From chilled out, barefoot-in-the-sand to funky and uber-cool, Bali’s beach bars are some of the most idyllic spots on the island. These places offer the ideal setting for a refreshing lunchtime drink or to sit and contemplate life during the golden hour of sunset. With the best diving, surfing, and snorkeling in the world, the island’s endless appeal is the beauty of Bali’s beach destinations; many of which are also home to glorious luxury vacation villa rentals and fabulous beach bars.
Potato Head Beach Club
Potato head features a tropical style interior and organic Balinese cuisine. Image: ptthead.com/bali
An iconic brand in Bali, Potato Head, on the quiet sands of Seminyak Beach is a must-visit beach club beauty that promises spectacular sunset views in a glamorous setting. This is the perfect place to watch the sun go down over the Indian Ocean, whether from the beach-club bars, coveted sun loungers or the glamorous infinity pool; a fantastic spot where you can while away the day at the beach in absolute style.
Overlooking the beach, Double Six’ VIP floating pods offer a perfect spot for groups. Image: double-six.com
Another sunset beach-bar beauty, Double Six is an impressive rooftop bar in Kuta looking out over the beach to some of the best views around. Here, you can chill-out with crafted signature cocktails; sipping tropical drinks whilst sharing an unforgettable vacation experience with loved ones. Sit in one of the trendy bar’s private VIP floating pods that come with a minimum spend; probably one of the most inviting beach bars in Bali and perfect for groups.
With bonfires and rope lights, late afternoons bring out the charm of La Laguna. Image: instagram.com/lalagunabali
Part of a family of quite possibly the coolest bars in Bali, La Laguna is one of the island’s quirkiest beach bars; a bohemian and chic, Spanish-inspired spot in Canguu by Batu Belig Beach and the sands at Berawa. Like no other beach bar anywhere in the world, La Laguna invites you into an enchanted world with vintage wooden gypsy caravans, rustic furniture, and al fresco seating across the lawn and down to the waters. There is a wonderful theatrical sense of style at La Laguna that you can also experience at the other beach bars within the same family.
The distinct rustic vibe of La Brisa attracts folks of all sorts. Image: labrisabali.com
Built using reclaimed wood, right on the seafront at Echo Beach in Canguu, just north of Kuta, La Brisa only opened in 2017 and is part of the La Laguna family of bars. Taking its design influence from a rustic fisherman’s home, this charming place exudes a distinctly nostalgic air that is totally on-trend. The ocean-themed style includes hand-woven chairs, benches, and swings in a wonderfully creative space by the sea with antique accessories; serving up herb-infused drinks and original cocktails in a unique beach bar setting.
A colorful cluster of fancy umbrellas marks the La Brisa Bar along Jalan Mesari Beach. Image: laplancha-bali.com
La Plancha also brings a touch of Spanish style to Bali’s beach bars; serving up drinks and tapas right by the beach at Seminyak, close to the Double Six rooftop bar. La Plancha is something of a beach-bar institution in Bali and is renowned for its brightly colored beanbags scattered along the sands and rainbow of traditional Balinese parasols; there is something undeniably feel-good about this beach bar that captures the energy and spirit of a Balinese vacation.