Honeymoon Series: Gili Trawangan

Since we were not looking for any party, we stayed at a peaceful villa in Sengigi, Villa Aryaguna. However, people said if you are looking for hype in Lombok especially at night, go to Gili Trawangan Island. So, before we flew back home, we crossed the sea to set our foot in Gili Trawangan Island for a day.

Before reaching the harbor, we visited Bukit Malimbu. The view was very heavenly beautiful.stellycious-malimbu-1Our tour guide, Lombok Damai Tour, dropped us at the harbor and we both sailed across using a local ferry. We waited around thirty minutes before we got our ferry and the journey took around 45 minutes. After some hours walking around the islands, we went back to Lombok to continue our journey to Pusuk Forest.

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Honeymoon Series: Lombok Beach Hopping

Starting from Tanjung Aan Beach, Kuta Mandalika Beach – Mawun Beach and Selong Belanak Beach. Photo captured by my Husband, Mark Billy (http://markbphoto.space/)

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Honeymoon Series: Lombok Cultural Village

It is one thing that you don’t want to miss in Lombok, visiting traditional cultural village. We visited three (3) when we was there last October for honeymoon.

The first village is Sukarara, Kampung Tenun Asli, where you can see women making local traditional fabric called Tenun, get yourself wear traditional dresses and take picture in front of the houses. Don’t forget to buy the fabric. This place serves as a union, gathering all the local women to sell handmade Tenun. The price is varied depends on the quality, but overall very reasonable.

Photo captured by my Husband, Mark Billy (http://markbphoto.space/)

stellycious-lombok-desa-sukarara-1stellycious-lombok-desa-sukarara-2stellycious-lombok-desa-sukarara-3The second village is Banyumulek, clay pottery village. Ask the shopkeeper to show you the magic of Kendi Maling, perhaps you need it for your home 🙂 and allow yourself to take time to create your own pottery.

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Our honeymoon tour in Lombok handled by Lombok Damai Tour.

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