Ku De Ta is the original Bali Beach Club. It’s a sophisticated beach-front venue with several bars that are one of the most popular spots for watching the sunset. The dining at Ku De Ta is upscale, although their bar menu is very affordable and highly rated.
Ku De Ta has a fine dining restaurant upstairs, Mejekawi, with a degustation menu starting at IDR700k per person.
The cocktails aren’t cheap, but on par with other upscale bars and beach clubs in Bali, but they are beautifully made by expert mixologists and represent far better value and creativity than equivalently priced cocktails in western countries.
Ku De Ta’s DJ’s have been setting the standard for chilled out island vibes for years, and they release an annual CD compilation well worth buying from the gift shop on site.
If you only go to one beach club in Bali this is it. The daybeds, like most beach clubs, are highly sought after, but after sundown, the place gets less congested as people move on to other restaurants around the Oberoi area.
It has two major bar areas, with tables on one side seating between 4 and 6 people along with stools alongside the beachfront for prime sunset-watching. The other side has bar seating and recently upgraded to fit more tables towards the beach frontage.
Host to some of Bali’s most famous annual high-season parties, Ku De Ta never fails to disappoint.
Make sure you don’t wear a singlet or thongs (plural) after 4 pm, as they do enforce a dress code, particularly when it comes to alcohol-branded clothing.
Even for locals, Ku De Ta is a standard to which other venues try to compete, but their high level of service, quality of menu for most tastes and outstanding cocktails means it is a destination venue and definitely one of the places on your bucket list.
Because it’s located at the bottom of “Eat Street” it’s an easy walk from downtown Oberoi and a short taxi ride to the great restaurants along Jalan Kayu Aya and Jalan Laksmana.
Address: Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak
Bookings: +62 361 736969
Opening Hours: Mo-Su 8am–2am
Entrance Fee: None – Minimum spend on day beds approx. US$100 in high season or US$50 in low season.