I'm realizing how silly it sounds to continue claiming we've found the best beach ever, but we're on beach #3 and it happened again. This time it's very aptly named White Sand Beach and it's in Padang Bay.
Normally people just breeze through here trying to get to Gili islands, but unlike all those other weirdos we stopped and enjoyed this relatively quiet town. Their beach is walking distance from our hostel and we're having trouble getting motivated to see anything else around here :p
The locals are completely absent during the day except for the ones working at the restaurants (which are delicious and cheap!). But around 4pm they start showing up, and it's fun to splash around and ride the waves with them, especially the kids!