Lombok has three popular Gili islands, and the most popular Gili one is Gili Trawangan. Gili Trawangan has a port that can be used as a transit point for fast boats and small vessels which come to visit the island. It has a warm sun, nightly beach parties, and the sea.
The places are full and the price is doubled in peak season in July- August, and December-January. So you’re suggested to make an advanced reservation. It is the best place for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and diving with any dive operators that are already certified.
Gili Trawangan is just around 30 minutes by fast boat from northwest Lombok. It can directly reach Bali or Lombok Airport just if your flight arrival can adjust fast boat or the other alternative water transportation departure schedule to Gili Trawangan.
Fast Boat usually departs from Gili Trawangan from 08:00 to 16:00 every day. Some boat operators offer cheap prices. Along with the port in Bali or Lombok, there are many travels offering trips to Gili Trawangan at competitive prices. They also offer snorkeling and diving packages around Gili Trawangan and then go back to Bali in the afternoon. Gili Trawangan is a wonderful place with spectacular sunrises over Lombok’s Mount Rinjani volcano and breathtaking sunsets. So, most visitors end up staying longer.
Gili Trawangan is easily reached from mainland Lombok or Bali, either by public transport or boat charter out of Lombok or Bali which is provide daily transfers by speed boat charter from the ports. Gili Trawangan has only a port for the boats which come to Gili Trawangan. From Trawangan, you can visit other islands like Gili Air and Gili Meno by using traditional boats.