Virgin Cocoa – TROPICAL HIDEAWAY ISLAND

http://mowwowmedia.com/site-map/ With prices ranging from £200-£350 per night, I can safely say that on my teachers wages, we did not actually stay at Virgin Cocoa. However, we did have unlimited access to the island via this insanely long jetty… The island is stunning, full of palm trees and cute little log cabins. It has a lovely

Nunukan island resort

http://dermalogiclasercenter.com/what-we-do/laser-treatments/laser-rejuvenation-skin-therapy/ After one of the most traumatic journeys, where at times, I didn’t think we would make it after being marooned on Maratua island, we finally made it! Island hosts, Suzanne and Beat met us with a friendly smile and some dragon fruit, which made everything seem a lot less stressful! It’s safe to say, our

Stranded in “paradise” on Maratua island!

When we were meticulously planning our travels around Borneo, I never imagined I’d end up writing a post about the time we were marooned on an island for the day! I think I now know where the saying “only in Indonesia” comes from… It all started at the end of our scuba diving trip. We

That time when we stayed in an over-the-water bungalow for less than $100 per night!

My Mum and Dad have recently booked a holiday to the Maldives (so jealous!) and whilst we were admiring, and looking gob-smacked, at the outrageous prices of the over-the-water bungalows, it reminded me just how lucky we were on our recent trip to Borneo. I still can’t quite believe that we were treated to world-class,

Why planning a trip to Borneo has been our biggest challenge to date.

After much deliberation, we have finally booked our summer holiday to Borneo! Despite looking pretty small on the world map, Borneo is actually the 3rd largest island in the world, so travelling around it is not quite as easy as we’d anticipated. The island is split into Malaysian Borneo and Indonesian Borneo which makes travelling

Scuba diving Komodo National Park, Flores

Rated one of the top dive spots in the world; with some of the best corals and marine life, we were so excited to dive Komodo. Having recently dived in the Gili islands and Nusa Lembongan, we were already sold on the amazing quality of Indonesian diving slightly but slightly worried that we were not

Travelling between Bali, Lombok, the Gili islands and Nusa Lembongan

Bali to the Gili islands In 2014, we chose to fly from Bali to Lombok to avoid the fast boats travelling over to the Gili islands. We hadn’t heard very good things about the fast boats and I was particularly concerned about the safety of them after hearing some horror stories! Although there was the

Bali and Lombok 2014 video

We had an amazing holiday in Indonesia, working our way from Bali to the Gili islands and Lombok, before returning to Ubud in Bali. All footage is captured on a GoPro 3+; starting in Seminyak (Bali) with the release of a baby turtle and then scuba diving with more turtles around the Gili islands! We

Exploring Gili Air

After staying 4 days on Gili Trawangan, I couldn’t wait to get over to Gili Air and do some diving. We were dropped off at the Harbour by a “private boat” that we organised whilst staying on Gili T… didn’t realise this actually meant sharing a boat with all the locals heading over to Lombok