Villa Tokai - Gili Air




Gili Air: Your Secluded Haven in the Tropics

In the heart of the Indonesian archipelago lies Gili Air, a gem of tranquility set against the azure beauty of the sea. Far removed from the hustle of tourist centers like Bali, this tropical island invites you to a world where time slows down, and nature’s embrace is all around. Here, we unveil the allure of Gili Air, an unspoiled paradise that beckons the soul.

As the gentlest of the three Gili Islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, Gili Air is where the whispering sea, powdery white sands, and the delicate hues of coral reefs come together in a symphony of natural wonder. The island’s commitment to a motor-free environment promotes an unhurried lifestyle, allowing you to wander, explore, and soak in the beauty at your own pace.

Gili Air stands out with its harmonious blend of peaceful retreat and spirited delight. Less bustling than its sibling, Gili Trawangan, yet more lively than the secluded Gili Meno, Gili Air strikes the perfect balance for every traveler. Engage with the friendly locals, whose smiles are as warm as the tropical sun, and immerse yourself in the genuine community spirit that thrives here.

Awaken your adventurous spirit with an array of activities: delve into the underwater world adorned with colorful marine life, cycle along paths fringed with coconut palms, or find zen in a yoga session as the sun rises. Culinary explorers will revel in a feast of flavors, sampling delicacies that range from traditional Sasak fare to international gourmet.

What truly sets Gili Air apart is its commitment to preserving its natural charm and cultural heritage. It’s a place where authenticity is cherished, and sustainable tourism is a community effort. Here, every step is a step towards preserving the enchanting allure for generations to come.

Gili Air isn’t just a destination; it’s a promise of peace, adventure, and genuine connection. Whether you’re seeking a solitary escape or a vibrant community, a journey to Gili Air is an exploration of both the world and oneself. Come, let the island’s magic wash over you and find a place that you’ll carry in your heart forever.


Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, Gili Air promises to provide an unforgettable experience that will leave you longing for more.

Find our complete guide to Gili Air, here.

Family friendly beaches of Gili Air
How to get there

Gili Air can be easily reached from Bali by daily fast boats (2 hours) or slow boats from Lombok (15 minutes) departing hourly. Our staff will then pick you up at the Gili Air harbour.

Villa Tokay can provide support to organize your transfer, or even arrange private transportation from any place in Bali or Lombok.


Gili Air, nestled between the renowned shores of Bali and the hidden splendor of Lombok, offers a unique vantage point to experience the best of Indonesia’s islands. Long viewed merely as Bali’s lesser-known sibling, Lombok is emerging from the shadows as a destination of unparalleled beauty and tranquility.
While Bali’s allure is undeniable, Lombok presents an irresistible invitation to those seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience. Here, the pace of life is gentle, the landscapes are pristine, and the beaches remain untouched by the clamor of crowds. Lombok is a haven where the authentic spirit of Indonesia thrives.
One of Lombok’s crowning jewels is Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s second-highest volcano. This majestic peak offers not only breathtaking views but also a challenge to trekkers and adventure seekers. Its slopes and the surrounding national park are a mosaic of lush forests, waterfalls, and wildlife, presenting a paradise for nature lovers.
In Lombok, the beauty extends beyond the landscapes to the rich tapestry of cultural experiences. From the weaving villages creating intricate textiles to the sasak people preserving ancient traditions, every corner of Lombok offers a glimpse into a vibrant, enduring way of life.
Choosing Gili Air as your retreat means the tranquil beauty of Lombok is just a short journey away. Whether you’re yearning for serene beaches, lush hiking trails, or cultural encounters, Lombok is a compelling chapter in your Indonesian adventure that beckons to be explored.

Please ask our staff to organize a day trip to Lombok, it is really worth it!