Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Trip to Gili Trawangan
Situated just off the coast of Lombok island, the Gilis are made up of three small islands: Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan. Over the years, these sleepy little islands have become a huge destination for travelers who come from all over the world. But recently Gili Trawangan is the most popular island to visit, it is also well known as "Gili T", actually the Gili Trawangan is larger than Gili Meno and Gili Air but they can be walked for 2 hours. And of course for those who are looking for a wonderful destination to relax and soak up the sun, Gili Trawangan is your perfect choice. If you are in your holiday in Bali you can go to Gili Trawangan for completing your holiday, you should to take your fast boat from Bali to Gili Trawangan in which they will depart from Padang Bay, and usually takes 2.5 hours from Padang Bali, but nowadays fast boats are also available which departs from Serangan, for backpacker travelers or single traveler we suggested to take the fast boat which departs from Padang Bay, you will find new friends in your fast boat who have the same plan to go to Gili Trawangan. We ensure your trip will be fun!
Once you arrive in Gili Trawangan you will feel a little bit strange with this island, it is quite different with Bali from many ways of life but we are sure all is quickly forgotten though once you enter the emerald crystal blue water that you have ever imagined in your mind. The water is so clear and bright as well as the sea life, instead of diving by snorkeling only you will see the turtles swim freely and pretty fish with its beautiful color. For those who have a plan to visit this wonderful island, we are pleased to share you some useful information for your own:
Transportation in Gili Trawangan :
As in Gili Trawangan, there are no any cars available you should walk everywhere you want to go. Along the way of Gili Trawangan, Horse carriage is easy to find here, you can use this traditional public transportation to go to your villa/resort in Gili Trawangan. Bike rent service is also available with the price only IDR 13.000/hour but for the unforgettable trip you can take advantage of exploring the Gili Trawangan by foot!
The meals price in Gili Trawangan :
Food price range in Gili Trawangan is IDR 40.000 - IDR 70.000 (it is depending on the menu that you ordered), seafood dinner is also available with the rate starting from IDR 140.000/person. But don't worry, if you are looking for cheaper meals price, along the way of Gili Trawangan you will be easy to find the street stalls. They sell delicious foods starting from IDR 13.000 - IDR 25.000. Great value and you will really get a sense for the local culture.
Things to do Gili Trawangan :
Below we are enlisted 4 top things to do in Gili Trawangan, note this is only the little things that you can do in this island, but you can do more of these.
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles:
The Gili Trawangan do a great job in preserving sea turtles and when you are visiting Gili Trawangan you cannot miss the beach. There are some good spots in Gili Trawangan to snorkel with sea turtles, you can ask the local where the good spots to snorkel with sea turtles are. Swimming in crystal clear water with a sea turtle is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Remember to respect the turtles and don’t touch them. Don't worry about the fins and masks, they can be rented almost everywhere in Gili Trawangan.
You also can explore Gili Trawangan by doing a sea kayak. You can do the sea kayak in the northern part of Gili Trawangan. In your trip, if you are lucky enough you will encounter manta rays or sea turtles.
Watching an Amazing Sunset
Gili Trawangan can be consider as the best spot to watch the sunset too. You will have a chance to watch the sun paint the sky orange as the sun sets behind Bali's Mount Agung. In Gili Trawangan there are 2 popular sunset bars where you can access about one hour and a hal by walking.
Taking Freedive Lessons
Try to explore the waters around Gili island without an oxygen tank on your back. If you are already and experienced diver and are looking for a challenge this may be something to consider. In Gili Trawangan, some of dive schools in Gili Trawangan offer the freediving lessons where you can learn breathing techniques and how to be efficient with oxygen, so you can explore the depths with just a single breath but you should make sure you ask a lot of questions to the dive masters about rule and safety procedures before doing the freediving.