Things To Do In Gili Trawangan

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1. Cycling in Gili Trawangan

Cycling in Gili Trawangan
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Cycling around the island of Gili Trawangan is the best way to explore the entire area. The island is not large, and with little to almost no motorised traffic, cycling is a leisurely activity. Many cycle rentals offer them for cheap rates, and there are many scenic spots to stop at and enjoy the breathtaking scenery around the island. However, bear in mind that the tropical weather might make it uncomfortable to cycle too long at a stretch.

2. Snorkelling in Gili Trawangan

Snorkelling in Gili Trawangan
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Go snorkelling under the supervision of experts, which you can easily pre-book or hire their services on the spot for local seaside stalls. The coral reefs are stunning and abundant in the island's shallow waters, especially Simon’s reef.

3. Scuba Diving in Gili Trawangan

Scuba Diving in Gili Trawangan
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Gili Trawangan has become a world-renowned destination for its pristine diving sites and for the variety of seascapes seen underwater. You can also become a certified diver by undertaking training from local dive shops and getting PADI Open Water or Advanced diver’s certification. Dive sites such as Shark Point, Manta Point, Sunset Reef, and Secret Reef make up some of Gili Trawangan's internationally-acclaimed diving sites.

4. Kayaking in Gili Trawangan

Kayaking in Gili Trawangan
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Kayaking in Gili Trawangan is one of the most leisurely activities tourists indulge in. Whether going solo or as a couple, this is an experience not to be missed out on. Renting a kayak is fairly simple, as many shacks have kayaks for hire at very affordable rates. Larger operators also have kayaks for hire. Late mornings or late afternoons would be the ideal time to head out for some kayaking.

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5. Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Gili Trawangan

Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Gili Trawangan
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Glide across the turquoise blue waters on a paddle board and enjoy the cool breeze. A very popular sport, paddle boarding is quite popular, especially for those who may not want to jump into the water entirely. Many shacks and larger operators provide boards on rent at affordable rates.

6. Sunset in Gili Trawangan

Sunset in Gili Trawangan
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Gili Trawangan has many spots where one can experience a mesmerising sunset. Gili Trawangan Hill viewpoint is the highest point on the island and arguably offers the best panoramic views of the region. On the southwestern side of the island are many beautiful beach spots, beachside bars, cafes, and even swings that provide the best instagrammable sunset shots to capture. Lastly, a sunset cruise would also be highly recommendable for those looking for the best experience at sundown.

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7. Sunrise in Gili Trawangan

Sunrise in Gili Trawangan
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The best spots to watch the island would be the eastside beaches. Be sure to rise early and watch the pale orange hue in the sky turn yellow as the sun rises. A hotel with a rooftop or a room with a balcony is highly recommended for those who dont think they can make it to the beach to experience the sunrise.

8. Gili Trawangan Swings

Gili Trawangan Swings
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The Giant Swings in Gili Trawangan or Gili T Swings are probably the most sought-after spots on the island. Popularly known as ocean swings or floating swings, these swings are the most Instagram-worthy spots and are unique to the Gili islands in all of Indonesia. Most of the swings are associated with the resorts on the island. Ombak swing and Gili T Swing can be found on Sunset Beach on the island's western side.

9. Island Hopping in Gili Trawangan

Island Hopping in Gili Trawangan
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Island Hopping is fairly simple across the Gili Islands as they are quite close to each other. The most popular way is to hop on the Island Hopper boat, which runs at 9 AM and then again at 4 PM. It is the most reliable and cost-effective means to get from one island to the other. The more premium options include a public speed boat and a private speed boat which get you across the islands much faster.

10. Relax at the Beach

Relax at the Beach
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Relax and spend your time at leisure at one of the many beaches in Gili Trawangan. Some popular beaches on the island include North-East Beach, Sunset Beach, Malibu beach and South-east beach. These beaches have bars, beachside resorts, and shacks where you can lounge poolside, sunbathe and enjoy some great cocktails and food under the sun and in the evening.

11. Enjoy Some Live Music

Enjoy Some Live Music
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Sama Sama Reggae Bar in Gili Trawangan is probably the most popular spot to enjoy some live music while sipping on some fantastic cocktails. The Irish Bar Gili is another popular spot, open and close to the beach for some live music, great food, and beer. Finally, Irish Bar Tir Na Nog is a resort hotel which also has an open bar lounge that offers great live music to guests.

12. Enjoy the Nightlife in Gili Trawangan

Enjoy the Nightlife in Gili Trawangan
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Among the three Gili islands, Gili Trawangan is undoubtedly the best for parties and shopping. Nightlife on the island is an irresistible mix of live music, buzzing nightclubs, pub crawls, cocktail specials, beach bars, night markets selling trinkets and clothing, delicious seafood and incredible sunsets. From old-school jazz bars on boats and clubs pampering guests with international DJs to sophisticated dining and beachfront shopping galore under fairy lights, some of the most thrilling places to enjoy the nightlife in Gili Trawangan are Sama Sama Reggae Bar, Tir Na Nog Irish Bar, The Jungle Pre-Drinking Bar, Jiggy Boat Party, Ombak Bar and many more.

13. Horse Back Rides in Gili Trawangan

Horse Back Rides in Gili Trawangan
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Several operators and schools on the island offer horseback rides and lessons for beginners and experts alike. These rides are generally done in the morning or late afternoon to early evenings to avoid the hot midday sun and temperatures. Many vendors can also be found on beaches such as sunset beach that offer leisurely rides to tourists for the perfect Instagram-worthy beachside photograph.

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How can I commute within Gili trawangan?

The governing body of the Gili Trawangan has barred motorised vehicles and automobiles under the local ordinance to maintain the natural sanctity and keeping the area clean, pure and pollution-free. Hence, the best way to commute is on foot or by bicycle (rent for a bicycle is RP 50000 for a day or RP 15000 for an hour). Another means could be a horse carriage which is locally called cidomo. One can also find electric scooters which are easily available, the rent for these is anywhere around RP 30.000 to 40.000. Most stays can provide these on request.

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