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Jakarta Post

Sojourn: Sunset seekers - “Gili Trawangan should be on the A-list for sunset lovers”

  • ords and Photos Agung Parameswara

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 30 2016   /  11:19 am

Gili Trawangan, a 15-square kilometer island off Lombok, has pristine beaches, stunning underwater beauty, as well as being the perfect distance from crowded cities, thus making any visitor feel liberated instead of marooned.

One other thing, it also offers the perfect sunset. This is important since a growing number of visitors now have placed “getting an impeccable sunset selfie” near the top of their must-do list.

Visitors can travel to Gili Trawangan from Bali or Lombok. A fast boat from Padangbay harbor in Bali takes around 1.5 hours. A more expensive option is taking a fast boat from Benoa harbor.

In Lombok, a trip to the island can be booked in Bangsal or Teluk Nara harbors, with the latter being an increasingly popular option due to the close proximity of the pier to the car park. At Bangsal harbor, passengers have to walk for quite some time, or board a ...