The famous trio of Gili islands includes Gili Trawangan (or Gili T), Gili Meno, and Gili Air. Located just off the north-east coast of Lombok, the islands are also close to Nusa Penida and Bali. Due to its unique location, the Gili Islands day trip is a definition of island-hopping paradise.
Gili-T to Gili Meno
The Gili Islands tour promises a perfect opportunity to experience the unique identities of its trio islands. Gili Trawangan is the largest and most developed out of the Gili trio, and it is also the life of the party here. Gili Trawangan is also perhaps the best place to learn how to dive in all of the islands safely, and you get much more done here too.
Gili Islands day trip will take you to Gili Meno and Gili Air islands as well. Sandwiched between the other two islands that make up this set, Gili Meno is known for its calm nature with beautiful coconut plantations, which grace everywhere on the island. What attracts most tourists to Gili Meno, are the clear-watered, secluded beaches that are well shielded by the other two islands, offering superb snorkeling year-round. Finally, the smallest Gili Air is a perfect retreat to anyone who wants a quiet vacation among a close-knit community.
When island-hopping Gilis, you can circumnavigate each Gili island by bicycle. Ride through its interior coconut farm forests, and enjoy cool ocean breezes on all the powdery alabaster sands you could wish for. Yet still, the magic of the Gili Islands tour lies beneath the ocean, where water clarity is superb, and reefs are great for snorkeling and diving.
Snorkeling and diving
Where clear waters and beautiful coral reefs abound, snorkeling is one of the least worries there. That is why the Gili Islands tour promises an abundance of snorkeling around the leading Gilis trio, as well as neighboring South Gilis.
A favorite snorkeling place during Bali to Gili Islands day trip is the Turtle Point, located in the northeast corner of Gili Trawangan. A variety of sea turtles can be seen feeding on seagrass beds along with other marine life. Encountering turtles is very common when snorkeling in Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. The most typical ones being the green turtle and hawksbill sea turtle that you can meet during high tides. Thus said, the Turtle Point has become the top thing to do during any Gili Islands tour.
Divers should take their gear along with them when they are going to Gili Meno. Besides a chance of swimming with the mantas, they can also achieve impressive dives at incredible heights here during the Gili Islands tour. The same is true for the main Gili Meno beach, which has also been naturally inclined towards deep divers. And nearby, Gili Air Wall has a 24-meter drop with lionfish, leaf scorpionfish, and seahorses to search for.
The South Gilis
Finally, a duo of the South Gilis islands (Gili Nanggu, Gili Layar) also offers an impressive collection of sites that adds to the best snorkeling. When taking your Bali to Gili Islands day trip, always specify which Gili islands you are most interested in. There are plenty of secluded spots and beautiful reefs that you should not give a miss. Gili Islands tour is the ideal snorkeling destination where you can experience peace and tranquility while exploring the wonders of less discovered islands.