The Gili Islands is an archipelago of 3 tiny islands in Indonesia, near the coast of northwest Lombok Island: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Known for a white sand beaches and beautiful coral reefs, they attract a decent amount of tourist traffic. Yet the islands – especially Gili Air, the medium one – have their own right. Most of the locals lead a slow-paced life, engaging mostly in tourist businesses and fishing. There are no cars or motorbikes (except for electric one) there and people commute with pushbikes, horses or simply on foot.
Last year, the islands were severely affected by a tragic earthquake in Lombok. The islanders managed to restore the life there, but results of that event can still be seen in the landscape.