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Gili Trawangan A hidden paradise

  • Anggit Maharani

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 18 2012   /  10:33 am

Clean beachesCrystal clear water, white, sandy beaches, people sunbathing at beaches and cottages along the coast set a different atmosphere at the exotic cluster of three tiny resort islands nestled between the famed islands of Bali and Lombok.

The best and most developed of the three isles is Gili Trawangan. Its stunning beaches, the bustling nightlife, breathtaking landscape and friendly islanders make this place truly admirable. 

Day after day, more and more tourists tired of Bali’s crowded beaches and jammed streets spare a one-hour trip by speed boat to Trawangan, the largest of the three islets. The other two, Gili Meno and Gili Air, are quieter and more private.

At Trawangan, traditional restaurants and modern cafes line the beaches, while tourists leisurely stroll around in bikinis and shorts, blending in with the residents. These beaches are cleaner ...