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Are the Gili Islands worth visiting?

The Gili Islands are surely one of the most breathtaking destinations in Indonesia. That’s really saying something! But there are pristine sands of pure white, turquoise seas filled with turtles, coral gardens, and pockets of lush palm trees stringing along the coast, so it’s all justified.[1]

How do you get from Bali to Gili Islands?

Route: Your accommodation in Canggu/Ubud → Drive to Padang Bai (1.5+ hours) → Slow boat to Lombok (4+ hours) → Taxi from Lembar Port to Bangsal Port (1.5+ hours) → Boat to Gili Trawangan (30+ minutes). Travel Time: 10+ hours total including waiting time.[2]

What is Gili Islands famous for?

Gili Islands is known to be famous for its underwater life, gorgeous coral reefs, and some diverse marine wildlife.[3]

Which Gili island is the best to visit?

Gili Air is the best Gili Island for honeymoons, family trips, and travelers who want to escape the madness of Gili Trawangan but need more action than in Gili Meno. On this island, you’ll find more restaurants than in Meno and even some cocktail bars.[4]

Is Gili island expensive?

The Gili Islands Suggested Budgets On a mid-range budget of about 1,014,787 IDR ($70 USD) per day, you can stay in a budget hotel, eat out all your meals, drink a lot more, and do a few activities each day (like kayaking or diving).[5]

Are the Gili Islands safe?

The GIli islands are relatively safe, but keep in mind that they are not like most of western countries. Keep your door locked, beware of pickpockets, don’t go alone too far. Hotel’s private beach areas are probably guarded though.[6]

How much does it cost to go to the Gili Islands?

On average, prices range from as low as $25 USD for low budget ferry operators and up to $45 USD for high class ferry operators for one way trips.[7]

How long is the ferry from Bali to Gili Islands?

The fastest route between Bali and Gili Islands is Gili Trawangan with a crossing duration of around 1 hour 15 minutes. With so many routes on offer we make it simple by comparing all similar routes in one search so you can quickly find what you are looking for.[8]

How long is the boat ride from Bali to Gili?

The total travel time from Ubud to Gili T is approximately 3 hours. From Ubud to Padang Bai takes around 1-1,5 hours by car (depending on traffic) and the fast boat transfer from Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan takes 1,5 hours depending on the sea conditions.[9]

Are there sharks in the Gili Islands?

Black tip and white tip reef sharks are the most common reef sharks seen around the Gilis, although we do not see them as frequently as we would like. Sharks are a critical part of the underwater ecosystem and have a very unfair reputation among humans due to popular myths propagated by Hollywood movies.[10]

Can you go to Gili Islands for the day?

You can, in fact, do a day trip to Gili Islands from Bali. The accessibility of the isles is one of the main reasons that make it a popular addition to your list of things to do in Bali.[11]

What part of Bali should I stay in?

The best areas to stay in Bali are: Ubud, Seminyak, Canggu, Uluwatu, and Kuta. It’s best to divide your time and stay a few nights in the top 2 to 3 areas to visit the most beautiful places in Bali.[12]