Why is it that these paradise islands attract me so much? The color of the sea turns me into a greedy little b*tch: “i want it NOW”. My reaction is almost physical. Some people get ecstatic about shoes or chocolate, well, I start drooling over white sandy beaches. Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you: the Indonesian Gili islands. This is island porn (get the tissues out).
The Gili’s are all about relaxing. It’s probably not the ideal location for ADHD’ers, surfers or culture lovers. I’m talking out of experience. One of our friends is a surfer with the relaxing ability of a grasshopper on speed. We had to invent stupid tasks to keep him entertained. Don’t expect to find a lot of authentic stuff here, everything is designed to accommodate tourists. I call it a ‘hoola hoola’ destination. Let me explain this with the main activities:
It’s not cheap to get there (around 100 euro with a fast boat), but I found it worthwhile for a few days. Pray for good weather when you sail there. The road (sea) might be bumpy. My boyfriend – who secretly believes he’s a rough viking – puked his guts out.
These islands have what I didn’t find in Bali: postcard beaches. I feel it’s a must do when you are in the neighborhood: