The travel hotspot of Bali is famed for its idyllic waters, breathtaking cliffsides and vibrant culture. Now that travel is back on our radars, you may be wanting to book that long overdue island getaway to experience a holiday of well-deserved relaxation.
Capturing impeccable coastal views, these five beach clubs are the pinnacle of island-style serenity. From sipping cocktails at sunset to doing yoga classes set behind the Indian Ocean, Bali’s luxurious beach clubs and resorts provide the ultimate setting for catching up on some rest and relaxation.
Single Fin, Uluwatu
Opened in 2008, Single Fin has long been a Bali beach club favourite. Perched overlooking the incredible Uluwatu surf break, Single Fin is one of the most scenic places to enjoy a Bintang or coffee during your tropical island holiday.
Every Sunday, the venue comes alive with music thanks to regular international DJs and live acts. Coupled with good food, stellar sunsets and chic decor, a trip to Single Fin is a no-brainer.
Karma Beach Bali, Ungasan
Presenting a truly private beach experience is the breathtaking Karma Beach Bali. Located in Ungasan, away from the hustle and bustle, this private beach destination is surrounded by natural beauty.
Serving up the Mediterranean, Asian and Indonesian cuisine, Karma Beach Bali is the perfect place to go for a delicious meal and a cocktail. Or, if you would prefer to dance the night away, the venue also plays host to DJs and other live music events.
The Lawn, Canggu
Situated right on Canggu Beach, The Lawn is another Bali establishment that continues to attract visitors and locals alike with its laid-back ambience, incredible views, music and delicious drinks and food. Combining easy lounging with casual fine dining, The Lawn curates a relaxed, beachside atmosphere.
To make the most of your visit, be sure to book a daybed so you can lounge while soaking up those Indian Ocean views.
Ulu Cliffhouse, Uluwatu
Clinging to the cliffside of the Bukit Peninsula is Ulu Cliffhouse, a spectacular resort-style beach club with panoramic ocean views. Comprising a 25-metre infinity pool, sunbathing bungalows, dreamy white interiors and an extensive cocktail list, Ulu Cliffhouse is the lavish playground you’ve been searching for.
The dance floor has seen the likes of Carl Cox to Fatboy Slim on its decks, to guarantee a night out will never be lacking in excitement. If you’re opting for a more relaxing day, save the party for later and make use of the venue’s direct access to Uluwatu Beach via cliff steps.
If you’re in search of a dreamy island wedding venue, Ulu Cliffhouse is also available for wedding hire.
La Brisa, Canggu
La Brisa, meaning sea breeze, is a tropical haven positioned on the shoreline of Echo Beach in Canggu. The venue itself is crafted using reclaimed wood from more than 500-year-old fishermen’s boats and today is one of Bali’s most well-known eco-friendly beach clubs.
Enticing cocktails fill the menu at La Brisa and cover classic Aperol Spritzes to a signature Ylang Fizz, infused with gin, sundat flower and sugar syrup.
Make your way to La Brisa every Sunday for the weekly farmers initiative to support local growers and find a market amassing organic, baked and zero-waste goods. Or, if you’re looking to connect with your inner yogi, La Brisa offers a one-hour oceanside yoga class from 8 am to 9 am, Thursdays through to Sundays.
Mano Beachouse, Seminyak
Time slows down at Mano Beachhouse with its ethos of laidback, island vibes. Stepping into Mano Beachhouse, you will feel as though you are in a tropical island jungle. The decor is inspired by tribal designs and bohemian aesthetics, delivering the ultimate beachside paradise.
A menu brings together the best of seasonal and farm-grown produce in dishes. House-pressed juices, ex-pat coffee and a range of cocktails are also on offer to quench your thirst any time of day or night..
Kuta Social Club, Kuta
Sip cocktails as you soak in vista water views at the newly established Kuta Social Club, positioned on the island’s most famous and bustling beach strip. Boasting infinity pools to soak in and watch the ocean below as well as a decadent Mediterranean-inspired menu to indulge in, this rooftop venue is set to become a Bali favourite.
Brought to life by Ara Design, the interiors of the club are cool and classy, reflecting the backyard of the Indonesian coastline with geometric shapes and hardwood floors.
Presenting an oasis for Bali nightlife and one of the best places to take in coastal views, Kuta Social Club is open every day from 11 am to 11 pm.
Mari Beach Club, Seminyak
For those wanting to escape the crowds and still soak in the best of the Balinese coast, make your way to Mari Beach Club in Seminyak. Mari Beach Club curates a ‘Little Bali’ space for relaxation away from the bustling city centre. A mixture of natural material, earthy tones and white cabanas, the space is perfectly poised for your next holiday sunbathing session.
The dining space, Sole, is tucked on the Batu Belig beachfront and is a mixture of the Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine. Curated by acclaimed Head Chef Martin Löving, the delicious food menu (and cocktails) can be enjoyed in front of the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean.
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