Known as the “Big Island”, Gili Gede features stunning viewpoints, deserted beaches, and hidden coves. The largest of the South Gilis, Gede, is an idyllic home base to explore the South West Lombok area. All transport is by horse-drawn buggy operated by friendly locals inhabiting five tiny villages. If you’re looking for a real and secluded island paradise, then Gede is a place for you. Snorkeling and diving are top-notch activities, and nearby Desert Point on the mainland provides a sweet surfing spot with gentle breaking waves. One of the narrowest islands on the plant, Gede hosts only about 5,000 tourists annually. With Mount Rinjani and Agung both visible on a clear day, you’ll be one of those few people to experience such a wonderful vibe and scenery. The island features only a necessary tourist infrastructure, a few paved roads, no traffic, and just a few restaurants and resorts. If you’re looking to explore the hidden treasures of the island, rent a bicycle and get lost in paradise. Gili Gede features an authentic local lifestyle, so you’ll be greeted by friendly locals who’re living in fishing and pearl farming. You can experience truly local delicacies and know more about the culture of the southwestern part of Lombok.