Carefree days is simple and luxurious.
I went to Lombok early this month with my girlfriends. After years, finally we made our girls trip happened but too bad we were missing out Jane. We were all very excited because all of us have never been to Lombok before.
The journey from Lombok to Gili Trawangan was a pain in the butt. After 3 hours flight from KL to Lombok airport, we have pre-booked our pick up car from airport to drive us to harbour. We then took another 35 mins speed boat ride to the island. Finally we engaged 2 cidomos (a small horse-drawn carriage) to travel to our hotel. There is no other options for get to your hotel, is either you walk or take a cidomo.
After hours of journey, we finally arrived at Belukar Villa. This tropical resort is situated away from the busy, chaotic and tourist driven hot spots on Trawangan beach front. It can be quite a challenge to walk or ride in the evening because there are no street lights on the way back and it will be worse if your bicycles come without flash lights. We all ended up using our phone lights to bring us back. Apart from the challenging journey, I love the tropical design of this villa especially the semi-open air bathroom. At night, it is like shower beneath the stars.
We headed out to Ombok Sunset where is a must-go when you are at Gili Trawangan. Placed in the shallow waters at the beach, this is a fun adventure which you can ride the swings and capture a great photo with the sunset. We didn't queue up on the first day as we were enjoying ourselves too much.
When the sun set, we moved on to find some good food. It was another 10 to 15 mins bumpy ride from Ombak Sunset to the restaurant. I kind of enjoyed this bumpy ride because the sky was so clear at night, and I can see all the twinkling stars so effortlessly. The girls wanted to splurge a little on our first night, so we had seafood dinner which costed about RM 300. Quite a fair price. Some drinks after dinner, for sure.
I love how travelling can bring friends together. I love how islands can make us appreciate how blessed we are living in a well developed country that transportation is so easy for us. I love how simple the life here is.
I will share with you guys more about Lombok on the upcoming post.