Creative cocktails, glittering infinity pools & superstar DJs spinning by the beach - we tested out Bali's best beach clubs for your 2024 bucket list. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it...
If you haven’t sprawled out beside a white sand beach with a designer cocktail in hand and your toes touching a glittering infinity pool – did you even holiday in Bali? We think not. Whiling away a sunshiney day (and night) at one of Bali’s best beach clubs is high priority on every Bali bucket list, so we’ve cherry-picked 38 of the very best from every happening neighbourhood for your 2024 island adventure. All you need to do is turn up, tune out and lounge on… just don’t forget your bikini!
THE BEST BEACH CLUBS IN BALI – 2024
1. Sundays Beach Club – Uluwatu
A heady mixture of powder white sand and azure ocean, Sundays Beach Club is tucked away at the edge of the world with a heavenly combo of sun, sea and sand on the itinerary. In fact, this Bali bucket list staple is one of few beach clubs that actually sits directly on the beach, letting you spend the entire day with your toes in the sand. Take the cliff-side escalator down to this hidden oasis for the ultimate beach experience, fuelled by top-notch drinks and an expert menu from celeb Aussie chef James Viles. Graze on scrumptious seaside-inspired bites like calamari yakitori, barbecued jumbo prawns and ooey-gooey wood-fired pizza, and lose track of time in between snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Oh, and if you stick around until after sunset, it’s beanbags, beach bonfires and gooey marshmallows ’til late. Not a bad way to sign off a balmy Bali day if you ask us…
Sundays Beach Club, Jl Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, p. +62 821 4405 7406, e. [email protected]; Open daily 9am – 9pm.
2. Potato Head Beach Club – Seminyak
With its Bali-inspired aesthetics and endless amounts of delish food and cocktails, Potato Head Beach Club is always top of the list for Bali’s beachgoers – and deservedly so. Get there early so you can bag yourself the best seat in the house for a day of luxe lounging before the sunset show kicks in. We lurrrve the cocktail list, grazing nibbles and smooth tunes curated by both local and international DJs – not to mention the sustainable, zero-waste initiatives in place across the entire grounds of Desa Potato Head. And don’t forget to keep your eye on the events calendar for some of Bali’s biggest live shows taking place right here.
Potato Head Beach Club, Jl Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak, p. +62 361 473 7979, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 9am.
3. La Brisa – Canggu
If beachfront cocktails and shabby-chic tropical vibes sounds like your kinda jam, then turn up and chill out at La Brisa – Canggu’s boho-beanbag beach club on Echo Beach with multiple pools overlooking the ocean. From the same family as La Favela and La Plancha, La Brisa brings more of the same ramshackle cool that helped make all the others such roaring successes. Gorgeously casual with a chic edge (we love those reclaimed wooden deck chairs!), we’re stoked to say that none of the castaway island charm has been lost at La Brisa. Think rustic Spanish cooking, delish cocktails, swaying palm trees and a hot soundtrack to complement a lazy day in paradise.
La Brisa, Jl Pantai Batu Mejan Gg. La Brisa, Canggu, p. +62 811 394 6666, [email protected]; Open daily 10am – 11pm.
4. Atlas Beach Fest
As the biggest beach club in the world with the longest beach bar in Asia, you can expect very big things from Atlas Beach Fest. More than ‘just’ a sensational beachfront venue, Atlas Beach Fest combines entertainment with culture. Think glow-in-the-dark Balinese dances, traditional kecak fire performances and even a waterfall, alongside paramotorists, jugglers, magicians, and the biggest night club in Bali – Atlas Super Club – with its dancers and top-tier international DJs. For the ultimate night out, we say, arrive early in time for sunset cocktails by the beachfront pool, then stick around until late for the post-sundown after parties. Lavish, contemporary and surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities (plus luxury packages featuring helicopter transfers!), there ain’t no party like an Atlas Beach Fest party. Psst – book your tickets early, because presale general admission starts from just IDR 200,000 per person!
Atlas Beach Fest, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 88, Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 3007 222 / WA: +62 8111 9082 168, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 10am for Atlas Beach Club, and from 9pm for Atlas Super Club.
5. Locca Sea House – Jimbaran
A hidden gem tucked away on the pristine coastline of Jimbaran Bay, Locca Sea House is a breezy, boho-luxe beach club with coastal gastronomy and loungey, laid back vibes. Wander through the giant macrame entranceway and you’ll find a sun-soaked terrace and ocean-facing deck peppered with sleek daybeds, bright white umbrellas and even a spacious indoor area, perfect for grazing on the restaurant’s sumptuous local and international cuisines. Nab a daybed by the cliff-front infinity pool, then swap and share heritage Indonesian recipes, best enjoyed with the locally-inspired signature cocktails (hello Wedang Negroni!). Then, as sunset beckons, prop up on the theatre-style terrace, where you’ll score front-row seats to the golden spectacle and the glittering ocean below. And psst – if you’re coming with your entourage, you can even reserve the sky-high private penthouse for you and your VVIPs!
Locca Sea House, Jl Jimbaran Hijau Segara, Tegalwangi, Jimbaran, p. +62 812 68888 681, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 12pm. Free entry.
6. The Lawn – Canggu
Stylish cocktails, gourmet bites and a nod to local culture makes this happening spot on Batu Bolong Beach a firm favourite when it comes to Canggu’s ever-growing beach club scene. With its commanding views overlooking the waves and one of the best sunset seats in town, the grass really is greener at The Lawn. And to top it all off, there’s an oceanfront pool, beach-chic daybeds and beautiful people lapping up the sunshine and good island vibes. Pro tip: head upstairs for dinner at Skool Kitchen once the sun goes down…
The Lawn, Jl Pura Dalem, Canggu, p. +62 811 3800 4951; Open daily from 10am.
7. Mari Beach Club – Batu Belig
Immersed in local culture, Mari Beach Club is unlike anything else on the island. At this Bali beach club, luxury living meets Bali bohemia, where boundary pushing designs and Balinese hospitality are the stars of the show. Here, the magic of Bali and its captivating traditions are cleverly weaved into the oceanfront architecture, with sustainable, natural elements paying tribute to Bali’s purest elements. A magnificent bamboo dome represents Mount Agung; iconic wooden swings replicate those found in the village of Tenganan; and a flowing pool symbolises Bali’s sacred Ayung river, which leads to the infinity pool, sun deck, sunken bar and cosy cabanas and daybeds. It’s a place to lounge and linger ’til late, grazing on sublime Mediterranean-inspired plates that use local and homemade ingredients. Order countless cocktails from the straw-roof bar, raise a glass beneath your woven sunshade, and get a true taste of Bali.
Mari Beach Club, Jl Batu Belig No. 66, Seminyak, p. +62 819 5916 6645, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 12pm.
8. Sundara Beach Club – Jimbaran
Located on the golden-sand sweep of Jimbaran Bay, this elegant beachside destination really nails the luxe ocean vibe. Offload the offspring at the kid’s club and lounge the afternoon away on one of the double day beds while getting your bronze on beside the 57-metre infinity pool. Snack and graze through the casual all-day menu, and linger ’til later for daily 2-for-1 sundowners with Bali’s classiest cocktail list. By night, pull up a sofa by the fire pit and soak up the dreamy ambiance, or if you’re feeling romantic, the main restaurant is an absolute date night hit thanks to the sizzling high-end BBQ concept. Think bold smokey flavours that perfectly match the fiery sunsets and deep purple skies…
Sundara at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jl Bukit Permai, Jimbaran, p. +62 361 708 333 / +62 361 701 012, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 11am.
9. Café del Mar – Canggu
This so-hot-right-now beach club has brought Ibizan vibes to Bali, and our sun-kissed bods are forever grateful. You’ll want to flaunt your finest designer bikini here, because Café del Mar Bali is a breathtaking 10,000 square-metre, two-level beachfront pool club, perched on the sands of Berawa Beach in Canggu. It features a 1,000 square-metre infinity pool with views over the ocean, as well as private luxury cabanas that look more like oceanfront villas, a premium coastal-Mediterranean restaurant, multiple swim-up bars and cocktail lounges, as well as world-class staging for large, outdoor music events. Armed with a team of international talent and alllll the white-and-blue interiors you’d expect from this Ibiza-born brand, Café del Mar is a must on every Bali beach club hit-list.
Café del Mar, Jl Subak Sari, Canggu, p. +62 811 3811 8181 / +62 811 3811 7171; Open daily from 11am.
10. Savaya – Uluwatu
It’s chic, exciting and unlike anything else on the island – Savaya is Uluwatu’s sky-high destination that’s shining an international light on Bali’s luxury lifestyle scene. This luxe playground is chock full of celeb-like lounging spots, jaw-dropping designs, fabulous cocktails, and of course, million-dollar views. And, with some big hospitality names behind it, you can also expect good vibrations from superstar DJs and VIP events.
Savaya, Jl Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak Desa, Uluwatu, p. +62 811 3888 8888; Open daily from 1pm.
11. White Rock Beach Club – Ungasan
So, you’ve found yourself on Bali’s southernmost point, in search of sand, sunshine and all-day beach club vibes? You’ve come to the right place. White Rock Beach Club is the epitome of paradise, given the luxe touch in true beach clubbing style. Step inside and you’re greeted with the spectacular ocean views, cutting-edge architecture and a hopping soundtrack from the all-day DJs. Nab a seat on a comfy sofa or sun lounger that lines the shoreline and the glittering infinity pool, and get comfy as you graze on the Mediterranean-inspired menu and sip on a chilled sparkling wine. Stick around for the stunning sunset and cocktails, and come nightfall, it’s all about vibrant light shows to keep the beachside party vibes alive.
White Rock Beach Club, Melasti Beach, Ungasan, p. +62 361 201 5110 / +62 812 3000 3001, e. [email protected]; Open daily 10am – 10pm.
12. Tropical Temptation Beach Club – Ungasan
Fancy hanging out at the hottest new beach club in Bali? Head to Tropical Temptation Beach Club on the breathtaking Melasti Beach, where white sands, soaring cliffs and glittering waves are the daily backdrop. At the heart of this paradisal picture is the immersive bamboo structure, specifically designed by locals to preserve Balinese artisanship. Step inside and it’s a perfect panorama of breezy cabanas, shaded daybeds, oversized sofas and two sparkling infinity pools, one of which is made from glass with its very own jacuzzi. There’s even private air-conditioned rooms for VIPs, families and private events, perfect for hosting and celebrating with friends. By day, dip in the ocean-edge pools and graze on artisanal food to the sounds of island-style beach house music. Then by night, the ambiance ramps up a notch after the sun goes down, with live international DJs each night and special weekly events. Settle in for a sensational sunset, exclusive bottle service and one of the very best beachfront views in town…
Tropical Temptation Beach Club, Jl Melasti, Melasti Beach, Ungasan, p. +62 361 6200 688 / +62 813 3875 4047, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 10am.
13. Canna Bali – Nusa Dua
A one-stop lifestyle destination that’s home to a stylish beach club, multiple restaurants, a live music venue and so much more trickling down the cliff’s edge, Canna Bali is the latest laid-back venue to open on the pristine shoreline of Nusa Dua. There are so many sun-soaked nooks to choose from here (we love the oceanfront Canna Deck & Pool with its chic daybeds and al fresco bar), but for when you need to beat the heat, you can head indoors to the fully air-conditioned Canna Sky with its contemporary interiors and sweeping views of the glimmering ocean. There’s also the semi-indoor Canna Lodge, and the gorgeous Canna Sand right on the beach, with private bohemian teepees around a bonfire, perfect for a sundown picnic. Keep your eyes peeled, because Canna Bali is set to open even more venues within its cliff-side splendour, including a fine dining restaurant, late-night club, and VIP areas too.
Canna Bali, Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, p. +62 811 341 8777, e. [email protected]; Open daily 11am – 11pm.
14. KU DE TA – Seminyak
One of the true Bali originals, KU DE TA continues to wow the crowds by always staying one step ahead of the pack. Simple, tasteful and elegant, this famous beach club and restaurant is quite simply unmissable. Eat brekkie or brunch by the beach, graze away the arvo by the oceanfront infinity pool, or settle in for a romantic dinner at the swish downstairs decking restaurant. For one of the hottest tables in town, head upstairs to their restaurant, for a next-level dining experience.
KU DE TA, Jl Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak, p. +62 361 736 969, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 8am.
15. Ulu Cliffhouse – Uluwatu
Hovering high up on Bali’s Bukit peninsula, Ulu Cliffhouse has (quite literally) elevated the island’s beach club scene to giddy new heights. The unreal views across the deep blue Indian Ocean are pretty darn breathtaking, enhanced perfectly by a magnificent menu of seaside-inspired bites. Throw in a 25-metre pool, a music recording studio, restaurant, bar and art space, and you’ve got one seriously cool hangout spot. Head down for sundown to check out the regular DJ lineup – a rotating cache of local and international dudes who know just how to serenade that sunset.
Ulu Cliffhouse, Jl Labuan Sait No. 315, Padang-Padang, p. +62 811 3941 7899; Open daily from 8am.
16. Finns Beach Club – Canggu
Ahhh Finns Beach Club – Canggu’s iconic bamboo powerhouse of tropical island hedonism. This toes-in-the-sand venue on Berawa beach has long had the hearts of sun-worshippers, partygoers and luxury lovers alike, famous for its front-row seaside location, its oh-so scrummy gourmet bites and cocktails, and don’t even get us started on the fabulous parties beneath the stars (on hold for the moment, obvs). It’s oh-so easy to spend an entire, blissful day here – lounging on your own sun bed, swimming to the pool bar for a Mojito or two, and by nighttime, getting stuck into a floodlit surfing session right out front while the vibes ramp up inside. It’s one of the most comprehensive (and utterly breathtaking) beach clubs around…
Finns Beach Club, Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 844 6327 / +62 811 399 2017, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 10am.
17. Finns VIP Beach Club – Canggu
If you want to add even more glam to your day at the beach, Finns Beach Club (above) has its very own VIP destination for superstar sun-soaking.Sitting right next door to the main beach club, Finns VIP Beach Club is a superlative experience lavished in five-star facilities and celeb-style services, wrapped up in island-chic aesthetics that sprawl across acres of manicured estate. Like a tropical Utopia that blends the glitz and glam of St Tropez or Santorini, Finns VIP Beach Club is in a class all of its own, complete with a dedicated Champagne Bar, sunglasses-cleaning service, a world-class spa, gourmet picnic area and even a wholly private Penthouse to up the elite stakes even further. This is the bee’s knees of Bali’s beach clubbing scene.
Finns VIP Beach Club, Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 844 6327/ +62 811 399 2017, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 10am.
18. Oneeighty – Uluwatu
Home to one of the world’s most jaw-dropping infinity pools, Oneeighty cliff club at The Edge has to be seen to be believed. Not for the faint-hearted, swim out to the end and look down through the glass to the crashing Indian Ocean hundreds of feet below while sipping on your carefully crafted cocktail from the all-star mixologist team. Relax on the cliff-side VIP deck, recline on a sunbed in the sand, or take a table at the enclosed bar, where you can sample upmarket beachside fare. By night, the mood changes and Oneeighty transforms into a tranquil oasis, complete with a chilled soundtrack, fire pits and uplit coconut palms.
Oneeighty at The Edge, Jl Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, p. +62 821 4463 2077, e. [email protected]; Open daily 10am – 9pm.
19. Ohana’s – Nusa Lembongan
Thanks to Ohana’s, island getaways to Nusa Lembongan have luxed up a notch. Ohana’s is “Lembo’s” beachfront destination that’s raised the bar for beach clubbing on Bali’s little sister island. A beachfront pool teeters on the edge of crystal clear waters, while small bites, seafood and salads are served up under breezy umbrellas and bright-white daybeds. Come early for the daytime vibes, stay for the sunset sessions, and stick around until after dark for dinner beneath the stars.
Ohana’s, Jungut Batu Beach, Gg. Nusa Indah, Nusa Lembongan, p. +62 811 3960 0787, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 6.30am.
20. Karma Beach – Uluwatu
Break out the superlatives for this hidden paradise nestled at the bottom of south Bali’s dramatic sea cliffs. A boutique beach club with the whitest sand, bluest water and tropical-est of vibes (yeah we just made that word up), Karma Beach is quite simply stunning. It’s hope to two oceanfront venues: Le Club 22 restaurant and the Tiki Bar, adding to Karma Kandara’s never-ending list of outstanding and tropi-cool drinking dens. The restaurant dishes up Mediterranean-style grilled seafood and bites, while the bar is all about high-end cocktails, carefully crafted by the resident mixologist using local ingredients and quality European spirits. Sip on a bespoke cocktail, splash in the lagoon, then take a walk on the pristine beach before washing off the sand at the Karma Spa for a divine treatment or two. Pure bliss.
Karma Beach at Karma Kandara, Jl Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, p. +62 361 848 2205, e. [email protected]
21. Sandy Bay Beach Club – Nusa Lembongan
Worth the trip over to Nusa Lembongan solely to hang out at this secluded beach club (they have their own private bay for goodness sake!) Sandy Bay is an absolute must visit. Sandy toes, sea breezes and the crashing blue ocean all add up to a setting that borders on dreamlike. Kick back by the infinity pool or find yourself a casual table to nibble on some of their fantastic beachy fare (the stacked Veggie Burger with a Bloody Mary is our fave!). Then, come sundown, there’s no better spot on the island to catch the nighttime display with an Islander Pimms in hand.
Sandy Bay Beach Club, Jl Sandy Bay, Nusa Lembongan, p. +62 877 4329 1700, e. [email protected]; Open daily 11am – 11pm.
22. Komune Beach Club – Keramas
Perched smack bang in front of one of Bali’s best right-handers, Komune is the go-to spot for the wave riding crew who love a bit of five star après-surf. Pitch up by the pool and kick it on a beanbag or hammock whilst watching all the action going down out front. Meanwhile, the delish menu has got something for everyone, stuffed full of healthy juices, colourful cocktails, delicious seafood, authentic pizzas, fresh salads and plenty more to nibble on between surf and/or chill sessions. Don’t wanna go home? Check into one of the resort’s über cool rooms or villas so you can do it all again tomorrow…
Komune Beach Club, Jl Pantai Keramas, Keramas, p. +62 361 301 8888 / +62 821 4642 5908
23. Le Pirate Beach Club – Nusa Ceningan
Located on the tiny island of Nusa Ceningan – just across the famous yellow bridge from Lembongan – Le Pirate is one of Bali’s best-kept secrets. Whether it’s daytime lounging by the pool surrounded by turquoise ocean and swaying coconut trees, or settling in for another spectacular sunset across the lagoon, no adventure around the island is complete without stopping at Le Pirate. Island hoppers should also check out Le Pirate’s other locations on the famous Gili T, and in the castaway hotspot of Labuan Bajo in Flores.
Le Pirate, Nusa Ceningan, Lembongan, Bali, p. +62 813 3838 9360, e. [email protected]
24. Reef Beach Club – Nusa Dua
Sitting on a pristine stretch of white sandy beach is Reef Beach Club in Nusa Dua. True to its location, AKA within the luxurious The Apurva Kempinski Bali, this iconic beach club combines laid-back beach life with elegant Indonesian heritage. Taking centre stage is the 42-metre infinity pool overlooking the ocean, surrounded by luxe sun-loungers, daybeds and cabanas. Spend the day lounging and grazing on the charcoal-grilled premium meats and seafood, and wash it all down with a craft cocktail, or countless glasses from the selection of 30 different rosés! Then, as the sun sinks into the ocean, Reef Beach Club comes to life with its romantic ambiance, spectacular bonfire and live music beneath the stars…
Reef Beach Club at The Apurva Kempinski Bali, Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 209 2288, e. [email protected]; Open daily 7am – 11pm.
25. Manarai Beach House – Nusa Dua
Just one step inside Manarai Beach House and it’s a panoramic palette of paradise in fifty shades of blue: a crystal-clear azure ocean, sleek violet daybeds and an aquamarine glow from two dazzling swimming pools (yes there’s more than one!).This daytime destination in Nusa Dua is the only beach club, restaurant and wine shop combo on the island, brought to us by the unstoppable ISMAYA Group. It’s a fully-fledged beachfront experience that breaks the Bali beach club mould – not only a place to knock back cocktails and dance the night away, but a place to kick back while the sun sails from east to west, as breakfast smoothie bowls blur into lunchtime sushi spreads, and afternoon snacks are washed down with Piña Coladas. It’s a place to settle in, soak it all up, and lose track of time…
Manarai Beach House, Lot N5 Kawasan Pariwisata – ITDC Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 4772 727; Open daily 12pm -10pm.
26. El Kabron Cliff Club – Bingin
Overlooking Dreamland Beach and with jaw-dropping views all the way to Uluwatu, El Kabron is a pilgrimage for savvy sunset worshippers who know that this is one of the best spots to watch the end-of-day show. The emphasis here really is on afternoon poolside grazing, sunset tipples and smart-casual dinners that roll on towards midnight. Make your friends green with envy with a cheeky Insta snap in their iconic infinity pool, with the Indian Ocean as a backdrop and a mandatory glass of Sangria, naturally.
El Kabron, Jl Pantai Cemongkak, Bingin, p. +62 813 3723 5750; Open daily from 11am.
27. Minoo Beach Club – Ungasan
Meaning ‘heaven’ in Persian, Minoo Beach Club is exactly that: a heavenly, paradisal perch on the bright white sands of Melasti Beach. It’s a chic and chilled-out beach club with a 12-metre infinity pool, framed by a traditional ‘Jukung’ boat that doubles up as a lookout spot. Spend the day lazing by the pool, soaking up the sun on the loungers, day beds or cabanas, or head indoors to graze on beachside favourites, like calamari, pizzas, salads, burgers and cold fresh coconuts. Smooth tunes from local DJs top it all off…
Minoo Beach Club, Jl Pengayutan, Melasti Beach, Ungasan, p. +62 811 389 8902; Open daily 10am – 8pm.
28. COMO Beach Club – Canggu
This one’s for the A-listers and eco-conscious luxury lovers. COMO Beach Club is an exclusive destination from one of Bali’s most progressive resort brands, set amongst the stylish grounds of COMO Uma Canggu. This five-star Nirvana is just built for wining, dining and sunshine soaking in style, with everything we love about COMO locations Asia-wide: the fabulously sustainable designs, impeccable service, fresh local ingredients, and of course, feel-good vibes all around.
COMO Beach Club at COMO Uma Canggu, Jl Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu, p. +62 361 620 2208 / +62 811 3820 9418, e. [email protected]; Open daily 7am – 10pm.
29. Roosterfish Beach Club – Pandawa
Quirky, fun and playful, Roosterfish was the first beach club to make a home on Bali’s famous Pandawa Beach – a shimmering stretch of white sand at the base of a dramatically-carved cliff. It’s the house beach club of Renaissance Bali Uluwatu, situated 10 minutes from the resort with a free shuttle bus for in-house guests. Once you’re down on the sand, it’s a fabulous fusion of both land and sea (hence the name, Roosterfish) in its ocean-inspired menu with 80% seafood-based dishes, like the wood-fired seafood pizzas, Lombok oyster platters and grilled prawns and squids, alongside oversized icy cocktails from the swim-up pool bar. Settle in for a day of smokey barbecues and signature Bloody Mary’s, or just soak it all up from one of the floating bean bags.
Roosterfish Beach Club, Jl Pantai Pandawa, p. +62 811 3940 3588, e. [email protected]; Open daily 8am – 10pm.
30. Azul Beach Club – Legian
Overlooking the sands of Padma Beach in Legian, this sprawling bamboo tree-house has cosy, breezy nooks all over the place to eat, drink and be merry across its three floors. The mid-level al fresco bar is the epitome of tropical cool, with its balcony seating bays, eye-catching bar motifs and comfy furnishings. For daytime hangs, head out the back to grab a lounger and soak up the sun around the pool, while down on the ground floor sits the crown jewel: Azul’s casually chic restaurant with Bali’s first Tiki Bar. Cheers!
Azul Beach Club, Jl Padma No. 2, Legian, Kuta, p. +62 361 765 759; Open daily 7am – 11pm.
31. Palmilla Beach Club – Ungasan
A boho beach club on the white sands of Melasti Beach, Palmilla Beach Club is where you’ll find bamboo cabanas, shabby-chic swings (instead of bar stools!), and a plethora of daybeds, hammocks and sun loungers to laze your sunny days away. The food here is designed to swap and share, as are the jugs of cocktails and buckets of cold beer. Hang beneath a palm, dip in the oceanfront pool, or simply fill your Instagram feed with a horizon of sand, sea and candy-coloured sunsets.
Palmilla Beach Club, Melasti Beach, Ungasan, p. +62 812 8809 0919; Open daily from 10am.
32. SugarSand – Seminyak
A little bit beachy, a little bit boozy, big on the music and even bigger on the food – SugarSand is the perfect mishmash of everything we love: superb cuisine, expert cocktails, a killer bill of live music, and plenty of nods to local art, design and culture. Set across two-levels with unobstructed ocean views, SugarSand is kitted out with poolside daybeds, a toes-in-the-sand beach bar and a seaside terrace serving coastal bites and cocktails. By day, graze on the Japanese Nikkei-inspired menu (try the zesty ceviche and tiraditos) and by night, head to the open-air rooftop lounge that just begs for nightly sundowners beneath candy-coloured skies.
SugarSand at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, Jl Camplung Tanduk No. 10, Seminyak Beach, p. +62 813 5369 5640; Open daily 7am – 11pm.
33. VUE Beach Club – Canggu
Home to one of Canggu’s most iconic infinity pools, VUE Beach Club is where the crowds go for a laid-back pool party by the beach. Sit back and relax in the poolside gazebos or on the floating daybeds, as you swap and share VUE’s cheese platters and pizzas, best enjoyed with a cocktail by the pitcher. And when you’re all fuelled up, take a dip in the pool or the ocean, or boogie on the dance floor to live tunes from the resident DJs every weekend.
VUE Beach Club at Lv8 Resort Hotel, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 100xx, Canggu, p. +62 361 894 8888 / +62 819 3370 0888, e. [email protected]
34. Kubu at AYANA – Jimbaran
Accessible via a private cliff-inclinator, AYANA Resort Bali’s very own castaway beach club is a hidden paradise of powder white sand, calm turquoise waters and cocktails to die for. Bamboo-boho chic with a vintage Bali vibe, our hot tip here is to check out the retro arak cocktails and settle in for a sublime massage under a coconut tree. Or check out some of the fab local style food like oxtail soup and grilled satay.
*Note, the beach club is only open to in-house guests of AYANA Resort Bali, so you’ll have to check-in before you can check it out!
Kubu at AYANA Resort Bali, Jl Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, p. +62 811 3820 2288; Open daily 9am – 6pm.
35. Jimmy Beach Café – Uluwatu
Just footsteps from Balangan beach’s famous waves, Jimmy Beach Café is a casual spot for laid-back grazing and refuelling between surfs without leaving the beach. Pop in for a slow brekkie or a quick lunch, and feast on fresh and colourful poké bowls or the fuss-free veggie burgers – all while taking in the stunning views of the ocean. After a full day of riding the waves, fill up with the signature seafood platter, best paired with a cold beer in the pool with your crew!
Jimmy Beach Café, Jl Pantai Balangan, Ungasan, p. +62 821 3562 6650; Open daily 8am – 9pm.
36. Flamingo Beach Club – Gianyar
Want to party with the kids in tow? You’ll want to check out Flamingo Beach Club. Strategically located in the East just a short drive from Bali’s residential areas, this tropical destination welcomes you and the family for a fun day out on Saba Beach. The club is decked out in splashes of pink and blue, sunbeds beneath giant umbrellas, and a stunning infinity pool complete with, yep you guessed it, flamingo floaties. Relax by the bar or float away on the pool as the kids get busy with face painting, horse riding and foam parties too!
Flamingo Beach Club, Jl Pantai Saba, Pering, p. +62 878 8070 0700, e. [email protected]; Open daily 10am – 7pm.
37. Azure Beach Restaurant – Jimbaran
The island’s first French Riviera-style beach club, Azure Beach Restaurant brings Mediterranean vibes, ocean-fresh cuisine and a whole lotta style to Jimbaran’s beachfront. Set on a beautiful white sand bay, Azure Beach Restaurant is centred by a gorgeous glass aquarium pool, fringed by plush daybeds and an elegant setting that focuses on luxe ocean front dining rather than beachfront partying. Bring your bikini, a big appetite and say “bonjour” to island heaven!
Azure Beach Restaurant, Jl Segara Madu, Kelan Beach, Jimbaran.
38. Suku Beach Club – Nusa Ceningan
Take a trip across the yellow bridge from Nusa Lembongan, and you’ll find yourself on its little sister Nusa Ceningan – where another, quieter paradise awaits. And nestled by the island’s pristine white sands is Suku Beach Club which offers all of the beach club staples with added tranquillity. Enjoy the slow days by the oceanfront pool with a cold coconut in hand, or nab a seat on a plush daybed as you graze on easy bites, like the chilli salt fried squid, pizzas and charred broccoli and hazelnut salad. And while we love a good ol’ icy Bintang, you’ll want to try Suku’s signature concoctions too. Our fave? Try Aga – the perfect balance of heat from the chilli-infused tequila and sweetness from the cointreau, watermelon and agave syrup… We’ll take three, please!
Suku Beach Club, Jl SUKU Matahari Jl Sarang Burung, Nusa Ceningan, p. +62 822 1013 0077, e. [email protected]
Happy sunning Honeys!
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