HELLO EVERYONE!! HOW ARE YOU DOING?!
This week I'm in my mood to throw back my travel memory back on two years ago. I remember I visited some heavenly places which I didn't share to you yet. NOW, I'm back, digging all my old travel photos and getting ready to make you envy hahaha...Today I'm gonna share you about one of paradise island in Lombok. You might have been hearing about the famous Gili's in East Lombok, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, right? But now, I moved to the west side of Lombok. There are actually a hidden paradise in this West Lombok, named Gili Nanggu. My visit to this island was a part of my honeymoon package which was arranged by the hotel I stayed (but don't worry, I will tell you some tips to get here by yourself after this). It's about 2 hours from my hotel in Senggigi area and 30 minutes additional to cross the sea from Tawun harbour to the Island.
It's actually quite exhausting trip, but when I arrived at the island, everything was gone with the wind. Everything just turn into like HEAVEN! Small and quiet island with pristine beach, blue sky, pampering wind covered by green hills. Oh God, this was way tooo perfect for honeymoon getaway. There was only one cottage with one restaurant and all I can do here only strolling around the beach and forest, snorkeling, and sun bathing. This island is simply perfect for you who need a serenity. Very different with Gili Trawangan. No bars, no street vendors, no upbeat music, no back-and-forth people. Everything is just like my private island.
I loooove this island so much!
And the most important thing, I was the happiest person on earth who could enjoy this quiet beach with my hubby. JUST THE TWO OF US!
Well, let's enjoy the pictures, guys!
THE FOREST AND THE SURROUNDING COTTAGE AREA
HOW TO GET THERE:
There are two ways to reach Gili Nanggu, via Lembar Harbour or Tawun Harbour. From Lombok International Airport, get any transportation to Senggigi. You can go by taxi or take public bus like Damri. From Senggigi to Lembar Harbour, you can take a L300 mini bus and rent a speedboat for maximum 5 persons to cross the island. The cost would be IDR350,000 for one speedboat.
The fastest way would be from Tawun Harbour, West Sekotong. To reach Tawun Harbour from Senggigi, you are suggested to take a tour or travel operator which are available at most of the hotels in Senggigi or at the tour operators spreading around Senggigi area. The costs are usually includes with boat rent, meals, and snorkeling gears. You can contact one of these tour operators I got from my travel guide: ATB Tour and Travel (0812-93736688), atau A&T Holidays (0370-640107)*.
- If you love snorkeling, do bring your own snorkeling gears, since the operator sometimes didn't provide appropriate gears. I saw some of them looks so dirty and mossy.
- Since there is only one cottage here, and no electrical socket available unless you're staying in the cottage, please bring your spare battery for handphone or camera.
- Bring also more snacks since there is no street vendors or shops.
- Additional charges applied if you would like to go diving
Well, thank you for reading this post. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to drop a comment below or just 'poke' me on my instagram @ichakhairisa. I would love to hear other tips or travel stories from you too!! Have a nice holiday!
Til my next trips!
Gili Nanggu Cottages and Bungalow
Tawun West Sekotong - West Lombok
Phone : (+62-370) 623 783, (+62-370) 6641777
Mobile : +62-81237972299
Fax : (62-370) 623 771, (62-370) 6640777
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
*source from www.indonesia.travel