I unapologetically traveled to the Gili Islands to get a picture on a swing at sunset and go see the underwater statutes. In my mind everything else was a bonus so you can imagine less than two hours after arriving on the island I had already purchased a ticket for a snorkelling tour. The guide enthusiastically shared all of the stops but after triple confirming I would get to the see the statues I zoned out.
There are dozens of options and I do not know the exact name of the tour but it was a good tour, mainly because I got to see my statues! Off the shore of the smallest island, Gili Meno, are 48 life-size human sculptures, formed in a circle and if you are one of the first people off the boat you have a great shot of getting a clear photo. But if you want to get up close and personal with sea life you can check out my diving posts – checking out some of my best photos of the Gili Islands underwater:
And as I mentioned before you if you really want to see the creatures, go diving. Well on my second day I did just that. The site was called Shark Point. And there were no sharks. ** Insert crying emoji here ** However, even though there were no sharks I enjoyed the dive among the vibrant fish and since I had not dove in a few years it was nice to get reacclimatised (despite my posting order, my Nusa Penida dive trip was after this one).
The Gilis also have a lot to offer on land so go check out that post as well!