Gili is one tourist destination that is still maintained its naturalness. Gili Trawangan Island is different from other tourist destinations, here we will not find a motor vehicle like a motorcycle or car.
The most popular attractions in Gili Trawangan is the underwater activities like diving and snorkeling. Underwater scenery in Gili Trawangan is very beautiful because it is still natural with a variety of species residing therein.
Gili Trawangan has full facilities available for your comfort while enjoying a holiday in Gili Trawangan. Gili Trawangan is also already there are many choices of accommodation, inns and hotels for a place to rest in Gili Trawangan. In Gili Trawangan we can get a cheap hotel and a five-star hotels with competitive rates.
Go To Gili Trawangan
Gili Islands is located in the northwest of Lombok, Indonesia, and there are several ways to get there.
By Air To Lombok Airport
You can take a flight to Lombok International Airport, which is the nearest airport to Gili Islands. From the airport, you can take a taxi to the nearest harbor or take a shuttle bus to Bangsal harbor, which is the main gateway to Gili Islands. Once you arrive at Bangsal harbor, you can take a public boat or hire a private boat to get to Gili Islands.
By Public Ferry
If you’re coming from Bali, the most affordable option to reach Lombok is by taking a public ferry from Padang Bai to Lembar Harbor. From Lembar, take a taxi or a private car to Bangsal Harbor, where you can take a public boat to Gili Trawangan. The public ferry runs every hour and takes about 4-5 hours.
By Publik Boat
You can use a public boat from Lombok to the Gili Islands. The public boats operate from 8am to 5pm and take about 30-40 minutes to reach the islands. You can buy tickets directly at Bangsal harbor.
By Private Speedboat
You can use a private boat from Lombok to reach Gili Island. Using a private speedboat will take around 10-15 minutes to reach the island. Private boats can be arranged through your accommodation or local boat operators, and rental prices depend on the distance and number of passengers on board.
Fast Boat from Bali
Fast boat is the most recommended way to get to Gili Islands from Bali. There are several fast boat operators that offer direct transfers from Bali to Gili Islands. The journey takes around 2-3 hours, depending on the sea condition and the operator. With the fast boat, you can enjoy the convenience of direct transfer and a shorter travel time compared to the public ferry. However, it is important to choose a reputable and reliable fast boat operator to ensure your safety and comfort during the journey.
Where is Best Departure Port in Bali
There are several ports in Bali that you can use to go to Gili Trawangan, depending on where you currently reside. You can use the Padang Bai port, Sanur port, Nusa Lembongan port, and Nusa Penida port to reach Gili Trawangan.
The Padang Bai port is the most commonly used harbor at present due to its efficiency and ideal distance for traveling to the Gili Islands and Lombok. This port is highly recommended if you reside in Bali. Currently, thousands of passengers depart from Padang Bai.
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MOVING AROUND THE GILI ISLAND
Moving around the Gili Islands is relatively easy as there are no motorized vehicles allowed on the islands. There are several modes of transportation available on the islands, including:
Walking is the most common way to move around the islands. The islands are small, and most destinations are within walking distance.
Renting a bicycle is a popular means of transportation on the islands. It is an affordable and convenient way to explore the islands.
You can hire a cidomo, a traditional horse-drawn carriage, for a more romantic and relaxing way to explore the islands.
Public boats are available to move between the three Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. They operate regularly throughout the day, and the price is affordable.
Electric scooters are available for rent on the islands. They are quiet, environmentally friendly, and convenient for moving around.
THINGS TO DO
Gili Trawangan offers a wide variety of exciting activities that cater to the preferences of every traveler, ranging from snorkeling and diving in its pristine waters to island hopping and exploring the vibrant local culture, making it a perfect destination for those seeking adventure and relaxation alike.
Snorkeling and Diving
Gili Trawangan offers a spectacular snorkeling and diving experience with colorful coral reefs, tropical fish, and free-roaming sea turtles. Both activities are the main attraction for tourists who want to explore the stunning underwater beauty of Gili Trawangan.
Gili Trawangan offers stunning views of sunrises and sunsets across the sky, with some of the best spots located along the west coast of the island. Visitors can enjoy these amazing moments sitting by the beach.
Enjoying Local Cuisine
After walking around exploring Gili Trawangan, visitors can enjoy a variety of delicious and savory local dishes at restaurants spread throughout the island of Gili Trawangan.
Visiting the Art Market
Visiting art markets can be an interesting and entertaining activity. Visitors can see various works of art produced by local artists.
Cycling Around the Island
Exploring Gili Trawangan by bike is a great way to discover the natural beauty and interesting places throughout the island. It also provides an enjoyable alternative to exercise while taking in the fresh air.
You can explore neighboring islands such as Gili Meno and Gili Air by renting a boat or joining an island hopping tour.