The popularity of Lombok as a favorite tourist destination, which has been skyrocketing over time, cannot be separated from the presence of the Gili islands that have become the main tourist destinations on this island. These three Gili islands include Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno. To reach these three small islands, sea transportation remains the favorite choice. Not only from Lombok the visitors can find various boat services from Bali. It’s not difficult to find ports that provide fast boat services to these Gili Islands. What about the ports on these three islands? Here is a list of ports that serve as the starting points for crossings from these Gili Islands, which are the most visited tourist locations in Lombok.

Gili Trawangan

Lombok is nearly synonymous with Gili Trawangan because Gili Trawangan can be said to be one of the favorite tourist destinations in this cluster of a thousand islands. Many tourists flock to Lombok with the primary goal of spending their holidays on Gili Trawangan. This particular Gili has the only harbor that can be used as a transit point for fast boats and other types of ships that bring visitors who want to visit the island of Lombok. Gili Trawangan itself can be reached via Lombok or Bali. In addition to using fast boats, visitors can also reach this island using regular boats owned by residents of Bangsal. From Gili Trawangan, visitors can also visit other small islands in Lombok such as Gili Air and Gili Meno using traditional boats. Fast boat services are more frequently used to travel to Bali from Gili Trawangan. Fast boat services departing from Gili Trawangan are available every day at 09:30 and 16:00.

Gili Air

Similar to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, which is adjacent to Trawangan, is also equipped with a harbor that serves as a landing point for various water transportation facilities. Gili Air can be reached through several ports scattered across Bali and Lombok. From Bangsal Harbor located in Lombok, visitors can use fast boat services and traditional boats to reach Gili Air. The same modes of transportation can also be used to leave Gili Air. From Gili Air, visitors can directly visit the other two “Gili” islands using traditional boats. From Gili Air to Lombok or Bali, visitors usually use fast boats offered in various types and prices. Transportation modes are indeed widely used for reasons of safety and comfort.

Gili Meno

Gili Meno must not be forgotten when discussing Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. The three of them are considered the trio of Gili Islands that attract visitors not only from within the country but also from abroad. With its status as one of the main tourist destinations in Lombok, this small island is also equipped with a harbor as a landing point for various modes of sea transportation. Gili Meno can be reached from the ports in Lombok using local boats. Visitors can also cross to Gili Meno from Teluk Nare Harbor using fast boats. Local boats and fast boats can be chosen if you want to visit Gili Meno from Gili Trawangan/ Gili Air. Fast boats departing from Gili Meno usually operate from 08:00 to 17:00. Fast boats departing from Bali usually make a stop at Gili Trawangan first, depending on the passengers’ needs.

The Best Port on Trio Gili Islands
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