Gili Trawangan

A 90-minute hydrofoil ferry from Padangbai is all it takes to trade Bali for the Gilis, a chain of paradise isles that speckle the waters nearer to Lombok. The first port of call for most boats is the largest of the three: Gili Trawangan. Set aside more time than you think you need for your trip here, because chances are you won’t want to leave. The whole place is ringed by a beachfront of perfect sugar sand. The sea is a glinting azure color. And the nightlife? Well, let’s just say the local free divers and surfers love to let loose with reggae after a long day on (or under) the waves!

A 90-minute hydrofoil ferry from Padangbai is all it takes to trade Bali for the Gilis, a chain of paradise isles that speckle the waters nearer to Lombok. The first port of call for most boats is the largest of the three: Gili Trawangan. Set aside more time than you think you need for your trip here, because chances are you won’t want to leave. The whole place is ringed by a beachfront of perfect sugar sand. The sea is a glinting azure color. And the nightlife? Well, let’s just say the local free divers and surfers love to let loose with reggae after a long day on (or under) the waves!

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