We chose Gili Air, because everyone said that Gili Trawangan is the most lively and youthful one, Gili Meno is the quietest one for those seeking relaxation, while Gili Air is a good middle ground, but above all it is the most authentic one.
The southern part (near the port) is certainly the busiest area, where most of the clubs and activities are located. Obviously it is also the part where most of the boats arrive so they “spoil” the atmosphere of a remote island a little.
The northernmost part is instead quieter, from where you can admire magnificent sunsets. If there are no clouds, you can also see the island of Bali very well in the distance.
One of the things we liked most about the Gilis is the total absence of cars. On the island you can travel on foot, by bicycle or aboard nice buggies pulled by little horses that are a little tired and cooked by the sun.
The roads are obviously not the best in terms of accessibility. Along the coast, some parts have sand, the asphalt is a bit bumpy and the inner roads are often dirt. All in all we got away with the suitcases (with no little effort) and after all the island is very small and you cross from side to side in about 20 minutes, so walking around the island remains, in my opinion, the best way to get around.
Here too the watchwords are: snorkeling, diving and relaxation. You can organize excursions anywhere on the island, just enter one of the many diving centers or agencies to negotiate the best price.
If you go snorkeling, they will probably propose you to use the boat with the Glass Bottom which is essentially a small glass on the floor through which you can see the bottom of the sea, but you will almost never see anything. So in case they ask you for a supplement, kindly decline as it is not worth your money
In addition to this you can take Indonesian cooking classes (there is a place at the beginning of the main street near the port), do some shopping in the little shops, there is a cinema at night on the beach just before Mowie’s with armchairs and covers
It is also possible to organize tours for the island of Komodo, usually of 4 days and 3 nights, directly from here.