Thursday, January 3, 2013

Lombok :: Gili Trawangan

Without a doubt, Lombok's most popular tourist destination are the Gili Islands. Gili simply means "small island" in Sasak. And there are 3 small islands; Trawangan, Meno and Air.

Gili Trawangan is the largest of the 3 Gili Islands and has the most tourist facilities. I had a chance to spend a night there. It was magical.

On Gili Trawangan (as well as the other two Gilis), there are no motorized vehicles. The main means of transportation is a small horsedrawn carriage. Alternatively, you can rent a bicycle.

The water was crystal clear, the sand is powdery white. And the sunset at the beach is simply breathtaking. From the beach, you can also see Bali’s Mount Agung, which is pretty spectacular.

If you are planning to go to Lombok, I'd highly recommend spending a night or two at Gili Trawangan. The best hotel there is Queen Villa Hotel & Spa.

It is the newest and only 5 star resort within the island. The rooms are super comfy, the deco is unique and the service is superb. (Their wifi connection goes up to the beach!)

I'd love to go back there to just chill and enjoy the view. For me, it is the best place to relax.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lombok has wonderful beaches, volcano and varied landscape. It is an ideal place for those looking for a private holiday away from the hustle and bustle of a normal tourist spot.

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