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3 April 2024

Escape to a beach experience like no other at Bagno Di Gili, where the allure of sun, sand, and sea meets the enchanting presence of our resident turtles! Nestled within our exclusive beach area, these captivating creatures add a touch of wonder and fascination to your seaside retreat.
Meet Turtles in Lombok! Meet Turtles at Gili Meno!



In our quest to provide guests with unparalleled experiences immersed in nature, we’ve introduced a unique feature to Bagno Di Gili: a sanctuary for turtles. Picture yourself lounging on the pristine sands, the gentle rustle of palm trees overhead, while graceful turtles gracefully navigate the crystal-clear waters just steps away.

From the majestic Leatherback Sea Turtles to the delightful Hawksbill Turtles, these gentle creatures offer a glimpse into the beauty and tranquility of the underwater world. At Bagno Di Gili, we’re passionate about fostering awareness and appreciation for marine life conservation. Through informative talks, guided snorkeling tours, and interactive experiences led by our knowledgeable staff, guests have the opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting turtles and their ocean habitats. By promoting responsible tourism and environmental stewardship, we aim to inspire others to join us in safeguarding these precious creatures for future generations to enjoy.



Leatherback Sea Turtles are the largest of all sea turtles. Adults can grow up to 7 feet (2.1 meters) in length and weigh up to 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms).

Unlike other sea turtles, Leatherbacks have a unique leathery shell rather than a hard, bony shell. This shell is flexible and covered in a layer of tough, rubbery skin.

Leatherback Sea Turtles primarily feed on jellyfish, but they also consume other soft-bodied organisms like salps and tunicates. Their specialized jaws and throat allow them to consume their gelatinous prey efficiently.

Leatherback Sea Turtles are classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They face numerous threats including entanglement in fishing gear, ingestion of marine debris, habitat loss, pollution, and climate change impacts on nesting beaches.

Leatherback turtles typically may begin nesting as early as December or January. Nests are often laid at night, and females return to the same beaches where they were born to lay their eggs.

As mentioned, Leatherback Sea Turtles are classified as VULNERABLE, indicating that they are facing a high risk of extinction in the wild if conservation efforts are not implemented and maintained.

Protecting Leatherback Sea Turtles is crucial for maintaining the health of marine ecosystems, particularly in controlling jellyfish populations, and efforts to mitigate threats and conserve their nesting habitats are essential for their survival.



Hawksbill Sea Turtles are smaller compared to Leatherback turtles. They typically reach lengths of about 1M and weigh around 45-68KG

Hawksbill Sea Turtles have a hard shell composed of overlapping scutes, giving them a distinctive appearance. The shell is known for its colorful patterns, which are made up of shades of brown, orange, and yellow.

Hawksbill Sea Turtles primarily feed on sponges, but they also consume other invertebrates such as jellyfish, coral, sea anemones, and algae. Their narrow pointed beak is adapted for reaching into crevices to extract their prey.

Hawksbill Sea Turtles are classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They face numerous threats including habitat loss, pollution, climate change impacts, entanglement in fishing gear, and illegal trade of their shells.

Hawksbill turtles typically nest every 2 to 3 years, with nesting seasons in warmer months – May to October – Females return to the same beaches where they were born to lay their eggs, often at night.

As mentioned, Hawksbill Sea Turtles are classified as CRITICALLY endangered, indicating an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild if conservation efforts are not implemented and sustained.



Ready to immerse yourself in the magic of turtles at Bagno Di Gili? Book your beachside retreat today! We can’t wait to welcome you to our slice of paradise!

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