Gili Islands are a group of Islands located close to Lombok in Bali, Indonesia. There are actually three beautiful Islands that are part of the Gili Islands, one of them is Gili Trawangan. Gili Trawangan is the largest among the three islands. Trawangan Island became a bustling party destination from a sleeping island in the nineties. Over the last decade, a number of high quality hotels, restaurants and pubs have sprung up in the various spots in the Island. Due to this, there has been a tremendous increase in the tourist inflow to Trawangan Island.
Important Attractions In Trawangan Island
Diving centers and Dive shops
Gili Trawangan has been continuously attracting visitors due to the presence of the many diving schools in the region. If you had learnt diving many years ago, you could take a refresher course with any one of the diving training center.
There are a number of diving shops that provide quality diving training to the visitors. These shops include
- Big Bubble Diving
- Dream Diver
- Manta Dive
- Trawangan Dive
- Blue Marlin Dive
These diving training centers have their own swimming pool and training facilities include closed-circuit re-breather training and Tri-mix. The shops contain the latest diving equipment recommended by the PADI and SSI certified diving instructors.
Gill Trawangan also attracts visitors due to the fantastic surfing facilities available in the Island. If you are looking for surfing boards then you could get the equipment from the local surfers who would be always surfing in the ocean and they will be more than willing to lend their boards once they complete their routine. The best time to do surﬁng is during high tide days. The season from January to June is the most ideal time to do surfing in Trawangan beaches.
Snorkeling is another great attraction for the visitors visiting the Island. North of the main beach contains rich natural coral reef and is a great place to involve in snorkeling. While doing Snorkeling you could also come across turtles and trigger fishes crossing in front of you.
Taking a walk along the lsland
Gill Trawangan Island has a well laid out walk way that will take out through the major regions of this lsland. It will around 2 hours to cover the entire walk path. You could also walk all the way up to a hill that is located to the South of this lsland. The best time to take the walk is during the sunrise and the sunset period.
If you have come as a group then the best way to enjoy the Trawangan Island is by hiring a party boat. The party boat will take your group around the three major Islands and you would also get a chance to do snorkeling in the beaches of Trawangan. Your group would be treated to an exciting on boat party. You would also get an opportunity to visit the volcanoes and waterfalls that are located close to Gili Trawangan.
You have a variety of dining options to choose from, ranging from a budget Barbecued fish and fried rice served at the local hand cart shops to a sumptuous sea food and sushi in exquisite beach houses. There are also mid range dining options available. Based on your budget, you choose your dining option.