The breeze was blowing our dripping hair dry, and we smiled at each other with gleaming, wide eyes. In that moment no words were needed, we all felt it – pure happiness.
On our last full day on Gili Air we got up early and had breakfast at Gili Bliss, which was just a short walk away from our little bungalow house. I got a green smoothie with spinach, banana, strawberries and coconut water, Mel and Ida both got smoothie bowls.
After breakfast we walked to the harbour together with our host Dean, who had organised a private snorkelling tour for us and another woman from Byron Bay, who was staying in the bungalow next to ours. On the way to our first snorkelling destination we turned the music up and danced on the top deck of the boat. Once equipped with goggles, snorkels and fins we jumped in the deep blue. Our guide swam ahead and scouted for turtles, waving us closer every time he spotted one. In total we saw about six turtles that day!
After stopping at four different snorkelling spots, we headed to Gili Meno for lunch at a restaurant right on the shore. I ordered an Indonesian garlic and greens stir fry, which to no surprise tasted delicious! After lunch we stopped one more time and took the opportunity to jump off the top deck several times.
Back on Gili Air we went to a spa to get traditional Balinese fully body massages, which were absolutely heavenly (and crazy cheap, $12 per hour!). We then went to have a huge dinner right at the beach, consisting of Cap Cay (coconut curry), Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng and veggie curry, which we all shared and a couple of cocktails. After dinner we walked home on the beach and picked up raw cakes on the way (dragon fruit cheesecake and peanut butter chocolate cake), and then watched ‘Eat Pray Love’ in bed whilst devouring the cakes.