Off the southern end of the island you can find a right hand surf break called Bonkas. It breaks on a mid to high tide. The locals welcome travelling surfers. Lessons are also available.
The Gili Islands are surrounded by the Gili Matra Marine Reserve (Marine Protected Area). Known as the turtle capital of the world and you can also expect to see reef sharks, rays, cuttlefish, octopuses, eels and thousands of reef fish buzzing around the stunning coral reefs. The incredible diving and year round conditions make it one of the safest and best places to learn to dive. The Open Water course takes 3 days to complete or, if you are already a certified divers, most shops run 2 to 3 dives per day to choose from. We recommend Trawangan Dive, which offers PADI courses from beginner through to instructor level.
Sunrise and sunsets
Whether you are an earlybird and awake to see the fabulous sunrise from behind Mount Rinjani on Lombok, or prefer to watch the sunset behind Mount Agung in Bali, you will not be dissapointed. We've really struggled to chose our favourite photo!
Horseback is one of the best ways to explore the island. Stud Horse Riding and Rescue offers tours around the island, through the coconut plantations, or sunset beach rides. Riding lessons are also available. Get that perfect sunset photo with Bali’s Mt Agung in the distance or gallop down the beach with the wind in your hair. At Stud, the welfare of horses is the main priority, with many rescue ponies being taken in to their care. Helmets and chaps are provided for riders.
The crystal clear waters surrounding the 3 Gili Islands make snorkeling a must. You can rent a mask, snorkel and fins and head out from almost anywhere on the island to explore the shallow reefs (we suggest wearing a life jacket, and asking advice about currents before heading out). There are also several companies which offer organized snorkeling day trips so that you can visit some of the deeper reefs or the famous statues at Bask resort.
Kayaking and paddle boarding
Single and double kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent hourly or daily from several locations along the main beach road. It is possible to paddle across to Gili Meno, although we recommend asking for information about currents, as they can be quite strong around the island. Lessons are also available.
Learn how to make traditional Indonesian dishes using fresh, local produce. With a variety of menus suitable for all budgets, this is a wonderful way to spend an evening.
Relax and unwind with morning and evening yoga classes available at various locations around the island. What could be better than refreshing your body and soul with a fly high yoga class at sunset?
Rent a Belukar bike
Explore the island by bike. We have a selection available to hire from 40,000rp per day.
Explore the beaches
Belukar is 5 mins walk from the northern beaches and 15 mins from the main harbour beach
Help us protect our environment
Everything that you consume during your stay has been shipped to the island. Your help in protecting the environment by recycling is appreciated. We will provide you with a recyclable bag to assist