A small yet stunning island, Gili Trawangan is located off the coast of Lombok. The island is best known for its beaches and exciting opportunities of watersports. A unique feature of the beaches on Gili Trawangan is that visitors can sit on the same beach and enjoy views of the sunrise as well as the sunset on the same day. The island is a true beauty and has been developed in an excellent manner.
Visitors can take up the 2.5 hour coastal walk on the island that takes them all around the perimeter of Gili Trawangan. Those interested in diving, snorkeling, surfing and boat rides can have a fun time on the island. Gili Trawangan is all about relaxing and having a good time.
There are some good shops on the island that sell beach wear and other local art and craft items. There are some wonderful shops around the Art Market where one can find a number of souvenir shops.
There are no airports on Gili Trawangan. The nearest airport is on the mainland, the Bandara Internasional Lombok or the Lombok International Airport. There is a regular Perama service that takes visitors from Senggigi to Gili Trawangan. The ride takes about 2 hours and costs Rp 100,000. Visitors can also opt for speedboat charter Bangsal. There are also a few hotels that offer speedboat pickup.
Gili Trawangan is a Muslim dominated island and there are numerous halal food stalls and restaurants dotted all over the area. There are several halal warungs lined along the beachfront.
There are two mosques on Gili Trawangan. The most prominent mosque on the island is the Masjid Agung Baiturrahman. There is another masjid in Gili Trawangan located close to the main mosque.