Gili Air is one of the famous Lombok Gilis. Visiting this small gorgeous island will give you ultimate Lombok holiday experience. This island is not as crowded as the more famous Gili Trawangan. But if you want to enjoy calm and quiet vacation, this small island will be your perfect choice. Most holiday makers choose this island for couples holidays or honeymoon. Gili air has different atmosphere than Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. It is more rural and traditional. Spending a day or two in this island will surely recharge your energy.
How to get Gili Air
Gili Air is located at the south east coast of the main island, Lombok. To reach this island you can take island hopping boats from Bangsal. Bangsal is the nearest port town from the three Gilis. There are regular fast boats that will bring you to these small islands. You can buy the ticket at Koperasi Karya Bahari which is located at the beach. The boat ride to Gili Air will likely make you wet so make sure that your electronic devices are put in water proof bag. You must also wear the right foot wear because when the boat arrives at Gili Air, you need to wade through a shallow see in consequence, you must wear proper footwear.
Things to do at Gili Air
There are many things you can do when you are in this beautiful island. Water sport is one of the attractions of this island. Gili Air has many attractive spots for diving. If you never go diving before, you can join diving course in this island. Aside from diving, you can also go snorkeling, kite surfing, and surfing.
When you are in this island, you can also enjoy a circular walk around this island. it takes about two hours to do this activity. Make sure you have enough water and snacks. While you are walking around the island, you can enjoy the beauty of this island and its surrounding.
The nightlife in this island is not as lively as the nightlife in Gili Trawangan. There are several bars to keep you entertain during the night. Dining and sleeping in this island is not a problem at all. There are many restaurants you can dine in. Some of them are small and offers you with affordable meals. You can also enjoy a dining experience in upscale restaurants. In this island, you can enjoy both Sasak cuisine and western cuisine. When you are in this island, you can stay in an affordable homestay or luxury villa.