It’s probably the classic at the Gilis. No wonder, because the islands have a very interesting underwater world.
On Gili Trawangan, you should rent a bike, which you can get almost anywhere. Often, however, the accommodations have their private bike rental.
2 times each day the public boats leave to the other two islands. Around 9:30 a.m. the boat leaves Gili Trawangan to the other islands.
Very popular is the standing paddling, also known as “Stand Up Paddling” (SUP), which lets you comfortably paddle along the island.
There are a few surf spots on the Gilis, mainly in the southeast of Gili Trawangan, but also on Gili Meno and Gili Air.
Often fishing tours are offered, where you will be driven out by boat and can catch the fish yourself and then grill it.
Gili Trawangan is clearly the most suitable and best known for partying! Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are always having big parties.
Good live music is played every evening at Sama-Sama, but also during daytime from time to time jam sessions take place and everyone can participate.
The highest point of the island where you can have a superb view on the other Gili Islands, Lombok with the Mount Rinjani and Bali with the Mount Agung.
Maybe not the most classic activity for us guys, but suitable for families or couples. It is a nice break to ride along the beach at sunset and partly in the water.
About 6 p.m. daily at the market square in front of the boat pier on Gili Trawangan the night market takes place where you can eat well and cheaply.
A “Presean”, as it is called in the language of the Sasak, is a traditional combat between two randomly selected fighters with stick and shield.
At the main beach of Gili Trawangan in the evening there is the possibility to watch movies at a kind of mini open-air cinema.
Most bars and restaurants offer sun protected loungers or giant cushions on the beach where you can simply enjoy a delicious, cool Bintang.
Watching the sunset in one of the beach bars with chill out music and a Bintang is certainly a must on the Gilis.