Gili Islands Travel Guide

Dark blue waters fade into turquoise up to the white beaches of the Gilis of Lombok, Indonesia. Made up of Gili Trawangan (or just ‘Gili T’ for ease), Gili Meno and Gili Air, these islands are the perfect combination of the different styles of island life to be experienced in a short space of time. Or, as…

Scallywags

The first time I ever went to Scallywags I had to take myself off to bed at 9.30pm after having eaten myself into such an uncomfortable state that I couldn’t do anything other than lie horizontal and rub my tummy. And I mean that in the best possible way: I couldn’t get enough of the…

Kayu Cafe

Warning: food envy – high risk. This is the place to come on Gili Trawangan if you’re looking for a great salad to help counteract all the damage you’re doing with the day-long Bintangs that merge into one big haze of making friends whilst drinking in the sea, sundowners at sunset and a night of the debauchery…

Pizzeria Regina

I have this strange tendency to eat more Italian food in Asia than I do anywhere else, except perhaps Italy itself. I find there are so many below par Italian chains that have dulled my love of the cuisine at home that I mostly don’t bother, although we are luckily seeing an upsurge in quality Italians…

Kiki Novi

You can tell it’s lunchtime on Gili T when ladies roll their down the road with carts filled with packages of nasi campur, a traditional Indonesian meal made up of rice served with other dishes such as curries and vegetables, tempeh and spicy sambals. The best place to get nasi is undoubtedly Kiki Novi, which is…