While it is perfectly safe to swim and snorkel around the Gilis you should never try to swim to the next island, it is much further than it looks and the currents in the middle of the channel can be very strong even for the best of swimmers.
Can you travel between the Gili Islands?
How to travel between the Gili Islands. Getting between the Islands and Lombok is cheap and easy, simply use one of the many local services available by public or chartered boat. Fast boat tickets from Bali to the Gili Islands will get you to Gili Trawangan or Gili Air.
Which Gili Island is best for swimming?
Living The Gili Air Island Life
Our favorite spot to swim is on the Southeastern side of the island right in front of Soprano’s cafe. For all these reasons and more, we found that Gili Air was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the island life.
Are there sharks in the Gili Islands?
Black tip and white tip reef sharks are the most common reef sharks seen around the Gilis, although we do not see them as frequently as we would like. Sharks are a critical part of the underwater ecosystem and have a very unfair reputation among humans due to popular myths propagated by Hollywood movies.
Are the Gili Islands safe?
The Gili Islands are a relatively safe place to visit.
Can you swim from Gili T to Gili Meno?
While it is perfectly safe to swim and snorkel around the Gilis you should never try to swim to the next island, it is much further than it looks and the currents in the middle of the channel can be very strong even for the best of swimmers. Are there police on the island?
Which Gili Island has the best beaches?
The smallest and quietest of the three Gilis, Gili Meno arguably has the best beaches of the lot – swathes of white sand scattered with squat trees, fringed with crystal clear water.
Has there ever been shark attacks in Bali?
Short answer; Yes, there are sharks in Bali. … In fact, Bali has had a total of five shark attacks – none of which were fatal – since 1990 and they all happened in a small surfing village on the west coast of the island.
Which Gili island has the underwater statues?
Along the west coast of Gili Meno, you’ll find 48 life-size statues of couples embracing and lying down, created by the well-known underwater sculptor: Jason deCaires Taylor. They are known as the Gili Meno statues.
Where are the underwater statues in Bali?
The Badung Underwater Cultural Park lies around 500 meters off the shores of Samuh Beach, just north of the Nusa Dua’s peninsula islands. Established by Nusa Dua Reef Foundation in 2012, the underwater park has 26 Bali-themed artificial reef sculptures at a depth of around 11 meters.
Are there snakes on Gili Islands?
The yellow lipped banded sea snakes are often seen in the waters around Indonesia, including the Gili Islands and our island of Gili Air. … Adult banded sea snakes may spend up to half their time on land, so you are lucky when you see one underwater!
Are Gili Islands worth it?
The Gilis are very nice and definitely worth a visit if you have time. The beaches and waters there are nicer than Bali.
Which is the best Gili island to visit?
Gili Air is the best Gili Island for honeymoons, family trips, and travelers who want to escape the madness of Gili Trawangan but need more action than in Gili Meno. On this island, you’ll find more restaurants than in Meno and even some cocktail bars.