View from Scallywags, Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia

View from Scallywags, Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia

View from Scallywags, Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia


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Gili Trawangan, or Gili T to its friends, is the largest of three islands scattered off Lombok's northwest coast. While all three of these Gilis (Gili means island in the Sasak language of Lombok) are especially photogenic, each has a character of its own and attracts a certain crowd -- in the case of Gili T, it's the party set.

It is a very pretty island. You'll have near endless opportunity to take photos to make the office back home suitably jealous. The beaches here really are white sand and the water really is turquoise.

The island, which has no natural water supply, has more than 100 places to stay -- and probably another 100 places to eat -- plus travel agents, internet cafes, dive shops, warungs, and even, in the back blocks of the village, some houses that people just... live in.

There's snorkelling offshore, and while the coral is in a very sorry state, you'll probably see a turtle or two and there are still plenty of fish. You can ... Read our complete Gili Trawangan travel guide

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