After these few days resting on Gili Meno, it was about time we went home 🙁 But we had two more stops : Nusa Lembongan, and Sanur, before flying back to Belgium.
On paper, the plan was to take a boat from Gili Trawangan, directly to Nusa Lembongan. Well, it didn’t quite go as smoothly as that… You have to know that transportation in Bali are quite random, and people are so relaxed, it can get on your nerves (for us, occidentals…) No boat was there to take us to Nusa Lembongan (I’m not even sure it exists). So after a bit of a struggle on the beach, they offered us a solution (not the best, we did we have a choice ? No.) Well, good news was, we saw dolphins on the way.
So, we first took a boat to Amed, and that’s where things got “exciting”. A driver was waiting for us, and was kind of in a hurry. We get on board, and here goes the rally to Sanur (where we have to arrive before the last boat leaves…) And that’s when we realized they don’t really follow the traffic laws in Bali : burnt red lights, crazy passing cars, the driver not stopping the engine to put gas in the car… well, we didn’t feel very safe, and weren’t sure we would ever make it to Nusa Lembongan… and the boat tour wasn’t all nice either (as you can see in the video hereunder. The most scary part was the lady asking for a life jacket I think) … but we eventually made it, and alive ! Yay !
Unfortunately, seen the course of events, our time on the island was very short, but it was very pretty, and I recommend you pay it a visit !
We stayed at the Laguna Reef Huts (click the link to book a bungalow :-)), a very nice hotel in front of the bay, with a view on these cute fishing boats. You stay in bungalows in a small garden, and there’s a restaurants that serves nice food with sea-view. Just like in Uluwatu (that already seems so far…), the bathroom is outside of the room.
The next day, we woke up with the rain. We managed to find time to wander a bit before boarding the boat to Sanur. I really regret we didn’t get to stay longer, as the islands seems soooo nice, with so many things to see (I regret not having time to dive with the rays :-().
This last picture was take from the restaurant Mama Mia’s Bar & Grill. We didn’t have time to try others, but we had very good food here. And the view is pretty nice, even when it’s raining :-).
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