Gili Layar

Gili Layar sits off the southwest coast of Lombok. This small island is a beautiful day trip and a quiet retreat, with its isolated and tranquil environment. Enjoy your time snorkelling, relaxing in the sun, or making the most of the colourful, burning sunsets. To reach Gili Layar, take a boat from Sengiggi in Lombok, which is a two and a half-hour ride, or from Taun Harbor that is just a 15-minute ride.

The island is a popular destination for both locals and travellers to explore, and with just one accommodation option, it is a great way to disconnect and retreat. If you plan to spend the night here, ensure you pre-book your accommodation due to the limited options. The reef sits just off the shore, and the current is gentle enough to make the most of snorkelling in the water. Often in the early morning, turtles can be seen fluttering about too. The beach is quiet, and due to the intense heat of the sun, usually between 10am and 4pm, there are not many people around. As the sun goes down, watch the stars light up the night sky and listen to the sound of the ocean. If you plan to spend the night here, ensure you pre-book your accommodation due to the limited options. During your stay, make the most of discovering other surrounding island like Gili Gede, Gili Rengit and Asahan.