Soaking up the sun, sipping on cold drinks, sampling gourmet cuisine and schmoozing with like minded people—it’s all a part and parcel of the Bali experience. But where can you go to maximise your time outdoors, dine and drink, socialise, and experience some of the Southeast Asia’s biggest parties with international DJs and live music acts all at the same time? Read on for Ultimate Bali’s list of the island’s best beach clubs where you can do it all next to the sea and under the sun and the stars.
Komune Beach Club
Located on an isolated stretch of black sand on Keramas Beach, Komune is a haven for surfers, sun worshippers and those looking for something a bit off the beaten trail. Keramas is known for it’s consistent rolling surf break, so whether you’re hitting the swells or watching the waves roll in from the circular bar and restaurant or beachside pool, you’ll never get bored with the scenery here. Plus, they also set up floodlights on the ocean at night, so you can hit the best waves even after dark.
Ku De Ta
After 13 years, Ku De Ta still pulls in the crowds for its tropical chic ambiance, stellar food and drinks, and pulsating parties with some of the world’s best DJs. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dancing, Ku De Ta offers something for everyone. Stake out a lounger early in the day for some serious sun tanning sessions, watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean with a martini in hand, or dance the night away to killer beats. Ku De Ta also hosts regular parties with top DJs that draw in crowds from all corners of Bali and all over the world.
A haven for hipsters, Woo Bar at the W Retreat and Spa offers comfy beanbags and round daybeds overlooking the ocean, a spacious pool for cooling off during the day, lounge seating next to the ocean-themed bar and a great menu of naughty and nice drinks, tapas and fresh seafood. After dark, the space turns into a hip nightlife hotspot with DJs playing funky beats under the stars.
Cocoon Beach Club
Relaxed poolside dining by day, sophisticated fine dining venue in the evening and fashionable lounge and bar for cocktails and dancing after dark, Cocoon Beach Club is one of Bali’s most stylish beach clubs. The patio is where it’s at in the day with plush white daybeds and umbrellas and hints of azure throughout that mirror the glittering pool. Private bales on the beach are the perfect spot for romantic dinners, and afterwards, DJs set up poolside for stellar sets that are sure to get you moving.
Potato Head Beach Club
Smack dab in the middle of all the Seminyak action, Potato Head Beach Club is an oasis of sun, sand and sea for those seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of Jalan Petitenget. Make your way past the massive wall of antique wooden shutters and the space opens up to a sleek bar and dining area fronted by a wide grassy expanse and aquamarine pool overlooking the beach and the ocean. Throw in fine Asian-inspired cuisine and creative cocktails, and you’ve got a great reason to settle in for the long haul. Potato Head also hosts rocking parties on a regular basis with top acts from around the world.
Karma Beach Bali
To get to this exclusive beach club, take the funicular 85 metres down the side of a towering cliff, and you will arrive at a ‘secret’ white sand beach that spills into a turquoise lagoon. A bamboo pavilion awaits with lounge seating and a thatch roofed kitchen that serves up delicious Mediterranean fare, icy cold beers and cocktails, and sun loungers beckon on the pristine sand.