Gili Trawangan, A Beautiful Island
It takes about forty five minutes to get Gili Trawangan from Bangsal harbour, Lombok. A sensational trip with a wooden boat rocking in the waves is finally finished. This is an entertaining experience for you who want to enjoy the beautiful island paradise of Gili Trawangan with an area of 338 hectares. If you don’t want to go with a wooden boat, there are several alternative means of transportation other than ships that you can use. If you are from Lombok, you can go from the beach that serves travelers Sengigi by boat or speed boat. Whereas if you are from Bali then you can go from Benoa harbor by using fast boats and cruise ships. All there sea transportation modes are distinguished by cost and time travel. Gili Trawangan island is one of the main tourist destinations. The other two islands are Gili Meno and Gili Air, located in the province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The island has an exotic natural beauty, inhabited by inhabitants where the majority ethnic is Bugis. The island is still quiet, so for you who don’t like the atmosphere of city life, should make this island as one of destinations during your stay in Indonesia.
There are some uniqueness you can get on this island. Firstly is transportation system. If you arrive on this island, you will be greeted by traditional transportation, Cidomo. Transportation without polution can contain up to five people. The driver will take you to explore the white sand of the island outskirts before reaching the hotel. For additional information, during your stay on the island, you wont find a modern transportation other than cidomo and bicycle. This is because the tour manager has agreed with the island authority not to pollute the island by smoke coming out from vehicles. So, the air quality here is very good. Secondly is the clean white sand. The island if perfect for sunbathing. Foreign tourists can enjoy the beach tours with tropical sunlight. There several areas that become targets for sunbathing and leisure by travelers, but the area at south of the island become a favorite for the tourists who have come here. Snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the targets for tourits for tourists from Australia and Europe when they come to Gili Trawangan.
This is because the island has calm water, with blue coral gardens and underwater life with a great feasibility up tp 40-50 meters. The snorked and scuba diving lovers can satisfy themselves to explore the underwater nature in Gili Trawangan. As additional information, there are only two places that have this kind of blue coral in the world : Gili Trawangan, Indonesia and the Caribbean sea Mexico. Another tourist facilities should be enjoyed is Glass Botton Boat. This is a boat that is fully transparent with the light on the floor. The travelers can see the beautiful scenery freely under the sea around the island. There is also a conservation for green turtles which are already rare in the world. The regular animal disposal activities become an event that should not be missed from your tour schedule in Gili Trawangan.
Night party is also the main attraction on this island. Many events which are regularly scheduled can be one of the points why you should be visiting this paradise island. Once you have been satisfied in Trawangan island, don’t forget to go accross the stop in Gili Meno, the smallest island on the group of three islands. This island is the basis of 350 breeding birds, rare tropical birds from many countries. Slighty different from Gili Trawangan, this island has a brackish water lake which is still natural. And of couse diving maniacs can try diving points in Meno Wall, Sea Turtle Point, and Blue Coral Point.
For you who like the quiet without any noise from the music cafe or pub, you can stay at Gili Air Island. Natural conditions in this island. Natural condition in this island is not much different from the two islands above, but here you can enjoy the sun rise from the back pf Mount Rinjani and sunset from Mount Agung Bali. All of those islands are complete with facilities such hotels, restaurant, cafes, telecommunication, internet, electricity, and clean water.
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Travel Cost Timber ship port of port IDR 10,000Give motorcycle IDR 5,000/day Homestay IDR 50,000- 200,000 / day
Hotel/Cottage IDR 300,000 – 700,000/room/day
Equipment Rent Cost IDR 75,000 -150,000/unit + instructor/ 2 hours
Food IDR 15,000-,150,000 Cidomo IDR 20,000/ trip all around Bike IDR 50,000/day