The three Gili islands are still excellent for snorkeling despite the devastation wreaked by the El Nino weather phenomenon in 1998. Some 90% of the hard corals around the islands down to 20 meters suffered badly at the time from bleaching and are still recovering.
While you can snorkel directly from the beach, a good deal is to join the daily snorkeling tour at the very reasonable rate of Rp 35.000 per person. As the boat has a glass bottom, those unable to snorkel, such as young kids, can also have the opportunity to see a wide array of beautiful multicolored tropical fish and, if lucky, even the odd turtle. A tip here: bring your own snorkeling gear as the quality of the stuff available for hire leaves much to be desired.Nothing can be as relaxing as floating amidst a beautiful coral reef watching the undersea life, join our boat crew for a short ride to one at the nearby island reefs. Giant sea turtles and schools of Indo Pacific reef fish are abundant.
After snorkeling our boat crew will land you on one of the Gili’s (Indonesian for Island). The Gili Islands are famous for their white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Here you can relax, swim along the fringing reef or take a ride around the island using one of the local pony and cart. Gili Island snorkeling trips disembark from our Jetty two times per day.When you need a break from the snorkeling, the sugary white beaches are a perfect place for relaxation and sunbathing. The few hawkers that ply their trade here are much less aggressive than in Bali, and when they realize you don’t want what they are selling they quickly get the message. If the blazing tropical sun becomes too much to bear, shelter can be found under the palm trees that conveniently line the beaches.
If the weather is good – which it usually is – beautiful red sunsets can be seen, with the sun setting in the west over Mount Agung, Bali. Either head for Gili Trawangan’s northern coast else climb the island’s 100-meter hill (going up here is the only time you are likely to venture into the island’s interior during your stay).
As for Gili Air and Gilo Meno, they are even quieter than Gili Trawangan. Accommodations and restaurants are basic, but then that’s part of the charm. If you need more facilities, it’s more convenient to stay on Gili Trawangan and make day trips to these two islands.
Gili Islands Snorkeling Tours
One day Gili Trawangan and Meno Tours ( 08 Hours )
We offer your our special and jnique tours to explore the wonderful coral reefs and marine life of Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno.
Starting the Tours;
We pick you up at 08.00 Am in the morning at your Hotel in Senggigi Area, Directly transfer to Bangsal via Lendang Bajur Sasak traditional market, On the way to Bangsal we also stop at Pusuk pass Monkey forest and feed them.
Upon arrive in Bangsal, We hire a boat and sail to Gili Trawangan. This boat ride will takes around 45 minutes to the biggest gGlis of Trawangan. Swimming, snorkeling, beach combing or riding a Cidomo ( Horse carriage in additional charge ) in Gili Trawangan. On the 03 gilis islands, there is no motor bikes, no cars and barking dogs.