Although still on the backpacker trail the Gili Islands have moved with the times and now offer quality restaurants, a range of Hotels and a variety of activities.
Accommodation options on the Gili Islands now suit every budget ranging from a bamboo hut to luxury resorts and villas. The island now also has an active night life so there is always something to do for those who want to dance the night away. The eastern side of Gili Trawangan is the busiest, while the more peaceful atmosphere typically associated with a tropical island is now on the sunset side.
Motorised transport is not permitted on the islands so a local taxi comes in the form of a traditional horse-cart, called a Cidomo. Most Cidomos now have a fixed price-list. Bicycles can also be rented at reasonable prices but remember you are on a small island so nothing is very far away.