Spiritual birth on the island of Bali

East of Bali, the Gili archipelago is a scatter of tiny islands that appear to be cast from larger neighbouring island Lombok. Gili Trawangan is the largest of the trio and the most popular. A tropical paradise with a bohemian feel, it’s a lively spot with buzzing beach bars and stylish cafés. For keen divers, there are plenty of scuba schools offering trips to swim among the turtles. You can walk around the island in a couple of hours but the best way to explore Gili Trawangan is by hopping on a bicycle.