I’ve been eyeing this cute turquoise cabin for quite some time now, and I finally got a chance to stay in one of them on my recent visit to Nusa Ceningan Bali. Nusa Ceningan is a tiny island at southeast Bali, part of Nusa Islands which contain three island (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Penida).
The Gili Islands consists of three small islands just off the coast of Lombok in Indonesia. Their popularity has continued to increase due in part to the hundreds of images on social media of overwater swings at sunset. But there is more to explore in the Gili’s, on land and in the ocean.
THE SWEET ESCAPE
In May 2017, I took a trip to Labuanbajo with my girlfriend. We wanted to escape the usual craziness of Jakarta and instead of doing our usual Bali trips, we decided to do a trip to the Komodo islands. The last time I’ve been here, I went to take my advance course in diving sometime in 2013
Hi guys! Maybe you have already seen that I spent a week on a beautiful Island called Flores. Its a one hour flight away from Bali, the flight itself is stunning because you fly over all these tiny islands surrounded by turquoise water. Our flight stopped in Labuan Bajo, which is the biggest „town“ and harbor in Flores and the place you start all your boat trips from.
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.
Gili Trawangan is a small island off the coast of Bali, part of the Gili Islands, along with Gili Meno and Gili Air. It’s about a 2 hour boat ride (on a fast boat) from Bali and famous for snorkelling. Of the three Gilis, it’s got the biggest party scene, but if you’re looking for some down time, that’s easily avoidable. And if you’re looking for a bit of a party, with the option to chill, this island is perfect.
Two weekends ago, I stayed at Le Pirate Beach Club for the second time. When I was traveling around Bali last September, me and my friend spent some nights at Le Pirate on Nusa Ceningan. Because we liked it so much, I needed to see the one at Gili T too.
Palmtrees, coconuts, tanned skin, turtles, bicycle rides & magic sunsets ♡ YES, we are in love with Gili islandlife! We’ve been sharing our Travel Diary on Instagram the last week and had many asking for travel recommendations, so we decided to curate our best tips into this mini travel guide to Gili Trawangan.
Ben je op zoek naar een leuk hotel op Gili Trawangan? Dan hebben wij een goede tip voor je! Le Pirate is namelijk the place to be op het prachtige Gili Trawangan. Ze hebben er ontzettend schattige bungalows, lekker eten, een zwembad en soms zelfs een openluchtbioscoop! De bungalows hebben een heerlijke buitendouche en ook een hangmat zal natuurlijk niet ontbreken. Het ligt aan de minder drukke kant van Gili Trawangan waardoor het lekker rustig is op het strand. Wil je even naar het centrum dan kan je een mooi roze fietsje pakken en ben je er zo.
They started crowing shortly after the sea waves had helped us fall asleep. They were still crowing at 2 and 4 am and at 5.30 I’ve had enough. It was still slightly dark outside, I sneaked out from our beach hut and sat on the small terrace in front of it, facing the pool and the blue lagoon. Wooden boats rocked softly on the waves.
Nusa Ceningan adalah sebuah pulau kecil di bagian timur Bali yang belum tersentuh banyak oleh keramaian. Who knows, ternyata disana terletak sebuah private beach club yang super chic dan nyaman! Saat menginjakkan kaki di pulau kecil dengan penghuni asli Bali yang sangat tradisional ini (sebagian besar dari penduduk asli sana masih berbahasa dialek tradisional Bali), saya tidak menyangka kalau ternyata Le Pirate Beach Club dapat membuat saya jatuh cinta pada keindahan pulau tersebut.
If you happen to be in Nusa Lembongan or Ceningan, don’t forget to visit Le Pirate Beach Club at Nusa Ceningan. Besides their cute Beach Box and breath taking view of seaweed farm, they also have a nice place to eat. The beach club offers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Mijn favoriete bestemming van mijn backpacktrip was Gili Trawagan. Het is ongeveer 2,5 uur met de boot vanaf Padang Bai in Bali. Het is een klein feesteiland met allemaal gezellige restaurants, barretjes en veel live muziek. Gabrielle en ik hebben een nachtje bij Le Pirate Beachclub geslapen en wow.
Le Pirate is set in a prime position on a low cliff with direct beach access, offering a pool, cocktail bar and restaurant, and is a prime spot for spectacular sunrises and incredible sunsets over Bali’s volcanoes. Its Nusa Ceningan location beats to a slower rhythm than the rest of Bali
For our trip to Gili Trawangan, Indonesia, it was a no-brainer that we wanted to stay at Le Pirate Beach Club. From the moment I stumbled upon their Instagram account, and saw that it was one of the prettiest/well-designed hotels I’ve seen so far, I knew that I was going to stay there one day. Lucky for us, a trip to the Gili Islands came into the picture much sooner than I had anticipated.
What added to its allure are the picture-perfect turquoise and white beach boxes they provide. The resort boasts only 10 of them in total so it feels very private. You won’t feel like you’re staying at an every-day overcrowded resort. Even with other guests around, it’ll feel like you have the place to yourself.
That’s what Le Pirate Beach Club say they provide, and that’s exactly how my experience felt. After spending a few nights at their Nusa Ceningan location we were delighted to join them again for our stay at their new location, Gili Trawangan – the largest of the Gili Islands.
Overlooking the sweeping turquoise lagoon, Le Pirate is a picture-perfect eco hideaway. With only ten rooms it is an intimate place, two bunkrooms make it great for budget travellers or families traveling with children.