All three Gili Islands have their own power generating stations which can generate power 24 hours a day, however in the peak season this can be put under strain particularly in the late afternoon and early evening. Most businesses have their own generators to avoid any problems and usually power cuts only last a few hours.
There are a number of Internet cafes on each of the Gili Islands all charging approximately 500 IDR per minute, even though they all operate at different speeds. It’s also simple and cheap to buy SIM cards for your mobile phone.
Health & Safety
There is a 24-hour clinic at Hotel Villa Ombak on Gili Trawangan that has a doctor who can deal with minor injuries; minor medical problems and can provide certain prescription drugs. Generally there is very little crime on the Gili Islands, however nowhere is a 100% free of petty crime. Like anywhere in the world it’s advisable to leave valuables in your room or in a safe.
There are various ATM machines available on Gili Trawangan. All dive centers and larger hotels accept Visa and Mastercard, but will charge you an additional 3% bank charge.
A lot of businesses rely on well water for bathrooms and showers, but some businesses, including Trawangan Dive, provide fresh water from a desalinization plant or barged over from Lombok. Please use the islands water resources sparingly.