Continued from part 1 @ https://www.tripoto.com/trip/backpacking-sojourn-to-indonesia-of-pristine-nature-and-wild-parties-part-1-2-5b35b1e899678
Well, after one is done undertaking arduous treks, eyeing the komodo dragons and climbing volcanoes - no bucket list would ever be complete without a visit to the fabled Gili islands.
The tiny triplet isles of Gili Meno, Gili Air & Gili Trawangan constitute the archipelago of the 'lesser sunda islands'. A tropical enchantment of turquoise blue water & white sandy beaches - a perfect place to getaway from the hustles of fast paced life.
The isles are just off the northwest mainland of Lombok and a 2 hour fast ferry ride away from Padang bai harbor in Bali. The first noticeable relief is a total absence of motorized vehicles on the isles. Two options of wheels to choose from – bicycle or horse cart. Life is pretty easy going and sense of time is nothing but an abstract notion.
The Gili islands are pretty renowned and therefore a touted tourist destination. If you're looking for absolute peace and quiet, Gili Air, Gili Meno or the other Indonesia islands off the beaten path would be an ideal choice. Gili - T on the other hand wears a two pronged facade - water activities by day and a vibrant party destination by night.