A lot has changed to The Gili Islands in as little as only a couple of years. Regardless of the tropical thunder storms and power cuts that remain a regular occurrence throughout most of the year, Gili Trawangan draws more and more tourists to it's shores and is increasingly earning a special place in people's hearts.
Getting To/From Gili T
Coming from East Java, our best option was to fly to Lombok, spend a night in Senggigi and get the ferry from there the next morning. Gili T is frequented by tourists that get the ferry from Bali, which is where we were heading next, but we were honestly a bit apprehensive of the long, two hour boat ride as it's known to get quite choppy. So, following our stay on Gili T, we decided to return to Senggigi (where we would've loved to have stayed longer) and flew to Bali. After reading some online reviews (and a whole lot of horror stories), we went with Super Scoot for 200,000 RP each and felt very safe throughout the first journey. It was a bit of a different story on the way back though, with waves crashing against the windows and water going right over the boat! Nonetheless, they got us to and from the island in one piece and our bags somehow managed to stay dry!