Potato Head Beach Club

Potato Head Beach Club has fast gained popularity as one of the most happening venues in Seminyak, joining the array of world-class hotspots that line this upscale, cosmopolitan coastal village. The venue is next door to the W Retreat, and its access from the main Jalan Petitenget road is similar to W’s, with a long lane that transports you to a world of drinks, dining and partying on its grassy beachfront.

Partygoers take over the lawn as resident DJs spin well into the early hours, and international DJs and celebrities take the poolside stage in front of an ocean backdrop. World-class gigs at Potato Head have included great names such as Marc Ronson, Foster the People, Fat Boy Slim and M.I.A., and upcoming gigs are highly anticipated. Makeshift stages are set up over the pool enabling crowds to splash away to the beats and rhythms as performers keep the moods alive.

  • Open: Mon – Sun, 11:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Jalan Petitenget 51B, Seminyak
  • Telephone: +62 (0)361 473 7979

Ku De Ta

One of the most prominent hotspots on the island, Ku De Ta in Seminyak features a unique layout with a main restaurant area, a dedicated bar, a centerpiece lawn bordering the beachfront where special events take place and a special private loft for secluded moments. A dedicated sunset box provides the perfect vantage point to enjoy the crimson horizon and its own in-house international DJ team plays an impressive series of compilation albums, making Ku De Ta top of the list for music.

This one-stop dining and chill-out spot has a ‘French bistro-esque’ beach side garden setting with many cozy corners to choose from. The kitchen serves a menu of pan-Asian cuisine including Thai and Japanese as well as Moroccan, European and Mediterranean flavours. Ku De Ta is a perfect venue to enjoy lazy breakfasts, hearty brunches and lunches, as well as tapas. Enjoy candlelit dinners for two at the intimate dining room, called ‘the pergola’.

  • Open: 08:00 – midnight
  • Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
  • Telephone: +62 (0)361 736 969

Finn’s Beach Club

Part of the Semara Uluwatu in Ungasan, Finn’s Beach Club has one of the most gorgeous hidden beach locations on the island with swimmable waves and a Mediterranean-style setting between a rock face and the coastline. The 165m stretch of sand is yours for a day with a minimum deposit of IDR 250,000, which is later set against food and beverage purchases. Its only access is via a two-minute funicular ride down the green cliff. Finn’s has the best beach in Bali, and a set of water sports to enjoy it with.

There’s a large selection of fun activities to keep you busy, from sea kayaking and snorkeling to beach volleyball and kite flying, while sun loungers under wide beach parasols provide perfect timeout spots. After the action on the sand and waves, head into the shade of its cosy shack-styled diner and enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, pastas and great pizzas from its semi-open kitchen. Order a king prawn pizza, and soon you’ll see the kitchen crew snap into action through the kitchen’s wide service window rolling fresh dough. A menu and drink list for kids is also available.

  • Open: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
  • Telephone: +62 (0)361 8482 111

Nammos/Karma Beach Bali

The main highlight of this beach club is its magnificent ‘hidden’ location, also referred to as Karma Beach. Karma Beach is accessed by a funicular ride down a sheer cliff where a stretch of clean white sand and blue sea awaits. To ensure its exclusivity you’ll have to pay an entrance fee, but it is set against the price of food and drinks. Despite this a trip here is well worth it. A kitchen is housed under a raised thatched roof bamboo structure serving Mediterranean-inspired selections, and beach barbeque parties are among its regular events.

Part of the Karma Kandara resort, Karma Beach is open for beach picnics, together with a host of fun activities and water sports. A traditional wood-fired oven produces delicious pizzas, and the bar stocks quality liquors, champagne and cold beer. A well-stocked oyster bar enhances the beachside Aegean Sea-inspired facility.

  • Open: 09:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Karma Kandara Resort, Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
  • Telephone: +62 (0)361 848 2222

Komune Beach Club

Perhaps the only beach club on the shores of the favourite surf break in east Bali, Komune Beach Club is an excellent venue for wave riders and beach lovers from around the world to hang, chill and recharge. Here you can paddle out and ride the waves, then head back for healthy bites and refreshing drinks at the uniquely designed restaurant and bar, a circular structure that looks like a giant mushroom dappled with black canvas awnings and with green beach-facing sofas on wooden decks.

From the lobby of the Komune Resort, the beach club is at the end of a pathway highlighted with green organic gardens and filled with tropical fruits and herbs. Evenings feature sunset sessions with chill-out music around the pool deck, while regular movie screenings are held on its neat open-air ‘lawn cinema’ west of the bar. Early evening happy hours run from Monday to Friday offer 50% discount off drinks from 17:00 to 18:00, when beachside fire pits are also set ablaze. Depending on tide forecasts, Komune hosts special night surfing events, with the rolling surf lit up by towering soccer stadium-grade floodlights. Easily the best beach club in Bali to live out the surfing lifestyle.

  • Open: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Pantai Keramas, Gianyar
  • Telephone: +62 (0)361 301 8888

Mozaic Beach Club

Mozaic Beach Club extends the quality-dining scene of Ubud’s Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique to the southern shores of Bali, with a twist. The beach club brings the world-famous brand closer to aficionados in upscale Seminyak, with a handy location on the serene and gorgeous coast off Jalan Pantai Batu Belig. The only beach club on this black-sand beach, Mozaic Beach Club offers two different dining scenes.

A poolside bar and lounge with a seaside sundeck offers a laidback alternative to the sophisticated, romantic private dining restaurant north of the blue tiled pool, which glows blue with submerged neon lights, each with equally intimate moods and gentle sea breezes. Mozaic Beach Club’s SunDeck Delights is one of the regular promotions that feature cocktails, inspiring tapas and cool beats on the large wooden poolside deck. Executive Chef James Ephraim, under the direction of Mozaic chef and founder Chris Salans, heads the beach club’s gastronomic brigade. A jewellery shop coexists beside the main dining room, displaying rare and top-quality items ladies can’t resist.

  • Open: Mon – Sun 10:00 – 02:00
  • Telephone: +62 (0)361 473 5796

Cocoon Beach Club

With an inviting blue centrepiece pool surrounded by white sun loungers, Cocoon is a striking venue on the corner of Jalan Double Six, the legendary beach street famous for its hangouts and nightlife in southern Seminyak. A cool pool retreat with sea views and embroidered traditional Balinese parasols by day, Cocoon serves Asian fusion and Mediterranean cuisine and offers a great chill out scene with innovative cocktails.

Partygoers head down to this exciting Seminyak corner for the daily sunset hours, featuring two-for-one cocktails and beer specials, and regular party highlights include its ‘Splash’ Sunday pool gatherings. Splash lives up to its name, inviting crowds to enjoy the wildest and wettest fun in town, and make the most of the VIP cabanas, and daybeds, dancing and splashing to the DJ’s ultra cool beats. The norm here is to come in your most fashionable beachwear and boogie away with a cold beer or cocktail in one hand, and water or bubble guns in the other.

  • Open: 09:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Jalan Double Six No.66, Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak
  • Telephone: +62 (0)361 731 266

Nikki Beach Bali

Nikki Beach Bali opened to much anticipation in 2014, as the latest addition at that time to the portfolio of the world famous beach club brand. It is located on adjacent the white sand beachfront of Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua, and is the most trendiest beach club in the beach resort area. Step into the ultra-chic venue, and you will find the trademark Nikki Beach colour scheme of clean white, with slight touches of Balinese features here and there, such as an elaborate gate between a main dining hall and its freeform pool.

The venue combines dining, music, fashion, film and art in one stunning beachfront location. Sun beds surround this freeform pool, which also features a swim-up bar where you can spend your days and evenings indulging in refreshing cocktails, endless champagne and an extensive menu of delectable dishes. Head down to the beach club on the weekend to take part in their regular ‘Amazing Sunday Brunch’.

  • Open: Sun-Thu 11:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-01:00
  • Location: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata BTDC, Lot N5, Nusa Dua
  • Telephone: +62 (0)812 3844 544

HQ Beach Club

HQ Beach Club, also referred to as ‘Headquarters’ is a fun beachfront spot in Kuta for chilling out and splashing about in its laidback seaview pool. It adjoins a bar and restaurant that serves a great range of western bites and refreshments at reasonable prices. The beach club is hard to miss, located right beside the Kuta lifeguard tower and the sea turtle conservation nursery.

Come as you are and easily access from Kuta’s beach footpath. The pool is built on a green lawn surrounded by sun loungers. The beach club also adjoins a Food Hall, while a Japanese restaurant can be found on the opposite end. Highlights include the ‘minus two-degrees’ beers, uniquely served with ice. Sunset time is great, when wonderful signature cocktails are offered at attractive prices.

  • Open: Mon-Sun, 09:00-24:00
  • Location: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
  • Telephone: +62 (0)361 846 6811

Jimbaran Beach Club

This beach club is right on the sands of Jimbaran Bay, and sets itself apart from the established sunset seafood cafes to its north with a cosy modern dining room next to a ‘shack’ bar and an elevated lounging area. Complementing the stunning vistas is a selection of mojitos, coladas, beers and caipirinhas. Must-tries include the mint slush colada and the refreshingly sweet basil mojito. Its beach-shack style structure merges with a real traditional jukung boatshed, which is still used by the local fishermen to shelter their crafts.

Two large old trees have been incorporated into the dining room and the bar – the latter’s trunk furnished with racks of Jim Beam and Campari and its branches protruding through the roof. It offers a great seascape, overlooking the surf with the Four Seasons Jimbaran to the left and the Ngurah Rai International Airport runway visible at the northern end. Open for lunch and dinner, Jimbaran Beach Club serves Mediterranean, Indonesian and even Balinese selections with plenty of seafood varieties.

  • Open: 10:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Jalan Bukit Permai, Banjar Pesalakan, Jimbaran
  • Telephone: +62 (0)361 703 342