One of the best bits about Bali is the constant 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! So if that sounds like your kind of thang, then read on… Now this post has been updated, here’s our guide to NINE of the best beach clubs in Bali.
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.
Update: As of 2019, Finn’s has undergone a revamp which includes a huge expansion next door. We explored this section in 2017 when it was a spa and chill-pool, but it’s now been given the Finn’s touch.
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.
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 Omnia takes full advantage. The world-renowned Sake No Hana Japanese restaurant is on-site so you can enjoy some of the most delicious Japanese cuisine you’ll find anywhere as you look out over the ocean… then move outside to the pool and enjoy one of the gorgeous cocktails.
OMNIA is known for huge DJ sets and the big names in music (Steve Aoki and Nelly are on the current line-up). But it’s one with a grown-ups only vibe, so make arrangements for the kids if you’re planning to spend an afternoon 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. You’re bound to make a friend here and equally bound to have a blast.
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 are on the current line-up 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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