Why you must visit Gili Asahan when in South Gilis

Gili Asahan

Indonesia

Indonesia South Gilis Gili Asahan

Asahan is undoubtedly the best for snorkeling among the South Gilis. The coral formations are a step above the North Gilis featuring reefs full of bright, soft corals, sheltering ghost piPefish, leaf fish, and pygmy seahorses among its many wonders. Even from your boat, you will see a kaleidoscope of fish and coral on the seabed. Wake up to the sound of birds and waves, as you’ll have little else for a company on this tiny isle, which takes just 2 hours to walk around. Asahan remains unspoiled, unique, wild, trash-free, and one of the most eco-friendly of the Gilis, with an atmosphere of balance and harmony, known to charm foreigners. There are a few popular snorkeling spots on the island, including Eagle Rock (west), Batu Belanda (north), and in front of Pearl Beach Resort (southeast). If you’re after exploring a healthy and diverse coral reef that inhabits the abundance of marine life, head over to Pearl Beach. The other two spots aren’t very rich in corals, but you’ll have a chance to explore massive rocks overgrown with thick seagrass that attracts moray eels, butterfish, sea stars, and stingrays. Gili Asahan village is the only inhabited part of the island where you can experience the authenticity and simplicity of local fishermen’s life.

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