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A Guide for Conscious Tourists

Exploring Gili Trawangan Responsibly

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Respect the Environment

The natural beauty of Gili Trawangan is one of its biggest draws. Respect the delicate ecosystem by avoiding activities that harm marine life or damage coral reefs. Refrain from touching or standing on coral, and opt for reef-safe sunscreen to minimize chemical pollution. With its stunning coastline, Gili Trawangan relies heavily on tourism, which unfortunately often leads to plastic pollution. Help combat this issue by saying no to single-use plastics.

Get your own water bottle

It’s always welcomed if you bring your own reusable water bottle, but if you forget it, you can choose from a wide variety of high-quality products. Check out our own Manta styled one in our office!

It’s not recommended on Gili Trawangan to drink tap water, luckily, thanks to the #plasticfreeparadise campaign, many accommodations, restaurants and dive centers like Manta Dive offer refill stations, making it easy to stay hydrated without contributing to plastic waste.

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Mindful Wildlife Encounters

Gili Trawangan dive sites are home to a diverse array of marine life, including sea turtles. When you encounter these majestic creatures while snorkeling or scuba diving, maintain a respectful distance and never touch or chase them. Consider joining a responsible eco-tourism excursion led by knowledgeable guides who prioritize the well-being of wildlife.

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Dispose of Waste Properly

Proper waste disposal is essential for preserving the pristine beauty of Gili Trawangan. Dispose of your trash responsibly by using designated bins or taking it with you until you can properly dispose of it. Keep in mind the principles of “Take 3 For The Sea” - simply pick up three pieces of litter every time you visit the beach. A small thing to do, but together we can make a huge difference.

Check out the local NGOs

Take the opportunity to engage with and support our local eco – heroes, the Gili Eco Trust, or get yourself a cup of coffee, surrounded with kittens at Luni. These organizations work tirelessly to protect the environment and promote sustainable practices on the island. Consider volunteering your time or making a donation to support their conservation efforts. Join a beach clean-up (DebrisFreeFriday), volunteer as a “turtle tracker”, check out the Zero Waste Gift Shop, or book yourself a Recycle tour, Eco snorkeling or paddleboard safari.

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Contribute to the conservation efforts

Were you fun diving in the Gilis with us and captured an incredible photo of a shark or a turtle? Your snapshot could be more than just a beautiful memory! You can submit your images to the Gili Shark Conservation, who will identify the species and, if it’s a new sighting, you may even give it a name! Your contribution not only assists in tracking population trends but also aids in understanding the behaviors and movements of these marine animals.

So, the next time you’re exploring the underwater wonders of Gili Trawangan, don’t forget to bring your camera along!

By adopting these responsible tourism practices, visitors can help preserve the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Gili Trawangan for generations to come. Let’s ensure that our travels leave a positive footprint on this enchanting island paradise.

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