Chinese New Year in Gili Trawangan

There are many options to travel around Kuala Lumpur (actually, too many!!)โ€ฆ but for Chinese New Year I really wanted to go to Gili Trawangan in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ ๐ŸŒI got my ticket through Air Asia, of course, it travels all around KL at quite cheap prices! โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ’บ And then got my hotel through Expedia, as I always do because people really take their time to review the hotels and experiences, and because I get rewards points if I book through them! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, all set for Gili Trawangan!!

The only way to get to the island is through a boat, and there are many ways to get one ๐Ÿšค. I booked a driver ๐Ÿš˜ from Lombok International Airport to the port (it takes about 1 hour and a half), and the boat to the hotel (it takes about 20 minutes) through my hotel, I think it was convenient as I was sure I was going to arrive to my destination: The Pearl of Trawangan Hotelโ€”it was a wise decision!

I tried scuba diving at Blue Marlin Dive School the next day I arrived in the island. They were really nice and have everything in place to make the experience enjoyable. Iโ€™m not gonna lieโ€”I was a little bit scared ๐Ÿ˜ฃ with the whole thing of wearing the mask and breathing with the tankโ€”BUT it was only like 5 minutes. After that I got used to the situation๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™‚. The class started around 10 am, and at 2.30pm we went to our first dive (12 meters deep). We saw turtles (amazing!!) ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข, some marine snakes and all โ€œThe Finding Nemoโ€ characters ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ€โ€ฆ It was sooo beautiful, it was like being in a giant aquarium just for yourself! I would love to try it again. (Didn’t get any pictures under the water, I was too concentrated breathing! Lol)


In the rest of my stay, I just enjoyed the hotel, the beach and the time being at the island ๐Ÿโ˜€๏ธ. As I mentioned, I stayed at the Pearl of Trawangan, which it has access to the beach and if you are lucky to get a Suite (as I did!) you will have a private pool which you share with a few other rooms!.


At the restaurant you will have a magnificent view of Lombok and the staff is just amazing, they are really into making your stay enjoyable and unforgettable! They have a great variety of dishes throughout the day, my favorites: western breakfast, avocado with salmon toast (feature in the pic) and the lobster risottoโ€”it was sooo good!.

 

 

If you go to Gili Trawangan, or to any other of the islands in Indonesia, donโ€™t forget to walk or rent a bike to go around the island, go to the night market, and DO get a massage (reflexology is always my favorite)โ€ฆ and try a Bintant, it has a really light flavor!

 


Enjoy!

Fabi

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