Horizontal beach, Gili Trawangan, Phone: +62 370 639248, Fax: +62 370 639249, Mobile: +62 81917446052, www.thegiliislands.com
Email: thegiliislands@yahoo.com

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LOMBOK TO THE GILIS

One of our company chauffeurs will meet you from the plane and drive you to our marina. Your first lombok adventure starts here, and there's a choice! Our driver will take you either through the winding mountain rainforest of Pusuk Pass, or as known by locals as Monkey Forest Road. Here families of friendly Grey Monkeys live in the jungle and they come down to welcome visitors to the island in exchange for a few bananas.

Alternatively you could take the scenic coastal route which offers great opportunities to take stunning photos of the myriad of bays or to look directly across the Wallace Line at the magnificent volcano, Mt. Gunung Agung in neighbouring Bali.

Malimbu is the apex of Lombok where you first encounter the Gilis – as you turn the corner you are suddenly presented with a visual banquet – the Gilis in all their splendour! This route also gives you the opportunity to visit the resort town of Senggigi, which offers many great bars and restaurants, ATMs, post office and supermarkets. Upon arrival at our Marina, our custom-built Ferrari Speedboat and crew will be waiting to transfer you to the Gilis in style, comfort and safety.

GO TO BOOKING SECTION OR CONTACT OUR TRAVEL CENTRE AT thegiliislands@yahoo.com

Travelling can be thirsty work, so please take advantage of our “Cyber Thirst Quencher” facility which allows you to choose and order in advance, one of our mouthwatering cocktails which will be personally shaken or blended by one of our mixologists and freshly poured as you approach the bar. You are now Horizontal, relax enjoy and imbibe, as our staff take care of everything.
 
Our travel centre will be more than happy to assist you with all your travel needs.

BALI TO LOMBOK BY AIR

With the ever growing popularity of the Gilis there are now more than 10 flights daily to Lombok, however flights during the high season get fully booked so it is advisable to book well in advance. Our agents have a ‘special’ relationship with all the airline companies so please take advantage of our “Priority booking Service” which offers the best chance of flying with the least amount of hassle.

Merpati Airlines flies direct between Bali and Lombok, with four flights daily.  www.merpati.co.id

Indonesia Air flies direct between Bali and Lombok with two flights daily, morning and afternoon. www.iat.co.id

Trigana Air & Trans Nusa Air operate three flights between Bali and Lombok daily. www.trigana-air.com / www.transnusa.com

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Selaparang Airport in Lombok currently handles international arrivals and has full Visa on Arrival facilities, with efficient and fast visa processing.

Silk Air (a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) flies direct between Lombok and Singapore, three times per week. www.silkair.com

Merpati Airlines has flights every day between Lombok and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (via Surabaya). www.merpati.co.id

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

European connections are easy via Jakarta in Java. Direct flights from Jakarta to Lombok are available every day and are usually timed to connect with European flights. Lombok is easily accessible from Jakarta, Bali, Jogyakarta and Surabaya and is an important connection for travel to the eastern islands, in particular Sumbawa, Komodo and Flores. 

Garuda Indonesia has direct flights between Lombok and Jakarta two times every day. www.garuda-indonesia.com

Lion Air has daily flights between Lombok, Jakarta and Surabaya. www.lionair.co.id

Merpati Airlines has flights available between Lombok, Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Sumbawa, Flores, Kupang and many other Indonesian destinations. www.merpati.co.id

Trigana Air & Trans Nusa Air fly between Bali and Lombok daily and has 1 flight between Lombok to Sumbawa & Bima every day. www.trigana-air.com / www.transnusa.com

Batavia Air has flights between Lombok, Surabaya and Jakarta every day. www.batavia-air.co.id

BALI TO LOMBOK BY SEA

Padangbai Harbour (Bali) is approx. 2.5 hours by car from Kuta and south Bali. Lembar Harbour (Lombok) is approx. 1 hour south of Senggigi, Lombok. Arrange your own transfers and buy tickets direct from the harbours, or use a reputable tour company to provide a through service.

Public Ferries depart every two hours for the sea voyage between Padangbai Harbour (Bali) and Lembar Harbour (Lombok). The crossing between the islands takes approx. 4 to 5 hours.

Perama Tours offer a complete transfer package, which includes pick up from destinations throughout Bali and Lombok, bus transfer to the local harbour, ferry ticket and transfer from the harbour to your destination, on either island. www.peramatour.com

FAST BOATS

Gili Cat, an Australian-built small fast ferry, departs from Padangbai Harbour on Bali at 9.00 am every day and travels to Gili Trawangan and Lombok, before making the return trip to Bali, departing Gili Trawangan at 11.30 am. Lombok mainland pick-up and departures are daily from Teluk Kodek, (just next to Teluk Nara), arriving at Teluk Kodek at 10:30 am and leaving at 12:15 pm. Their service also includes free transfers between Padangbai, Kuta and Sanur on Bali. www.gilicat.com

Blue Water Express is operated by Blue Water Safaris, providing transfers between Bali and Gili Trawangan. BWS operates two boats, with 25 and 15 passenger capacities, departing from Benoa Harbour in Bali every day at 8 am and from Gili Trawangan at 11 am. Fares include air conditioned hotel transfers in Bali. www.bwsbali.com

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