Bali and Lombok are like twin for travelers because they usually visit Bali and then Lombok. They usually go to Gili island in Lombok, some people might have question “how many islands are there and can you travel between Gili islands?” after they finished visiting Bali.
In this article, we are going to talk about Bali—about Amed actually and also about Lombok—Gili islands to be exact. Bali is like a paradise for people who like beaches and doing snorkeling because it has a lot of nice beaches and most of them are perfect to do snorkeling.
One of the best beaches to do snorkeling is called Amed beach, it is located in eat Bali. This beach has the black sand and the activity there is not really crowded, that is why most people who go there are those who like quiet and chill places. The vibe there is still “village vibe” because not a lot of people know this beach. The best way to go there is by renting a car or a motorbike because there is no public transportation yet to go there.
It will take around three and a half hour from the airport to drive there. Once you get there, probably you want to go around Amed so a question “what is there to do around Amed?” will come up in your mind because it will be more worth it if you go there and also doing something else, not only visiting Amed beach. There are a lot of things that you can do in Amed, here are some of them:
- Enjoying the calm nature
If you want to escape from the city crowd, this is the perfect place to do that. The village and nature that are still quiet, comfy, and pure. Some accommodations that are located near the beach or foothills with the blue ocean landscape are able to spoil and refresh your mind and make you more ready to face the activities that you need to go once you get back home.
- Enjoying the beautiful sunrise and sunset
The best spot to watch the sunset is in the beach or if you have booked a room near the beach you can watch it through the balcony of your room. In the afternoon if you want to watch the sunset behind the amazing Agung mountain, a place called Sunset Point is perfect for that.
- Going to visit some places that are close to Amed
Staying in Amed is the best decision, there are some places near Amed that you can visit if you stay there. Those places are Tulamben, Tirta Gangga, Sukasada Ujung Park, Karangasem temple, Virgin beach, and Teganan.
- Fishing in Amed
Amed is the village that most people who live there worked as fisher before Amed becomes the tourism place, they do not just leave their job, they make it also as the unique thing for the traveller. So, the travelers are able to feel the old vibe
Another place like Amed in Bali that you can visit is Ubud because it almost has the same vibe like Amed. Another question that will come up in your mind now probably “How far is Amed Beach from Ubud?”, well the answer for that question is, it takes around two and a half hours to go to Ubud from Amed, but do not worry, you will be pleased with the vibes in Ubud because it is such a pure and nature place in Bali.
The next thing that we are going to talk is about Gili island and also to asnwer “how many islands are there and can you travel between Gili islands?”. After visiting Bali, most people will go to Gili island because the way to there is very easy—by ferry or plane, but most people prefer to take a ferry. There are three islands in Gili island which are Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno.
- Gili Trawangan
- This island is a free-pollution city
The government here makes some rules not to drive motorbike or something that produces pollution
- A good spot for sunrise and sunset
By changing your position, you will be able to see the sunrise in the morning and sunset in the afternoon
- Having some watersports
There are a lot of water sports that you do in Gili Trawangan, which are snorkeling, diving, and surfing. If you want to do scuba diving, here is already PADI (Professional Association of Diving International) so you will feel saver.
- Jogging track
Because driving a motorbike or something like that are not allowed, so it is very common here to do cycling and running. That is why the government there made the jogging track
- Gili Air
- The location
This one is located in the most east of Gili island if you compare to Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno
- Bugis and Sasak tribe
The people who live there are Bugis and Sasak tribe
- Best time
If you want to visit this island, the best time to come is on July to August
- Mangrove area
Not only the beach to chill, you can also find the mangrove area. If you want to enjoy the mangrove and beach at the same time, you can rent a bike
- Gili Meno
- The best place to have honeymoon
Some people asked “which Gili island is best for honeymoon?” then here is the answer. This island is favourite’s couple to enjoy their honeymoon
- Having the best white sand beach
Compare to Gili Air and Gili Trawangan, this one has the best white sand beach among those two.
Those are the brief information to answer “How many Gili islands are there and can you travel between Gili islands?”. To sum up the answer for that question, there are three islands and you can travel and explore all of them. You will feel you are enjoying one package of a good thing which is an island if you are able to visit those three.