7 Best Activities to Do on Gili Trawangan

The 7 best activities to do in Gili Trawangan are recommended for your great holiday experience. Gili Trawangan is the largest island among the three Gili Islands in north Lombok. The island has a beautiful white sand beach with amazing underwater marine life.

On Gili Trawangan, you can enjoy plenty of holiday activities to do. Choose to do one of our selected activities. However, you can also select some of the best things which suit holiday planning. On this page, you will find some recommendations for you.

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The following are 7 best activities to do on Gili Trawangan:
  1. Diving. Gili Trawangan offers amazing underwater marine life. It is one of the best diving destinations in Indonesia. For those who love to enjoy the underwater world, Gili Trawangan is one of the very recommended places. On this island, you will enjoy exploring Manta Point, Shark points, and more dive sites. Ask your dive operator for the best recommendations.
  2. Glass Bottom Snorkeling Tour. This is one of the recommended activities while you are on Gili Trawangan. The Gili islands (Gili Trawangan, Meno, and Gili Air) are known as one of the best snorkeling spots. You will enjoy colorful fish, turtles, underwater sculptures, and amazing coral reefs.
  3. Cycling around the Island. The island of Gili Trawangan is large compared to the other two islands, Gili Meno and Gili Air. You can enjoy cycling on your bicycle for approximately two hours.
  4. Having sunset. Gili Trawangan is one of the best points to have a sunset. with a background of mount Agung Bali, you can enjoy the beautiful sundown while having some drinks and enjoying the live music.
  5. Horse Riding. On Gili Trawangan, you can also enjoy horse riding around the island or at the sunset point while enjoying sundown.
  6. Enjoy Live music and parties on the island. The island of Gili Trawangan is also popular as a party island. You can enjoy you having a party in some bars on the island. Live music is also found in some restaurants.
  7. Surfing. Gili Trawangan has also a surfing spot, not really a big spot, but enough for beginners. If you love to practice your surfing skills, Gili Trawangan is one of the recommended.

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How do I arrange activities on Gili Trawangan?

If you plan to join some of the activities on Gili Trawangan, you can take a look around for local operators. Otherwise, you can find an online agency to arrange your activities.

The activities you need to arrange using an agency are diving and glass bottom snorkeling tours. However, you can also go directly to the operators, especially diving. It is very easy to find dive operators on the island.

All dive operator on Gili Trawangan has the same rate for diving. Therefore you can just stop at any dive shop to arrange your dive trips. For a glass bottom snorkeling trip, you can visit page Gili Snorkeling tour package.

Sunset on Gili Trawangan

Getting to Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan is accessible by boats from Lombok and Bali. The boat from Lombok to Gili offers a daily departure from Bangsal harbor. You can find local outriggers boats in Bangsal harbor, north Lombok.

The local boat from Bangsal will spend approximately 30 to 45 minutes to get to Gili Trawangan. If you get on a speed boat, it will take 10 minutes to get to the island. A private speed boat is also available for a departure from Teluk Nare harbor, north Lombok.

A fast boat from Bali to Gili Trawangan is also the best way to reach the island. You can choose to go from Padang Bai, Sanur, or Serangan. if you go from Padang Bai, it will take 1 1/2 hours to get to Gili Trawangan, meanwhile from Sanur will take 2 1/2 hours to get to the island.

Some fast boat operators also depart from Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. If you are on these islands, you can get on the fast boat to Gili Trawangan. It will take approximately two hours to get to Gili Trawangan from Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. The travel time depends on the sea condition. For more details, you can visit the page fast boats to Gili Islands.