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Gili Trawangan, An Island with Panoramic View in Lombok

Gili Trawangan is one of the best holiday destinations in Lombok Island. This is one of the three largest in Lombok Island. Gili Trawangan has beautiful beaches. The beaches have powdery white sand and the water is chrystal clear and blue. The island has panoramic view with Mount Agung, Bali and Mount Rinjani, Lombok in its surrounding. Gili offers a great adventure for backpackers as the nature condition of the island is still pure and it provides a lot of spots to be explored. Gili is the best tourist destination that you should include in your travel plan when you visit Lombok Island.
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          Gili Trawangan is the largest of the three small islands or gili in the north west part of Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Gili has the length of 3 km and the width of 2 km. The population of Trawangan is about 800 thousands inhabitants. You can reach Gili from Senggigi. There are shuttle buses services of Perama that will take you directly from Senggigi and depart at 9 a.m to Gili. It takes less than two hours driving from Senggigi. You need to pay for about Rp100,000 (US$11.00) or plus Rp10,000 (US$1.00) for pickup from your lodge in Senggigi. Along your journey to Gili, you will see coasts and roads with beautiful panorama. You can also see traditional villages along your journey.   
          You can do your favorite activities in Gili Trawangan, such as surfing, snorkeling and diving. Gili has a fast right hander that really pumps you with the right condition. The waves are best at high tide. Snorkeling is also fun and exciting. You can enjoy the beautiful life of its underwater life. Diving also offers an incredible experience for you. You can learn various species of fish and other sea creatures. Apart from water activities, you can do horse riding along the beach and its surrounding area. You can see the unique way of life of the local people as well as the beautiful panorama of Gili. Otherwise, you can enjoy the sunset and the sunrise on the beach. This will be an interesting activity that you can do in Gili. 

          If you visit Gili Trawangan, you don’t have to worry about the hotels you need to sleep during your visit. There are various options of hotels depending on your budget. For backpackers, you can select budget rate hotels, such as Balenta for about Rp200,000 (US$21.00) and Gili Life for about Rp125,000 (US14.00). If you have more budget, you can select a mid-range hotel, such as Gili Ano for about Rp450,000 to Rp550,000 (US47.00 to US$57.00) and Alam Gili for about Rp560,000 to Rp960,000 (US$55.00 to US$95.00). While, the splurge ones include Baruna Villas for about Rp1,300,000 to Rp2,100,000 (US125.00 to US$200.00).
          Gili offers you various things, from the activities and the accommodations, all are satisfying. You will not regret when you decide to visit Gili. You can enjoy your holiday and have a good time with your friends and family. Gili Trawangan is the most amazing tourist destination in Lombok Island.
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