Furthest from the mainland, the largest of the islands, Gili Trawangan attracts the greatest number of visitors (many of whom come for the notorious party) and is the most developed. Don’t be fooled though, it still features a low-key vibe, with just the right amount of fun! Life doesn’t stand still and neither do we. Gili Trawangan greets each day with an attitude ready to make it the best day! Come be the Captain of your
Gili T is the ideal destination for people who want to relax, get salty, and make some new friends. With all the comforts of home set in a tropical paradise, we have a retreat that allows you to break out of the daily grind. Island transport is by cidomo (horse and cart), or most people prefer to cruise around via bicycles. Let your hair down, leave your shoes behind, and get lost in your own personal oasis!
What can we say? It's the reason we're here! Gili Trawangan is a notoriously popular destination for everyone from snorkelers to advanced divers. Come and see us to start your underwater adventure today, but be warned you may get addicted! Not an ocean dweller but still want the visual experience? No problem! You can see it all by booking a glass bottom boat to show you around the great coral reef and marine life viewing spots- all without getting your hair wet!
Grab a beanbag, order a happy hour cocktail, and wait to be amazed- the sunsets here will knock your socks off! A walk around the island, less than 3km long by 2km at its widest part, is a great late afternoon activity that ends with a prime view. Have your bike handy? Take a ride to hundred-metre hill, from which you can enjoy stunning views of Bali and Mt. Batur as the sky dances in the background. Live music or drums and dancing can usually be found in the near vicinity.
Take a bite of Sweet & Spicy Indonesian flavor home with you. Learn to cook authentic local food and then indulge in your creations. A full 7 course menu will include fish, chicken, tofu and tempeh with a range of traditional Indonesian sauces, plus a local dessert to top it off!
The Stud Ranch is located on the south part of the island at Sunset point. They have a choice of well-schooled horses available for hire. Experienced staff can arrange horse rides from beginners levels through to experienced.
Across the island you can find daily yoga for all levels, at varying times. Try a sunset beach session or dare to fly with an aerial yoga class. The Yoga Place offers a garden cafe and mediation lounge gazing out to Mt Rinjani, along with qualified masseuse. SUP paddle yoga has even swept the island with many instructors and variations to choose from!
Reconnect with your inner child as you peddle around the island! With no motorised transport, bicycles are the preferred method on Gili T. Take a spin around the shore side of the island or get lost tracing paths through the local shops and football field.
Don’t be fooled by all the activities and pumping nightlife, Gili T runs on island time. Grab a book and your shades before you head to the north side of the island for some R&R. There are no shortage of stunning beaches set up with hammocks, bean bags, and ice cold cocktails to fill your afternoon and perfect your tan!
You could spend a lifetime (maybe a few months) eating your way across Gili T. We have it all- everything from authentic local dishes to Italian wood fired pizza at Pizza Regina. Start the day with a craft latte and breakfast burrito from Kayu Cafe, sample gelato as you traverse the island, and end up at the night market where you can eat fresh grilled seafood followed by a nutella pancake; Taco Tuesday at The Irish Bar is an island favorite, or head up to Scallywag’s for a delicious fresh BBQ.
Gili T has a fantastic, friendly local community and you’d be missing out if you didn’t strike up a conversation with a few of them! Before you know it, Trawangan's locals will be entertaining you: showing you their international musical talents and fire dancing skills all while you enjoy a bonfire on the beach under the evening stars.
There is accommodation on Gili Trawangan to suit every budget and lifestyle, from dorm rooms and beach-front and jungle bungalows, to upscale and resort living. You really can have your own slice of paradise here in whatever sort of price range and style you choose! Blue Marlin is partnered with Kelapa Villas and Villa Cinta, both centrally located and offering dive & stay packages.