Getting off the boat to see Gili Air.
9. Nightlife on Gili Air is much more laidback than Gili Trawangan.
Gili T has made itself the ultimate party hub not only on the Gili Islands but in all of Lombok. So if you really want to dance, mingle and revel, nothing beats doing it on Trawangan. Having said that, Gili Air also has its own share of bars. Yes, there are bars on Gili Air, but they are more chilled out and mellow. They have alcohol and people, and their music playlist will most likely include Bob Marley songs and reggae hits.
10. Swimming, snorkeling, and diving are some of the main activities on the island, (aside from sunbathing of course).
Swimming is popular along the east coast because of the shallow water. Snorkeling gear can easily be rented from most hotels. There are several dive operators to choose from on Gili Air. Thus, you don’t need to go to Trawangan to get PADI or SSI courses.
Where Did We Stay on the Gili Islands?
During our last visit to the Gili Islands, we decided to mainly stay on Gili Trawangan due to its amenities and accessibility. We stayed at a nice boutique resort called Gili Amor Boutique Resort, which is close to the main street, lined up with bars and restaurants. We explored Gili Air during a boat tour. But as mentioned before, you always have the choice to stay for a night or two or more on the more relaxing Gili Air.
One of the best ways to find the right room for you on Gili Air is to book through the most reputable hotel booking sites online; which are Booking.com and Agoda.com.