Gili Air is a beautiful tropical island just off the coast of Indonesia, and its natural beauty and welcoming local population makes it popular among travellers from all over the world.

On your next visit to Gili Air, make sure to keep yourself busy with these five popular activities on the island.

1. Snorkelling and diving

The turquoise waters surrounding Gili Air might seem inconspicuous at first glance, but these waters are teeming with marine life of exceptional variety and beauty. Diving and snorkelling is a popular activity that tourists on the island partake in. Gili Islands Divers is conveniently located on the premises of Grand Sunset Gili Air, and its competent staff can assist you in arranging numerous underwater activities, including scuba diving, freediving and snorkelling. They’ll tailor a package to suit your specific needs and level of experience.

2. Sample excellent cuisine

Gili Air has a range of restaurants and eateries that cater for the varying palates of visiting tourists. Whatever you preference in terms of sustenance, you won’t have to walk far to find something that will send your taste buds into overdrive. Ask our staff for their recommendations.

3. Explore the entire island by bicycle

Gili Air is not big, and tourists can easily traverse the entire island by bicycle in around an hour. Ask our staff where you can find a bike for hire: acquainting yourself with your surroundings and the interesting and entertaining people that call it home should be one of the first items on your list of things to do.

4. Spend a day on the beach

Your cycling trip across the island should give you a good idea of what the beaches on Gili Air are like. Beaches located on the southern part of the island are closer to most accommodation options, while the eastern beaches are generally more white and unspoilt. Take your pick, grab a beach bag and umbrella, and head out for a day on the beach.

5. Support local vendors

You will find many local vendors selling their stock all over Gili Air. Don’t forget to drop by these informal markets to grab keepsakes and gifts for the people back home – at bargain prices. Simply mingling with the endearing local vendors is an experience worth having, anyway!