Life on Gili Trawangan

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A full week on Gili Trawangan in Indonesia means really a full week of relaxing and slowing down. Already the fact, that on the island no engines are aloud and only bicycles, horses and your own feet bring you from A to B, proves that you will really slow down. But that's not the only thing. Gili Trawangan is the most populated of the three Gili Islands, that means you will find lots of nice restaurants and bars there. Gili Trawangan has a lot of nightlife to offer as well. Boats bring you to the more deserted neighbor islands Gili Meno and Gili Air. Lots of beautiful reefs for snorkeling and diving around.

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How to get to Gili Trawangan?

We purchased our Gili Boat ticket online. Actually there are a lot of different options to get over to the islands. In peak season i can recommend you to buy a couple of days in advance, otherwise you could miss your preferred departing day and time. But whilst low season you can actually book a day before departing or even on the same day you want to leave. If you decide to buy from a street seller always negotiate the price and compare different offers. You can choose between private boats, which are the most expansive, fast boats and public ferries. We chose the public ferry because it is the cheapest option and we actually enjoy a good boat trip. more about it here

 

gili trawangan boat

No engines on the Island but the boats are of course running on benzin

Where to stay?

Of course in the Pinkcoco Hotel, it is not right in the center of Gili Trawangan but they have a restaurant, a popular bar and bicycles for rent. The beach is sandy and in the water a bit rocky but depending on the tide there are some good areas to go on a swim. And of course there is a hotel pool if you prefer to avoid the salt.

Check it out here

gili restaurants

Amazing restaurants on the island. Places to have a meal, stare at the ocean and live life to the fullest.

Which are the best Restaurants on the Island?

Well, its difficult to choose which one are the best restaurants but there are some we really can recommend. Healthy, delicious and chilled locations. The prices on the island are a bit more expansive than in Indonesia because it is also more touristy but still affordable. So here we go:

Besides those Restaurants i can highly recommend you to eat seafood in the local market or in a seafood restaurant (lots of them around)

nightlife gili trawangan

The nightlife is vibrant on the island. live music and raving party all night long.

Horses do the work

fruit juice gili

Do not miss the tropical fruit juices!

About Bali

Bali is one of the Islands in the southern part of Indonesia. Mostly there is tropical warm weather on the Island. The Island has an airport in the capital city of Denpasar which is situated in the South of Bali. The most beautiful month on Bali is September and the Rainy Season lasts from the end of november until the end of march. Most people speak balinese or indonesian on the island. We travelled Bali for a month. We landed in Denpasar in the south of Bali and went up to the north. We stayed in places like Nusa Dua, Canggu, Ubud and Pemuteran.

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