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The Perfect Summer in Gili Trawangan, Lombok


Lombok island has become one of the icons of tourism in Indonesia. In addition to having an exotic nature, Lombok also has several small islands around it are able to invite you to caress its beauty.

West coast of Lombok into areas that will not be overlooked by foreign tourists and local travelers. In addition to the famous Senggigi Beach, the western coast of Lombok still has three small islands which are in one straight line and by the local people called Gili. Wiatawan familiar with the name of the three Gili Gili Matra, which consists of Gili Meno, Gili Air and Gili Trawangan.

Gili Trawangan is usually the main target of the tourists. Gili Gili Trawangan is the site with the highest population compared to the other dyke, which is about 800 inhabitants. In addition, Gili Trawangan is also the largest dyke which has a length of 3 km and 2 km wide. There, you can walk on the white sand beach, swim in the crystal clear waters, coral reefs look adorable with ornamental fish, BBQ on the beach, poolside cocktail party, and dancing at a party in the moonlight.

Gili Trawangan is already having the most diverse facilities for tourists compared to Gili Meno and Gili Air. Nuances of the party will be increasingly more pronounced as the crowd every night some places to hold events here. One is the Tir na Nog shops, they claim that Gili Trawangan is the smallest island in the world who have Irish bar.

In order to achieve the Gilis, you have to travel to the Wards. Arriving on the ward, you have to buy a ticket at a price tailored to the objectives which the dyke to be addressed. These three small islands in the middle of the ocean has a different unique characteristics. Each one had a natural atmosphere and its own characteristics. In fact, it seemed to finally sort out the differences in tourists in accordance with the interests, attitudes, and personality. Mileage to the third-longest island takes 30 minutes, depending on the size of the waves.

A popular activity for tourists to do in Trawangan is scuba diving with PADI certification, snorkeling on the coast of east sea, kayaking, and surfing. There are also some places for tourists to learn to ride around the island. For the diver or snorkeler, you can enjoy all the beauty of marine species, including enjoying the beauty of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) at a depth of 10-20 meters below sea level.

Gili unique from this is that you will not find a motor vehicle in Gili Trawangan, as well as in two other dyke, because it is not allowed by local rules. Common means of transportation are bicycles (rented by local people for the tourists) and cidomo, a simple horse-drawn carriage which are common in Lombok. You can hire a horse-drawn carriage to surround the entire island cidomo. To go from the third dyke, people usually use motorized boats and speedboats.

Unfortunately, we could not visit this dyke third in just one day if using public transport, because the schedule departure of the ship that is not possible. If you want to visit all the dyke within 1 day, then we have to charter the boat which would take a greater cost. If using public transport, so most of us can only visit two dyke only.