Photo: No shortage of coconuts.

Yellow Bridge Homestay

All you need plus coconuts

Ceningan Kauh (near the yellow bridge), Nusa Ceningan T: (0812) 3674 3748 (0818) 0545 7261

Yellow Bridge Homestay

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The first place you’ll spot as you cross the yellow bridge to Nusa Ceningan from Nusa Lembongan is cute and friendly Yellow Bridge Homestay.

They’ve taken the yellow theme and run with it here: In a bamboo-enclosed compound a handful of neat and clean yellow-painted brick duplex bungalows face a row of yellow coconut trees (the nuts are yellow, not the trees). We’re glad they didn’t go completely overboard with the colour scheme, as yellow water in the small swimming may have looked… well, we’re glad it’s blue.

The pool is rather small.

The pool is rather small. Photo: Sally Arnold

Sliding glass doors open to the modest tiled air-con rooms furnished with a comfy mosquito-netted bed and a side table—that’s it. It may be basic, but the little things are all here: bedside lighting, switches and power sockets where you need them, a box of tissues by the bed and beach towels as well as bath towels (usually unheard of in a simple homestay). It feels warm and homely, definitely not austere.

We can’t comment on the bed linen, as the beds were unmade when we popped in, but at least you we can say they change the sheets. The compact but spotlessly clean tiled ensuite bathroom is semi-open to the elements and follows the same no-frills aesthetic to the point that it doesn’t have a door, but a curtain instead. Showers are hot.

It is a compact block.

It is a compact block. Photo: Sally Arnold

A small private terrace is decked out with a couple of comfy rattan armchairs and a table to enjoy the sparse garden or maybe sip on a fresh coconut—they come free with the room, so said the friendly staff, although we’re not sure if you have to pick your own. Perhaps take up a sun bed by the pool (you may have to wait your turn) or just cool off in the tiny (blue, remember) pool.

Cold drinks including beer are on sale and a light included breakfast is served in an open-air pavilion by the pool. Staff are very friendly and can help with scooter hire, or simply drop you somewhere close by if needed.

We think this is a terrific little place, handy to pop over to Lembongan and not too far from the beach bars at Ceningan. It may get a little traffic noise from bikes back and forwards over the bridge, and you may want to pack some mozzie coils as well. If they are full, try up the road at W Guesthouse, where you won’t get a pool, but you will score a great view.

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Walk-in rates at Yellow Bridge Homestay

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
250,000 rupiah
350,000 rupiah
Room: Standard double room, low season: 250,000 rupiah, high season 350,000 rupiah. Notes:

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Where is Yellow Bridge Homestay

Yellow Bridge Homestay
Ceningan Kauh (near the yellow bridge), Nusa Ceningan
T: (0812) 3674 3748 (0818) 0545 7261
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º27'4.74" E, 8º41'42.18" S
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

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