The Gili islands (known as the Gilis) are very relaxed and laid-back, with countless little beachside cafes, restaurants and bars.

Of the three, Gili Trawangan best fits the image of “party island”, with heaps of accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. The smallest of the islands, Gili Meno, has no nightlife and is known as the “honeymoon island” for its secluded atmosphere. Closest to the mainland is Gili Air which offers a mix of the two, with plenty of facilities in the south and more peace elsewhere.