The largest of three small islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, Trawangan has long been seen as a quieter alternative to Bali. For one thing, you wonâ€™t hear any motorized traffic on Gili T, as itâ€™s commonly known; just the metronomic clip-clop of horse-drawn carts taking visitors from the central jetty out to the islandâ€™s laid-back, airy digs. The secretâ€™s out on Trawanganâ€”The Observer newspaper asked in 2010 if it was â€śthe new Ibiza,â€ť and new accommodation is springing up fast. All of which is happening for a reason; one can walk around the island in just a couple of hours; swim with turtles off the islandâ€™s southern beach; explore a good range of dive sites; and eat ocean-fresh seafood on the beach before dancing until late with a friendly Indonesian and international crowd. Join DestinAsian as we visit this Indonesian idyll to look at three homes away from home.
Gili Joglo (62-813/5678-4741; 62-812/3702-4069)
Kelapa Villas (62-812/3756-003)
Queen Villas (62-370/633 686; 62-878/6450-4800)