Gili Air

Gili Air, Indonesia

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The Wonderful of Gili Air

One of the Gili Islands located just off the coast of Lombok, Gili Air is a popular tourist destination. So, what to see and how to get from bali to gili air? Check this out!

One of the Gili Islands located just off the coast of Lombok. With the white beach, turquoise sea, and an abundance of aquatic life, this little island is an excellent addition to your Bali Route.  

When it comes to lifestyle, Gili Air is more laid-back. Gili Trawangan is perfect for those who want a good night’s entertainment every evening. Therefore, choose Gili Air if you’re looking for a perfect mixture of peace and exotic place. Gili Air is actually the second biggest island in the Gili Islands and closest to the mainland of Lombok. This island has a bigger and more permanent population than Gili Trawangan, but it is much quieter and has fewer party scenes. 

Things To Do in Gili Air

The Gili Islands are different since there are no automobiles on the island. Because it is so tiny, you can go around the whole island on a bicycle in about 30 minutes. 

Bikes, electric bikes, and horses are the primary modes of public transportation. In addition, it is not advisable to ride a horse since it is well recognized that the animals are not adequately cared for.

  • However, there are several exciting things to do there, such as:
  • Snorkeling at Gili Underwater Sculptures
  • Biking around the island
  • Swinging at the beautiful beach
  • Diving with turtles
  • Enjoying the sunset on the west side of the island
  • Relaxing with the best spa in the one of the best Hotel
  • Getting the adrenaline with surfing 
  • Fine dining at the restaurants

Best Time to Visit Gili Air

For the finest weather and the least amount of crowds, September to November are the ideal months to visit the Gili Islands. 

But, visiting during the rainy season (November to April) is not recommended. However, you can still visit since it does not rain very much. 

Furthermore, the peak season in Gili Air happens in July-August and December through January.

How to Get to the Gili Air from Bali

After arriving in Bali, you can visit Gili Air by boarding a Speed Boat. Boats depart from Padang Bai and Serangan depending on the boat company you choose. 

A round-trip ticket to Bali is expected to be between 400,000 and 900,000 IDR (28 – 63 USD). Moreover, the firm determines the cost, the level of luxury, and the time of year.

The swift boat takes 2.5 hours to get to Gili Air from the mainland. The port in the southern portion of Gili Air serves as the drop-off point (see map).

We propose spending a little extra on quality and sailing with Gili Voyages to get the most value for your money.

However, you do not need to make a reservation for a return date with your Gili boat operator. Yet, return from Gili Air should be confirmed one day in advance by calling their headquarters on the island.

Gili Voyages provides three options of fast boats that can take you to Gili Air. They are highly recommended with a few price differences.

Let’s take a look at the comparison of those Speed boats:

  • Eka Jaya Fast Ferry 345k/person
  • Ostina Fast Boat 260k/person
  • Semaya One Fast Cruise 195k/person

Note that the price above is a competitive rate, which might change depending on the seasons and other circumstances.

Speed Boat Check-in Locations:

Different fast boats have other check-in points too. Thus, make sure you navigate in the correct direction for each boat.

  • For Eka Jaya: The Check-in point is at the Eka Jaya Office Padangbai, which is which is situated close to Central Park. Additionally, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure.
  • For and Semaya One: The check-in point is at Wannen Bali Padangbai, which is situated close to the port. Additionally, you must check-in 30 minutes before departure.

Hotel Transfer

You can use our pick-up service that we provided to get to the check-in point on time. However, the service is only available in several areas of Bali, therefore, you will not get any pickup service in Gili Air.

When you book a Speed Boat to Gili Air on Gili Voyages, you can choose the pickup service if it’s available. Thus, you should fill in your location details if you wish to use the service.

However, the service for shuttle bus is not available for all locations. Therefore, you should check out the area before using the service.

Don’t worry! Gili Voyages will assist you if you have further questions about the service. Feel free to contact us here.

Remember! Gili Voyages provide the best route from Bali to Gili Air. We make sure that our guests always get the warmest welcome when spending time in Bali. Thus, ensure you only plan your trip with us. Book now! 

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