Updated 21st May 2022
The Best Beach Clubs In Bali, Indonesia
People all over the world come to Bali for the party vibe. One thing Bali really does well, though, is the Beach Club.
It’s a place to party, but more low key than a nightclub – just hang out in your swimmers all day! And in the day time, most of these places are totally kid-friendly.
So if that sounds like your kind of thang, then read on…
Current COVID-19 situation in Bali (as of 21st May 2022)
Hooray! Bali is now open to vaccinated travellers and – wait for it – you no longer need a PCR before you head off! The Welcome Back To Bali website has some excellent information, as does Australia’s Smartraveller site. The main things you need to be aware of are that you’ll be required to show proof of full, current vaccination and to have downloaded the PeduliLindungi app. You’ll also need travel insurance that includes coverage for COVID-19.
Sundays Beach Club
Situated in Uluwatu in Bali’s far South, Sundays is an exquisite experience. Away from the hustle and bustle of the Kuta-Canggu area, you’ll find some of Bali’s most beautiful beaches down here and Sundays is situated on one of them.
While away the hours with great food and drinks, try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding, hit the spa or stay for the nightly beach bonfire.
Whatever your plan, you’ll never forget your day at Sundays. Our favourite part: riding the funicular down the cliff to the beach.
Finn’s Beach Club
Finns in Canggu is the place to be seen. An infinity pool overlooks the beach and a DJ spins tracks from a hut suspended over the swim-up bar. Choose from a variety of packages to suit your needs and indulge in the excellent cocktails and delicious food.
If you happen to be in Bali for an event (like maybe New Year’s Eve) Finns is 100% the place to go.
Finn’s has recently undergone a revamp which includes a huge expansion next door (see below for The Lawn, which is part of the same complex, and there’s also a water park).
The Lawn Canggu
The Lawn is a sophisticated, elegant option that is lesser-known than the previous options and a bit more word-of-mouth. Some might say that makes it feel a little more exclusive.
It’s signature cocktails and well-thought-out international menu give it a slightly more grown-up and cultured feel.
A newcomer to the Bali Beach Club scene, you’ll find Palmilla on Melasti Beach in Ungasan (near Sundays and Savaya).
With dramatic cliffs in the background and overlooking one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches, Palmilla offers the perfect place to make memories.
Sit on one of the swings at the bar (so cute!) to enjoy a cocktail or on one of the shaded lounges.
Previously the OMNIA Dayclub, this beach club on a cliff face in Uluwatu is sure to take your breath away. Uluwatu is known for its spectacular views and the Savaya takes full advantage.
Big sets are played here: on the current line up are Lil Pump and Flight Facilities.
This is one with a grown-ups only vibe, so make arrangements for the kids if you’re planning to spend an afternoon here.
Roosterfish Beach Club
I actually only discovered Roosterfish by accident, as it’s another option on the Bukit Peninsula (Ungasan).
This one is really laidback and great for kids – it’s a bit less Instagram-my which can be a nice change. Sit back and relax in the pool, on a bean-bag, or on the grass, with burgers and cocktails.
Marriott Bonvoy members rejoice: you’ll get extra perks and discounts here.
Potato Head Beach Club
Located on Jalan Petitenget, Potato Head is the original beach club – the true OGBC. It’s the place that started it all – people coming home to tell their friends that Potato Head was the place to be, and when it opened, you weren’t a cool person in Bali unless you’d been.
Today it attracts all kinds but it still has just as much to offer – a gorgeous infinity pool, three bars, a restaurant and a huge lawn area.
Having undergone somewhat of an evolution over COVID times, there’s now accommodation and activities (including wellness) offered at the Potato Head complex.
Mrs Sippy is for the young at heart. Which means you’re guaranteed to have a blast!
Acts like Sneaky Sound System, Yolanda Be Cool, and Dom Dolla have been on recent line-ups and there’s an array of happy hours and other awesome deals to take advantage of.
Mrs Sippy has a huge salt-water pool and…wait for it… diving boards. So you can show off your skills while the DJ spins and who knows, maybe someone will buy you a drink for your efforts.
If you want some serious Instagram cred, you need to go to One Eighty in Uluwatu. I’m not even going to try to describe it, just scroll through their Insta feed. So if that’s your thing, look no further.
Want to know more? You can swim in the sky pool, lounge around outside or step into the cool of the indoor restaurant.
What are you going to eat? Try the lobster. What about to drink? Try a Lychee Saketini (yep!) It’s just that kind of place.
Azul Beach Club
Azul in Legian is a Tiki Bar with a Balinese twist.
Eat food designed and prepared by one of Bali’s best chefs and share a Tiki Bowl Sangria with your mates before hitting the pool. The vibe is very tropical with super-groovy world music played by the DJs to really get you in the mood – think Latin, African and Reggae vibes.
There’s no place quite like it in Bali and when you get home, you can listen to recorded sets on their website (but it might make you sad that your holiday is over).
Ku De Ta
Potato Head might feel like the original “beach club” for the young and fun, but Ku De Ta in Seminyak is the absolute original beach lounge.
Playing soulful chillout house music, and serving luxurious food and drink to match some of the world’s finest dining, the upscale Ku De Ta is absolutely the place for the young sophisticate.
The great thing about many of these beach clubs is that, like most of Bali, they’re incredibly kid-friendly. Here’s my post on why you should absolutely travel to Bali with kids.
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