If you’re after an offbeat venue for sundowners in southern Bali, make a beeline for Legian Beach. The island’s first tiki bar has recently opened on the second floor of the Azul Beach Club, a striking bamboo structure on a prime stretch of golden sand. From a rustic-chic interior fitted out with murals and locally crafted furniture, you can drink in the view while sipping classic tiki cocktails infused with Balinese ingredients. Two standouts are Nusa Caña Coconut Mojito—made with the local Nusa Caña rum brand launched this July—and Tiki Puka Puka, a blend of Maraschino and Jamaican white rum with the sweet notes of Balinese tamarillo. A sharing cocktail menu caters for between two and four people, with libations playfully served in an oversized shell, a handcarved wooden bowl, and even a treasure chest.
This article originally appeared in the December 2016/January 2017 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Tiki Time”).