October 2015 | LOMBOK SOCIETY

Saturday, 17 October 2015


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Trawangan get the best gift from the god, raining starting at 5 pm in the afternoon and make it every sand wet. After 5 month dry with more than 25 degrees temperatures make sweat on all of our body.
Raining was came to watering all plant, to block the dust on sand and to change the temperature, everything same as a water for my thirsty stomach.

This raining make prangipani flowers fall down, the grass well green and the sand getting wet, thank to god for giving a first raining on Trawangan dessert.


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This condition may unwanted by the guest due to the snorkeling area was blocked, low tide condition will happen depend to the environment sometimes low tide come in the morning but sometime in the afternoon. Low tide and high tide will happen on the north side of Gili Trawangan where a place you can do snorkling with a lot of fish, beautiful coral and sometimes the sea turtle.
This situation you may found in front of this hotel below : 

1. Villa grasia resort and spa
2. Lutwala dive
3. Alam gili
4. Gili eco villa
5. Jambuluwuk
6. Desa dunia beda
7. Karma kayak

Will you visit this side on high tide ?

Monday, 12 October 2015


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Boat to Gili Island is most question that i get from traveler who want to reach Gili Trawangan, by the way this question can be answer by Mr. Google but the client still ask me about this topic. as so many transport the people offer to the client who want to reach Gili Island Shortly but the only thing that what the best transportation should be take for. 

Boat to Lombok issued was hear several years ago that a company plan to create the shortest way to reach Gili Islang by water cruise, Starting from 2009 when I hear the information that Bali will provide the shortest way to reach Gili Island without to catch any flight through Lombok Island and now i saw a lot of fast boat company which provide transport from Bali to Gili Island.


How can we reach this transfer on Bali? Is it the fast boat company provide pick up service in Bali Area ? to answer the question i will provide step by step to order fast boat service with simple word to understand :

1. Please book a fast boat by us, please contact us by email or phone to find destination then we will give the detail information, after the payment issued, we will send the ticket through your email address.

Before you book any fast boat, you should be carefully due to many of tourist confused about their destination and additional service required. Make sure about additional service and timing those should be written on your ticket to avoid any miscommunication or misunderstanding between you and fast boat staff. All fast boat have a class depend to the price approach and facility provide is :

High class fast boat

The high class fast boat provided the best quality service and vip facility, there are some high class fast boat completely with destination to leave :

a. Blue water express

The pioneer of fastboat to Gili Island offer the best quality and that very hard to find a sit to reserve regarding with allotment to the productive travel agent book in advance for the sit, this fastboat company has a great popularity and nice service, it has two departure time from Serangan and Padangbai to cover the client depend to hotel service in Bali, if some client stay close to serangan they can take the serving according to Serangan harbour, but if they are close to Padangbai or want to spend a little time in Bali before they leaves, they can choose Padangbai as a second harbour to take fastboat to Gili Island.

Even this fast boat have 2 times running in the day from Serangan to Gili  Trawangan and Padangbai to Gili Trawangan but they have a lot of order to refuse due to the fully sit, the fastboat never doing overload and hand over the client to the other boat operator.  the price around IDR 600.000,- net one way for person, this price may be too high but the quality service and a professional staff make the money will be nothing than your save and comfortable you get.

b. Gili Gateway

This fastboat has one time departure from Serangan only, this the strongest blue water competitor, they still stick the route from Serangan although competitor change their road to find the potential customer, this fastboat offer free pick service in Bali area and Drop of to the South Bali.


The price is not much different with Blue water Express, another thing make this different about arrival time at 12.00 in Gili Island around 1.5 hour later than Blue Water express, finally this fastboat still be a good choice for VIP client to get better service and excellent Facility. 

c. Scoots fast boat

The Catamaran fast boat leaves from Padangbai to Lembongan and continue to Gili Island, they leaves in the afternoon time only, This boat has be the first boat provide transfer from Gili Trawangan to Lembongan or Bali to Lombongan, become the only one make good target marketing for this boat and finally this the better fastboat choice to use.
The price around IDR. 500.000. net one way per person, not much expensive than other

Regular Class

This fast boat category have departure time three or two time in a day, the qualification approach to price and service quality as below :

a. Marina srikandi

It has departure 3 times in a day from Padangbai to Gili Island, the price about IDR. 350.000 per person one way, this fastboat company try to catch the guest by time schedule that planning over the Gili Island and Bali.

The first schedule at 09.00 arrival in Gili Trawangan and they wanna get the client who want to catch any flight schedule or connecting flight in Bali, you can imagine how many tourist stay in Gili Trawangan and has early flight in midday.


The second schedule in midday as same as other company and the last one in the afternoon time around 03.00 pm in the afternoon, it schedule make to get any client who has latest flight in the Midnight but they want stay longer in Gili Island until afternoon time.

Price IDR 350.000,-

b. Eka Jaya

It has the same price as Marina Srikandi, departure time and place too, this is the strong Marina Srikandi Competitor but they have schedule to Lembongan Island, this boat is the only one that use aluminium instead of fiber glass, the biggest boat has running to load around 100 passenger on the boat  with high quality boat and great performance.


Price IDR 350.000,-

c. Gilicat Fastboat

Leaves one time in a day and is the real Australian fastboat design, The concept was inspired by the australian boat design to stay on the surface or the water, the only one fastboat that use the banana boat concept, stay on the surface of the water and running fast. the price of IDR 400.000,- net one way per person, but the price will be change on peak season.

d. Gili Gili fastboat, Wahana and Semaya

The new fastboat that running one time in a day to cover the guest from Main Harbour Padangbai, the price of this company around IDR 350.000 net one way per person, even they are new but the staff has much experience on sailing activity.

Some of the fastboat still operate the promotion price to grow the popularity and shown to public, this time for passenger to order any ticket based on promotion, for facility and other safety equipment available based on sailing standard, here the facility like :

  • LCD TV
  • Air Conditioner 
  • Audio 
  • Emergency Exit 
  • Cold Drink 
  • Fresh Towel 
  • sun deck ( available for some fastboat operator )

g. Kuda Hitam

The small fastboat design with around 20  passenger departure time from Amed Sea, a small boat design that cover the guest from East of Bali, on the map you can find that amed see look so close to Lombok island, this boat has operating long but not much passenger they can bring to Gili Island cause not much people go for holiday in East of Bali but most of them going to south of Bali.
The price around 300.000,-

2. If you have added additional pick up , please keep the timing and your ticket .

The driver will be pick up on hotel lobby area where you stay as timing agreement between you and fast boat company, do not miss to provide your ticket to the car driver to reconfirm your ticket, this the easy ways to recognize that you are the passenger of the boat, and do not  lose your ticket.

The driver will continue to drop you to the harbor where a place that you will catch your fast boat to Gili Island.

Some of the fast boat company provide free transfer in Bali area especially for north Bali like Kuta, Denpasar, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, and much more. 

For pick up service we will spend an hour from your hotel to the harbor ( padangbai or serangan ) the time depend to the hotel location.

3. Make registration on the office for boarding pass

Registration is one of the important think to do due to reason for a standard operational prochedure, make sure all passenger have reported.

After this process we will continue to wait till the time for sailing come over, you can take rest for a while on cafe, drink a coffee, browse an internet free WiFi where that fast boat company provide it as part of their service, you need to wait around 30 minutes.

4. Sailing with fast boat

Before you get in to the boat, make sure that all of your staff has brought to the fastboat, we will spend approximately 90 minutes from padangbai harbor to Gili Trawangan.
The fast boat porter staff will handle all of your stuff from fast boat to the land of Gili, so keep waiting on white sandy beach while see the beautiful island.

Please note : all the fast has additional free transfer pick up and drop off in hotel of south bali such us Jimbaran, Denpasar, Sanur, Serangan, Kuta, Nusa Dua and Ubud ( make sure that the additional service have been written on your ticket ), if not you will arrange the transport to your hotel by yourself absolutely you will spend more money.

Please Check The Regular Question Below :

How to Book This Service ?

Please Send us the list
Name :
How many persons :
Nationality :
Time Departure :
Hotel Pick up :
Time Request  :
After payment done, we will send the ticket details direct to your personal email address.

What Kind of Boat Service We Use ?

we will send the boat service on the ticket by confirmation the information details then you will be more understand about the service and the service priority you need.

What time  pick up service in Bali ?

Pick service depend to the boat departure
For boat leave at 11.00 AM it meant pick up service will be done at 6.30 - 07.00 in the morning time
For boat leave at 13.00 PM it meant pick up service will be done at 10.00 - 10.30 in the morning time

Any pick up service in Gili Island ?

I am sorry, We have no pick up service or drop off in Gili Island, if you need pick service you may contact your hotel stay to manage the transfer to hotel

What kind of payment you accept for ?

we accept Visa or Mastercard or Paypal

How Long The Sailing Service ?

We need 90 Minutes to accross from Padang Bai to Gili Island, another land transfer depend to the location where hotel stay.

Is it safe transport ?

All the fastboat company have been guarantee as Indonesian Standard Sailing Quality and International Equipment Service 

What about bad weather ?

We will not sailing if the weather not support to accross the sea, we pending sailing service for inconvenient cause.

Can we pay Deposit before ?

The ticket was same like flight ticket, you should pay the total price then the ticket will send to your personal email address.

More question which not written here, please do not hesitate to contact us.




Sunday, 11 October 2015


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Gili Trawangan was popular with white sandy beach surround it, clear crystal water which offer life under water to see and multi class of hotel stay can be select depend to your choice.

Gili Trawangan is a paradise for diver, they can see amazing world under water and beautiful view with more than 20 diving spot in this island, 

Here i will attach some of top reason why you should visit Gili Trawangan :

1. Island without any pollution

The great one is the most reason that very important thing. The transportation was covered by traditional horse carriage and push bike, The both transportation will cover all of your land activity such as look around the island, visit any restaurant, bar, hotel to meet any friend or other support.

This kind of transportation was managed seriously by the leader of the island to keep working properly without bothering guest vacation, if you need any assistance to manage this transportation you can ask the reception of your hotel.

2. Multi class accommodation

Some of the guest say that the Gili Island is a perfect choice for traveler with much more hotel stay from low budget until VIP clients.

3. Crystal Clear Water

Gili Trawangan will serve you a very nice beach with crystal water untouchable, you can see the world under water till 10 meters deep, that very amazing view to see.

4. Friendly People

During your arrival at this land, you will the people will offer you food, drink and other with friendly smile when you across their place, do not be worry about cause they know that they need you to continue their life.

5. Beautiful World Under Water

Gili Island has more then 20 diving company which offer diving class, that mean diving is one of the productive business in this island and will be a reason why they come to Gili Island.

Gili Island has more than 20 diving spot which has different view for each spot, that time for the owner of the business and local people to make partnership and cooperation how to keep the sea ecosystem for next generation.

The 5 reason is the most important reason why you should visit this land of the paradise, escape from busy noisy voice, come over to the Gili Trawangan and enjoy your unpredictable life.


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Bali is main tourism in indonesia and most of the traveler acknowledge about Bali than indonesia. Bali is a part of Nusa Tenggara Province, Bali offers manykind of culture based on hindus religion that make Bali most powerful tourism object than other destination in Indonesia.

Bali was born to accomodate the guests with safety vacation, natural culture and incredible view, you can imagine how deep the religion involve the life style, besife of this we jump to the other topic "Gili Island"

Some of the young guys want to looking any place where they can spend the time with party, here is it on Gili Trawangan offers full moon party, one of the moat popular party in this island.

Beside of that, Gili T provides hotel party like Blue Marlin Party, Tir Na Nog Party, Rudya Party the all serve at the different night to omprove their income, you may visit this celebration with more discount offer it then you can finish the drink until drunk.

Gili T is the biggest island between three tiny island with located on the longest distance then the other, the place fully with accomodation from shoreline to the inland, from 5 star hotel to backpacker, that very complex destination.

However, if you have low budget Gili T will be understanding with this situation, the restaurant and accomodation has very friendly staff, they will always ready to assist you for any question, any trip arrangment and traveller guide.

Gili T was born from primitive land to be a modern life, no body can predict the future of this land from past, 15 years ago this land is a palm forest with white sandy beach sorround it and a lot of mosquito live in, and now was change paradise island waiting for you to visit.

Pool moon party is one of most pavorite celebration in Gili T which celebrate when fuul moon time starting at 10.00 pm till morning, the location on the south side of Gili Trawangan that we call " Surf Bar " next to Kokomo Resort, they serve life Dj, party on the beach.


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Where to snorkling in gili trawangan that is most question that give it to me and  i say fluently with good smile that there are two the best spot for snorkling in this island :

1. Infront of villa grasia resort and spa.

The hotel located on the north side of gili trawangan by 20 minutes walk and 15 minutes by bike, this spot actually is diving spot but we can reach this reef side by walk.

Villa grasia face to khalik point where you can find a lot of beautiful fish, coral and turtle but this location has timing schedule when we will be able to do snorkling due to they have low tide and high tide.

When high you can do snorkling stright onto khalik point to the reef side, no need to walk to reach just a little swim but when low tight you should walk ten meter from shoreline to the the reef where snorkling better.

Not a lof people snorkling here make this place natural condition and animal under water still close to the people without any space beetwen nature, human and sea ecosystem,

2. Infront of horizontal restaurant.

This location on the main central of gili trawangan, approximately five minutes from gili trawangan harbour, they have long beach line with shiny white sandy beach well covered with trees.

This place face to meno wall that a place where you can see a lot of turtle, the turtle lives and feeding there, amazing view and nice snorkling area. This place you may visit anytime cause of they do not have low tide or high tide.

Facing to gili meno made this place most memorable view with crystal water and this is a central of water activity like water spot, paddle boat, kayak and banana boat.

A reason why that most people visit this area due to water condition with no hard current and slim water provide a good view to continue the water activity.


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Sunset is a time and symbol when the sun stop smile to the earth, on that time everybody will waiting the best view which they can take to memorize it on picture. Gili trawangan is island where the position on the west side of three small gili ( gili meno and gili air ) that a point why trawangan be the best place to see sunset. We will asking where the best position to see sunset in gili trawangan and the answer on the west side of this island close to sunset ombak hotel.
There are two place to see the best sunset point :

1. The hill of gili trawangan

Trawangan is the only one between 3 gili that have the hill with 30 meters high, you can see three gill by the top of the hill. It has most exciting view for sunset.
It located on the west side of gili terawangan with approximately 20 minutes by bike from trawangan by bike.

2. In front of sunset ombak hotel

This hotel will offer nice sunset music on sunset time, embrace the sunset in front of you with cocktail. This hotel have a beautiful swing on the beach for nice sunset background.

Saturday, 10 October 2015


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Trawangan is a heaven for traveller, they offer you  a multi class hotel from five star to backpacker, however your holiday budget no worry, trawangan will pick you up to manage your holiday as cheap as you want.

Some kind of hotel to stay in gili trawangan under the star level belows :

1. Five star hotel

There are some five star hotel have built in this island with more than hundred room to sell, they have a special position where the people can enjoy the vacancy personally in the tiny island.

Some of the five star hotel like villa ombak on the south side of gili trawangan, ombak sunset hotel on the west site of the island where you can see a beautiful sunset, and the last one aston sunset villa on the west side next to sunset ombak.

2. 4 star hotel or boutique hotel

They have location on the center of the island and some on the north side with room under 50 room but some of the guest most choose this hotel for nice stay due to the flexible management and friendly staff whose always care with you.

This hotel including private villà and private property which the people choose for holiday with family and friend in the same hotel villa.

3. Bungalows and backpacker

The guest has low budget, come and visit this kind of accomodation with budget under 200.000,- per room per night, the location on the central area of gili trawangan behind the public harbour.

Then now we can identify that trawangan may load multi class of the hotel with different holiday budget.


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Trawangan is the island which avoid to use car and motorcycle as the main transportation, they keep the island far from polution ans hold the natural until now and next time.

There are two main transportation in the trawangan island as belows :

1. Horse cart we call " cidomo"

This the main transportation which can load a people with luggage upon arrival or check out, they could be load at least 2 people with luggàge.

This transportation was managed by local company under the " JANUR INDAH CORPORATION" They have a very nice system, you can find this transportation in the harbour where they leave and waiting for the guest which arrive from bali or from lombok.

This kind of transportation use monopoly system without any competitor, the price is look very expensive if we compare with other transport in mainland.

Check the price list  below that valid until last of 2015.

Harbour to villa ombak and other hotel close to : Rp. 50.000,-
Harbour to villa almarik and other hotel close to Rp. 50.000,-
Harbour to villa grasia and the same destination on the north of trawangan : Rp. 75.000,-
harbour to ombak sunset or aston sunset and hotel close to : Rp. 100.000,-

And one thing that possible for you to make negoisation for the price.

2. Bike we call " sepeda "

This transportation you may find a lot in main road of gili trawangan, they hire for hours or for day with price Rp. 50.000,- for day.

Some of the hotel where you stay may prepare free bicycle for their clients, you can try to look around the whole island by bike and you can stop by the beach which has a nice view to catch a picture, we need approximately 1 hours for around the island with 7 kilometers at all.

Thursday, 8 October 2015


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Some of the people ask me how to reach gili trawangan from lombok then i explain everything step by step yo fibd the shorter  way to gili island.

1. Find a taxi or private car

When you arrived at lombok international airport and continue to hand your stuff bring down to terminal in airport.

You will find a lot of people may offer you a transport to your destination and you accept any price with great negoisation from you.

The transportation will drop you by the senggigi beach to see a beautiful scenery and panorama and the price will be Rp. 200.000,- till Rp. 250.000,- approximately take 1 hours 40 minutes from lombok international airport to bangsal.

2. Find a boat from bangsal to gili trawangan

Bangsal is one of the harbour which place that you find a public boat to 3 gilis ( trawangan, air and meno ), when you arrive by car on this harbour, you should buy the ticket directly on public boat office ticket to avoid any misprice or mark up the price by the guiede that may you gind on the way.

After you buy a ticket, you should wait for a little time until the pessenger enough for 30 and the boat will run, please remember that the boat running depend to the pessenger not on schedule, the public boat open from 7.00 am to 04.00 pm.

3. Take your boat to Gili trawangan

The boat load more than 30 people from bangsal to Gili Trawangan, on the way to your destinaton a slim water prepared a nice picture to catch.

During your journey you will see three tiny from the boat, this trip take approximately 20 minutes from bangsal to gili trawangan and the last find your hotel stay in gili trawangan.


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Trawangan is the biggest island between   3 tiny island in north Lombok, it offer you a beautiful shiny sandy beach with crystal water inside. A million more visitor come to enjoy the exciting beach of Gili Trawangan without any comparative with another island, it keep naturalism and Eco friendly environment.

A business people wiĺl make the big plan to keep the tourist stay longer. They will spend the rest money to this island with natural beach front offer. Then the best activity that the guest may do during their stay :

1. Diving

Trawangan is the island that very famous with world under water, it wiĺl be a big reason why the people visit this island, Trawangan has more than 20 diving spot with difference view on each spot.
Diving is a choice the way you can see how beautiful world under water, some of the diving spot offer à beautiful scenery as same as shark point with white tip shark. Meno wall is a place you can see a lot of turtle and manta point you may see big manta.

2. Snorkeling

Snorkeling is a second way you can see a beautiful world under water focus on surface of the water. Prepare a snorkel and mask only and jump down to do blue water on Gili Trawangan.
Crystal water is reason why we can do snorkeling and blue coral promise colorful fish hide on it, another option you may do snorkeling three island by glass bottom boat, they will bring you to three spot :

A. Meno wall that a place that you can see a lot of turtles and every call this place with name " turtle point"

B. Air slope. This a place you may see blue coral on the reef side of gili air

C. Fish point, Colorful fish waiting for a pieces of breed from you all, Amazing place that possible for you for feeding fish with a breed. That is two kind of the  way you can enjoy and see a beautiful under water in gili trawangan island.