Ku De Ta Beach Club: How to make the best of your visit?
The first beach club in Bali, and still one of the best
Bali’s beach clubs are second to none, and Ku De Ta, the original Bali sunset destination, is no exception. If you want to spend your day lounging in the sun, before sitting back and watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean with a cocktail in your hand, soundtracked by their hallmark lounge music sound, this is the place for you. On top of this, you’ve also got a small infinity pool and some excellent food and drink options right on hand.
Tips and tricks: how to get the best spots
Ku De Ta is not usually as crowded as Potato Head. So you don’t have to worry too much about getting a place to lie in the sun. As long as you arrive by about 11 am you should be fine. If you want the best spots though, or if you’re here in peak season, it’s better to arrive early. The day beds carry a minimum spend of IDR1 million. This is equivalent to around AUD95, €63 or US$68. You’ll easily hit this if you stay for a few drinks and something to eat. If you’d rather not shell out for a day bed, it’s fine to just use the pool without hiring a bed. Towels are available for hire.
If you want to come for a cocktail at sunset, it’s best to arrive a little before the sun goes down – but don’t sweat it. If you get there about 5pm, chances are you’ll have your pick of tables.
However, if you want to be sure to get a good table for dinner, we suggest you book ahead. Ask specifically for a table with a sea view so you can get the best sunset shots.
Which dining options are the best for you?
Ku De Ta offers food and drink options all day long from breakfast, through casual all day dining, to more formal a la carte evening meals and after dinner cocktails. If you’re after something really special, the complex also houses the fabulous Mejekawi tasting kitchen. Ingredients are all locally sourced and we can vouch for good quality food whichever option you pick.
Breakfast and brunch – served till 12, or 13 on Sundays – offers a relaxing al fresco experience. This ranges from healthy brekkie bowls, granola and avocado on toast to the full bacon and eggs hangover cure. If you want to graze on something informal while you soak up the sun, there’s snacking plates and sushi, or pizza, which you can enjoy from your spot in the sun. If you’re in the mood for sitting down in the restaurant, the a la carte menu includes pasta dishes, fish, burgers and much more.
Mejekawi – your best choice for fine dining
Located in the upper storey and enjoying stunning views over Seminyak Beach, Mejekawi is a superb tasting kitchen. It serves a degustation menu of either 5 or 12 courses, with optional curated wine pairing. The emphasis here is on cutting edge, innovative cuisine with a constantly evolving menu and a focus on Asian fusion flavours. At the time of writing, dishes include the classic Indonesian oxtail soup sop buntut with a Japanese twist, and an elevated take on Hainanese chicken, with corn custard and chilli. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just love food, this is a restaurant you really don’t want to miss.
What you need to know about music and live events
Ku De Ta is famous for its music, DJs and events, and there’s always a DJ playing chilled lounge music. Subscribe to their monthly e-newsletter or download their app if you’re keen to keep on top of what’s on when you’re in Bali. You can expect to hear about their infamous Day and White Parties and regular Sunset Sessions, hosted by top class DJs.
On top of this, look out for day time family events – every Sunday from 10am to 3pm the beach club hosts Family Dayze, with kids’ activities from bouncy castles to face painting – all while you sit back with a drink.
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