Fast Boat to Gili Trawangan
Gili Trawangan Island is the largest of the famed 3 Gilis. It is at a short distance away from Lombok’s spectacular coastlines and one of Southeastern Asia’s finest gorgeous destinations. It’s easy to understand why Gili Trawangan is among Indonesia’s most recognized geographical beauty and such a favorite detour from Bali or Lombok, brimming with scenic landscapes and plenty to keep you occupied.
If you’re planning on taking one of Bali’s fast boats to Gili Trawangan Island, here’s what you need to know prior to boarding!
The benefits of taking a fast boat to Gili Trawangan:
1. Perfect pricing:
Fast boats from Bali to the Gili Islands are just so prevalent that competitiveness has sharply reduced rates. This means that for roughly £50 per adult, you could get away from the noise and craziness of Bali for several nights on the secluded Gili Islands.
2. Flexible luggage allowance:
The luggage limit is more than reasonable, and comfortably mirrors what you’ll have on an airline when traveling to Indonesia. For most fast boats letting you bring a 20 to 25kg suitcase on board per passenger, plus a small bag. Furthermore, certain fast boat operators can load and unload your stuff for you, so bringing decent luggage is not a problem.
The drawbacks of taking a fast boat to Gili Trawangan:
This is, without a doubt, one of the most important drawbacks of the Bali speed boats and it’s impossible to eliminate. Even if you take motion sickness medicines or wear a patch, you still may feel nauseous. This is due to the size of the waves during traversing and how far the boats are jolted and pushed back and forth.
2. An entire day for traveling:
Given that you’re probably not staying nearby a port in Bali, and that you’ll have to queue to board upon checking in, as well as the time it would take to pass the Lombok Strait, it is advisable to schedule a whole day to go from point A to point B.
How you can avoid mishaps and be prepared for the journey?
1. Book tickets in advance:
Tickets may be purchased in advance online, which is highly encouraged. These boats may fill up quickly, especially during the busy season, so you wouldn’t want to be taken by surprise. If you need to arrange a last-minute boat excursion, certain firms may be able to assist you if capacity on their boats is available.
2. Opening up windows is a NO:
The boats may get rather warm indoors, particularly when they’re crowded. However, you won’t be able to unlock the window to get some clean air inside. As previously said, the waves may be rather large while passing the Lombok Strait, thus you’ll probably be required to cover the windows to keep the water out.
3. The Upper deck is accessible:
If you need some clean air, the staff may periodically permit you to go up to the upper level when it becomes safe. To go up the steps, you’ll need to have some strong sea feet!
4. ‘Bali belly’ is an actual thing:
You can be the most conscientious traveler in the world, washing your hands frequently, avoiding sipping Bali’s water from the tap, checking TripAdvisor ratings before dining out, or even dining at the hotel. However, you might develop a ‘Bali Belly,’ ie. diarrhea. It is preferable to be ready with medications beforehand rather than regret them later.
5. Boats might get delayed/canceled:
Even on bright days, the sea waves are enormous. So, a little patience is necessary while traveling. Outside the monsoon season (January to March), boat cruises are rarely canceled owing to bad weather, although they can happen.