We did a little happy dance when we heard that Le Pirate was coming to Bali. We'd first stumbled across this bright and breezy concept on a trip to Nusa Ceningan, where the original Le Pirates was built.
With images of turquoise and white beach huts firmly in our mind, we headed to Echo Beach to see if the same idea had been carried across to Bali and we're pleased to say that it has (mostly).
Although no accommodation is offered at Le Pirate Beach Club & Bar, it still has that laidback, beachy vibe that we love so much. The restaurant and bar is located behind the temple at Echo Beach, away from the main area that can sometimes get a little crowded and noisy.
It's the perfect spot to enjoy a lazy Sunday breakfast overlooking the ocean, a post-surf lunch, or a sunset cocktail or two.
The menu offers something for everyone, and has a good selection suitable for vegetarians. Breakfast is served all-day, with the popular Dragon Bowl being a favorite healthy way to start the day.
We had to try the "One Night Stand", your choice of eggs on toast with field mushrooms, but we know that we'll be back next time for "Homesick Toast", smashed avo with feta on soughdough toast.
Someone has put in a lot of thought in naming items on the menu, and we can appreciate that. Who could resist Tempe of Boom, Tijuana Tranny, Pig on the Spliff or Shabby Sheik?
The drinks menu is also extensive, with a range of fresh fruit juices and smoothies, quality coffee, cocktails and wine. Not forgetting HAPPY HOUR (from 5pm - 6pm) where you can get three small Bintang beers for just Rp. 60,000.
Echo Beach is a popular surf spot, and there's nothing better than sitting back in a deck chair, sipping a cold beer (or fresh coconut if you're that way inclined) and watching the action right out in front of you.
Le Pirate Beach Club & Bar is well signposted from Jl. Batu Mejan, the road leading to Echo Beach. If coming from Deus side, turn left at the sign and head down towards the beach.
Don't park at the main parking area for Echo Beach where all the seafood restaurants are, instead turn left down the small lane just before the Balinese gates to the beach and drive just a few meters down to the large car park next to the temple.
|Opening hours||Monday - Sunday: 8am - 11pm|
|Website||Le Pirate Beach Club|
As mentioned, we first came across Le Pirate when we visited Nusa Ceningan, the small island next to popular Nusa Lembongan. The Beach Club has direct beach access and features include a bar, restaurant and swimming pool to cool off in.
However the best are the 10 cute little "Beach Boxes", simple huts sleeping up to two people each. Each hut has it's own private bathroom, and the hammock on the little deck is the perfect place to soak up island sunsets.
If that weren't enough, Le Pirate have spread their laidback beach brand to the Gili Islands. Having recently opened on the largest of all three islands, Le Pirate Gili Trawangan offers a range of simple yet luxurious accommodation options suitable for backpackers, singles, couples and families.