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Accommodation Information – Gili Islands
Where Did we Stay on the Gili Islands?
One of the advantages of staying on Gili Trawangan compared to other Gili Islands is the extensive accommodation options available to visitors. You can go on a budget and stay at a guesthouse, or experience luxury by booking a room at a beachfront resort. In our case, we decided to stay at a boutique resort called Gili Amor Boutique Resort. We chose this resort because it is within our budget range, and it has a very good rating of 7.9/10 on Agoda.com at the time of writing.
Gili Amor Boutique is a well-run resort that offers a swimming pool, breakfast inclusion and welcome drinks. The staff were nice and the room was clean. However, their room is relatively small in comparison to other rooms we have seen. The room is furnished with yellow-painted wooden furniture, making it look a bit tacky. But because space and aesthetics are not our main priorities, we were not too concerned about these things. Their breakfast was excellent.
How to find the right room on Gili Trawangan?
I would suggest using one of these sites: www.agoda.com, www.booking.com and www.hotelscombined.com. To save you some time, I have included links to their respective property lists for Gili Trawangan below:
Top Rated Properties on Gili Trawangan
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Map of Gili Trawangan with Accommodation Options
Flight Information – Getting to the Gili Islands
What is the closest airport to the Gili Islands?
The only major airport on Lombok Island is Lombok International Airport – known locally as Bandar Utara International Lombok.
Which airlines fly to Lombok (to reach the Gili Islands)?
At the time of writing, there were quite a few airlines servicing flights to/from Lombok. A few notable ones include Air Asia, Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia.
What’s the best way to find the cheapest flights to Lombok (and the Gili Islands)?
I would suggest using a couple flight comparison sites. In our particular case, we used both Momondo and BookingBuddy because they allowed us to check flight prices from various websites in a very short period of time. They saved us some cash in comparison to the flight prices we originally saw and saved us the time clicking random sites on the web. Here is a link to their price comparison pages:
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO LOMBOK – Momondo
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO LOMBOK – BookingBuddy
How long does it take from Lombok Airport to the Gili Islands?
If you consider the ferry ride and the drive to Bangsal Harbour, it should take about 2.5 to 3 hours to reach the Gili Islands. of course, this is subject to the traffic when you arrive and whether you take the speedboat or public boat at the pier.
Rental Car Information – Lombok Island
Is is possible to rent a car to visit the Gili Islands?
The answer is yes! According to our recent trip to the Gili Islands and our trip research it is possible to rent a car at Lombok International Airport in south central Lombok. From the airport you can drive directly to Bangsal Harbor which is the gateway to the Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno). During our research we noticed that there isn’t much selection, therefore we would suggest booking online well in advance, especially during peak season. Try using a large, reputable price-comarison site such as www.rentalcars.com to save some serious cash.
How far is it to drive from Lombok International Airport to the Gili Islands using a rental car?
During our trip to the Gili Islands from Lombok Airport it took about 2 hours with moderate to heavy traffic. With your rental car I would expect it to take you roughly the same amount of time. Since it might be your first time to Lombok, you might have to get used to the roads. Some of the roads are narrow, so it’s best to consider the time, and not the distance to reach Bangsal Harbour. If you’re comfortable driving there, then it could take you less than 2 hours if you arrive when traffic is light.
Which website should you use to book a rental car on Lombok Island?
Since Lombok is not completely developed yet in terms of tourism services, I would suggest that you use a large car rental website that you can trust. We always use www.rentalcars.com for our worldwide car rentals during our trips. It’s the largest car rental site in the world and we have been really pleased with their prices and selection. During our trip, we found Toyota Avanza models available on this site. This type of car offers plenty of room for families and traveling groups. I have created a link below to save you some time with your car rental search below:
BOOK A RENTAL CAR IN LOMBOK – www.rentalcars.com
If you have any additional questions on renting a vehicle on Lombok Island or on how to get from Lombok Airport to Gili Trawangan or any of the Gili Islands, don’t hesitate to ask us for help. Have a safe and enjoyable trip!