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Gili Trawangan, Propinsi Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

How much does it cost to travel to Gili Trawangan?

You should plan to spend around $36 (Rp578,980) per day on your vacation in Gili Trawangan. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $7.21 (Rp116,235) on meals
  • $2.76 (Rp44,420) on local transportation
  • $47 (Rp764,318) on hotels

A one week trip to Gili Trawangan for two people costs, on average, $503 (Rp8,105,718). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Gili Trawangan cost?

A one week trip to Gili Trawangan usually costs around $251 (Rp4,052,859) for one person and $503 (Rp8,105,718) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Gili Trawangan on average costs around $503 (Rp8,105,718) for one person and $1,006 (Rp16,211,435) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Gili Trawangan will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Gili Trawangan on average costs around $1,078 (Rp17,369,395) for one person and $2,155 (Rp34,738,790) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Gili Trawangan has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Gili Trawangan expensive to visit?

Gili Trawangan is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Indonesia, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Gili Trawangan in depth.

Within Asia, Gili Trawangan is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Luang Prabang, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Taipei.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Gili Trawangan Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Gili Trawangan?

The average Gili Trawangan trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Gili Trawangan travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Rp764,318 ($47)
Local Transportation 1 Rp44,420 ($3)
Food 2 Rp116,235 ($7)
Entertainment 1 Rp64,093 ($4)
Tips and Handouts 1 Rp6,250 - 18,750 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 Rp29,568 - 88,703 ($2 - 6)
Accommodation Budget in Gili Trawangan
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Gili Trawangan is $24 (Rp382,159). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Gili Trawangan is $47 (Rp764,318). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Gili Trawangan
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Gili Trawangan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.76 (Rp44,420) per person, per day, on local transportation in Gili Trawangan.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Gili Trawangan
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Food Budget in Gili Trawangan
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  • While meal prices in Gili Trawangan can vary, the average cost of food in Gili Trawangan is $7.21 (Rp116,235) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Gili Trawangan should cost around $2.88 (Rp46,494) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Gili Trawangan is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Gili Trawangan
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  • Entertainment and activities in Gili Trawangan typically cost an average of $3.98 (Rp64,093) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Gili Trawangan
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Gili Trawangan is $0.78 (Rp12,500) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Gili Trawangan is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Gili Trawangan
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Gili Trawangan is $16 (Rp250,000), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Gili Trawangan
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  • The average person spends about $3.67 (Rp59,135) on alcoholic beverages in Gili Trawangan per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Gili Trawangan
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  • On average, people spend $2.15 (Rp34,691) on bottled water in Gili Trawangan per day. The public water in Gili Trawangan is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Gili Trawangan On a Budget
Gili Trawangan, known as Gili T, is the most visited of the three Gili Islands, located on the northeast side of Lombok. These islands are known for world-class diving and snorkeling spots. It's not hard to see why, considering that any direction you step off the shoreline, there's a beautiful underwater world to explore.

Gili T is also famous for being the party hub of the Gili Islands, where you'll easily find nightlife every night (though this may change during Ramadan), whether you're into shisha, live music, yacht parties, silent discos, bonfires or even a full-moon party.

High travel season is July through September and December through January. The best times to visit to avoid crowds while getting ideal weather conditions are January through February and October through November.

While the rest of Indonesia may be more conservative in attire, wearing tank tops, bikinis, and short shorts are perfectly acceptable on tourist islands like Gili T, Lombok, and Bali. Temperatures are generally high year-round, with the coolest month in July, but be sure to pack something that covers your knees and shoulders if you plan to visit a temple or other religious site.

Besides lounging on the beach, there are many activities on the island of Gili T, especially those in the water. Whether you're a seasoned scuba-diver or snorkeler or you're ready to learn, Gili is the place to start. Diversia Diving is among the best diving schools around, which offers PADI Open Water courses as well as refresher courses. Diversia's divemasters are known to be patient, friendly and helpful, not to mention fluent in many languages to help divers of all backgrounds.

There is also a plethora of diving schools which also offer inexpensive snorkeling tours, such as Subwing Gili Islands or IQ Divers Gili, which take snorkelers and divers out on the water at the same time. Don't be surprised if you see turtles and sharks among the beautiful schools of fish and colorful coral reefs.

Land dwellers can explore the island on foot or by bicycle with the many bike rental companies on the island. Some accommodations will allow you to borrow bikes for no additional cost, but be sure to bring your own lock and don't leave your bike unattended without one.

Visit the Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery, funded by a non-profit, allows visitors to see turtles hatch from eggs and at different life stages before they're returned to the ocean. If you didn't see any while diving, you'll be sure to see some here at the hatchery.

Take a day trip to Gili Meno or Gili Air; boats leave twice daily to the other islands and tickets can be purchased directly from the harbor. If you find a large group, you can also charter a boat for 10 or more people for convenience. Rent a fishing boat and learn how to spear fish at night with Wonderland Guesthouse or Coral Voice Homestay and Bar.

Sunset Stables and Stud Horse Riding Adventures offer horse riding with friendly guides who are happy to take photos of riders.

For local entertainment, if you don't mind the sight of blood, stop by the marketplace on a Sunday afternoon to watch presean, a traditional stick-fighting battle between two fighters selected from the audience using sticks and shields. The winner is determined in five rounds, by the fighter who either gained the most points or got his opponent to surrender because of bleeding.
Food and Dining
Gili T is no stranger to international cuisine; whether you're looking for local, Asian, or Western food, you're bound to stumble upon a place that will suit your palate and wallet.

For healthy Indonesian and western, vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan fare at affordable prices, stop into Pituq Cafe. Try the moussaka or watermelon salad and enjoy the rustic island vibe with beautiful views of the beach and free wifi.

Pearl Beach Lounge is no bargain, but what it lacks in low prices it will make up for in ambiance, as it's one of the best places to lounge, with comfortable beach beds and relaxing music, not to mention delicious Asian and Western food - try the duck pad Thai or gnocchi - and great cocktails.

Budget travelers and those seeking local flavor for both food and atmosphere will love the Gili Trawangan Night Market. Eat like a local and pay local prices for a variety of Indonesian dishes, like nasi campur with a variety of satay skewers, and fresh seafood BBQ. This is a hotspot for backpackers especially before heading off to pub crawls.

Enjoy the best pizza on the island at Trattoria Cucina Italiana, where food, service and alcohol are on point and well worth the moderate prices. Don't forget to indulge in the tiramisu and creme brulee to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Casa Vintage Beach is known for its delicious Caribbean food and idyllic ambiance. The restaurant is decorated with fairy lights and vintage white furniture include hammocks and swings, right on the sand. Highlights on the menu include veggie chili, trench town chicken, hummus and their famous Oreo cheesecake.

As Gili T becomes a more and more popular vacation destination, the varieties of accommodations have increased. If you're seeking the 5-star hotel experience, complete with luxurious swimming pools and modern amenities, check into Pandawa Conflict, a heritage resort, or the Luce d'Alma Resort and Spa, popular with honeymooners and just 5 minutes from the beach by bike, which the resort provides free of charge.

The Jambuluwuk Oceano Resort is a mid-range hotel, farther from the harbor, but quieter, located on north side of the island. The resort offers picturesque and spacious island-style bungalows, billiards, a swimming pool and a solid wifi connection. The Gili Ocean Club is conveniently located just ten minutes from the main street and the beach, but far enough so that you won't have to deal with noise at night. Gili Ocean Club features free delicious breakfasts and bike rentals.

If you're looking for budget accommodations, head to the village, where simpler guesthouses and homestays are owned and run by locals. Rumah Kundun offers basic rooms at cheap prices within walking distance of the harbor. Don't expect top-notch air conditioning, but rooms are clean and comfortable with fans. Rumah has friendly service, and the banana pancakes are boasted best on the island. Gili Nyepi, secluded and surrounded by lush gardens, is another solid choice for travelers on a budget, located only a few minutes walking from the beach. You won't have hot water, but considering the balmy weather of Gili T, that may not be a bad thing. The owner Denise has made a name for herself and Gili Nyepi with great hospitality including welcome drinks, breakfasts served daily on the veranda and friendly staff who share island insider tips. You'll feel right at home practicing yoga with Denise in the garden at no extra charge.

The closest airport to Gili Trawangan is in Lombok and there are several flights daily, which take only about 40 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

The Gili Islands are too small for an airport so the only way in is on a boat. From Bali, there are fast boats from Padangbai, Nusa Lembongan, and Benoa. Both slow and fast boats also leave from Lombok. Public boats leave from Bangsal from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. To get to Gili Meno and Gili Air, take a public or chartered boat.

On Gili T, there are no vehicles - no cars or motorcycles. To get around, you can walk, bike, or take a cidomo - a horse cart, which is recommended when you arrive or leave with luggage. Bikes for rent are plentiful; just walk down the main street and find a rental shop or rent from your accommodation.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.