- Ticket for 1 child for $37 (up to $47 value)
- Ticket for 1 adult for $64 (up to $81 value)
- Ticket for 1 child for $55 (up to $67 value)
- Ticket for 1 adult for $92 (up to $114 value)
Fast boat schedule
- Departure time (estimated journeys are approximately 1.5 hours):
- Padang Bay Port to Lombok (Teluk Kode) / Gili Air / Gili Trawangan: 9.15am (estimated journey is approximately 1.5 hours)
- Lombok (Teluk Kode) to Padang Bay: 11am
- Gili Air to Padang Bay: 11.30am
- Gili Trawangan to Padang Bay: 12pm
All times in GMT +8. Passengers must check in 30 minutes prior to departure time. Schedule for reference only, subject to changes and availability.
Lombok and the Gili Islands: What to see and do
Sliced apart from its glitzier twin, Bali, by the Lombok Strait, the West Nusa Tenggara offspring was once a Sasak helmed realm, but years of conflict saw it fall into the grasp of the Dutch, then Japanese, before its liberation under the banner of Indonesian independence. Currently inhabited by a Sasak majority, the culture and linguistics of Lombok’s inhabitants closely parallel those of the Balinese, but with a Muslim majority; Islamic conventions and celebrations pepper the hustle and bustle of the island’s daily life. Cars, ojeks (motorcycle taxis), and bemos (minivans) convey the flood of incoming visitors, shuttling them around tropical bearings, or to local warungs for a taste of Lombok’s best known dish, ayam taliwang.
A tourism hub at heart, each quarter of the island enthrals with its own cocktail of natural wonders and sightseeing spots, ranging from a cascade of raging rapids like Sindang Gila – loosely translated as ‘slightly crazy waterfall’ – to tranquil little fishing hamlets. The northern region is governed by the lofty peak of Mount Rinjani, a live stratovolcano whose resulting caldera cups the crater lake Segara Anak (‘Child of the Sea’), with the mountain bestowing its name to the national park in which it resides. Fertile lowlands cultivate coffee, soy, cotton, and a cornucopia of coveted crops, nearly spilling over into the small townships of Central and Eastern Lombok, where the island’s main shipping docks and airport inhabit. Lombok’s meridional stretch teems with undulating knolls, customarily agrarian fields of rice and tobacco, levelling into a labyrinth of inlets and coastal drops where swelling tides and glimmering sands beguile surfers, including the booming wave-town of Kuta, Mawun Beach, or the isolated bay Tanjung Aan.
Flitting towards the west, Senggigi and the province’s capital Mataram hold captive the best part of the isle’s peregrination, possessing most of its hotels, restaurants, tour endeavours, and urban amenities, alongside a sweep of seaside locales like Klui, Malimbu, and Kerandangan. On the northwest prong of the atoll lies its most favoured day tripper destination – the Gili islands of Trawangan, Meno, and Air – a trio of land masses famous for being part of the Banana Pancake Trail. Each islet is traversed on cidomos – Lombok’s version of a horse-drawn buggy – or bicycles, while the waters between them are often negotiated through island hopping boats. While diving and surfing remain its main draw, the trifecta is home to the Gili Meno Bird Park and numerous turtle sanctuaries aimed at preserving the future of the green and loggerhead turtles that inhabit the Straits.