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Gili Trawangan and Transfers

Gili Trawangan is one of three small islands off the North-West coast of Lombok. Over the years a resort island, fringed with white beaches and surrounded by coral reefs, has developed amongst the coconut plantations. Since the island is free of motorised transport, visitors get around on foot, on bicycles and in horse-carts, and the sound of car horns is replaced by the jingling of bells and the occasional hooter.

Water comes from wells and is slightly salty, so drinking water is shipped in from Lombok, as are all other supplies, so prices can sometimes be a bit higher than on the mainland. However, contrary to popular lore, there are plenty of ATM's and shops offering everything that a traveller needs, so you don't need to stock up before you head this way.

It's easy to get here, we can help arrange your transfers for you. Please see our How To Get Here guide below.

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How To Get Here

Pesona Resort can arrange all your international / domestic flights and fast boat tickets from Bali. Speed boat and taxi transfers direct to Gili Trawangan can also be arranged from Lombok Airport and Sengiggi.

For any transfers, email us on with:
»  Full names of all passengers as in passport
»  Number of adults / children (incl. ages)
»  Travel date (incl. preferred time)
»  From (incl. pick-up point)
»  To
»  Single / return (incl. return date and drop-off point)
»  Method of travel (fast boat, flight or speed boat/taxi service)
»  Your mobile number

Getting To Gili Trawangan By Sea

Fast boats travel regularly throughout the day from Bali, taking between 1½ and 4 hours depending on the harbour you choose to depart and the boat schedule of the operator you travel with. Departure times vary throughout the day depending on the carrier and services increase during high season when demand is high and booking in advance is strongly advised. Some are direct, whilst others come via Nusa Lembongan and Lombok with the option to take some time to stop over and continue your journey at a later stage. can arrange your fast boat transfers to/from your hotel in Bali (incl. free pick up/drop off) direct to Gili Trawangan, departing from either Serangan Harbour (Bali) or Padang Bai Harbour (Bali). These boats are fully equipped with state of the art safety features that enables you to make the scenic crossing between Bali and Lombok in comfort.

Getting To Gili Trawangan By Air

Flights from Bali Denpasar Domestic airport (next to the International airport) take about 20 minutes to Lombok's Bandara airport and there are also regular flights into Lombok from other Indonesian destinations.

International Airlines into Lombok's airport are restricted to Silk Air from Singapore, Garuda Indonesia from Kuala Lumpur via Jakarta and Merpati from Kuala Lumpur. Lombok Airport will have a whole new catalogue of International flight options soon to be available... can arrange a private taxi and speed boat from Lombok's airport direct to Gili Trawangan which is a 2 hour drive up the spectacular coast of Lombok or through the picturesque Monkey Forest in an air-conditioned car to Tulek Nara Harbour. From there our speedboat service will bring you directly to Gili Trawangan in less than 10 minutes which gives a glamorous edge to the start of your stay on Gili Trawangan.