What It’s Like to Snorkel in the Gili Islands

Indonesia’s Gili Islands are some of the world’s most beautiful.

The Gili Islands are a small Indonesian archipelago. There are no motorized vehicles of any kind and no police. Known for pristine beaches and laid back culture, it’s the exact kind of place you dream of visiting without your phone, tablet or laptop. Just unplug and unwind!

 
These islands offer everything you’d expect from an isolated island getaway. There’s stretches of beautiful beaches, quaint restaurants and bars, and the best way to get around is by horse and cart. That’s gotta be one of my favorite aspects of the island!

Snorkel Gili Islands

For the more adventurous, the Gilis offer unparalleled SCUBA diving and snorkeling. That’s precisely how I spent one very memorable day while there. I trusted my friend On, the first female Indonesian dive master in the Gilis, to show me the other side of the islands. Warm, turquoise waters, lots of colorful fish, and even a few turtles. I’d never seen a turtle eat before. So cool!

Watch this video to see why this tropical paradise made a huge impression on me.

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