Join the Club
While away a day (and an evening) at these beach and cliff-top clubs.
An adults-only aerie perched cliff-top on the Bukit Peninsula, Omnia Dayclub ( omniaclubs.com) impresses from the moment you arrive and parade along a catwalk overshadowed by a giant crystal cube. The roster of industry legends involved is impressive, from owners the Hakkasan Group—known for its global portfolio of exclusive clubs and restaurants—to architects WOHA from Singapore and New York’s Rockwell Group. They collaborated to create design drama in the form of infinity pools and swim-up bars ringed by daybeds and cabanas in terraces resembling rice fields. There’s live music daily, including a roster of international DJs who take over the decks for special events. Still on the Bukit Peninsula, Ulu Cliffhouse ( ulucliffhouse.com) unites everything that’s great about oceanside bars in Bali: an infinity pool, alfresco space for lounging, a DJ booth, and a Peruvian restaurant serving creative cocktails (try the Twisting My Melon Man). More off-piste is the recording studio, art space, and resident surfboard shaper—the waves of Uluwatu are only a short drive away, after all.
If you like your cocktails with a liberal pour of rum, you’ll love Legian’s tiki bar–inspired Azul Beach Club ( azulbali
.com). Crafted almost entirely from bamboo with pops of turquoise that nod to the sea, the open-air treehouse is particularly popular at sunset. Grab a pod overlooking the infinity pool or sink your toes into the sand while sipping mai tais and mojitos that riff on traditional flavor combinations.
A Robinson Crusoe-esque setting with an upscale twist, La Brisa ( labrisabali
.com) is the ultimate barefoot beach fantasy in the coastal village of Canggu. There’s a nautical theme throughout: thatched-roof treehouses are crafted from wood reclaimed from old fishing boats, antique buoys hang on walls, and seashells and fishing nets have been transformed into artful installations. Sink into a beanbag on Echo Beach, lounge poolside on a daybed, order cocktails, and toast the sunset.
Artotel Beach Club ( artotelbeach club.com) in Sanur proves Uluwatu and Seminyak don’t have all the fun when it comes to waterside hangouts. The architectural team (also behind the Nihi resort on Sumba Island) designed the eye-catching bamboo structure among banyan trees, adding a restaurant and double-tiered pool with a swim-up bar. The hardest decision you’ll face is whether to set yourself up on a daybed by the pool or cabana on the sand, seared tuna burger in hand.
Clockwise from above: Beachside dining at Azul Beach Club; La Brisa; a tiki cocktail at Azul; poolside at Omnia Dayclub.