1. CHILL AT THE BEST HOSTEL ON THE ISLAND
Welcome to Broken Compass! Grab a Bintang, collapse on a bean bag, eat some of the best food on the island, relax by the pool, make new friends, become addicted to table tennis and listen to some crazy travels stories.
2. EXPLORE THE UNDERWATER WORLD
The Gili islands are known for its breathtaking underwater life. Take your pick from scuba diving, snorkelling or free diving – you will be amazed.
3. PARTY PARTY PARTY
Gili Trawangan, the party island… Just to make sure that you don’t miss out on any crazy wild nights, here is the party schedule of each week:
Monday – Blue Marlin. Tuesday – Jiggys. Wednesday – The Irish Bar (Tir Na Nog). Friday – Rudy’s. Saturday – Sama Sama Reggea Bar.
Get started with Broken Compass’s happy hour (6-8pm) and enjoy your Mojitos, Margaritas and Banana Daiquiris for half the price.
4. BIKE RIDE AROUND THE ISLAND
Luckily, on Gili T you won’t find any cars or motorbikes. So, cycling is the best way to explore the island. Get lost in the old coconut plantations fields in the middle of the island and bump into a cow or two!
5. SNORKEL WITH TURTLES
You can spot sea turtles right from the beach just a 2 minute walk away from Broken Compass. Rent some snorkelling gear and dive into the crystal clear waters. Please respect these beautiful animals and don’t touch them!
Gili T might be known as the party island but it is also the perfect place to thrive in health and happiness. There are several yoga schools here offering a variety of classes for all levels of experience. My secret tip for a fun island yoga experience is trying Fly High Yoga. The upside down poses will change your life – or at least your perspective J
7. SIP A FRESH COCONUT & RELAX ON THE BEACH
White sand beaches, crystal clear water, palm trees and fresh coconuts. Is there a better way to recharge your batteries?
8. WALK TO THE HIGHEST POINT ON THE ISLAND
For the best view over the Gili Islands, Bali and Lombok go for a walk up the hill on the southern side of the island. Good exercise and a great view.
9. DINNER AT THE NIGHT MARKET
After cheap fresh local food? Then the night market is what you are looking for. Fresh fish, delicious curries, meat satay skewers or nasi campur – you can get all these culinary treats here. Also a great place to people watch and meet fellow travellers.
10. DON’T MISS SUNSET
Gili T’s sunsets are simply the best. Take a bike and cycle to one of the sunset bars on the west side of the island. Sit down, listen to some drums, have a Bintang and watch the sky showing its most beautiful colours. It’s magical.
11. GET A MASSAGE
Lombok or Balinese traditional massages are the perfect way to treat yourself! Just stroll along the main road and you will find several places which offer 30, 60 or 90 minutes of pure relaxation.
12. GO TO THE MOVIES
If you feel like having a quiet night – watch a movie on the beach. Some of the beach bars offer movies every evening – just stroll around and check it out.
13. MAKE THE OCEAN YOUR PLAYGROUND
The warm and clear water is perfect for water sports and Gili T has lots of great options. You can take surf lessons, rent a surfboard or stand up paddle board or get a kayak and explore the islands and its surroundings.
14. WATERFALL TRIP TO LOMBOK
The waterfalls are a must-do while you are here. And you can do a day trip with us!
It is a great way to see a bit of Lombok if you do not have time to explore our neighbouring island. Come chat to us if you want more information – we can help you organise your waterfall adventure.
15. LEARN TO MAKE DELICIOUS INDONESIAN FOOD
After a 2 hour cooking class you might not become Indonesia’s next Masterchef, but you will definitely learn how to make a delicious nasi goreng!