Gili Trawangan is the largest of Lombok's Gili Islands and the only one to rise significantly (60 m) above sea level. Measuring 3 km long and 2 km wide, it has a population of around 1500 habitants.The name Trawangan originates from the Indonesian word Terowongan which means Tunnel due to the presence of a cave tunnel built there during Japanese occupation in World War 2.
Transportation from Bali Lombok can be arranged by air or by speedboat. For those who do not love the boat, you can take a 20mn flight departing from Denpasar to Lombok. The you arrive in Lombok where you can take a taxi for 1h30, the crossing is worth a look! It will cost you around 300 000 rp.Then you should hire a speed boat from 2 till 8 people 950 000rp .At the arrival on the island, our team will be there to welcome you and take you to the resort. You will need to pay between 75 000 and 100 000 cidomo (caleche) to get at the villa. The cidomo can take up to 3 persons with luggages.
In Gili Trawangan (as well as the other two Gilis), there are no motors vehicles. main transportation are bicycles and cidomo (a small wagon pulled by horses). To travel to and from each of the Gilis, locals usually use motorized boats.
A variety of very nice dive sites are easily accessible from our resort. You can organize your dive trip with the center located near to our place. They off course have all the needed equipment
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The resort does not cook but you will have the opportunity to cook or order at nearby restaurants to eat at Gili Beach Resort or render on site and eat on the beach by the sea ...
Given that close to the resort is the best restaurant in the island with a french chef whowill cook the fish of the day fishing or of other delicious dishes ..
If you are tents around town, then you can enjoy the different barbecus fish that offersome renowned restaurants of the center
Indonesia,is a tropical country and enjoys a year-round climate ranging from 27°C (80°F) to 30°C (86°F). Nights can be cool.
In gili you have many other activities like horseback riding, standing padle or yoga lesson or even indonesian cooking class
If you feel for more adventure! Then you can go in Lombok for the day and visit the sasak tribe or you can go on the volcano Rinjani, or visit the monkey forest
The national currency is the rupiah. Bills range from 1,000 and 100,000 rupiah notes. Coins range from 100 to 1,000. US dollars are accepted in a number of larger tourist centres in Bali.
Visitors from certain countries require a tourist visa in advance, some can obtain these on arrival at any international airport in Indonesia and some visitors do not require a visa at all. The visa-on-arrival fee for citizens of eligible countries is US$35 for a 30-day visa and is extendable for another 30 days. Passports must be valid for at least six months from the arrival date and have at least four full blank pages. Guests are advised to check with their nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate prior to travel.
Electricity is 220 volts/50 cycles.Loose and casual clothing is advisable. In the dry season, April to November, you may need a light sweater in the evenings.