Not all treasure is silver and gold. Gili Trawangan is a treasure for those who want to put pineapples on their heads, climb into palm trees, chase sunsets, drink from coconuts, sit around campfires, lay in hammocks and live like le pirate. So grab yourself some rum and soak up the sun, because island life has just begun.
This tiny tropical paradise is surrounded by white sandy beaches, turquoise water, palm trees and belongs to Lombok. Gili Trawangan has two little sisters and T is the wild one, Gili M and Gili A are known to be the quiet ones. In the southern part near the harbour is the busy area with bars and party places, but the northern sunset side of the island is quieter.
Eat, snorkel, read, repeat
The whole island is a backpackers paradise and cars are not allowed, the only way to get around is by foot or bicycle. Every day is lay day at Gili T as there is not much to do besides snorkelling, eating and partying. So if you came to unwind on a tropical island, drink cocktails and watch sunsets. Gili Trawangan is your place.
Stay at one of the turquoise beach cabins of Le Pirate on the northern part of the island and enjoy the open-air bamboo shower and watch the stars from your hammock at night. Built campfires, listen to jazz and shop for vintage clothes at Casa Vintage or if you want to try out local food visit the night market. Are you travelling to Bali next? Check out my other travel guide about Bali for more island tips!