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Gili Trawangan

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About Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan (Terawangan), or simply Gili T, is the largest and most visited of the three Gili Islands off Lombok.

This is the largest of the three Gili Islands with an estimated permanent population of about 800.

Trawangan was the first of the three islands to attract visitors in any numbers, and it was backpackers who led the way. In the 1990s the island developed a reputation as a wild party destination with cheap accommodation, no police, plentiful weed and mushrooms, and readily available harder drugs. Whilst that is still partially the case, Trawangan has matured into a destination that has a far wider appeal.

The thriving dive industry of the Gili Islands is centred here (although some operators have outposts on the other two islands), and since about 2005, the island has gone through amassive development boom, and a number of upscale sleeping, eating and drinking establishments have opened.

Most of the accommodation and other facilities on the island are on the eastern side, sheltered from the winds and rough seas of the Lombok Strait which sometimes batter the opposite side of the island. Boats dock here as well, on the beach just north of the market. This generally means a walk in the shallow water to disembark. There is also a private concrete and wood jetty used by a few companies.

A footpath circumvents the whole island and various tracks criss-cross, nearly always leading back to this coastal path. The area set back behind the east coast beachfront establishments is where most of the locals live (and where there is a lot of budget accommodation), and is known simply as “the village”. There is a low lying hill in the southern centre of the island, which is easily reached from the tracks heading southwest from the back of the village.

 
Things To Do:

  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Walking and Sightseeing
  • Party boats
  • Glass bottom boats
  • Fishing
  • Nightlife

 
ATM:
There are several ATM’s near the harbor support Visa and Mastercard. Some accommodations also have ATM on their place.

Getting to Gili Trawangan

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Map of hotel and restaurant in Gili Trawangan

Boat to Gili Trawangan

Now Gili Trawangan is much easier to reach directly from Bali without having to stop over at Lombok airport, moreover the airport in Lombok is relocated to a central point of the island, more distance to the Gilis.
Traveling with fast boat to Gili Trawangan only takes about from 1.5 hours (from Padangbai harbor to 2.5 hours (from Sanur harbor or Serangan harbor. For some divers who also fans of diving in Amed, a fast boat also departs from Amed harbor with only 1 hour trip.

Flight to Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan is a tiny island which has no airport. The nearest airport is Lombok airport in Lombok mainland.

If you want to take a trip from Bali to Gili Trawangan by flight, you have to take a flight from Bali airport (Ngurah Rai airport in Kuta Bali. Code: DPS) to Lombok airport (Bandara Internasional Lombok in Praya. Code: LOP). The flight is only 25 – 30 minutes. Once you have arrived in Lombok airport, we can arrange the private shuttle service to Gili Trawangan. This shuttle service consists of 1.5 hours overland transfer from Lombok airport to Teluk Nara jetty or Bangsal harbor by car, and 15 minutes crossing from Teluk Nara jetty or Bangsal harbor to Gili Trawangan.

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