In addition to diving, Gili Trawangan offers visitors other exciting activities to fill up your days in addition to catching some sun on the beach or relaxing by the pool. Blue Marlin is happy to help you arrange these activities or point you in the right direction.
The Stud Ranch is located on the south part of the island at Sunset point. They have a choice of well-schooled horses available for hire. Experienced staff can arrange horse rides from beginners levels through to experienced. Prices start at 250,000rp for 30 minutes.
Tel: +62 (0) 813 325632
South Sea Nomads is Gili's only party boat. The company operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday with more frequent trips during high season. Voyage starts at 3:00pm and goes around the three Gili islands. Stopping off at Gili Air for a swim and snorkel, watch the sunset over the water toward Bali. Dinner is is served on the way back to Gili Trawangan where the party continues on board. Tel: +62 (0) 821 45804522
Gili Trawangan has a fast right hander which can really pump with the right conditions. The best waves are at high tide, and the underlying reef can be sharp so booties can come in handy. The surf break is off the south coast - just follow the locals who will be out and jogging with their boards whenever the surf is decent. You will find no shortage of locals ready, willing and able to rent you board. There are a few breaks off Gili Air and Gili Meno, but they are more difficult to reach and smaller. The best season is the January-June wet season, with swells from 1-2 m. Daily conditions can be checked out at Magic Seaweed.
The easiest spot to find some productive snorkelling is off the main beach, north of the harbour. If you start north of the beach (about where you can see seaweeds growing at low tide roughly level with Gili Meno's northern extent), and go with the current back towards to the most crowded sunbathing area, you will likely need to kick only when you want to stop to look at something. The healthy corals are around the area where the wall drops off and the deeper water begins. Turtles can be seen often, and also the occasional trigger fish amongst the more common reef inhabitants. At low tide it is difficult to get in without reef shoes. Always watch out for potential waves that can push you into the coral that are just below water level.
The Lombok Kosaido Golf Club is a short speedboat ride away. The 18-hole championship course offers a unique, challenging and world-class experience for golfers of all levels.
Tel: +62 (0)370 640 137/38
The island of Lombok is only 10 minutes speed boat or 45 minutes with the public boat from Gili Trawangan. There are beautiful waterfalls, Sasak villages, or shopping in Senggigi and Mataram. Mount Rinjani National Park is a 3,700 meter volcano surrounded by a beautiful mountain lake. Hiking enthusiasts come from all over the world to trek this amazing mountain.