Paradise. You've seen it in the movies, read about it in books. Palm trees, white sand beaches, water in varying shades of turquoise. That, my friends, is where I blissfully passed the a week on holiday.
The Gili islands are located off the coast of Lombok, which is off the coast of Bali, which is off the coast of Java. We've been hanging out on Gili Trawangan, the furthest island. Just to give you an idea of size, you can walk around the entire island in less than two hours. Cars and motorbikes aren't allowed here and the only modes of transportation are bicycles and horse carriages.
Aside from aesthetic beauty, this place is also known throughout Indonesia for scuba diving. We stayed at a place called Blue Marlin Dive and subsequently completed our open water dive certification during our stay. That means that I can safely dive down to 18m!
My words cannot do the beauty of this place justice so here are some of my favorite pictures for your viewing pleasure: