Meet James & Bubbles, Pesona Beach Resort & Spa, Gili Trawangan, Lombok
MEET THE CATS: JAMES AND BUBBLES
If you’re looking for a great tropical destination for cat spotting, the Gili Islands are a group of three small islands located off the north-western shore of Lombok and are easily accessible from Bali. Like Santorini, the cat situation in Indonesia is a bit of a disaster, but thanks to some rescue groups and kind-hearted hotels things are starting to change. On the island of Gili Trawangan, you’ll find a handful of compassionate hotels taking in resident cats, (yaaassss!). Pesona Beach Resort & Spa is home to lucky James and Bubbles.
James (tabby, above) is an excitable teenager who was adopted by a dive teacher but preferred hotel life and escaped and returned to the hotel! He spends time hanging by the spa, watching the comings and goings. James is often found in many social media posts, a way for management to tell what he has really been up to! His sister from another mother, ginger and white Bubbles (calico), is around five years old, and prefers to sleep all day, breaking for the occasional photo shoot for guests. “She’s not really into cuddles but loves a belly rub, until she gets over it and kicks you”, says Jen, manager.
SLEEPING QUARTERS AND FACILITIES
Pesona Beach Resort & Spa is located in the centre of the action on Gili Trawangan, and caters to all types of guests. The 25 different rooms range from deluxe poolside rooms to family rooms, some offering views of Rinjani and Lombok. The property features a swimming pool, bar, spa and in-house dive centre. The island offers some of the best turtle spotting in the world! If you want to contribute to the welfare of cats on this tiny island paradise, check out Cats Of Gili and see what supplies they need before you travel.
HOW TO MEET JAMES AND BUBBLES
Pesona Beach Resort & Spa is located at the central eastern side of Gili Trawangan. Jalan Trawangan, Gili Trawangan, Lombok Indonesia. +62 370 619 7106 +62 813 3808 8963
Rooms start at around $75 AUD per night. Book direct for the best rates here. Gili Trawangan is located a 45 minute boat ride from Bali. Pair your trip to Indonesia with a visit to:
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