ABOUT GILI GEDE
There are more than 25 Gilis (islands) surrounding Lombok. Gili Gede means ‘big island’ in the local Sasak language and is the largest Gili Island of Lombok. It is 1000 meters from the mainland of Lombok, approximately 28 km southwest of Mataram. – the capital of Lombok, and about 80 minutes from the international airport.
The island has limited electricity and sweet water. Gili Gede is an island almost free of traffic (there are a few dozen motorbikes on the island), and is only accessible by boat. It has a beautiful unspoilt nature, coconut palm trees, white sandy beaches, turquoise blue sea and a marvellous underwater world. The island has 5 small hamlets and can be circumnavigated by foot in about 4 to 5 hours. As yet, there are 5 mid-range / budget hotels on the island. There is one luxury resort on the island.
With its beautiful sea and nature, enchanting village life combined with relatively few tourists, Gili Gede is indeed the paradisiacal tropical island that many people imagine it to be. We have fallen in love with Gili Gede and are convinced that you will too.
HOW TO GET THERE
There is a daily fast boot that goes to Gili Gede from Bali. For more information please look at www.giligetaway.com
The fast boat goes to/from the other side of the island. If you want we can facilitate a pick-up for you.
From the airport of Lombok it will take around 1.5 hrs to get to the little harbour near Gili Gede. At the airport there are taxis and rent cars available which can take you there. If you wish, we can facilitate a rent car for you.
The main harbour of Lombok is in Lembar. Depending on weather and other conditions the trip between Padangbai on Bali and Lembar on Lombok takes between 4-6 hours. From the main ferry terminal in Lembar it takes around 45 minutes to get to the little harbour (see below) near Gili Gede.
BOATS TO GILI GEDE
Public and chartered boats leave from the small village of Tembowong to Gili Gede. Tembowong is near the village of Pelangan and the boats leave near an abandoned petrol station (Pertamina).
If you wish we can facilitate transfers from there to our location on Gili Gede.
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