The Island

As soon as you arrive on Gili Air, you’ll experience an extreme sensation of relaxation. The islands are a newly popular destination for tourists as travellers seek more natural lifestyle experiences. Automobiles and motorised traffic are prohibited on the islands by local ordinance, so the preferred method of transportation is by foot and bicycle or the horse-drawn cidomo.

Scuba diving and freediving in and around the Gilis is also popular due to the abundance of marine life and attractive coral formations. The island is surrounded by white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water, pristine coral reefs which are ideal for snorkelling, scuba diving, kite surfing and surfing.

The Indonesian word for water isAir ([aˈjɛr]) and Gili Air was named for being the only island of the three to have subterranean fresh water. This water is acknowledged as a finite resource on the island and we ask you to be mindful of the amount of fresh water that you use.