Gili Trawangan is the largest of the three perfect coral islands that make up the Gilis. White sands, swaying palm trees and a turquoise ocean located just off the north-west cost of Lombok.
Visitors come to the Gili’s to not only enjoy the pristine waters and incredible diving but also its vibrant nightlife.
The word Gili means “small island”. The islands are small and the only modes of transport are by horse cart or bicycle. No vehicles are allowed!
Located south of the equator, the Gilis have a tropical climate with a dry and a wet season. Throughout the year, they enjoy an average temperature of 28°C and water temperatures ranging from 25 to 30°C. The wet season runs from about November to April and the dry season is usually from May to October.
The majority of the local community on the Gilis are Muslim and throughout the day, you can hear the mosques singing the call to prayer. In a country home to over 700 indigenous languages, Bahasa Indonesian is the national language that ties the country together. However, you may hear many Gili locals speak Sasak, the dominant culture on nearby Lombok.
Trawangan is the largest and most populated of the three Gilis. Lonely Planet recently referred to it as “a paradise of global repute, ranking alongside Bali and Borobudur as one of Indonesia’s top destinations”. During the day, stroll along the main strip to enjoy an abundance of boutiques, restaurants and spas. Enjoy a game of beach volleyball on Trawangan’s idyllic white sand beaches, take a bike cruise over to Sunset Point to watch the sunset over Mount Agung, Bali.
Trawangan is truly a holiday paradise.