3 New Design-Driven Hotels in Indonesia We've Got Our Eye On
After the 20-minute sail across southeast Lombok's Awang Bay, stepping onto the honey-hued sands of Innit feels like arriving at a private island retreat. It's easy to be fooled into thinking you're all alone here: Mammoth boulders and steep cliffs border the shore on one side, and a string of undeveloped coves stretches out from the other. Wedged in between, Innit's seven beach houses are the only signs of life. Designed by celebrated Indonesian architects Gregorius Yolodi and Andra Matin, who took cues from Lombok's stilted lumbung barns, they all feature two terrazzo-floor bedrooms surrounded by glass walls and vertical slats made from local timber. Down at the breezy restaurant, Indonesian classics such as deconstructed gado gado with tempeh cubes and cabbage roll-ups are served with endearing fine-dining pizzazz. Innit can also organize paddleboard tours, surf lessons, and spear-fishing expeditions, followed by a bonfire on the beach, where the catch is grilled.