Quick Escape to the Gilis and Lombok Island

My friends plan to go to Lombok and the Gilis around May 2016. I wasn’t in the group before, because I just back from Malaysia trip to visit Penang, Langkawi, and Kuala Lumpur.

So, it wasn’t on my plan to join my friends to Lombok and Gilis.. I have limited availability for my annual leave. After strong forcing from them… there I am! In the airplane heading to Lombok Island.

before boarding
before boarding
view from above
view from above

Travel time from Jakarta to Lombok is around 1 hour and 55 minutes, time difference between Lombok and Jakarta is Lombok 1 hour ahead of Jakarta. Our plane landed safely in Lombok Praya International Airport (LOP) on 8.26 am local time.

Lombok International Airport
Finally arrive!

Most people is heading straight to Bangsal to get a boat to Gilis Island. Right after you pass the exit gate, you will find agents for car rental. It cost around IDR 300.000 to Bangsal. If you are traveling on budget, I suggest to take a bus called DAMRI to Senggigi – it only cost you IDR 35.000, then take another car at Senggigi to Bangsal – it cost around IDR 50.000.

arrive at Lombok International Airport
arrive at Lombok International Airport
Damri Bus Counter
Damri Bus Counter
Bus ticket
Bus ticket

Arrive in Bangsal, a lot of local people offer private boat to Gilis – which is not necessary for me, so we took a public boat to Gili Trawangan – cost IDR 17.500,- include tax. Only need 30 minutes for us arrive to Gili T.

Ticket booth
Ticket booth

Boat ticket
Boat ticket
additional local taxes (?) for boat ticket
additional local taxes (?) for boat ticket

We spent 3 days 2 nights in Gili T before headed back to Lombok. This was extremely fun when in Gili T. I will write in this post what we have done during our stay in Gili T.

After all the fun we had in Gili T, we need to go back to Lombok Island. We stayed in Senggigi area, which is quite. Nothing fun for me during my stay in Lombok except our guesthouse has a really good vibes. Review for my Guesthouse in Senggigi, Lombok available in this post.

I didn’t do research before, because this was unexpected trip and quite rushed. So, many places in Lombok which I and my friends plan to go is not reached at all because of the distance between one place to another is really far and we just had limited time. But, getting lost is not the end of our journey.. to know what we found in Lombok, you can read here.

Definitely will come back to Lombok Island someday, to visit another beautiful places there.. 4 days in not enough! 🙂

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