What is better than lounging around the poolside and enjoying yourself under the sun? Well a cocktail in hand whilst you’re doing it of course! The ever-growing Canggu is now home to an endless amount of of swim-upbars, luxury resorts, and day clubs, which explains why the location has become known as somewhat of a pioneer for its sparkly cocktails and phenomenal foods. We figure it is high time we gave you a rundownon where you can enjoy the best poolside cocktails in Canggu, Bali.
- The Lawn Canggu
The Lawn Canggu is a breezy seaside venue situated right near Old Man’s on Batu Bolong. This open-airrestaurant is ideal for casual dining and unwinding. You can enjoy light meals from The Lawn’s extensive international grazing menu. This venue has come quite a long way in less than a year, and after some serious renovations, this now swank lounge sits 2 storeystall with a mesmerizing infinity pool and some of the best gourmet bites and cocktails in Canggu.
- Alternative Beach
If it is a wow factor you are looking for in poolside cocktails and Instagram pictures, Alternative Beachis the place to go. Alt Beach is a contemporary pool bar located at the very heart of Canggu that is open to the public and has a fantastic range of cocktails and mocktails along with all the classics. The surrounding accommodations feature sleek rooms and stylish interiors. What’s more, itoffers some fantastic weekly events including Monday movie nights, 3 hours of happy hour from 3-6pm every day, FREE yoga on Tuesday’s, a DJ and pool party on Saturdays and an all you can eat BBQ for 100K every Sunday. You won’t be disappointed by the nibbles and drinks available poolside.
- Loop Pool Bar and Restaurant
Loop Pool Bar and Restaurant is located off the famous Canggu Street, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong. Enjoying the serene surrounding, guests can dine, drink and swim in the resort’s 20-meterinfinity edge swimming pool facing a bamboo forest and paddy fields. Guests can do all this while sipping top quality cocktails and appreciating healthy & authentic Indonesian Cuisine. On top of this, you will be sure to catch Bali’s relaxing and beautiful sunset.
- COMO Beach Club
COMO Beach Club offers a uniquely modern take on the conservative surf shack, setting itself apart from other busy beachside venues in Canggu. It is laid-back, refined, and designed to appeal to surfers and sophisticated travelers alike. If the need for a cocktail (or hunger) strikes, the hotel staff will serve up whatever you fancy poolside; and you can even receive a spa treatment in there if you cannot drag yourself away.
- La Brisa
Situated alongside the foreshore of Echo Beach (which is also one of the most celebrated beaches in Bali), La Brisa is the latest quirky destination and the newest boho-beanbag beach club. This lounge is home to genuine Balinese hospitality, sustainably sourcedfood, and an absolutely breathtaking décor. The menuhere is devoted to all seafoodlovers and the list of drinks just screams “true island life”; thanks to the exotic fruits and homemade herb-infusedwhiskeysas well as unique poolside cocktail combinations. Everything here is truly exceptional and intended to please even the finest of the palettes.
- Finn’s Beach Club
This is every traveler’s favorite Berawa bamboo beach club. You really cannot go wrong with Bintang (or three) here, regardless of the time of the day. Swing by for the lunchtime shift, booze up your brekky, or settle in for sunset with one of Finn’s Beach Club’s fabulous cocktail creations. Guests can also laze away the entire day from the comfort of double and singleday beds on a white sand beach at either Finn’s VIP Beach Club or Finn’s Beach Club. The hotel also features a spectacular 30 meter infinity pool with underwater speakers (and swim-uppool bar). The stunning bamboo structure was particularly designed to permit each guest to enjoy a surefire sunset view.
- The Naked Coconut
At this point, you can tell Beach Clubsare in abundance in Canggu, but a more reliable (and more affordable) sundowner can be found right on Berawa Beach. The Naked Coconut Beach bar is one of Bali’s best-hiddentreasures and you can find it at the end of a jungle track besides Jalan Pantai Berawa. With its bean-bags, cheap Bintangs fresh coconuts, hammocks, and poolside cocktails, there are only a few better locations to watch the sunsetover the Indian Ocean.
- Satu Lagi Pool Side Bar
Located next to the Taman SegeraMadu Resort, Satu Lagi Pool Side Bar is a step above the usual sportsbars in Indonesia. Travelers have access to the swimming pool equipped with a mesmeric water slide. Better yet, Satu Lagi is the only sports bar in Canggu with televised live sports events. These events are displayed on a massive TV screen, but bigger events are shown on a massive 2-meter square projection TV system. This is the perfect resort to relax and enjoy a cold cocktail as your children enjoy splashing around.
Tropicola is one of Canggu’s newest beach club additions. It is right on the outskirts of Canggu next to Seminyak and offers its patrons a fantastic spot to settle down for the day with some fantastic music and delicious cocktails. It is a sister company to the already popular Da Maria and Luigi’s Hot Pizza. It’s bright exteriors and outdoor furniture make for a fantastic, retro setting, perfect for all of your Instagram shots.