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Sunset Spots in Bali

Archipelago Diaries | 30 May 2019

Envision Balinese cliffs, golden beaches, and glorious ocean vistas—Bali’s tropical sunsets are second to none. The island of the Gods has harboured an ardent crowd hunting for the island’s best seat to revel in the sunset spectacle.

Ji Terrace By The Sea in Canggu, Bali is one of the best spot to witnes sunset in Bali while enjoying sumptous delicacies. Photo courtesy of Ji Terrace by The Sea/NOW!JAKARTA

If you need a change of view or inspiration to book that weekend trip, here is a sundown rundown of Bali’s most admired spots, with front row seats to enjoy the golden and blue hours without any grey buildings in sight!


Ji Terrace By The Sea

Waltz up to the top floor of Ji Restaurant at Hotel Tugu Bali in time for sunset and you’ll find one of Canggu’s most elegant evening stops. Blessing you with undivided attention from Canggu’s black sand beach and 180 degrees of ocean and sun vistas, Hotel Tugu’s Ji Restaurant has a cult following thanks to its Asian-fusion bites, innovative cocktails, and sundown sessions. Ji Terrace By The Sea offers one of the highest vantage points of the Canggu coastline, making it a sought-after sunset spot in the area. Expect mouthwatering sushi platters, fresh sashimi, Kobe style meat, raw & cured seafood, tempura, exotic signature cocktails, and a premium sake list!

Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu
T: +62 361 473 1701
www.jirestaurantbali.com/ji-terrace-by-the-sea/

 


Finns Beach Club

Photo courtesy of Finns Beach Club/NOW!JAKARTA

A long-time Canggu favourite, Finns Beach Club is an oceanfront party destination featuring a lagoon pool and swim-up bar across the dance floor, leading to a splash zone. This means both party-people and families are catered to with comfort and luxury. This beachfront hotspot guarantees a black sand panorama against a fuchsia sunset backdrop. Soak in the sun before it sets after dancing the day away or stray from the crowd by the Gazebo Pool and Bar, where you can drink, dine, and recline whilst keeping a watchful eye on the kids. If you’re looking for more exclusivity, join the newly reopened Finns VIP Beach Club, which now features two additional pools, making Finns Beach Club complex the biggest beach club on the island!

Jl. Pantai Berawa, Tibubeneng, Canggu
T: +62 361 9347344
www.finnsbeachclub.com

 


Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort

Photo courtesy of Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort/NOW!JAKARTA

Sunset On Seminyak (S.O.S) at Anantara is an award-winning beachfront venue adored for its perfect sunset location, exotic cocktail selection, and bonfire session when the sun goes down! Enjoy their exquisite afternoon tea that is on daily offer from 3 to 6pm, where you can immerse in the al fresco experience overlooking the pool and beach whilst indulging in three different types of savoury bites and sweet treats from both Indonesian and international fares. For a delightful sunset session, enjoy their exotic creations by the talented mixologists, elevated by some light bites. S.O.S.’ signature sharing food includes the mouthwatering Smoked Spicy Chicken Wings, Pork and Chicken Satay, and Beef Nachos. The cocktail line-up includes the signature Freshly Roshca (fresh pineapple, passion fruits, lime, and vodka) and the Smooth & Chilled (light rum, blue orange liquor, guava & lime). For a post-sunset session, S.O.S. Dining showcases an open kitchen concept, with the chef’s specialty steak selections available exclusively for dinner.

Jl. Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak
T: +62 361 737 773
www.bali.anantara.com

 


Bvlgari Resort Bali

Photo courtesy of Bvlgari Resort Bali/NOW!JAKARTA

Sitting gracefully on the edge of heaven, Bvlgari Resort Bali is an elite sunset destination located on the southern-most tip of Bali. This ultra-luxurious resort is nestled atop a large limestone peninsula boasting rugged scenery that cascade towards the Indian Ocean. The resort owns a private beach perfect for a scenic yet serene downtime and its high vantage point offers majestic views of both sunrise and sunset against a pristine ocean backdrop. Laze the day away on a front row seat to an enchanting sundown spectacle from ll Bar, where the evening blue hour is celebrated. The prestigious cliff-top bar features an open terrace that overlooks a stretch of spectacular cliffs, complete with subtle Balinese gamelan serenading the intimate evening. The menu offers a refined selection of cocktails, quality wines, canapés and snacks, all in keeping with the Italian tradition of the aperitivo.

Jl. Goa Lempeh Banjar Dinas Kangin Uluwatu, Pecatu
T: +62 361 847 1000
www.bulgarihotels.com

 


Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Photo courtesy of belmond Jimbaran Puri/NOW!JAKARTA

For a spot that is photogenic for both you and the sunset, Belmond Jimbaran’s Puri Bar has it covered. The beachfront venue was specially designed with a variety of picture-perfect spots to ensure guests can create the most Insta-worthy shots, taking advantage of the perfect sunset lighting. Belmond staff is at the ready in case visitors need a hand in capturing the best shot, showing the most Instagrammable places; from cocktails on day beds to the lantern-filled restaurant overlooking the bay. Sundown sessions at Belmond are accompanied by live music and entertainment, and a captivating menu of locally and sustainably sourced seafood, and of course, a tantalising line of cocktails. Puri Bar has a new approach to whipping up their beverages. Cocktails are sustainably curated—think leftover cheese brines as core ingredient in a cocktail or pineapple skin to ferment delicious probiotic pineapple wine. Puri Bar is zero-waste approved!

Jl. Uluwatu Yoga Perkanthi Lane, Jimbaran
+62 361 701 605
www.belmond.com

 


COMO Beach Club Bali

Photo courtesy of COMO Beach Club Bali/NOW!JAKARTA

Unlike Canggu’s many beach clubs, COMO Beach Club boasts a distinct, refined character cocooned safely from the masses. Located on Echo Beach, the exclusive beach club at COMO Uma Canggu prioritises in-house guests while also open for public. Immerse in a line-up of international fare and signature cocktails prepared by award-winning chefs and mixologists, and a live music performance that enhances the unique ambience of COMO Beach Club. COMO has a range of activities and services to service guests of all ages, perfect for a full day out with the family. Mothers and girlfriends looking to remedy their exhaustion can unwind and ‘heal’ in the holistic wellness retreat COMO Shambhala, and indulge in a plethora of spa and ancient healing therapies. Fathers and brothers can sign up to a world-class surf class or hit the state-of-the-art gym for a workout. Last but not least, kids are guaranteed to lose track of time as they learn and play at Play by COMO, designed to inspire purposeful and creative child-directed play; from kite making, mani-pedi, to yoga classes. Sunsets in Canggu are some of the best on the island, and a sundown time at COMO is the cherry on top!

Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu
T: +62 361 6202 208
www.comohotels.com