Bali by Day and Night .. WHERE TO DINE, DRINK & LOUNGE
When you actually decide to leave your hotel resort and venture out, the state of play in Bali is changing quickly. We found a few new comers and old favourites, proving Bali is serving up some fine times for honeymoon and holiday makers!
Surrounded by lush foliage and palm trees, it’s easy to forget the bustling street of Seminyak on the other side of this restaurant oasis.
The menu offers a wide selection of mouthwatering classics with a emphasis on ethically sourced, local Indonesian produce. Featuring Bali’s largest range of wines by the glass along with an extensive wine cellar. If like us you enjoy a long lunch which extends into an evening of cocktails and dancing then Botanica is the place for you.
Jl. Kayu Jati No.1, Seminyak, Bali
Set on Seminyaks ‘golden mile’ beach this Miami style beach club feels like a modern amphitheater, featuring three bars that sprawls across multiple levels surrounding two pool with impressive beach views from every vantage point.
Book yourself a sun lounge by the pool and work your way through the impressive cocktail list while indulging on fish tacos and mouthwatering grilled jumbo prawns.
As you sit next to the fountain in what feels like a typical 60’s Italian courtyard, sipping an Aperol Spritz and feasting on Arancini di riso, Snapper carpaccio and House made pappardelle with braised beef shin ragu covered in parmesan it feels more like dinning on the Amalfi Coast than in the heart of Seminyak. Da Maria is a modern Italian restaurant from the brainchild of Australian Restaurateur Maurice Terzini, best known for establishing several truly iconic Australian dining venues such as Sydneys Icebergs Dining Room and Bar along along with the Melbourne Wine Room in his early days. This Italian masterpiece is a must.
Jl Petitenget No. 170 Badung, Bali
Bali's largest saltwater pool haven, home to the most glamorous pool parties! A melting pot for locals and international travellers who occupy the abundance of day beds while sipping expertly shaken cocktails. Try the diving platforms of 1, 3 and 5 meter for good times. The entertainment calendar of international DJ’s spinning tropical island vibes until late every day. A premier event and dining destination, guest are invited to escape to this poolside oasis and enjoy a relaxed Mediterranean ambiance.
Jl. Taman Ganesha, Gang Gagak 8, Seminyak, Bali
The rocky white hill of Uluwatu is the sunset spot and Single Fin is still, undoubtedly, one of the best places to watch the entire sundown, especially from the VIP Deck with private booths that jut out to give you the feeling you are floating with even a better view, if that is possible. Single Fin offers a more intimate experience as you sit down to end the day with some chilled vibes, good music and tempting food. Renowned as the first bar that made the hill come alive, Single Fin creates a refreshing lineup of cocktails to suit your mood. And be warned get there early for sunset, it fills quickly!
Pantai Suluban, Jl. Labuan Sait, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali
Located on over 150 metres of absolute beachfront in front of the famous Berawa surf break, and only 10 minutes from Seminyak. Guests can laze away the day from the comfort of single and double day beds on a white sand beach. Finns Beach Club offers a stunning 30 metre infinity edge pool with swim up pool bar (and underwater speakers). The striking bamboo structure was specifically designed to allow every guest to have a guaranteed sunset view. Take in the sounds from the Resident DJ’s playing daily from 9am and Finns female vocalists from 4pm. Enjoy an experience like no other in Bali, all who visit this piece of paradise are in awe of it’s beauty, they leave relaxed, sun kissed and dreaming of when they will return.
Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali
Hailing from Las Vegas the OMNIA brand is a renowned name in nightlife. Their newest venture in Bali is the world’s first OMNIA Dayclub and is the new star player not only on the island, but also in global entertainment.
Perched atop the stunning limestone cliffs of Uluwatu, it's a day club and restaurant, Sake no Hana, meticulously designed to maximise the jaw-dropping panorama from 80-metres above the sea. The iconic 'Cube' bar sets literally has you having drinks sky high!
But it is the music that is the heartbeat and the programming schedule for poolside beats in high season is one not to miss. Some of the most talented artists and biggest names in the business, create an unparalleled roster of talent never before seen in Bali. Book a lounge bed or private cabana ahead of your visit as there can be quite a queue!
(LITTLE TIP Guests of Alila Villas Uluwatu enjoy complementary transfers and admission to the club)
Jl. Belimbing Sari, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Another culinary masterpiece lead by chef Will Meyrick, hidden in the heart of Kerobokan, Som Chai is a stylish restaurant offering some of the best and authentic Thai street food on the island. Incorporate traditional Thai ageing and fermenting methods, with the culinary team making their own fish sauce and drying their own prawns and fish the menu is full of mouthwatering dishes.
Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.86A, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Unassuming from the street this award-winning fine dinning restaurant is one of the most sought after on the island. At the helm is highly acclaimed chef Will Meyrick, who produces dishes that cleverly honor traditional recipes while incorporating his acclaimed signature ‘twist’.
A touch of his own heritage or homage to the Indonesian cuisine he truly loves. Be sure to book in advance.
Jl. Petitenget No.19x, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali