Welcome to Gili Air

Though tourism dominates Gili Air’s economy, coconuts, fishing and creating the fake-distressed fishing-boat wood vital to any stylish Gili guesthouse are important income streams. Buzzy little strips have developed along the beaches in the southeast and the west, although the lanes are still more sandy than paved.

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$75 Day Trips & Excursions

Gili Island Snorkeling Day Trip

Northern Coast Gili Islands Snorkeling ItineraryOur guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby at 8:00am then drive you to Nipah bay the nearest port through Gili islands, upon arrival at Gili Trawangan your guide and boat captain will drop you off to Gili Trawangan for wandering and enjoy Gili Trawangan atmosphere, you will have chance to discover Gili Trawangan at your own leisure time as we will be at Gili Trawangan for about 1 hour or as you desire. Gili Trawangan offers you few activities to be exploring such as cycling or seeing Gili by horse cart, knowing that those two kinds of transportation are allowed to be operating in every Gilis.Our meeting point in Gili Trawangan is at Turtle conservation house. After enjoy your time there then we will take you to Gili Meno for your first snorkeling activity from the boat at bounty reef garden. It has wide reef garden and various types of fishes and a big Pontoon wreck sunk down under 16 meters. Next visit to Gili Air for lunch and relaxing. After lunch you are welcome to explore Gili Air for a short time or enjoy your next activity of fishfeeding while snorkel. Hundreds of beauty little fish will surround you waiting for you to feed them. After enjoying all these activities we then cross Gili Air to the closest port Teluk Kodek, about 20 minutes away by boat, where the car is wait to transfer you back to your hotel. End of program

$50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Boat Transfer from Bali to Gili Islands

Gili islands have become one of the best and most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia over the last years. Each island has several small resorts, usually consisting of a collection of huts for tourists, a small pool, and restaurant. Automobiles and motorized traffic are prohibited on the islands by local ordinance, so the preferred method of transportation is by foot and bicycle or the horse-drawn carriage. Diving in and around the Gilis island is also popular due to the abundance of marine life and attractive coral formations. The fast-boat transfer to the Gili islands takes place twice a day from Bali, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, both from the Padang Bai Harbour. Your transfer includes shuttle pickup and drop-off in Ubud, Kuta, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Legian, Canggu, Denpasar, and Sanur roughly 2.5 to 3.5 hours before the boat departs. The vessel is comfortable and air-conditioned with safety equipment and a capacity of 170 people.The trip from Padang Bai to the Gilis takes about 1.5-hours on the sea. You can watch entertainment from the LED TV during the transfer, and soft drinks and mineral water are for sale on board. While cruising, enjoy a beautiful sea view from the upper deck.Your ticket is for a round-trip transfer, and you must inform the tour operator of the day when you wish to return from the Gili Islands, at the check-in counter before your departure.On your return day, the boat leaves twice a day from the Gili Islands back to Padang Bai. The first boat leaves Gili Trawangan at 10:30am and from Gili Air at 11:30am. The second boat leaves Gili Trawangan at 3pm and from Gili Air at 3:30pm. Upon arrival in Padang Bai, the professional and friendly staff will escort you to your official shuttle transport for transfer back to Ubud, Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, or Jimbaran without any additional fee, unless your hotel is outside the shuttle service area.

$63.75 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Blue Water Express Boat Transfer From Serangan Or Padang Bai To Lombok Or Vice Versa

 Bali to Gili Trawangan/Teluk Kode Lombok: Blue Water Express operate multiple daily return service by fast boat between Bali and Lombok/Gili Trawangan, and Gili Air. Firstly, Gain free pick up with the Air-conditioned vehicle transfer to/from your hotel. Serangan: Denpasar, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Sanur, Canggu, Nusa Dua and Ubud. Padang Bai: Denpasar, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Sanur, Ubud, Padang Bai Area, Candi Dasa, and Sidemen. Have a good complimentary drink coffee/tea/mineral water prior departure in Serangan/Padang Bai Harbor by our nice staff to waiting your boat boarding. When the time to boarding you will assists by staff to complete your luggage and arrange to go to deck. On boarding you can get free flow and sweet and can refill. It takes 2,5 hours on boarding. The fast boat is a High-Speed Shuttle direct to Lombok with Enclosed Cabin Seating and spacious sundecks on all boats and full international Safety Equipment. Then, get refreshment cold towel 15 minutes before landing in port. The boat will stop momentarily in Lombok/Teluk Kode and Gili Air after Gili Trawangan to pick up and drop off passengers Feel the fast, sleek, and comfortable vessel runs all routes from Bali to Gili Islands and Lombok and has been expertly designed to smoothly navigate the waters of the Lombok Strait. Teluk Kode, Lombok/Gili Trawangan/Gili Air to Bali: For back to Bali, Blue Water Express did not arrange pick up service in Lombok, please book separate land transfer. Firstly, check in for boarding at Blue Water Express Office in each Port (Teluk Kode, Gili Trawangan, Gili Air), and waited for announce boarding and our nice staff will be assisting you for boarding. Free flow sealed mineral on board and refill too. Takes 2,15 minutes depend on weathers to landing in Bali. Get refreshment cold towel 15 minutes before landing. The boat will stoping by to pick up and drop off in Gili Air, Teluk Kode/Lombok, Gili Trawangan and then landing in Serangan/Padang Bai. Lastly, they will transfer back to your hotel. Trip Policy: - This journey is not recommended for pregnant women, people with heart or back problems, or infants under 2 years. - Connecting Flights: The company is a point to point carrier and we do not take responsibility for delays or connecting flight.    

$379 Luxury & Special Occasions

4 Days 3 Nights Romantic Gilis of Lombok (Standard)

Day 01: Arrival LombokA warm welcome awaits as you arrive at Lombok’s international airport. You will be greeted by our professional and licensed guide who will escort you to your hotel of choice in Lombok. With fewer tourists and a noticeably different atmosphere, Lombok offers something different compared to the neighbouring island of Bali. Check-in and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure.Overnight at Kila SenggigiDay 02: Gili Nanggu – Gili Sudak – Gili Kedis (B/L)Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Lembar Harbour, where an outrigger boat is waiting for sailing to Gili Nanggu, located in West Lombok regency. Enjoy snorkelling and sunbathing by the beach, then proceed with the boat to nearby Gili Sudak, where you can enjoy grilled fish and fresh coconut for lunch. Then to Gili Kedis. Famed as a romantic island, it is an uninhabitated islet with a beautiful white sandy beach. Transfer back to your hotel at Lombok.Overnight at Kila SenggigiDay 03 :  Gili Air - Gili Trawangan - Gili Meno (B/L)Breakfast at hotel. Drive west to Teluk Kode where a local outrigger awaits to take you to Gili Air,  the second smallest of the islands and the closest to mainland Lombok. Gili Trawangan is the largest, most developed and most geared towards tourism. Gili Meno is the quietest and smallest of the islets with crystal clear water and idyllic surroundings. Enjoy snorkling and swimming around the three islets to observe the colorful coral reefs and varieties of tropical fish. Return to your hotel at Lombok.Overnight at Kila SenggigiDay 04: Departure Lombok (B)Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and you can enjoy the facilities provided at the hotel. Check out at the designated time depending on your flight schedule. Private transfer to Lombok International Airport for your onward flight to next destination with memories of idyllic Lombok and its isolated dream beaches.

$925 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days 7 Nights Lombok & Gili Islands (Standard)

Day 01: Arrival Denpasar Airport – SanurUpon arrival at Bali’s International airport, you will be greeted by our professional and licensed guide,who will escort you to your hotel of choice in Sanur. Check-in and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight at Prama Sanur Beach hotel.Day 02: Sanur – Padang Bai – TetebatuBreakfast at the hotel. Drive to Padang Bai harbour and embark on a fast boat taking you to Lombok. Arrive at Teluk Kode with your local guide proceed to Tetebatu with a lunch stop at a local restaurant. Chek-in at a local guesthouse in Tetebatu.Overnight at Les Rizieres LombokDay 03: Sasak Cultural TourBreakfast at the homestay. A 2-hour guided walk through verdant rice fields. Visit the local village of Pringgasela, get to know more of the weaving process of Sasak traditional woven fabric. Enjoy a delicious Sasak feast for lunch. At Masbagik village, explore the village and see the process of pottery-making. Return to the homestay.Overnight at Les Rizieres Lombok or other similar in TetebatuDay 04: Tetebatu – SenaruAfter breakfast, drive to Senaru, a small, rustic village nestled between the base of Mount Rinjani. Visit a local market where you can experience the hustle and bustle of daily trading life. There are also some local villages that are famous for their crafts. Check in at a lodge.Overnight at Rinjani LodgeDay 05: Sendang Gile Waterfall – Teluk Kode – Gili IslandsBreakfast at the lodge. Visit the Sendang Gile waterfall. Drive west to Teluk Kode, a local outrigger will take you to Gili Air. A horse-drawn carriage will take you and your luggage to the hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Gili Trawangan, Spend time with snorkelling and swimming. Enjoy a seafood dinner at a local restaurant.Overnight at Senang VillaDay 06: Gili Air – Free at LeisureEnjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Today is a free day for you to enjoy at leisure. You can also opt for scuba diving or snorkelling around the islet (additional charges apply).Overnight at Senang VillaDay 07: Gili Air – SenggigiBreakfast at the hotel. Check out at noon and you will be assisted with your luggage to be commuted to the jetty using a local cidomo horse carriage. A local outrigger boat takes you back to the main island of Lombok, where a chaeffeured vehicle and English-speaking guide awaits to transfer you to your choice of hotel located in Senggigi, the island’s tourist strip with an array of accommodation and restaurants. Check-in and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure.Overnight at Qunci Villas.Day 08: Senggigi – Departure LombokEnjoy breakfast at the hotel. Check out at the designated time depending on your flight schedule. Private transfer to Lombok International Airport for onward flights to your next destination.

$17 Transfers & Ground Transport

Fast Boat Putri Express Bali to Gili Air all included

Enjoy the comfortable express boat ride from Padang Bai Harbour in the east of Bali to Gili Trawangan within 1 Hour journey on one way trip from Bali to Gili Trawangan. Modern boat will be provided on your cruising from Bali to Gili Trawangan with facilities : Fully Cover Insurance with Fully International safety equipment ( Life jacket, ring buoys )Breakfast BoxGPS Sytem 3 in 1Fully Accredited Captains and crew Special fast boat with seat designed air conditioner room and sun desk Fire extinguisherMarine VHF RadioFirst and Aid kit Hotel transfer from your lobby hotel to the port Our friendly driver will come to pick you up in the morning at 06:00 Am following the first boat departure time at 09:00 Am from Padang bay to Gili Air. welcome drink will be presented on your arrival at padang bai harbour Fresh cold towelBox BreakfastMineral waterPorter luggage in padang bay portHotel pick up and transfer to the port padang bai