Gili Trawangan is the largest island, with a local population of about 1000, Gili Trawangan also has the most visitors and facilities, and reputation as the “Party Island” of tha group. While this reputation refers to the many fun parties held at different bars restaurants on island, it is a misleading description of this lovely place.
Gili Air is the closest to the mainland and the most quickly accessed of the three Gilis. This island has the largest local population ( with about 1200 people) of the three and combines the charm of tropical island, with access to the people and culture that make Lombok so special.
The islands are a popular destination for Western tourists looking for a remote island experience. Each island has several very small resorts, usually consisting of a small collection of huts for tourists, and a restaurant. Most local inhabitants live on Trawangan in a township stretching along its east side just inland (which is also where most recent development is taking place).