Tips and Things to do in Gili Trawangan Island
Beside Bali Island, one of the favorite tourist destinations is Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air, which is located in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Gili Trawangan has millions of charms, ranging from the beauty of the underwater world with such beautiful corals, pollution-free surroundings, and friendly people. If you never been to Gili Trawangan, here I will explain why you should go to Gili Trawangan Island.
Gili Trawangan is an island that seems unique for visitors, there is no activity of motorized vehicles on this island, the only public transportation that can operate on this island is horse-drawn carriage. In addition to horse-drawn carriage transportation, to go around the island and enjoy the beauty of the coast around Gili Trawangan, you can rent bicycle with cost $ USD 3 per day and can be used for the whole day. To get around the island by bicycle, you only spend about 2 hours. Do not imagine a good road here, the main road on the entire island of Gili is still a dirt road and very dusty, even though some of the main roads leading to hotels or restaurants are hardened with a kind of block paving by the owner of the business.
This island is a romantic island, a place far from the sound of vehicles, a place where you can enjoy the sunset or sunrise. Sitting together with your girlfriend or boyfriend at the Sunset View in the afternoon is mostly done by tourists because the scenery is indeed very spectacular. This small island is a suitable place for you to escape for a moment from the daily routine and fatigue of the busy big city. Sitting on the beach enjoying the sunset and a bottle of cold beer, it feels like heaven!
Gili Trawangan is more commonly known as Party Island, maybe this name is taken from the many bars and restaurants that operate late at night. But in Gili Trawangan, there are so many romantic and natural places that are very beautiful to look for tranquility. So, the definition of Party Island which is often referred to by many people for Gili Trawangan doesn’t seem too right. In this little island, even without police, the security system on this island is managed professionally by local residents. If someone is found committing a crime, the security officer will take firm action and process them to the nearest police station and put the name into the Blacklist (a list that prohibits related people from setting foot again in Gili Trawangan for the next 5 years).
Many activities you can do in Gili Trawangan, such as snorkeling, diving, horse riding, clubing, and exploring the night market (street food hunter!). If you want to snorkeling in Gili Trawangan, you can rent snorkeling equipment starting at 50,000 rupiah, and you can join a snorkeling group by a glass bottom boat with price starting from 150,000 rupiah/ person. This activity is very recommended, because this boat will take you to Gili Meno and Gili Air. The underwater world around this island is truly amazing, there are many types of fish that you will find, such as turtles, nemo, etc., colorful coral reefs, and very clear sea water.
For those who want to enjoy Gili Trawangan Island, there are many places to stay here, such as hotels, villas, and home stay with a variety of prices tailored to the facilities they provide, with price ranging from 150,000 rupiah to 2,000,000 rupiah. You can check on booking.com or airbnb.com. And if you depart from Bali (Padang Bai Harbor), you can click Cheap Fast Boat to Gili Trawangan. Cheap fast boat ticket price to Gili Trawangan, with very good facilities, and also included free shuttle service (pick up and drop off from your location).
Prepare your time, and don’t wait long for a vacation to Gili Trawangan Island !!