Creative cocktails, glittering infinity pools and superstar DJs spinning by the beach - we tested out Bali's best beach clubs for your 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? Whiling away a sunshiney day (and night) at one of the island’s best beach clubs is high priority on every Bali bucket-list, so we’ve cherry-picked 19 of the very best for your next island vacay – all you need to do is turn up, tune out and lounge on….
Our fave: Sundays Beach Club
It’s aways good to know that there are still places around the island with that real “lost in paradise” kinda feeling. Places where the cares and stresses of the daily grind simply fizzle away in a heady mixture of powder white sand, azure blue ocean and cocktails with little paper umbrellas. The kinda place where it’s just you, your book and your sun lounger, quietly tucked away at the edge of the world.
Well, Sundays Beach Club is one of those places, and that heavenly combo of sun, sea and sand is just the very beginning of the Sundays experience. Once you take the cliff-side escalator down to this hidden oasis, it’s magical beach hangs ’til the sun goes down, made even more blissful with top-notch drinks (hello Rosemary Gimlet) and an expert menu from acclaimed Aussie chef James Viles.
Graze on scrumptious seaside-inspired bites like Tempura Lobster Bao Buns, charcoal-grilled calamari and even Steak Sangas, and lose track of time in between snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Oh, and if you stick around after sunset, it’s beanbags, beach bonfires, marshmallows and nightly happy hours – 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. +62 361 848 2111, e . email@example.com.
Potato Head Beach Club – Seminyak
With its unique tropical-modern look and endless delish food & drink choices, Potato Head is top of the list for most Bali visitors, and quite deservedly so. Get there nice and early (we recommend by 11am) so you can avoid the afternoon queues and bag yourself the best seat in the house for a day of luxe lounging before the sunset show kicks in. We lurrrve the hand-drawn cocktail list, grazing nibbles and smooth tunes curated by a top list of local and international DJs. And don’t forget to keep your eye on their events calendar – some of the biggest live shows on the island take place right here…
Potato Head Beach Club, Jl Petitenget No 51B, Seminyak, p. +62 361 473 7979, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
OMNIA Dayclub – Uluwatu
It’s chic, exciting and unlike anything else on the island – OMNIA Dayclub is Uluwatu’s newest sky-high destination in a class all of its own. A new breed of island decadence that’s shining an international light on Bali’s luxury lifestyle scene, this sky-high playground is chock full of celeb-like lounging spots, jaw-dropping designs, fabulous cocktails, and of course, million-dollar views. And, with the internationally-acclaimed Hakkasan Group behind it, you can also expect good vibrations from superstar DJs, and award-winning cuisine from the dayclub’s stunning Sake no Hana restaurant.
OMNIA Dayclub Bali, Jl Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak Desa, Uluwatu, p. +62 361 8482 150, e. email@example.com.
Ku De Ta – Seminyak
One of the true Bali originals, Ku De Ta continues to wow the crowds thanks to always keeping ahead of the pack. Simple, tasteful and elegant (with just enough daytime-party vibes), this famous beach club and restaurant is quite simply unmissable. Eat brekkie or brunch like a boss by the beach, graze away the arvo by their 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 cutting edge degustation kitchen, Mejekawi, for a next level dining experience.
Ku De Ta, Jl Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak, p. +62 361 736 969, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Brisa – Canggu
Amazingly, it’s been over five years since game-changer La Plancha pretty much perfected the Bali Sunset™ – thanks to the iconic colourful beanbags and umbrellas sprinkled all over the sands. Finally, the Canggu crew now have a La of their own, with more of the same ramshackle cool that has made all the others such roaring successes (we’re looking at you, La Favela, La Sicilia and La Laguna). Gorgeously casual with a chic edge (we love those white 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 81 139 466 66, e. email@example.com
Oneeighty – Uluwatu
Home of possibly the world’s most jaw-dropping infinity pool, the Oneeighty° cliff club 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 lounge or take a table at the enclosed bar, where you can sample classic 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. Heaven!
Oneeighty at The Edge, Jl Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, p. +62 361 847 0700, e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Bay Beach Club – Nusa Lembongan
Worth the trip over to Nusa Lembongan purely 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 cute 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 as company is next level!). Then, come sundown, there’s no better spot on the island to catch the show with an Islander Pimms in hand, natch.
Sandy Bay Beach Club, Sandy Bay Beachfront Estate, Sunset Beach, Nusa Lembongan, p. +62 813 3757 0624 / +62 878 6227 4780, e. email@example.com.
Ulu Cliffhouse – Uluwatu
Hovering high up on Bali’s Bukit peninsula, Ulu Cliffhouse has (quite literally) elevated the humble beach club to giddy new heights. The simply unreal views across the deep blue of the Indian Ocean are pretty darn breathtaking, enhanced perfectly by a magnificent menu crafted by world-renowned Peruvian Chef Diego Muñoz. Throw in a 25-metre infinity pool, music recording studio, restaurant, bar and art space, and you’ve got one seriously cool hangout spot. Head down from 4pm and check out their daily 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 81 338 812 502, e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Karma Beach Bali – 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. Our insider tip is to get there by mid morning to secure your spot on one of their sun beds or beanbags, then just lounge the day away in five star fashion. Splash in the lagoon, hop on a SUP 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 Bali, Karma Kandara Resort, Jl Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, p. +62 361 848 2222, e. email@example.com.
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 with 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, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Kabron Cliff Club – Bingin
Overlooking Dreamland beach and with jaw-dropping views all the way out to Uluwatu, El Kabron has become something of a pilgrimage for savvy sunset worshippers who know that this is one of the best spots to watch the end-of-day show. Open daily from lunch til late, 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 (glass of Sangria mandatory, naturally).
El Kabron, Jl Pantai Cemongkak, Bingin, p. +62 85 100 803 416, e. email@example.com.
Azul Beach Club – Legian
Overlooking the sands of Padma Beach in Legian, this sprawling bamboo tree house structure has cosy, breezy nooks all over the place to eat, drink and be merry across its three floors. The mid-level al fresco bar area is the epitome of tropical cool, with it’s 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 sizeable infinity pool, while down on the ground floor sits the crown jewel – Azul’s casually chic restaurant with Bali’s first (and only) Tiki Bar. Cheers!
Azul Beach Club, Jl Padma No.2, Legian, Kuta, p. +62 361 765 759, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finn’s Beach Club – Canggu
This bamboo beach club in Berawa has got everyone raving. Finns is a true toes-in-the-sand venue with front-seat views over the crashing Indian Ocean. Trust us, it’s easy to spend the entire day here – lounge on your own sun bed or the shared day beds, nibble on their delicious healthy food, and swim up to the pool bar for a refreshing mojito. For the surfers, get stuck into a floodlit night session right out front while the party ramps up back inside, thanks to a cool lineup of resident and guest DJs.
Finn’s Beach Club, Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 844 6327, e. email@example.com.
ABC Artotel Beach Club – Sanur
Sleepy Sanur? Not anymore. Artotel Beach Club [ABC] has ramped up Sanur’s rep with one of the hottest new beach clubs on the island. You might recognise the nifty and internationally acclaimed design of the 7000sqm space – it’s the work of the superstar architects behind Nihiwatu [swoon!] and Finns Beach Club, featuring a signature giant bamboo tree house built around a hundred year-old Banyan Tree, a manicured lawn and absolute beachfront views. Lounge poolside with a cocktail in hand from one of four stunning bars, and graze the day away on seaside staples.
Artotel Beach Club, Jl Danau Tamblingan No.35 Sanur, p. +62 361 4491888, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundara Beach Club – Jimbaran
Located on the sweep of Jimbaran Bay, this elegant beach club and restaurant really nails the luxe ocean vibe. Offload the offspring at the kid’s club and lounge away the afternoon on one of the double day beds while getting your bronze on next to their 57-metre infinity pool. By night, pull up a sofa by the fire pit and enjoy Bali’s classiest cocktail list while soaking up the dreamy ambiance. Snack and graze off the casual menu or if you’re feeling romantic, the main restaurant area is an absolute date night hit thanks to the posh Pan-Asian style cuisine and five-star service.
Sundara Beach Club, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, p. +62 361 701 010, e. email@example.com.
Le Pirate Beach Club – Nusa Ceningan
Located on the tiny island of Nusa Ceningan – just across the infamous yellow bridge to Lembongan – Le Pirate is one of Bali’s best-kept secrets. Whether it’s daytime lounging by the pool surrounded by the 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 in to Le Pirate. Island hoppers also keep an eye out for Le Pirate’s other locations on the famous Gili T, and now in the up-and-coming hotspot of Labuan Bajo in Flores.
Le Pirate, Nusa Ceningan, Lembongan, Bali, p. +62 361 733 493, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kubu at AYANA – Jimbaran
Accessed via a private cliff-inclinator, AYANA resort’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, so you’ll have to check in before you can check it out!
Kubu at AYANA, Jl Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, p. +62 361 702 222, e. email@example.com.
Cocoon Beach Club – Seminyak
Well established as one of Bali’s hottest all-in-one venues, Cocoon Beach Club offers a chic mix of fine dining, funky music and luscious lounging. Truly a multi-purpose club, Cocoon offers something different depending on what time of the day or night you happen to drop by. A relaxed and informal enclave for poolside wining, dining and grazing during the day, Cocoon transforms itself into an atmospheric dining venue in the evening, with stylish décor and flickering candles creating an ambiance that is perfectly complemented by the sensational Asian / Mediterranean style menu.
Cocoon Beach Club, Jl Double Six, No. 66 Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak, p. +62 361 731 266, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
S.K.A.I. – Legian
Concealed deep in the heart of the five-star Padma Resort, S.K.A.I. ticks all the boxes for a spot of beach club lounging. Relax, recline and unwind whilst sampling the beachy menu and super refreshing drinks. Top up the tan in the outdoor lounge area, or give your sun-kissed skin a break in the infinity pool, which offers gorgeous views all the way along Legian Beach.
S.K.A.I. at Padma Resort Legian, Jl Padma No.1, Kuta, p. +62 361 752 111, e. email@example.com.
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