Lombok & Gili Islands

Our days on a tropical beach

Lombok, though not as visited and on the tourist map as Bali is, boasts some spectacular white sand beaches, surf spots, waterfalls, great hiking and Indonesia's second-highest volcano, the mighty Gunung Rinjani.

We'll be perched by the beach while we are here allowing us to explore the inland of the island, venture off to the Gilis, relax on the beach and dive into our study.

It's hard to describe the Gili Islands. Those tiny droplets of sand in the ocean surrounded by warm turquoise waters and coral reefs teeming with beautiful fish and somewhat friendly turtles. But the locals make up for what the turtles don't with their welcoming smiles and hospitability that is as warm as the weather.

The Gili Islands are made up of three islands known as Air, Meno and Trawangan. Gili Meno is the smallest, least populated and quietest of the three.

Lombok marriage ceremony