It is the same sun that you are seeing, no matter where your location is. So, when the clouds are in the mood of acting up and ruin the sunset view, then you can do nothing about it. But, on the day that the weather is being so awfully nice and let itself ends to a gorgeous sunset then these are the seven places you would want to be.
Mozaic Beach Club
Beach-view fine dining at its best – Mozaic Beach Club in Seminyak will offer you an exclusive and luxurious experience of seaside leisure. The place serves the high end of gastronomy as they did with the older branch in Ubud. Caviar produced by ‘Caviar Galilee’, one of the longest running fish farms in Israel, are available in this splendid beach-side restaurant; such snacks are perfect when paired with the ambience of the restaurant, either you sit on the deck by the beach or in the stunning dining room.
If tapas are the choice for some relaxing lounging then Mozaic Beach Club has plenty to offer. Mozaic mini wagyu burger and sashimi are popular. The 2-course set menu is a great bargain where you can enjoy a complete set of freshly baked bread, appetizer and main course of your own choice for only Rp.150,000 (US$15.60). Reservations are recommended, and notice that after 6 p.m. the dress code forbids singlet and beachwear.
Jl. Pantai Batu Belig, Kerobokan – Bali 80361
+62 361 4735796
Located at the W Retreat & Spa area in Seminyak, WOOBar is a 3-story space with indoor and outdoor seats for you to enjoy the uber-cool beachfront enclave of Seminyak. This would be a great place for you to chill and relax during the day. At night, it turns into a lively place with Bali’s most-sought after DJ’s playing their tracks loud.
WooBar offers a great combo to get you all chilled out with a selection of cocktail-inspired shisha with shawarma and a sunset cocktail. If that is not your choice for a light snack then you can order their Shellfish Pot menu – seasonal fresh shellfish coupled with ice cold beers. Whether you are staying at W hotels or looking for some beach-side bar to walk in, this would be a good place with lots of cozy spots to enjoy.
W Retreats & Spa
Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan – Bali 80361
+62 361 4738 106
Compared to most places mentioned here, La Plancha may not have the same level of high-class dining fancy. The wooden building is not comparable to those other places. But, if it is ambience and charm that you are comparing then La Plancha is standing proud with the amazing atmosphere that it has.
With beanbags to sit on as you have yourself a nice view of the sunset beyond the beach, La Plancha offers Spanish delicacies and seafood– tapas and paella are the things you would love in the menu. Come quick as the beanbags are usually taken real fast because the place is rarely empty. And yes, exclusivity and solitude aren’t really the strong side of this place, but, they make it up with their colorful vibe.
Jl. Dhyana pura, Seminyak – Bali
This Supper Club is really super with three innovative areas that are suitable for all leisure activities that you are looking for. In Zone One you can have a relaxing sunbath on comfy daybeds. Zone Two offers the club’s signature 20-meter long suspended glass-catwalk above the DJ lounge and dance floor if you are in for dancing to your heart’s content.
Fine dining is the activity at Zone Three. The place is located inside the Anantara Resort & Spa area. Entertainment ranging from fashion shows to international jazz acts will lighten up your visit. Once you’re here, feel free to choose any form of leisure that you want.
Anantara Resort & Spa
Jl. Dhyana Pura, Seminyak – Bali 80361
+62 361 737773
As an establishment that is not part of a big hotel, Potato Head Beach Club shapes up to be quite a nice place to be. Do book for a place before coming as security is often unconvinced by walk-ins. Once inside, the place is an architectural beauty; colorful window frames are patterned to form high walls. This is the place where you would want to be seen.
Aside from the daybeds, the area consists of Tapping Shoes, a French restaurant, Lilin restaurant that provide Southeast Asian cuisine, and the Potato Head Bistro that cooks an international menu. The place is really an artwork with much artistic furniture, truly a remarkable building and a great place to be with the upscale atmosphere. Be advised that beverage and surf wear sponsored clothing are not allowed inside.
Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak – Bali
+62 (361) 473 7979
Chiringuito El Kabron
A new place that just opened up in October 2012, Chiringuito El Kabron has already become a mouth-to-mouth sensation. Located at the cliff of Pecatu, El Kabron offers a cozy and relaxing ambience. The music played by the DJ is just perfect for the occasion; and during the time that we were there some random people actually came up to the DJ and asked to buy his CD – that’s how good the music is. Spanish dishes are served here with emphasis on tapas for those who come in a group and want to order something to be shared around.
If you have no objection of octopus, then you should try pulpo a la gallega. And if you are looking for a heavier meal then jamon iberico do guijelo, pork meat cured for 6 months, might interest you. The place is just above the Dreamland beach, so, if you fancy going down the beach then you are only a few hundred meters away. And, having just opened, El Kabron is still a great place if you want a relaxed and relatively quiet situation.
Jl. Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu – Bali
+62 361 7803416
The talk of the town. When every other seaside bar is located aon the beach or cliff top, Rock Bar is on natural rocks 14 meters above the sea. With recycled glass canes at your feet, the oncoming waves give such a thrilling sensation. This place at the Ayana Resort & Spa is really a magnificent landmark. The bar serves a plethora of beverages and you should definitely try their signature cocktail: Rock My World – and prepare to be shaken by it.
Tapas and desserts are also available to keep you company while watching the scenery – don’t worry, splashes of water from the crashing waves will never get to your face even though you sit in the balcony area. One particular time to really enjoy the spot actually is not during the sunset – the sunset is really nice though – but, nighttime in Rock Bar is really a wonderful experience. Must be on your bucket list, visiting this bar.
Ayana Resort & Spa
Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran – Bali
+62 361 702 222
Source : The Jakarta Post