Travelling is a magical thing to do. You see and experience the most precious things around you. Sunset is one of the best things you can get while travelling. Although we’re all looking at the same sun every day, no sunset is the same and no venue is the same. So every sunset, even the smallest one, is another gift.
Bali is richly stocked with killer sunset venues. Be it at the beach, in the middle of a paddy field or even in the city, all you need to do is just settle into a comfy sofa or wiggle your toes under the sand while Mother Nature struts her stuff. Order a colourful cocktail and watch candy floss colours streak across the sky, or grab a cold Corona while the horizon turns a raging red – either way, you’re in for a natural light show to remember.
Here are our recommendations for the best sunset spots in Bali (in alphabetical order)!
Big Fish Bar & Grill at The Stones Legian Bali
Located just a few steps away from Kuta Beach, The Stones Hotel offers you the perfect vantage point to experience what Bali has to offer. Experience an elevated short escape in one of Bali’s most vibrant locations, Legian. With the beautiful sunset spot located just a stone’s throw away from the hotel, guests can make their weekend livelier with the new “Weekend Escape” package which starts from 4 PM until 8 PM at the hotel’s signature restaurant – Big Fish Bar & Grill, featuring a wide range of activity options within the hotel without having to stay overnight, starting from culinary indulgence, live entertainment show, access to various hotel’s facilities and more.
Guests can enjoy choices of made-to-order BBQ Dinner including Jimbaran-style grilled seafood, grilled skewers, grilled chicken, salad bar, soup and much more. Aside from the culinary indulgence, guests can also access the pool, gym, and kids club – yes, you heard that right, Jasper Kids Club at The Stones Hotel is accessible for the little guests who come with adult accompaniment for Weekend Escape.
Blou Café Canggu at Ecozy Dijiwa Canggu
This Canggu spot is a place where you can shrug off the daily grind and embrace a sense of peace and harmony, while at the same time enjoying the company of friends and family with the benefits of indoor dining as well as outdoor dining overlooking a beautiful swimming pool. As for the food, the skilful chefs have brought many years of experience to deliver a fusion menu that embraces the epicurean inspirations of West and East: from Indonesia and Asia to the azure shores of the Mediterranean. Picture this, some slices of pizza or pastrami with a cup of fantastic coffee. Now, on a balmy Bali evening, where else would you wish to be?
Bujana Restaurant at Kamaniiya Seminyak
Treat yourself to delicious Indonesian and international cuisines at Bujana Restaurant accompanied by a refreshing pool view during sunset. Pamper your palate with tasty, authentic Indonesian food served with sambal chilli sauces and rice. Bujana Restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a la carte delicacies, including homemade pastries, tropical fruit, a choice of eggs prepared to perfection and diverse regional specialities.
Sunset spot isn’t only identic with beaches. In Ubud, you can enjoy a sunset fiesta overlooking the rice paddies at D’Kampoeng Ubud. Watching the sun about to lay down while the sky turns reddish with a group of birds greeting you to say goodbye. This can be one of the worthy moments to spend with your loved ones. Lay down on your picnic mat with a basket full of mouthwatering dishes at your side. Whether you decide to eat and relax against a lush rice field backdrop, D’Kampoeng Ubud promises a memorable picnic with lots of fun photo moments.
ENVY at Holiday Inn Resort & Express Baruna Bali
With a sunset that spills right out onto the sand, this venue at Holiday Inn Resort & Express Baruna Bali is one of the most fabulous, front-row sunset seats in the Kuta area. Wander through the Family-friendly resort and across perfectly manicured lawns, and you’ll meet warm ocean air and designer vibes for as far as the eye can see at Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali.
A great place to enjoy the sea view and sunset from above. You can catch a sunset at Holiday Inn Express Baruna Bali’s rooftop, sunset pool bar, high above the waves of Kuta Beach. Breezes and sky surround private seating floating pods overlooking a legendary beach panorama. Great vibes, great service & amazing view!
Ji Terrace by THE SEA at Hotel Tugu Bali
In Canggu, Ji Terrace by THE SEA is a journey to the heart of Japan and the East with a 180° view over the sparkling Indian Ocean and Canggu Beach. Blending the rich cultural heritage and beautiful arts from ancient Indonesia with the bohemian spirit of Canggu, sunset sessions here will transport you into a magical world of ancient kingdoms and quixotic legends. Tune up to the sensuous beats of the best DJs while enjoying cocktails in hand.
Ku De Ta
This is Seminyak’s original beach club and a haven of beautiful people and groovy sunset vibes. It remains one of Seminyak’s top sunset spots to see and be seen. Famous for its high-season-themed parties, the elegant venue houses day beds, a beachside pool and a trendy restaurant that both serve exceptional food.
Ombak Bar and Lounge at Soori Bali
Facing the black sand beaches and crashing waves of Tabanan, this venue is well worth a trip off the beaten path to this hidden resort gem. The chic bar area features a compact wooden terrace with limited tables for a truly exclusive experience – you’ll feel like the only ones around. Ombak, ‘wave’ in Bahasa, offers fine dining options. This signature restaurant features a premium Western cuisine selection. Hands-on creative cocktails are made using the island’s abundance of fresh fruits with the addition of premium spirits at the bar. The Ombak Bar and Lounge is the perfect place to watch the ever-changing sunsets of the beautiful west coast.
Reef Beach Club at The Apurva Kempinski Bali
With casual elegance and seaside charm, featuring a 42-metre infinity pool, this beach club is set to become a distinguished presence in Nusa Dua’s culinary scene. Delight yourself in various healthy light bites and tapas by the pool, or take in the majestic view of the Indian Ocean as the day goes by. A refreshing line of creative cocktails is offered, each uniquely created by the beach club’s talented mixologists.
Sleeping Gajah Kitchen & Lounge at Wapa di Ume Sidemen
For those who are about to explore the East of Bali, Sleeping Gajah is just another new discovered spot on your bucket lists to visit and try. Ensconced within the stylish boutique resort of Wapa di Ume Sidemen, this bamboo-structured restaurant is overlooking the breathtaking hillside view and the sound of the river. It offers a wide range of local and international foods throughout the day, including healthy juices, cocktails and wines.
Inspired by the shape of the Sidemen hillside standing in the front of the resort, giving the image that it coincidentally creates a silhouette of a sleeping elephant. Right the golden hour, let the moon rise on top of the restaurant where Bar 57 is a tranquillity place to enjoy the sun going down behind the hills during the ‘Sundowner’ event with intoxicating “arak” based cocktails (the signature liquor from the regency) as well as other delicious signatures; for instance, “Es Rujak Daquiri” and Sidemen Bloody Mary.
Smoqee Sky Bar at Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran
The rooftop Smoqee Sky Bar at Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran offers a 180° view over the sparkling Indian Ocean and Jimbaran Beach. This is the perfect spot for you and your mates to chill out, embracing the iconic Jimbaran Sunset. You can catch a gorgeous sunset while enjoying cocktails paired with small sharing plates or an array of sweet and savoury treats at the lounging area overlooking the Jimbaran milieu and sunset.
SugarSand at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
This beachfront venue invites travellers to elevate their sunset experience overlooking the ocean. It is recommended to take a front row seating on the open-air deck and let the sunset works on its magic. To set a sultry tone for sunset cocktails and elegant dining, a live chill-out music performance is available on the stage every night.
Sunset Point at Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Most travellers go to the southern coast to capture the best angle of sunset. In Kuta, Sunset Point at Hard Rock Hotel Bali is the place to simply kick back and relax. This is an animated and trendy lounge where skilled ‘barockers’ concoct great cocktails with a twist plus bite selections from the chef’s kitchen.
Temple Lounge at Karma Kandara
Driving all the way up to Ungasan, this spot at Karma Kandara is definitely worth the 1-hour drive from the south. Presenting a new level of unparalleled views experience for an extraordinary sunset view of panoramic Karma Beach, this bar highlights a killer sweet and savoury cocktail list. Expect stellar international DJs to be helming the decks or bands playing unplugged sessions while you soak up the five-star ambience. But be warned – the line isn’t short here, so get there early for your best chance of a seat before the sun goes down.