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Lombok: Gili Trawangan

We took a day trip to Gili Trawangan while we were in Lombok. Gili Trawangan is extremely touristy but has beautiful beaches and is a good place to snorkel and cycle.

a lookout point along the way

lovely day for sun and sea

ridiculously good weather

hopping onto our boat

enjoying the sea breeze

we have arrived

getting our gear

ready to snorkel

lunch after a morning of snorkelling and cycling

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Lombok: Sunset

On our second evening in Lombok, there was a beautiful sunset and we could see Mt Agung over in Bali quite clearly. The light and colours were great so I took a whole bunch of photos.

Lombok: Jeeva Klui

Jeeva Klui has a rustic feel and is full of greenery. There are many little spots around the resort to stretch out and laze. It is very conducive for relaxing. We especially liked hanging out at one of the cabanas at 4pm when tea is served. The spa is pretty good too. It’s such an amazing feeling being massaged while looking out at the sea and hearing the waves break on the coast.

clear blue sea

so lush

so green

random potted person

and another

little spots to relax

the restaurant and communal pool

great view of the sea

some of the spa treatment rooms

batik beds

love the big stone tub

massage with a view

great place to chill after a massage

4pm: cabana time!

tea and light bites

Lombok: Our Villa

We stayed in a villa with a pool while we were in Jeeva Klui. I love how a lot of natural materials like stone and wood were used in the building of the villa. The entire place was clean, comfortable and made us feel like doing nothing but relax the entire day. And it’s much cheaper than a similar villa in Bali would have been!

entrance to our villa

that’s us

our little pools and lounge chairs

tried to take some photos on self-timer

huge daybed

comfy bed

love the colours!

little stone man outside our villa

strange big-headed man beside little stone man

Lombok: Our First Night

The husband and I went to Lombok for a short holiday last week. We arrived in Lombok on Monday evening and were driven to Jeeva Klui Resort. It was quite a long drive, so after arriving and checking in, we had a good dinner at The Waroeng.

We ordered a Sasak cuisine set for two: nasi bakul (steam rice in bamboo basket), rendang sapi (braised beef with red curry sauce), ayam taliwang (grilled marinated baby chicken), udang bakar klui (grilled prawn with chilli dip), sate ikan lilit (minced fish satay), urap sayuran (mixed vegetables with spicy grated coconut), beberuq (spicy baby eggplant and long bean), pelecing kangkung (water spinach and raw sambal uleq) and dadar gulung (stuffed pandan crepes with sweet grated coconut).

the airport

checking in

The Waroeng

view from The Waroeng

traditional Sasak cuisine for two

I think he likes what he sees

a walk outside

bedtime!

Bali Trip: Assorted Bits

trying to sit in Anya's float

two seconds later

the float doubled-up as a bathtub for Deets!

reading in the pool

Adam's first time at the beach

taking a photo against the strong wind

Anya playing with some sand

Super Deets!

Bali Trip: Trattoria

Trattoria is always an easy option to fall back on for a lazy lunch in Seminyak. They even deliver to some of the villas. There’s a branch in 313 Somerset but I wonder if the prices are as attractive as in Bali.

calamari and beef carpaccio

bruschetta

linguine volgole

pizza principessa