two bed villa
Frequently asked questions
and some helpful answers
Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We hope you create some magical memories whilst visiting Ohana's and spending time on our beautiful island.
To help you in planning your stay with us on Nusa Lembongan we thought it useful to answer some of the most common questions that our guests have and provide some important information. These questions and answers are grouped into three sections:
Section 3 - Nusa Lembongan island information
If you have a particular question that is not answered below, or if you would like more information about a particular question then please send us an email at email@example.com.
We also suggest downloading a copy of our in-room guide from the stay section on our website prior to your visit.
About Ohana's boutique resort and beach lounge
Q. Can you explain the concept of your hotel and who should stay at Ohana's boutique resort?
A. Ohana's is a boutique hotel and beach lounge. Our goal is to create an intimate and fun experience that is a little more fun, and a lot less boring, than a traditional resort concept.
Our resort is a small property that comprises of 12 x 1-bedroom apartments (some of the rooms are interconnecting as an option for families and groups) and 1 x 2-bedroom villa with private pool, as well as the beach lounge. Our offering is simple and casual, with some luxuries that make the island experience a little more enjoyable.
The island is a tropical oasis that is beautiful to explore, relax and enjoy the water, but most importantly a place to spend time together with loved ones. The experience that we have tried to create is for self-directed travellers to have an island home – as opposed to a “traditional” big resort experience.
We like to keep things a bit more informal and relaxed - so you can properly let your hair down! Nusa Lembongan is a truly magical tropical oasis. We encourage our guests to appreciate that part of the appeal of a place like Nusa Lembongan are some of the “imperfections” - and the sense of getting away and exploration that comes with that.
What we mean is that for us the character to the island are the dirt roads that are full of potholes, the electricity will go out from time-to-time, the internet, mobile networks and cable TV can be "patchy", and the locals have their own unique “pace” of getting things done. This is part of the charm of the island and why many people choose a place like Nusa Lembongan.
What we have tried to deliver on Nusa Lembongan is a slice of luxury that you can use as your hub for exploring the island.
Our hotel is located in the heart of the main village of Nusa Lembongan. It is realistically the best location on the whole island, right on the beach out the front of world class surf, beautiful swimming, White sandy beaches, access to water activities at our doorstep, surrounded by restaurants and shops, not to mention some of the most magical sunsets you will ever see!
The hotel is connected to our famous beach front beach lounge which is a great place to chill out. Our music has been carefully curated by world-class international DJ's and your ears will be treated to a mix of funky sounds throughout the day whilst enjoying our hotel.
People who should stay at Ohana's are those looking for a more casual and fun, and less traditional, resort experience. Given we are located on a remote tropical island, it is important to remember that sometimes there will not be perfect infrastructure like Bali mainland. We are a social, funky and fun boutique hotel. With that in mind, families, couples and people of all ages who are looking for a rustic tropical island experience are welcome.
Q. Do you have family rooms?
A. Of course we do! Ohana's means family and we are all about bringing families and friends together.
At Ohana's we have one 2-bedroom private villa with its own private pool. We also have a range of interconnecting suites available which are suitable for families.
Separately, we also have a range of luxury private 1-bed, 2-bed & 3-bed villas under our Aqua Nusa brand.
Each villa at Aqua Nusa varies in terms of number of bedrooms, finish, features and aspect/view. If you are looking at staying with us at Aqua Nusa then browse through the Aqua Nusa website where you can see images of each villa and its surrounds and information specific to that villa. We are often fully booked so if you make a mistake it is unlikely that we will be able to move your booking to a different villa at the time of your arrival. If you have any questions about your villa then please ask those at the time of booking.
Q. Are Ohana's and Aqua Nusa on the same property?
A. Ohana's and Aqua Nusa are not located on the same property. Ohana's is located on the beachfront in Jungut Batu village. Aqua Nusa is located about 1km away on the hill at Jungut Batu village. Both properties occupy prized positions on Nusa Lembongan, Ohana's is beachfront in the heart of the village, whilst the villas at Aqua Nusa benefit from being located on the hill with views across the ocean and village.
We offer a complimentary shuttle to bring guests staying at Aqua Nusa villas to and from Ohana's to enjoy the beach lounge facilities.
If you are looking for a more quiet, private villa experience then Aqua Nusa is the place for you.
Q. Do you have cots for babies?
A. Yes we do have cots for babies that can be put in your room. Please enquire at the time of booking regarding cost and to ensure this is booked for you. We also have high chairs in the restaurant at Ohana's.
Q. How many people per bedroom?
A.We have a policy of a maximum of two-people per bedroom included in the price. All of our beds can be separated to two king singles. If you would like your beds separated you must let us know 48-hours prior to your arrival or we will set up each room as a King-sized bed by standard.
We may allow an additional guest in each room and provide bedding where room size allows for this. Extra bedding is available on first come, first serve basis and subject to availability. Please provide us with notice of your requirements at the time of making your booking so we can prepare your room. If there is an extra person that extra person is charged at rp 500,000 per night regardless of whether additional bedding is provided or not. If we find more than the maximum number of allowed guests sleeping at the villa your party will be asked to leave immediately with no refund. The extra person charge does not include breakfast and that can be purchased additionally.
Q. What is your policy if my plans change and I can no longer be at my booking?
A. Ohana's operates a strict cancellation policy. If you cancel your booking more than 30-days prior to the date of your first night with us then we will refund you 50% of your total booking, less the transfer fees. If you cancel after this time then no refund will be offered. This extends to reasons that may be out of your control such as natural events which disrupt your plans.
For full details on the terms and conditions of staying with us then see our terms and conditions page.
Q. How can I pay for my booking?
A. When booking direct through our website, you will be directed to our secure payment gateway where you will be asked to enter your credit card details. We do not have access to your credit card details and no information is stored following the transaction. Your booking will not be secured or confirmed until we have received the full amount of the booking.
Q. Do you have credit card facilities?
A. We do have credit card facilities available, though all bookings must be paid in full prior to your arrival with us. You are welcome to pay for any additional purchases on credit card when you check out. Please be mindful that as we are on a remote tropical island, even the credit card facilities can be patchy from time to time, so bringing cash to the island is a good idea. We can also set up an online invoice for you if there are credit card issues for some reason.
We do suggest bringing cash with you to the island as sometimes the ATM machines on the island may not be working.
Q. What are the hours of the beach lounge?
A. The beach lounge is open from 7:00am for an early breakfast till 11:00pm for a night cap each and every day.
Q. What is the vibe of the beach lounge?
Our beach lounge is one of the most popular venues on Nusa Lembongan. Our beach lounge is open from 7:00am till 11:00pm daily, and often in the sunset and evenings we will have a vibrant atmosphere.
For guests staying with us, it is important to note that whilst our music is at a "reasonable level", and we are not a rave party, often music can be heard from our rooms and there will be music playing in our beach lounge throughout the day and evening.
Our rooms, especially our ocean view room and rooms at the front of Ohana's hotel, are more prone to noise from the beach lounge. If you are looking for a "quiet, nature only" experience, then Ohana's is probably not the right place for you on this occasion and one of our luxury private villas at Aqua Nusa is a more suitable offering.
Q. What is the pricing like in the restaurant and beach lounge?
Guests staying with us enjoy the benefits of unlimited use of the beach lounge with no cover charges or minimum spend. Guests also enjoy complimentary beach towel use.
Our full food and beverage menu is available on the wine & dine section of our website. We are not the cheapest offering on Nusa Lembongan whether it be for our accommodation or our beach lounge, restaurant and bar. Our restaurant and bar offers food and beverage that has been carefully curated by our executive chef using top quality ingredients. Our menu concept is simple and most importantly clean. Our goal is to produce simple food, consistently and to a good quality, that is within the capability of local chefs.
We source top quality local ingredients, and where we feel we cannot source the best quality locally, we source internationally, such as our beef products which are imported from Australia. We only use imported brand name alcohol, not cheap local substitutes. All of our produce is imported from Bali or internationally and this carries significant transport cost and import taxes. Our pricing is relative to our quality and overheads of where we operate. Expect to pay similar prices as you would expect to pay in a quality establishment in a major capital city.
Q. I hear you are expanding the resort, how will this impact my stay?
A. We are currently in the process of expanding our boutique resort. The next stage of the development at Ohana's will include a range of 1, 2 & 3-bedroom apartments and villas, as well as a large resort pool for in-house guests only. This development will be complete in 2021.
During this time there is construction on our land adjacent to the back of our hotel. The construction is partitioned off from the rest of the operating hotel. Construction hours are between 9:00am - 5:00pm and whilst it is not always noisy there are times when construction noise is inevitable. We do our best to manage our timetable reduce the impact that the construction may have on our guest experience though it is important that we are transparent and guests know that there may be noise during the day.
For most guests, this is no issue as they are up and about during these hours, exploring the island or relaxing in our beach front beach lounge which is far away from the construction. The biggest impact of the construction for most of our guests is it means that our bike parking area is a bit of a mess with construction material around. Sorry about that!
If you are concerned about construction noise during the day, we suggest staying at our private villas at Aqua Nusa.
Getting to the property
Q. How do I get to Nusa Lembongan?
A. Nusa Lembongan is an island about 30-minutes by boat off the east coast of Bali. Most common access is via fast boat although helicopter service is also available for those who prefer to fly. We can make arrangements for both fast boat or helicopter transfers to the island. We recommend only using the most reputable companies that service Nusa Lembongan and safety is our number one priority when selecting which companies we choose to work with. There are a variety of operators with different quality boats, service and fares. We seek to use the companies with the best reputation for safety and guest experience which are competitively priced.
Q. Can Ohana's organise my transport and transfers to and from Nusa Lembongan?
A. Yes, Ohana's can organise your transport to Nusa Lembongan and we strongly recommend you let us coordinate your transport to and from the island. Through us organising your transport we can better tailor your experience and ensure your transfers to and from Nusa Lembongan are with the safest and most reputable operators and that you get to and from your villa as seamless as possible. All payments for your transfers are to be made directly to the transfer company.
Q. I am on the island, how do I get to the hotel?
A. A good starting point is to look at the contact section of our website or search us on google maps to get your bearings on where we are located on Nusa Lembongan.
If you have booked your boat transfers to the island through us, the boat company you have been booked with will arrange for land transport to the drop off point at the end of our lane way on the main street of Jungut Batu.
From the drop off point on the main street, it is a 150m walk down the public laneway to our hotel. Please be mindful that like many of the smaller public laneways which are used to access the beachfront hotels from the main street, this public laneway is an unsealed path. It is a short walk down the laneway and once you arrive at our property you will be welcomed by our staff with a cold towel to freshen up and welcome drink, where you can relax and take in our beachfront location whilst checking in for your stay.
Q. What should I wear in transit?
A. Nusa Lembongan is a tropical island. To get to the island you will be boarding on and off a boat from the beach - this means walking through the sand and your feet getting wet. Once you arrive at Nusa Lembongan, many of the roads are not sealed, and the 150m walk to our hotel from the main street is also down an unsealed laneway. It can be dusty in dry season, and wet and a bit muddy in wet season. We suggest wearing shorts and sandals or thongs to make your transit easy.
Q. What time is check in?
A. Check in time is between the hours of 2:00pm and 8:00pm. If you arrive at our hotel before check in you are welcome to leave your luggage with reception and use the beach lounge facilities. Then come and see us again after 2:00pm and we will be ready to check you in.
Q. What time is check out?
A. Check out is before 11:00am. If you are on a boat that is departing Nusa Lembongan later in the day, you are welcome to spend your last special moments on the island at our beach lounge at Ohana's and enjoy complimentary access to the beachfront amenity.
On the day of your check out, if you have booked your boat through us, your boat company will have transport collect you from the end of our laneway. Please make sure you leave sufficient time in the morning of your departure, to check out, and get to the pick up point so you do not miss your boat.
Q. What is the best way to communicate on Nusa Lembongan?
A. Phone reception can be patchy on Nusa Lembongan. We communicate internally using WhatsApp which can be downloaded on a smart device. Most businesses, taxi drivers, tour guides & restaurants use WhatsApp. We suggest downloading the application and adding us prior to you coming to Nusa Lembongan.
Our number is +62 811 3960 0787.
Nusa Lembongan island information
Q. What is the internet like?
A. The internet on Nusa Lembongan is still at times patchy though Ohana's does use the best provider available and offers high-speed wifi connectivity. We cannot guarantee up-time 100% as this is often out of our hands though we find the internet is pretty good the majority of the time.
Q. What is the power like on Nusa Lembongan?
A. The power on Nusa Lembongan does go out fairly regularly. We have a generator that provides back-up power to all of our villas when the electricity goes out. The generator is available 99% of the time, unless it is down for maintenance for some reason.
Q. What is the water quality like on Nusa Lembongan?
Nusa Lembongan does not have central fresh water infrastructure. All properties on Nusa Lembongan draw their water from wells. Given Nusa Lembongan is a remote tropical island surrounded by salt water, the quality of the water in the water table will vary depending on the season and the water in the showers and taps will be salty (especially late in the dry months).
Q. How long should I spend on the island?
A. That is really a "how long is a piece of string" question. We find most first-timers to the island wish they could stay longer then what they had booked. Generally 3 or 4 nights for first-timers is a decent place to start though many repeat guests end up spending a week or more with us.
Q. What is there to do on Nusa Lembongan?
A. There is loads to do on the island, from dining experiences, to shopping and relaxing, to exploration, water sports and adventure activities. Our resort is an ideal base for exploring Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Cenengan & Nusa Penida, which are all easily accessible for daily exploration. We have a section on our website under the adventures tab with some ideas on different activities.
If you speak with our reception either before you arrival or once you arrive we can help you with coordinating and booking your activities with the most reputable providers. We can help you with you bike rental or golf buggy hire, booking massages, surfing lessons, scuba diving and snorkelling, day trips around the island or to nearby islands, and much more!
Q. Are there ATM's on Nusa Lembongan?
A. Yes, there are ATM's on Bali though they are not known for always being reliable. Many small restaurants and local operators do not have credit card facilities so it is always good to have cash on Nusa Lembongan. Larger properties and businesses will generally have credit card facilities. We suggest bringing enough cash with you for your expected day-to-day activities whilst exploring the island.
Q. How do prices compare on Nusa Lembongan to Bali?
A. As you explore Nusa Lembongan you may find that relative to Bali the cost of goods and services are generally higher than Bali. This is not the locals trying to “rip you off”. Rather it is the locals passing on their genuine increased cost of business.
Being a remote island, almost everything sold on Nusa Lembongan comes from Bali or further afield.
All businesses on Nusa Lembongan incur significant additional costs when it comes to porters, land and sea transport, storage and general infrastructure requirements.
As example, the cost to build on Nusa Lembongan is roughly double the cost to build the same building in Bali. Petrol and diesel is roughly twice the cost of Bali and electricity is significantly more expensive. Ice for a restaurant is five times the cost of what ice can be purchased for in Bali (a 1kg bag of ice costs Rp 25k on Nusa Lembongan where as that same bag of ice would cost Rp5k in Bali). There is no centraliased water infrastructure or waste management services or infrastructure meaning businesses each need to figure this out for themselves and manage the costs associated.
Wage costs are higher to motivate staff from the mainland to work on the island and staff often need to be housed if they are coming from Bali. Most businesses in Indonesia pay their staff for a daily meal allowance in addition to their salary. Daily meal allowance for staff is twice the cost of Bali as the local warungs are twice as expensive for locals to eat at.
Ultimately, this means for nearly all businesses on Nusa Lembongan they have significantly higher overheads than a similar business would on Bali.
This all translates to the costs being passed on to consumers.
A massage will generally be a bit more expensive than what you would expect in Bali. Beer, alcohol and food is all more expensive than Bali. Accommodation is generally more expensive, and to rent a scooter and fill it up is also a bit more expensive than Bali.
We don’t say any of this to put you off the island, it simply helps you to understand why things are the way they are.
Nusa Lembongan is an incredibly beautiful island that has a charm which is difficult to replicate in Bali. The island is still very affordable for most travellers though we think it is useful to remind guests in advance that they are in a different area to Bali mainland with very different economics and explain some of the reasons behind the cost variance they may see between Bali and Nusa Lembongan.
Q. What is the weather like on Nusa Lembongan compared with Bali?
A. The weather on Nusa Lembongan is very similar to Bali except for Nusa Lembongan often has a shorter wet season than Bali mainland and receives less rain overall than Bali. This means the "dry season" is often longer in Nusa Lembongan and often when it is raining in Bali it will be sunny and beautiful on Nusa Lembongan.
Generally from April to mid-November there will be little to no rain, from mid-November till mid-January there will be some rain (often an afternoon shower or over night shower, and from mid-January till the end of March there is often more rain. During the wet season it is still incredible beautiful and relaxing and most activities can still be enjoyed.
We think travelling in November to mid-december is one of Nusa Lembongan's best kept secrets. Often it will be raining heavily in Bali at this time of year though Nusa Lembongan often has brilliant weather and less crowds.