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Located on the quieter northern shore, some of the islands best snorkeling and diving is found directly off Alam Gili - an intimate oasis with 7 accomodations.
”Gili” means little island in the local Sasak dialect. Half an hour from the northwest coast of Lombok by an outrigger boat are 3 coral fringed Gilis with white sand beaches and beautiful clear water. This is a place to enjoy simpler island life. The absence of cars and motorbikes have made the Gili islands a very pleasant getaway. Transport around the island is either by horse drawn carriages called cidomo, by bicycle or simply on foot.
A walk around the whole island takes a few hours slowing to a calm pace away from the modern world hearing the surf of the sea or the tinkling of cidomo bells. About 20 min. ride by cidomo brings you to the southern shore where the Gili nightlife is.
From the beach in front of Alam Gili you can see the sun rise over Lombok’s Mt. Rinjani and set behind Bali’s Mt. Agung.
A little salt-water jungle pool invites you to cool off after a day in the sun. See more about: Getting to Gili further below.
4 Garden Bungalows: Rp 750.000
Cozy and comfy- (4.5 x 4 m)
2 rooms have double bed, and 2 have twin or double bed arrangement. Each bungalow enjoys an open-air bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fan.
1 Sea View Room called "Duyung" (The Mermaid Room) Rp 900.000
This room has private use of a very spacious pavilion where you can lounge all day looking out to the sea and the stars at night. Sea breezes and ceiling fan only. The bedroom (3 x 4 m) has 1 double bed. There is a small private bathroom with shower.
Family or friends booking more than 1 room may wish to include the Duyung Room to share the private lounge space for meals and gatherings.
The day mattress in the lounge space may be made up for those wishing to sleep out there.
1 "Suite Fish" a deluxe 2- level bungalow: Rp 1.500.000
( up to 4 persons)
Elegantly appointed with beautiful carved doorways.
Room downstairs: ( 4.5 x 5m) has 1 big double sofa bed
Room upstairs (4.5m x 5m) has 1 big double bed plus a sofa bed.
A DVD player is available in the downstairs room with a selection of DVD's in the office.
2 full bathrooms with shower and large dressing area.
Air conditioning both upstairs and downstairs.
1 Deluxe Garden "Mahi Mahi" Room:
Set back in the garden with a spacious veranda, Mahi Mahi Room also has a spacious bathroom with shower and dressing area.
The bedroom (4.5m x 5m) has double or twin bed arrangement and air-conditioning.
A DVD player is also available with a selection of DVD's in the office.
Room rates are for single or double occupancy.
Extra person charge: Rp 200.000
Room rates are nett including government taxes.
One child under 12 years free of charge.
Includes breakfast and afternoon tea.
Visa and MasterCard accepted
Check-out time: 12 Noon.
Check in time at 2pm or earlier if room becomes available.
- Rooms have fresh hot and cold water showers and ceiling fan.
Garden Bungalows, Suite Fish and Mahi Mahi have air-conditioning.
- Electricity is supplied by the island generator 24 hours however power black outs can occur.
- Voltage is 220v with outlets for round size plug. Best bring any voltage or plug adaptors required along with you.
- WiFi is now available in the rooms and at the office/beach area.
Please note that Internet connections can be often slow- just like island time!
- Laundry service is available but best to allow 2 days.
- Small mini markets in Trawangan town are available for your basic needs.
- A health care center is also on the island.
- PADI dive operators on the island offer a variety of courses and dive trips for certified divers. See more below.
- Glass bottom boat, fishing and horse riding activities can also be arranged.
- Enjoy our little salt-water jungle pool after time in the sun.
See Getting to Gili Trawangan info further below:
Getting to Gili Trawangan:
By boat from Bali:
Most visitors travel to the Gilis by fast-boat services from East Bali or from Sanur area.
Several new boat services have begun operating across the Lombok strait. In peak season, these boats tend to be filled beyond capacity!
Among the more experienced boat operators:
Blue Water Express with rates approx Rp 790,000 one way per person. More on: www.bwsbali.com or www.bluewater-express.com
A local car ferry also operates from Padang Bai several times per day to Lembar Harbour on Lombok which takes 5-6 hours.
This is a very local experience! Lembar is approx 1 hour south of Senggigi Beach by car and it is another one hour drive north to Bangsal
or Teluk Nara harbour where you can cross over to the Gilis.
By air to Lombok:
The new International Airport opened in October 2011 is located near Praya, Central Lombok
-Daily flights operate from Bali. 30 minute flight with: www.garuda-indonesia.com or www.lionair.co.id
-Direct air service is also available from Jakarta and Surabaya.
-Silk Air, the regional airline of Singapore Airlines, flies nonstop from Singapore 3x weekly: www.silkair.com
-Air Asia also flies directly to Lombok from Kuala Lumpur: www.airasia.com
-Visa on arrival facility is available at Lombok airport.
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Travelers can make their own way to Bangsal- approx 2.5 hours from the airport or one hour from Sengiggi.
Public boats depart from Bangsal for the Gilis regularly once they are filled.
Vendors at Bangsal can be a challenge! so for convenience, we recommend a private transfer enjoying the scenic coastal road of Lombok.
Private transfers arranged by Alam Gili:
Drive to Teluk Nara- a quieter bay south of Bangsal, with no hassles.
Our own outrigger or speed boat will bring you directly to Alam Gili.
If low tide, the boat will land on the east shore of the island where the staff
will assist with luggage and transport by cidomo (horsecart) to Alam Gili.
Cost of one-way private transfer from Lombok airport including car and boat:
Rp 950,000 for 1-2 persons
Rp 1,000,000 for max. 4 persons.
Driving time between Teluk Nara and the airport is approx 2.5 hours.
Rp 700,000 additional car charge if need from airport to Teluk Nara ( up to 4 persons)
For private boat only from/to Teluk Nara: Rp 550,000 for 1-4 persons. Additional per person: Rp 150,000.
No charge for child under 12 years.
There may be an extra charge for horsecart to/from the harbour in case boat lands there due to low tide.
Our own outrigger boat takes approx 40 minutes and our speedboat takes approx 20 minutes from Teluk Nara to Gili Trawangan.
The Lombok Strait and the Wallace Line
Crossing the Lombok strait provides a very scenic and dramatic view of Bali’s Mt. Agung.
However, the seas can be very choppy here. This 24km narrow and deep strait separating Bali and Lombok is a biological boundary between Asia and Australasia, known as The Wallace Line. Alfred Russel Wallace conducted research from 1854-1862 for his book The Malay Archipelago and developed his own theory of evolution by natural distribution recognizing a pattern of differences between island fauna across Indonesia.
Good sea currents of course also keep marine life healthy! Indonesia has 3500 species of fish- more than anywhere else in the world. The drop-offs and plateaus off the Gilis provide a great insight to the marine life of Indonesia.
Weather around the Gilis
Crossing the Wallace Line also means entering a drier climate. Rains on the Gilis are even far less frequent than on mainland Lombok so you can be pretty much guaranteed lots of sun all year round. Official rainy season begins around December and lasts until March which can mean some overcast over the Gilis. Winds tend to pick up during the month of February with chance of higher sea swells.
Links to reputable PADI dive operators on the island:
The below sites provide some excellent information.
For any dive bookings, please contact them directly.
Blue Marlin Dive www.bluemarlindive.com
Trawangan Dive: www.trawangandive.com
Scuba divers bringing own BCD and regulators, note domestic flight checked baggage allowance is 20kg per person.
You will responsible for any excess baggage charges.
We look forward to making your stay on Gili Trawangan a relaxing and memorable experience.
For reservations and further information,
Contact: Eka Partini at Mahaputra Hospitality
Tel/WhatsApp : +62 81 338-315-303