Gili island becomes one of the most favorite destinations in Lombok that offers beautiful landmarks and fun rides. Gili island consists of three islands, they are Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan, and Gili Air. Many tourists who visit Bali are willing to visit Gili island to enjoy Gili vacations and some fun rides. Gili Snorkeling is one of the most favorite rides on Gili island. You can find so many snorkeling spots locations in Gili island.

Gili Snorkeling Spot Location in Lombok
Bali Gili Fast Boat to Lombok

About Gili Snorkeling

If you like to enjoy the beauty of the seabed on the Gili islands, then you should try snorkeling when visiting this island. This could be your best Gili vacation during your holiday in Bali. Even though Gili island is no longer part of the island of Bali, but every tourist who visits Bali can go to Gili island to have more fun, including snorkeling.

Speaking of Snorkeling in Gili island, there are so many snorkeling spot locations that you can visit. Since Gili island consists of three islands, you can visit one of the islands where it is surrounded by beautiful beaches that offer snorkeling activity. Every corner of the island of Gili has extraordinary views where you can try a snorkeling experience at one of the snorkeling spots available on the island. Gili Trawangan is the most populous Gili island and is the largest Gili island. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the natural beauty under the sea as well as Gili Water and Gili Meno.

Getting Gili Snorkeling

How to get to the Gili island to enjoy snorkeling? Well, if you stay in Bali, you can just go to Gili island by Bali Gili fast boat. Gili fast boat is a trusted fast boat service in Bali and on the Gili islands. You can book a trip to Gili island every day. You can choose the one-way or two ways route. From the island of Bali, Gili island can be reached in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Gili fast boat has a strength of 1500 horsepower and can accommodate as many as 200 passengers. The fast boat also provides a high level of service and safety. In this case, every passenger will get safety equipment during the tour including life jackets, EPIRB, life raft, lights, life ring, VHS ship to shore radion, and GPS. So, in case you want to enjoy snorkeling on Gili island, you need to book the ticket now.

The Price of Gili Fast Boat

How much does Gili fast boat cost? Bali Gili fast boat is also quite affordable, especially if you book two ways route. For one way route, you only have to pay $45 or IDR 500,000. Meanwhile, if you prefer two ways, the price is only around $ 80 or IDR 900,000 per person. The route will start from Padang Bai in Bali to Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air.

Gili Fast Boat Pickup Point

Where does the tour start from? Anyway, there are several pickup points in Bali just in case you plan to go to Gili island. If you stay in Legian and Kuta, the meeting point is at Giant Supermarket. Canggu and Seminyak, the pickup points will be at Bintang Supermarket. In Ubud, the meeting point is at Coco Supermarket beside Bebek Bengil Restaurant. If you stay in Jimbaran Area and Nusa Dua, you will be picked up at McDonald Jimbaran.

Picked up Time

What time will you be picked up? The pick-up time will start between 06.30am – 07.30am depending on where you stay. If you stay in Seminyak, Legian, and Kuta, the pick-up time will be around 06.30am – 07.30am. Canggu, Kerobokan, Jimbaran, and Nusa Dua, the pickup time will be 06.30am – 07.30am. Sanur, Ubud, and Denpasar, the pickup time will be 06.30am – 07.30am.

Booking Gili Fast Boat

Do you plan to enjoy snorkeling on Gili island? Well, you can book the fast boat now. If you want to book the ticket, you can book it online on Krisna Tour Website. Bali Gili fast boat includes insurance coverage and transport pick up and drop off. It will be better to book a two-way tour to save money. If you are currently staying on Gili Island, you can also book a ticket for the Bali island tour.

The Gili Island is an isle of islands in West Musa Tenggara Lombok. The islands have been the magnet for tourists to come every year. It is a perfect place for tourists who are looking for a new pristine destination with tranquillity and beautiful beaches. There are three main islands in the Gili Island complex which are Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno. These three islands are the most visited island.

Even though there are lots of tourist guides about Gili Island, but the island still has lots of secrets. Besides the common guides, here are some interesting facts about Gili Island which probably be useful when you visiting the island one day.

Interesting Facts on Gili Island, West Nusa Tenggara Lombok

No Motor Vehicle in Gili Island

In this day and age, transportation in Gili Island is very limited. You may shock to know that there is no single motor vehicle on the land of Gili Island. The local people make sure there is no motor vehicle on the island, so the environment will remain pristine and clean. To get around the island, you can rent a bicycle for a day. If you are lucky, some hotel my provide bicycle for free. However, if you do not want to work out during the holiday, you can just hop in a horse cart or the locals call it ‘cidomo’. This may not be a smooth ride around the island, but still, it is easier than having a bicycle.

The Fast Boat is Affordable

Gili Island is not attached to the mainland of Lombok. There are some methods to get to the islands but the most convenient is by fast boat. Bali Gili fast Boat is one of the famous fast boat operators. Departing from Padang Bai, Bali, you can get to Gili Island in around 80 minutes only. The journey time can be extended to two hours when the weather is not good. However, the fast boat is still the best transportation choice than the extra slow public ferry which can take up to 8 hours of the ride. The Bali Gili fast Boat also provides pickup and drop off from the hotel you are staying. It is best to book your fast boat ticket a day before departure and make sure to check the weather because the wave can get very rough during bad weather.

Be Selective With Alcohol

Methanol poisoning has been a serious issue in Indonesia, especially in tourist areas. There are a considerable amount of deaths because of methanol poisoning in Bali and Gili Island. Be very selective when choosing alcohol. If possible avoid bars which serve ‘arak’ or any kind of local spirits. also, imported alcohol is unbelievably expensive because it is heavily taxed. So, be very careful when you are served with cocktails or welcome drinks.

Better Prepare Cash

It is not surprising if you find it difficult to use a credit card on such a small island. Though you can still use a credit card in some bigger hotels, resorts, and private villas but expect a 3-5% of the surcharge. Otherwise, it is better to prepare some cash rather than struggling to find a place that receives credit card payment. Also, finding ATM in Gili Island can be quite rare so make sure you prepare some cash before coming to the island.

Internet Access

Internet access is available on the island but it can be painfully slow as expected from a small island. There are some internet shops and cafes that provide internet service. Some hotels and villas also premise with free WiFi in Gili Trawangan.

internet-access

Electricity

Aside from the painfully slow internet connection electricity in Gili Island is also prone to the shortage. The local electric company may cut the electric supply out of nowhere and without prior warning. Bigger hotels and resorts may have backup generators though most accommodations may not have them.

Water

Though the island is surrounded by water, actually there is no fresh water source in Gili Island. Freshwater is transported from Bali and sometimes public restroom provides saltwater for a bath. Drink only from bottled water and make sure the bottle is still sealed.

Health Care

All Gili Island have a standby nurse in the health care center who will give basic first aid treatment. There is also a 24-hour clinic in Gili Trawangan with a stand-by doctor. In case of a serious condition, it is better to go to the mainland to get better treatment.

 

Gili Island is one of the most common itineraries after Bali Island. The island is famous for the splendid view of beaches and scenery. This little heavenly place has been included in most tourists’ bucket list and continuously attracts more tourists from time to time. Gili Island is one out of three islands on the coast of Lombok which are Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan, and Gili Air. In the local language, ‘Gili’ means island and those three main islands are famous for the stunning view of beaches.

Most tourists visit Gili Island right after they visit Bali because the distance is quite close. Getting to the islands is not that difficult because there are lots of options of transportation. The option of transportation from Bali to Gili Island trip ranges from the slow public ferry to an exclusive private fast boat or air charter. If you are still unsure what transportation to take to Gili Island from Bali, here are the common options.

How To Get To Gili Island From Bali-1

Fast Boat From Amed

If you happen to be around Amed, then you can take a fast boat straight from Amed to Lombok Island. It will only take 45 minutes by fast boat. But if you are around Denpasar, you will need at least a three-hour drive to get to Amed. This route should be the fastest to get to Gili Island compared to other routes. Plus, this route is not as crowded as other routes because not many travel agents actively promote this splendid port in Kuta. Thus not many people prefer to travel for three hours to get to Amed and take a speed boat to Gili Island. The fast boat departs from Amed operates twice a day which is at 9 pm and 4 pm and it stops on the three islands.

Fast Boat From Padang Bai

If you are looking for a shorter route, Padang Bai is commonplace to look for fast boasts to Gili Island. Compared to Amed, Padang Bai is much easier to reach from Kuta by shuttle busses. This should be easier and much affordable for tourists on a budget. Even though it is easier, but you need to be prepared for a longer travel time of 1.5 hours. However, you do not need to worry about fast boat options because there are more boats on Padang Bai and most have longer operation times.

How To Get To Gili Island From Bali

Public Ferry

If you are looking for the cheapest transportation options, you can consider taking the public ferry to Gili Island. You can find a public ferry in Padang Bai and it departs every hour. Even though it is cheaper than most of fast boats but public ferry can take up to five hours of travel time to Lombok only. From Lombok, you will need to take another public ferry to Gili Island that takes up to two hours of travel time. Sure it is a long and tough journey, but if the price is your most consideration then do not hesitate to take the public ferry.

Private Sailing

Private sailing may not be the most practical transportation option, but if you want to travel in style, then this is for you. It is indeed a stylish way of vacation and surely not the affordable one. Charter private sailing for a day, you will not only be able to reach Gilis Island but also visit 23 other Islands in the area. There is some sailing fleet you can hire from Bali ranging from speed boat to luxurious yacht.

Private Air Charter

Private air charter is getting more and more popular these days. Not only it allows you to travel in style but also hassle-free. Hiring a private air charter provides the chance to see a splendid aerial view of the islands. Private air charter does not operate daily, so you need to book your seat in advance. One helicopter of private air charter can accommodate up to 5 people. It will take only 45 minutes to Gili Island by private air charter.

Bali Gili Fast Boat probably is the most convenient transportation option. It is the quickest route for commuting. You can take a fast boat from Padang Bai or Amed with different travel times. The travel time may vary depending on the weather, so make sure you have arranged the vacation carefully and have enough time to explore Gili Island.