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Saturday, 7 September 2019

THE GREATEST ISLAND GILI TRAWANGAN ON NORTH LOMBOK

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 An a tiny island fully with white sandy beach and crystal water 
no pollution and no motorbikes

GILI TRAWANGAN HISTORY 

While the Gilis have served as landfall for fishermen and a base for Japanese military, permanent settlement only began in the 1970s, initiated by Bugis fishermen from Sulawesi. Gili T was then discovered by travelers in the 1980s, seduced by the white-sand beaches and coral reefs. By the late 1990s it had mutated into a kind of tropical Ibiza, a stony idyll where you could rave away from the eyes of the Indonesian police. And then the island began to grow up – resident Western hedonists morphed into entrepreneurs, diving rivalled partying in the economy, and outside money poured in to build resorts.

And yet behind this glitzy facade, a bohemian character endures, with rickety warungs (cheap eating houses) and reggae joints surviving between the cocktail tables, and quiet retreats dotting the much-less-busy north coast. Even as massive 200-plus-room hotels begin to colonise the gentrifying west coast, you can head just inland to a village laced with sandy lanes roamed by free-range roosters, fussing ibu (mothers) and wild-haired kids playing hopscotch. Here the call of the muezzin, not happy hour, defines the time of day.

BEACH IN GILI TRAWANGAN

Where are the best beaches on Gili Trawangan?

1. The port / main village

Arriving on Gili Trawangan you’ll immediately be greeted beautiful blue water and a white sand beach. It can get a little hectic in this area but the beach is surprisingly clean for such a busy place. There are heaps of boats coming and going through, so it’s probably not the best place to swim. There are lots of places to eat, drink and sleep in this area but I can imagine it being really loud at night. Gili T is famous for its night life so you’ll want to stay further away from the main drag if you’re after a proper sleep.

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2. Surf Point (South East)

Heading clockwise around the island, our next stop was Surf Point, a stretch of stunning white sand with wavy water lapping at the shore. This beach is clean and ticks all the paradise island boxes. There is plenty of shade thanks to the abundance of trees and the beach is nice and clean.

3. Slightly further Around from Surfers Beach (South East)

The beaches on Gili Trawangan don’t really have names, so I’ll do my best to tell you where the best ones are. The section just past Surf Point is, in my opinion, Gili Trawangan’s best beach. The sand is clean, soft and white (with a few bits of coral, as all the Gili Islands beaches have) and the water is that brilliant shade of blue that only the very best island destinations boast.

4. The sunset side (west)

The beach gets a little rougher as you make your way round to the sunset side of the island. The beaches are still nice but they can’t compare to the one I just mentioned.

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You’ll still want to spend some time on this side though, as watching the sunset while sitting at a beach side restaurant or bar is a quintessential Gili T experience. There are so many to choose from — we went to a couple close to our hotel (and the hotel’s own restaurant) and the view was great (although the food at the places we ate could have been better). 

TRAWANGAN ACTIVITY

Everybody thinks Gili Trawangan is small Island where did not much activity you can do there, the island is 300 hectare Square which has been established buy more than 350 Hotel everything is Can be the something more important to do to spend the whole time for vacation.
 
Traveling to try to improve their facility infrastructure activity and the other thing can support to inform the Trawangan quality in activities which able to decrease unsatisfactory,
Here We and close the Trawangan best activity during your holiday :

1. Snorkeling
 
Snorkeling is one of the simple underwater activity they just need the basic of a swimming skill you can just stay on the top of surface of the water then you can see the whole thing under the water by the masker what about the other things you my visit on the whole island you can hire glass bottom boat to visit another sport in the Gili trawangan Island
 
Snorkeling is the best activity in Gili Trawangan, everything we talked about snorkeling we'll change our mind to the underwater activity like fish, Coral and out of a great underwater view which very nice to show, snorkeling has more than 4 greatest sport to visit in Gili trawangan however all the sport have different in every time you visit. Then you must try this activity during your stay in Gili trawangan
 
2. Diving
 
The second thing you might do and get it through on these diving one of the deepest way to explore what underwater with tang Masker and scubapro. Regarding to this activity there more than 10 diving company has been built in Gili Trawangan accept diving license under PADI certification.
 
Another Indonesian diving Academy you may know diving company under the Indonesian license or SSI diving, diving Hess education to operate the tank and  scubapro which usually use on diving activity.
 
3. Biking
 
There many thing that you can do in Gili trawangan such as biking, biking is one of the simple activity.
 
There are many bike rental station in beach front Gili Trawangan with the price 45000 a day.
Ride a manual bike in Gili Trawangan will be a great things to expand your time Waiting on the world islands in fifty minutes with the bike
 
4. Ride Horses
 
Want to be like cowboy Gili trawangan horse riding the step up on the beach with big horse to ride. keep your time to see the beautiful island by horse on the top side.
 
5. Horse Cart Around
 
Spending the time by take a horse Cart to see the whole island with price of IDR 300.000, rupiah to load 3 persons on cart.
Stay relax on cart by spending the time overwhile to see the beautiful beach and stop from any highest place for better view in Gili Trawangan
 
6. Beer pong
 
Beer pong is one of favorite game which playing by foreign people especially Australia, this game was made to throw the ball to the glass, as same like a basketball procedure but no basket, no jumping.
Throw the ball to the glass on table. Who winner will get the drink gift from the loser.

7. Playing cheese
 
This game you just can play in villa ombak which has giants cheese on the park area close to swimming pool seat.
 
8. Lounge on the beach
 
Lounge on the beach is a basic trip which people always waiting for and explore it, the long beach and clean with crystal waters make a beautiful place for lounge by the beach.
The best lounge area in Gili Trawangan you may visit :
️ Horizontal beach
️ Villa Ombak Trawangan
️ Villa ombak sunset
 
9. Yoga class
 
Trawangan has high energy to pull the body out, the yoga class teacher said like that, what make yoga class better in Trawangan.
There are no reasonable answer why but everybody believe that Trawangan where the best place ever, as we see right now there are much people enjoy the class without complaint about the location.

10. Free diving
 
Feel boring use the scuba pro equipment then continue wanna try how the fish come down to the water, freediving is the best choice.
Take a little breath and explore 10 meters deep by following the tail from up to the bottom.
A great exercise really need it, a long fin will help your speed to go down and up cause they has great push to decrease energy out.

11. Hopping 3 island
 
Hopping to the three Gilis are a fantastic trip to explore another island in one day trip :
Here the Gili to explore :
️ Gili Trawangan
️ Gili Meno
️ Gili Air

 GILI TRAWANGAN TRANSPORT IN

1. Cidomo

We cannot recommend using cidomo (horse-drawn carts) due to the significant concerns about the treatment of the horses.

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2. Walking & Cycling

The Gilis are flat and easy enough to get around by foot. Bicycles, available for hire on all three islands (40,000Rp to 60,000Rp per day), can be a fun way to get around, but sandy stretches of path mean that you will spend time pushing your bike in the hot sun.
 
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HOW TO GO TO GILI TRAWANGAN FROM BALI

GETTING TO THE GILIS is simple. We’ve put together some time saving tips on how to get there by Fast boat from Bali via Padang Bai and Amed. You get a range of options, from the super slow public ferries to stylish private charters for the deep pocketed voyager. Failing that, the Gilis are just a short helicopter ride away, and the views on show are well worth including on your trip.
If you’re already planning to spend a night or two on the mainland before crossing over to the paradise islands, then you can get away with booking a spot on the fast boat the day before. But don’t leave it till the morning of the trip, the fast boats fill up fast – especially in high season.
Most travellers get their Gili fast boat tickets from travel agents in Kuta before transferring through Padang Bai. However, we highly recommend getting the fast boat to the Gilis from Amed, a beautiful fishing town on the east coast of Bali with unbelievable snorkelling, breathtaking views of Mount Agung and the most charming village vibe.

If this is a short weekend trip to the Gilis however, you’ll want to get there as fast as possible. In that case, your best bet is to get the Fast boat from Lombok. It’s also a good idea to get to the Gilis from Lombok instead of Bali in January and February, when the seas can get rather choppy.
Lastly, the most important tip for getting to the Gili islands on the fast boats is never get on an overloaded boat. It’s rare that it happens these days, but just in case you find yourself herded into a dangerously overcrowded fast boat, get off and ask for a refund.
Can’t wait to get to the paradise islands? Here are 5 ways to get to the Gili islands from Bali.

Fast boat from Amed

Crossing the Lombok Straight from Amed takes only 45-minutes, instead of 1.5 hours from Padang Bai and costs IDR250,000 each way. Not many travellers know about Amed because travel agents in Kuta don’t actively promote this hauntingly beautiful port. If you have the time, take the three hour drive to Amed from Denpasar, you’ll be so glad you did.
Pacha Express departs twice a day (9am and 4pm), stopping at all three islands.

Private sailing charter

Not the most practical way to get to the Gilis, but certainly a stylish way to travel the high seas, and discover 23 more Gilis when you charter a day trip on a fabulous sailing boat. Bali Yacht Services has a sizeable fleet, with a number of boats to choose from. Skim the Lombok Strait on a fabulous speed boat, a cruisy catamaran or a luxurious yacht? We can’t decide either.

Public ferry

The public ferry from Padang Bai to Lombok departs every hour on the hour, but it’s painfully slow. The upside of the 5-hour crossing: it only costs a measly IDR40,000 per person. Perfect for the traveller who has more time than money.

Then it’s another slow public ferry from Lombok to the Gilis and waiting in between, so the total trip will take over 8 hours. If it’s worth the hassle to you, then go for it.

Private air charters to the Gili islands

Getting to the Gili islands in a private helicopter charter isn’t just a way to arrive in style, it also gives you a chance to see Bali and the Gilis from above and snap a few award winning aerial photos of the islands.
Air Bali operates private helicopter charters between Bali and Gili Trawangan, which they’ve aptly named the Gilicopter – which flies on Fridays and Sundays only. The 45-minute flight takes up to 5 people depending on weight. Find out more about Air Bali’s helicopter charters to Gili Trawangan.

Fast boat from Padang Bai

A handful of fast boat operators depart from Padang Bai to the Gili islands in the mornings between 9am and 930am. Most people spend the night in Kuta and take the shuttle bus to Padang Bai in the morning. A much nicer way to do it is to spend the night in Padang Bai instead and bypass the madness and sleaze of Kuta.

HOW TO GO TO GILI TRAWANGAN FROM LOMBOK

1. Public Boat to Gili Trawangan

Budget conscious travelers may chose to take the “slow boat” from Bali to Lombok and then on to Gili Trawangan. This journey includes a shuttle pick up from your homestay in Bali and ride to Padangbai, one of two main harbors in Bali. From Padangbai you board the public ferry (thing big, slow and a little creaky) which will take to to Lombok in 4-6 hours.

You arrive in Lembar, a harbor town on Lombok and from there take a taxi or bemo (local minibus service) to Bangsal. From Bangsal you take a small public boat to Gili Trawangan- this journey takes 30 minutes to an hour. The total journey time can be from eight to ten hours, so take a good book!

There are many tour operators in Bali and Lombok which will offer one price for the entire trip. It will save you time and money to buy one ticket for the whole journey rather than at each section of the trip. For the adventurous this is more of an experience but you won’t save a lot of money by taking the slow boat. If you value your time over money then opt for a fast boat.

2. Speedboat Service

As we know, the speedboat service in the fastest way to reach Gili Island from Lombok, just spend 10 minutes ride from Teluk Nare Harbour to Gili Trawangan or Gili Meno or Gili Air

All facility was validation by the government  under SNI ( National Standard Indonesian ) cause all the facility completely with life jacket, fire extinguisher and professional boatman to sailing to the gili island
The price 350.000, for 2 person of you, want to book please contact us with the number or email you can do, the boat can load 10 passengers in a boat, reminder : we just accept private trip it mean you will no need to wait another person

3. From Lombok Airport to Gili

We recommend to take private transfer from Lombok Airport to Gili Trawangan.
it will spend approximately 2 hours from Lombok International Airport to Gili Trawangan with private car and continue with private speedboat from Teluk Nare to Gili Trawangan.
it enclose the procedure of airport pick-up service :
Paging in Airport 
Before you book the pick-up service, actually we need your name and your flight details to attached to our job list report and transform to action.
A white board will welcoming you at the Lombok International Airport which written under your name cause that is the best way to find our client in airport. 
 
A Profesional staff welcoming you at the airport then bring all of your luggage through the car, before you leave the airport make sure that all of your stuff, luggage and anything important have been on your hand to avoid anything to worry about.
Drive Car to Teluk Nare 
The MPV car is one of our transportation which allow to load 4 persons with luggage, a big space of interior will accompany your journey through your Gili destination and also air conditioner facility will avoid heat along the trip.
Along the way, we will pass the senggigi beach where you can see the beautiful beach with blue water view although the road come up and come down, to keep relax and enjoy it we can stop any where to take some photo or some lunch in restaurant close to.  
 
Finally, we will spend one and fifty minutes drive car from Lombok International Airport to Teluk Nare where our private speedboat landing for.
Teluk Nare to Gili Trawangan by Speedboat
After long journey we will finish the trip by speedboat to across  from Teluk Nare to Gili Trawangan, 7 kilometers away by 10 minutes.
We have a private harbor in Teluk Nare to welcoming our client with high appreciated and easy managed without feel uncomfortable with the people across the road way.
Normally we drop the clients to Gili Trawangan where the place for speedboat landing for but we always drop the client direct to the beach infront of hotel by speedboat such us :
  • Villa Ombak
  • Villa Almarik
  • Horizontal Hotel
  • Pearl of Gili
  • Kokomo
  • Trawangan Resort
  • Beach House
  • Trawangan Dive
This can be done depend to the weather and the water condition ( high tide and low tide ). For reservation, please find our service above and select the service you need then continued to finish the all step by step till the trip confirmed.   
                                           GILI TRAWANGAN HOTEL 
There are some five star hotel in Gili Trawangan was made as a symbol to grab the people to stay on, but the facility did not marching what they called five star hotel, here we attached 5 the best five star hotel in Gili Trawangan. 
1. Villa Ombak Hotel 
Villa ombak is one of pioneer of five star hotel in Gili Trawangan, it standalone between many hotel in Gili Trawangan under it facilities. 
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There are no other choice for the tourism who dreaming to stay on five star hotel, just the only one Villa Ombak.
It hold the certification for 5 or 10 years a way without any competitor to born as a competitor, they stay calm down to watching the guests come and stay.
This hotel was shown the Lombok Traditional Home we call "Lumbung" as the hotel concept, a local home concept transform to the VIP hotel, this is the to long lasting the culture and to promote the Lombok culture to guests.
This hotel located on the south side of Gili Trawang right facing with Senggigi beach in Lombok, they has Long Beach Front accompanies with beach restaurant, you can cek direct to Villa Ombak Gili Trawangan Hotel
2. Ombak Sunset Hotel
This is a second home of Villa Ombak, it has built to re-completely the something less in Villa Ombak.
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When you arrive on the door side, you will imagine how powerfull this property to build, a billion dollar was spend to get better result.
The interior artistic was made by curving the wood as same as Ballinese Handmade, the thing of the hotel was so special.
Long swimming right infront of the beach to be additonal facility will make very satisfied, any other option are Ombak Sunset is the first hotel build the magical Swing on the beach front to be a sunset backround, this was so viral on social media especially instagram.
After this booming then continues another hotel follow the idea, Remember that another business owner will try to copy what you do to avoid a fall down to the big hole. Check Details >>>>>>
3. Pearls of Trawangan 
Pearls beach hotel is one of the best hotel in Gili Trawangan, the concept with eco trust to use the bamboo as hotel material like roof, table and  seat
This hotel was so easy to find from Bangsal Harbour in Lombok, where you can take public service to and from Lombok. 
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The hotel location on the south side of Gili Trawangan right after Villa Ombak Hotel, the hotel was so beautiful, they put the hotel room by the beach view for most enchanted.
The location we call Semi-Central cause there is not much activity on the beach side but has easy acces to central side to find restaurant, bar, harbour  and night market Check Details >>>>>>
4. Pandawa Hotel
Pandawa Hotel it located on the west side of Gili Trawangan, we call sunset point facing to Agung Mountain.
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This kind of Hotel was managed by Villa Ombak Management, the name was take from the name of God of Hindus People.
The hotel was simply desing interior and exterior but really recomend it for the people who want stay relax and enjoy the time while holiday on. Check Details >>>>>>
5. Aston Sunset Hotel
Aston sunset is one of the hotel network in indonesia, they want try to grab the other guest in Gili Trawangan to be a high level competitor for other big hotel. 
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It located on the west side of Gili Trawangan same  as it name Aston Sunset, what the different of the hotel then other, it has restaurant on the beach side and life music everyday.
The extremely different, this hotel was so professional to handle the guest cause they are kind of hotel network with many other branch in indonesia. Check Details >>>>>>
Finally those all the information about Gili Trawangan which most popular Gili Island in Lombok

eni sulistiani

Author & Editor

I am an Hotelier who worked for hotel and travel agent, now i arrange my business site to help the people find the best online ticketing and trip during their vacation in Lombok.

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