Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands

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Take a boat out to Gili Trawangan, an island of natural beauty and leisure activities. Named after a cave tunnel built here by the Japanese during World War II, the island has become a popular tourist spot, with accommodations, water-sports businesses, and restaurants ensuring a comfortable stay for international travelers. With no motorized vehicles allowed, rent a bicycle or ride around the small island in a cidomo (a horse-drawn carriage). With a reputation as a party island, the bars get busy after dark and dancing spreads out onto the beaches. To visit Gili Trawangan on your holiday in Senggigi, and find out what else Senggigi has to offer, use our Senggigi trip builder .
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  • Stay away from this place, it's not bali Indonesia but it is not a foul tourist trap!!
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  • This place is nice, but many seller come to me. Doesn't matter, That's good recommendation for bought some souvenirs . Gili island with beautiful sunset, so you can enjoyed that, before back to the ho...  more »
  • The island is located in the North Lombok. We get there by public ferry for only IDR 15000 / USD 1.11 (there was additional insurance around IDR 4500) single trip. The trip took about 30 minutes from ...  more »
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  • This place just make my birthday so special! I am happy that I decided to come here with my good friends, we had a good time and enjoyed our stay. I know there is a lot of thing need to be improved so i hope government will put more attention to this place.
  • If you are not prepared you might be shocked on arriving. The island is very small and there is no other transportation than horse carriage and bicycle. Carriage prices difficult to bargain but try. The attraction here is snorkeling and diving. There is 100% chance to swim with turtles. If you really interested in it do not choose one of the cheaper solution but go with one of the dive centers. The cheaper one are a tourist trap they do not care about real snorkeling. They will take you to the other island for lunch to get there fee for it. Otherwise a lovely island but only for those who tolerate simple tourism with lower infrastructure. Do not expect the same kindness from locals than in Bali.
  • Amazing place and beach. A lot of entertaining, like snorkeling or just swimming.... Love to go there again
  • Maaannn! This is just a heaven island. The tourists from all around the world come here to spend their vacation. They water here are very crystal clear, foods are good, people are honest, nights are so energetic. When you come here, make sure you have long time in your hand. Otherwise, you may regret.
  • This place is ridiculous. Seriously.. How do you cram that much beauty and fun activities in to such a small island? The good thing about this bit of heaven is that it's big enough to get super drunk and weird and not have to see the people that you embarrassed yourself in front of.. But small enough to catch up with the beautiful people you do wanna see again. Its got everything.. The quiet side of the island for families, couples boring people... And the east of the creeps and freaks that need constant stimulation and hope to write them selves off. Transport on this island is your legs.. Or a bike usually about $7 Australian a day for hire. I wanna get pregnant to this island and have it's babies.. Then I wanna get pregnant to the babies and have their babies! If anyone wants to take me with them, I'd me more than happy to come hang out in Gili with you!!

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Where to stay in Senggigi

Senggigi offers several types of accommodations to suit different needs, from budget-friendly hotels in prime locations by the beach, to midrange central lodgings right next to entertainments and amenities. Places to stay lie spread out along the coastline, so book ahead of time in order to avoid hauling things back and forth in search of the perfect accommodations. Do note, however, that many restaurants offer free car rides to and from lodgings, and taxi rides are very inexpensive. Light sleepers: avoid basing yourself by the mosque, as the early morning prayer calls are very audible.
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