How far is Padang Bai from Gili?

The travel time from Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan takes approximately 3 hours.

How do you get to Gili Islands?

The closest airport to the Gili Islands is Lombok International Airport (LOP). Private transfers (car + speedboat) can be arranged from there to the Gili’s through, otherwise you can opt for the slower (cheaper) and less reliable public boats that leave from Bangsal harbour in north Lombok.

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Is Gili Air or Gili Meno better?

Gili Air is a perfect mix between the two other islands! It is the perfect place to chill out and it is almost as peaceful as Gili Meno. But it also has similar facilities than Gili T. There are many restaurants and diving schools.

Which side of Gili T is best?

However, Gili T, as it’s otherwise known, has developed into much more over the recent years. The east side of the island (where the boat drops you off) is the most developed, with loads of restaurants, bars, accommodation and diving schools and it is here that most of the party goers reside.

Are there sharks around 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.

How do you get to Gili Meno?

A small shuttle boat to Gili Meno departs from Teluk Nare Harbour on the west coast of Lombok. The total travel time is about 20 minutes. You can book here on 12GoAsia in advance. From Gili T and Gili Air: The same shuttle boat to Gili Meno from Lombok does multiple trips a day between the other islands.

Which Gili is best for snorkeling?

The best Gili Island for snorkeling is Gili Meno. While Gili Trawangan is unquestionably the most popular, Gili Meno has great snorkeling access and is home to the popular Gili Island Wreck (Meno Bounty) and probably the most photographed spot in Indonesia– the underwater statues.

How many days do you need in Gili Islands?

If you’re visiting just one of the islands, I recommend spending at least two nights and two days in the Gili Islands, as I did. If you do, you should book a snorkeling excursion to dive at all the islands on your second day.

Can you see turtles in Gili Air?

There are many turtles around all Islands, and it’s a fantastic experience to see them. If you are staying on Gili Air, the turtle point is on the northeastern part of the Island. You can snorkel there from the shore to see them. On Gili-T, we even saw the turtles just in front of the beach.

Where are the turtles on Gili T?

The majority of the turtles you see around Gili Trawangan will be green sea turtles. You will find them in the shallow waters close to the beach.

Which Gili island is best for turtles?

Where to Find Sea Turtles on the Gili islands: Turtle Point, Gili Trawangan. There are multiple spots to snorkel or swim with sea turtles on Gili Trawangan. A good place (and our personal favorite) is Turtle Point on the east side of the island.

Can you swim with sea turtles?

Sea turtles, by nature, are used to just swimming about peacefully, letting the world pass them by. All this means swimming with sea turtles can be a great encounter, because you have the chance to observe sea turtles in their natural environment without causing them distress or disrupting their behaviour.

What does it mean if a sea turtle swims up to you?

The turtles associate you as the source of food. Whenever they see you, they think somehow magically food is going to appear in the tank. So, whenever you enter the room, the turtles will try to swim at you, catch your attention and beg food. This is just their way of asking for food.

Can you touch a sea turtle?

Look, Don’t Touch

Attempting to touch marine animals, like otters, seals, dolphins, sea turtles, or manta rays could seriously injure them, cause them to flee, or evoke aggressive behavior, using up the precious energy they need to perform basic life activities.

What beach has the most sea turtles?

Key West, Florida. Along with Hawaii, Florida beaches throughout the state are the most active for sea turtle egg laying.

What time of day is best to see sea turtles?

—the best time to spot sea turtles coming on the shore is midday, typically from around 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.