LOMBOK BEACH WEEK 2017
Open all year, see starting dates in requirement, participation fee 350€ per week
- Code : G/IDN/LBW2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
A popular add-on package to our existing list of programs is the Beach week on the beautiful Gilli islands. The week is dedicated to relaxing and spending most of your time on the beach, it however includes a few organised activities such as an introductory bike ride through the commercial area and along the coast and also an opportunity to explore the beautiful world that lies beneath the waves through snorkeling. Apart from this, participants can spend all their free time at the beach. You could spend the entire week reading, shopping and taking in the sights and sounds of The Gilli islands or inspired by its beauty you could take to a bit of photography or writing. Who knows, it could draw out the hidden artist or poet in you. Sanur also allows you the opportunity to pamper yourself at one of its many local spas. And for those who don’t like the idea of spending their holidays indoors, you may choose between scuba diving, sea-kayaking, kite-surfing, parasailing and a host of other activities that are on offer.
Participants will stay in Green Lion Centre in Senggigi. The accom-modation is dorm style which are shared by 4-6 persons with bunk style beds. The rooms are only shared with the same gender and are not mixed. Participants will share a toilet/bathroom which has hot water facilities as ceiling or floor fans to cool off. There are also refrigerators at the houses. All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible, and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Participants will also be expected to clean up after themselves and to play a part in keeping the accommodation neat and tidy. Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans), we also provide for some of western dish Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the center.
Picture three miniscule desert islands, fringed by white-sand beaches and coconut palms, sitting in a turquoise sea: the Gilli’s are a vision of true paradise. Near the coast of Lombok you will find the archipelago of three islands which is Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. These islets have exploded in popularity, and are booming like nowhere else in Indonesia. It?s not hard to understand the Gilis? unique appeal, for a serenity endures (no motorbikes or dogs!) and a green consciousness is growing. Development has been more tasteful than rapacious and there are few concrete eyesores. All 3 islands have their own special character. Trawangan (universally known as Gili T) is by far the most cosmopolitan, its bar and party scene vibrant, its accommodation and restaurants close to definitive tropical chic. Gili Air has the strongest local character, but also a perfect mix of buzz and languor. Meno is simply a desert-island getaway Though it is popular for Bali tourists to hop over to Gili Islands as it is nearby, they are actually worth a trip there itself. The islands are famous for the ultimate remote island experience that is so rare nowadays in the world. Here you will find small huts as resorts for travellers and the locals themselves stay in the township of Trawangan at the east side inland. No motorized vehicle is allowed in the islands therefore keeping the experience of remoteness wholesome, where people would either use bicycle or more romantically horse-drawn carriage. Diving is also really popular here for the untouched corals and abundant sea life. Approximately 35 kilometers east of Bali at its closest point, lays the island Lombok (80km by 70km) populated by mostly Sasak people. Lombok is an Indonesian island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa known for picturesque beaches and prime surfing area. The motor-vehicle-free Gili Islands, off Lombok’s west coast, offer more beaches, reefs for diving and snorkeling, and a sea turtle hatchery. It differs considerably from its neighbor islands, with lots of wide-open spaces and unspoiled beaches, and much less traffic and pollution. The island’s northern area is dominated by the remarkable bulk of Gunung Rinjani, and trekking at least part of the way up is the reason many travelers come to Lombok. Lombok does not receive as much display as its hugely popular neighbor Bali. Nevertheless, many Indonesians prefer vacationing in Lombok over Bali for many reasons: prices for accommodation, food and attractions are often a good deal cheaper, and the island?s scenic spots are still unmolested by the gated villa developments, cheap cocktail bars and souvenir shops that have spread across so much of Bali. At least for now. Lombok?s traditional tourist area Senggigi enjoys a fine location along a series of exotic and extensive bays, with light-sand beaches sitting pretty below a backdrop of jungle-clad mountains and coconut palms. The Senggigi area spans 10km of coastal road; the upscale neighborhood of Mangsit is 3km north of central Senggigi. The point at central Senggigi has good waves for surfers. This place has a colorful reef which provides shelter to a variety of marine life and exquisitely shaped coral and makes it a perfect place to snorkel. In the late afternoon a setting blood-red sun sinks into the surf next to the giant triangular cone of Bali?s Gunung Agung. Most travelers arrive in Senggigi because many hotels are located over here. It’s also great for going out at night or eating. One of the most popular surf spots for locals and tourists alike is Senggigi Beach. At this beach the vendors and locals aren’t pushy at all but you can have a nice small talk with locals.
Fee of 350 € per week, Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). COMPULSORY ARRIVAL CALENDAR for 2017 : 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at Lombok Airport on Sundays from. 06:00am to 08:00pm