7 Bali Beach Clubs Where You Can Sip and Swim in Style

Sundays Beach Club

Bali is one of the best known spots in Southeast Asia for beach clubs. They’re sprawling venues, often seaside and with pools. Here, you can sip creative cocktails, dance or bop to DJ-ed tunes and meet others on holiday or locals.

For many Bali visitors, a trip to the island wouldn’t be complete without at least one visit to a beach club. Ahead, we round up some of the most popular – and for good reason.

From the classic Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak, which has been an Australian travellers’ favourite for a decade, to the newer Sundays Beach Club in Uluwatu and La Brisa in Seminyak, these are some of the best places to live resort-style, without the price.

Potato Head Beach Club, Seminyak

Easily the grandfather of beach clubs in Bali, Potato Head Beach Club opened in 2010. It consists of an infinity pool and behind it a lawn with beach chairs and cabanas you can book for a minimum spend (admission is free). The beach club is known for being an ideal spot to catch a pink and orange Bali sunset.

Sundays Beach Club, Uluwatu

Sundays Beach Club is open daily 10am to 4pm, but it’s advised you head down early to claim a beach chair as they’re on a first-come, first-serve basis. Admission includes a ride on a cable car from Ungasan Clifftop Resort, down to the beach club, as well as some credit towards food and drink. You can also take advantage of the club’s kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and snorkelling equipment.

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Image: Sundays Beach Club

La Brisa, Canggu

Open since 2017, La Brisa was built using reclaimed wood from more than 500 old fishermen’s boats. The venue has ground floor seating around a pool, an upstairs area and a section on Echo Beach with bean bags. The beach club is free to enter but has a minimum spend. It’s open 10am ‘til 11pm, most days. On Sundays, it turns into a farmer’s market.

Karma Beach Club, Uluwatu

Visitors take a steep cable car down to Karma Beach Club, with views of the lagoon’s patches of blues and greens along the way. The ride is part of the club’s entrance fee, which also includes a food-and-drink credit. The menu offers Greek seaside classics, Thai dishes and fruity cocktails, which you can sip until ‘9am when the club closes.  The club accepts walk-ins, but it’s recommended you make a reservation as it can get packed.

Café Del Mar, Canggu

Café Del Mar opened in 2019, with a design inspired by the architecture in Ibiza, but with Balinese elements weaved in. Tuck into Mediterranean and Asian fusion cuisine, washed down with tropical cocktails. Book a pool or grass daybed, pool booth, deluxe suite or, if you’ve got cash to splash, a master suite, with a terrace, private pool and air-conditioned lounge area.

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Image: Cafe Del Mar

The Lawn, Canggu

The Lawn is a relatively small beach club in Canggu, with a pool looking out at the beach. Like its name suggests, it features a lawn where guests can stretch out on straw mats, shaded by fringe umbrellas. If you’d rather sit, the venue also has an undercover restaurant area. Come early, as The Lawn closes at 10pm or 11pm, depending on the night.

Savaya, Uluwatu

Savaya sits between jungle and soaring limestone cliffs, 100m above the Indian Ocean. Guests can relax in its infinity pool or on daybeds, and when they’re feeling peckish, dry off to dine on Japanese food from its restaurant. The beach club hosted artists like Eric Prydz, Flight Facilities and Fisher. If you’ve heard a big-name DJ is coming to Bali, chances are you’ll find them here.

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