Gili T is a sleepy little island off the north-east coast of Bali, just a short ferry ride away. We took the fast boat from Amed, but you can get ferries from southern Bali as well. There’s not much on the island, just a row of very touristy shops and restaurants. Accommodations vary, there are a ton of cheap hostels but also expensive resorts…we couldn’t find much in between. We ended up staying in one of the nice resorts, which was a welcome retreat after so many exhausting days of traveling.
The main thing to do in Gili T is take the boat trips to go diving/snorkeling and explore the other islands. The beaches on the island are mostly rocky, though the water is crystal clear and warm. There are a ton of bars and restaurants that are right on the beach so you can enjoy drinks and food while looking at the view.
And yes, the Pinterest-famous swing is there. We pretty much went here just because of that. There are a couple of the swings, just a little bit out of town by the Sunset Ombak hotel. You can rent a bike in town and head out there, it’s about a 10-15 bike ride. There were always people at the swings when we were there, so you may have to wait to get pictures. It gets especially crowded at sunset, but I think the best light is early in the morning so you’re lit up and not silhouetted. There are multiple swings, including a large double one. The hotel got wise though, and put up an ugly yellow sign that says ‘Hotel Ombak’ on it.