Gili Islands: Are they truly a vision of paradise on earth?
Located just of Indonesia, these three islands with famous places such as Shark Point and Manta Point and tons of activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling, the Gili Islands are truly a serene experience.Updated: Jul 16, 2017 08:33 IST
The Gili Islands, comprising Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, are situated just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia.
Motor vehicles aren’t allowed here, so for transportation you either need to walk, take a bicycle or the cidomo (horse-drawn carriage). Amongst all the activities, the most popular ones are scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, horse riding and free diving. You might want to try snorkeling off the beach as then you shall notice the magnificent green and hawksbill sea turtles.
The most renowned spots for diving are Shark Point, Manta Point and Simon’s Reef. Shark Point gets its name due to the variety of marine life one gets to see such as Reef sharks, cuttlefish, turtles, stingrays and many more.
As far as staying there is concerned, you have options such as beach shacks, backpacker beach huts and hotels (both high end and budget) and various other options such as bungalows. You might want to visit this paradise on earth before it gets too crowded!
To know different hotel prices for Gili Islands, click HERE.
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First Published: Jun 12, 2017 16:59 IST