Getting to Pondok Santi Estate.
Once you’ve arrived on Gili Trawangan you will be met by one of our guest relation supervisors who will assist you with your luggage and getting a 5-minute Cidomo horse cart ride to Pondok Santi Estate where you will be greeted with a complimentary welcome drink and ice-cold towel.
Just a 15-minute fast boat ride from Lombok, Gili Trawangan is the largest of the three Gili islands. The pace of life is relaxed here – there are no cars or motorbikes on the island.
Horse-drawn carts or cidomos can take you wherever you need to go, but the island is small enough to get around by bike or on foot. Most of the action on the island is centred around a 2km stretch of beachfront just 400m from Pondok Santi. If you want to party, this is the place to go – bars take it in turns hosting nightly events and there’s always a beach barbeque on the go. Along the beachfront, you’ll find ample restaurants, beach bars, boutique shops, spas and dive shops as well as a produce market which arrives by boat every morning – even if you don’t plan on buying, it’s worth going along for a look!
Pondok Santi offers a spacious and secluded haven from the hustle and bustle of Gili Trawangan’s main strip so you can truly get the best of both worlds on the island.
VIA DENPASAR, SANUR, NUSA DUA, KUTA, SEMINYAK, CANGGU AREA
There are many companies offering fast boat services to Gili Trawangan with all boats departing between 8.30 and 11.00am.
We recommend catching an early boat as the sea is normally calmer.
You will be picked up at your hotel in Bali between 7-8am and go direct to Serangan Harbour, which is a 2.5-hour boat ride to Gili Trawangan.
*Please note that if the date of your return trip to Bali is on the same day of your international departure flight, more fast boat operators can insure delivery to Denpasar International Airport after 6pm.
VIA UBUD AND NORTHERN BALI
Your fast boat operator will collect you at your hotel and take you to Padang Bai Harbour for a 1.5-hour boat ride to the island.
This is a great transport option if you are not a water person as the crossing time is shorter.
If you are staying on Lombok you can either depart from Senggigi Harbour by fast boat, or taxi direct to Teluk Nara and fast boat from there to Gili Trawangan in 15 minutes.
For this service we recommend booking your fast boat transport through Pondok Santi, as our preferred operator is a small, locally-managed service.
VIA LOMBOK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Regular daily flights arrive from Bali, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and four times per week direct from Singapore. You will be met by one of our drivers at the airport who will assist you with your luggage, then travel a 1.5-hour drive to Teluk Kodek Harbour.
From Teluk Kodek you can either take a convenient 15-minute fast boat ride, or travel at a more leisurely pace in luxury on the Pondok Santi Outrigger Boat, “Princess Margaux”.
*Please note pricing from Teluk Kodek Harbour:
Fast boat: IDR 1.300.000 per way per 2 people (Additional fee at 200,000/ extra person)
Princess Margaux: IDR 2.000.000
Set on an ancient coconut plantation on the southern tip of Gili Trawangan, Pondok Santi Estate offers simplified luxury and the ultimate getaway retreat. Our 18 beautifully-appointed private bungalows are designed as exclusive sanctuaries amongst the Estate’s seven hectares of lawned grounds.
Princess Margaux is Pondok Santi’s traditional, hand-built wooden outrigger. At 17 metres long, she can carry up to 30 people in comfort on one of our many cruise offerings.
Elevated above the coconut grove, Santi Lounge is our signature restaurant serving a fusion of Indonesian and Western dishes.
Mark your special day with exotic luxury. Pondok Santi Estate offers an unforgettable setting for life’s most special moments. Our dedicated team will ensure you have everything you need to make your special occasion extraordinary.