The Gili Islands: Where travelers go for a few days and wind up staying a month. Situated off the northwest coast of Lombok, these mini tropical barefoot heavens have crystal-clear aquamarine seas, perfect white sand beaches, and coral reefs with drop-offs and ledges for spying turtles, manta rays, and myriad forms of aquatic life. Once considered simply a budget destination for backpackers on a side trip from Bali, the Gilis are now a popular destination in themselves and have come of age in recent years. With various new and safe fast boat services from Bali and an increasing number of direct international flights to Lombok, a trip to the Gilis need no longer be just an extension for holiday makers in Bali. … Back to Article
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