Gili Trawangan, the busiest of the three Gili Islands is known for its nightlife and parties. This island has some of the best partying in Bali, giving the island a Spring Break feel all year-round. With plenty of hotels and resorts, countless beach bars and delicious seafood shacks, this island is the most hopping of the three–paradise for sun-seekers looking for a good time.
What is it?
Looking for the party? Restless souls are probably better off at Gili Trawangan, the biggest islands and by far the most popular one for holiday seekers, watersport fanatics and party animals. Go out for the night in one of the many bars along the coast, go diving or find yourself supping or canoeing around the island. There are three ways to get around Gili Trawangan, either by bicycle or Cidomo, (horse and cart) or you can walk. There are no cars or motorbikes on Gili and as they are not allowed.
How to go to Gili Trawangan?
By Public Ferry
There’s a public ferry leaving from Padang Bai which is painfully slow.It taking around 5 hours to reach Lombok island. You can use Public ferry departing from Padangbai port to Bangsal and then continue the transportation by 2 hours drive from Bangsal to Teluk Kodek/Teluk nara. Once you reach Teluk Kodek port you need to use public boat or speedboat for your transfer to Gili Islands.
By Fast boat
The most famous and easy way to go to Gili Islands is by using Fast Boat since it will be more effective and less complicated. Free pick up and drop off transfer from your hotel is one of many reasons why choosing fastboat is the best option. The fast boat operators have many daily schedules everyday to choose. However it is recommended for you reserve a ticket before your departure day due to high tourist demand and the fastboat seats is limited. You can book the Fast Boat ticket to Gili Islands through our easy online booking. Below are brief explanation for the route,schedule and departing point.
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Go to Gili islands by flight can be done if you are not on your travel budget and have flexible schedule. You can fly to Lombok Aiprort (Code :LOP) from Bali or other places. Once you reached Lombok Airport then you can change your transportation into local taxi or Private arranged car to go to Bangsal/Teluk Kodek port. After 2 hours driving then you will arrive at the port to switch the transportation into a private speedboat or public boat to go to Gili Islands. This will take approximately 15 minutes before reach the Gili Islands. Below are the route for this kind of transportation.
Things to do in Gili Trawangan
Diving at Gili Trawangan
An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Step out of the city life by going to Gili Trawangan and Shark Diving. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get your game on at Gili Golf & Bar, look for all kinds of wild species at Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery, and get outside with Paddle Gili.
Snorkeling at Gili Trawangan
One of your must visit places in Bali if you came to Bali snorkeling is Gili Trawangan. There’s snorkeling offshore with many natural coral reefs dwelt. You will probably see a turtle and plenty of beautiful fish swimming around their habitats. You can surf, cycle around the island, do snorkeling and fishing trips or you can just lay on the beach and take it easy.
A very lively party scene here sees both booze and a variety of drugs freely on offer imbibed. It’s got that manic tilt to it that sees the all-night crowd mixing with the morning crowd all too often.