Stretch of white sand and panoramic ocean decorated fir underwater with various species of ornamental fish and coral reefs make Gili (small island) Terawangan as the most visited tourist attraction.
In the nautical tourism which is administratively into the territory of Gili Indah Village, District Winner, North Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) that there is a blue coral reefs that are rare.
Even the species of coral that was mentioned only in two locations in the world, namely in Gili Terawangan and the Caribbean sea in North America.
But some have argued that the blue coral reefs in NTB was not the kind of rare, but jenisyang commonly found in other parts of the sea peraitan in Indonesia.
Apart from the issue of coral blue, Gili Terawangan which is one of three dyke, namely Gili Meno and Gili Air are pollution-free tourism, especially free from air pollution caused by motor vehicle exhaust emissions.
Means of transportation are found in the vast tourist attraction with 340 hectares or about 10 square kilometers is just cidomo (wagon) and bicycles.
Residents Gili Terawangan H Haeruddin say, in these places may not use a motor vehicle so as not to cause air pollution that can cause various types of diseases, which may operate only cidomo and bicycles.
The number of non-engine transport that too is limited, ie only 32 units are managed by cooperatives Janur Beautiful and bicycle paddle that has a permit only 25 units, managed Gili Terawangan residents.
This situation gives a sense of security and comfort for tourists to sunbathe all day on the white sand or dive underwater scenery while enjoying the beautiful tourist attraction that is a symbol of NTB’s tourism.
Cidomo ride fare from the port to the hotel for foreign tourists, a maximum of three people, amounting to 50,000.
While local communities 25,000 per three-passengers, while for around Gili Terawangan about 6 kilometers as far as cost Rp75.000.
While rowing bicycle rental rate Rp15.000 per hour and at crowded tourist price goes up so Rp20.000 per hour.
A number of tourists who’ve been to obyewk tourism began to grow rapidly since the 1980′s this rate Terawangan Gili has more value that is not found in other attractions, namely the absence of peddlers hawking souvenirs.
One thing that became more Gili Trawangan is the value of peace and tranquility, it is this which makes her privacy preserved so that tourists can enjoy a holiday with your heart’s content without being hunted souvenir hawkers.
Because it is not excessive if there is an argument that the particular sights three Gili Gili Terawangan is the most beautiful sights in Indonesia, because it really is a natural indeed popular with tourists, because they really feel back to nature.
Sights that can be reached via two pathways, namely through natural attractions Pusuk forest which is also known as a tame monkey and the cool mountain air. Mileage is about 35 kilometers from Mataram that can be taken within one hour.
In addition, by crossing through the tourist area of ??Senggigi beach. Through this route, tourists can enjoy a cluster of three dyke, Terawangan, Meno and Gili Air from the vehicle.
This route is shorter, but must go through a lot of climbs.
To get to Gili Terawangan or two other small islands could use a motor boat or speetboad. For the general passenger tariffs Rp8.000 to 10,000 per passenger, and if the chartering costs to Rp300.000 Rp259.000.
Another of the advantages offered by Gili Terawangan namely security. The guests do not have to worry about missing goods, because in these attractions there are no thieves, if anyone would dare to arrest people.
Meanwhile, Head of Hamlet Terawangan who often greeted with Din said it guarantee security of guests including valuables owned by tourists.
“Since a few years ago we impose awig-awig (custom rules) to regulate all matters, including security issues, and sanctions are quite severe. If the culprit local residents, it will be discarded or can no longer live in Terawangan, “he said.
Therefore from 15 areas in NTB, tourism three Gili Gili termausk Terawangan is one mainstay of tourism and tourism belle of this area to attract tourists as much as possible.
So far, tourists visiting Lombok NTB is still concentrated in the West and the largest tourist attraction in the three Gili reached an average of 40,000 people per year.
In that regard NTB provincial government continues to develop the tourism industr in this area by building infrastructure and improving the quality of existing attractions.
Pemrov NTB expressed optimism WNT target tourists visit in the framework of the Visit Indonesia Year (VIY) 2008 as many as 500,000 people will be reached.
To increase the flow of tourists to the NTB needed community support, especially in creating a conducive security situation, because of security issues is crucial in the tourism industry.
According to Central Statistics Agency (BPS) NTB each month, for seven months, the number of tourist visits to the NTB for an average of 14,650 people.
Travelers are more domestic tourists (wisnu), ie as many as 11,170 people, while foreign tourists by 3470 the average length of stay in July 2008 during the 2.98 days, an increase of 0.25 days compared to the previous month.
According to the data, in July 2008, the number of tourist arrivals reached 18,625 people, an increase of 13.31 percent over the previous month as many as 16 437 people.
However, when compared to tourist arrivals in July 2007 as many as 19,620 people, the figure is 5.07 percent lower
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