Reachable only by boat, Gili Trawangan is a rustic little island where simplicity is everything.
With no motorised transport, the only way to get around the island is by foot or horse and carriage (not sure how I feel about the latter). Majority of the inhabited area of island is present via a dirt road that skims the edge of gorgeous Trawangan, meaning you are never more than a few steps away from the sea.
By far the most surreal section of our trip, Gili Trawangan far exceeded our expectations in every way imaginable.
We stayed at Pearl of Gili Trawangan and would highly recommend it. The food at the beach restaurant was the best on the island, and outside holiday makers regularly pay to enjoy the facilities of the private beach that of course is not chargeable to in-house guests.
During the day time, relax on one of the numerous beautiful white sand beaches, that circulate the Island.
At dusk, take a walk to whichever sunset spot takes your fancy and grab a chair, beanbag - or the mandatory Gili Trawangan swing...
After the suns sets, the Island really comes alive. You can choose to stay away from the madness and watch a film on beach at the Pearls sister hotel, or delve into island life and dance & drink the night away at one of the many bars that springs to life at nightfall.
Gili Trawangan was, to me, the most effortlessly beautiful area of the world I've explored thus far.
If Instagram made Islands, right...
Smiles all round once again!