One defines an enjoyable trip by combining good food with excellent views. Now, picture yourself relaxing on white silky soft sands, the light breeze fluttering through the nearby palm trees while sipping on an exotic fruity cocktail. Sounds like a perfect time on the beach, doesn’t it? Well, this is indeed a perfect month to your toes in the sand and feel the breeze of tropical air. As you do so, you need a place to chill-out with the right vibe and light snacks. We highlight some of the island’s best beachfront venues worth checking out.
Finn’s Beach Club
Located at the famous surf beach of Berawa, Finn’s Beach Club invites everyone to laze the whole afternoon away under the sun. Comfort yourself on a white sand beach or swim in a 30-meter infinity-edge pool with classy cocktails on hand from the swim up pool bar.
Built from sustainable bamboo materials, the bamboo structure is designed to allow visitors to have a guaranteed ocean view. If you want to get the best angles to snap shots of surfers in action, the second level provides bars and sunset lounge with a cinemascope ocean view. For surfers, night surfing is recommended at Berawa Beach as the club’s designed lights allow surfers to continue carving up the waves. Due its popularity, you may want to make a reservation before arrival.
A : Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu
T : +62 361 8446327
W : www.finnsbeachclub.com
Beach Bar & Grill
Spend your day by the beach while witnessing the sunset on the Indian Ocean from the eastern coastline. A perfect spot with the best leisurely vibe of Nusa Dua Beach, The Sofitel’s Beach Bar & Grill offers live barbecue snacks and light a la carte options for everyone.
With a strategic location on the prettiest of calm beaches, you can choose to spend time by sitting on the outdoor chaise lounges or poolside chairs. Either to bask on the hot sunlight or hide under a shaded spot with views of the resort’s beachfront coconut grove, you will appreciate every little moment, which will reaffirm your love for the island. At the end of the day, you will only wish if the day could last longer.
Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach
A : ITDC Lot N5, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 849 2888
W : www.sofitel-bali-nusadua.com
Highlighting the dazzling ‘aquatic fireworks’ from waves crashing off a coral reef at high tide, Rock Bar is widely respected as one of the world’s most popular entertainment venues. Located on natural rocks 46 feet above the Indian Ocean at the foot of Ayana’s towering cliffs, the innovative open-top bar is the island’s most glamorous sunset.
On either side of the rock, two timber platforms feature comfortable sofas and provide additional viewing points. One is accessed via a natural cave, a unique entrance that leads to a secret garden over the beach. Be prepared for the hypnotic beats while enjoying yourself on comfortable lounge-style seating. A delectable selection of tapas and mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine are perfect combinations with dramatic rock formations and rolling wave views.
Ayana Resort & Spa
A : Karang Mas Estate, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
T : +62 62 361 702222
W : www.ayanaresort.com
Eight degrees South
Catching the smell of the sea breeze in a warm and intimate ambiance, Conrad’s beachfront venue will remind you to be thankful to live on the island. Offering a stunning backdrop of Tanjung Benoa’s stretching sands, this restaurant delivers a first-class culinary journey with a dynamic reflection of the island’s coastal life.
Be tempted by fresh seafood and classic grilled dishes served with a contemporary presentation for your private BBQ on the beach. Watch the sun fall beneath the glittering horizon of the sea and continue on to a romantic dinner. Gaze up at the star-lit night sky and listen to the crashing waves to take your day to an epic end. This truly luxurious experience will be a tropical-dining adventure that lingers in your heart.
A : Jalan Pratama 168, Tanjung Benoa
T : +62 361 778 788
W : www.conradbali.com
Taking its name from the salt pans in Goa Lawah, Sea Salt brings guests flavours that are both local and international; some inspired and others traditional, some simple and a few slightly more complicated, some meals for one and others to share, some spicy and a couple that are not too spicy.
Highlighting some flavours to share, the Traditional Balinese Megibung is a unique and very traditional way of sharing food with friends and family. This is an excellent way to sample the local cuisine and is decoratively served on a carved timber stand.
A : Buitan Village, Manggis, Karangasem
T : +62 363 41011
W : www.alilahotels.com
Orientated towards the Indian Ocean and blessed with one of Bali’s best views, Sands is the place to enjoy modern Balinese-influenced Mediterranean and Californian-inspired cuisine. With an emphasis on freshness, the restaurant’s interactive all-day dining experience incorporates an open-kitchen concept and a market-place atmosphere where guests can try their hand at cooking under the guidance of their highly skilled chefs.
The casual ambience is complemented by its signature walk-in their wine cellar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this dining experience represents the popular seashore dining scene.
The Anvaya Beach Resort
A : Jalan Kartika, Tuban, Kuta, Badung
T : +62 361 759991
W : www.theanvayabali.com
S.K.A.I. Beach Club
Located at the busiest beachfront of Legian Beach, this newest addition to Padma Resort Legian will take the relaxing art of sun-downing to exciting new heights. Short for Sun-Kocktail-Alfresco-Indulgence, SKAI’s upbeat environment promises visitors to party all day long while having delectable cocktails and light bites.
Choose your colourful chilling spot on the cosy lounge chairs, in the cabanas or next to the infinity swimming pool – all surrounded by swaying coconut palms and lush greenery. This is a place where savvy travellers meet hip locals for fun times and enjoy the laid-back ambience with tantalising delicacies. Be prepared to chill out with some minus 2 beers to get the party started.
A : Jalan Padma 1, Legian
T : +62 361 752111
W : www.skaibeachclub.com
Located a bit further to the east, away from the typical southern crowd, a unique semi-alfresco dining experience at Standing Stones will treat you with fresh home-style cooking in the middle of an ensemble of towering megalithic stones.
Views of the exotic black sands from the eastern island’s coastline, you can savour the delights on the menu that are rich in taste and flavour at the restaurant’s infinity pool. Focusing on Indonesian, Asian and Continental cuisine, the cooking is wrapped up using Western methods. As for the food ingredients, the restaurant keeps it fresh from their own backyard garden.
The Royal Purnama Art Suites and Villas
A : Jalan Pantai Purnama, Sukawati, Gianyar
T : +62 361 8493706
W : www.theroyalpurnama.com
This one of Jimbaran’s most exclusive dining destinations, framing panoramic ocean views across Bali’s southern coastline, calling you out to spend a day by the beach, either on sun loungers or daybeds by the infinity pool.
If you decide to come for a fancy dinner, the area is very well-known for its nightly ritual of fresh seafood dinners along the beach. The fire pits on the beach transform Sundara into a sensually elegant place to create an intimate bond with whoever you decide to bring. Offering a customised dining experience of Asian dishes, mixed with classic Middle Eastern, Spanish and Australian flavours, you will end your day with a big smile.
Four Season Resort Jimbaran
A : Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran
T : +62 361 708333
W : www.sundarabali.com
Sunset Beach Bar & Grill
Overlooking the sweeping curve of the Jimbaran Bay, this casual style, open-air beachfront bar is one of the finest places to catch the sunset. Offering a refreshingly unpretentious, ‘toes-in-sand’ informality, this ocean breeze venue also provides the best front-row seats to unparalleled 180-degree sunset views across Jimbaran Bay.
All shaded by mature trees, choose your preferable open-air seating arrangements at the thatched-roof central bar or a variety of beach-facing chairs, bean bags and private cabanas scattered across the sand bank.
Intercontinental Bali Resort
A : Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran
T : +62 361 701888
W : www.bali.intercontinental.com
Ideally set on the beachfront of South Kuta and surrounded by tropical gardens, embark on a journey of culinary delights at Tepan Noodle. Located next to the main pool of Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, excite your taste buds with noodles, teppanyaki, sushi or sashimi in outdoor terraces sitting on the beach.
Barbecued hot plates and sizzling tempura variations are also an available treat. Both local and international chefs will transform fresh and seasonal ingredients infused with Asian flavours and cooking styles into delectable plates to feast upon. Offering sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, this dining venue can be an option for a cosy, romantic dinner at private bales on the beach.
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
A : Jalan Kartika Plaza, South Kuta, Badung
T : +62 361 7511067
W : www.discoverykartikaplaza.com
Agendaz Beach Club
Placed in the the beauty of Nusa Dua Beach, located inside a dining and recreational complex of The Bay Bali, this beach club guarantees an amazing tranquil vibe on the cleanest white sands. Spend a sunny day in breezy gazebos spread throughout the vicinity of the club or in a formal dining area facing directly to a large central swimming pool and the calm waves of the beach.
This beachfront venue is surrounded by palm trees to add to the tropical ambiance – an exotic touch. Massive sound systems attached on the super-huge stage is ready to host any party. Agendaz Beach Club is hosting special events throughout the year, including pool parties, dinner buffets by the beach, and live DJ performances.
The Bay Bali
A : ITDC Lot C-O, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 8948168
W : www.agendazbali.com
Featuring world-class gigs regularly, this beachfront venue at W Retreat & Spa Bali is becoming the most happening hangout spot in Seminyak. Offering a relaxing venue for sunset, you can lay by the pool while enjoying delicious selections of cocktails and tapas. Overlooking the beach, this venue has the best ocean views from the sundecks where you lounge on.
After sunset, plant your feet on the ground and move about as the al-fresco bar lights up to mark the start of the night’s fiesta. This area is also the spot where the international events are normally held. Designed beautifully with a minimal down-to-earth touch, the underground section of WooBar presents quality performances and great times for all.
W Retreat and Spa Bali
A : Jalan Petitenget Seminyak
T : +62 361 4738106
W : www.woobarbali.com
Opened in June, Seasalt marked the start of a tantalizing new seascape dining experience, with a dash of Japanese infusion, exciting palates with an enticing taste of the sea in their fresh seafood selection. Inspired by its spectacular oceanfront setting and the locally harvested sea salt, the beachfront restaurant has established itself as a must-go seafood destination whilst strolling around the Seminyak area.
Besides enjoying a taste of the sea, diners at Seasalt will find themselves immersed in the sensation of sailing on the ocean, thanks to its inspired design. Stepping into Seasalt will take you into what resembles a stylish seaside residence dominated by ocean hues and cozy décor. The vibrancy of the open kitchen, the changing patterns of light and shadow on the outdoor decks throughout the day, and the feel of the ocean breeze also serves to create a remarkable sense of openness and connection to the ocean for a relaxed coastal dining experience.
Seasalt at Alila Seminyak
A : Jalan Taman Ganesha 9, Petitenget
T : +62 361 3021 888
W : www.seasaltseminyak.com
Offering a rare, semi fine dining set up inside Hilton Bali Resort, The Shore promises a cool spot to lounge with friends and family along a secluded beachfront. Choose your seat at the Aqua Mezzanine in the second level to get a more formal dining experience, on the Marina Deck at the front row seating to experience the island’s tropical lifestyle, sit casually on the beach to feel the gentle touch of the sea breeze, or have a refreshing cocktail with a bird’s eye view of the Indian Ocean on the rooftop.
The Shore has always focused on healthy offerings, from their tasty ‘micro greens’ smoothies by day, huge array of salads and fresh starters, right the way through to their imported meats and fish.
The Shore Restaurant & Bar at Hilton Bali Resort
A : Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 773 377
W : baliresort.hilton.com
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