Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sand beaches and the coastal life of the island

July is a perfect month to go out and put the sand in your toes, strolling barefoot on the beach to feel the breeze of tropical air. While waiting for the sun creates spectacular colors when it dips below the horizon, you need a place to chill-out with the right music and light snacks. Sitting on a cosy lounge and sipping a fresh cocktail is all you need to live in the moment. We have covered the spots that can bring the coastal fiesta during the day or night, from the chic and elite to the raw and creative.

Agendaz Beach Club
Serving the beauty of one of the best beaches in south Bali, Agendaz Beach Club will give you an amazing tranquil vibe on clean white sands. Enjoy the sunny day on a plenty of breezy gazebos or formal dining areas inside, facing directly to a large central swimming pool and the calm wave of Nusa Dua Beach. This part of The Bay dining complex is surrounded by palm trees, which add the tropical sensation as well as the exotic touch. The culinary team of The Siam Kitchen is ready to tingle your palate with an authentic selection of Thai favorites and western cuisines. Agendaz Beach Club is hosting special events throughout the year, including pool parties, dinner buffets by the beach, and live DJ performances.

AZUL Beach Club
Carrying a pack of cosy, warm air from the Indian Ocean, AZUL Beach Club is a new addition to the beach goers in Legian area. It is a place to unwind during the day or night, chilling out in a lounge with DJ music boosting up your mood. Having solid concept on the architecture, it is not easy to look away from the ocean blue colour as the main focus of the interior design. The chef in charge has experience in the diverse menu, serving a combination of dishes from all over the world in global coastal cuisine concept. While the cocktails are designed in a playful & bold mixture to meet your epicurean experience.

Beach Bar
Spread along an unspoilt beach on Bali’s southwest coast, a tiny step away from the Indian Ocean, Beach Bar at Alila Seminyak offers a jolly oceanfront ambience of typical tropical islands. Sinking into day beds or arm chairs, unwinding under the sun or stars, sipping the bar’s signature cocktails whilst the DJ or live music sets the mood for both socialising and relaxation. Anything can happen at the Beach Bar with the perfect sundowner playlist. Checking on the menu, from relishing authentic Indonesian flavours to feasting on succulent grills or enjoying sundowners and light bites beside the pool, The Restaurant next to the Beach Bar serves up a delicious variety of gastronomic experiences amid a chilled-out oceanfront ambience, tantalising your appetite and your senses.

El Kabron
Gazing at the sunset is without a doubt everyone’s desire of a totally relaxing activity. Situated right on the edge of the cliff in Bukit Pecatu, El Kabron remains as the best beach club on the island so far. The beats of the music combines with the warmth of the sunset will surely take you in the right mood from zero to a whole new level of experience. Having perfect sunset angles across the endless Indian Ocean, you can celebrate the end of the day with elegant fine-dining Spanish dishes. As the sky is starting to change colour into solid orange mixing with blue spotlights from the restaurant, you will lose the track of time by the perfectness of the momentum. 

Finns Canggu
Absolute beachfront at the famous Berawa Beach surf break, located only 15 minutes from Seminyak, Finns Canggu brings everything for everyone! Laze the day away under the sun from the comfort of day beds on a white sand beach or swim in a stunning 30-meter infinity edge pool with swim up pool bar serving classy cocktails and great food. The magnificent bamboo structure is specifically designed to allow every guest to have a guaranteed ocean view. Check out surfing in action not just during the day but also the night when specially designed lights allow surfers to continue carving up the waves. DJ is playing from the afternoon to enjoy Bali sunset views to die for! Commencing with soft opening hours from 9AM until midnight, it is a fabulous venue to “wow” your guests for your next party or celebration, corporate dinner and pre or post wedding event. 

Komune Keramas Beach Club
Glorify with a magnetizing view of the notorious surfing spot in the east coast of the island, Komune Beach Club offers a wonderful experience of spending leisure time in a natural overlooking Keramas reef. Shut off from the busy life in its unstained volcanic beach, the club is designed to cool off with a group of friends while relishing the day with an array of tropical fruits, colourful cocktails and authentic pizzas. Take the opportunity for some snapshots in the vast stretch of private lawns and gardens, in the perfect backdrop of the rolling waves and extreme surfers. The evening will prepare you dining under the star experience and the excitement of watching box office movies in the outdoor cinema.

Ku De Ta
Internationally famous as one of the most complete dining experiences in Bali and Indonesia, Ku De Ta has made Seminyak into an international attention since early 2000’s. Commit to maintain its extraordinary quality and relentless innovation, this open air venue focuses on providing a unique combination of international food and the natural Balinese hospitality. As Asia’s ultimate lifestyle venue, people coming to Ku De Ta looking for sunset fiesta, networking, or even a glimpse of quiet hideaway. All the dining areas provide the best view of the natural beauty of the Indian Ocean, making it a photogenic angle during sunset. As the evening continues, the crowd remains on the front lawn, while light snacks, pitchers, juices and classic cocktails keep on flooding out under the stars.

Nikki Beach Club
Set up along Nusa Dua’s beautiful beachfront with panoramic backdrop of the Indian Ocean, Nikki Beach Club will cater you to a lifetime experience of the original luxury beach club concept. This newest party destination on the island combines the elements of music, dining, entertainment, fashion and art into one solid package of party lovers. Offering the plush, all-white sunbeds and glistening pools, the guests are also pampered with the pristine, sandy beach in this island’s social spot. Spend your day relaxing at the very private swimming pool or on the pool deck, while the upbeat tunes from the underwater speakers create the right vibe in a great atmosphere. At evening time, indulge in refreshing cocktails and prepare yourself for an extensive menu of international and popular Balinese cuisine. Please note that children under 16 are not permitted to be around the swimming pool and the pool deck on Sundays during the Amazing Sunday Brunch. 

Potato Head Beach Club
Receiving so many spotlights from the eyes of the world and international recognitions from media, Potato Head Beach Club will transport you to a world of drinks and partying on its 500-square meter lawn beachfront. Located in the busiest street of Seminyak, the club remains to be one of the most happening hotspots in the area. Entering to the venue, you will be greeted by its trademark architecture of old and worn teak wood window shutters that resembles a coliseum. As you waltz in, Potato Head’s glistening infinity pool resting before you, partially shaded by tall and swaying palm trees. Join in to the lively crowds that gather over the central lawn or chill on the sandy coast just a few steps down from the pool, while the selection of handcrafted cocktails creates a memorable and fun experience of the club. For an exquisite culinary journey, the club’s fine dining restaurant will treat your lovely dinner on the second floor. 

Sanje Lounge
Shaded by towering trees in the open-air ambience of a luxurious The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, Sanje Lounge features fresh ocean views in the glamorous spot of Seminyak Beach. Enjoy an elegant sunset by the pool with the cosy lounge chairs, while live performance DJ creates a cool vibe to the place. Feel the island breeze with iced beers, long list of cocktails and some fingering snacks. Enlighten your afternoon with friends, business associates or even random strangers you haven’t met, this sunset lounge is a perfect place to expand your network. Serving barbequed meat, grilled seafood and a number of light Mediterranean fare, as well as a multiple course meal, Sanje will please your appetite and make your breezy afternoon memorable.

Located right at the busiest beachfront of Legian Beach, where savvy travellers meet hip locals for fun times, this newest addition to Padma Resort Legian will take the relaxing of sun-downing to a whole new level of excitement. Stands for Sun-Kocktail-Alfresco-Indulgence, SKAI’s upbeat environment guarantees the guests to party all day long. 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 – while enjoying the laid-back ambience and tantalizing delicacies. Get some Spanish Chorizo or Pepperoni Pizza, mix it up with SKAI’s signature cocktails to bring up the best of the club.

Standing Stones
Highlighting the view of an ensemble of towering megalithic stones in the exotic black sands of eastern Bali’s beach, Standing Stones offers a unique semi-alfresco dining experience of fresh home-style cooking for your satisfaction. Hidden away from the eyes of the crowd, inside The Royal Purnama Art Suites and Villas, you will be treated with an impeccable service of the famous Balinese hospitality. You may want to consider lingering in the afternoon at the restaurant’s infinity pool, while enjoying the delights on the menu presented rich in taste and flavour. Focusing on Indonesian dishes blended with Western methods, as well as fine Balinese, Asian and continental cuisine, they only use ingredients fresh from their own garden and the bountiful harvest of the surrounding plantations.

Bali Online Editor - Freelance Indonesia