Blu d’Amare ~ Gili Trawangan, Lombok, June 2013
During my stay at Gili, I stay at a cozy small wooden bungalow at Blu d’Amare. I found the place when I was browsing where to stay, first it refer by the trip advisor as one of the recommended restaurant for Italian food to try if you ever visit Gili Trawangan. I’m checking the web also, so much other choices too but at the end I end up in picking Blu d’Amare, something just enchanted me to pick it up. So the booked was fast, I send texting asking if there is any available room for the next day, my sched kind messy at that time since I’m taking my annual leave but at the same time I still need to do some work too so I decided to pick someplace cozy enough for myself and safe. The feedback was fast, so I dont have to look other place afterwards. All settled and I’m just ready to go from Mataram.
The journey from Mataram to Bangsal Port and hop in to Gili Trawangan is fast enough, leaving at 7 am and I arrived around 10 am in Gili Trawangan already. Kinda lost direction walking to the other side of the island before I realized I have to go the other corner to get to Blu d’Amare. The weather is hot and I almost cant hide my grin when I found the blue color, sign of Blu d’Amare entrance.
Before I arrived, I was browsing my head out looking for a place to stay. I do like to keep my budget fit since this is quite a long travelling and I didnt want to ended broke in the middle of nowhere but I also want to gave myself a good time for couple of days in Gili Trawangan since this is still a holiday (hey you need to spoil yourself once in a while 😀 ) and then I see this place through the website somehow it just put some magic in me and make me enchanted. Reservation arranged through texting just a night before and I’m ready to go.
And when I arrived, I do love love love the real bungalow. The bungalow build from the old wooden house called joglo that been presented traditionally but completed with air conditioner & fan along with the wide simple bathroom. I love to hear the sound of the wooden floor squealing softly everytime I walk across the room. Its feels like you are reminded to your childhood when even the simple thing really make you excited. I have two small comfy chair on the porch, other bungalows have a widen space to put some lazy chair but since I’m alone, I get the small one with the lazy chair put under the tree on the front yard bungalow, yay my lucky luxury having my own garden over there. The entrance to my bungalow is hiden from the main walkpath from the other so it really fits me.
Yes, I found myself another place to make me feel like I’m home. Even I’m not leaving yet, I’ve make plan already to comeback here 😀