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The Best Bali Beach Clubs to Drink At and Catch Some Rays

Published June 2nd, 2017

There’s nothing better than rolling out a thick colourful towel on some warm sand, slathering yourself in sunscreen and lying down to close your eyes and listen to the rhythmic sound of the ocean rolling in to say hi. It does something magical for the soul.

Really the only thing that could possibly be missing from that equation is having someone hand you one of those tropical fruity cocktails with the little umbrellas and you’d reeeeally be living your best life.

Well, that’s where Bali’s next level beach clubs will get you frothing. Even if you’re someone who likes to stay actually in the water for as long as possible, that my friend is what swim up bars were made for. Most beach clubs you can visit for the day and will either require you to spend approximately AUD $30 on drinks or pay an entry fee of about $10, trust us when we say the following beach clubs are definitely worth it...

Now it’s time to check out those swim up bars... 

Potato Head Bali, Seminyak

This is the beach club to see-and-be-seen in the beach front pool bar. With drinks like the Dragon Sangria, Atomic Punch and Zombie; you know you’re in for a good time at this beach bar that has some of the best nightlife on the island.


 

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Finns Beach Club, Canggu

Another hot spot for flaunting that beach bod and sipping cocktails at the in-pool bar. Bonus points apply for this club being located in the trendy area of Canggu in front of one of the best surf beaches in Bali.

Jungle Fish, Ubud

This ‘beach club’ is a little different to the others on the list, in that it’s actually located in the tropical surrounds of the Ubud jungle (hence the name). The infinity pool overlooking the lush surrounds below is the main drawcard and well-worth the AUD$15 entry. A good spot for a little R&R.


 

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Ku De Ta, Seminyak

A stalwart on the trendy beach club scene, Ku De Ta has a low key stunning beachfront pool complete with a delicious poolside menu.

Sundays Beach Club, Ungasan

Upon riding the resort’s funicular down a slightly unnervingly vertiginous cliff face you’re exposed to one of the best views in Bali as you get a glimpse of the turquoise water and expansive reef. Pull up a bean bag and order a cocktail or make use of the free snorkelling gear, stand up paddleboards and kayaks on offer.

El Kabron, Uluwatu

Cliff views from an infinity pool; it doesn’t get much better than that. Add to the stunning location that you’ll be drinking champagne out of gold glasses and like the qween/king that you are living it up la vida Bali!

Mrs Sippy Bali, Seminyak 

The newest addition to the Bali beach club scene is Sydney export, Mrs Sippy. Originally hailing from the trendy Double Bay, Mrs Sippy stands out not for its huge blue lagoon pool, Ibiza-style vibes or its killer pop up boutique. No, no, no, the real standout of this pool club is its insane diving tower where guests can be seen backflipping off its 1m, 3m and 5m diving blocks.



Karma Beach Bali, Uluwatu

Situated next door to Sundays Beach Club, Karma has a similar funicular ride down a cliff, depositing you onto the white sandy Karma Beach where you can rent complimentary snorkelling gear, sea kayaks and SUP boards or get a massage at the Karma Spa.

Komune, Gianyar

Situated in the surfer’s paradise of Keramas Beach, Komune is the relaxed beach club serving up chill vibes away from the ‘trendy’ Seminyak beach clubs. Think surfers sitting around discussing the morning’s swell.



Cocoon Beach Club, Seminyak

Lay out on the luxe pool facing daybeds and cabanas at this beach club and get stuck into the extensive tapas menu. Hint: Happy hour is from 4-7pm daily so get in on those 2-for-1 cocktails!

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Sam Aldenton

Sam Aldenton is a travel writer, digital content creator (read: takes photos/videos with her iphone and sometimes a real camera) and former retail and youth trend forecaster. When she's not off discovering the world’s best pizza (an obsession picked up from her 4-years in New York), she makes her home in Brisbane, Australia. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @samaaldenton.