Bali’s Best Sunset Spots

With its long stretch of west-facing coastline, sunset in Bali is a bit of an event. As we come into another wet season (which means more clouds therefore more dramatic sunsets), let’s take a look at some of the best spots to park yourself at 6 pm. Here are some of Bali’s best sunset spots:

Single Fin Sunset

Single Fin

Perched on a cliff, grab a Bintang and watch the surfers take on one of Uluwatu’s infamous breaks while the sun sets behind them. On Sundays, the party carries on late into the evening.

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Alila Hotel Seminyak

A relative newcomer to the Seminyak beach strip (they opened in September 2015), Alila’s Sunday sunset session accompanied by live acoustic music and free cocktail/amuse bouche pairings is one of the most relaxing options around. Their bar snacks are also fantastic.

Potato head bali sunset

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Potato Head

You’ll be well set up if you’ve gotten yourself a bed earlier in the day. If you arrive later and feel like splurging, grab a beach-front bed (they come with a minimum spend), if you just want a drink or two with a view, go to one of the upper balconies for the best palm tree and beach view.

707 Bali Sunset

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707 Beach Bar

Located at the end of Batu Belig, what this place lacks in beanbag comfort (they’re a bit light on the “beans” at the moment…) it makes up for in vibe. It’s a local favourite for a sunset coconut, expect to see lots of pet dogs running around.

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The Lawn

Patches of grass are rare in Bali, and sometimes it’s nice to have a picnic. Perch yourself on a blanket or beanbag and enjoy a coconut and their special popcorn. Make your friends jealous with a sunset Instagram shot on their photogenic swing set.

Ku De Ta Bali Sunset

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Ku De Ta

Bali’s original beach club still arguably has the best DJs for sunset, and their cocktails are up there with the best. Get in early to get a decent seat; the beds come with a minimum spend.