Lombok’s Triple Gilis “Trawangan, Meno and Air”
Another paradise in Indonesia
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Gili Trawangan or often called as Gili “T” is the busiest tourist destination in Lombok. And is attracting more tourists than any other places in Lombok as well as the other two Gilis.
Gili Trawangan is also known in several different names or ALIAS given by the visitors. It mostly called “an Island That Kissed by The Sun” which is true. This island is extremely Hot. It gets more sunshine than any other places in Bali or Lombok. It is very good for those who worship the sun. But always remember to put on some Suns cream or sun blocks before sun bathing to avoid skin burn.
Pic source: Indonesia Travel Guide
Other ALIAS for Gili Trawangan is “The Party Island”. Again that is a perfect name for this island because there is always a place to party on this island and every night is a party night.
Pic source: Gili Paradise
Where to stay on the island?
Here are the average rates for Hotels on the Gilis:
- Stars Hotels around $80-$250
- Medium Budget around $50-$75
- Small budget around $10-$45
It is always negotiable if you prefer to stay in Cheap and medium budget accommodation. Try to make a bargain from half price they offer you. If you are visiting the island around February to June, I believe you can get half price from the list above.
What are the facilities of Each type of accommodations?
- Star hotels in Gilis provided everything that found in Star hotels in Bali (No differences).
- Medium budget hotels are mostly provided a restaurant, swimming pool, a/c rooms, Satellite TV, Safety Box, 24 hours security.
- Low budget hotels are normally provided rooms without a/c but mostly with ceiling pan or stand pan, some has TVs.
Every type of accommodations has en-suite bathroom.
One good thing about accommodation on the Gilis, we also can find super cheap (Low budget) beach front hotels.
Where to eat on the island?
Hmm, this is one of the most important thing. The island is full of nice International restaurants as well as Local Warung that provide both International and Local Foods.L. The whole island even look more like a food market at night time.
What to do on the island?
If you like diving or just Snorkeling, The Gilis is one of the best diving area in Indonesia. And many other water sports are available.
Who mostly own the businesses on the Gilis?
They are mostly foreigners. So, every kind of services are meet the International standards.
Even most people who live on the island are foreigners. The percentage of total foreigners and local peoples is 55%-45%. That is the reason why gili islands also known as ‘island of tourists‘.
How to get to The Gili islands?
The only best way to get to the Gilis is by using fast boat. There are about twelve fast boats run daily from all most convenience harbor in Bali like Benoa harbor, Sanur, Serangan,Amed and Padang bae.
Currently there are two fast boat that depart from Benoa harbor. They are Redline Express and Island Getaway.