Facing west, these beachfront restaurants and pool lounges are the perfect place to sip a cocktail as the sun goes down over the water. All differ in atmosphere; some are catered to the young 20-somethings, some are more suited for families with kids. See which venues we think are worth spending the majority of your day at…
Potato Head Beach Club
Situated right on the beach, this beach club is the best place to hang out, enjoy a drink and watch the sunset while listening to good music. Celebrity DJs, singers and other artists often play weekend gigs here so be sure to check out if there is a visiting guest or special event during your stay in Bali.Besides being famous for cocktails and a view of the sunset, Potato Head Beach Club also serves tasty Western fare such as Wagyu beef burgers and grilled lobsters. Prices are on the higher end for Bali, but many travellers find it well worth the money.
Ku De Ta
An iconic symbol of Seminyak’s original beachclub & nightlife culture, Ku De Ta was established in 2000 and still remains a top attraction for visitors to Bali. Located at the end of Oberoi Road, Ku De Ta serves as both a beachfront dining venue and a point of access to the coast. For those in a swanky mood, there are daybed lounges and libations being served around the clock, and for more low key beach goers there is a wide strip of sandy beach in front of the pool deck where you can plop your towel down, enjoy the sunshine and watch the surfers out in the breaking waves.As one of Asia’s most distinctive and beloved lifestyle destination icons, this place is a legend and no trip to Bali is complete without catching a sunset with a cocktail in hand at this local institution.
Location: Jl. Kayu Aya no.9, Seminyak
Hours: 8:00 am – 1:00 am
Contact: +62 (0) 361 736969
Cocoon Beach Club
Cocoon is a trendy pool and beach club on Double Six Beach. With VIP poolside cabanas, luxury day beds and full serviced beachfront bales, you can spend an entire day here sipping cocktails and dancing to the music.
Location: Jl. Double Six, No. 66 Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak
Contact: +62 361 731266
Bright umbrellas and colorful beanbags in the sand decorate this Spanish tapas bar’s beachfront setting. This funky beach shack is the place to be to admire an uninterrupted view of the pink-to-red-to-orange sky. Sangria in hand, toes in sand and laid-back reggae beats in the background, the simplicity of it all beat out some of Bali’s ultra luxe bars.Their daily fresh fish catches and seafood tapas deserve mention with their consistent quality and unique presentation.
Location: Jl. Double Six, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung
Hours: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 361 730603
Mozaic Beach Club
When the crowds get to be too much at the other beach venues, head to Mozaic for an off-the-beaten-track alternative. You can bring your own towel or rent one there for a few dollars and post up on a sunbed for the day. Located on Batubelig Beach, the views during sunset are spectacular and you can usually enjoy the scenery in peace without the hordes of people.Moazic is also a famous French fine dining restaurant known for their Ubud location. Here they feature an ever chaning, but always exquisite menu for beachfront patrons. It is the only Indonesian restaurant to be selected as one of the 100 World’s Best in the San Pellegrino Guide.