Gili Trawangan, North Lombok

by - June 05, 2019

Island of Heaven in Lombok

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok. Although it is a small island, compared to Gili Air and Meno, then Trawangan is the largest, closest to the mainland of Lombok and has a complete tourism support structure. The beauty of the attractions offered by the island makes tourists amazed, not only foreign tourists and even domestic tourists visit the island a lot. Every day thousands of tourists commute from Bali using fast boat or fast boat rides, indicating that Gili Trawangan is increasingly becoming a leading destination in Lombok even in the archipelago.

Gili Trawangan popularity is certainly not only because of its tourist attractions, but also because of its residents' hospitality, comfort, security, culture and uniqueness, including various hotels with the nuances of Sasak culture that you can find easily and become a special residential place. This small island offers a place of rest and relaxation that is qualified, the nuances of nature are calm, conducive and peaceful, able to drown out all boredom, release fatigue and stress, so that your mind and body are fresh again. In the evening you can enjoy an evening party at beachside cafes, or you can just rest in your hotel.

The uniqueness of Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok

In addition to the various popular tourist attractions offered by Gili Trawangan including Peresean performances or commonly known as fighting sticks among foreign tourists. This small island is very interesting because there is no transportation by motorbike vehicles, do not expect to be able to rent a car like you while on a tour in Bali, motorbike rental alone is not available, only bicycle pedals are available. So that the island is not noisy and quieter without motorized vehicles.

Another means of transportation is Cidomo, a horse cart pulled by horse, its office is in the center of Gili Trawangan, when you arrive at the dock either by boat or fast boat to get to the hotel which is located far from the pier especially with luggage, the ideal recommendation is rent Cidomo by ordering it at the local service office. Whereas transportation services for basic goods or building items available, which are named Dongol, are almost the same as Cidomo's, but are only for goods.

Tourism and staying at Gili Trawangan will be safer and more comfortable, because local regulations apply if there is a criminal act known to residents, then the perpetrators will be subject to sanctions not allowed to stay on the island.

Exciting Activities on Gili Trawangan

Enjoy Sunrise With Rinjani Background
When you stay, try to wake up in the morning to enjoy the sunrise with the background of Mount Rinjani and Gili Meno. The most fun location to enjoy the view of the sunrise is on the north side of the island in front of the mosque or around the turtle breeding.

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok

Playing Swing While Looking at Sunset
Playing swings on the sea water while enjoying the sunset must be different. The swing on the first beach is actually in front of the Ombak Sunset hotel but you can find many clouds on the southern part of the island or the sunset point.

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok

Party on Boat
This is probably the most interesting thing to do on the Gili. At a price of 350,000 IDR, you can take a big boat and party until you drop while enjoying the stunning blue sea and sunset views.

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok

Snorkeling
The best thing about snorkeling on Gili Trawangan is that you can swim from the beach without having to rent a boat. Once inside the water, you will surely admire the amazing marine life with colorful corals.


And a variety of tropical fish and other sea creatures including those you should not miss, turtles. If you want to spend most of your time snorkeling. For equipment you don't need to worry, there are many rental places around the island from pins, life jackets and google. The tariff is around 50,000 IDR

Transparent Kayaking
Invite your friends to travel for kayaking or play alone in the calm waters of the Gili. This can be a great idea for outdoor activities around the island. Kayaking is also the best way to challenge yourself exploring the waters around the island. Try to hire as transparent so you can see colored corals and fish through the bottom.

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok

If you are brave enough, explore further in the waters to be able to see turtles swimming beneath you. You can rent 300,000 IDR and it's easy to find rentals and the best known is Karma Kayak.

Glass Bottom Boat
If you are with children or want to get closer to turtles and learn about marine life conservation. We recommend that you take a snorkeling trip with glass bottom boat.
Because the best place is around the next island near Gili Meno beach. From the blue reef to the wreck that is known as the Titanic Lombok you can see. This activity is often followed by visitors who come in the day and the bias is included in Lombok tour packages. It only costs around 130,000 IDR / person for 2-3 hours of travel.

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok

Reggae Bar and Night Club
This island is known not only as a destination to enjoy nature but also a party destination. Entertainment venues are very diverse from live music cafes to special ones that play reggae music known as Sama-sama café located south of the port. Likewise with the night club, you will feel in Europe because most of the visitors are foreign tourists.

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok

Cycling Around the Island
Cycling is the best way to explore the surrounding area. You can follow the road along the coastline. Or explore the secret aisle of the island that will take you past the village and its relaxed life.

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok

You need to know that most roads are covered in sand, so be sure to rent bicycles with larger tires. So you don't need to push it when you cross the sandy surface. The bicycle rental price is around 100.000 IDR / day.

Cidomo
Aside from being a means of transportation, Cidomo is also often used to enjoy the scenery around the Gili. The price they offer can reach 250 - 300 thousand to explore the island.

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok

Watch the Latest Movies
This can be a new sensation for those of you who like to watch the latest movies. Watch in an open-air cinema on the beach while sitting comfortably or sleeping on a bean bag. Activities are perfect for those who come on a honeymoon in Gili Trawangan. Likewise with the night club, you will feel in Europe because most of the visitors are foreign tourists.

Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island that is a popular tourist destination in Lombok


Ticket : 60,000 IDR / Person
How to get there : From Bangsal Harbor, you can continue your trip to Gili Trawangan by taking an old public boat trip of about 30 minutes. The first boat departs at 8:00 a.m. and at the latest 5:00 p.m.
Operational Hours : 24 Hours

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