MEIMELALI.COM: 30 BEST BEACH CLUBS IN BALI | Updated for 2021 | Maimelali.com.
Creative cocktails, glittering infinity pools & superstar DJs spinning by the beach – we tested out Bali’s best beach clubs for your bucket list. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it…
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? We think not. Whiling away a sunshiney day (and night) at one of Bali’s best beach clubs is high priority on every Bali bucket list, so we’ve cherry-picked 30 of the very best from every happening neighbourhood. And psst – we’ve found the beach clubs that have reopened, and the ones that are still closed due to the pandemic. All you need to do is make a reservation, turn up, tune out and lounge on… just don’t forget your bikini!
Note: due to the current restrictions in Bali, some of the beach clubs that have reopened are only open on certain days and times, with limited capacity. We say, call ahead to double check and reserve your spot before heading to the beachfront!
THE BEST BEACH CLUBS IN BALI
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1. Café del Mar – Canggu
This so-hot-right-now beach club has brought Ibizan vibes to Bali, and our sun-kissed bods are forever grateful. You’ll want to flaunt your finest designer bikini here, because Café del Mar Bali is a breathtaking 10,000 square-metre, two-level beachfront pool club, perched on the sands of Berawa Beach in Canggu. It features a 1,000 square-metre infinity pool with views over the ocean, as well as private luxury cabanas that look more like oceanfront villas, a premium coastal-Mediterranean restaurant, multiple swim-up bars and cocktail lounges, as well as world-class staging for large, outdoor music events. Armed with a team of international talent and alllll the white-and-blue interiors you’d expect from this Ibiza-born brand, Café del Mar is a must on every Bali beach club hit-list.
Café del Mar, Jl Subak Sari, Canggu, p. +62 361 4471625.
2. Sundara Beach Club – Jimbaran
Located on the white-sand sweep of Jimbaran Bay, this elegant beach club and restaurant really nails the luxe ocean vibe. Offload the offspring at the kid’s club and lounge the afternoon away on one of the double day beds while getting your bronze on beside the 57-metre infinity pool. By night, pull up a sofa by the fire pit and enjoy Bali’s classiest cocktail list while soaking up the dreamy ambiance. Snack and graze off the casual menu, or if you’re feeling romantic, the main restaurant area is an absolute date night hit thanks to the posh Pan-Asian style cuisine and five-star service.
Sundara at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, p. +62 361 701 010, e. [email protected]
3. The Lawn – Canggu
Stylish cocktails, gourmet bites and a backyard beanbag setup mean that this happening spot on Batu Bolong Beach is a firm favourite when it comes to Canggu’s ever-growing beach club scene. With its commanding views overlooking the waves and one of the best sunset sites in town, the grass really is greener at The Lawn. There’s an oceanfront pool, beach-chic daybeds with boho umbrellas, and beautiful people lapping up the sunshine and good island vibes.
The Lawn, Jl Pura Dalem, Canggu, p. +62 361 335 1055, e. [email protected]
4. KU DE TA – Seminyak
One of the true Bali originals, KU DE TA continues to wow the crowds by always staying one step ahead of the pack. Simple, tasteful and elegant, this famous beach club and restaurant is quite simply unmissable. Eat brekkie or brunch by the beach, graze away the arvo by their oceanfront infinity pool, or settle in for a romantic dinner at the swish downstairs decking restaurant. For one of the hottest tables in town, head upstairs to their cutting-edge degustation kitchen, Mejekawi, for a next-level dining experience.
KU DE TA, Jl Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak, p. +62 361 736 969, e. [email protected]
5. La Brisa – Canggu
If beachfront cocktails and shabby-chic tropical vibes sounds like your kinda jam, then turn up and chill out at La Brisa – Canggu’s boho-beanbag beach club on Echo Beach with multiple pools overlooking the ocean. From the same family as Laguna, Favela, Sicilia and Plancha, La Brisa brings more of the same ramshackle cool that helped make all the others such roaring successes. Gorgeously casual with a chic edge (we love those reclaimed wooden deck chairs!), we’re stoked to say that none of the castaway island charm has been lost at La Brisa. Think rustic Spanish cooking, delish cocktails, swaying palm trees and a hot soundtrack to complement a lazy day in paradise.
La Brisa, Jl Pantai Batu Mejan Gg. La Brisa, Canggu, p. +62 81 139 466 66, e. [email protected]
6. Oneeighty – Uluwatu
Home to one of the world’s most jaw-dropping infinity pools, the Oneeighty cliff club at The Edge has to be seen to be believed. Not for the faint-hearted, swim out to the end and look down through the glass to the crashing Indian Ocean hundreds of feet below while sipping on your carefully crafted cocktail from the all-star mixologist team. Relax on the cliff-side VIP deck, recline on a sunbed in the sand, or take a table at the enclosed bar, where you can sample upmarket beachside fare. By night, the mood changes and Oneeighty transforms into a tranquil oasis, complete with a chilled soundtrack, fire pits and uplit coconut palms.
Oneeighty at The Edge, Jl Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, p. +62 361 847 0700, e. [email protected]
7. Finns Beach Club – Canggu
Ahhh 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 (on hold for the moment, obvs). 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 vibes ramp up inside. It’s one of the most comprehensive (and utterly breathtaking) beach clubs around…
Finns Beach Club, Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 844 6327, e. [email protected]
8. Sandy Bay Beach Club – Nusa Lembongan
Worth the trip over to Nusa Lembongan solely to hang out at this secluded beach club (they have their own private bay for goodness sake!) Sandy Bay is an absolute must visit. Sandy toes, sea breezes and the crashing blue ocean all add up to a setting that borders on dreamlike. Kick back by the infinity pool or find yourself a casual table to nibble on some of their fantastic beachy fare (the stacked Veggie Burger with a Bloody Mary is our fave!). Then, come sundown, there’s no better spot on the island to catch the nighttime display with an Islander Pimms in hand.
Sandy Bay Beach Club, Sandy Bay Beachfront Estate, Sunset Beach, Nusa Lembongan, p. +62 813 3757 0624 / +62 878 6227 4780, e. [email protected]
9. Komune Beach Club – Keramas
Perched smack bang in front of one of Bali’s best right-handers, Komune is the go-to spot for the wave riding crew who love a bit of five star après-surf. Pitch up by the pool and kick it on a beanbag or hammock whilst watching all the action going down out front. Meanwhile, the delish menu has got something for everyone, stuffed full of healthy juices, colourful cocktails, delicious seafood, authentic pizzas, fresh salads and plenty more to nibble on between surf and/or chill sessions. Don’t wanna go home? Check into one of the resort’s über cool rooms or villas so you can do it all again tomorrow…
Komune Beach Club, Jl Pantai Keramas, Keramas, p. +62 361 301 8888, e. [email protected]
10. Karma Beach Bali – Uluwatu
Break out the superlatives for this hidden paradise nestled at the bottom of south Bali’s dramatic sea cliffs. A boutique beach club with the whitest sand, bluest water and tropical-est of vibes (yeah we just made that word up), Karma Beach is quite simply stunning. Our insider tip is to get there by mid morning to secure your spot on one of their sun beds or beanbags, then just lounge the day away in five star fashion. Splash in the lagoon, hop on a SUP, then take a walk on the pristine beach before washing off the sand at the Karma Spa for a divine treatment or two. Pure bliss.
Karma Beach Bali, Karma Kandara Resort, Jl Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, p. +62 361 848 2222, e. [email protected]
11. El Kabron Cliff Club – Bingin
Overlooking Dreamland Beach and with jaw-dropping views all the way out to Uluwatu, El Kabron is a pilgrimage for savvy sunset worshippers who know that this is one of the best spots to watch the end-of-day show. The emphasis here really is on afternoon poolside grazing, sunset tipples and smart-casual dinners that roll on towards midnight. Make your friends green with envy with a cheeky Insta snap in their iconic infinity pool, with the Indian Ocean as a backdrop and a mandatory glass of Sangria, naturally.
El Kabron, Jl Pantai Cemongkak, Bingin, p. +62 85 100 803 416, e. [email protected]
12. COMO Beach Club – Canggu
This one’s for the A-listers and eco-conscious luxury lovers. COMO Beach Club is an exclusive destination from one of Bali’s most progressive resort brands, set amongst the stylish grounds of COMO Uma Canggu. This five-star Nirvana is just built for wining, dining and sunshine soaking in style, with everything we love about COMO locations Asia-wide: the fabulously sustainable designs, impeccable service, fresh local ingredients, and of course, feel-good vibes all around.
COMO Beach Club at COMO Uma Canggu, Jl Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu, p. +62 361 302 2228 e. [email protected]
13. Roosterfish Beach Club – Pandawa
Quirky, fun and playful, Roosterfish was the first beach club to make a home on Bali’s famous Pandawa Beach – a shimmering stretch of white sand at the base of a dramatically-carved cliff. It’s the house beach club of Renaissance Bali Uluwatu, situated 10 minutes from the resort with a free shuttle bus for in-house guests. Once you’re down on the sand, it’s a fabulous fusion of both land and sea (hence the name, Roosterfish) with fresh ingredients finding their way into the wood-fired pizzas, grilled seafood and oversized icy cocktails from the swim-up pool bar. Settle in for a day of smokey barbecues and signature Bloody Scary Mary’s, or just soak it all up from one of the floating bean bags.
Roosterfish, Jl Pantai Pandawa p. +62 811 3960 9781, e. [email protected]
14. Azul Beach Club – Legian
Overlooking the sands of Padma Beach in Legian, this sprawling bamboo tree-house has cosy, breezy nooks all over the place to eat, drink and be merry across its three floors. The mid-level al fresco bar is the epitome of tropical cool, with its balcony seating bays, eye-catching bar motifs and comfy furnishings. For daytime hangs, head out the back to grab a lounger and soak up the sun around the pool, while down on the ground floor sits the crown jewel: Azul’s casually chic restaurant with Bali’s first Tiki Bar. Cheers!
Azul Beach Club, Jl Padma No.2, Legian, Kuta, p. +62 361 765 759, e. [email protected]
Happy sunning Honeys!
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Sundays Beach Club – Uluwatu
A heady mixture of powder white sand and azure blue ocean tucked away at the edge of the world, Sundays Beach Club brings a heavenly combo of sun, sea and sand to your very own sun lounger. Take the cliff-side escalator down to this hidden oasis for magical beach hangs ’til the sun goes down, plus top-notch drinks and an expert gourmet menu. Graze on scrumptious seaside-inspired bites like Tempura Lobster Bao Buns, charcoal-grilled calamari and Steak Sangas, and lose track of time in between snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Oh, and if you stick around until after sunset, it’s beanbags, beach bonfires, marshmallows and nightly happy hours ’til late – not a bad way to sign off a balmy Bali day if you ask us…
Sundays Beach Club, Jl Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, p. +62 361 848 2111, e . [email protected]
OMNIA Dayclub – Uluwatu
It’s chic, exciting and unlike anything else on the island – OMNIA Dayclub is Uluwatu’s sky-high destination that’s shining an international light on Bali’s luxury lifestyle scene. This luxe playground is chock full of celeb-like lounging spots, jaw-dropping designs, fabulous cocktails, and of course, million-dollar views. And, with the internationally-acclaimed Hakkasan Group behind it, you can also expect good vibrations from superstar DJs, and award-winning cuisine from the dayclub’s stunning Sake no Hana restaurant.
OMNIA Dayclub Bali, Jl Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak Desa, Uluwatu, p. +62 361 8482 150, e. [email protected]
Potato Head Beach Club – Seminyak
With its Bali-inspired aesthetics and endless amounts of delish food & cocktails, Potato Head Beach Club is top of the list for most Bali visitors – and deservedly so. Get there nice and early (we recommend by 11am) so you can avoid the afternoon queues and bag yourself the best seat in the house for a day of luxe lounging before the sunset show kicks in. We lurrrve the hand-drawn cocktail list, grazing nibbles and smooth tunes curated by a top list of local and international DJs – not to mention the sustainable, zero-waste initiatives in place across the entire grounds of Desa Potato Head. And don’t forget to keep your eye on the events calendar – some of the biggest live shows on the island take place right here.
Potato Head Beach Club, Jl Petitenget No 51B, Seminyak, p. +62 361 473 7979, e. [email protected]
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…
Manarai Beach House, Lot N5 Kawasan Pariwisata – ITDC Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 4772 727. Open daily 9am -1am.
Finns VIP Beach Club – Canggu
If you want to add even more glam to your day at the beach, Finns Beach Club (above) has its very own VIP destination for superstar sun-soaking. Sitting right next door to the main beach club, Finns VIP Beach Club is a superlative experience lavished in five-star facilities and celeb-style services, wrapped up in island-chic aesthetics that sprawl across acres of manicured estate. Like a tropical Utopia that blends the glitz and glam of St Tropez or Santorini, Finns VIP Beach Club is in a class all of its own, complete with a dedicated Champagne Bar, sunglass-cleaning services, a world-class spa, gourmet picnic area and even a wholly private Penthouse to up the elite stakes even further. This is the bee’s knees of Bali’s beach clubbing scene.
Finns VIP Beach Club, Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 844 6327, e. [email protected]
Tropicola – Seminyak
Picture this: Palm trees swaying, piña coladas flowing and flamingo-print shirts bouncing from pool, to beach, to the bar and back again. Coconut oil is melting in the sun, shellfish is sizzling 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.
Tropicola Beach Club, Jl Pantai Batu Belig No.5, Seminyak, e. [email protected] Open daily 11am – midnight.
Ulu Cliffhouse – Uluwatu
Hovering high up on Bali’s Bukit peninsula, Ulu Cliffhouse has (quite literally) elevated the island’s beach club scene to giddy new heights. The unreal views across the deep blue Indian Ocean are pretty darn breathtaking, enhanced perfectly by a magnificent menu crafted by world-renowned Peruvian Chef Diego Muñoz. Throw in a 25-metre pool, a music recording studio, restaurant, bar and art space, and you’ve got one seriously cool hangout spot. Head down from 4pm and check out their daily DJ lineup – a rotating cache of local and international dudes who know just how to serenade that sunset.
Ulu Cliffhouse, Jl Labuan Sait No. 315, Padang-Padang, p. +62 81 338 812 502, e. [email protected]
SugarSand – Seminyak
A little bit beachy, a little bit boozy, big on the music and even bigger on the food – SugarSand is the perfect mishmash of everything we love: superb cuisine, expert cocktails, a killer bill of live music, and plenty of nods to local art, design and culture. Set across two-levels with unobstructed ocean views, SugarSand is kitted out with poolside daybeds, a toes-in-the-sand beach bar and seaside terrace serving coastal bites and cocktails. By day, graze on the Japanese Nikkei-inspired menu (try the zesty ceviche and tiraditos) and by night, head to the open-air rooftop lounge that just begs for nightly sundowners beneath candy-coloured skies.
SugarSand, Jl Camplung Tanduk No. 10, Seminyak Beach, p. +62 361 209 9999. Open daily 10am – 1am.
Ohana’s – Nusa Lembongan
Thanks to Ohana’s, island getaways to Nusa Lembongan have luxed up a notch. Ohana’s is “Lembo’s” beachfront destination that’s raised the bar for beach clubbing on Bali’s little sister island. A beachfront pool teeters on the edge of crystal clear waters, while small bites, seafood and salads are served up under breezy umbrellas and bright-white daybeds. Come early for the daytime vibes, stay for the sunset sessions, and stick around until after dark for dinner beneath the stars.
Ohana’s, Jungut Batu Beach, Gg. Nusa Indah, Nusa Lembongan, p. +62 811 3960 0787, e. [email protected] Open daily 7am – 11.30pm.
Ibiza in Bali – Jimbaran
The island’s first Ibizan-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!
Ibiza in Bali, Jl Pantai Kelan, Jimbaran Bay, p. +6281238171777, e. [email protected] Open daily 12pm – 8pm.
ABC Artotel Beach Club – Sanur
Sleepy Sanur? Not anymore. Artotel Beach Club (ABC) has ramped up Sanur’s rep with one of the hottest beach clubs on the island. Its nifty, internationally-acclaimed design is the work of the superstar architects behind Nihiwatu Sumba (swoon!), featuring a signature giant bamboo tree-house built around a hundred year-old Banyan Tree, a manicured lawn and absolute beachfront views in a stunning 7000 square-metre space. Lounge poolside with a cocktail in hand from one of four fabulous bars, and graze the day away on ABC’s seaside staples.
Artotel Beach Club, Jl Danau Tamblingan No.35 Sanur, p. +62 361 4491888, e. [email protected]
Le Pirate Beach Club – Nusa Ceningan
Located on the tiny island of Nusa Ceningan – just across the famous yellow bridge from Lembongan – Le Pirate is one of Bali’s best-kept secrets. Whether it’s daytime lounging by the pool surrounded by turquoise ocean and swaying coconut trees, or settling in for another spectacular sunset across the lagoon, no adventure around the island is complete without stopping at Le Pirate. Island hoppers should also check out Le Pirate’s other locations on the famous Gili T, and in the castaway hotspot of Labuan Bajo in Flores.
Le Pirate, Nusa Ceningan, Lembongan, Bali, p. +62 361 733 493, e. [email protected]
S.K.A.I. Beach Club – Legian
Concealed deep in the heart of the five-star Padma Resort Legian, S.K.A.I. Beach Club ticks all the boxes for a spot of beach club lounging away from the party crowds. Relax, recline and unwind whilst sampling the beachy menu and super refreshing drinks. Top up the tan in the outdoor lounge area, or give your sun-kissed skin a break in the infinity pool, which offers gorgeous views all the way along Legian Beach.
S.K.A.I. Beach Club at Padma Resort Legian, Jl Padma No.1, Legian, p. +62 361 752 111, e. [email protected]
Kubu at AYANA – Jimbaran
Accessible via a private cliff-inclinator, AYANA resort’s very own castaway beach club is a hidden paradise of powder white sand, calm turquoise waters and cocktails to die for. Bamboo-boho chic with a vintage Bali vibe, our hot tip here is to check out the retro arak cocktails and settle in for a sublime massage under a coconut tree. Or check out some of the fab local style food like oxtail soup and grilled satay.
*Note, the beach club is only open to in-house guests of AYANA, so you’ll have to check-in before you can check it out!
Kubu at AYANA, Jl Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, p. +62 361 702 222, e. [email protected]
Cocoon Beach Club – Legian
A chic mix of casual fine dining, funky music and luscious lounging, Cocoon is truly a multi-purpose beach club offering something for everyone depending on the time of day or night you happen to drop by. A relaxed and informal enclave for poolside wining, dining and grazing during the day, Cocoon transforms itself into an atmospheric dining venue in the evening, with stylish décor and flickering candles creating an ambiance that is perfectly complemented by the sensational Asian-Mediterranean style menu.
Cocoon Beach Club, Jl Double Six, No. 66 Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak, p. +62 361 731 266, e. [email protected]