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These stunning coral islands have long white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters with extensive reefs, abundant sea life and the turtles, which are so popular with divers and snorkellers.

The Gili Islands are easily accessible by a ten minute boat journey from Lombok or two hour fast boat journey from Bali. Gili Trawangan still retains the charm of an idyllic tropical island, with local transport being provided by horse and cart or bicycle. The beachfront is lined with cafes, bars, restaurants, dive schools and quaint shops boasting local handicrafts and the famous Lombok pearls.

Beautiful reef flats and expansive reef slopes are teeming with life and will excite divers of all levels. A very popular diving location with almost guaranteed turtle interactions and reef shark encounters.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, giant frogfish, spotted eagle ray, common octopus
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Hotel Vila Ombak

Finely balancing the comforts of first class accommodation and beautiful natural surrondings, this traditional Lombok style hotel is a good choice for divers wanting to explore the sites around the Gili Islands.