We will be heading back to Bali in march for our fifth trip to celebrate my 30th birthday. We want to spend probably three nights on Gilli T.
I know Bali pretty well but I am totally confused about getting to the gillis. I know that the fast boats and ferries can be rough. What is it like in late march usually? The Gilli cat seems like the fastest and quickest way but I don't want to be chucking my guts up the whole way.
If we do decide to fly instead can we leave it until we arrive in Bali before we book it? Or do they book out / get really expensive on such short notice? Also if we fly to Lombok I understand we have to get a cab and then a boat to Gilli T. How long is the drive across Lombok?
Also once we finally get to Gilli T where should we stay? I will be turning 30 on the island so will probably want to celebrate with a few drinks. We wll probably be looking for middle of the range accommodation close to restaurants and bars but not too close so its too noisy! I was looking at scallywags but I have no idea where it is located in comparison to everything else. So any suggestions on nice accommodation up to about $100 a night are welcome!
Please help because it all seems a little overwhelming and so much harder than planning a Bali holiday but I think / hope it will be worth all the fuss once we get there!