LOMBOK TRAVEL GUIDE – When you hear about Gili Trawangan you probably also hear the words “party island” yeah? Thought we should just address that straight away! Gili Trawangan gained this title because it is the largest of the three northern Gili Islands with the most development, hence it offers the greatest abundance of everything-including nightlife.
There are fantasticparties every night of the week that attract large crowds of people from all dofferent walks of life and every corner of the globe. Nightly features start with a sizzling local food market and advance into live music, beach parties and DJ’s. there’s also the option of watching movies screened at an open air beach “theatre” the romored growth of Trawangan from a backpacker island into something of a glam island is supported by the unveiling of new upscale boutiques, restaurant, resorts, spam, and now a heli-pad, however, it remains a hub of charm for a wide spectrum of travelers.
It’s an iconic island of variety with numerous options for every budged/lifestyle for eating, sleeping (backpacker dorms to luxury villas), entertainment and activities. Gili Trawangan has extraordinarily beautiful beaches and shimmering ocean waters of crystal-clear visibility for diving and snorkeling. this island boasts some of the finest coral gardens and the widest range of dive conters with the best socializing opportunities.
Although it is predominately known as a party island, Gili trawangan has much more to it and venturing away from the densely developed east coast, you can find a plethora of vacant beaches. renting a bicycle is a great way to see the island, bearing in mind there are some sandy patches! seeing how life works here can be very eye-opening: it’s not an escape from reality-just a slightly different one but understandably surreal nonethelles!
There are several conservation organizations based here including Gili Eco Trust (GET) and the Gili shark foundation-ask around (try dive centers) about how you can get involved! As you may know-there is no motorized transport in the Gilis and what a sooting break that can be! surfing is popular off the south and it’s not unwise to speak to locals about the break. For a supreme viewpoint walk up the hill on the south that was previosly used as a lookout during WW II.
Gili T is the spicy island of Pizzazz with something for absolutely everyone!