Banta Island is a spectacular cliché of deserted white sand beaches, kaleidoscope reef fish, fringing coral and turquoise sea-blue water.
It was on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia, where Jamie decided to document the “bagan” fishing process properly; it was his most challenging photography project to date. There was a lot of careful balancing on slippery poles in the dark…
With the growing heat of the dry period settling in, we set off to explore the volcanic Sunda Islands. And once again, we came across the best and the worst of sailing in this extraordinary part of the world.
Can you think of anything better than doing a little light boat work followed by weighing anchor and unfurling the sails?
There are a few restaurants, hotels and homestays on Gili Asahan and its surrounding beaches, but most family-run businesses don’t appear on the usual travel websites. These hidden gems are frequented more by Indonesians in the know than foreign tourists.
From double outrigger sailboats for fishing, to artisanal gold mining, traditional Sasak weddings and ancient rural villages, there’s more to Lombok than waterfalls and beach resorts