The Gili Islands (Indonesian: Tiga Gili or Kepulauan Gili are an archipelago of three small islands - Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air - just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia.
The Islands are located in the Lombok Strait, to the immediate northwest of Lombok. They extend outward from a tiny peninsula called Sire near to the village of Tanjung on Lombok. Bali lies about 35 km to the west of Gili Trawangan, the islands' most westerly member. Both Bali and Lombok are easily visible from the Gilis in clear weather. Mount Rinjani, Indonesia's second highest volcano, is close by on neighbouring Lombok, and dominates the views towards the east.
The islands are a popular destination for tourists looking for a remote island experience. Each island has several small resorts, usually consisting of a collection of huts for tourists, a small pool and restaurant. Most local inhabitants live on Trawangan in a township stretching along its east side just inland (which is also where most recent development is taking place). Motorised traffic is prohibited on the Islands, so the preferred method of transportation is by foot and bicycle or the horse-drawn carriage called a cidomo. Diving in and around the Gilis is also popular due to the abundance of marine life and attractive coral formations.
The Islands can only be reached by sea, and are frequented by a variety of fast boats operating various routes from Bali.
Do not miss to visit Meno's turtle sanctuary. It consists of an assortment of little pools and bathtubs on the beach, bubbling with filters and teeming with baby turtles, where they're nurtured until they're around eight months old before being released.