Ajay Junaid
January 31, 2019
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There’s not a lot I can say about Bali that hasn’t already been said. It is my personal favourite when it comes to holiday destinations in Asia and is home to some of the most relaxing and craziest beach clubs.

Navigating Bali’s beach clubs is a daunting task and one that is quite time-consuming. Although if you already know where to go, you’re more likely to have a good time and re-visit. Each of the beach clubs selected within this list have their own uniqueness and serve both a niche and the mass.

Potato Head Beach Club

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Location: Seminyak, Bali

Cocktail Prices: 110k - 140k (IDR)

Potato Head Beach Club - a venue that is set apart by its idyllic tropical setting and an amphitheatre structure, featuring an iconic facade of coloured antique shutters, salvaged from across Indonesia. Potato Head is also known for its delicious pizza’s and cocktails, from the fun-to-drink Daquiri Natural to the intoxicating Moscow Mule - I highly recommend you buy a couple pizza’s with a bucket of beer and get to work on that dad bod.

We would highly recommend to get there nice and early to take advantage of the day beds guaranteeing a scenic view that you will not forget. Fade away into the sand and ocean to the smooth tunes of Potato Heads carefully curated local and international DJs.

Not only is it a place to lounge about and drink away the day but it’s also on the forefront of the festival industry, putting on some of the biggest live shows the tropical island has witnessed.

Finns Beach Club & VIP

Image Credits: Fodors Travel Guide

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Location: Canggu, Bali

Cocktail Prices: 135k+ (IDR)

The experience is what matters at Finns Beach Club. A beautiful beachfront facing the famous Berawa surf break, unbeatable 180-degree ocean views, a striking bamboo structure and guaranteed sunset views. Take in the sounds from the resident DJs playing daily from 9 am (yeah, that’s right!) and the Finns vocalists take over the reins from 4 pm.

Finns VIP offers five-star facilities such as cleaning your sunglasses, spa’s, gourmet picnic areas, and even a dedicated champagne bar - emphasizing the ‘important’ in VIP. An exclusive beach club with top-notch vibes.

You will most certainly leave Finns/VIP awestruck, relaxed, sun-kissed and most definitely begin thinking about planning a trip back.

OMNIA Dayclub

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Location: Uluwatu, Bali

Entrance Fee: 200k (IDR)

You will not find a beach club anything quite like OMNIA in the world, let alone on the island of Bali.

Centred in Uluwatu’s sky-high destination (atop a 100-meter plateau overlooking the Indian Ocean), filled with mouth-watering cocktails, luxurious lounging spots, and the main attraction which are of course the breathtaking views. I haven’t even told you the best part, you can catch performances by world-class DJs thanks to being owned by the Hakkasan Group.

You pay for what you get and with OMNIA you’ll get the 5-star treatment, an array of VIP areas - setting a new standard of service and experience. 

Ku De Ta Beach Club

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Location: Seminyak, Bali

Cocktail Prices: 135k (IDR)

Ku De Ta will always be referred to as Bali’s original sunset destination. A combination of functioning as a restaurant, bar, and beach lounge that’s set to an eclectic soulful soundtrack with panoramic views across the Indian Ocean. Take in the locally-influenced Haute cuisine by the beach, and laze about into the evening alongside the oceanfront infinity pool.

Ku De Ta is the ultimate trendsetter for luxury nightlife and picturesque views.

Tropicola Beach Club

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Location: Seminyak, Bali

Cocktail Prices: 120k (IDR)

Picture this, the golden Bali sand, lounging around a pool, palm trees swaying with the wind, and free-flowing cocktails. Does this sound like the tropical paradise of your dreams? Of course, it does. This is Bali’s freshest beach club which is the 80s inspired Tropicola, from the same team that gave us Motel Mexicola - a haven for tequila drinkers.

The idea behind Tropicola was to create something unique, where tourists and locals alike could shade from the scorching heat and yet still be able to take in the sun as it reflects off the Indian Ocean. This will definitely give you Miami and Playa Del Carmen-esque vibes. As they would say in the 1980’s - gnarly!

Sundays Beach Club

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Location: Uluwatu, Bali

Entrance Fee: 450k (IDR)

Bonfires by the sea at sunset. Need I say any more?

It’s called Sundays Beach Club for a reason, the ethos and theme behind it is quite simply every day here is a Sunday!

Ocean view dining, half-price cocktail hours, live music, water sports and a spa - they have done a great job at making sure no matter who you are you’ll enjoy it and relax as if it’s a Sunday.

The Lawn Beach Club

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Location: Canggu, Bali

Cocktail Prices: 120k - 140k (IDR

The ultimate beach lounge for young travellers and influencers, there are also a variety of Instagram-worth spots all across The Lawn.

Featuring an outdoor pool deck overlooking mesmerizing scenic views of Batubolong Beach, beach-chic daybed, as well as a well thought out yet comprehensive menu consisting of light bites and mains.

Also for all you hip-hop fans, The Lawn will be hosting Tyga on 24th February.

The grass is greener at The Lawn - literally.

La Brisa Beach Club

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Location: Canggu, Bali

Cocktail Prices: 110+ (IDR)

La Brisa - quite literally translates to ‘the breeze’ and comes from the squad that brought you La Favela, La Plancha and La Laguna. Nestled on the foreshore of Echo Beach, 100% built from the reclaimed wood of 500+ old fisherman boats and expertly hand decorated - and let me tell you that it is absolutely breathtaking.

A trendy and eco-friendly beach club with genuine Balinese hospitality.

Oneeighty at the Edge Beach Club

Image Credits: The Seminyak Snob

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Location: Uluwatu, Bali

Cocktail Prices: 140k+ (IDR)

Located within the estate of the ultra-exclusive The Edge villas, celebrating sophisticated beach culture set 500ft above the Indian Ocean. Days and nights are two entirely different atmospheres at Oneeighty. During the day you can find yourself swimming out to the edge and looking down through the glass as the Indian Ocean tides crash against the rocks. As the sunsets, oneeighty transforms into a tranquil oasis, complete with fire pits and relaxing soundwaves.

Azul Beach Club

Image Credits: NOW! Bali Magazine

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Location: Legian, Bali

Cocktail Prices: 100k - 120k (IDR)

Essentially, an enormous bamboo tree house consisting of three levels. An open-air dining area, Bali’s first tiki bar, and lounging space with an infinity pool overlooking the beach. Each of the floors offers you a unique and handcrafted experience. The bamboo structure helps to provide a cool and relaxing spot away from the Bali heat.

Honorable Mentions:

Manarai Beach House

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SugarSand

Image Credits: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach