Gili Islands in North Lombok, Indonesia

Gili Islands is a group of small islands located in North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. These islands are consist of  Gili Trawangan, Meno, and Gili Air. The three Gilis are famous for underwater marine life, the best place for sunset, and beautiful beaches. Fast boat to Gili operates between these three islands every day.

Gili Trawangan is the larges island which is more busy compared to Gili Meno and Gili Air. This island also has some great dive sites in the north and south of the island. For those who love diving, you can book a day dive trip combined with a fast boat to Gili Trawangan. This is the most visitors do while they are on holiday in Gili Trawangan.

The Gili Air island is also one of the main tourist destinations. Gili Air island is a close island to the mainland of Lombok. It is also the second large island after Gili Trawangan. This island offers beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and is rich in underwater marine life. Fast Boat to Gili Air operates daily from Lombok, Bali, and Nusa Penida.

For visitors who looking for a peaceful holiday, Gili Meno is the perfect island to visit. The island offers beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and amazing underwater life. You can also find a salt lake and bird park on the island. Most travelers book their fast boat to Gili Meno combined with activities on the island.

Getting to Gili Islands from Bali and Lombok

If you plan to visit the Gili islands, the first thing you need to do is find ways to get to the islands. You need to research the best way to go there from the place you stay.

Below are some of the best-recommended ways to visit the Islands:

  1. Speed boat to Gili from Lombok. The speed boat from Lombok to Gili islands operate daily from Bangsal and Teluk Nare. These speedboats are based on a private trip, so you can request to go at any time you want.
  2. Local outrigger boat from Lombok to Gili Trawangan, Meno, and Gili Air. The boat will depart from Bangsal when there are 20 passengers. It is almost every time from Bangsal.
  3. Fast Boat from Bali, Nusa penida, and Lembongan island to Gili Islands. The boat from Nusa Penida and Bali will directly land on Gili Air, Meno, and Gili Trawangan.
These are the most recommended ways to get to Gili Islands. For more information about getting to Gili Islands, you can visit the fast boat to Gili from the Bali page. You will find more best transportation arrangements to get to Gili Islands.

Best Fast Boat to Gili Islands

If you want to visit Gili islands from Bali, Lombok, Nusa Penida, and Lembongan, below are the best Gili fast boat to book:
  • Dprabu Fast Boat offer a daily departure from Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan, Meno, and Gili Air. The boat departs at 09.30 am in the morning and it will take 1 1/2 hours to get to Gili Islands from Bali.
  • Bali Eka Jaya fast boat is a large boat with comfortable seats and has an international safety standard. This boat to Gili operates daily from Padang Bai. It has two schedules every day with the first is at 09.00 am and the second is at 13.00. You will also have free hotel transfers in Kuta and Legian.
  • Speed boat to Gili Trawangan from Teluk Nare, Lombok. The speed boat from Lombok to Gili Islands offers a daily departure. You can choose to go at any time as the speedboat trip is based on private service.
  • Scoot Fast Cruises boat offers a daily departure from Sanur and Lembongan. This is the only fast boat that departs from Nusa Lembongan and Sanur beach. The estimated travel time is 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours.
  • Fast Boat Lombok to Gili Trawangan offer a daily depoarture from Bangsal and Senggigi. The boat will depart at any time from Bangsal, while there is only one departure from Senggigi to Gili.
All the fast boats to Gili Islands offer free hotel transfers in Bali for specific areas. You need to book in advance to get a space on the fast boat from Bali to Gili.