Planning an island vacation is an exciting prospect, but tourists are often stumped when faced with choosing between the many island destinations that are available all over the world.
Gili Air, Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno complete the trio of islands that are together known as the Gilis, and each island has its own unique character. Gili Trawangan is the party animal of the three, and is known for its vibrant nightlife and full moon parties. Gili Meno is the most reserved of the three islands, with no nightlife to speak of, making it a great option for families or solo travellers looking for a quiet space to relax.
Gili Air, on which Grand Sunset Gili Air is located, is perhaps the Goldilocks zone of the Gilis, with a good balance between partying and relaxation. Some say that you’ll get to know the Gilis best by visiting Gili Air, as its large indigenous population have welcomed tourists, without completely abandoning their cultural identity.
The social scene here is more alternative than mainstream, although you’ll still be able to keep yourself busy at a beach bar or at a party night on hot summer evenings.
Gili Air provides a range of culinary options that should suit any palate, and water sports and activities reign supreme, thanks to marine life that will attract even those who prefer spending their time on the white beaches that touch the water around them.
It is truly the locals that make Gili Air stand out from the rest. The indigenous people are warm, friendly and always up for a chat or willing to assist where necessary. Don’t be surprised if you are lured to a bar on your way back to your hotel with the promise of “one for the road, mate!”
The local population will leave an endearing and lasting impact on you, and their humorous take on life in general is sure to make your trip to Gili Air one that you won’t forget any time soon.
For more information on the accommodation options available at Grand Sunset Gili Air, feel free to contact us. Our friendly staff will give you a complete low-down on how you can fill your days while residing with us.