Kuta, Lombok is famous for the incredibly beautiful beach. When the tide is low the bay turn into shallow water pool and the color of the water turns into turquoise. You can see the photo of the beach at the many internet cafes in Indonesia. Look for the wall paper on the computer screen. S coast of Lombok is also famous for the high waves. Also Kuta is a good base for the surfers.
How to get here by public transport from Mataram.
Take a bemo from the bus terminal to Praya 2000Rp/p
From Praya, take 2 bemos to Kuta, 1500Rp each.
This transport arrives at the intersection where you can see a Cafe on the right. If you turn right from here, you can find a few hotels including Matahari Hotel and continuing to another beautiful half moon crescent bay, 6km from Kuta. If you go straight you can reach W side of Kuta beach where you can find many GHs and restaurants. If you turn left, the road contines behind Kuta beach where also many GHs and some other tourist facilities.
Your transport to Kuta probably takes you the hotel you want to stay. So tell the name to the driver.
There are no dogs on Gili Trawangan
Just a lot of the purry bob tailed cats
hanging around for the left over scraps
of your seafood dinner.