Photo: Great beachfront views.

Jelenga Lodge

Cute, well decorated rooms

Centre of the beach T: (0812) 3744 7637

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Jelenga Lodge

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There’s a French hand involved in absolute beachfront Jelenga Lodge, though they were away in Bali when we passed through, and it shows. Rooms come in two main flavours: freestanding compact concrete chalets and larger and better decorated rooms in a longhouse set-up. There’s also an imposing larger wooden bungalow set between the two and while it looked to be still being finished off (or renovated), the friendly man who showed us around explained it would be ideal for families.

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The longhouse rooms.

The longhouse rooms.

The rooms in the longhouse are the more expensive and we’d say worth the extra money. Distressed wood furniture, real linen on the beds (and mosquito nets) and clean, well-maintained bathrooms distinguish them from the freestanding chalets — the one of which we were shown was decidedly average, with the shower being a hose running from the shower head to the floor. Rooms are set back at the rear of the resort from the beach.

For when yoga (or lazing) calls.

For when yoga (or lazing) calls.

The centrepiece of the resort, overshadowed by a towering tree, is a raised central wooden and bamboo platform — it was devoid of activity when we visited (there were no guests) but in season we’d imagine it would be popular for yoga or just hanging out with a book gazing out to sea.

Gaze out to sea from the restaurant.

Gaze out to sea from the restaurant.

It is the gazing out to sea that is a real strong point here (when compared to Wood Garden) as while we preferred the stylish wooden bungalows at the latter, the sea view here, especially in the late afternoon with a cold drink as the sun sinks into the sea, is lovely. The intimate restaurant is set to the fore of the resort, with some tables tastefully furnished from wooden shutters. Staff are friendly and chatty in a casual beachy kind of a way.


Walk-in rates at Jelenga Lodge

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
200,000 rupiah
250,000 rupiah
Older chalets
Superior double room
300,000 rupiah
350,000 rupiah
Newer rooms in longhouse
Room: Standard double room, low season: 200,000 rupiah, high season 250,000 rupiah. Notes: Older chalets
Room: Superior double room, low season: 300,000 rupiah, high season 350,000 rupiah. Notes: Newer rooms in longhouse

Where is Jelenga Lodge

Jelenga Lodge
Centre of the beach
T: (0812) 3744 7637
Coordinates (for GPS): 116º45'53.68" E, 8º51'32.19" S
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

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