Off the northwest coast of Lombok lie the three popular Gili Islands – Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan.
This trio of sparkling islands, fringed with white sandy beaches and surrounded by extensive coral reefs and abundant marine life, including giant turtles have an enticing appeal for divers and snorkellers from all over the world.
Gili Trawangan was first discovered when overseas travellers started searching for an unspoilt paradise not far from the overly thriving Bali. Since then, the island has become a popular haven for those seeking a hideaway in the sun. Of the three islands, Gili Trawangan is the furthest from Lombok, yet still easily accessible in less than 10 minutes by speed boat from the mainland, or a couple of hours by fastboat from Bali.
Gili T, as it is known, is the most popular of the three Gilis, but still retains the charm of a tropical isle idyll, with no motorised transport, no pollution and a natural eco-friendly environment. The beachfront is lined with cafes, bars, restaurants, dive schools, many types of accommodation and quaint artifact shops boasting local handicrafts and the famous Lombok pearls.
Local transport is by horse and cart (Cidomo) or pushbike. The noise of cars and motorbikes, so evident in other parts of Indonesia, is soon forgotten, leaving the peaceful sound of waves lapping on the beach. Spend lazy days on the beach or by the pool, or exploring Gili T and the neighbouring islands. In the evening dine alongside the ocean, watching the moon rise over the mountains with a million stars in the clear skies above.
Getting There by Air
Regular flights from Bali depart from Denpasar three to four times daily (depending on the Season) for Praya, Lombok. Silk Air flies from Singapore to Praya three times a week, Merpati Airlines link Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lombok, and a number of other carriers fly daily from Jakarta and other major cities.
After a 25 minute flight, and approx a one and a half hour scenic drive in our Beach House Resort air – conditioned car, followed by a 10 minute crossing in our speedboat, you will arrive in paradise
Please note: our office can arrange all your domestic flights and transfer needs.
Getting There by Sea
Daily sea transportation from Benoa Harbour and Padang Bai in Bali leave early each morning for fast boat transfers to Gili T. The latest, extremely fast Gili Getaway, can transfer you to Gili Trawangan in just over 2 hours from Bali. The local ferry from Bali departs Padang Bai 24 hours a day, making the crossing to Lembar Harbour, After arriving in Lembar Harbour it is a 2 hour car ride up to Bangsal.
The public ferry to the Gilis from Lombok leaves Bangsal Harbour daily around 8am for the harbour in Gili Trawangan.