Gili Trawangan: A paradise lost

Gili Trawangan: A paradise lost

Located only 35 kilometres to the east of Bali, the island of Lombok has long had a reputation for being the uncommercialised version of Indonesia’s best known tourism destination. However while Lombok proudly hangs on to its Lombok – Primitive slogan, the primitive nature of its people, one primarily motivated by greed, dishonesty and jealousy, […]

Lombok vet takes conservation lead

Animal conservation is not something usually associated with Asian countries. However the forward looking views of a Lombok veterinarian almost five years ago has seen the turtle population around the northwest gilis (island in Bhasa Indonesia) of Air, Meno and Trawangan increase to the levels they are now. Over the years Dr Gde Sudiana, head […]

Trawangan dive school coral regrowth project encouraging

Every year divers from all round the world head to Indonesia to explore the pristine waters surrounding the 16,000 islands forming the Indonesian archipelago. While the island resort of Bali plays host to many of these tourists, along with Sumatra and Sumbawa, the three islands off the North-West tip of Lombok, Gili Air, Meno and […]

Former penal colony is holiday hot spot

While many find Lombok a pleasingly sedate change to the commercialism of Bali, the smaller Gili’s located off Lombok’s coast are also garnering an increasing number of foreign and local tourists. Whereas once the island’s visitors primarily comprised backpackers on worldly expeditions, today the island attracts a broad cross-section of visitors lured by the islands sandy beaches, excellent snorkeling and diving and deep cyan blue waters.

Gili Meno the honeymoon island… a perfect place for you, or two

To most people the notion of a tropical island conjures up images of sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, small clusters of bungalows nestled amongst towering coconut tree’s swaying in the wind and small alcoves where it is possible to spend time with someone special free of interruption. Gili Meno is a great place to go “if you want to imitate Blue Lagoon, Swiss Family Robinson (sans tree-house) or Robinson Caruso.