Travelers certainly know about Gili Trawangan. This place is one of the tourist attractions on Lombok Island which is very amazing and has many fans. For those of you who have never visited this place, read several things about the Gili Islands below.
a. Various Access to the Gili Trawangan Island
This very small island has been visited by many tourists from abroad. However, some tourists who want to vacation on Gili Trawangan still do not know the detailed access to this place. There are 3 access options that you can try.
First, Lombok Airport. Access from this airport is for those of you who want to vacation in Lombok and visit Gili Trawangan. You can depart from Lombok Airport via the Bypass route. Then, head to Mataram City and arrive at Senggigi.
Then, from Senggigi, head to Bangsal Harbor or Nare Bay. At this port, you will board a boat to cross to Gili Trawangan in about 20 minutes.
Second, Bali Island. When you have finished enjoying your holiday in Bali, you can also try visiting Gili Trawangan on the island of Bali. You can go to Padang Bay Harbor, then take the Fast Boat that goes to Gili Trawangan. The cost is around IDR 350,000 or USD 22.71, one way, per person. The time taken by sea to arrive at Gili Trawangan is around 2 hours.
Third, Lembar Harbor. For those of you who usually come from Lembar Harbor, you can take public transportation which routes from Lembar Harbor to Senggigi. Then, from Senggigi, you can take a shuttle bus that goes to Bangsal Harbor or Nare Bay and take a boat to Gili Trawangan.
b. Activities that can be Done
There are several activities you can do on Gili Trawangan. This makes tourists want to stay longer on this island.
1. Snorkeling Trip 3 Gilis
Snorkeling trips are one of the activities that are much sought after by tourists when you are on holiday in Gili Trawangan. This activity is very exciting because you will see the unspoiled underwater beauty of Gili Trawangan.
The fish look cute and the colorful coral reefs are the attraction of this 3 Gili snorkeling trip. To be able to take part in this activity, you need to prepare IDR 75,000 or USD 4.87 per person. Operational hours are from 09.00 am to 03.00 pm. If you want a Private Snorkeling Trip, you can rent a snorkeling boat for around 1 million Rupiah or USD 64.90 for one 3 Gili trip.
2. Get Around by Bicycle and Cidomo
For those of you who do not like sea activities, you can try seeing Gili Trawangan by going around by bicycle. You can try exploring the villages on Gili Trawangan that few people know about. You can rent this bicycle for IDR 30,000 or USD 1.95 per hour.
Apart from getting around by bicycle, you can also use Cidomo. This tourist activity is much sought after by mothers or tourists who are no longer young. You will be invited by the Cidomo coachman to tour and explore the beauty of this island using a Cidomo, see the beautiful beaches on Gili Trawangan, and explore the villages on Gili Trawangan.
The cost to get around using Cidomo transportation is only IDR 150,000 or USD 9.73 per Cidomo. The capacity is 3 people per Cidomo.
3. Enjoy Water Sports
Games and water sports are widely available on Gili Trawangan and you can easily find them along Gili Street, counters providing water sports services. Some water sports that you can do include Kayaking, Banana Boat, Water Sky, Fishing, and Surfing. The hotel also provides Water Sport Activity services. You just have to choose which type of Water Sport you like.
Then, there is also diving which is much sought after by international tourists. They are willing to come from their country just to carry out diving activities in the Gili Trawangan Sea. Tourists who dive want to see the beauty of the Blue Coral Reef which is very rare and amazing. On Gili Trawangan, there are many official diving service providers. Starting from courses to equipment rental and diving trips.
4. Take a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
If you like seeing the beauty of the underwater world but cannot snorkel, you can try taking the Glass Bottom Boat Tour. Boatman will take you to beautiful, unspoiled spots, where cute fish gather.
You can see underwater life from a boat where the bottom is transparent or glass. So, you can see the beautiful seabed of Gili Trawangan easily. Here, you can rent a Glass Bottom Boat for around IDR 850,000 or USD 55.16 for one trip to many beautiful spots.
c. Various Gili Trawangan Accommodation
There are several accommodations that you can choose from. Each accommodation is equipped with good facilities.
1. Ponte Villas
This accommodation offers an outdoor swimming pool and views of the pool on Gili Trawangan, Lombok, which is approximately 700 meters from Gili Trawangan Art Market. Each unit provides a private bathroom equipped with a shower, bathrobe, and sitting toilet with shower. Towels and bed linen are also provided.
The surrounding area is popular for those of you who want to do snorkeling and horse riding activities. The nearest airport is Lombok International Airport which is 51 kilometers from the villa location.
2. Cantika Villa
This accommodation is an environmentally friendly villa and is located on Gili Trawangan, 600 meters from East Coast Beach. This villa offers an outdoor pool, pool views, a 24-hour front desk, and round-the-clock security.
Units in the villa complex also have private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. While some rooms are equipped with a terrace. Cantika Vila offers airport shuttle and bicycle rental services at additional charges.
3. The White Key Luxury Villas
This villa offers free Wi-Fi, a private swimming pool, and a hot tub in a private garden on Gili Trawangan. All air-conditioned units have a dining area, terrace, and seating area with a flat-screen TV. Select villas have private spa rooms with bathtubs. You can reach this accommodation in around 5 minutes on foot from the Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery and 10 minutes on foot from the Gili Trawangan Art Market.
Gili Trawangan is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist attractions in Indonesia. There are many activities and accommodations available. So, you can enjoy your holiday comfortably with the people closest to you.