Getting To Gili Islands
Getting To Gili Islands Lombok
Getting to Gili islands now is made easier from the mainland Bali or Lombok, either by public transportation, air or boat charter from Senggigi, Bangsal harbor and Bali. Most up market hotels on Gili Trawangan give extra service and conveniences to their clients by providing their private modern speedboat and skip Bangsal.
The alternative harbor is runs privately by hotel’s owners at Teluk Nare or Teluk Kodek (another 10 minutes drive from Bangsal). This seems to be more effective and hassle free. The Gilis are easy reached from the mainland, either by public transport or boat charter out of Bangsal harbour on the north west coast or through the Adventure Lombok tour companies in Senggigi who provides transfer daily.
If you want to avoid Bangsal harbor hassle, Adventure Lombok Tour available to help you out with transportation arrangement (car + boat) from Lombok’s airport to Gili Islands the service available at reasonable price contact +62 370 693005
From Bali: The fast boat services are great option, providing transfer direct from Bali to Gili Trawangan and Lombok Island.
From Bangsal Harbor: Catch taxi or Bemo to Bangsal harbor, the small harbor on the north coast of Lombok about 40 minutes from Senggigi. Public boat depart regularly to all three Islands and charters are available, with price depending on the number of the passengers and your bargaining skills. Unfortunately, the area is plagued by touts and scams, so ignore them, The ticket counter office are located on the beach front. Ask the sales counter for Public boat and charter price. Public boat are leave when they have enough paying passengers to make the trip. Don’t let anyone take your bag or, if they offer to carry baggage, negotiate the price first.
Ignore people who tell you there are no return public transfer, there are, or there is no water, mosquito repellent, etc on the islands. All the essentials are readily available at shop at all the islands. Bangsal is a pretty area “it’s a shame some of the local touts try to ruin it for everyone.
Adventure Lombok Tour provide return or one way speed boat charter to Gili Trawangan for IDR 750.000/way/person, at minimum two participants required. Contact Adventure Lombok Tours For details. Phone Senggigi 0370 693005 or visit their site www,adventure-lombok.com
Diving on the Gili island and staying in Senggigi is also easy, if you want to use the mainland as your base. Most of the dive companies offer transport from Senggigi areas out to the Gilis and back each day. If your time is limited, a day trip to one or two Gili islands is a good way to sample their unique island style.
Gili Islands Places to Stay
Gili islands has variety of accommodations range from star Hotels, luxury villas to budget home stay or bungalows. We recommended to book your Hotel as far as advance especially on High season and peak season ( July – August and December 15 – January 15) as the room are limited and overbook base on last year occupation statistic.