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Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Gili Trawangan
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“Paradise..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

compare to the rest of the Island, this hotel is calm,design very pure, using only natural material, and the experience is simply magical & romantic.. I often think about this place, and how great i felt when i was there.. If you are staying on this tiny island, and looking for a genuine experience just go there, you will not regret it!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Didik H, General Manager at Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear IetiAmstedam,

Thank you very much for your great and fantastic review. We are so glad that you had a magical and romantic experience in Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort.

We wish to welcome you back on Gili Trawangan ...!!

Again, thank you for enjoyed our natural and eco concept.

Kind regards,
Desa Dunia Beda Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

We have just returned from an incredible, relaxing week at the Desa Dunia Beda - what an amazing experience 10/10!

The resort is situated in the tranquil north coast with the most beautiful beach and is the perfect choice if you want to be a little away from the busy east coast. Yet you are not too far from the action either. We walked into town every day / evening and at a leisurely stroll you can reach the top of the strip in 10-15mins.

From the moment you arrive the staff are fantastic and always so friendly! Rooms are truly beautiful. We stayed in room 10 beach front joglo villa and it was perfect! We were a little apprehensive about having no air con, but in fact there was no need as the rooms are cool and very well ventilated.

Snorkelling equipment is free for guests and if you head out in the morning before breakfast you can see lots of fish and turtles!

Thank you to everyone at Desa Dunia Beda for a wonderful holiday - we hope that one day we will return!!!

James & Helen

  • Stayed May 2013
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Didik H, General Manager at Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Jameshelenfox (James & Helen),

Warmest greetings from all staff of Desa Dunia Beda .........!


Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you had an amazing experience to stay with us in a natural and peaceful environment on the quiet side of the island of GILI TRAWANGAN.

It's a perfect place to relax and get away from the crowded and a great spot for snorkeling in Gili Trawangan.

We wish to welcome you back on Gili Trawangan...... to see the beautiful fish and TURTLES.


Have a wonderful seasons ....

Kind regards,
Desa Dunia Beda Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

We loved staying at Desa Dunia Beda so much that we extended an extra day...three days total. This is the perfect place for a romantic get-away or just to rest in a quiet environment. If you want the nightclub scene, take a horse drawn cart to the nightlife at the port. (Cost for the ride is about $7.50 US.) You can also walk about 20 minutes. We went to the port on two nights and enjoyed walking, eating and visiting places up and down the strip. When it was time to go back to the hotel, we left tall the noise on the strip and settled in to the hotel. We took night strolls on the beach in front of our bungalow (full moon was perfect). We sat at the tables on the beach for a nightcap and reflected on the day. There was nothing that the staff wasn't prepared to provide. Service was a main theme and the staff knew how to provide individual attention. With the island having no fresh water source, the showers were salt water with a fresh water rinse. Never did that before but it was quite refreshing. The hotel actually hauls in fresh water for guest bathrooms. We'll be back to this resort as it provides the perfect place to relax, sun, read and a launching point to explore the two other Gili Islands during the day. One of the highlights of our stay was hiring a boat for a day of snorkeling. We snorkeled in three separate spots feeding tropical fish of all sizes and colors. Amazing! My wife got to swim with turtles and actually got to touch one! This resort is a fantastic location...like a 2nd honeymoon.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Didik H, General Manager at Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear ironsiron,

Warmest greetings from all staff of Desa Dunia Beda ...!

What a great pleasure to read your lovely review. We are so glad that you loved our place.

We are located on the quiet and peaceful side of the island. It's a perfect place to relax and get away from the crowded. We are providing both salt water and fresh water to preserve authenticity of the island.

We wish to welcome you back on Gili Trawangan to swim with the turtles and witness the fullmoon again.

Thank you very much for enjoyed our natural and eco concept .....!!

See you on your 3rd honeymoon ..(SMILE >>>>.....)

Kind regards,
Desa Dunia Beda Team
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Desa Dunia Beda was just how we had hoped it would be and more. On the QUIETER side of a rather busy Gili Trawangan we were dropped off after a rather " white knuckle ride experience " by horse and cart from the marina! Right on the beach with beautiful ocean views from almost every angle we spent our days snorkelling off the beach in crystal clear water with turtles, parrot fish and all other kinds of aquatic life. This really was such a treat and something we did about 4 times a day! The swimming pools a real selling point to Desa Dunia, with a beautiful back drop and surrounded by rather luxurious sun beds the water itself is salt water. Rather warm due to having sunlight on it all day and not quite as refreshing as the sea, it's a great size to do lengths and we pretty much had it to ourselves most of the time.

It's a relaxed atmosphere on Trawangan in general which makes for a calming, relaxed environment. The staff are attentive, happy and very quick to help, the resort is very well kept, clean and tidy and probably the most beautiful looking place we saw on the island. .

The staff sorted out a private snorkel day for us on a private boat with one of their brothers. It was a truly wonderful day, hopping over to the different islands and jumping in to the clear blue waters. The ocean is like an aquarium with so much to see. We stopped off on Gili Air for a delicious lunch and a great opportunity to explore somewhere new.

The food at Desa Dunia was good, however we did prefer the choice on offer at Karma Kayak- plus it was somewhere different to see. The breakfasts at Desa Dunia are however, DELICIOUS! I recommend the pineapple pancakes and watermelon juice!

The accommodation was lovely- a traditional Indonesian hut with a huge bed surrounded by a mosquito net. We did not get a hut with air con - our stupidity really- however we had 2 incredibly strong standing fans which were brilliant and helped us through the hot sticky nights.

The outside bathroom was a novelty and quite enjoyable. The shower is salt water but you do have a large barrel full of fresh water which you can dowse yourself in. It is hard to ever feel 100% clean but to be honest, this's all part of the fun of being on an island, something you really have to embrace!

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Desa Dunia and would really recommend it to those who love snorkelling and being away from all the crowds!

I have written a blog of our time at Desa Dunia and on Trawangan with lots of pictures: http://emiloudesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/chasing-turtles-and-gili-island-life.html

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Didik H, General Manager at Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Emma C,

Thank you very much for your great review.

Your blog at http://emiloudesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/chasing-turtles-and-gili-island-life.html was fantastic.

We are so happy that you enjoyed your times at Desa Dunia Beda. We are located on the quiet and peaceful side of the island. It's a perfect place to relax and get away from the crowded. We are providing both salt water and fresh water to preserve authenticity of the island. The Himalayan black stones completing our great size swimming pool.

We loved to serve you our delicious pineapple pancake and watermelon juice for your breakfast.

We wish to welcome you back on Gili Trawangan to snorkel with the turtles (SMILE......).

Thank you very much !!

Kind regards,
Desa Dunia Beda Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We left DDB today much to the regret of my 5 yr old daughter who wanted to stay with the 'guys' (the brilliant staff) who were so kind to us. The villas are rustic ish but really nice and comfortable. Yes salt water showers do get a tad annoying but there is a fresh water shower by the pool and urn thing in he bathroom.
We snorkelled every day and found turtles without fail just beyond the reef. It's a great spot for snorkelling. An unforgettable experience for our daughter. I was a bit wary about gili T being too much of a party island buti ts absolutely fine up by DDB and even in the central strip it wasn't bad.
All in all absolutely loved DDB, particularly everyone that worked there, and loved Gili T (and the turtles).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Didik H, General Manager at Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear bradburyburrows,

Warmest greetings from all DDB staff .......!!

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you loved our place and had a memorable experience to stay in a natural and peaceful environment on the quiet side of the island of GILI TRAWANGAN. It's a perfect place to stay , relax and a great spot for snorkeling.

We have shared your review with our staff ....we all missed you and sad to see you leave us.
We wish to welcome you back on Gili Trawangan...... to see the beautiful TURTLES.
Special greetings to your daughter from Alex (the brilliant staff).

Have a wonderful seasons ....

Kind regards,
Desa Dunia Beda Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed at Desa Dunia for 5 nights and loved it. The staff are all friendly and helpful, and the resort is very well kept. We loved waking up to the sound of birds in the morning and eating breakfast looking out over the ocean. We spent the days lounging by the ocean and swimming pool, snorkeling and eating. The resort is definetly in the quieter end of Trawangan, about a 35 minute walk to the town winery the other restaurants and bars are. Horse and cart is also an option to get to the town. One thing to note is that the beach beside the resort has quite a lot of coral, so shoes might be a good idea for swimming, however the coral means that there is amazing snorkeling just off your beach lounger. If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay, this is the place to be! We will definetly be recommending Desa Dunia to others and will be back.

Room Tip: A room with air conditioning would be more comfortable, it was really hot while we were there
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Didik H, General Manager at Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear HKchic,

Thank you for your great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Yes .., Desa Dunia Beda is located on the quiet and peaceful side of the island. We are offering a perfect place to relax and get away from the crowded and the great spot for snorkeling in Gili Trawangan.

We wish to see you again to hear the sound of birds to woke you up in the morning and the noise of the waves on your breakfast time...

Thank you very much !!

Kind regards,
Desa Dunia Beda Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Really enjoyed our 5 nights stay in this lovely hotel. We stayed in the Julio villa which was tastefully designed with Javanese wooden features. Breakfast each day was delicious and the array of beautiful sea life from the beach made snorkeling a real treat. The hotel is situated on the north coast which is nice and peaceful and a lovely get away. The staff were very accommodating, overall a great place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Didik H, General Manager at Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear EMM21London,


What a great pleasure to read your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We wish to welcome you back on Gili Trawangan.

Thank you !!

Kind regards,
Desa Dunia Beda Team
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Property: Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort
Address: West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most quiet resort on Gili Trawangan.We are on the north part of the island and we have the longest private beach (170 mtr). You will enjoy it having a romantic time on our deck facing the indian ocean.With only twelve villa on our fifteen square meter property your privacy will be respected at any time. ... more   less 
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