(photos from me)
Last week I went on a girls’ trip to Gili Trawangan in Indonesia. I remembered that when I was living in Jakarta, my friends suggested it as a fantastic alternative to Bali. We arrived after sunset and got to the tiny island in a speedboat in the dark which was kind of fun! Then we walked barefoot onto the beach, passing some amused diners since the tide forced us to stop our boat right in front of the restaurant.
What followed was several very, very chilled out days on the island. It was mainly backpackers and some small villas so it had such a relaxed vibe. We did yoga in an outdoor pavilion when the sun was setting and snoozed by the pool during the day. The snorkelling around the three Gili islands was fantastic and we watched a turtle lazily swim by.
No cars are allowed on the tiny island so we walked back and forth several times a day, passing horses and carriages.
Gili Trawangan can be reached either via fast ferry from Bali (around 2.5 hours) or by flying to Lombok from Singapore/Jakarta then speedboat transfer.
p.s. we stayed at the lovely Kokomo