Photo: Snorkelling trip from Gili T.

Things to see and do

Snorkelling on Gili Trawangan

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 the coral really is a mess. There is evidence of some restorative work, with Biorock frameworks set ... Read more about Snorkelling on Gili Trawangan .

Three-island boat trip

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 is a drift snorkel of about 500m along the east coast of Gili Meno. This is where you are most ... Read more about Three-island boat trip .

Horse ride around the island

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 never work mornings and only one horse is used per day). You can reach him on T: 0818 0379 ... Read more about Horse ride around the island .

Walk around the island

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 highest point on the island. The views are terrific and it is well worth doing. Be sure to take ... Read more about Walk around the island .

Surfing

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 your own ... Read more about Surfing .



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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Gili Trawangan? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.


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