As the parts of Indonesian archipelago Lombok and Sumbawa are surrounded by hundreds of beautiful small island. Some of them has transform into famous tourism resorts island such as Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno in North Lombok.
In Sasak – Lombok native language- Gili means a small island. Few of them are located at Sekotong bay of West Lombok.
Every gili is promising the beauty of the island and its underwater marines life panorama. As an inhabited land some of Gilis also provide an authentic culinary culture, various of seafood which is fresh from the ocean.
There are 12 gilies around Sekotong Bay, such as Gili Nanggu, Gili Sudak, Gili Tangkong, Gili Kedis, Gili Gede, Gili Lontar, Gili Asahan, Gili Genting, Gili Poh, Gili Rengit dan Gili Anyaran. Most of them are tourism resort island.
However, we are going to describing you about three gili around Sekotong. Gili Kedis, Gili Nanggu, dan Gili Layar. From the main land its need about 20 or 30 minutes to reach the island.
But there is no regular public boat to the island, that’s why the visitor need to rent speedboat or sampan to the locals people around the beach. The cost about Rp 400.000 up to Rp 500.000 for a day trip. It isn’t expensive compare to the beauty of this three gili.
Gili Nanggu and Gili Layar is the most popular island at Sekotong Bay. It is because Gili Nanggu and Gili Layar was the first tourism spot that openned for the public at Sekotong. This small island also some interesting beach activities such as diving, fishing, canoeing, snorkeling, sun bathing, swimming, and many more.
Gili Kedis the smallest one has its own brand as a private island by travellers. A tiny island surrounded by white sand and crystal clear water and wonderful marine life. A perfect place to hide away form the city crowded.
While you are enjoy the beautiful panorama of this three small island, you can enjoying fresh seafood of sellers along street at Sekotong. Starting from grilled squids, fried squids, large grilled fishes, head fishes special soup, grilled eggplants, pelecing kangkung, and other menu. The prices is about Rp 300.000 for a package of various menu of seafood.
If you want to enjoyed 12 gilies at Sekotong, you are better to prepare a lot of time. It is because surrounding a dozen of gilies was not enough in one day. You might be need at least three days. Let’s try and enjoy it ! (LPG)