We visited Bali in February, a month that is mistakingly called the rainy season, although definitely slow season on the island. We had little to no rain, however, the humidity levels were extreme! With this low season came the added benefit of walking into each beach club below with no reservation and easily getting the best seat in the house, some were free and some we paid for a day bed.
Day beds typically require you to buy 1Million Rupiah of food and drinks, about $60USD. This is easily done if you are spending the afternoon and eating lunch, and well worth the cost. Indonesians sure know how to treat you like Kings and Queens! #bali #dayclub #beachclub
We stumbled upon The Lawn on our second day in Bali while looking for some good relaxation to take the edge off our jet lag. It just so happens this turned out to be my favorite beach club we visited!
A newer club to the black sand beaches of Batu Bolong the aesthetic is just right. An infinity pool overlooking the sea with a swim-up bar. Huge daybeds for purchase with the quintessential striped beach towels. Parasol umbrellas run along with the sun-loungers on the sand and of course the green turf, aka the lawn! The inside decor and bar are just as beautiful for night time hangs. All materials used are local Indonesian products to support the island.
The best part of The Lawn though is the food and drinks! They had the best options and quality by a landslide. They also offer a 2 for 1 happy hour just in time to catch the pink hues of sunset.
This otherworldly bohemian mecca reminded me of Disneyland. Its shipwreck, treehouse vibes felt like a perfect blend of Swiis Family Robinson Tree House (pre-Tarzan!) and Pirates of the Caribbean! The place is huge! There is a new space to experience at every corner, including 2 story treehouses!
Their food and cocktails didn’t quite win me over at this location, however, they do offer fruit popsicles that I could eat all day long to beat the stifling humidity in Canggu. This, of course, is a personal preference if boho is your jam, do not miss this place!
This world-famous day club and hotel blew me away! The second you enter the grounds you enter a cocoon-like tunnel made of all recycled and eco-friendly materials. Something the club is so stringent about, no plastic anywhere on-premises.
The club features a handful of bars and restaurants inside as well as 2 pools and different areas all with their own vibe. Depending upon where you sit will dictate the decor and menu served to you.
We chose the quieter pool area so we could get a view of the ocean. The food and drinks are good here, and their music was on point. It was such a relaxing environment. The Potato Head Desa hotel is amazing, and recommend it to anyone choosing to stay in Seminyak for a night or two.
This club is named after its location, set on top of the cliffs in Uluwatu. To me, this club felt the most upscale. Gorgeous outdoor furniture around the pool and on the lower deck cliff bar overlooking the clear rocky water.
The Cliffhouse was nearly empty during our visit, and we managed to stay here for a solid seven hours! Needless to say, we spent a fortune for Bali’s standard, but as a local Los Angeleno it was an average Saturday night dinner and drinks on the town.
During high season, you’ll need to reserve a seat well in advance, as some of the world’s biggest DJ’s host parties here as well.
There are so many beach clubs in every part of Bali you can choose to discover. These are just a few of the most popular ones you will come across. On our next trip, we will be visiting Sundays Beach Club, Ohana's and Jungle Fish , Ubud's answer to a beach club. Please share these ideas with friends!