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Gili Trawangan

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Introduction

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan

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Gili Trawangan is the largest and most developed of the three Gili Islands. It's got the reputation of a cheap backpacker party island, but during the last couple of years the development on the island has exploded, and the new guesthouses and restaurants are turning more upmarket with boutique hotels, lounge bars and even a sushi restaurant.

Most hotels and restaurants are built around the southeast part of the island, although more and more places are now being built both on the north and in the central part as well. The nicest beach is between the harbor and the north tip of the island.

There's a dirt road that goes all the way around the islands, the main transport on the island is by bicycle or cidomo (horse and carriage). In the centre of the island you can climb the hill and get amazing views over Gunung Rinjani on Lombok and Gunung Agung on Bali. The beach on the east coast is the best. The snorkelling right off the beach is great, you can see coral reef, tropical fish and quite often sea turtles as well.

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Events and Festivals

Great party every Wednesday night at Tir Na Nog, best on the island.

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Getting There

By Boat

It's 45 minutes from Bangsal and a little more from Senggigi.

  • Blue Water Express travels from Benoa to Bangsal on Lombok, continuing to Gili Trawangan, taking about 2 hours
  • Gili Cat travels to Gili Trawangan from Padang Ai (1,5 hours)
  • Island Getaway travels there from Serangan (2 hours)
  • Perama Express to Trawangan from Padang Ai, continuing to Senggigi.

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Eat

A great place to eat is Tir Na Nog restaurant and bar. Great pizzas, BBQ and a fantastic western menu. Also try out Ryoshi the Japanese Sushi restaurant next door.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Rumah SagaGili Trawanganhostel88
The KeratonLombokguesthouse78
Tir Na Nog VillasGili Trawanganhotel88
Trawangan DiveC/O Blue MarlinGuesthouse-
Mentigi BayGili TrawanganGUESTHOUSE-
Aquaddiction Dive HostelLombok NTB West Nusa TenggaraHostel-
Good Heart ResortGili Trawangan Island - Lombok West Nusa TenggaraHotel-
Giliano ResidenceGili Trawangan island North Lombok Nusa Tenggara BaratGuesthouse-
Malino HomestayGili Trawangan IslandGUESTHOUSE-
Rumah Kalua VillaRumah Kalua Lombok Nusa Tenggara BaratHostel-
Gili NyepiJl Pasar malam 8HOTEL-
Gili HostelNusa Tenggara Barat LombokHostel81
Coconut Garden ResortGili Travangan LombokHOTEL-

Tir na Nog has great rooms: very clean, great staff, reasonably priced. They also have a swimming pool coming July this year as well. Great Value.

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