Next day left at 7ish for our boat to the Gilli's. It was a cramped car with about 12 of us in. We got to the busy dock, checked in and then went for breakfast. The cafe had funny star sign posters on about traits of each starsign. It took about an hour and a half to Gilli T, they almost took my bag with them but Rich saved it.. pheew..We booked a cheap and cheerful place (like 20 for 2 nights I think) It was a small room and lots of mozzies.. that was the main downside and ice cold air con. We went for a walk and to chill out, after a while I turned back as wasn't in the mood to walk around the whole island which would be a good 2 hours and had been up since half 6. Rich carried on and I turned back and found a spot on the beach. I ended up burning my feet badly :( They were red and swollen for a few days.. Later on, we went for a late lunch and there was a little goat with a bell on. Not something you see every day. I dozed as the sunset started to take shape and we eventually headed back to shower up. We went to the street market and ate some street food for like £4 I think for both of us. It was very tasty! We walked down the island to check it out. There are so many horse and carts on the islands. We went to Scallywags for a drink and then went to another quiet bar where they served magic mushrooms shakes..Needless to say we skipped this.
The next day went to beach front with really comfortable sun loungers in, you just had to buy food and drinks there. And the good thing was they were't pushy! We chilled out there and a bit later on a big fancy looking boat (Noah's Arc style) turned up. A group of people came to let the baby turtles out - they keep them until they are 8 months to give them a chance to survive in the big bad sea! It was really cute and we tried to snorkel after them. It later turned really stormy so we headed under shelter to have some food and ride out the storm. It cleared up a bit later and Richard set off snorkelling again. Later that evening we went to a seafood place and had tuna steak and red snapper. It was rather yummy and this place was quite busy as it was one of the cheaper places but it was good. A little cat became my new friend as I fed it the last few bits of food. We went for a drink further down the strip and went to an Irish bar but Richard wasn't feeling to good. I think he got a bit of sunstroke which wasn't good. We went to watch eat pray love but they were charging quite a bit and I had seen it before and Rich really wasn't to well so we headed back.
Next morning we got the public boat to Gilli Meno for 25,000 so well cheap and only took half an hour. Its the less populated island and has no Wifi on the island. We got a horse and cart to Gilli Bungalow apartments which were family run and very cute. The bathroom had an open section to it and it was pure sea water coming out of the taps and shower. My feet were still sore and Richard still had bad sunburn so the horse seemed the best way to travel! We went to the beach and had a nice little hut to avoid the sun and loungers beside it. It was stunning and so peaceful, we loved it! It did take over and hour for lunch so we knew to order earlier the following days. Later that evening we went for dinner and We had a cute little table under some decking. A little cat joined us and started eating all the food and fighting another cat that came over for some food. I felt bad for it. Eventually it curled up on my lap and fell asleep. It was very cute. The next day we snorkelled around the island. I did freak a little bit as the current felt quite strong and I headed back to the shore after a little while. We walked around to Turtle Bay and did some snorkelling there but we didn't see that much. I think in hindsight we should of gone on a boat trip as would of seen the big turtles but I did see one in Malaysia so I was ok with it. We went back to sunbathing and later went to same bar as we had limited choice.
The next day we walked around the island and it was gorgeous. Like stunning blue waters and clear white sand on the other side of the island (the southern tip of the island) We went to the turtle sanctuary which was cute to see..but our walk around took almost two hours and it was very pretty. Made some pretty pictures. Once we go back I could see my feet were blistered. It was so annoying as I had covered them for several days and thought they would be ok. I think the damage was done from day 1. A nice German girl I had chatted to the previous day saved me though with some cream to put onto them to help heal them. Later on we went to Mayamaha for a posh dinner. I had a beef rendang and rich had some hot dish. We say posh but still only cost bout 850,000 which was £44. It was a lush dinner and very romantic. Afterwards we headed back to our little hut and were sad it was our last night on the island.