Things To Do In Gili Air

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1. Scuba Diving in Gili Air

Scuba Diving in Gili Air
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The two most popular spots for scuba diving in Gili Air are Haan’s Reef and Gili Air Wall. Haan’s Reef boasts some specialist muck diving just off the east coast of Gili Air and is frequented mainly by photographers seeking to capture a glimpse of Flying Gunard/ Helmet Gunard, Frogfish, and many varieties of pipefish. On the island's west side, you have the Gili Air Wall, a twenty-four-meter vertical drop with plenty of lionfish, Leaf scorpionfish, and seahorses.

2. Snorkelling in Gili Air

Snorkelling in Gili Air
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Snorkelling is also quite popular in Gili Air. Hans Reef on the northeastern side is a great spot Black Tip Reef sharks, along with butterfly fish and parrotfish. Quite close to Hans Reef is Frog Fish Point, where one can swim with turtles. This spot is a bit deeper than most other snorkel spots and is frequented by expert swimmers.

3. Sunset in Gili Air

Sunset in Gili Air
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The best spots to watch the sunset in Gili Air are the beaches. Lay back on the sand and watch the deep orange hue pale away across the horizon. For those looking to couple the sunset gaze with some fantastic food and drinks, Gili Lumbung's bar cum lounge is highly recommended. Also, enjoying the poolside experience at Pink Coco's is another great way to enjoy the sunset.

4. Cycling in Gili Air

Cycling in Gili Air
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Gili Air is a tiny island, and it takes just under an hour to explore the entire island on a bike. Many rentals allocate bicycles at affordable rates, and this is the best way to get around the island. It is recommended to wear light clothes when cycling around the island and be on the lookout for amazing spots to enjoy the island breeze and views.

5. Live Music in Gili Air

Live Music in Gili Air
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Several spots offer great live music in Gili Air, along with fantastic food and drinks. Gili Lumbung tops the list, where guests can enjoy a live band from the open bar or the beachside lounge. For those looking for live reggae music, Pura Vida is a stylish open bar at the beach offering some great dishes. Also worth visiting is Raja Bar & Salim Cottage, which offers live music on almost all days of the week, featuring popular local acts from Gili Meno.

6. Enjoy a Yoga Retreat in Gili Air

Enjoy a Yoga Retreat in Gili Air
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A great way to spend your time on the island is by experiencing a staycation at a yoga retreat. Heal your mind and body at one of the several yoga resorts on the island. H2O Yoga and Meditation Center is one of the most popular retreats, which offers a wellness spa and organic cafe & restaurant. Flowers and Fire Yoga Garden Gili Air is another retreat offering some intuitive yoga classes and workshops. This retreat has curated yoga stay packages catered around a completely rejuvenating and holistic vacation.

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7. Indulge in Massages & Spa Therapy

Indulge in Massages & Spa Therapy
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While vacationing in Gili Air, why not try out some rejuvenating massage and spa therapy? The island has several spas and wellness retreats, offering visitors a holistic experience. Some of the best spas and wellness retreats include Slow Spa and Yoga, Flowers and Fire Yoga Garden and Zone Spa Gili Air, among several others.

8. Breakfast at Gili Blis

Breakfast at Gili Blis
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Have a fantastic tropical breakfast at Gili Blis, now known as Gili Lumbung Beach Club. This small establishment offers freshly prepared healthy meals and drinks, coupled with a relaxed and tropical ambience. Tourists flock to Gili Blis for their warm and friendly hospitality and massive servings for their prices. Located relatively close to the harbour, this eatery is a no-brainer for all who visit the island.

9. Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes
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Cooking schools in Gili Air offer fun and group-oriented cooking classes for tourists looking to try their hand at learning local and modern cuisines. The schools employ friendly teachers and chefs to guide the participants in being creative yet appreciative of the dishes with fresh local ingredients and more.

10. Swings in Gili Air

Swings in Gili Air
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1,858 km
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The beach swings in Gili Air are some of the most sought-after and Instagram-worthy spots by tourists who visit the island. Popular across all the Gili Islands, these swings can be found in a few places across the island and make for some of the best spots to watch the evening sun set across the horizon.

11. Tattoos in Gili Air

Tattoos in Gili Air
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The tattoo studios and centres in Gili Air offer tourists to get tattoos the modern way and even traditional bamboo tattoos. Tradition and Ink Tattoo Studio in Gili Air is the most popular studio where tourists regularly flock to get their favourite designs inked onto their bodies.

12. Open Theatre Movie in Gili Air

Open Theatre Movie in Gili Air
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Looking for a beachside movie experience? Head to one of several resorts offering a fantastic outdoor cinema experience with food and drinks to order at the side. Resorts such as Ombak Paradise and Bel Air, to name a couple, offer evening movie showcases by the beach. For honeymooners, the resorts could also arrange a private showcase in a secluded spot on request.

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How can I commute within Gili air islands?

The best way to get around Gili Air is to rent bicycles. It’s obvious that the landmass isn’t that big and hence to truly enjoy it, we recommend using bicycles alone. If you like walking then, by all means, you can take a walk within the sparsely populated cities or by the beaches. Go surfing in the waters if you fancy that. Swimming is shallow along the east coast with the sand giving way to a coral reef table and is perfectly safe provided you don’t adventure into the channel beyond.
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