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A holiday in the Gili Islands provides you with many opportunities to relax and unwind. Whether you wish to rest on white, sandy beaches, dive into an underwater paradise or cycle around beautiful islands, you are sure to find something you love here.

Tucked away off the north-west coast of Lombok, you will find three small paradise islands: Gili Air, Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno make up the stunning “Gilis”, where you can immerse yourself in a Bohemian, rustic island atmosphere. Characterised by their famous golden beaches, you can enjoy some precious down time and indulge in authentic island life during your stay.

Take a Gili islands tour or create your own adventure as you cycle around the islands admiring their exquisite natural beauty. Take in the sounds of the Indonesian jungle and the reggae vibe before relaxing with a cocktail and enjoying the mesmerising sunset on the beach.

Gilis: the paradise islands

Combine your Gili Islands holiday with a trip to Lombok or Bali, or stay local and explore all three Gili Islands. Gili Meno is the ideal choice if you’re seeking peace and serenity, in Robinson Crusoe style. Snorkel and dive away from the tourist trail and pick up some tips on Gili culture from local islanders. Be sure to keep an eye out for the local hawksbill and green sea turtles.

If you wish to dance the night away and then sleep all day on coral sands then we recommend that you head to Gili Trawangan, or Gili T, as it is affectionally known. The beach is the perfect spot to sip a cocktail as the sun goes down.

Gili Air is a superb choice if you are seeking the best of both worlds - tranquility and fun. You’ll find local culture, beach parties, underwater excitement and secluded paradise beaches, all in one place. Browse our selection of luxury Gili Islands accommodation to find your ideal hotel.

Destination Highlights

  • Soak up the sun on powdery white, footprint-free sands in this tropical island paradise
  • Scuba dive in stunning azure blue waters, which are home to a colourful underwater world
  • Spot endangered sea turtles are you go snorkelling in the warm, crystal clear waves that gently lap the shore
  • Sip a sundowner as you admire the kaleidoscopic sun as it sets over the coral sands

Great sample itineraries


Take a look at our Gili Islands tour options and combine island adventures with a trip to Lombok or Bali. Call us today and we’ll create your bespoke holiday itinerary.

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Holidays To Bail And Komodo

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £2,299 PP
What better way to see a little more of Indonesia than by combining the beautiful island of Bali with the...
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Beach holidays
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Bali, Lombok and Gili Multi Centre Holiday

  • 12 Days
  • Guide Price £1,699 PP
Explore Indonesia’s popular island of Bali, before contrasting relatively untouched Lombok and the beautiful Gili Islands. Our Bali, Lombok and...
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Couples Holidays
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Hong Kong Bali Singapore Holiday

  • 14 Days
  • Guide Price £1,999 PP
Begin your multi centre holiday in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Singapore. Visit the incredible Gardens...
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Luxury holidays
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Bali and Gili Meno Suggested Multi Centre

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £1,899 PP
Encircled by turquoise waters, Bali’s laid back atmosphere and dreamy sunsets are perfect for the romantic at heart. The island...
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Beach holidays

Our favorite hotels


Browse our carefully selected range of Gili Islands hotels. We have accommodation to suit all tastes - from small, boutique sanctuaries to tropical island hideaways.

Pattaya

Mahamaya Gili Meno

This gorgeous boutique resort has secured a prime location on the west coast of Gili Meno, perfect for watching the...
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Guide Price £1,349
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Beijing

Vila Ombak

Centrally located just a minute’s walk from Gili Trawangan’s many restaurants, bars and shops, this popular hotel is a great...
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Guide Price £1,159
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Bali

Meno House

Meno House may be small – but it’s perfectly formed. Every staff member you encounter has a devotion to providing...
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Bali

Pondok Santi Estate

Gili Trawangan is renowned for being lively and fun. The Pondok Santi Estate is near enough to enjoy everything the...
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Explore Gili Islands

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“There are no motorised vehicles on the Gili Islands so you get to take in the incredible sights via the local cidamo (horse cart), or by bicycle.”

John
Destination Specialist
Lesley, Managing Director

“Get up-close and personal with the impressive, colourful underwater world. Dive the azure-blue waters from a range of exciting dive sites, ranging from leisure to challenging spots. May to September is the ideal time to scuba dive.”

Lesley
Managing Director

Full Moon Party

Grab a lunar calendar, and plan. Cover yourself in paint and glitter and dress up for a night of fun as you dance the night away by the light of the full moon. Enjoy a trance and reggae vibe at this monthly tropical island beach party.

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