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Gili Trawangan, This island is one of three small islands located a short boat ride northwest of Lombok further west is situated Bali Island. Its other smaller friends are Gili Meno and Gili Air. Trawangan has a more comprehensive range of resort facilities, compared to the other islands.
All the 3 Islands are totally motor vehicle free, you will not encounter any motorcycles, cars or buses, because they not allowed by the rules of the local area. There are bicycles that are available for tourists to rent but only from the locals also you can hire a Cidomo which are generally similar to a horse and carriage ride with a buddy, you can haggle to pay Rp 100,000 for 3 people. For traveling to and from to the other Gili Islands, the tourists and local residents can share and use a daily boat service or you could pay extra for a speedboat.
Gili Trawangan presents more alternatives than the other Gili Islands. Activities are more widely offered to the tourists in Gili Trawangan, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, kayaking and surfing and also several places to practice horse riding. For those of you who like to just be by the beach Gili Trawangan is the right place for you with its many areas of white sandy beaches and because the sea water is so clear you can freely see the beauty of coral reefs and marine life even with the naked eye (not wearing goggles) .
All 3 Islands have an idylic and exotic nature but Trawangan is to me more complete with pure white sandy beaches, rows of cypress trees and others of the acacia and coconut, which the coconut leaves can be use for house roofs, straw also used.
For your accommodations you do not have to worry because there are many good grade Hotels, Villas and bungalows. All to suits your pocket , also cheaper Guesthouse / homestay and available, so just choose whichever. And for those of you who like good culinary food, Gili Trawangan boast many restaurants serving a variety of menus from local Lombok style to other international menus. For me, Gili Trawangan is my favorite place ..never boring to visit here again and again.