Gili Trawangan, popular by its nickname Gili T, used to be a sanctuary for backpackers and a party paradise with cheap alcohol. The island has come a long way ultimately when it was first introduced to luxury resorts and attracted more upscale island hoppers. Gili T now hosts a mixture of tourists from across the globe.
GIli T is a miniature island roughly 15 minutes off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia but is highly accessible from Bali. With Patagonia Xpress fast boat services, you can reach Gili Trawangan from Bali in around two hours, more or less. It is the main island of the three Gili islands.
It is best for its water sports (diving, snorkeling, surfing, etc.), relaxing, and many more, but it is mostly known for its parties. There are different venues for different nights of the week.
The wild one
Despite its white sand beaches and turquoise waters, Gili T’s reputation is being the party island. It is especially popular among international tourists. However, it has developed into much more over the recent years. The island’s east side is now largely dotted by restaurants, bars, accommodation, and diving schools – and these are where most of the partygoers reside.
The west side, on the other hand, is relatively quieter boasting lavish resorts and an ideal environment for a family holiday or a romantic getaway. The north and south ends are a little closer to the crowd without being too heavily involved. The main strip on the island can party well until sunrise. Avoid this area if you’re looking for a tranquil holiday, or you would feel like staying at a club. The south side has beautiful accommodation options.
The island is tiny and most people are content with staying for 3-5 days. However, if you’d like to spend a week to learn how to dive or party, the island wouldn’t bore you.
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