A few weeks ago we spent the morning at an island off Kawe called Pulau Balabalak. It had a nice long beach which was very appealing to us because we miss walking. And, of course, it looked beautiful.
Unfortunately looks can be very deceiving and this beach was certainly that. The shore was lined with trash, there was almost zero shade, there were countless sand flies and mosquitoes and ants and when you went into the sea to escape all the biting things you were stung by jelly fish! Yuk! I don't know if it was just the time of year, but we were pretty happy to call it a day and leave this particular slice of paradise. Still, it was nice to walk and I did get some lovely photos.