Le Pirate Beach Club is made up of three different destinations across Indonesia: Nusa Ceningan, Gili Trawangan, and Flores. Known for their iconic design and “simple barefoot luxury in pristine island environment,” Le Pirate Nusa Ceningan quickly became our number one choice for a hassle-free weekend getaway from the main island of Bali.
The Nusa Islands – Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Penida – are lesser known to other islands surrounding Bali such as the Gilis, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be on your travel list! For those craving an adventure away from typical party-vacationers of Gili, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan would be the perfect choice. Tucked between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan lies the small quiet island of Nusa Ceningan. A paradise just waiting to be discovered.
Getting to Nusa Ceningan isn’t as difficult as many would imagine. You can book with the fast cruise boat operating between the southeast coast of Bali in Sanur Beach and Nusa Lembongan, or directly with Le Pirate who will take care of you from the door of your hotel to their property, and straight to where you need to be next.
In just a half an hour boat ride from Sanur Beach, we found ourselves docking up to clear blue waters and powdery white sand of Nusa Lembongan. It almost feels like we’ve just arrived in the Maldives! From there, we were transferred to the beach separating Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, and hopped on a small boat taking us over to the Ceningan side in under two minutes. Another 10-15 minutes and we’ve arrived at Le Pirate Beach Club.
TAC TIP: Pack light (preferably a backpack) and wear your flip flops! The fast cruise boat requires you to walk right on the beach and into knee deep water to board.
THE BEACH BOX
The Le Pirate Beach Box is cozy and comfortable, simple and stylish all at the same time. Its clean and white walls lined with cheeky turquoise details has become every Instagrammer’s dream! A quick photo session in and we were ready to enjoy the natural pleasures of life that Le Pirate is all about, like reading a book on the front porch, sunbathing by the pool or playing with the resident puppy, Molly.
You can opt for an intimate and cozy Beach Box that sleeps 1-2 people, or a Bunk Bed for 1-4 people. Both options consist the of basic modern amenities you’ll need – cotton linen double bed, air conditioning, wall fan, power plugs, wifi and an outdoor bathroom. It’s as simple as it’s going to get, so expect an outdoor shower with no hot water and a simple push button with low water pressure. The trade off? Waking up to the surround sound of nature and opening your doors to the swaying of palm trees and the sound of gentle waves. Getting back to basics has never been so stylish!
FOOD & DRINKS
Le Pirate’s restaurant offers a range of Indonesian and Western comfort food so you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can go for a classic Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice), or perhaps embrace the island life with fresh Peruvian ceviche! The cocktail menu also captures the beachy paradise vibes with summery drinks such as Mojito, Watermelon Crush, Mango Martini, and Sailor Espresso.
Daily breakfast complimentary to the stay consists of healthy and hearty choices from Eggs & Bacon to Banana Pancakes, to Dragon Bowl. If you can’t make up your mind there’s also a breakfast buffet option available with freshly cut fruits, homemade yogurt, french country bread, and a selection of locally sourced jam and honey. Top it off with a cup of coffee and tea and you’ll be energized in no time to seize the day.
THE BEACH CLUB
When the music is right, the sun is out and the beer is cold, you know it’s going to be a good day. The Le Pirate Beach Club achieves the perfect vibes with an infinity pool overlooking calm blue waters, and a hut bar for drinks and music. Relax in the pool chairs, go for a dip and just let the time pass here. Trust us, you’ll never want the day to end at Le Pirate Beach Club. But when it does come to that hour, we urge you to stick around for a sunset session at Le Pirate’s front row seats with your loved ones. The perfect way to end the day.
WHAT TO DO IN NUSA LEMBONGAN & NUSA CENINGAN
Expect lots of options for outdoor and water activities in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan because it is all about living the island life! From snorkeling with Manta rays to cliff diving at the Blue Lagoon – the selection for adventurous souls are endless. Just ask the Le Pirate Captain for some recommendations and they’ll be happy to plan a day out for you. Looking for some R&R time instead? Head to the Le Pirate Lounge for cozy corners made for pirates who want to sit back and feel the ocean breeze, or take a well deserved nap.
Le Pirate gave us one of our most memorable getaways with its cute and casual vibes perfect for adventurers seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of Seminyak. We left our worries and shoes behind for a barefoot pirate experience on this paradise, and had the time of our lives. The Le Pirate staff were always eager to assist with a big smile, and the environment was stunning everywhere you lay your eyes. Except for your Beach Box, the rest of the property is outdoors so be prepared to embrace nature and all its glory! Thank you Le Pirate for this unique experience, we’ll be back again soon.