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Le Pirate Beach Club

Small—very small

Jalan Raya Ceningan Kauh, Nusa Ceningan T: (0361) 733 493  [email protected]

Le Pirate Beach Club

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Stylish, small and by the sea: Le Pirate Beach Club is a cute little offering on Nusa Ceningan that makes a lovely place to relax for a few days if space isn’t high on your list of priorities.

This resort shows that you don’t have to be big and flashy to be comfortable, with tiny, quite well designed bungalows. Their size encourages you to hang out on their (also little) verandas boasting cleverly placed hammocks and cushions, or by the (also little) pool overlooking the straight between Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan.

Cute but very small.

Cute but very small. Photo: Sally Arnold

The 10 standards—which they honestly call “beach boxes”—are air-con cooled and also have a small wall-mounted fan to move the air about the all-white bungalows, which come with a comfortable double bed with white sheets, a basket sitting on a shelf in the corner, two bedside tables and a spot to hang a few items of clothing. Inspirational quotes hanging over the bed include a few trying to convince you that small is always better.

While this may be true in the boxes, we think Le Pirate pushes this idea to its limit with the two four-bunk rooms. Suited to kids, these really are so tiny as to be quite impractical as there’s nowhere to put your bags other than the bed; the bunks plus entrance door and door to the bathroom take up all of the wall room. If you do grab this room, you’ll want your kids to be old enough to comfortable leave alone at night as they don’t connect to any other bungalows. We’d probably suggest just taking two boxes rather than the bunks.

Best with close friends.

Best with close friends. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Cold water bathrooms are open-air and spacious compared to the rooms themselves; in ours we found the water sometimes backed up in the shower. Rooms are only cleaned by request; we think for the prices charged, daily service should be standard.

The on-site restaurant offers breakfast (included) and decent lunches and dinners, with buffet options for all meals. WiFi is provided and works. We found meals a little variable and a touch on the pricier side. One night our tuna steak was superb, the next it was obviously frozen. If you’re after something more local, and cheaper, there’s a great warung well placed for sunset a 10-minute walk away.

If you’ve got kids in tow, make sure they do not play over the edge of the horizon pool, which has a roughly four-metre sheer drop to rocks. The pool is open to the public (with a maximum of six outside guests in the pool at busy times), with visitors required to spend a minimum consumption fee. Though there are only limited bean bags and lounges, we never found the pool too crowded for our tastes, but it would only take one loud person to ruin it for everyone—so fingers crossed.

Yes, maybe.

Yes, maybe. Photo: Stuart McDonald

All in all we’d say Le Pirate is more suited to couples travelling by themselves who like to keep things simple and stylish. Bring a book, your swimmers, perhaps hire a boat to go snorkelling over on Lembongan, explore Nusa Ceningan by motorbike—or even head over to Nusa Penida for some real adventuring—and do head down for a swim in the ocean at high tide—it is deliciously icy compared to the pool. Note that Le Pirate have a two-night minimum stay.

If you’re after more space or you do have kids in tow and you like the sound of Ceningan, perhaps give Jenny’s Place a whirl.

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Walk-in rates at Le Pirate Beach Club

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
800,000 rupiah
800,000 rupiah
900,000 rupiah for a quad bunk
Room: Standard double room, low season: 800,000 rupiah, high season 800,000 rupiah. Notes: 900,000 rupiah for a quad bunk

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Where is Le Pirate Beach Club

Le Pirate Beach Club
Jalan Raya Ceningan Kauh, Nusa Ceningan
T: (0361) 733 493 
[email protected]
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º26'48.51" E, 8º41'55.22" S
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

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