A day out in Bali is not quite proper if a swimming pool is not in the picture. It is even better when a pool is coupled with good vibe, amazing drinks, great food, and a view to please the eyes. So here are our four of the most favourite and coolest poolside spots on the island that you should not miss this summer.
Finns Beach Club
Prior to its move to the coastlines of Canggu, Finns has been long known as a hangout with views, great food, and an ambience that will make you linger the whole day. That reputation is even more elevated with its new location which results, in even bigger crowd especially with the large pool and swim-up bar that overlook the surf breaks of Berawa Beach. Adding more fun and glitter to the area’s seaside scene, Finns also hold sunset-to-late-night soiree every Sunday – aptly called Liquid – where swimsuites, cocktails, and chilled-out tunes are sure to wash away all the Monday blues to come.
Jl. Pantai Berawa, Canggu
T: +62 828 9701 6178
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Mrs. Sippy has been creating a buzz in the Seminyak poolside scene since its opening earlier this year. Tucked between Alila Seminyak and the famed Potato Head Beach Club, this trending hangout place also boasts everything that is required to gain status as a Seminyak Icon. From the 800 sqm of saltwater pool, an exhilirating five metre diving platform, an all-around refreshing menu, to-the most important thing-an utterly laidback vibe that will make you linger for hours. This venue is the place to see and be seen this summer.
Jl. Taman Ganesha, Gang Gagak 8, Seminyak
T: +62 361 335 1078
8.00am – 12.00am
Panama Kitchen & Pool
Being Bali’s current centre of “cool” the pastoral beachside neighbourhood of Canggu never runs out of nifty spots to feed the Instagram-centric life of the young crowd – this is where Panama Kitchen and Pool comes in. Located on the famed Jalan Pantai Berawa, Panama presents a distinctive look with aesthetics that mirror the laidback attitude of 60s post-colonial Latin America. The colourful summer vibe is also present in its array of homemade comfort fares coupled with amazingly refreshing tropical tipples that will surely make your sunny Canggu day – and your Instagram feed – even better.
Jl. Pantai Berawa No.18, Canggu
T: +62 899 015 6666
The Lawn Canggu
Combining easy lounging and casual fine dining within its expansive green space facing the volcanic sands of Batu Bolong beach, The Lawn is a local favourite for lazing the day away under the sun. This Canggu hotspot has recently added a pool in its roster of ammunition to kill time. Straddling across the border between the sandy beach and The Lawn’s verdant – well – lawn, the pool is dotted with daybeds where you might find yourself catching up on the much-needed siesta. Just to sweeten your lazy day, this restaurant by the sea also offers unmissable, succulent and fresh oceanic fares that will be even better when combined with its unique kombucha cocktails.
Jl. Pura Dalam, Batu Bolong, Canggu
T: +62 361 335 1055