Fortuna Café

The least you can say about Fortuna Café is that it’s unexpected. Of course, you go there to try a simple mie goring, a nasi goring or even fish but the greatest thing about the place isn’t in the dishes, as good as they can get.

What makes Fortuna Café so peculiar is the “entertainment”. The manager seems to have opened it only to give way to his passion: gesturing madly on stage while singing – in his very own style – rock songs. 90s fans, this is for you: meet with Guns’n’Roses and Bon Jovi.

Service is long (though not the worse, from far) but it’s a logic consequence: while a part of the staff is on stage, of course there is less people to handle the rest. However, the fun is there!

Price: about IDR 50 000 for a dish and drink

Big Bubble Dive and Bungalows

Big Bubble is a dive shop like you’d like to see more often.

Located on the Gili Trawagan island, Big Bubble Dive and Bungalows offers both serious diving and accomodation in the same place.

The team is really helpful and always keen to help the divers, the bar proposes tea and coffee all day long, the courses are given in small groups, to the opposite of the big factories you can find elsewhere. At Big Bubble, you feel a bit at home and that’s worth it. Moreover, the dive shop is certified PADI and SSI.

Concerning the accomodation, little to say : the bungalows are nice, neat, big enough, with a small terrace to chill out at night. However, try to avoid the bungalows in the back : they’re close to the electric generator which might be a bit noisy. The location of Big Bubble  is just perfect : close to the bars and restaurants of the island (which is small, that’s true). You will also appreciate the fact that breakfast is served any time.

One more important thing, especially for those who feel concerned with the planet : Big Bubble preserves the shores of the Gilis with specific actions.