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Updated: Feb 11

The Gili Islands in Indonesia have three main islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air, which are popular for their stunning beaches, clear waters, and underwater life. The best Gili island to stay on depends on your preferences and the type of experience you're seeking. Here are the three main Gili Islands, each offering a different, unique atmosphere:

Gili Trawangan (Gili T)

The largest and most popular on Gili island. Known for its lively nightlife, restaurants, bars, beach clubs, and parties. It has a range of accommodations, from budget-friendly to luxury resorts. If you're looking for a more energetic and social scene with a variety of bars, restaurants, and parties, Gili T might be the best choice for energetic young people who love nightlife.

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Gili Trawangan


Gili Air, known for its relaxed and laid-back vibes, strikes a balance between the liveliness of Gili Trawangan and the tranquility of Gili Meno. It's a good choice for a family holiday or if you prefer a mix of relaxation and some social activities. on Gili Air, there are many activities you can do, such as yoga, cooking class, horse riding, beach swings, etc. Accommodations here range from budget to mid-range.

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Gili Air


The smallest of the three islands. If you prefer a quieter place with peaceful vibes, Gili Meno might be the best option.  It offers a romantic and intimate setting. It's perfect for honeymoons. Accommodations tend to be more on the rustic and charming side.

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Gili Meno

The best Gili island to stay, consider your preferences, such as your activities, preferred vibes, and budget. Keep in mind that travel trends and accommodations can change, so it's a good idea to check recent reviews and up-to-date information closer to your travel date. If you want to stay on Gili Air at eco bungalows with relaxed vibes, you can stay at Musa Villas & Bungalows or Musa Bintang Villas & Bungalows.

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