The DNA: In the center of the island’s southern coast, is Somewhere Lombok. The first project by sisters Claire and Valia Gontard (Chinese/French with Indonesian roots), the property boasts 20 independent villas featuring private plunge pools and spectacular views with softly hued interiors. The buildings have all been designed to lead eyes outwards, with floor-to-ceiling windows and minimalistic interior design. Natural materials like wood, local stone, and concrete abound, and all of the furniture and lighting have been custom-made in neutral tones by Indonesian suppliers and manufacturers. The barefoot luxury vibes are rounded off by an infinity pool overlooking the bay of Are Guling, an in-house restaurant serving Indonesia fusion, and a serene spa.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 20 villas (51m2) (550 sq ft) • hotel opened: January 2023 • architecture: SWD • bathroom amenities: Sensatia Botanicals ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk