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Gili Islands

8
Nov

Wahana Gili Ocean

Wahana Gili Ocean is the brand of a fast boat and is one of the fastest ways to get into Bali, Lombok and Gili Trawangan. Wahana Gili Ocean offers the fastest transfer which will only take 1 hour in journey, with the route from Padangbai to Lombok, Gili Trawangan and tramsfer back. Wahana Gili Ocean is divided into two there are Wahana Gili Ocean I and Wahana Gili Ocean II (primary boat). Usually Wahana Gili Ocean II (60 seats) is more often used as the main ship for daily transfers. While Wahana Gili Ocean I (32 seats boat) is normally operated in a particular season or if the primary boat overloaded. Read more

7
Nov

Eka Jaya Fast Boat

Eka Jaya Fast Boat serve daily transfer from Padang Bai harbour Bali to Gili Trawangan and Teluk Nara Lombok Island. We have many years of experiences serve travelers to explore paradise island of Lombok, and not only providing fast boat services but also arranging booking accommodation in Gili Trawangan.Eka Jaya Fast Boat Have more than 200 executives, staffs, we are proud to providing the best services. Eka Jaya Fast Boat with 17.5 meters long and powered by Suzuki 5 x 300 HP brand new Engines, capacity 66 passengers and our fast boat speed at 35 knots and with complete safety equipment. Read more

6
Nov

Diving

Gili Islands was very famous for their beautiful scenery and atmosphere, in adition they also well known as the beauty of underwater life which stored the natural view of the coral and any kind of colourfull fish that was so amazing.

As one of Indonesia’s top areas for scuba diving and snorkelling, with a reputation for being the ‘turtle capital of the world’, with year round water temperatures about 28 degrees Celsius, the Gili islands have become popular for beginners and experienced divers alike. There are about 25 dive sitesaround the islands of Trawangan, Meno and Gili Air, with a variety of topography (slopes, walls, ridges and canyons) and an enormous amount of diverse marine life. This includes black – and white tip reef sharks, lots of turtles (hawksbill and olive ridley), lionfish, scorpion fish, cuttle fish and octopus, moray eels, sea snakes, different types of rays (blue – spotted, eagle and, from December to March, manta rays) not to mention schools of bump – head parrot fish every full moon and the occasional whale shark plus countless varieties of hard and soft corals. Read more

6
Nov

Party Boats on Gili Trawangan

South Sea Nomads, is the Gili islands only party boat, it operates Mon, Wed and Fri and more often in high season. Starts at 3PM and goes around the 3 Gili islands. They stop off at Gili Air for a swim and snorkel before watching the sunset over the water toward Bali. A yummy Thai dinner is is served on the way back to Gili Trawangan where the party continues on board. South Sea Nomads also offer budget overnight camping, diving and surf boat trips; Sekotong trip is 2 nights, 3 days island hopping the 14 island off the South West peninsula of Lombok. This trip is great for divers, experienced surfers who want to surf Desert Point and people who just want to island hop and snorkel. Their Moyo and Satonda trip is 5 nights and 6 days and gets off the beaten trail away from other tourists. Over the 6 days they visit waterfalls, a sunken volcano and crater lake, caves, deserted beaches and islands, beautiful reefs and a WW2 wreck. South Sea Nomads are located at both Gili Hostel and Manta Dive.

6
Nov

Boat Trips

There are a few companies based on Gili Trawangan that offer boat trips to the surrounding islands of Lombok, Sumbawa and to Komodo.

Blue Water Cruises are based just north of the harbour and run trips around the 3 Gilis, to Lombok and Komodo.

South Sea Nomads South Sea Nomads have 2 bases on Gili T, one at Gili Hostel and another at Manta Dive. They offer private half day, full day and sunset charters for up to 30 people, group Party Boats , 2 night trips to Sekotong and Desert Point for island hopping and surfing Lomboks most famous break Desert Point. They also run a 6 night trip to Moyo and Satonda where they visit waterfalls, a sunken volcano, caves, a crater lake, deserted beaches and uninhabited islands, stunning reefs and a WW2 wreck, a 5 night island hopping trip to Sumbawa and a Reef Check expedition twice per year. South Sea Nomads also run UV night diving on Gili Trawangan, Flyboardin and the Reef Check Training facility based at Manta Dive.

Perama are based near the art market on the main beach road. They offer trips all around Indonesia as well as trips from Bali to the Gilis and Komodo.

5
Nov

Party Night Gili

Gili Trawangan

There are regular party nights on Gili Trawangan – the various bars take it in turn to host the late night gig (up to 4AM), to ensure that everyone gets together in one place rather than being spread around. The island is small and it is easy to find everything; just ask around for where the party is going to be on any given night.

Gili Meno

Nightlife is very laid back here, and somedays you might not notice any at all. This is very much the anti-Trawangan.

Gili Air

Gili Air usually has one party a week rotating at different bars during the peak season only. Locals and restaurant owners will usually mention them to you, and sometimes flyers are posted around. The party scene on Gili Air is much more low-key, and not nearly as rowdy as the wild all-nighters on Gili Trawangan

5
Nov

Walk Around

Gili Trawangan

There are some lovely walks to be had on the island, although the perimeter coastal track is perhaps not as scenic as those on Gili Meno and Gili Air. A leisurely stroll all the way around will take 90-120 minutes, depending on just how leisurely you are. The hill in the south can be easily reached by taking one of the tracks that lead west or southwest from the back of the village. Dawn and dusk are the best times to climb up here. The sunset views back towards Bali are quite lovely, and in the mornings the sun rises over majestic Mount Rinjani on Lombok. On the top of the hill lie the remains of a World War II Japanese gun bunker. Read more

5
Nov

Visiting Each Gili Island

To move from one island to another the formal procedure is to take the Public boat (ferry) to Bangsal and then a further similar ferry to the required island departing from Bangsal. To return the reverse is required. This can be confusing and co-ordinating the timing with the connecting boat departing from Bangsal may be either difficult or elusive. There is also a limited official inter-island Island Hopping service provided.

Ferry operators may sometimes enter into informal arrangements with passengers to journey inter-island. In this situation a passenger boards a boat that is meant to go directly to Bangsal from one of the three Gili islands but instead it detours and sets down on the beach at another island whilst en-route. The prices are a movable feast. Inter-island access on the public boats in this manner is dependant upon timing, weather, loading, payment and the inclination of the crew to facilitate an inter-island journey and such arrangements are not officially sanctioned. The standard procedure is to travel to Bangsal and make a separate trip to the different island or to use the very limited official service. Read more

5
Nov

Get Gili Islands From Bali

As we know that the only one way to get Gili islands through the sea, by using Fastboat, or Ferry services.  The most suitable way to get Gili Island is by using a fastboat which is directly take you to Gili Island, the fastest, shortest, safe and comportable. All fast boat services are subject to weather conditions and the trip across the Lombok Strait can get quite bumpy especially in July and August. Most operators offer pickups and drop offs but all cover slightly different regions. Prices usually include land transport from/to your destination in Bali.

You may get a better price by booking from a travel agent in Bali /Lombok rather than booking directly with the boat company as the agents get discounts and some may pass them on to their customers. We recomended to booking a ticket online cause it’s more easiest to get the ticket wherever you are. Read more

5
Nov

Get Around The Gilis

Gili Trawangan

Bicycles are available for rent and the main tracks are good enough for riding. Expect to pay about Rp 60,000 per day, and for two hours about Rp 25,000. A ride around the island is less than an hour, but you need to walk your bike at a few points due to the sandy nature of the track. A bike is also great for exploring the inland areas, where you can see a lot of cows, goats and chicken as well as local homes. Unsurprisingly though on a tiny island, walking is the preferred and most appropriate way of getting around. If you have heavy bags and are staying well away from the departure area, you will need a cidomo (horse cart) to get to and from the boat. A short trip should cost about Rp 50,000. Read more