Gili Islands, Lombok

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 visit the Gilis:

  • Ferry from Padang Bai - Bali leaves every 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 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 of 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 arranged the 4 days 3 night Komodo Trip from Bangsal, Lombok. Bangsal is the main harbor for public transfer between Lombok and Gili Islands. The Komodo Boat trip also departs from Bangsal harbor.

These Komodo sailing boats depart every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. It departs at 12.00 from Balgsal. If you stay on the Gili Islands, you will need to get to Bangsal to catch the Komodo boat trip. Our team will pick you up from Gili with an outrigger boat.

A Komodo trip from Gili islands is also the best choice to book if you do not want to get to Bali for a flight. The boat will explore all the best destinations including Knawa and Satonda island. Enjoy sailing to the best tourism spots along the way to Komodo National Park.

For more Komodo trips from Gili, you can visit our best arrangement of Komodo boat tours from Lombok. There you can find a variety of tour arrangements from the Lombok and Gili islands. Our team will provide the best service while you join our tour package.

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