Lembongan Island: Part 3

I am being very slow with updating this post series. There has been so much going on in my life recently.

Alright, back to Lembongan. This is the last part of the 2-day-1-night stay in Lembongan. Basically, I loved the place. It's tranquil, the people are nice, a bit poorer than the south of Bali but it gives you the feeling that you returned to Bali 10 years ago, the forests smell so fresh and nice, and the beaches are incredibly beautiful though those in the southern parts are hardly swimmable due to the big waves.

Dream Beach
However, I did not see any single ATM in Lembongan. Pam and I brought just enough money for a backpacking style trip. But it appeared that either you could go rock bottom cheap on the island, or have a luxurious one. The cheap term refers to staying the night at the local's houses with even less than basic facilities (a very small, dusty room and a small separate Indonesian-style bathroom with Turkish toilet). Hotels came in the price around Rp 500,000 a night but are cool ones. We'd really love to stay the night at the Dream Beach hotel, but since they did not accept credit cards and we could not withdraw money, we couldn't opt that one. We could, but then we couldn't eat nice food (we would have to go to warungs and drink ice tea, which is normally fine but we wanted to pamper ourselves too). So we got ourselves a Balinese host and an incredibly small room that we would just use to sleep. The rest of our time we spent it at Scallywags or Café Pandan sipping cocktails, swimming in the ocean and the swimmingpool and enjoying the lovely scenery. Scallywags is probably the only place in the south that accepts credit card. That was why we spent much time there. Great food, great service, great scenery, free swimming pool. Bank, surprise me with the bills in the end of the month. ;)

Anyway, we had such a great time. We both needed this gateaway. Pam was going through a lot of shit on her dating issues, and my relationship was also kind of shaky (plus the other small sweats like guests and family). And Lembongan did a great job to shift us away from all the negative thoughts. It felt like heaven being in a place where nobody knew you.

I should do one of these travels again in the near future. I'm always a travelling person more than a drinking-at-the-bars one. And the fact is, as much as you want to make somebody happy, it doesn't work if you don't make yourself happy first.

And I've decided: next travel is to Munduk and other places in the north of Bali. For now enjoy the photo souvenirs I took in Lembongan.
Cafe Pandan, Dream Beach

Fishing village near the pier

Even chicken fascinates you when you are on holiday

Hello, Chicken!

Sunset at Scallywags

Sunset from Scallywags

Drinking Cosmopolitan while enjoying the sunset

An hour without any moving wind, it felt good to dip your feet in the pool

Polka dot, featured by Banana Boat.

South Lembongan


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