When you hear about ‘The Gilis’, an quick reaction is to believe about the 3 preferred islands Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. These 3 islands have come to be preferred snorkeling, celebration and relaxation spots – a getaway from the more than-crowded Bali. On the other hand,  there are much more Gili’s than you know. In truth, there are 26 diverse Gili’s close to Lombok. Whilst on Lombok,  I did the ‘Secret Gili’s’ tour. Whilst the islands are far from secret they are attractive and a some thing new to discover with wonderful marine life, tiny sandbars and a lunch-cease on the shore of a remote island.



I stayed in South Lombok for the second component of my trip, which is a fantastic location to be if you want to take a look at the ‘Secret Gili’s’ on an island hopping tour. From the primary town in South Kuta, your tour will involve the 1-hour van drive to the port/jump-off spot for your island hopping trip. The Secret Gili’s can be observed on the map under. They are on the west coast of Lombok and not also far from the shore at all!



I did my tour with Adventure Divers Lombok. The business specializes in scuba-diver education and trips about Lombok but also offer you island-hopping trips and other excursions. Our complete encounter was remarkable the crew from the moment they picked us up to the minute we have been dropped back that evening at the hotel. The component I liked greatest was that there was no rush to leave an island and move to the subsequent spot like other tours I have completed. Our guides just told us to inform them when we have been prepared to leave so we snorkeled for hours.

The trip with Adventure Divers Lombok is 750k Rupiah per individual (Group discount obtainable) such as hotel pickup/dropoff. You can get in touch with them to make your reservation by way of whatsapp: +62 813 5378 2059 (Inform Guillem you came from my weblog. He’s a wonderful guy and will appear right after you!)



The crew from Adventure Divers Lombok picked us up at our hotel in South Kuta and we produced our way north-west towards Lembar. The drive was winding but had some intriguing rice-fields and scenery along the journey. When we arrived at the jump-off there have been two outrigger boats waiting for us. We attempted on our fins, snorkels, and gear and then we have been off.



Our initially location was Gili Nanggu. It was a fairly quick boat ride to reach  Gili Nanggu taking about 15 minutes for us to attain the white sand of this attractive tiny island. This was the island for snorkeling our guides told us. They have been not incorrect. Beneath the surface, we discovered an abundance of marine life. Enormous schools of fish surrounded us as they swam in and out of the coral restoration structures. The reef itself was pretty good but it was the enormous amounts of fish that produced this spot a wonderful location for snorkeling.

The water clarity was ideal and we had some amazing moments absolutely free-diving right here at the drop-off of the reef, which you can see clearly from drone shots. 

We got out of the water right after our initially snorkel and our guide told us to rest and then go once again on the other side of the island as this was the greatest snorkeling of the day. The other two stops would be much more for relaxing and lunch. We ended up obtaining about two-three hours on Gili Nanggu. Thus, if you have been to only take a look at 1 it would surely be Gili Nanggu.

It appeared that there have been accommodations to rent on Gili Nanggu but getting so close to shore, I’m not positive I would recommend it for much more than 1 evening.



The island subsequent to Gili Nanggu is named Gili Tangkong. You can discover it by foot if you want but I purely checked this 1 out from the air. It has some amazing coconut tree plantations and vast empty beaches. It actually is a virgin paradise island so possibly it is much better vacationers do not take a look at this 1 and just get pleasure from the views as they cruise previous on the boats!



For lunch, we left Gili Nanggu and took a quick boat trip across to Gili Sudak. Right here we discovered tables virtually in the water. We would have our enormous group lunch inches away from the shoreline below the shade of a attractive tree. It was 1 of the most picturesque lunches I have ever had as we looked out more than the ocean towards the mountains. At the waroeng (cafe) you could order western dishes or Indonesian. I had Nasi Goreng, a coffee and a coconut. What a mixture in paradise. The Secret Gili’s have been turning out to be a relaxing way to commit a day from Lombok.



Right after our relaxing lunch at Gili Sudak, it was time for our final cease of the day. The final island was Gili Kedis, a tiny tiny island. I wondered if this island was at danger throughout higher-tide. A smaller shack serving snacks and a handful of trees is all that was constructed on this tiny island. Various swings and benches to sit produced this a relaxing spot exactly where you could have a essential siesta right after lunch. We flew the drones about, hung out in the sun and took in our attractive surroundings.


Exactly where TO Remain IN SOUTH LOMBOK

The southern area of Lombok is exactly where persons go to chill out, get pleasure from the surf and the attractive beaches. You can count on smaller sized crowds right here than Bali in what is nevertheless pretty an underdeveloped region compared to mainland Bali, despite the fact that there are lots of hotels and restaurants. These are the areas I suggest to remain in Kuta, Lombok.

Harmony Villas – Luxury: These villas are so amazing and picturesque you may possibly not want to leave to go discover. The white theme all through the home contrasts against the emerald green pool and plants. The villas are laid out impeccably and the greatest component about this four-star villa is that it essentially is not as highly-priced as it appears. Surely verify out Harmony Villas if you are seeking for a luxurious villa in Kuta, Lombok.

Martas Windows  – Worth/Luxury: This location is extremely attractive. Bungalow-style villas surround the contemporary pool at this remarkable home. I appreciate the higher roofs in the bungalow villas and how they have produced it luxury-style but with the bamboo vibe. For much less than $65 a evening you can get oneself what would price hundreds of dollars in most other nations at Martas Windows.

Boogie Hostel Kuta Lombok – Spending budget: The Boogie Hostel is every thing you ask for in a hostel. It is super contemporary and clean, has lots of chill spaces as properly as lockers for your gear and blinds for privacy at your dorm. It is just a actually relaxing vibe for travelers and only charges $7 a night… with breakfast integrated.



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