Bali’s Newest Hot Spots

These resort watering holes are making the town sizzle.

Kubu Beach Club, AYANA Resorts and Spa Bali, RIMBA Jimbaran Bali, and the Villas at AYANA

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ditch the island’s marquee-name hang outs and plonk yourself here instead. Open only to guests of Ayana’s properties, it offers breathtaking views of aquamarine waters and picture-perfect limestone cliffs. Done up in traditional Balinese tropical design, it comes with bamboo sun lounges where you can laze around, get a tan or a relaxing massage.

These beds are great for chilling out. All photos are from the places mentioned.

These beds are great for chilling out. All photos are from the places mentioned.

Their grubs are worth trying out too, which is a combination of local and international dishes. Standouts are red snapper curry and nasi campur sela. Embrace the whole lazy, tropical vibe and order beer or cocktails, while fresh coconut water are available for those who want to stay sober.

Another look at Kubu

Another look at Kubu

Walking there from the resorts will leave you breathless (it’s nestled in one of the island’s last remaining white sand beach coves), so take their inclinator instead and you’ll be there in less than 40 seconds.

Red snapper curry

Red snapper curry

The Ocean Champagne Bar, The Legian Bali

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Legian seems to get everything right—from its expansive traditional Balinese suites, to the rejuvenating treatments at the in-house the Spa, this Seminyak property knows what dream vacations are made of.

Inside the bar

Inside the bar

It ups the ante with the opening of the Ocean Champagne Bar, an authentic Balinese thatched hut that offers leading labels such as Cristal, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, and Champagne Billecart-Salmon. Pair them up with light bites such as caviars and canapés then head down and relax on one of its sun beds to gaze at the beach.

Some of the wines on display

Some of the wines on display

Jazz music livens up the bar every Thursday and Sunday, but the sound of the powerful waves crashing on the shore are music enough for the ears.

Light bites and drinks

Light bites and drinks

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