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GETTING THERE >> TRAVEL TIPS
1. Getting to the Gilis -
Avoiding hassle at Bangsal harbor
Many visitors are trying to avoid Bangsal Harbor because of its hassles from local boys
and street sellers, instead they book in advanced for a private transfer
service with private speedboat in Teluk Nare (Private boat jetty
3 km from bangsal - direction towards Senggigi). Pay a
little extra for a service can be more fun.
travel in budget and have no choice, go straight to the
ticketing office located on the beach and do not listen to any offer
from the boys who may say that the boat has already gone, or you must
charter. Do not listen! Register yourself at ticketing office and wait till the list is full.
2. Getting into the boat (Bangsal
You have to get your
feet wet when you board the small boats for the gili islands
especially when the low tide because the water is to shallow for
the boat to land to the shore, use slippers/sandals and short.
3. Manage your luggage (Bangsal
Do not let the local porters carry your bags/luggage for whatever reason.
This guys are usually try to be gentle or act like a boatman crew.
They often charge an expensive and unreasonable amount. If you have
to pay, a regular porter cost is about Rp. 2000-5000/bag.
4. Hassle from local beach
vendors & common issues (Bangsal - Gilis)
Do not buy any mosquitoes coil from some kids at the harbor, as they
are trying to sell things at the highest they can. There are lots of
shops on the Islands selling those stuffs with better prices.
not try to look at the things that they offers, and do not make any
promises to say "maybe later". Those guys can recognize your face and
ask for the promises.
returned from the Islands, many kids brings water to wash your
foot. At first you may feel convenient, but at the end they ask
some money. Give them some school needs i.e: pens, or writing
book. It's better not to let them do anything to you.
5. Land transfers
Carry small changes to pay public buses or taxi. Call your local
travel agent or Lombok network Holidays: 6228139 (minimum 3
hours in advanced) if you need to be picked up. If you have to
go by a private chartered car, try to negotiate the best price first rather than argue at
the end of the journey.
6. Common issues on the
Stonefish are found on the coral reefs where they are camouflaged and
almost invisible. They are poisonous if stepped on.
Also, be aware of strong currents while swimming or snorkeling. It is
best to ask the advice of a dive master before swimming alone.
Jelly Fish is almost invisible on the water. It looks like a
crystal/plastic, but very dangerous.
Some kind of jelly fish is making your skin itchy, and some are
Use a high protection of Sun Cream. The weather can be very hot on the
Do not leave any valuable belongings unattended at the beach while
swimming or snorkeling. Ask for a deposit box at the hotel where you
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