Written by Siti Solehah
Located in Lombok, Indonesia Gili Trawangan is one of the famous and largest among three Gili’s.If you’re looking for a place to chill with your friends or enjoy sunset with your partner, maybe you should come to Gili Trawangan. It has many tourist facilities such as resorts, budget hotels, various street food and restaurants and also pubs. I visited Gili Trawangan with my husband, and I am in love with the view, the food and also the people.
I advise to rent a bicycle and cycle around the island. This was my favorite thing to do! To give you a sense of just how small Gili Trawangan is, cycling around the island’s circumference took us just about an hour. I recommend that you do this on your first day because it gives you a good overview of the island. There is no motor vehicle on the island, so there are no motorcycles or cars around here which make cycling easier.
Besides cycling around the beautiful island, you can also explore the inland area and see how local people live and visit some of the Island’s best restaurants. It’s so easy to find halal food as Gili Trawangan are predominantly Muslim. Their food has so many options and is affordable.
Personally, I think the perfect place to watch the sunset is the western part of the island. Ombak Sunset Hotel is a popular choice since it is located at the westernmost point of the island. Seek to get to the west side about an hour before sunset (about 5 pm), so you can pick up a good seat by the sand.
Gili Trawangan is a must-visit place for a beach lover like us. It is the true definition of island vibes. There are beautiful, clean beaches, the sunset, the view… ahh I will revisit again someday.