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 handful of new additions to best in Bali’s most hip and happening neighbourhoods so that all you need to do is turn up, tune out and lounge on… just don’t forget your swimsuit!
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…
Finns Beach Club – Canggu
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. 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 party ramps up inside. It’s one of the most comprehensive (and utterly breathtaking) beach clubs around…
Tropicola – Seminyak
Coconut oil melts in the sun, shellfish sizzles on an open fire, and the sounds of splashing, chatting and toes tapping reverberate against the sea. Sound like tropical heaven? You’re not wrong. This is Tropicola, the utopian invention from the unstoppable squad that gave us Motel Mexicola. It sits on a whopping 7000 square-metre expanse of beachfront hedonism, with three bars across multiple levels, two giant pools, a wood-fired open kitchen slinging some of the best beachy bites around, and of course, more cocktail-sipping, sun-soaking spots than you can shake a sarong at – all on Seminyak’s seemingly endless stretch of golden sand. This is one Bali beach club you need to know about.
Ibiza in Bali – Jimbaran
The island’s first Mediterranean-Ibiza style beach club, Ibiza in Bali brings European vibes, Balearic beats, Spanish cuisine and a whole lotta style to Jimbaran’s beachfront. Set on a beautiful white sand bay, Ibiza in Bali is centred by a gorgeous glass aquarium pool with a swim-up bar, and is fringed by plush daybeds and a rooftop lounge with a bubbling Jacuzzi. Bring your bikini, a big appetite and say “hola” to island heaven!
Café del Mar Bali
Born in Ibiza, reborn in Bali: the island’s most anticipated new beach club has arrived. Known worldwide for its dazzling sunsets and euphonic music sessions, the brand will feel right at home in Batu Belig on the celebrated Canggu shoreline with front row seats to Bali’s own famed sunsets. Visitors to Café del Mar Bali can expect all of the laid-back luxury associated with the hospitality and lifestyle brand which first launched as a sunset bar in Sant Antoni de Portmany on the Spanish island of Ibiza in 1980. Café del Mar has since blossomed into one of the world’s most revered entertainment venues, boasting multiple venues around the globe. It’s no surprise that music forms a key focus for each of these venues, as Café del Mar is also the world’s leading Chill House music label, and the birthplace to one of the longest running and most successful music compilation series in history.
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