Jul 29 2011
UPDATE: This place has now closed. It’s been taken over by Sandy Bay Beach Club and been converted into a Glo spa.
We’ve done cheap and we’ve done pricey on Nusa Lembongan; but often you do want something a bit better than average that won’t have you whipping out plastic. Seaweed Lounge, next to the Beach Club (the former Scallywags) is a new kid on the block, and though this shows a little for now, this unassuming but pretty little spot has potential.
For starters, they offer a pickup and drop-off service, which is crucial if you’re going to lure in the crowds to their relatively out of the way spot. While you can easily cycle or ride the journey up to the Warung Bambu area for a sunset view of Agung, it takes considerably more effort to get to Sandy Bay.
While we came just at sunset for dinner, the sandy-floored restaurant boasting a boat for a bar in its centre under an alang alang roof is a pleasant location to while away a day, with a few deckchairs at the front an invitation to hang about between the pandan trees. Think whitewashed woods, kerosene lanterns, and no-fuss lime-y cocktails.
For a light supper, we had the nachos, which were a little thin on the sauce — which was actually just a sprinkle of minced meat (I guess that put the shabby in the chic?). But they did come with salsa, sour cream and guacamole, and went well with drinks. The fresh edamame were a hit with the kids, while the quesadillas were pretty substantial. The waitstaff still seemed yet to find their groove when it came to taking orders with confidence, but we hope they get there as this has the makings of a nice little getaway from the rest of Nusa Lembongan.
Do come for the beautiful sunset; a wedding party were having their photos taken in the surf when we arrived, so this is definitely an in-the-know location for those wanting a special backdrop to an evening.
Expect to pay around 200,000 rupiah for two for an evening meal at Seaweed Lounge, including a drink or two, and give them a little notice so they can tell you when they’re ready to drop you back to your hotel.
Next to the Beach Club, Sandy Bay, Nusa Lembongan
T: (0828) 9700 6027
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