Is Uluwatu Bali’s new cool capital?
Turn left or right at Seminyak? With Canggu claiming honours as the hipster capital of Bali, there’s a cool breeze blowing up on the Uluwatu coast that may well turn this into the destination of choice for the grown ups.
Ulu Cliffhouse opens up a stretch of coast just down the road from Single Fin. With a fabulous designer fit out, one of the world’s leading chefs shaping the menu, and a whole crew of cool collaborators from musicians to artists and an influential surf crew, Ulu Cliffhouse looks like Ralph Lauren met Richard Branson on the lip of a major breaker.
Calling in Diego Munoz, currently Latin America’s number one chef, ranked 18 in the world, is a major coup and says a lot about the commitment Ulu cliffhouse is making to create a destination beach club to rival some of the world’s best. The venue on the edge of the cliff opens itself to fabulous possibilities from parties to weddings, long lunches and legendary sunset sessions. The Rock Bar, perched on some of the clearest water you’ve ever seen, will open soon to get visitors up close and personal with the clear water and long waves that rock this stunning coast.
Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali
Modern, sophisticated, elevated and still as earthy as the cuisine that inspires it, Above Eleven soars high above Jimbaran bay. With talented Peruvian chef, Renzo Pietro shaping the menu here, this sister of the successful Bangkok restaurant and bar is showing Jimbaran how it’s done. With a glittering array of seafood shaped by the Nikkei cuisine and the much loved Peruvian ceviche dressed for success, the menu travels from the Andes to the coastal villages for inspiration. Lima is currently one of the most vibrant culinary destinations in the world and Above Eleven shows us why.
With a vibrant central bar and incredible views over Bali, the soundtrack here is as cool as it gets. From sunset to late, for weekends and after work, Above Eleven is modern, urban and offers a fabulous and diverse menu that wakes up the taste buds and turns on the charm.
Jalan Wanagiri No.1,
Jimbaran – Bali, 80362, Indonesia
+62 361 4725777
Oneeighty at The Edge
Oneeighty at The Edge, has created the perfect solution to a beach club with no beach. Perched 500m above sheer cliffs at Pecatu, the Edge offers a stunning ocean view with nothing between you and the horizon. Oneeighty is designed as modern beach club with indoor and outdoor dining and a glass bottom horizon pool that runs through the centre of a sand island, oneeighty is taking visitors on a journey of the senses. It’s a jaw dropping property for day guests and even more spectacular if you book in.
Outstanding Balinese chef Nyoman Suasa, has long been regarded as the vanguard of ‘New Indonesian’ cuisine and will be taking his Indonesian fine dining menu upstairs to Atas later in the year. With a brilliant resume that includes the Beverly Wilshire in Rodeo Drive, LA, and Bali’s own Bambu, Suasa is one of the island’s most highly regarded and well-travelled chefs. With four luxurious new villas joining the existing collection, a range of entertainment options, a world class wine cellar and star bartenders, oneeighty is playing a smooth tune.
Stay; The Luxe Bali
Bali has no shortage of amazing villas but not many offer everything you’ve ever wanted in a clifftop holiday home, and more. Owned by one of Bali’s original surf veterans, the endless views over Padang Padang beach and beyond lead you to imagine decades of sitting on this spot and dreaming up this luxurious four level villa. Smart villa in fact. Everything is controlled by iPad, from the lights to the sound system and the air conditioning. An eco villa as well; with giant tanks underground collecting rainwater, eco toilets and efficient systems that work.
Hard wood floors throughout, an elevator to transport you from one incredible space to the next, three swimming pools, a private chef and an entire floor devoted to health, fitness and entertainment including a private cinema, a spa with a full time therapist, an air conditioned gym, steam room and sauna. The Luxe Bali has three enormous guest rooms, each with its own private living area and terrace and views, oh those views. This is one of Bali’s smartest villas in more ways than one. Immaculately conceived with original art, high quality finishing and everything you could dream of. Wander down the private stairs and you are literally in some of the most pristine, turquoise water you’re likely to find this side of the equator. Guests find it very hard to find a reason to leave, perhaps the stylish new day clubs listed above may provide some inspiration.
The Luxe Bali rates are between $1,000 to $2,000 a night depending on the number of guests, season and length of stay. Contact direct on http://theluxebali.com/
Located on the dramatic cliffs in front of the Alila Uluwatu, Omnia has created an architecturally astounding club with one of the most incredible views across the island. The astounding cube bar literally hangs suspended above the cliff, behind it the sophisticated day club has been designed around a central pool with private cabanas, sun loungers and party areas scattered throughout the space. The operators, Hakassan group, have over 40 venues across the world including in London and Las Vegas, so expect a music-fuelled, fashion-forward day club with the first Bali branch of the modern Japanese classic, Sake no Hana. Think long, cool cocktails, a contemporary Japanese menu, smooth tunes, pools for lounging as well as swimming and views forever across an endless sea. Omnia adds yet another wow factor to the cliffs. Stay tuned.