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Gili Trawangan

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  • Snorkelling on Gili Trawangan
    3 stars

    The most popular snorkelling points off the beach on Trawangan are along the east and north coast, with the best time to go being an hour or so at each side of high tide. Visibility can be exceptionally clear. The coral beds in most cases are in a devastated state. You'll see plenty of fish, but ... read more

  • Three-island boat trip
    4 stars

    The first spot is generally off the west coast of Gili Meno, where there are some coral, plenty of fish and a drop-off. The reef here isn't in the best state unless you drift down to behind the break and, as most of the boats seem to go to the same spot, it can get a little congested. The second ... read more

  • Horse ride around the island
    4 stars

    They're neither comfortable nor cheap, but make for an easy way to get around the island. The trip should take around 30-45 minutes to go the whole way around non-stop, but it is more enjoyable if you break it into a few hops. We used the lovely Nan, who appeared to treat his horses well (they ... read more

  • Walk around the island
    4 stars

    People say you can do it in an hour -- we wouldn't call that fun! The trail right around is easy to follow. It is sealed along most of the east coast with the remainder being dirt or sand. At the southern tip, just to the west of the large deserted bar there is a staircase that leads to the ... read more

  • Surfing
    3 stars

    Just keep walking south, past Ko Ko Mo and Ombak Villas, and the break is on your left. It doesn't compare to the waves you'll get on Nusa Lembongan or Bali, but this is as good as it gets on Gili Trawangan. A few boards can be hired, but the selection isn't great -- if you're picky, bring ... read more

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