Last minute planning and booking ensued, and we embarked early on Saturday morning to Padang Bai to catch the highspeed boat. Amidst miscommunication, delays, confusion and general hullaballoo, we ended up actually missing our 9am boat ride to Gili, and were told the next one would be at 1pm. Disappointed and cranky, we marched over to the head office of the boat company we booked with to file a general complaint on lack of organisation and to our surprise, received a free brunch at a chic beach-side cafe as compensation.
Upon arrival at Gili Air, we encountered some gorgeous sailboats... and vowed that one day, somehow, we would also be on one too! And oh mamma mia, the stars that night were unbelievable. Stargazing on a sailboat out in the middle of the sea? Yes, please!
After a refreshing swim in the sea, we found out that 2 of our colleagues from John Hardy had also decided to come to Gili Air as well and since the island was so small, we bumped into them in no time. It was lovely to be able to enjoy the company of friends, toes in the sand, watching the gorgeous sunset ... definitely good times to be had by all!