Bring a crowd. Bali loves a party and whether your crowd is 10 or 100 people, some of Bali’s best venues are happy to host and do it brilliantly. Here are our top picks.
Bali Restaurants for Groups
Spread out over a large garden, with views over the long stretch of beach from Kuta to Canggu, La Laguna on Kayu Putih Beach, is a fantasy. The whimsical restaurant and garden bar is festooned intimate corners, where creative moments are coloured by tumble-down chic. Choose your space, your menu, drinks and they’ll even lay down a soundtrack just for you. Villas Zelie and Avalon are right next door.
Jl. Pantai Kayu Putih, Berawa, Canggu
Ling-Lings has brought Asian-fusion to a whole new level of delicious. The menu is a mix of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese street food, and the cocktails almost steal the show. The animated restaurant has a large terrace overlooking the street, a long bar, booth seats indoors and a funky backyard just made for parties. Choose from a la carte or cater for a crowd with finger food, sushi platters and canapés. Cocktails by the jug or served in real fruit containers add colour and fun to any event. Check their VIP room for a more intimate setting.
Jl. Petitenget No. 43 B, Kerobokan
This modern Italian restaurant will soon have you speaking Italian and dancing through their cocktail menu. With great wine, and great design, Da Maria turns on the charm from lunch to late dinner! Known for its Neopolitan pizzas (and the handsome pizzaiolo), and hand crafted pasta, Da Maria sings for its supper. Book tables inside, take over the bar or throw a cocktail party in the Capri-inspired entertaining space at the back.
Jl. Petitenget No.170, Kerobokan
+62 361 9348523
Bali Party Venues
It’s not just for kids anymore. Waterbom has teamed up with one of the island’s top caterers, M&M, to throw parties with a difference. From simple cocktail receptions to fully catered gourmet events, the park closes down at 6pm but the party doesn’t have to end. It’s brilliant by day, with a full menu of water adventures. For kids, it’s bliss. Keep it simple with burgers and sandwiches, local sates and ice creams, or turn on a glamour event with a choice of five star gourmet options from carving stations, western or Asian barbecue, Mexican feasts or even an elegant sit down dinner for up to 400. Slide into any event with this unusual venue.
Jl. Kartika, Tuban
+62 0361 755676
Finns Rec Club is brilliant venue for almost any event. Families love all the possibilities, from bowling to trampoline nights, disco sessions, sports events and the water park. Adults can book a private space by the pool, enjoy a full bar, and create gourmet catering with the help of their excellent chef, Benoit, formerly of Mozaic. The girls will love their spa parties at Body Temple Spa for treatments, bubbles and blow-dries.
Finns Recreation Club
Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu,
+62 0361 8483939
Get blown away by the stunning long bar while enjoying a full package of pampers from nails to hair treatments at Blow Bar. Even the boys can join in with a proper barber set up. The drinks are good, catering can be arranged from any of the surrounding restaurants and the party happens. Let your hair down and have fun.
The Blow Bar
Gg. Lumut, Seminyak,
+62 0361 3350600
If you enjoy the breeze in your hair and a panoramic view, then Ulu Cliffhouse is a stunning place to get into the spirits. With two bars, lots of space to lounge about, a VIP Rock Bar, perfectly placed for private events, and a glamorous pool, Ulu Cliffhouse is a perfect cliff top venue for entertaining small and large groups. Combine food, drinks, great soundtracks and amazing views in this stunning day club where barefoot is chic.
Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency
Adventures come in all shapes and sizes but hanging with the gang has never been easier than booking a trip with Mason Adventures. Fly high with their helicopters, get wet on the rapids or drive yourself wild with ATV buggies on a jungle trek. Mason Adventures, formerly Bali Adventure Tours, does it with style, safety and elephants. Their latest venture involves chocolate and how difficult is that to swallow? Do it your way with this group.
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai, Denpasar
+62 0361 721480