Gili Trawangan, this is the first and chief of the Gili Islands that you’ll advance to from Bali. Gili Trawangan is also the most famous and favorite in the group of three Gilis, exhibiting well-organized facilities and underpinning with a substantial selection of hotels, dining and nightlife spots. You can discover most of the marine water sports activities here, enormous dive spots and boats that take you out around the waters.Gili Trawangan presents an excellent collection of dining, nightlife, and the largest compilation of hotels.
The other two islands in the group are Gili Meno and Gili Air. If you’re a newbie, you should choose Gili Trawangan as your ‘touchdown point’, because that is the place full packed with all class of action. It has the excellent variety of facilities and amenities amongst the three islands. The main seaboard near the dock takes you nearer to the sizzling nightlife, while the other on the solitary western shore presents peace and tranquility for honeymooners and couples.Boats depart from Sanur, Serangan Island, Tanjung Benoa and Padangbai for Gili Trawangan.
As an excellent diving spot, Gili Trawangan is domicile to some of the Gillis’ best dive shops that offer you an advanced diver’s certification after special training. Even if you are the first timer for diving, don’t worry, just roll up sleeves and get ready for the fun dive action. On the other hand, you may also opt for relatively easy action and experience the underwater excellence of the Gillis is by snorkel and fin. The waters throughout the islands are depthless, with plentiful coral reefs and regular observances of sea turtles wandering smoothly.
The Trawangan’s generous size opposed to Gili Meno and Gili Air also indicates that there’s more to explore and discover. Getting around the island is easy and pollution free. You can explore the area either by foot or bicycle. Horse-driven cart known as ‘cidomo’ is also available as a nice ride. To unwind and loosen up, there are lots of cozy spas offering great services along the coast. Once you are done and sampled enough the Trawangan, you can simply move on to the other two Gilis via private transfers, or by scheduled public boats that service between the three islands daily.
Not far up is a modest Hindu rock shrine dressed in a yellow scarf and a beautiful parasol. The healthiest time is certainly at sunrise or sunset, with the greatest dignified golden day breaks over the peaks of Rinjani to be witnessed during the latter. The Gili Trawangan Hill is within only a 10-minute bike ride from the nearest hotels around Gili Trawangan’s so-called Sunset Point area.
The Gili Trawangan night market is the chief common dining spot on this attractive island presenting open-air food stalls and traditional warung style cafeterias to the visitors. The night market starts just before sunset, filling those cravings for delicious seafood and local delights with an immeasurable variety of menu items to select from. The Gili Trawangan night market is the best place where you can secure a one-stop experience, wherein various booths open up displaying fresh catches of the day together with grilled meats, and local Indonesian food. Prices range between IDR 20,000-50,000. A plate of Nasi Gorang ranges between IDR 20,000-25,000 and an accompanying cold Bintang starts from IDR 20,000 which is comparatively cheaper than Bali.