Gili Islands, the Islands of Heaven in NTB

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Indonesia tour - Suku Sasak

Suku Sasak in Gili Islands

The Gili Islands in Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) / West Nusa Tenggara

An Indonesia tour isn’t all about Bali. There are many different other provinces available. One of them is West Nusa Tenggara. As a matter of fact, it’s situated near to Bali. The land is quite mountainous. There are many trees as well. In the south part of the island, you can find grasslands. There are many unique animals such as parrots, marsupials, etc. There are two major regions here. They are Sumbawa and Lombok. The second one is more popular, though. In the past, Lombok was influenced by Balinese culture. Today, it has a unique characteristic. Local people call themselves the Sasaks.

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Visiting the Islands of Heaven in West Nusa Tenggara – Gili Islands

So, what makes West Nusa Tenggara popular? If it’s about the tourism, there are many beautiful islands to visit. It’s the Gili Islands. You can reach them in the northwest of the province. There are 3 tiny islands called Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. All of them offer natural beauty. They come with clear water and amazing beaches. For those who look for fun and peace, Gili Islands is the best choice. Apart from the beautiful coasts, there are numerous marine creatures around. What about snorkeling? It’s a good idea! You can even simply lie on the sand for sunbathing.

Indonesia tour - Gili Island

Indonesia tour – Gili Island

The best thing about an Indonesia tour in Gili Islands is the peaceful atmosphere. It’s because you can’t find any motorized vehicles here. Your vacation becomes more comfortable and relaxing. Moreover, you can do different things here. The best fun activity is snorkeling. Don’t have any equipment? No worries. You can rent the equipment from local people. Apart from that, there’s also kayaking, diving, fishing, etc. You won’t be bored here. Are you an enthusiast? Well, you can find many diving spots on these islands. Not to mention you can also do snorkeling. It’s your chance to see giant clams and sting rays.


Enjoy a Good Time in Beautiful Islands

For beginners, there are dive schools on the islands. You can choose different programs. Once you dive in the sea, you may see thousands of marine species. Dare you to dive deeper? Fishing also becomes a great thing to do in Gili Islands. The best island to do deep fishing is the Gili Trawangan. As a matter of fact, it’s the most famous island among the others. Just take your time and relax here. The sun is warm and the zephyr is soothing. There’s no more comfortable place to spend a vacation. Honeymooners can take advantage of this chance, too.

Just because West Nusa Tenggara Islands are secluded, doesn’t mean you can enjoy good accommodations. There are many dive shops, restaurants, lodges, and other accommodations here. You can even stay at the bungalow for a couple of nights. The best island among the three Gilis is Gili Trawangan. It’s an island for partying. Don’t forget to visit the Mount Agung. It’s an enormous volcano. Actually, the best time to visit Indonesia is during summer. The rainfall is low so you can enjoy your Indonesia tour. Have a good time everyone!

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