Gili Islands

Gili islands consist of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. These islands are located on the North Lombok Regency and are under the North Lombok administration.

Gili Trawangan is the largest and the most developed among the three Gilis. Gili Meno is a tiny island which is located in the middle or between Gili Air and Gili Trawangan. Gili Air is the closest island to the mainland of Lombok.

The three Gilis are the most visited and the main tourist destinations on the North Lombok. Gili islands are also recognized as party islands, especially Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. Meanwhile, Gili Meno is a much-relaxed island to spend time on holiday.

Getting to Gili Islands

The islands are accessible by boat from Bali, Lombok, and Nusa Lembongan. Here is what you can consider if you to visit the Gilis:

  • Ferry from Padang Bai - Bali leaves every one hour. You can get the ticket at the official ticket office at the harbor in Padang Bai. The ferry from Bali takes about 5 to 6 hours to Lembar - Lombok. After that, you can get in the car or Bemo to Bangsal, then get on the local boat. It will take about 10 hours from Bali in total.
  • Flight from Denpasar or Jakarta to Lombok International Airport. If your flight is from Denpasar, you need to spend about 35 minutes on the flight. And then getting on the taxi to Bangsal for about 1 1/2 hours. Then take a local boat.
  • Fast Boat from Bali to Gili is the best option for most travelers. It will take 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours from Padang Bai or Benoa harbor. Check out Gili Fast boat for the best ticket prices and fast boat arrangements from Bali.

Things to Do

The islands are popular with underwater life, white sandy beaches, a stunning sunset, and a beautiful sunrise. The most popular activity to do is the underwater world.

Here are the best things you can do for Gilis:

  • Diving and snorkeling are the recommended activities. Diving on such a paradise island with beautiful underwater life will bring a new experience to your PADI diving skill. See some of our dive, snorkeling, and more Gili islands tour packages.
  • Having sunset on the Southwest the islands. It is one of the stunning sunset points in Indonesia with the background of Mount Agung-Bali.
  • Have a sunrise with the background of Mount Rinjani.
  • Night Life. The islands offer a good nightlife vibe. In some bars and cafes, you can enjoy live music, DJs, or a dance floor.
  • Authentic food is available on the islands. Some restaurants provide authentic local foods.

Accommodations on the islands are spread around, from backpackers to star hotels.

Komodo Island Trip from Gilis

You are also able to do a Komodo island trip from Gilis. We arrange the 4 days 3 night Komodo Trip from Lombok.

What you can do is book online, then we can pick you up from the harbor on Gilis. The Komodo trip boat from Gili departs from Bangsal every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. 

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