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Fast Boat Transfers between Bali and Gili Trawangan

1. Fast Boat Transfers between Bali and Gili Trawangan

Benefit from a swift connection from Bali to Gili Trawangan, or vice versa, and travel between the islands on board a fast boat with generous luggage allowance. Spend less time traveling and more time on the beach! For journeys from Bali to Gili Trawangan, the boat departs daily from Serangan Harbor, just 30 minutes from Kuta. Get a complimentary pick-up at your hotel or villa by air-conditioned vehicle, available from Kerobokan, Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Tuban, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Sanur, the airport and parts of Canggu (as far as Canggu Club). Pick-up from other locations is provided for an additional fee. Alternatively, you can make your way to the harbor for check-in 30 minutes before the scheduled departure. Depart in the morning to enjoy Gili Trawangan to its fullest. Boats back to Bali are at around 14:30 and hotel drop off is provided on arrival. Relax on board the 2.5-hour journey each way, and take in the stunning views.

Fast Boat Transfers between Bali and Lombok

2. Fast Boat Transfers between Bali and Lombok

Avail of a fast boat connection between Bali and Lombok and travel between the islands in comfort. Benefit from a generous luggage allowance and free pick-up or drop off at your hotel or villa in Bali. For journeys from Bali to Lombok, boats depart daily from Serangan Harbor just 30 minutes from Kuta. Enjoy an air-conditioned transfer to the harbor from the major tourist areas, or make your own way for check-in 30 minutes before departure. Depart in the morning to enjoy Lombok to the full, arriving at Teluk Kodek Port just 1.5 hours later, where local taxis can be taken to all parts of the island. For journeys from Lombok to Bali, boats depart Teluk Kodek Port at approximately 11:45 AM, arriving at Serangan Harbor 1.5 hours later, where a vehicle will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

Bali and Gili Air: Fast Boat Transfers

3. Bali and Gili Air: Fast Boat Transfers

Benefit from a fast connection between Bali and Gili Air, and travel between the islands on board a boat with generous luggage allowance. Avail of a service with daily departures in the morning so that you can spend more time on the beach and less time traveling. Get a complimentary pick-up at your hotel or villa in selected areas of Bali by air-conditioned vehicle, or make your own way to Serangan Harbour for check-in 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. From the Gili Islands, depart Gili Air at approximately 11:45 AM and get dropped off at your hotel in Bali on arrival around 2.5 hours later.

From Bali: Gili Islands 2-Day Tour with Beachfront Resort

4. From Bali: Gili Islands 2-Day Tour with Beachfront Resort

Discover a tropical paradise of soft white beaches and lush vegetation on a 2-day tour of the Gili Islands from Bali. Escape the crowds and get back to nature with time to swim and snorkel with the exotic marine life. Day 1 Climb aboard a fast boat and cross from Bali to the Gili Islands. Get the chance to stroll along a white sand beach on arrival, soak up the sun and refresh yourself with a swim in the crystal-clear sea. Spend the night listening to the gentle sound of the waves and watching the sunset at your beachfront resort. Day 2 Start the day with a private 2.5-hour boat ride around the 3 Gili Islands, and snorkel with marine life, such as butterfly fish, clown fish and different species of turtles. Get the option to extend your stay for more time to swim, snorkel and dive.

From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling

5. From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling

In between Bali and Lombok, 3 idyllic islands can be found: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. These little coral islands have a real laid-back tropical island feel and make perfectly placed hideouts from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. With no traffic and nothing but fresh ocean breeze, this 3-day 2-night tour takes you to see two of these islands for an excursion full of relaxation, and special moments to remember for a lifetime. Your first day starts with an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali, which will take you to the harbor to a speedboat that will arrive at Gili Trawangan in just a few hours’ time. On the way, catch breathtaking views of Mount Agung and the deep blue sea. Once on the island, spend the day relaxing at a beautiful tropical island resort – lounge by the pool, dive in the sea or hop on a bicycle to explore the coastline. Don’t miss the sunset at one of the beach clubs – it’s a true spectacle of nature you don’t want to miss out on! Your second day features a private snorkeling tour on Gili Trawangan’s quieter but equally beautiful sister island, Gili Air. The 3-hour snorkeling tour takes you to see several amazing spots, beautiful coral reefs and colorful marine life. You’ll also get to swim with giant sea turtles, a magical experience! Spend the rest of the day as you like at another tropical resort – sipping cocktails, swimming, sunbathing – before another magnificent island sunset kicks in. If you’re an early bird, start day 3 early to catch the awe-inspiring sunrise of Gili Air. Otherwise, snoozing in bed to the sound of the sea is a lovely way to spend the first hours of your last morning on the Gili Islands. Enjoy one more swim in the turquoise sea, sit down for breakfast and say goodbye to these gorgeous islands. The speedboat will bring you back to the mainland of Bali where you will be transported to your hotel by shuttle bus.

From Lombok: Private Gili Islands Trip w. Glass-Bottom Boat

6. From Lombok: Private Gili Islands Trip w. Glass-Bottom Boat

Spend the day exploring the Gili Islands' breathtaking beauty, snorkeling in the clear waters, chilling at the beach, and watching marine life swim by through a glass-bottomed boat on this fun-filled full-day tour from Lombok. Discover what makes Gili Air, Meno, and Trawangan each unique. Get picked up from your accommodation early in the morning and travel to the Teluk Kodek Harbor, where you board a glass-bottom boat so that you can see the fish as they swim about in the waters below. The first stop is Gili Air. Don snorkeling equipment and dive into the clear waters of the island. If lucky, you might spot colorful fish, coral, maybe even a lurking turtle. Head to Gili Meno next and visit a turtle sanctuary before diving underwater to see the famous underwater statues called “The Nest”. Make sure to bring a waterproof phone case or waterproof camera to capture some photos of the unique art installation by sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor. Have lunch at Gili Trawangan, and spend a few hours chilling by the shores or diving back in for some more Gili snorkeling and other water activities. Then head back to the harbor and return to Lombok to make your last stop of the tour. One of the best photo-op spots in the area, Malimbu Hill is a viewpoint that boasts scenic views of the sea and the shoreline. Snap a few photos to remember the trip by before returning to your accommodation.

Indonesia: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

7. Indonesia: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Indonesia hassle-free with a flexible eSIM Data Plan. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage across Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Korea. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage. Simply scan your QR code to access all your essential apps and websites on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with only one eSIM needed per device. Top up by buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration.

Best of Lombok: Tribe Villages, Traditions & Waterfalls

8. Best of Lombok: Tribe Villages, Traditions & Waterfalls

Immerse yourself in the north of Lombok, home to the Sasak tribe, on a full-day excursion that covers half of Lombok island. You’ll visit north, east, and central Lombok, and your guide will include sites of particular interest to you. See traditional Sasak houses, the old mosque, Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls, a traditional market, the Summer Palace, and much more. Drive to the Narmada Summer Palace and Royal Garden, built in 1718. Continue on the tour to Sembalun Valley, located at the foot of Mt. Rinjani. The valley is the main starting point for treks up to the peak of Mt. Rinjani. When you arrive at one of the area’s strawberry plantations, you’ll have the chance to pick your own strawberries. From here, it’s on to Mt. Rinjani National Park, where you’ll learn about the second-highest peak in Indonesia. After enjoying time in the Sembalun Valley you’ll visit the Bayan old mosque, which was the first mosque in Lombok. Then you’ll have a chance to go for a swim and admire the Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls, located on the north slope of Mt. Rinjani, about 600 meters above sea level. Visit Senaru village, where mountain tribal life and the traditions of past centuries still exist. On the way back to your hotel you’ll make a final stop to see the sunset at Malimbu or Nipah cliff, with Mt. Agung Bali as the idyllic backdrop.

Gili Nanggu, Sudak & Kedis Islands Full-Day Snorkeling Tour

9. Gili Nanggu, Sudak & Kedis Islands Full-Day Snorkeling Tour

Discover why Gili Nanggu is known as Paradise Island on this private 7-hour tour from Lombok. Hop on board a traditional lebar (motorized outrigger) for the 30-minute cruise. Experience the stunning beaches and crystal clear waters where you can snorkel, dive or simply swim. The beaches are quiet and there are no beach vendors to bother you as this is a private island. Move on to the islands of Gili Sudak and Gili Kedis. As spectacular as Gili Nanggu, both of those islands also boast white sandy beaches and secluded bays. There will be time to swim and snorkel at both islands before the return boat trip to Lombok.

Tiu Kelep and Sendang Gile Waterfall Trekking Tour

10. Tiu Kelep and Sendang Gile Waterfall Trekking Tour

Following pick-up, admire the large green mountains, beautiful beaches and coconut trees during your 2.5-hour drive. Drive up through the mountains to begin the hike to the first waterfall. This hike is quite brief and is down a beautiful and easy trail that leads to the Sendang Gile Waterfall. Admire its beauty and take photos to capture your memories. After a short break, venture on to the Tiu Kelep Waterfall. This 45-minute journey involves climbing up a flight of stairs, crossing a bridge and following a dirt path through a lush forest and across running streams. Feel safe as your guide helps you throughout the trek until you reach the beautiful Tiu Kelep Waterfall. Here, take a break and go swimming. Trek back to the starting point to be taken to the Senaru Village, a traditional village where mountain tribal life and the civilization of past centuries still exist. After spending some time there, head back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about West Nusa Tenggara

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 321 reviews

I went to Gili and came back with Gili Getaway and everything was just perfect! Everyone is so kind, always helping you if needed. I even saw dolphins while on the boat, just unbelievable! They give you water and some fresh towels to cool down.

This was a nice trip. South Gilis are much nicer comparing to North ones, less crowded. Our guide was competent and with good English. We enjoyed out trip and can recommend it to anyone.

Anton our guide was fabulous, very helpful and knowledgeable. Brilliant day

Really well organised trip with great support would recommend

Great transfer with a comfortable boat and lovely staff.