Gili Asahan: A Hidden Paradise in West Nusa Tenggara

Curious about the charm of Gili Asahan? Here is more information!
28 Sep 2022 ·By Ayurizka Purwadhania
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Gili Asahan / @giliasahanecolodge

Not known for Gili Trawangan tourism, West Nusa Tenggara has various beautiful natural tourist destinations. There is an island near Gili Trawangan that can be an alternative for your next vacation. This island is called Gili Asahan.

Gili Asahan is an island known for its stunning natural scenery as well as stunning the eyes of anyone who sees it. Curious about the charm of Gili Asahan? Here is more information!


To get to Gili Asahan, you can use the route from Praya, Central Lombok, with a 4-hour trip. Then you can go to Sekotong Village, which is 2 hours from Mataram City. You will be directed to cross using a boat at Tawun Harbor until you arrive at Gili Asahan.


Here are some of the facilities that you can find in Gili Asahan:

  • Restaurant
  • Villas & Resorts
  • Water recreation
  • Boat


Gili Asahan / @thewanderlovers
Gili Asahan / @thewanderlovers

Gili Asahan is often referred to by tourists as "The Hidden Paradise in Lombok" because of the clear sea views and the unspoiled environment of Gili Asahan.

If you're lucky, you can find a variety of wild horses running around the beach area in the afternoon.

You can do various activities on Gili Asahan islands, such as snorkelling, scuba diving, and kayaking.

This place is the right choice if you are planning for a honeymoon but want to choose an anti-mainstream site that is still rarely known by tourists.

It is common knowledge that Gili Asahan has stunning and charming underwater beauty. You can see the marine ecosystem here by snorkelling around the beach.

Visiting Tips

Gili Asahan / @giliasahanecolodge
Gili Asahan / @giliasahanecolodge

If you are planning to visit Gili Asahan soon, here are some tips that you can follow while visiting:

  • Don't forget to bring a swimsuit. Gili Asahan is the perfect place to play in the water while enjoying the beautiful blue ocean view.
  • Use sunscreen while on Gili Asahan. You are obliged to use sunscreen to avoid the sun's rays that are too stinging on the skin, which can cause irritation and sunburn.
  • Book a hotel room in Gili Asahan before your arrival. You can use several choices of resorts and hotels while on vacation in Gili Asahan because one day isn’t enough to enjoy the beautiful scenery on this island.

Entrance Ticket and Opening Hours

Gili Asahan / @giliasahanecolodge
Gili Asahan / @giliasahanecolodge

To get to Gili Asahan, you must cross using a boat already available at the port. The following is information about the entrance ticket and also the price of boat rental at Gili Asahan:

  • Entrance: Free
  • Boat Rental: IDR 200,000/pax (including tour guide)
  • Snorkeling: From IDR 150,000
  • Scuba Diving: From IDR 200,000

Tours to Gili Asahan are open daily. You can come to this island via morning and evening crossings.

So, are you interested in visiting this hidden island?

Resorts in Gili Asahan

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