Christmas in the Gili Islands 2017

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Are you planning on visiting the Gili Islands over the festive season? The local people of the Gili Islands are predominantly of the Muslim faith and although Christmas is known to be part of Christian tradition, on the Gili’s many businesses are joining in on the festive celebrations and have created a wide variety of amazing Christmas events and delicious dishes to ensure you have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

We don’t want you missing out on any of the festivities this year therefore, we have decided to put some information together to cover what’s on on each Island. You can find the normal party schedule for Gili Trawangan here  and the Gili Air party schedule here.


Gili Trawangan Christmas & New Year’s Dinners & Events



  • Aston Sunset Beach Resort Gili Trawangan

    This year Aston Sunset Beach Resort in Gili T are hosting both a Christmas dinner and a New Years Eve party. This Sunday December 24th 2017 you can join them for some special dishes and live cooking.

    For Christmas dinner reservations: +62 370 633 686

    They are also hosting an ALL WHITE party on December 31st 2017.

    This is a ticketed event so for more information or to book tickets please contact: +6287864106535 / +62370633686

  • Banyan Tree

    Although they may not be hosting a Christmas dinner or event, we HAD to mention the Banyan Tree, as they have been offering up some of the yummiest festive treats. This is a great gift idea, they are seriously so scrummy and you don’t even need to feel guilty about the calories. Pictured below is Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cake.

  • Blue Marlin

    Christmas on a Monday? Don’t fear, Blue Marlin has got you covered! They’ve been hosting the Monday night party’s for years now and they never disappoint. Dance off your Christmas dinner here!

  • Broken Compass

    My eye’s slightly bulged out of my head when I saw this festive feast menu from Broken Compass in Gili T. Christmas Dinner served in the early afternoon on Christmas Day. If you want in on this one you will most definitely need to reserve a space! They also have take away (just in case you can’t get a seat).

    For reservations call : +62 87765850022

  • Gili Viking

    Gili Viking is serving up some delicious traditional Christmas grub on December 24th and December 25th. So make sure you get yourself along to at least one of them! They have Yorkshire Puddings and everyone knows that Christmas Dinner is not complete with our a Yorky Pud-Pud smothered in gravy! They also have a great Vegetarian option for all of you animal lovers!Dinner is at 4pm but after they have a Christmas Party at 7pm over at everybody’s favourite, Gili Castle!

    For reservations call : +62 878 6409 2841

  • Hot Dogs Gili

    Hot Dogs Gili are not having a party but they will be operating as normal over the Christmas period and will be open 24hrs on New Years Eve. Well worth a mention! Fancy a midnight snack?

  • Hotel Villa Ombak

    Start your new years off right at ‘The Festival of Lights’ party at Hotel Villa Ombak. They have traditional dancers, live music and DJ’s, a huge firework display and even a gala dinner if you want it (optional).

    This is a ticketed event so for more information or to
    book tickets please contact: +62370 6142336

  • Kokomo Resort

    This is definitely one of the finest festive menus we’ve seen so far. Kokomo Resort are serving up all of your favourite crimbo dishes on Christmas Eve (Dec 24th) and all day Christmas Day (Dec 25th). Dinner is 850k and although it doesn’t state that reservation is needed we definitely encourage you to book because this place is bound to be heaving.Kokomo are also treating us to New Years Eve dinner (any excuse to eat good food!). This is a great place to line your stomach with some tasty treats.

  • La Creperie

    La Creperie Gili may not be hosting a dinner party but they will be operating over the Christmas period and will be open 24 hrs on New Years Eve. Located next to the night market in Gili Trawangan

  • Malibu Beach Club

    Malibu Beach Club have a new years eve pool party on December 31st from 4pm-1am. You may as well swing by and take a dip, you are on a tropical island after all! They have games, fireworks, live music and DJ’s.

  • Ombak Sunset Hotel

    24TH December & 25th December

    You are invited to join Xmas Fun Games during the sunset at 3 – 5 PM. You have the choice of a Christmas buffet dinner for 300k or a Set Menu Dinner for 400k.

    For reservations call : +62 370 644333 or email at or

  • Scallywags Restaurant Gili Trawangan

    Scallywags is definitely one of the most popular restaurants in the Gilis, they have restaurants in both Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. They will be serving dinner on Christmas day from 2pm-10pm on both Islands and have a choice of Roast Chicken or Gammon Ham.

    Book now :

  • Tir Na Nog

    It’s our favourite Irish Bar! Tir Na Nog has to be one of, if not THE most famous bar in the Gilis. Their Wednesday night parties have been making history for years. They are celebrating this Christmas by offering a deal on drinks. Get down there on Christmas eve (Dec 24TH) and enjoy IDR 47k Christmas drink specials all night!  

    Gili Air Christmas & New Year’s Dinners & Events 

  • Bambu Cottages

    Bambu cottages are serving up a jaw-dropping Christmas treat this Christmas eve. Check out their mighty fine set menu here and be sure to book yourself a spot at one of their dinner tables. All for 490k

    For reservations call : +62 81907847381

  • Camilla Beach Club

    Camilla Beach Club opened this year on Gili Air and has been treating guests ever since to their unique and delightful Sushi dishes. They are fully getting involved with the Christmas spirit and have designed a whopping fishy menu for anyone that fancies it. They’re even serving Lobster! Reservations are required so get on it!

    For reservations call : +62 81917612288

  • Chill Out

    Chill out are bringing it this year and have worked hard to make sure that there is something for everyone to enjoy at their beautiful beach front restaurant in Gili Air. They are throwing a party on both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve AND are also serving dinner on Christmas Eve 7:00pm-9pm and Christmas Day 1-3pm and 7-9:30pm.

  • Le Bistro

    If it starts with ‘Le’ it’s probably good food right? French owned Le Bistro, is definitely one of the best restaurants on Gili Air. This year Le Bistro is offering a set menu for 350k – Including a glass of wine (red or white) of course! Reservation is required and trust me it’ll be well worth it!

    For reservations call: +6285238327240

  • Le Sate Bar

    Le Sate Bar is another new addition to Gili Air this year and is a personal favourite. All your favourite veggies and meat are served up on sticks and trust me when I say they taste fantastic! Sticking with their normal menu this Christmas, Le Sate bar is open all over the Christmas and New Year Season and has a free delivery service and they even have a sate happy hour! No reservation needed.

  • Luckys Bar

     Get ready to see in 2018 with a bang this year at Luckys Bar in Gili Air. The party is Goa themed and will showcase a variety of epic DJ’s playing throughout the evening. Luckys Bar is one of the best bars to watch Sunset on the Island, these guys know how to party and they love their psytrance, so get your dancing shoes on…actually, just don’t bother wearing any shoes!

  • Manta Dive Gili Air

    QUIZ! QUIZ! QUIZ! Manta Quiz’s are too much fun. This Saturday 23rd December they have a Christmas Quiz and are serving a Steak Sandwich along with some Sangria (IDR 55k per glass or IDR 200k for a jug). Go to the quiz, get in the Christmas spirit, learn something new and stuff your face! You’ve got to be in it to win it!

  • Ombak Paradise Hotel

     If you’re not up for a party, you can go to Paradise Ombak this Christmas to enjoy a festive movie on the big screen at the beach. You can enjoy a regular buffet or add some turkey and cranberry sauce for a little extra. No reservation needed.

  • Scallywags Restaurant Gili Air

    Scallywags is definitely one of the most popular restaurants in the Gilis, they have restaurants in both Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. They will be serving dinner on Christmas day from 2pm-10pm on both Islands and have a choice of Roast Chicken or Gammon Ham.

    Book now :


    Come and dance for Charity!

    Slow Villas in Gili Air has decided to organise a community fundraiser in Slow Spa. Absolutely all the money raised that evening will be donated for the Gili Playground, a place where adults and children can come for education, help, and guidance. The fundraiser doesn’t take place until January 7th but is still has a Christmas theme.

    Participation: 150.000 IDR pp Max. 25persons

    (Includes a Dance Class and Slow Finger Food @SlowSpa)

  • Sharkbites Restaurant

     If you haven’t tried the food from Sharkbites, you seriously haven’t lived. Sharkbites has been bringing us the best guilty pleasures on the Island since 2015. They have been a huge hit with the Island residents and this year they have had the genius idea of offering up the ultimate hangover treats on New Years day from 12:30pm. You’re gonna need it!

    Gili Meno Christmas & New Year’s Dinners & Events


  • Karma Beach Gili Meno

    Gili Meno isn’t famous for it’s party scene but this year Karma Beach has designed a fabulous variety of events to keep everyone well fed and entertained. Here is a glimpse at what’s on offer but for full details please visit their website.

    Karma Beach Gili Meno –


    We at the Gili Guide would like to wish you a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year 2018!!

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  1. Andre says:

    Thanks for putting everything together in the same place. We will share this with our friends in Gili. Have a great new years eve!

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