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Beachy Keen: Best VIP Bali Beach Clubs  

Sundays Beach Club

Bali means beach clubs, and if you’re going to do it, do it right – embrace your inner celebrity and say YOLO to the VIP treatment at these Bali beach clubs. 

From Canggu’s rolling surf to Uluwatu’s clifftops, Bali’s beach clubs are the perfect way to while away a whole day. Dotted across the coastline are clubs for every kind of paradise-seeker: think cool DJs sets, tropical cocktails, exclusive beach cabanas and fresher-than-fresh seafood. And to lean into the luxe (because you’re worth it), upgrade to a VIP pass to enjoy perks like skipping the queues, bottle service and the best, most coveted seats in the house.

But how to choose from the boundless Bali beach clubs? Read on to discover our pick of the bunch.

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Sundays Beach Club: for lagoon-lovers

Image courtesy of Sundays Beach Club.

Sundays in Uluwatu has earned its crown as one of Bali’s most beautiful beachfront locations: if your idea of paradise is lounging on a bean bag by the sea with an Aperol spritz or piña colada in hand, Sundays Beach Club nails the brief. Set up camp on one of the beachfront sunbeds and take advantage of the complimentary water sports (stand-up paddleboarding, snorkelling and kayaking) before gathering around the bonfire after sunset to toast marshmallows on the beach.

Spoil yourself with one of the two VIP packages: the VIP Sundeck area (18+ only) is an exclusive space with just 34 sunbeds, VIP entrance (no queues), first-class service and a private VIP Bar with an elevated beachfront view. Plus, you’ll be sipping cocktails mere steps from the lagoon. Or, if you’re in a group or with kids, opt for a private beach bungalow on your own exclusive section of beach. You won’t need to lift a finger thanks to premium butler service, and you’ll enjoy access to your own private shower and washroom.

El Kabron: for a Spanish splash

Tapas, sangria and unbeatable sunsets – lovers of all things Spanish should head straight to El Kabron, an intimate Spanish beach club on the shores of Uluwatu’s Hidden Beach. The sunsets here will blow your mind, and those in the know come to El Kabron to nab a poolside day bed and watch nature’s display. The Hedonism Lounge offers a range of comfy day beds and sofas by the infinity pool for a chilled-out day listening to DJ beats between swims. Meanwhile, the restaurant serves up the ultimate dining experience on the edge of the Pecatu cliffs: feast on traditional paella, ceviche, garlic prawns and charcuterie boards.  ¡Delicioso! 

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OneEighty: for epic clifftop views

Talk about living on the edge: OneEighty is the ultimate clifftop beach club, perched 162 metres above the ocean. Regular admission gives you access to a pool towel, complimentary Wi-Fi and use off the jaw-dropping glass-bottom sky pool, as well as day beds and sun loungers on a first-come, first-served basis. The food and drinks will satisfy even the fussiest of eaters, with menu highlights including everything from mac and cheese balls to chilli salt calamari and Korean fried chicken.

Why not treat yourself to a VIP day pass? Not only will you enjoy all the perks of regular day admission, but you will also be greeted with a welcome granita and a cold towel on arrival, plus free-flow water and a sun lounger on the exclusive VIP deck.

Potato Head: for a legendary beach club experience

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The name ‘Potato Head’ is sure to perk up the ears of the Bali in-crowd. Seminyak is the island’s capital of cool, so it makes sense that one of the world’s trendiest beach clubs resides here. It’s best to reserve a whole day to make use of the club’s jaw-dropping facilities, which include three restaurants, three bars and an ocean-facing infinity pool. Plus, the club has eliminated all plastic straws, coasters and cocktail napkins, and serves drinks in reusable coconut shells or wooden cups – a gold star for responsible tourism. 

If you’re a guest at Potato Head Studio or Suites, enjoy priority access to the beach club’s daybeds. Or, channel Potato Head’s celebrity guests and enjoy VIP bottle service from your daybed or sofa. 

KuDeTa: for ocean gazing and grazing

Offering sun-soaked days and nights dancing under the stars, Seminyak’s KuDeTa has been a beacon for beach club revellers for almost two decades. The iconic red sun umbrellas lined up along the sandy shores of Seminyak Beach are your sign to chill out. Listen to low-fi DJ tracks while sipping on the signature KuDeTa colada, a tantalising concoction of rum, milk-washed colada mix and malibu garnished with a cube of watermelon. 

To make your stay even more special, a minimum spend will secure a spot on a daybed with a cool towel on arrival, as well as unlimited sunscreen and cooling gel to keep you safe and comfortable under the hot Balinese sun.  

Finns VIP Beach Club: for the sleek and elite

Luxury and good times are in abundance at Canggu’s ritzy Finns. There’s everything you could possibly want from a beach club and more: four swimming pools, seven bars (including two swim-up bars), five restaurants, daily DJs and live performances, plus truly epic sunsets. There’s even a dedicated family area in the club for those travelling with mini-VIPs. 

A VIP membership is perfect for short-term visitors and gives you access to the VIP all-day food and drinks menu, and VIP daybeds, sofas, or a lawn picnic with rugs, blankets and bean bags for up to four people. The menu will tempt you to order seconds and thirds: there’s a sushi bar, mouthwatering Indian curries and plant-based treats, best washed down with a pomelo mule signature cocktail. 

Café Del Mar: for a sprinkling of Mediterranean magic

You’ve heard of Little Italy, but have you heard of Little Ibiza? Nestled on the stunning shoreline of Canggu is the Mediterranean-inspired Café Del Mar, perfect for those craving the vibrant Ibiza lifestyle. The whitewashed buildings, endless arches, huge swimming pool and breathtaking ocean views provide the best of a breezy European beach club set among lush Bali greenery. Plus, spend the day feasting on mouthwatering tapas, fresh seafood, and succulent meat dishes from around the Mediterranean basin, prepared fresh by highly skilled chefs.

To ramp up the luxe factor, book the incredible pool booth, an exclusive 10-seater booth area set in the middle of the club’s pool. Order nori tacos, prawn tempura and Vietnamese summer rolls without even needing to leave the pool.   

La Brisa: for beach-loving bohemians

Away from the glitz and glamour of other Bali beach clubs is La Brisa, a laidback gem in Canggu. Let the glowing festoon lights guide the way to this treehouse-style club crafted from reclaimed wood from more than 500 fishing boats. Swaying palm trees, wooden footbridges and secret nooks piled with pillows will be your haven for the day. Listen to the crashing waves from the prime spot on the shores of Echo Beach in between dips in the swimming pool, sips from a fresh coconut, puffs of shisha and bites of fresh seafood. 

If you visit on a Sunday, you’re in luck. Farmer’s Day is held at the club every Sunday and all guests can peruse and purchase organic produces, baked goods, natural skincare, upcycled fashion, and zero-waste products from local farmers and small businesses.  

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A keen traveller and a margarita enthusiast, Felicia is all about getting to the nitty gritty of each destination she visits and discovering its hidden gems (and then running home to write about it).