Scuba Diving

Gili Trawangan offers some incredible diving for all levels, with more than 20 incredible dive spots around the Gili islands. Healthy reefs and corals teeming with brightly coloured fish, reef sharks and sea turtles are just some of the sights you’ll see. Villa Almarik staff can help you arrange dive trips and PADI certified dive courses through a reputable PADI 5 Star diving center outside the resort.

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Snorkeling

Snorkeling is also a great way to see the varied marine life around the islands. You can wade into the water straight off the beaches or staff at Villa Almarik can help you arrange a snorkeling tour to take you by boat to the reefs further out from the island. The variety of reef fish and healthy corals is stunning and the best spot for swimming with sea turtles is right off the beach in front of Villa Almarik. Snorkeling gear is available to rent from local beachside stands around the island or through snorkeling tour operators.

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Water Sports

Apart from snorkeling and diving, there are many other ways to stay active in the water. Stand up paddle boarding, surfing, kite surfing, kayaking, and fishing trips are all available on the Gili Islands. Conditions are generally good for all of these activities year-round, but May to October bring the best surf.

Cycling

Renting a bicycle and touring the island is a great way to spend a day on Gili Trawangan. It is safe thanks to the lack of motorized vehicles, and the island is small enough to get all the way around in an hour or so.

Beach Hopping

Gili Trawangan is an island of white sandy beaches perfect for sunbathing and enjoying the warm sea. Some of the island’s most popular beaches are South Beach, Sunset Beach, and Ombak Sunset Beach. All of these beaches are in easy walking or cycling distance from Villa Almarik so enjoy the island paths and visit them all.

Island Hopping

It’s easy to get a boat to see the neighbouring Gili islands, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Each island is unique and has a different vibe. Hopping between them, is quick and easy and allows you to experience different atmospheres and landscapes. You can book an island-hopping tour with a trusted operator through Villa Almarik.

Climb Gili Trawangan Hill for the Best Views in Gili T

Climb Gili Trawangan Hill

The interior of Gili Trawangan isn’t written about much, but there are some really lovely spots to check out. Gili Trawangan Hill is a forested hill and natural viewpoint on the south-western side of the island. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to get to the top of the hill and is a relatively easy climb. The views from the top are stunning so you definitely shouldn’t miss it while you’re on Gili T.

Sunset on Horseback

You may have seen beautiful Instagram pictures of sunset horseback rides through the crystal waters of a tropical island. You can experience this very thing on Gili Trawangan with several operators offering horse riding sessions on the beach.

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Sea Turtle Release

Hawksbill and green sea turtles are found in the waters around Gili Trawangan, but some conservation efforts are still needed to protect these animals. You can visit the Gili Trawangan hatchery and if it’s the right time of year, you may even get to release hatchlings into the sea.

Spa Treatments

Visit a spa or wellness centre on Gili Trawangan for some island pampering. Whether you want to unwind, work knots out of out some tight muscles, or have a beauty treatment, there are treatments for everyone. If you’d like to stay within the resort, Villa Almarik has a small boutique spa with a selection of health and beauty treatments on offer.

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Yoga and Wellness

Over the past few years Gili Trawangan has become well known for its yoga and wellness retreats. There are a couple of yoga centres where you can join a yoga class. If you are already a yoga practitioner, the beach in front of Villa Almarik or the garden in front of your bungalow are the perfect settings for your own practice.

The Night Market

The night market is a stop you should have on your itinerary. It’s the perfect spot to see where the locals hang and try some traditional Indonesian foods. Just watch the spice level because they tend to like it hot!

Romantic Dinner by the Beach

There is nothing more romantic than a candle lit dinner by the beach with twinkling stars and the rhythm of the waves rolling onto the sand. Villa Almarik is happy to set up a beautiful beachfront dining experience for you, complete with flower petals, candles, and delicious food.

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Picnic by the Beach

If a relaxed picnic by the beach is more your speed, this can also be arranged. Sunset is a great time for this experience. A casual yet romantic time watching the sun sink into the ocean with snacks and drinks will stick in your memories forever. Villa Almarik staff will be happy to set this up for you.

Party at the Bars & Beach clubs

Gili Trawangan is well known for its vibrant nightlife. From relaxed beach bars with live music to swanky beach clubs with DJs spinning late into the night, there is something for everyone.

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