Gili Travangan – the largest and most popular of three cylinders. From the sea, Gili Trawangan looks in a comfortable – tiny sushi strip, which is easily placed in the photo camera lens. On the island is still comfortable – a snow-white beach, a turquoise driver, no transport, except for the carts with horses, many cafes and beach restaurants with laying places (Gili’s chip) and a huge number of cats of different sizes, colors and masters.
Do not miss the Gili Trawangan
- Spend a couple of days, setting up under the rhythm of the island – pillow, hammock, book, beer-shrimp and / or juices-fruits (someone like it) and beautiful types of calm emerald sea.
- Rent a bike and run on the island.
- Make your chicnoye photo on sea swings gili.
- Highlight the day for the underwater beauty of the island..
- And one more day on the trip to the neighboring islands ; Gili Air and Gili Meno.
- Try the soul and body massage on the beach.
- Come along the main beach on hipster shops in the search for stylish beachbags.
- Find your favorite spots to watch out chic sunbathing.
- Arrange the holiday stomach, visiting the famous night market travgana.
- And, of course, do not miss the night-night beach party, which is famous for Travangan.
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Travangan on cycling
Gili Travangan ; Ideal for lazy cyclists) Flat landscape, lack of transport and small size allow you to drive around the island in an hour, but you clearly want to stop (and not one) during your tour. Go out early in the morning or a few hours before sunset, to avoid the midday heat and muckings on the bike paths.
Rent a bike on the island can be everywhere ; Almost all hotels and guest houses are offered to their guests bicycles. The average rental price ; 40 000 IDR.
Thanks to social networks, marine swings have become a local attraction. Along the west coast you can find several places with swings and hammocks on wooden piles immersed in water. View through the lens naturally beautiful ; Over texture wooden swings only water and sky. So, sit on the bike and look for your wonderful swings along the coast)
Diving on Gili
Gili Islands ; One of the best indonesia places for diving and one of the best places in the world for diving. On dive-spot, Gili can be found in huge turtles, mants, rods, sharks and barracud, and also see the steam ships.
Immersions for interesting seeds are available even to beginners. Two of the four main dive spots of Gili, on one of which you can meet sharks, are available for immersion immediately after passing the basic courses, the third (dive spot with turtles) ; After passing Open Water Padi Course.
Dive centers are located along the main street of Travangana and offer both certified dive courses for divers of different levels and trips with dive dives. Diving ; Very popular on Gili, so there are many excellent instructors and very affordable prices ; 3-day basic course allowing immersion to a depth of 18 meters (Open Water Padi Course) will cost $ 390. There are also short introductory courses and trial courses with introductory lessons and one dive. Minimum age for diving 10 years.
The best dive centers on the trawangans are considered Manta Dive and Trawangan Dive Center, watch Blue Marlin Gili and Mango Dive. Each of those mentioned dive centers has its own dive resort, where the main part of the courses (the cost of living is carried out on the links, the cost of PADI courses, dives and snorkling tours plus-minus is the same in all dive centers of Gili).
Snorkeling with turtle
Snorkling with turtles on Gili Islands ; The event that cannot be missing) usually, snorkeling tours include several stops.
One of the stops that is often included in snorkeling ; Near the island of Meno, where the famous very photogenic underwater sculptural composition Nest is located, which is a circle of 48 sculptures in the form of human figures.
Next mandatory stop, which is included in all tours ; Wild Turtle Swimming. As in any round, built into wildlife, there is no guarantee meeting with turtles, but the probability is quite large. Snoring better in good weather with good visibility.
The cost of tours depends on the size of the boat ; Places in large boats will be in the region of 100,000 IDR, on small ; in the area of 250,000 IDR. You can buy snorcling tours through local dive centers or in any of the tour offices along the main road on Travgano.
On Travgana, you can also take a boat for the whole day in a private shuttle with snorkeling and stops on the islands. Lux option ; The boats with a transparent bottom) will be pleasure in the area of $ 50-70 per boat, depending on the selected option and season.
Trip to the islands of Eyre and Meno
Gili Air and Gili Meno ; Two charming tiny neighbor Gili Trawangan, each with her character. On both islands you can rent bicycles or just walk on foot. Between the islands, local boats regularly run, so you will not make problems on the two islands per day. In addition, each of the islands you can hire a private charter for Travangan (a spare option for those who stay on one of the islands and will miss a flight transport). In any case, planning the day, first of all learn timetables and see the map of the islands to better navigate the terrain.
Alternative ; Rent on Trawangan boat for a whole day for a trip to the islands. Such an option will cost 30-40 $, look for charters and bargain at place prices.
Night market Gili Trawangan
Skip the night market on the trawangan is very difficult. Located in the central part of the south-west coast, close to the pier, with the onset of darkness, the market turns the mass of food courts, on each of which something is frightened -. The main product here ; Fish and seafood in the form of a grill accompanied by traditional meat, vegetable and rice dishes.
Beaches Gilie Travangana
By and large, on Gili Trawangan allocate two coasts ; Eastern and West.
East Coast ; looks ; On Gili Memo, the sun comes here, the boats from the islands of Bali, Lombok and the neighboring Gili Meno and Eyre are approaching, and the main ; life ; Gili.
Western Gili ; less developed infrastructure and more deserted. This is the most part of the island, where you should look for a place to observe the sunset and sea swing. Along the coast stretches a large coral reef ; Start swimming sneakers if you plan to swim here.
Southeast Beach, t.E. South part of the eastern coast of Gili Trawangan ; Heart of the island. Often mentioned above Central Street Gili stretches precisely along the southern part of the northern coast. Beach restaurants, beach parties and pubs with live music and reggae rhythms are concentrated around the main street. Tour offices, shops and souvenir shops are also concentrated here. In the same part of the island is the pier and the night market.
Basic housing format here ; Beach bungalows and guest houses with cozy cottages and bungalows located a little further from the beach. The average cost of very good housing in this part of the island is $ 30-40 per room.
The northern part of the Eastern coast is much calmer than profitable different from the noisy and unquesting southern part. There are many different housing, but much less restaurants. Beach strip in this part of the coast of beautiful and relaxing, with massages on the beach and small food trays.
Near this part of the coast, you can most often find turtles, masks and flippers for snorkeling at the shore can be rented here, along the beach.
Traditional for the eastern part of the travganic housing format in the format of bungalows and small cottages, complement beach resorts, stylish boutique hotels and villas.
North ; Western beach ; More rolled part of the west coast. Along the coast stretch lazy and atmospheric resorts with beach bungalows, cottages and villas. Almost all accommodation here is located along the beach. Along the beach there are also several atmospheric beach restaurants, where guests are going to the evening of local hotel while waiting for the sunset.
There are practically no housing in this part of the island, but there are many pretty beach restaurants, bars and even a beach club with a multi-promising name Malibu Beach Club.
South ; The western beach is located at a distance of a short and easy bicycle trip from the popular southeastern part of the island, so it’s most often going to watch ; at sunset ; Those who stop on the east coast.
Next to one of the few guest-houses The Exile Gili coast is the same beach bar and very photogenic swings.
Where to choose housing on the island of Travangan
As mentioned above, the main format of housing on the trasman ; Bungalow and Guest-House.
General Council for Housing: Look for housing in the southeastern part, if you want to be ; close to everything ;, in the northeastern part ; If you want a beautiful more relaxed beach next to the bungalow, staying near the main partition.
More accessible options for good housing along the east coast of the island are most often on some distance from the beach.
Housing options on the beach with ; sea view ;, relaxed atmosphere and maximum remote from civilization, look for the west coast of the island.
Main problem of settlement on the western beach ; Getting from the pier to the hotel. Walking with the luggage will have to stack at least half an hour (2-3 kilometers). Alternative ; Take a trip on a ride with a horse. Here it should be noted that a bad handicap with round horses on trasman ; This problem, so if you consider yourself to lovers of animals of this experience, should be either avoided, or refer to the maximum carefully for the choice of the cab. Another alternative ; Leave the main luggage to Bali (if you plan to return to the same hotel) and come to Trawangan with a small backpack. In this case, you can rent a bike on a central street and come to the west coast.
Our choice on the island of Gili Trawangan
on the east coast
Havana Hideaway ; The charming bungalow complex with the most lazy atmosphere of island life for which they go to Travangan. Cute little bungalows with cozy terraces, blooming garden, pleasant hosts, delicious breakfast ; And all this is a 5-minute walk from the southeast and southwestern beaches of Travangana. Book in advance!
On the west coast
Le Pirate ; Located right on the beach Complex of small cute bungalows, ; Deluxe ; Part of which are equipped with their own lounges with wide sun beds and hammocks. All bathrooms ; Located in an open-air, which adds island authenticity to the place. Very calm and relaxing atmosphere. Equipped by sun beds, a small swimming pool on site, bike rental. A little further along the beach there are excellent beach bars and restaurants.
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How to get to the island of Gili Travangan
To the island of Gili Trawangan, it is convenient to get from the islands of Lombok, Bali, Nusa Lebran and Nusa Penida, as well as from the neighboring Islands of Gili Air and Gili Meno.
From Lombok Island
Lombok ; The nearest large island to the islands of Gili and the main transshipment point on the way to the islands. On Lombok, respectively, is the nearest airport (LOP). Flights to Lombok from Other Islands Indonesia See here and here, international tickets Watch here.
The road on the way from the island of Lombok to Gili Trawangan islands takes about 30 minutes ; 50 min, depending on the selected transport.
The easiest option (if you do stop on the island of Lombok) ; Buy in advance online tickets for flights highlighted boats that run from Sengigi Beach on Gili Islands (about $ 15), tickets and timetables.
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If you are traveling a company or planning moving to Trawangan on arrival from the airport ; Not bad option to take a charter boat. You can buy a charter right at the airport (with transfer to the port), through your guest house on Lombok Island or in advance online.
Charter boats on Gili may be an ordinary small open boat – in this case, before the boat sits, check the presence of vests and pack passports, money and equipment in waterproof packages. The cost of such charters from Lombok about 400 000 ; 500 000 IDR for the boat. More controlled option in terms of quality and cost of charters – to get yourself to the port of Teluk Nare, from where you run high-speed boats charter company Lombok Speed Boat and take a charter directly to the port (300,000 IDR per boat with an amount of 1-6 people, see Read more on Company website).
The most budget option – by bus-shuttle (from the airport) or taxi to get to the Bangsal port and take a ticket for local flight boats, regularly run between the islands, the cost of local boats is incommensurable below all tourist options (about 40 000 IDR to Travgana, on the way about 45-50 minutes).
from Bali Island
The road on the way from the island of Bali to Gili Travangan takes 1.5 to 3.5 hours at the high-speed boat (depending on the carrier and type of boat).
High-speed boats to Gili Islands are sent from Padang Bay ports, Serangan Pier (convenient option for those who go from Bucit Peninsula) and Sanur Beach. Cost from 18 to 55 $ / ticket depending on the selected option.
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Almost all transport companies carry out transfers to the port from the southern beaches of Bali and Ubud, check when booking the cost of the option or book an online option with the transfer on (transfer from remote beaches can be paid additionally, see in the description of the transfer tour).
The most fiscal option – on the ferry through Lombok. In the port of Padang Bay, you can buy a ticket to a local ferry to Gili Travagan, which includes a transfer from the LEmbar port, where the ferry arrives from Bali to the Bangsal port, where the boats go to Gili (in this version, Trawangan tickets will cost about 150,000 IDR ( $ 10), but the time on the way is about 6 hours).
From Nusa Islands Leborgan and Nusa Penida
Many high-speed boats cruising from Bali Island to Travangan make stops on the Islands of Nusa Lebgang and Nusa Penida. On the way about 2-3 hours, ticket prices are about $ 30-40, depending on the carrier.
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From Gili Air and Gili Memo Islands
Between the Islands, local flight boats regularly run, recognize the schedule on the spot, the cost of about 15 000 IDR (1 $). Charter boat between the islands will cost 15 ; $ 20.