Day 1 - Serangan (Bali) - Nusa Lembongan
Welcome to Bali, Indonesia’s best known and popular island, the starting point for your 7 day sailing adventure. At 1pm today you’ll meet your skipper and fellow travellers. As you’ll be travelling on a real sailing catamaran space on board is limited it's recommended to bring a small soft-sided bag or a backpack. If you are travelling with a larger bag or suitcase and have booked pre tour accommodation you can ask to leave your luggage at the hotel and take a small overnight or daypack on board. After an orientation of the yacht and collection of your important insurance and next of kin information, we begin our journey across the Strait of Lombok.
Our first mooring will be off Nusa Lembongan. The island is surrounded by coral reefs and it’s a perfect spot for a snorkel, a walk along the fine white sandy beach before enjoying a stunning sunset.
Day 2-6 - Gili Islands (Lombok)
Today we head north and over the next couple of days we will visit what many refer to as ‘The Gili Islands’; the islands of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. The name "Gili Islands" is a contradiction, because Gili in the local Sasak language means "small island" and in fact there are a total of 26 Gili islands.
Gili Trawangan became popular in the 80’s as an escape from the touristy Bali. Even though it is now popular with backpackers and restaurants, café and resorts the islands still keep there off the beaten track feel as all motorised vehicles are prohibited and the main form of transport is by bicycle, foot or cidomo, a horse drawn carriage.
Gili Meno and Gili Air are even more laidback than their bigger neighbour. Gili Meno is the smallest and quietest of the islands and with a population under 1,000 it’s not hard to imagine that you’ve been dropped on a deserted island. Gili Air the closest to the mainland (Lombok), is somewhere in between. Both islands offer excellent snorkelling opportunities and green, loggerhead and hawksbill turtles can be seen along the reefs and waters surrounding the islands. In fact the islanders have made a concerted effort to ensure there are conservation areas and turtle sanctuaries that turtle numbers have been increasing year on year.
After visiting the northern Gili islands we head south to Gili Sudak and Gili Tangkong. If the northern Gili islands give the feeling of being off the tourist track then the islands of Sudak and Tangkong will give you a true Robinson Crusoe experience. Pure white sand beaches, sea waters swarming with marine life. Snorkelling here opens up a whole underwater world.
Sadly our sailing adventure is coming to a close so it’s time to set sail towards Bali but before we do we have a couple of stops to make, Nusa Ceningan’s Blue Lagoon and Nusa Penida’s natural infinity pool, the Angel’s Billabong. Both natural phenomenon’s, the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon sparkle in the sunshine and the crystal clear to stunning green waters of the Angel’s Billabong is the perfect place for one last dip in this beautiful part of the world.
Day 7 - Serangan (Bali)
Our Gili Islands sailing adventure comes to an end after breakfast
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