Nights are always special in Bali. The balmy breeze carries with it the scent of the sea, and there is always a party to go to somewhere. In this article, we will look at things to do at night in Bali, whether it is letting loose on the dance floor or by a bonfire on the beach, or even spending a night in the company of exotic animals and birds. Here are some of the best nightlife options in Bali:
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Pubs & Nightclubs
As the sun sets over the island of Bali, the neon lights of Kuta and Seminyak beckon weary travellers to let their hair down and party in the night. Both regions are famous for their nightlife scene, and the locals, tourists and expats alike flock here for a night of revelry and frolic. Some of the best known nightclubs in Bali here are:
Sky Garden: One of the best known and cheapest nightclubs in Bali, with three floors including an Irish pub, an R&B room and a huge sky dome. The music is mostly commercial, but the drinks are cheap and the vibe is fun.
Townhouse: One of the hottest nightspots in Seminyak, the Townhouse club is modelled after the legendary Double Seven club in New York. A multi-storey building houses a lounge, restaurant, bar and the club itself.
Boshe VVIP: Boasting the powerful Funktion-One sound system and hi-tech motion, strobe and laser light systems, the Boshe VVIP is one of the most decadent nightclubs in all of Bali. It is located on the Jalan Bypass in Kuta.
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It may sound stupid to not party on the beach while in beach territory. The beach party scene in Bali is spread around the coast and you may find pockets of your liking wherever you are, but beaches around Kuta are party central. Some of the most fun beach clubs in Bali are:
Ku De Ta: One of the original party hubs of Bali, Ku De Ta in Seminyak is a trendsetter when it comes to nightlife on the beach. Enjoy a party at the beach or relax in the infinity pool with your personal entourage.
Potato Head Beach Club: Potato Head in Seminyak is one of those places where you need to spend the whole day lounging and then expend all that energy on the dance floor at night. Look out for some of the biggest international DJs dropping in and spinning some tunes on a regular basis.
Sundays Beach Club: Located in one of the most spectacular beachfront in all of Bali, the Sundays Beach Club in Ungasan is fast becoming one of the best places to party on the beach. The bonfires are lit as the sun sets, and the succulent menu by celebrity chef James Viles accompanies the free flowing cocktails.
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If you want a more private atmosphere for your night time soiree, try a romantic evening cruise around the Benoa Harbour. Here are some options:
Bali Hai Cruises: Bali Hai offers both day and night cruises on their luxury catamarans boasting 3 decks, a bar and a state-of-the-art sound system. Try a sumptuous romantic dinner while jiving to tunes played by a live band.
Bounty Cruises: The sunset dinner cruises offered by Bounty come with an international buffet dinner and on board entertainment including traditional Balinese dances, a cabaret-comedy show and an on-board DJ. Pick up and drop services from your hotel are also included.
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Away from the hustle and bustle of the conventional nightlife scene of Bali, a night safari at the Bali Safari and Marine Park calls for a special mention when it comes to spending the night in Bali. The tour, which starts at 5.30 pm, includes unlimited cocktails and barbecue. More importantly, you will get an unforgettable night of adventure in the wilderness. A specially designed caged tram will take you up close and personal to animals like tigers, lions, deer and elephants.
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Another fun way to spend your night in Bali is to enjoy a shopping frenzy at one of the many night markets. These markets open by sundown and are operational all the way till at least 4 in the morning. You will find some of the best known Balinese handicrafts, local goods, clothes, scarves, sarongs, bamboo, wicker and leather works among other fare. Add to that the live music, DJ zones and the beer and cocktail counters that make sure that you are always having a good time while you are in the market. Here are some of the best known Balinese night markets:
Sanur Night Market: Also known as Pasar Malam Sindu, the Sanur Night Market is one of the original night markets in Bali. The sleepy village of Sanur gets transformed into a carnivalesque experience with delicious and cheap food, amazing goods for sale and an exuberant vibe.
Kuta Art Market: A small beachside bazaar metamorphs into a bustling art market at night in Kuta. Here you will find everything from handlooms, handicrafts, paintings to custom surfboards and beer holders.
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