Montag, 29. Februar 2016

The famous swing on Gili Trawangan

I'm sure before coming to Gili Trawangan you have seen pictures on Instagram of people posing perfectly for a sunset memory picture alone or with their beloved one on a swing set which appears to be in the middle of the ocean. It is one of the biggest attractions of the island and under Hashtag #gilitrawangan almost every 5th picture is someone swinging into the sunset.

The almost immideate reaction is: I want to get a picture taken there too. So where can I find the swing?
As of March 2016 there are now 5 swings around Gili T, all located around the shallow waters on the west side of the island between the sunset bars The Exile and Le Pirate Beach Club.
The first and most famous though belongs to the Hotel Ombak Sunset. It was build in 2014 and, since then, attracted thousands of people who are mostly coming during the sunset hours to chill out and get their photo taken. In high season you can even observe a long queue because it is so famous.


My favourite time to come is during the day though. 2 reasons for that: First, it is a lot more quiet and you can really take your time to get the perfect picture taken. Especially when the weather is nice, you can take awesome shots which brings us to number 2: In the morning until noon time the light is the best because the sun is on the photographers back which means you can actually see your face on the picture and the reef shows it beautiful blue shades. 
On the contrary, taken pictures during sunset means that you will mostly just see a black silhouette of yourself which can be very nice too. 
So, it's up to you. Whenever you choose to come, you will make some unforgettable holiday memories.

The swing, October 2014

March 2015

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