Another of our favorite places to see in Indonesia are the small Gili Islands that are less than two hours by boat from Bali.
These three small islands, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, surrounded by a spectacular seabed, are a paradise for those seeking a few days of relaxation after a great trip through the country and for divers.
Keep in mind that there are many things to do in the Gili Islands and that each one of them has different characteristics and a different atmosphere, so you have to choose well where you are going to stay or change, if you have enough time.
Gili Trawangan is the least peaceful island and has many hotels, villas, restaurants, nightclubs, diving companies and young people ready to have fun.
Gili Air, although it has grown a lot lately, still has a backpacker atmosphere and a good infrastructure, which make it the best option for us and one of the essential places to visit in Indonesia.
Gili Meno, located between Gili Trawangan and Gili Air, is perfect for couples who want to enjoy the beach and a more relaxed atmosphere, although it is also the one with the least infrastructure.
To get to the Gili Islands, the best option, either from the touristy Bali or neighboring Lombok, is with a fast boat. Most travelers hire a package that includes transportation from the hotel to the port and fast boat transfer to the island. The price is between 70 and 90 dollars, round trip and a good option is to book the ticket in advance at a similar price and with a trusted agency. to avoid last minute surprises.