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Jenny’s Place

Sleep to a soundtrack of crashing waves

Ceningan Kauh (westernmost point of the island), Nusa Ceningan T: (0813) 3975 4364 (0812) 3627 7650 (0818) 559 084  [email protected]

Jenny’s Place

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Clinging to the cliff edge overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean, Jenny’s Place is our top pick on Nusa Ceningan. It’s a gorgeous spot, where you’ll fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves.

On offer are two styles of rooms, either in three double-storey wooden bungalows with separate rooms upstairs and down, or in the “big house”, the brick main building with a spacious open common lounge and dining space flanked by two generous guest rooms. You’ll see and hear the waves from whichever you choose.

The upstairs floors of the bungalows enjoy terrific views.

The upstairs floors of the bungalows enjoy terrific views. Photo: Sally Arnold

Two of the wooden bungalows perch on the ridge to the north of the swimming pool and are more private than the bungalow to the south, which faces the pool. In the bungalows, downstairs rooms are tiled with an ensuite bathroom behind the bedroom, and upstairs rooms have wooden floors that may be noisy for the downstairs neighbours. Bathrooms are external and down steep stairs.

All rooms, including those in the big house, are bright and feature lots of glass to admire that view from bed, curtained to block the light when needed. Tastefully decorated and air-con cooled interiors have stylish wooden furnishings, some made from colourful recycled boats. Tiled and pebbled bathrooms in the bungalows have hot showers. The more spacious deluxe rooms have cool pale-coloured tiles underfoot and high traditional-style exposed beam ceilings, and add seating, a minibar, TV and DVD player. Large ensuite bathrooms add a tub and more space here too. Rooms are graced with furnished balconies and terraces with more privacy in the bungalows. Although very comfortable, deluxe rooms as well as being a little more public in general, get a bit of noise from the communal areas.

Cool off.

Cool off. Photo: Sally Arnold

Fronting the rooms, the long stone-edged swimming pool almost falls into the ocean with plenty of shaded lounges for lazing and gazing. We love the relaxed ambience of the spacious communal lounge with beanbags and couches and a long communal table—flop down and order a drink, or get to know the other guests and share a meal. A breakfast of tea or coffee with fruit and eggs or pancakes is included in the rate and extras are available for reasonable prices—enjoy here or pull up a chair in the shaded cliffside bale as the coast comes to life in the morning and the surfers—depending on the tide—start to catch waves.

If you can’t bear to drag yourself away from the view to one of the nearby restaurants, Jenny’s offers a menu of Western and Indonesian fare for other meals too. If variety is what you crave, The Palms next door has an extensive menu and a proper pizza oven, or enjoy a meal in the treehouse at Dafish just up the road.

The common area in the main house.

The common area in the main house. Photo: Sally Arnold

We love the remote feeling at Jenny’s Place, but some folk may feel too isolated if you don’t have your own transport. Once you step out of the door, it’s a busy (and growing) little community in this corner or Nusa Ceningan. Staff at Jenny’s Place are friendly and accommodating, and that view—it’s a dealmaker for us.

If Jenny’s Place is fully booked, and the vista calls, The Palms next door is a funky-styled, busier (and pricier) alternative or The Ocean Sunset Villas two doors up is a lovely spot with wooden bungalows and a pool. Some good deals can also be found at Ceningan Island Resort too, a collection of private clifftop bungalows with common management.

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Walk-in rates at Jenny’s Place

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
650,000 rupiah
800,000 rupiah
Deluxe double room
850,000 rupiah
1,000,000 rupiah
Room: Standard double room, low season: 650,000 rupiah, high season 800,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 850,000 rupiah, high season 1,000,000 rupiah. Notes:

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Where is Jenny’s Place

Jenny’s Place
Ceningan Kauh (westernmost point of the island), Nusa Ceningan
T: (0813) 3975 4364 (0812) 3627 7650 (0818) 559 084 
[email protected]
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º26'20.76" E, 8º42'17.64" S
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

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