Lars, who runs the travel YouTube channel How Tube just returned from a three weeks trip across Indonesia together with his girlfriend. Their route led them from Jakarta to Lombok, to the Gili Islands and to Bali.
Lars‘ Travel Tip: How to make the best out of the Gili Islands?
“Especially for couples who are looking for some peace and quiet I’d recommend Gili Air and Gili Meno. Cars and motorbikes are prohibited here which offers the unique opportunity to instantly relax and take life at a slower pace.”
“At Gili Air we particularly enjoyed the north-eastern part of the island which is perfect for snorkelling. Just rent some masks and fins, jump into the water at the most north-eastern part of the island and snorkel down the east coast. There’s a high percentage to see sea turtles. Check out “Warung Sunny” for some good and cheap local food and “Flowers & Fire Yoga Garden” to practice some yoga.”
“Gili Meno is even calmer. There are not many restaurants and hotels, which makes it the ideal spot to calm down, see some bonfires and drink a few beers while listening to guitar music at the beach. We enjoyed the most beautiful sunset at “Diana Café” on the north-western part of the island.”
Why Indonesia should be next on your travel itinerary?
Because wonderful Indonesia never gets boring: The diverse country brings you large tropical forests, vibrant green rice fields, pristine beaches with great dive sites and surfing waves, amazing hikes to active volcanoes, and a fascinating wildlife.
When to go?
Indonesia is an all-year destination. However, the best time to go is during the dry season from April to September/October.