Chillax, party, swim, dance, drink or dine… all of the above! Bali’s not short of a beach club or three to party into sunset with ice-cold champagne in hand, but the chic arrival of uber, international power house Nikki Beach beach club and restaurant adds more than a splash of glitz and glamour to the island’s social scene.
With locations across the world’s best beach and party destinations – St Tropez, Ibizia, Miami, Cabo San Lucas to name a few – it’s a relief that the world-famous party-haven has finally (yeay!) set up shop here, along Nusa Dua’s beautiful beachfront.
So here’s what you need to know.
The venue. Just like their legendary locations around the world, Nikki Beach Bali is a fully-fledged destination, not just a venue – so come for the day, afternoon, night, or all of the above. The quick trip to Nusa Dua is well worth it (none of that Bukit traffic!), and you’ll be here quicker than you know it. Come with a group of your besties, and make a day of it.
The wardrobe. With their iconic tunes, the drinks, the food, the people, the location, the vibe… you won’t be leaving early. So don’t make other plans and bring something else to slip on or into, later in the day.
The food. Nikki Beach restaurant and bar showcases their signature international menu, as offered in all locations around the world, along with new Balinese dishes developed especially using the island’s local foods and flavours. They offer daily temptations, but their Amazing Sunday Brunch is hands-down the first thing you should experience. And their sushi boat is world famous.
The drinks. Their signature cocktails are on ice, everywhere – in the restaurant bar, beach bar, pool bar, or (of course!) your own sun-bed service. It’s just too easy to sip, sun, swim or snooze the afternoon away.
The view. You need sunnies for the view here, in every direction . There’s the plush, all-white sunbeds and glistening pools. There’s the pristine, sandy beach. Then there’s the beautiful people making ‘having fun in Bali’ look like its own professional career.
The etiquette. It’s not all party party here, but it can be. It’s up to you. The venue stretches forever across chilled areas as well as party-central, so just choose your locale on arrival and get amongst it as you choose. Note though, that children under 16yo aren’t allowed on the pool deck and in the pool on Saturdays and Sundays.
Finally, don’t fret if you accidentally leave your sarong at home – we suspect you won’t be dry or standing still long enough to need it.