There may be more than 17,000 islands in Indonesia, but with its idyllic white-sand beaches, gorgeous limestone cliffs, and enchanting cultural scene, we can safely say that Bali shines the brightest in terms of tourism.
Free-spirited travelers as well as adventurous souls have been making pilgrimages to this little Indonesian treasure for decades and have consistently been entranced by its legendary waves, warm people, and distinctive cuisine. Unsurprisingly, Bali has turned into one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations. Whether you’re looking to dance your days away, enjoy leisurely lunches with your family, or sundowners in front of the Indian Ocean, there’s more than enough variety to satisfy all tastes and ages here.
We’ve compiled a list of the most unmissable beach bars in Bali to help you get the most out of your island getaway. After all, who doesn’t like sipping to the sunset from a sweet spot with a sea view? Let’s get into it.
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Ku De Ta
Situated on Seminyak’s idyllic sandy shores is the warm and inviting Ku De Ta. An upscale beach club complete with inviting day beds, a beachside infinity pool, and exclusive vibes, what more could you want?
Their delectable, sustainable cuisine, prepared by South African chef Jeremy Hunt, is inspired by the island’s seasonal produce, and it’s earned them a well-deserved reputation on the culinary scene for being one of the best beach bars in Bali.
While its postcard-worthy views and friendly staff create a vibrant atmosphere, an energetic crowd of fun locals and laidback locals complete the perfect blend. Ku De Ta fits perfectly with the cultural heartbeat of Bali and makes it more than worthy of repeat visits. And of course, their handcrafted cocktails are to die for.
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No.9, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: P. +62 361 736969
Opening hours: Friday to Sunday, 8 am to 11 pm, Monday to Thursday, 12 pm to 11 pm
The Lawn is a spotless beach bar nestled on the shores of one of Bali’s most well-regarded surf spots, where you’re likely to find Afrobeat or yacht rock soundtracks perfect for summertime vibes.
Featuring an unforgettable menu that can be served over a daybed with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, this is seaside dining with flair and the perfect place for sunset lounging. Naturally, there’s also an elaborate drinks list, and like the food, the drinks focus on local ingredients as well as techniques by serving modern classics with local twists. The stand-outs are the Arak infusions, and the refreshing Aperol Slush with Vodka, lemon, blood orange, and Aperol, which really embodies the spirit of The Lawn.
Best of all, its service is faultlessly friendly, which makes it a stellar choice for breezy lunch dates, sundowners, or long dinners.
Address: Jl. Pura Dalem, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: P. +62 361 6200602
Opening hours: Open Daily, 12 pm to 10 pm
Sundays Beach Club
Sundays Beach Club might just be one of the most exciting sundowner spots in all of Bali. As a matter of fact, the experience starts with you undertaking a funicular ride backdropped by dazzling turquoise lagoons to reach the beautiful white sand beach this club is housed on.
What’s more, the food and drink provisions at Sundays Beach Club are kept to the same standards as the six-star luxury Ungasan Resort just above, so you can rest assured that it’s both pristine and unforgettable. On top of this, you get to explore scattered rock pools, enjoy complimentary water sports or relax and toast some marshmallows while enjoying cocktails with bands or DJs as the sun sets over the cliffside.
Plus, their beach-inspired menu is served fresh all day long. Needless to say, it’s the perfect end to a day in paradise and well worth the $25 entrance ticket.
Address: Jl. Pantai Sel. Gau Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia
Contact: P. +62 821-4405-7406
Opening hours: Open Daily, 12 pm to 8 pm
As Bali’s first adults-only day club, it comes as no surprise that Savaya is a one-of-a-kind, all-night party experience straight out of your wildest dreams.
This swanky geometric club is perched 200 feet atop the Bukit peninsula with sweeping sea views and gorgeous scenery. It also has a delightful modern-Japanese restaurant onsite that does an omakase cocktail menu, complete with butler-like service. In fact, the staff have been known to throw free beer into the pool to help their high-profile clientele to cool down and relax.
Menu highlights include the Pomelo mojitos, the Abe River with sake, wasabi-washed clarified tomato, celery, and apple liquor, as well as the show-stopping Chilean sea bass in a Champagne-yuzu-miso dressing. All in all, with its memorable atmosphere and first-rate fine dining, it’s an excellent place to lounge out, and a great addition to Bali’s tourism scene.
Address: Jl. Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Contact: +62 812-3856-9307
Opening hours: Friday to Sunday, 1 pm to 12 am
From its breathtaking shipwreck chic décor to its sustainable construction and hearty Balinese hospitality, having a drink at this highly sought-after sunset hotspot is both soothing and enchanting, much like the sea breeze, it’s named after.
In addition to being built using reclaimed wood from more than 500 old fisherman boats, this beach bar takes its eco-friendly ethos even further by utilizing a menu with a strong focus on serving up locally sourced and environmentally conscious production.
The drinks list screams island life, and highlights include the Herb & Spice, with gin, lemongrass, and chili, as well as the Bali Sunset, with watermelon and rum. The menu also delivers, with succulent pork belly bao buns and tuna tartare. Still, it might not be the best place for a big meal, since the menu is geared toward small plates.
Nonetheless, we can confidently say that it’s one of the most vibrant, trendy, and eco-friendly venues on the island.
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: [email protected]
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 12 am to 10 pm, Saturday to Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm
Situated within the heart of the vibrant Seminyak area and playing host to the biggest saltwater pool in Bali, Mrs. Sippy is one of Bali’s most well-known and revered open-air party venues. Recently reopened, Mrs. Sippy has received an impressive revamp to bring its iconic rouge decor into the 2020s.
The menu consists of fresh, locally sourced produce cooked with traditional wood firing techniques, and there’s more than enough variety to satisfy even the fussiest eaters, while their delicious, freshly prepared cocktails have also earned them quite a reputation.
Add a five-meter diving board, breathtaking scenery, and 2 for 1 drink specials on Thursdays and Sundays, and you’re left with one of the best spots to unwind in all of Bali.
Address: Jl. Raya Sebali, Keliki, Kec. Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 8989102
Opening hours: Open Daily, 10 am to 9 pm
At 100 feet up, this cliffside Uluwatu playground not only showcases the raw natural beauty of the Bukit Peninsula, but the storied history of this mythical venue.
Its aesthetic is a tropical take on mid-century glamour complemented by warm and welcoming Balinese soul, as well as diligent service. In fact, Ulu Cliffhouse even offers an additional vantage point set hundreds of steps below on a rocky jetty, which gives you spectacular opportunities for galavanting in the Indian Ocean.
In line with the quirkiness of its escapist vibe, it’s also a great destination for culinary aficionados. Chef Diego Munoz has gone above and beyond to curate a world-class dining experience, with showstoppers including the clam risoni with braised artichoke, the delectable barbecue pork ribs, and the smoked pineapple margaritas.
Adding to the fun, this venue also has first-rate music programming, with exceptional acts like Carl Cox and Eric Powell’s Mobile Disco as well as Fatboy Slim having previously graced their stage. The day club also hosts weekly outdoor cinema screenings, playing old classics and new releases served up with freshly popped popcorn and glasses of chilled wine.
It will come as no surprise that Ulu Cliffhouse is one of the world’s most sought-after beach club destinations, and in our opinion, it just might be the ultimate place for a day out in Bali.
Address: Jl. Labuansait Jl. Uluwatu No.315, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 8989102
Opening hours: Open Daily, 12 pm to Late
Where are the nicest beaches in Bali?
It’s generally agreed that most of the best beaches in Bali can be found in the south around Kuta, Jimbaran, and the Bukit Peninsula. While the hippie town of Canggu has become increasingly popular in recent years and is peppered with great beach bars, the wild black sands shores are favored for surfing and watersports rather than swimming and relaxing. Instead, the most breathtaking coastal views remain in Uluwatu where great surf and swimming beaches are overlooked by majestic limestone cliffs.
Where is the party scene in Bali?
Bars and nightclubs can be found in every neighborhood of Bali, but the heartbeat of the island’s nightlife lies in places Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, and even further south in the Bukit Peninsula, like Uluwatu and Ungasan. Seminyak is home to the highest concentration of late-night dance clubs, while you’ll find the best beach bars in Canggu and Uluwatu.
How much does it cost to enter the beach clubs in Bali?
The cost to enter the beach clubs in Bali varies, but most events cost less than 300,000 IDR ($20) and general day admission is often free. Visitors will, however, often have to agree to a minimum spend or credit premium towards food and beverages in order to reserve a sun lounger or day bed at most of Bali’s day clubs. We also recommend purchasing tickets to special events like dance parties or festivals far in advance, because the door price is often much higher than the ticket cost.