Bali Gili Fast Boat
Fast boats are the quickest and most convenient mode of transport between Bali and the Gili Islands. The Patagonia Xpress is a comfortable and luxurious boat available for all those travelling from Bali to the Gili Islands, or Lombok. This 174 seater boat will surely surpass your expectations when it comes to speed, safety, and relaxation. The boat departs from Benoa Harbour in Bali and call at Padangbai before crossing to the Gili Islands making stops at Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Bangasal on Lombok.
So what makes the Patagonia Xpress the best Bali Gili fast boat?
Aboard the Patagonia Xpress, it is easy to relax while on transit. Passengers will delight in air conditioning available in the boat’s saloon. But that is just the beginning; the ship features four 32 inch flat screens. Movies, music or TV? The choice is yours, but boredom is just out of the question here. There is also free WI-FI available on the boat, and comfortable seats.
The large upper open-air deck will let you have ample views of the scenery along the way from Bali to the Gili islands. If indoor entertainment is not your cup of tea, you can soak the sun as you enjoy a cool breeze on the open air deck.
Apart from comfort, safety is not lost to this new vessel. In compliance with international safety standards, the Patagonia Xpress features several fire extinguishers, life rafts and life jackets for all travellers. A friendly and skilful crew are on board to ensure that all travellers have a safe and comfortable journey. Patagonia Xpress uses AOS technology and GPS tracking for navigation; at all times the location and movement of the boat are monitored. The large inboard engines also ensure safety and reliability.
Booking your ticket for the Patagonia Xpress couldn’t be easier with online booking and secure payments via their website. Check out the special prices for online bookings. Children under the age of three years travel free of charge and you have a luggage allowance of 25kg. Furthermore, pickup ad drop off from the main tourist areas in Bali is included in the price.
The Gili Islands have been a popular tourist destination since the1980s. There are three islands here, namely Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno. Today the islands boast improved accommodation facilities and luxurious venues that attract travellers of all kinds. You will awe at the pristine beauty of these tropical islands and there are plenty of things to see and do. You can relax on the beach, and you can take a dip in the waters for some Vitamin Sea, or choose to explore and leave no stone unturned in these islands. By the end of the trip, you will have many interesting stories to tell.
Of the three islands, Gili Trawangan is the biggest with a population of 800. For a long time, this island has been synonymous with backpackers. Today, Gili Trawangan has evolved into a party zone. You cannot miss a party here every night, rain or shine. Various deluxe accommodation facilities have been set up on this island to take care of the ever-growing number of visitors. That said if peace and tranquillity is what you’re looking for, just walk a short way out of the town and peaceful beachside havens of relaxation await you.
This is a destination for everyone; the rich, the poor, the old and the young all come together to experience what the island has to offer. If your budget allows it, there are many luxurious villas to choose from regarding accommodation. Those with a tighter budget will also find decent options along the eastern side of the island.
Getting around the island is primarily by walking, riding a bike or by a horse and cart. This is a small island, and so either option is easy and feasible. Those with a thirst for adventure can get into the interior villages for further exploration.
Gili Air is more relaxed than Gili Trawangan. Most accommodation facilities, restaurants, and cafes are located on the east side of the island. You can easily get around the island by walking in a couple of hours or less. In fact, walking, by bike or horse and cart is the only way to get around on Gili Air and all the Gili Islands as there are no motorised vechiles on the islands.
There are a range of shops and restaurants on the islands. You can buy a few local handicrafts in shops along the east side of the island. Make sure you get a bite of local cusines; the grilled fish will tantalize your taste buds. If not, then try the pizza at Classicco or Alibaba. A day at one of the beach clubs eating fine food, soaking up the sun and sipping on your favourite food is another must do on the island.
Plenty of diving spots exist on the islands. You can take on a short scuba diving course if you have never tried it, but if you are experienced this is a chance for you to explore what the underwater has to offer. You won’t be disappointed; the chances are that you will spot some parrotfish, a couple of harmless sharks and hawksbill turtles.
Snorkelling is another fun activity you can engage in on the Gili Islands. On the islands, you will find many shops that rent snorkelling gear. Snorkelling boats operate between 10 AM and 4 PM. Snorkelers need to be cautious about the currents which can be very high on these islands.
The Gili Islands are some of the most beautiful destinations on the planet. You can go there to explore nature, relax on the beach or partake in exciting activities. The Patagonia Xpress is the best fast boat there is – comfortable, safe and reliable, book your ticket online today!