From Ibiza to the Island of the Gods, Café del Mar Disembarks on Bali’s Shores
Land ho! Bali welcomes a beach club newcomer into the fold as the famed European beach club and Ibiza icon, Café del Mar, arrives to share its own take on island life. Opening up in the surfer’s paradise of Canggu, Café del Mar Bali is set to rock the boat with its September opening.
Established in 1980 by Sant Antoni de Portmany, the flagship Café del Mar was founded on the Spanish island of Ibiza, which has subsequently flourished into one of the world’s most prominent entertainment, nightlife and party destinations, cementing its status as a must-go in Ibiza. With the opening of Café del Mar Bali, guests can expect the brand’s signature understated luxury shared across its 15 venues worldwide, not to mention the brand’s festivities such as the legendary sunset celebrations.
Mirroring its trailblazing pioneer, Café del Mar Bali will cater to guests with only the best offerings, from epicurean dining to stimulating refreshments, all to be enjoyed a stone’s throw away from the ocean. Delight in the ample amount of innovative cocktails available at the venue’s multiple bars, as well as the Mediterranean-inspired menu which is seamlessly intertwined with local favourites, focusing on the farm-to-beachside concept. The beach club welcomes guests day-to-night, whether you’re making an afternoon detour for long lunches to catch the iconic Bali sunset or for late-night aperitifs and dancing under the stars.
Café del Mar Bali draws inspiration upon the original architecture of Café del Mar Ibiza with its majestic white design, whilst incorporating a touch of its newest Indonesian address. The Bali outpost was designed by architect, Rafael Pasaribu, and local firm, Aboday Architects, and features an expansive 700sqm infinity pool, VIP suites equipped with private pools, an opulent in-door restaurant, all-day casual beach dining, and multiple featured bars, including two swim-up bars. Café del Mar’s reputation for live music is irrefutable, and you can be sure its Bali branch will live up to the brand’s standards by integrating world-class staging and AV that accommodates the large scale, outdoor music events planned to be held regularly.
“We’re thrilled to be expanding further into Australasia, offering new guests the same unforgettable Café del Mar experience,” said Café del Mar Australasia CEO, John Zappia. “The Café del Mar lifestyle is renowned worldwide for iconic sunsets, sophisticated dining and amazing live music events. This is our first large-scale expansion and the opportunity in these thriving tourist destinations was evident. Our guests will be able to sit back with a cocktail in hand, watching the sunset while building special memories with family and friends”.
“Bali is the perfect location for Café del Mar,” Zappia continued. “With international tourist numbers increasing year-on-year, the island is set to become ‘the new Ibiza’ with a growing market for music-based events. As the brand continues to grow, guests will always enjoy a stand-out experience with a fusion of the best Balearic music and hospitality. An offering that will continue to set us apart as we expand into Asia.”
Café del Mar Bali officially opens to the public beginning from Monday, 9 September 2019, with the restaurant opening the following week on Monday, 16 September 2019. Café del Mar Bali will celebrate its opening with a launch party late in the year while a special 3-day grand opening party is planned for early 2020, featuring a list of international DJs to be announced in the coming future.