Location Gili Trawangan
Gili Trawangan is the largest of the 3 Gili Islands just off Lombok's Northwestern coastline. You can reach it after a scenic 30 km drive from the airport of Mataram and a 10 minutes speedboat ride.
There are numerous daily flights from Denpasar (Bali) to Mataram (Lombok), the flight-time is approximately 25 minutes (the airfare is approx. 65 US$ return).
- Merpati Nusantara Airlines have a minimum 4 daily flights in each direction.
- Wings/Lion Airlines have 2 daily flights in each direction.
- There are other airlines serving this route as well. furthermore there are daily flights from Jakarta, Surabaya and Jogyakarta to Mataram.
- Silk Air flies Singapore-Mataram 3 times a week.
You can arrange to be picked-up on arrival at Mataram airport with Vila Ombak's combined spacious A/C car + speedboat transfer service (see airport transfer rates). Arriving at day-time it is the best to choose the route via Senggigi, the main tourist area on Lombok. It is a breathtaking road, winding along the hills right above the coastline. With its many still untouched beaches, the mountains in the back and the 3 Gili Islands nearby, it is one of the most beautiful roads on earth. You will board our speedboat at Teluk Kode, bound for Gili Trawangan. This trip takes just approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Alternatively you can take a taxi to Bangsal, the little harbor village for the Gili islands. In Bangsal you can charter a boat to Gili Trawangan at an affordable price if you don't want to wait until the public boat has got its 12 or so passengers on board before it leaves. It takes a 40 minutes trip on an outrigger boat from Bangsal to Gili Trawangan. Arriving in the tiny Trawangan harbour get a horse-carriage (Cidomo) to Vila Ombak. The approx. 500 meters ride costs about Rp. 10,000, - and is very appealing and an enchanting prelude to the island's life style you will enjoy the next days.