week are organized here. So, before you attend the parties, it can be a good idea to avail necessary information regarding the party schedule so as to ensure that you get to the right place at the right time.
Jamming and live music
Some of the most exquisite and happening music is played at the Sama Dama. However, during the daytime several jamming sessions are organized here. So, you can participate in one of them to put forth your talent to the world. These plays assure 100% fun, so don’t miss out on this.