As two people who have built our professional careers from digital and social media, it’s not really a surprise that my boyfriend Robert and I discovered an incredible resort in Bali via Instagram. With 36,000 followers and counting, Le Pirate Beach Club gives followers some serious vacation envy with shots of its charming, colorful beach huts, infinity pools, and trendy beachfront lounges in Nusa Ceningan, Gili Trawangan, and Flores.
We stayed at the Nusa Ceningan location for a few days, which was by far and large the most place either of us has ever visited. We took a boat from Bali to Nusa Lembongan, an island off Bali, and then could only access Nusa Ceningan via a truck and then a scooter across a perilous Indiana Jones-style bridge.
We had a few days of uninterrupted time lounging by the pool, reading books, and exploring the unpaved roads via motorbike. If you ever find yourself in this part of the world, Le Pirate is by far the trendiest and photogenic accommodations in the area.
We ate all of our meals at the resort since there were very limited options nearby. Le Pirate offered a limited brunch menu with basic options that highlighted local fruits.
Not to get too TMI, but I was recovering from a bout of “Bali Belly” so we kept our brunch order pretty light as to not upset my stomach. We started off with a fresh fruit bowl containing a mix of bright, flavorful fruits like pineapple, papaya, and watermelon. It was a refreshing way to start the meal and still feel bikini ready.
Like an basic Bitch, when there’s avocado toast on the menu, it must be ordered. The bread was nice and crispy and we enjoyed the sprinkling of cheese on the top, but I thought the dish could have benefitted from some acidity or spice. We also had a side of scrambled eggs, which were simple, but tasty.
Toast with fresh jam was also provided to calm my tummy. Another simple dish (I mean it’s just toast), but no complaints here.
We were intrigued when we saw a pineapple pancake on the menu and equally intrigued once we saw what was brought to our table. This was more like a doughy crepe rather than a traditional American pancake served with simple syrup rather than maple syrup. It was a very sweet dish, but we enjoyed getting a taste of the local breakfast fare. Plus, more of the fresh pineapples was a welcomed treat!
The menu at Le Pirate wasn’t anything to write home about, but we came for the ambiance rather than the food. The chefs were working with very limited ingredients and a small kitchen in this super-remote location so we enjoyed the simplicity of our meals during our stay at the resort.
As Le Pirate says, “Always be yourself, unless you can be a pirate. Then always be a pirate.”
The Bitches say: B. Ordinary, simple food at the most extraordinary of locations.
Le Pirate Beach Club
Jl. Nusa Ceningan, Jembrana, Bali, Indonesia
+62 361 487240