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Gili Trawangan Viewpoint is an Epic Hilltop Sunset Spot

Gili Trawangan Viewpoint is an Epic Hilltop Sunset Spot

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

A quick guide to the top sunset viewpoint on Gili Trawangan– known as the Gili T viewpoint.

Looking for the best sunset location at the Gili Trawangan viewpoint? Although it’s not overly impressive, the 100-meter hill, known as Gili Trawangan Hilltop, is the highest point on Gili T.

This viewpoint is only a short walk, but you’ll often only have a handful of people at the Gili Trawangan viewpoint. Consequently, I think it’s one of the best sunset locations on the island if you want a great view and a break from the bustling streets below.

Gili trawangan viewpoint hilltop sunset

The Gili Trawangan Viewpoint

The Gili Trawangan viewpoint, or Gili T hilltop, is located on the southwest corner of Gili T. It's only a short walk up, which should only take about 5 minutes from the beach.

The Gili Trawangan hilltop viewpoint is covered in trees, which are usually missing their leaves. I suspect this might be due to the fierce wind that can roll over the island.

Once you get to the top, you'll have 360-degree panoramic views of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. On a clear day, you'll probably also see all the way to Lombok, and even Mount Agung poking out from the Bali mainland.

Gili trawangan viewpoint hilltop sunset

How to Get to the Gili Trawangan Viewpoint

To get to the Gili Trawangan Hilltop location, you'll need to head to the southwest corner of the island. The best way to find it is to head to a bar pinned on Google Maps as "Sunset Bar, right on the edge of where the beach ends and the road around the corner begins.

From here, you'll notice the concrete steps leading up the hill.

It's only a short but steep 5-minute walk to the top of the Gili T hilltop, where you'll be able to enjoy the tropical island views. We spent a short time up here for sunset before heading down on the other side in the dark.

If you go this way, you'll pass a horse stable at the bottom of the hill, where you'll need to turn right to get back onto the main beach road.

Gili trawangan viewpoint hilltop sunset

Other Gili Trawangan Sunset Locations

The Gili Trawangan hilltop viewpoint is probably one of the best places to watch the sunset.

However, you'll get incredible sunset views on most of the western side of Gili T, where you can watch the sunset beside Mount Agung in the distance.

They say that the Gili Trawangan sunset is one of the best in the world. I don't know if it's the best, but it put on a show each night when we were on the island.

Mount agung sunset from gili trawangan

Where to Stay on Gili Trawangan - Quick Accommodation Guide

With so many options for staying in the Gili Islands, I have compiled a list of the best accommodation options for your next stay.

Pondok santi estate bedroom with swimming pool

1. Pondok Santi Estate Luxury

Located on the beachfront with stunning views, private pools, spectacular gardens, and on-site wellness packages. This luxury accommodation option is a great pick.

Hotel lumi gili trawangan

2. Hotel Lumi Mid-Range

Want to relax away the hours in your own private bungalow at an exceptional price? Set on stunning grounds with a large outdoor swimming pool it's hard to beat.

Outdoor swimming pool with ocean views at mad monkey gili trawangan

3. Mad Monkey Budget

Looking to meet other backpackers whilst hanging out in the enormous outdoor swimming pool? Look no further than the Mad Monkey Hostel.

Sunset Beach Cleanup For a Free Beer

Just around the corner from the hilltop viewpoint is the meeting place for the weekly beach cleanup organized by the Gili Trawangan Eco Trust.

Every Friday, travelers meet in front of Gili Teak restaurant to clean the beach of rubbish. Not only will you be helping keep the island clean, but you'll also earn yourself a free beer for sunset.

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Gili t cleanup gili eco trust
Gili trawangan viewpoint hilltop sunset

More Things to Do on Gili Trawangan

Did you just arrive on the island and looking for more things to do on Gili Trawangan? I've written a complete travel guide that might help you plan your ideal Gili T itinerary.

Watch sunset on gili trawangan

More Indonesia Travel Guides

I hope you've enjoyed this short guide to the Gili T sunset viewpoint! While you're still here, check out some of my other blogs for more travel inspiration for the Indonesian islands!

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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Margaret Symons

Thursday 3rd of August 2023

Thankyou, I thought that the West Coast by the stables opposite Pink Coco may have the entry up.We’ll give it a go today. We are older and it took us two hours to walk around the island exterior. But without running shoes it was a bit tricky where it was Sandy.