THE BEAUTY OF THE GILIS is, that in just a short trip from Bali or Lombok, you can be throwing out your beach towel, sipping on a tropical drink and getting prepared for your diving adventure with Blue Marlin. It’s so quick and easy – nobody should miss out on a trip to the Gilis! Here’s the lowdown on how to reach us. Please be aware that this information is subject to change due to weather conditions, so make sure to check outside sources for current schedules and conditions. We are also happy to help arrange all domestic flights, fast boats and interisland transfers for all of our guests.
We advise guests fly into Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) or Lombok’s Praya International Airport (LOP). Bali’s Airport is easily accessed via most international destinations. Lombok can be accessed with direct flights from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Perth, Australia.
If you prefer to minimise boat travel and are already located in Bali, we suggest the 20-minute flight from Bali to Lombok.
If you are already on one of the other Gilis or arrive on Gili Trawangan first, you can hop from island to island using the island hoppers and public speedboats. Between the two options, boats generally leave once an hour from 8am-5pm. Here’s the rough timetable for the public slow boat: Gili Air 8:30 to Gili Meno: 8:45 to Gili Trawangan: 9:00 and back. Gili Trawangan: 9:30 to Gili Meno: 9:45 to Gili Air: 10:00. Gili Air: 15:00 to Gili Meno: 15:15 to Gili Trawangan: 15:30 and back. Gili Trawangan: 16:00 to Gili Meno: 16:15 to Gili Air: 16:30.
As tempting as it may seem, please don’t attempt to swim between the islands, no matter your skill level. The islands are exposed to the open ocean and sometimes strong currents run between and around them.