Gili Island is an archipelago of three small islands located northwest of Lombok, Indonesia. The three small islands are Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. It is a go to destination for tourists who are looking for a remote island experience. It is the perfect island getaway for those who want a serene place to stay. Automobiles or motorized vehicles are prohibited on the islands. Instead of using motors, people are encouraged to walk and bike around. Each of the islands has some resorts for accommodation.
Among the three islands of Gili, Gili Air is the most popular destination because it is closest to mainland Lombok. It has a population of approximately 1,800 only. It is definitely an ideal island retreat because it is less developed compared to other island destinations. Honeymooners from all over the world visit this place for serenity and seclusion. Additionally, people who want to go on a spirit quest or retreat do come to this place to meditate and get in touch with their emotions.
Aside from the beach, it also offers vast snorkeling and scuba diving sites. Gili Islands is a famous diving spot. There are even free diving classes where the instructors can teach you how to stay longer under water. There are also various water sports activities such as kite-surfing and paddle boarding. The entire island can be walked by foot in less than three hours.
The Gili islands hotels line up along the beach shore. Compared to Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno, the choices of accommodation are relatively fewer. But still, there is a variety in your options from budget accommodations, midrange hotels and first class accommodations.
For honeymooners, there are first class Gili Islands accommodations that you can choose from. These luxury accommodations are located right in front of the beach. They even have pools and villas where you can stay. Since there are few people on the island itself, you will definitely feel some privacy even in the hotel or resort. You can even rent bicycles to tour around the whole island.
The first class hotels also offer a unique dining experience. You will definitely feel like you are in your own paradise. The place itself is secluded from the bustling sounds of the city. It will definitely feel like you are on your own island getaway. Gili Air will definitely be a one of a kind island retreat with the luxury of a first class accommodation.