Gili islands Indonesia is a target of many tourists from abroad because it is known to have very beautiful exotic scenery. If you have been traveling to Tanah Lot Bali for many times, you can try visiting the following three Gili.
The Charm of Gilis Near Bali
1. Gili Trawangan
Compared to the other two Gili, Gili Trawangan is the largest in size. This Gili can be reached from Bali by ferry or fast boat from Benoa, Padang Bai or Serangan with a travel time of about 1 hour. Here are some of the attractions of Gili Trawangan:
Free of motorized vehicles, it has super clean air and a calm feel without the sound of vehicle horns.
There is a unique accommodation in the form of a horse carriage for mobilization from one place to another.
The underwater scenery is enchanting with clear water and various marine life. There are also rare turtles, which can be sighted in multiple places, such as Coral Fan Garden, Jack Point, Shark Point, Halik Reef, Bounty Reef, Trawangan Slope, Simons Reef, or Deep Turbo.
2. Gili Meno
This Gili is in the middle of two other Gilis, which from Trawangan takes about 15 minutes to cross the ocean by boat. This beautiful island has a population of about 500 people who work as salt and seaweed producers. Other attractions here are:
- The island’s vibes are quite calm, breezy, filled with fresh air and the sound of the waves playing like natural music.
- There is a sea turtle sanctuary at Turtle Point, and you can also see great white sharks with a collection of corals in Dinding Meno (Meno Wall).
- If you want to see various beautiful bird species, you can visit the Bird Park.
- The island is not as big as Gili Trawangan, so you can go around from one end to the other by walking for about 90 minutes on a stretch of warm white sand.
3. Gili Air
Gili Air presents clear, bluish sea water. Various marine life and rocks of different sizes are a hiding place for colourful small fishes, such as one of the clown species known as Nemo fish.
The sea atmosphere here is quite calm and very suitable for healing. The area is also spacious and can even accommodate 1800 people. Interesting activities to do:
- Stand-up paddleboarding
- Scuba diving
- Coral and turtle research
Underwater tourism on Gili Air can be enjoyed by visiting Air Slope, Air Wall, Malang Ree, Segaluh, and Frogfish Point. If you choose to come to the Air Wall, you can see epic views of giant coral reefs that are like walls in the ocean. Turtles and seahorses are also often spotted at this point.
The three Gilis above are suitable to be visited to unwind and recharge, alone or with a group. All three have different charms but are equally beautiful and will provide an unforgettable holiday experience