Gili Air

Gili Air is one of three famous dyke islands in Lombok, namely GiliTrawangan and GiliMeno. These three islands are famous for their beautiful beaches, so it’s no wonder Gili Air is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Lombok.

Of the three gili islands mentioned above, Gili Air is the island that is closest to the island of Lombok. Gili Air, GiliMeno, and GiliTrawangan are located in the west coast of Lombok, and are able to show a picture of the beauty of the beaches in Lombok. The location of Gili Air is precisely located in Gili Indah Village, Pemenang District, North Lombok Regency.

Visiting Gili Air, tourists can explore several points to enjoy Indonesia’s marine biodiversity. Among them, visitors can see spots of sea horses, turtles, various fish with various colors, as well as the diversity of other marine inhabitants. Local people call Gili Air by the name “TengaqAiq” which means in the middle of the sea. The majority of the indigenous people of Gili Air come from the Bugis and Sasak tribes, and their main livelihood is fishermen, traders, and tour guides. The majority of Gili Air visitors are foreign tourists, such as from England, France, Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, and other countries. Gili Air is usually crowded with tourists from July to August.

some peculiarities of Gili Air :

  1. Most Eastern :Gili Air is the easternmost compared to the two nearby dykes, namely GiliTrawangan and GiliMeno.
  2. Closest to Lombok :The location of Gili Air is closest to the island of Lombok. Located in Gili Indah Village, PemenangDistrict, North Lombok Regency.
  3. The Sasak and Bugis :The inhabitants are mostly Bugis and Sasak tribes and call Gili Air as TengaqAiq or the middle of the sea.
  4. Visiting Season :The peak season or the best season to visit is between July and August.
  5. Complete Facilities :On Gili Air, the facilities are complete, restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as accommodation. Only the atmosphere is not as busy as GiliTrawangan which is known as a party place.
  6. Pretty quiet :Stay comfortable even though it’s not as calm as the atmosphere on GiliMeno. Gili Air can still be chosen for those who want a comfortable and quiet vacation.
  7. Snorkeling and Diving Spots :Snorkeling and diving are also not far from this island. Even snorkeling can be done on the white sandy beaches that lie on the island.
  8. Mangroves :In addition to the beach in the form of a fun place to relax, on Gili Air there is also an area for mangroves.
  9. Transportation :It is not difficult to reach the small island. It can be from Bangsal Lombok Harbor, there are even round trip packages for those who don’t stay overnight.
  10. From Bali :Gili Air can also be directly reached from Bali. There are several choices, can be from Benoa, Padangbai, even Nusa Lembongan. The journey is about 1.5-2 hours.