Activities on the Gili Islands
Diving is the main activity on the Gili Islands, with Gili Trawangan being the main diving destination. However there are also a variety of other activites available on and around the Gilis.
For those of you that don't fancy diving but still want to enjoy the crystal clear water and have a chance of swimming with turtles, there are daily snorkelling trips that visit all three Gilis. There is also plenty of great marine life to be found just off the beach. Turtles, moray eels and cuttlefish are a few of the creatures to be seen just 20meters from the shore. Not everywhere is good for snorkelling as there can be strong tidal currents so make sure you check with us or another dive shop before going out.
The Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club is an 18 hole championship course that offers a unique, challenging and world class experience for golfers of all levels. The course is located a 10 minute speed boat journey from Gili Trawangan, arriving on the beach at the 4th hole. We arrange one day and half day packages including transport, 18 holes green fee, club rental, buggy, caddy, lunch and drinks. We offer the most competetive rates and are always looking for some fresh competition. When you're here speak to Marcus or Antony as they're always keen to play.
Wakeboarding and water skiing:
In order to preserve the peaceful enviromnent of the Gilis these types of watersports are only permitted in a small bay in Lombok. There are numerous companies offering a variety of water sports that can all be booked at short notice, you would however be advised to look around for the best rates.
Gili Cooking Classes
All 3 Gilis have surf, the South East corner of Trawangan and Gili Air are the main areas but both are very much dependant on the swell. When it's good it's really good however it isn't consistent. If you want consistent waves locally go to South Lombok. It's also not for beginners as it's all reef breaks.
On the north end of Gili Trawangan there is a new restaurant and accommodation called Karma Kayak. Run by Grace and Astrid it's a relaxing and peaceful part of the island where you can chill out and sample some of their great 'Tapas'. Astrid is also a Kayaking instructor and offers courses and tours around the Gilis. For more information contact them by email.
For the slightly more adventurous horses can be hired and the island is yours to explore. Experience on horses is recomended as they can be rather feisty.
A Freediving training center has recently opened just down the road from Manta Dive. We work closely with Mike Board, who is an exceptional instructor and British freedive record holder. Mike has recently trained some of our staff who are now qualified to provide beginner and intermediate lessons, and for more advanced levels we highly reccommend paying Mike a visit.
Gili Yoga center is located close to the harbour on Gili Trawangan. The centre shares an office with Freedive Gili and boasts its very own Yoga pavillion.
Gili Yoga offers a wide variety of daily yoga classes for all levels and experience. Run by expert Kate Middleton and staffed by professional, passionate and dedicated yogis who love to share their lifestyle with all. Sessions are practiced in the warm open air, surrounded by a tropical garden and the sounds of nature.