Indonesia: Chasing Sunsets
Sunsets in Indonesia are something else. Unlike anywhere else I’ve visited, it’s a place to come to reconnect with yourself, rich in culture and slow paced in life, for me it’s a place to take some time away from a busy life and to enjoy the finer moments that life offers us.
Of all the things to do in Indonesia, watching the sun set is not to be missed. It's a reason to visit in itself, when the sky turns a magical combination of oranges and purples.
Of course you need to be on the west side of the island to see the sun set, and Seminyak beach provides a laid-back and upmarket experience to do just that. The 3km stretch of white sandy beach attracts flocks of surfers and provides the perfect sunset backdrop.
Ku de Ta in Seminyak has possibly the best beach side location on the whole island, a chic beach club where you can sip on a cocktail while watching the sun set from a day bed.
Lombok provides something a little different to its neighbour island being less visited by tourists making it a much quieter option. Senggigi is well known for its west facing beaches and has an impressive view looking across the Lombok Straight to Mount Agung, the famous volcano which is the highest point in Bali.
Set to the east of Bali, Gili Trawangan has everything that you could need to experience the paradisiacal island life of Indonesia. As the orange haze of the sun casts silhouettes to the backdrop of the Java Sea, Gili’s famous sea swings are the perfect spot to lazily take in that special sunset sky.