Trip of Wonders: Lombok
Fresh off from Yogyakarta, there was definitely a dramatic change in temperature and scenery the moment we landed in the Lombok airport. From that point onwards it would just be the sand, sun, and water.
Upon landing, we went straight to a Moroccan restaurant called El Bazaar for lunch. Aside from the good food, the interiors was definitely ace too! Afterwards, we wasted no time in getting acquainted with Lombok and headed off to our first destination on our list, the Sasak Sade Village.
The Sasak Sade Village is where the native people of Lombok, the Sasak, reside. It was so amazing to see their unique culture and traditions still being preserved and practiced in this little village. They are also pretty well-known for their traditional weaving. I even bought this cute straw hat from there! Perfect since the sun was really scorching that day.
After arriving at our hotel, I was so surprised to open my room curtains to find this gorgeous view just right outside my window!
Early next day, we set off for the Gili Islands!
After riding a bus to Teluk Nare port, we transferred to a boat that took us to Villa Ombak in Gili Trawangan where we got our snorkelling gear and got ourselves ready. Then, we transferred to another smaller boat and went on our way to find a snorkelling spot.
We then went back to Villa Ombak hotel to have lunch after our snorkelling session and spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the area on our own. Gili Trawangan is pretty huge and since we didn’t have that much time to see everything on foot, we rented a horse carriage to take us around the area and stopped by interesting spots. We then topped off the afternoon by taking a dip in one of the pools and just cooled off until it was time to say goodbye to the beautiful Gili Islands.
Next up: Labuan Bajo! Everyone’s favourite!
In collaboration with Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.