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

Although it’s only a short walk, 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.

The Gili Trawangan Viewpoint – Hilltop 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, that 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 south-west 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 the 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

Gili Trawangan Viewpoint Map

Gili Trawangan Sunsets – Other Location

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 definitely put on a show each night when we were on the island.

Mount Agung Sunset From Gili Trawangan

Sunset Beach Cleanup – 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.


Where to Stay on Gili Trawangan – Quick Accommodation Guide

WHERE I STAYED: Aswis Homestay
Aswis Homestay is only a short 10-minute walk from Gili Trawangan Harbour and a budgeter’s dream at only $11 a night for a twin room. The rooms and bathrooms are big and clean and all have fans, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi. There is a free breakfast provided which is tasty and a nice seating area outside of the room. 

BUDGET BUNGALOW: Welly Bungalow 
Welly Bungalow is another great pick for budget accommodation. Welly Bungalow is also a short walk from Gili Trawangan Harbour. These small bungalows are fully equipped with bathrooms and large beds. Welly Bungalow costs $13 and includes a free breakfast. This one is actually also pretty close to the Gili Trawangan Viewpoint, so you won’t have to ride far.

BEST HOSTEL VIBE IN GILI T: Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan
Looking for a good hostel vibe? The Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan hostel has a huge swimming pool, volleyball court, and a bar. They also organize things to do on Gili Trawangan from reception. A dormitory bed will cost $17, including breakfast. It’s also unique as it’s located on the sunset side of Gili T.


More Things to Do on Gili T

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


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