Bali Travel Guide

Bali’s 10 Best Beach Clubs

PHOTO: Le Pirate Facebook

Whether you want to immerse yourself in Balinese culture at Hindu temples like Uluwatu, catch some waves, or just soak up the sun, these 10 awesome beach clubs are great places to start.

Bali is known for all sorts of incredible features. Temples, jungles, rivers, spas—where to start? When you’re on an island, the answer is always the beach. And in Bali, you’ve got everything from top-notch ocean waves to kid-friendly shallow bays. One thing is for sure—it’s gonna be gorgeous.

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Rock Bar Bali

One of the most renowned beach bars not just in Bali but in the whole world, Rock Bar gets its name from the rock formation it sits on. It’s the only dining venue at AYANA Resort & Spa in Jimbaran that’s open to the public, and it draws crowds for the jaw-dropping views of the sea, its great food and drinks, and international DJs. Sip an lychee Martini and nibble on fried calamari and other international tapas as you watch the sunset over the waves crashing against the rocks below.

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Kubu Beach Club

Inspired by 1960s Bali, Kubu Beach Club is AYANA’s newest place to hang by the beach. It occupies a secluded spot on the coast, where a palapa-esque structure has been carved into the cliff and strewn with lounge chairs, wooden tables surrounding palm trees, and decorative baskets and shells. Order some Balinese satays with steamed rice cakes and savor the food and the views.

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Ku De Ta

In bustling Seminyak, Ku De Ta was the first full-service beach club catering to a laid-back but sophisticated crowd with an all-day restaurant, bar, outdoor lounge, pool, and beach access. You could stay there all day, starting with avocado toast for breakfast, grazing on pizza or sushi for lunch, sipping cocktails, and dancing ’til the sun comes up again. Or splurge on the sublime tasting menu at Mejekawi, which serves innovative Indonesian cuisine in a relaxed fine dining environment.

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Potato Head Beach Club

Potato Head Bali in Seminyak bills itself as “the home of tropical modernism” and its chic design lives up to that promise. Four bars and restaurants each have their own identity, from the authentic Indonesian restaurant Kaum—which serves classics like gado gado and nasi goreng with a variety of sambals (hot pastes or sauces)—to the breezy Potato Head Restaurant, where weathered shutters decorate the ceiling. Design fans will love its sister hotel Katamama and Potato Head’s other locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Jakarta.

PHOTO: Sundays Beach Club
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Sundays Beach Club

A day pass at Sundays Beach Club in Uluwatu gets you inclinator (that’s “inclilne+elevator”) access, towels, wi-fi, a kayak, snorkeling or stand-up paddleboarding equipment, and a food and beverage credit to use at the restaurant. Tuck into a fresh poke bowl or burger and stay for the nightly bonfires at sunset. You might want to indulge in a relaxing massage at the Spa Bale overlooking the ocean.

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Finn’s Beach Club

This dreamy all-bamboo structure sets the tone for a chill tropical getaway at Finn’s Beach Club in Canggu, where DJs spin starting at 1 pm. Reserve a single or double day bed and laze the day away, splashing around the infinity pool with its swim-up bar, sunbathing on the beach, and munching on fresh salads, satays, and pizza. The main restaurant in the bamboo structure houses a beautiful restaurant with a massive chandelier made of woven baskets and boasts excellent views of the sea.

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Karma Kandara Beach Club

Karma has resorts and beach clubs around the world, including five properties in Bali. Tucked away in a hidden cove only accessible by the resort’s private hill tram, Karma Kandara Beach Club is a hotspot for fashionistas and hedonists who come for the sultry vibes and lounge music. The beach club offers spa treatments, water sports, and outdoor movies screened on the sand.

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The Lawn

The Lawn may have started as a place to grab a coconut water from an old VW camper, but it’s now one of Canggu’s go-to spots for locals, expats, and visitors. The vibe is very boho-chic, with a picnic area on the grass surrounded by palm trees and fringed umbrellas, a restaurant decorated with local textiles, a pool with a swim-up bar, and lounge chairs on the beach deck. This is the place to be on Friday nights when wine, beer, cocktails, and pizza are half off from 7-11 pm.

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Le Pirate

Le Pirate hotel and beach club on the island of Nusa Ceningan has great views of the Indiana Jones-style suspension bridge connecting the island to Nusa Lembongan. This place has a cute vibe with aqua Adirondack chairs and no-frills white beach huts. The pool is a bit small, but there’s easy beach access.

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COMO Uma Canggu

The latest opening for the wellness-focused COMO brand of hotels and resorts, this serene spot in Canggu is set to open this month with 119 rooms and suites, a signature COMO Shambala retreat, and delicious food at the COMO Beach Club. The property is also partnering with Tropicsurf to offer surfing lessons.