Gili Islands (Gili Air, Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan)
Gili …. Three drops of sun melted in turquoise that surrounds them, three coral islets in the merger of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It seems that the islands were specially created for serene vacations away from the hustle – you will not find transport that runs on fuel, only small horses harnessed into passenger carts and push bikes which anyone can rent at convenient points, there are no fussy dogs to be found on the islands, the local pets are exclusively the short-tailed cats, and, of course the locals, who always appear to be smiling as if awaiting for a great miracle to happen at any moment.
And miracles do happen here literally every day – incredible pink sunrises over the beautiful Lombok island, sunsets of violet with the admixture of orange colours over the majestic volcano of Bali Gunung Agung that you can see from here in all its glory, and in between the sunrise and the sunset, the pleasant hours of each day spent in these unique islands, taking in the bliss in the clear and calm waters with many wonderful fish and the leisurely-wise turtles…
The locals are very friendly and open. The food served at restaurants incorporates the best culinary traditions of Bali and Lombok islands in conjunction with the European cuisine, and the incredibly tasty recipes will please everyone. You can take lessons in one of the diving schools here or do some simple diving and snorkelling, go on a sailing trip in a boat with a transparent floor around the three islands or simply indulge in a carefree laziness on the beach, sipping a delicious fresh or a refreshing cocktail and admiring the colours of the water and the coastal views of the neighbouring Lombok .