Gili Air, really a gorgeous Island, where you can discover opulent and swanky scene amidst the 3 Gili Islands, and it’s ordinarily considered as the next best island retreat after the famous Gili Trawangan. The beautiful Gili Air presents a great fusion of white sand and crystal clear waters, with a classy range of shops, beach bars, seaside cafes, a variety of accommodation options. Gili Air is considered as an outstanding spot for snorkeling and diving as the waters are crystal clear and calm favoring these super sensational activities. Naturally placed at the beginning of the series of the 3 Gilis, closest to the Lombok mainland. Gili Air takes the second most popular island position to head to, after Gili Trawangan.
We must add here that Gili Air is little smaller but more elegant and polished than Trawangan. You may prefer this Island over Trawangan if you can afford a little expensive but upscale vacation. Clearly not for bag packers, the island’s main south-eastern coast near the boat harbor is predictably packed with all the diversity of high scale dining and nightlife choices. It’s easy to encircle the island in a half day of walking. Gili Air’s vicinity to the mainland also makes it a favorite spot for tourists traveling to Lombok. Budget accommodation options are not plentiful, but still can be located away from the coastal areas. Plenty of spas, diving, snorkeling, upscale dining and luxury accommodations are available on this outstanding island.
The weather in the Gilis is tropic, with a normal air temperature of 28 °C and a water temperature ranging from 26 °C to 29 °C during the year. Activities in Gili Air are not inadequate: there are countless diving centers with distinctive specializations, yoga in H2O, kite surfing or just relaxing on the beach in front of the Chill Out. After reaching and a little bit relaxing at your accommodation, you may bounce straight into the greenish-blue sea, which is sufficient in coral and colorful fish. You can rent a mask, fins, and snorkels from small shops along the road, a set costing on average 25,000 Rp.
In spite of the tropical climate, due to its closeness to the equator, the Gilis are moderately dry in comparison to other islands of the Indonesian archipelago. Certainly, the proximity of two nearby volcanoes, Mount Rinjani in Lombok and Mount Agung in Bali, creates a drier micro-climate in Gilis. The population of these islands is Muslim, as is the case in most of Indonesia.