Gili Trawangan – The Most Stunning Beaches in the World

Gili Trawangan, the most stunning beaches in the world are found on three small islands called the Gili’s, north of Lombok, Indonesia.

Here on Gili Trawangan you will discover nothing short of pristine beaches, tropical fish, green sea turtles, coral reefs, powder soft sand. Volcanos can be seen on neighbouring islands; mount Rinjani on Lombok and Agung on Bali. Nothing beats the sunsetting behind a volcano on the beach sipping cocktails while the kids play in the sand.

This article focuses on Gili Trawangan – the largest of the three Gili’s and the furthest one from Lombok. 

 

I arrived to the Gili Islands from Lombok, took the fast-boat service across, smooth and punctual with enough lifejackets for everyone, a great start. After coming over the jetty at Gili Trawangan I hailed a horse and cart to take me to the hotel I rented for 7 nights.

After a 15 minute bumpy ride through huge mud puddles and dirt, I arrived at Wombats B&B. After check-in I decided to head out and explore the beach and find a nice place to eat. Most hotels offer bike rentals to get around and see the island. I decided it would be easier to walk with 2 children.

 

Seeing the beach for the first time

My hotel wad closest to the beaches in the north-west of Gili Trawangan. After a short walk I could see the ocean, after a few more steps I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

The beach took my breath away, the sea went on for ever, the colours were vivid and turquoise. Washed up coral covered much of the beach in the north of the island. Mount Agung was visible so I picked a nice spot to sunbathe and have lunch.

The beautiful reef on Gili T
The water was so clear, I could see the fish swimming from the shore. There are some rocks and sea grass, once in the warm clear waters everything comes to life, an abundance of fish, crabs, coral and sea urchins fill my eyes with amazement.

Activities to do on the Gili Islands

There are so many things to do on the Gilis, here is a short list of what to do on this island paradise. For my top 10 things to do on the Gili Islands see this post –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy feet Gili t
Sandy feet Gili t
Chilling on the beach 5* resorts galore
Chilling on the beach 5* resorts galore
Baby Rosa in the Gili Islands
Baby Rosa in the Gili Islands
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Wilson
Sunset on Gili Trawangan with mount Agung in the background
Sunset on Gili Trawangan with mount Agung in the background covered by clouds
Sunset on Gili Trawangan with mount Agung in the background
Sunset on Gili Trawangan with mount Agung in the background
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