White sand wedding on Gili Islands

The Gili Islands – perfect location for romantic beach wedding

The Gili Islands are an archipelago of three small islands, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. There are situated just off the northwest coast of Lombok and in clear weather, residents enjoy views of both Bali and mainland Lombok. Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s second highest volcano is close by on Lombok and dominates the views towards the east. Famous for their pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and jaw dropping sunsets, these islands provide the perfect location for romantic beach weddings.

What the islands have to offer

The Gilis are everything that you would imagine perfect tropical islands to be. White sandy beaches fringed by tropical palm trees, surrounded by clear waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling and even a wedding ceremony if you dare! The surrounding waters provide an abundance of marine life and stunning coral formations. Munching on some of the soft coral are large numbers of sea turtles that are quite happy to share the waters with you as you swim by.

Snorkling at Gili Islands

No Motorbikes, No Cars, No Worries

The three islands are quite different so it is worth doing some research before hand to see what each island has to offer. Gili Trawangan is the biggest of the three islands and is known as the party island. Gili Meno is smaller, quieter and more romantic one offering some of the more luxurious places to stay and some of the whitest sand. Gili Air provides a good balance between party and tranquility with options to enjoy a night out or make the most of uninterrupted romantic strolls at sunset. Most of the transport on the islands is either bicycle or horse and cart, which add to the authentic island feel. However, as the desire for convenience takes over, electric bikes have been added as transport options as well as bicycles that have the fattest tires you will ever see!

Romantic Gili islands

Laid back locals

The locals on all three islands are super friendly. They adore tourists and go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome. There is the typical laid-back feel of a tropical island.  This dreamy atmosphere becomes contagious, encouraging you to enjoy the slow, relaxed pace.

A Gili Island beach wedding package

It would be extremely difficult to try and organize a wedding on any of the islands without having the right contacts and local logistical knowledge. Which is why choosing the right wedding planner is so important. Given the location of the islands, most of the supplies are brought in on boats, items have to be ordered beforehand and there are no options to ‘nip off and grab some extra smoked salmon parcels’ if you start to run out.

An example Gili white sand wedding package

The Seven Agency offers a fully comprehensive wedding package taking all the hassle of wedding logistics right out of your hands. This means that you can focus on absorbing the experience from start to finish with a clear, relaxed and happy mind. The Gili Island wedding package provides everything from transport, décor, wedding photographer, romantic meal and even a personal wedding butler. You can also enjoy a sightseeing tour all topped off with a romantic wedding night in a tropical bungalow. Check out some more information about Gili Islands wedding on our website and enjoy planning your dream wedding!