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18 Best Value Hotels To Party in Bali

Bali delights in its reputation as a legendary party island. With so many distinctive atmospheres on offer, it’s the perfect place to let your hair down – and whether that means daytime cocktails by the pool, checking out dazzling local festivals or dancing at a beach club until dawn, Bali ticks the ‘party’ box for most travellers.

So, where do you begin when planning a trip to Bali? By choosing the right beach. With Bali being one of Australia’s top travel destinations, and over 26 million Australian visitors to HotelsCombined each year, we see a lot of users seeking out information (and booking!) Bali hotels.  So to help you choose the hotel that’s right for you, we’ve put together 18 of the best value hotels in Bali, along with some handy hints on what to do in Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.

Hotels to Party in Bali: Kuta

With a prime location close to the beach and airport, Kuta remains Bali’s most popular holiday destination. The idyllic area boasts numerous luxury resorts along the beach with an abundance of dining and shopping options, rejuvenating spas and unforgettable sights. Mornings are usually spent on the beach while afternoons and evenings are filled with eclectic and lively activities.

The ONE Legian

The ONE Legian, hotels to party in Bali
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Nestled in the northern part of Kuta near Legian Beach, The ONE Legian is 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and metres away from the heart of Kuta’s shopping, dining and entertainment. After an extensive renovation, the hotel reopened in January 2016 and now offers over 300 contemporary rooms equipped with a refrigerator, safe, desk and complimentary Wi-Fi. Laze around the spectacular rooftop pool, get pampered with a rejuvenating spa treatment and enjoy the culinary highlights of Indonesian and Western cuisine at this renowned hotel.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$27 – A$330
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: 117 Jalan Raya Legian, Kuta, Indonesia



Grand Mega Resort & Spa Bali

Grand Mega Resort & Spa Bali, hotel to party
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Situated on Jalan Bypass, the Grand Mega Resort & Spa entices with its fascinating metal-clad facade. The interior reflects the outside with a stylish, yet minimalistic design throughout the hotel. The lobby draws in visitors with high ceilings, an array of mirrors, plush lounges, and indirect lighting. Genuinely friendly service along with a superb outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and business centre ensure a memorable stay from the moment guests arrive.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$26 – A$239
Guest Rating: 7.4
Address: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 234, Kuta, Indonesia



Bali Dynasty Resort

Bali Dynasty Resort, hotels to party in Bali
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Bali Dynasty Resort, a popular getaway for families, is located in the midst of tropical gardens in southern Kuta. Parents can benefit from childminding services while enjoying a selection of adults-only facilities. Accommodation ranges from double and twin rooms to family suites that sleep up to five people. Six restaurants, five bars, a kids’ water fun zone, a circus workshop and other onsite activities will be sure to keep guests of all ages entertained. The Bali Dynasty Resort is a fantastic hotel for young and old travellers, combining great service, wonderful facilities, and a relaxing location.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$70 – A$529
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Indonesia



Grand Inna Kuta

Grand Inna Kuta, hotels to party
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The Grand Inna Kuta is an affordable beachfront resort located next to Kuta’s famous shopping and entertainment strip, home to Waterbom Waterpark, Sky Garden Kuta and Beachwalk Mall. All rooms face either the pool or beach and include a refrigerator, LCD TV, mini bar and rain shower. While the resort offers top facilities such as multiple pools, a wellness area, and a 24-hour restaurant, it’s the onsite professional surf school that sets it apart. Whether on a romantic escape, solo jaunt or family trip, the Grand Inna Kuta provides the right ingredients for an unbelievable holiday.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$56 – A$410
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta 1, Kuta, Indonesia



Hard Rock Hotel Bali

Hard Rock Hotel Bali, hotels to party in Bali
Photo| Hard Rock Hotel Bali| Provided by HARD ROCK HOTEL BALI

Live like a rock star at the fabulous Hard Rock Hotel Bali. Rooms come equipped with leather sofas, king-size beds, tiger pillows, BOSE speakers, and rock and roll memorabilia of such legends as the Beatles. Located on Legian Beach, it’s difficult leaving this hotel due to its sheer amount of activities and facilities, from a large freeform pool with slides to a recording studio, kids’ club and a calendar full of events and parties.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$77 – A$650
Guest Rating: 8.0
Address: Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Indonesia



Kuta Paradiso Hotel

Kuta Paradiso Hotel, hotels to party
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Located beside Kuta’s most popular stretch of coastline, Kuta Paradiso Hotel is a modern hotel with 250 well-designed rooms and suites. Each one features a bathtub, king-size bed, free Wi-Fi, a fully-stocked minibar and views over the hotel’s lagoon-style pool. Walk to the beach in minutes or explore the nearby restaurants, bars, shops and activities suggested by the experienced English-speaking staff. Kuta Paradiso’s array of premium services and facilities ultimately guarantee a unique and wonderful holiday in Bali.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: A$31 – A$299
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Indonesia



Hotel Location

Where and what to eat in Kuta

Nasi Campur Bali

Along with stunning beaches, visitors will find servers offering food and drink delivered right to their sun lounge. Kuta also boasts many restaurants along its promenade dishing up affordable and delicious Indonesian and Western fare. Head to Bale Udang for exquisite fish and seafood where the traditional setting features gorgeous thatched-roof huts situated on stilts above the water. Enjoy staples like honey grilled jumbo prawns or deep-fried crispy duck with vegetables. If travellers are searching for authentic Indonesian meals, look no further than Warung Nikmat, known for its incredible nasi campur. Diners receive a portion of rice and can choose between small portions of vegetables, meat, and fish for a very low price.

What to see for free in Kuta

Snorkeling in Amed village.Bali
Photo| Woman snorkeling with fish in Bali| GETTYIMAGES – WESTEND61

Kuta’s foremost attraction is undoubtedly its beach, the ideal playground for sunbathers, surfers, and swimmers. Beach life is never boring in Kuta, whether swimming during the day, flying a kite in the afternoon or watching the sun melt into the ocean. To discover the real Kuta, try taking the free walking tour run by the Indonesian Tourist Information Center. For animal lovers, the Bali Sea Turtle Society organises turtle releases and offers plenty of sea turtle protection activities. Their office is conveniently situated next to the Grand Inna Kuta.

Festivals in Kuta

balinese women with religious offering
Photo| Balinese women with religious offering| GETTYIMAGES – BICHO_RARO

Kuta Karnival is a colourful spectacle of culture and entertainment held every October. Days are packed with activities ranging from gala dinners and parades to sandcastle and football competitions. The Bali International Film Festival (BALINALE) is held annually at the end of September at Lippo Mall Kuta. The festival features numerous film releases, forums, workshops and open-air movie screenings. For an authentic local event, visit the processions of Galungan, which commemorate the victory of Dharma over Adharma. The multi-day event involves local families making offerings, such as fried rice cakes and pigs, to the spirits of deceased relatives.

Hotels to Party in Bali: Legian

Situated just north of Kuta, Legian is less chaotic and smaller than its big sister. However, it’s still packed with shops, boutiques, clubs and restaurants. Most of the action occurs on Jalan Melasti, Jalan Padma, and Jalan Sahadewa, forming into Legian’s dynamic centre. At its other end, Legian meets Seminyak around the famous Double Six area. Legian’s stretch of beach is less crowded than Kuta’s, but still attracts younger travellers thanks to its nightlife.

Melasti Legian Beach Resort & Spa

Melasti Legian Beach Resort & Spa provides supreme coastal views and access without a big price tag. The rooms are beautifully decorated in traditional styles, split down the middle by a relaxing, river-like pool. A restaurant, spa and tennis court keep the onsite activities varied, while Legian’s bars, shops, and restaurants are only a short walk away.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: A$27 – A$330
Guest Rating: 6.9
Address: Jalan Padma Utara, Legian, Indonesia



Legian Beach Hotel

Legian Beach Hotel, hotels to party in Bali
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With 218 rooms and villas, Legian Beach Hotel is one of the region’s largest resorts and offers an unparalleled layout with tropical gardens fronting the tranquil beach. Each room creates a splendid holiday haven with private balconies or terraces, elegant décor, and convenient amenities. The hotel’s quiet atmosphere extends to its recreational facilities, including two swimming pools, a spa, a fitness room and a tennis court.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$59 – A$380
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Jl. Melasti, Legian, Indonesia



Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa

Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa, hotels to party in Bali
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Those who fawn over uninterrupted ocean vistas won’t want to leave Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa. This classic Balinese resort first opened in the 1980’s and has continued to wow visitors ever since. Ideal for travellers looking to unwind while still staying close to the action, Bali Mandira delights with an oasis of manicured gardens, palm trees, glassy pools and extravagant villas. The opulent Pool Club Villa even features its own private pool right outside the bedroom. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Azul Beach Club, one of Bali’s finest open-air dining venues with thatched roofs, bamboo pillars and a long list of delicious meals created by the acclaimed chef, Arief Wicaksono.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$108 – A$673
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Jalan Padma No. 2, Legian, Indonesia



Swiss-Belinn Legian

Swiss-Belinn Legian, hotels to party in bali
Photo| Swiss – Belinn Legion| Provided by LEONARDO

Set among the hustle and bustle of Legian, this three-star hotel caters to business and leisure travellers alike.  Each modern room feels like a second home with warm lighting, a spacious work desk, complimentary Wi-Fi and a large bathroom equipped with bath and shower. However, the hotel’s highlight is easily its rooftop bar, Chadis, which keeps the cocktails flowing while guests can float in the adjoining infinity pool overlooking Legian’s red-roofed houses and shops.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: A$17 – A$157
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: Jl. Padma Utara, Legian, Indonesia



Hotel Kumala Pantai

Hotel Kumala Pantai, hotels to party in Bali
Photo|Hotel Kumala Pantai|Provided by BOOKING.COM

Hotel Kumala Pantai places guests right in the heart of Legian while still being very affordable. Although Legian’s numerous entertainment options are only metres away, the hotel does a tremendous job of making it hard to leave its inner paradise. A large pool, Italian restaurant and daily evening entertainment add not only character but also a fun ambience. Those seeking out a little more pampering can find a list of body treatments at the onsite spa.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: A$44 – A$207
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Jl. Werkudara, Legian, Indonesia



Champlung Mas Hotel Bali

Only 15 minutes’ walk from the beach, the three-star Champlung Mas Hotel Bali exudes an unpretentious and relaxing vibe. The 151 spacious rooms offer home comforts such as a mini-bar, private terrace, and slippers. An onsite tour desk can help visitors see the best parts of Bali when they’re not enjoying one of the spa’s rejuvenating treatments. After exploring Legian, retire to the hotel for a dip in the rooftop pool, which has its own bar and restaurant. Several themed promotions and activities are also held throughout the week such as a daily happy hour and an all-you-can-eat BBQ every Friday.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: A$18 – A$113
Guest Rating: 7.1
Address: Melasti Street, Legian, Indonesia



Hotel Location

Where and what to eat in Legian

Nasi goreng or fried rice in a wok

Legian has one of Bali’s most diverse food scenes, drawing on numerous cultures from around the world. Mama’s German Restaurant isn’t just a name. The German owner has brought authentic German cuisine, such as bratwurst and schnitzel to Indonesia. A crowd favourite, the unique Bavarian-style décor only adds to the cultural immersion. For a cheap meal, cold drinks and lively atmosphere, go straight to Waroeng Tropical. With a focus on Indonesian fast food such as nasi goreng, curry, and satay, they also offer various Western dishes. Visit Sendok Emas in the morning for a fantastic breakfast menu or in the afternoon for a refreshingly cold Bintang.

What to see for free in Legian

Sunset scene of Seminyak Beach Bali, Indonesia.
Photo| Sunset by the beach| GETTYIMAGES – JOKOLEO

Ubud may be considered the art centre of Bali, but Legian’s art markets and smaller galleries still present the country’s artistic character. These can be found mainly on Jalan Melasti and Jalan Mertanadi. Early to rise and late to bed, Legian is an all-day kind of place and once the sun sets the nightclubs and bars invite all to party with an abundance of cheap drinks and quality music. Simply walking down the streets gives guests a taste of the fascinating after-dark scenes.

Festivals in Legian

Old traditional balinese costumes and masks Tari Wayang Topeng
Photo| Old traditional Balinese Wayang Topeng masks| GETTYIMAGES – BICHO_RARO

Legian is one of the major places where Balinese New Year (Nyepi) is celebrated. The day before Nyepi, locally known as ‘Tawur Agung Kesanga’, Legian displays carnival-style parades down the major streets. The yearly Legian Beach Festival delivers shows, live music, culinary events, beauty pageants and, of course, surfing. For the foodies, the Street Food Festival offers countless food stalls serving everything from typical Balinese fare to European and Western cuisine. Many established restaurants also set up their own booths serving signature dishes.

Hotels to Party in Bali: Seminyak

North of Legian, Seminyak is a mix of Kuta’s party-happy scene and Ubud’s off-the-radar relaxation. The region’s luxury resorts, swanky restaurants, and high-end shops attract wealthier travellers looking for exclusivity, but also a bit of fun. Seminyak’s lengthy beach is perfect for swimming and surfing, and the varied nightlife keeps visitors entertained long after midnight.

Blu-Zea Resort by Double-Six

Blu-Zea Resort by Double-Six, hotels to party in bali
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The Blu – Zea Resort by Double Six has built an impressive reputation for its chic minimalistic design, stylish rooms, and unfaltering service. Large windows ensure a flood of natural light in each room, while the Junior Suites include a private veranda right on the four-tiered pool. The Breezes stands out from the crowd with its onsite cinema, first-class restaurant and bar called d’Base, and Balinese cooking classes.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$52 – A$859
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 66, Seminyak, Indonesia



U Paasha Seminyak Bali

U Paasha Seminyak Bali, hotel to party in Bali
Photo| U Paasha Seminyak Bali| Provided by ICE PORTAL

The ultra-sleek U Paasha prides itself on exclusive hospitality and comfort. The hotel’s suites and penthouse offer plush bedding and generous amenities within some of the largest rooms in Seminyak. Guests are also able to select their pillows, soap, tea, mini-bar assortment and music from a range of choices. U Paasha also excites with a signature restaurant and a rooftop pool bar encircled by bean bags and sun loungers. Free cocktails and airport transfers are included for certain rooms.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$41 – A$420
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: Jl. Lakshmana No. 77, Seminyak, Indonesia



Amadea Resort & Villas

Amadea Resort & Villas, hotels to party in bali
Photo| Amadea Resort & Villas| Provided by AMADEA RESORT & VILLA

Centrally located, the Amadea is a modern boutique hotel with 100 rooms, suites and pool villas featuring plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, desks and rain shower. Only a 12-minute walk from the beach, Amadea also keeps guests entertained with an onsite spa, pool bar, business centre, kids pool and the Aussie-run restaurant, Bistro Batu Kali. Pool bar happy hours, a family-fun Sunday BBQ and the renowned Ambiente Spa keep visitors days varied and always enjoyable.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$56 – A$501
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Jalan Kayu Aya 55, Seminyak, Indonesia



Pelangi Bali Hotel

Pelangi Bali Hotel, hotel to party in Bali
Photo|Pelangi Bali Hotel|Provided by BOOKING.COM

Visitors flock to Pelangi Bali Hotel for the location, but stay for the hotel. A mere one-minute walk from the beach or a two-minute walk from Seminyak’s high-end shopping, there are few hotels in Bali with a more desirable locale. On the inside, Pelangi Bali delivers stylish rooms and suites with marble tiles, divine bedding, and private balconies or terraces.  Seek out traditional Balinese entertainment along with beach vistas at the onsite restaurant or simply lounge by the pool while waiting for another cocktail.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$52 – A$480
Guest Rating: 8.0
Address: Jalan Camplung Tanduk, Seminyak, Indonesia



IZE Seminyak

IZE Seminyak, hotels to party in bali
Photo|Ize Seminyak|Provided by BOOKING.COM

One of the hippest hotels in Seminyak, IZE is a hotspot for young, cosmopolitan travellers seeking a lively atmosphere and stylish living. Check into a Deluxe Pool room for access to the exclusive IZE swimming pool and an in-room Jacuzzi. For a more social scene, venture up to the rooftop pool where guests mingle and admire the panoramic views while swimming to and from the bar. The friendly, yet professional staff can point out the best nightclubs, restaurants, and shops in Seminyak. Alternatively, guests can relax with a book in the onsite library or sweat out those holiday indulgences in the gym.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$67 – A$363
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No. 68, Seminyak, Indonesia



Sense Hotel Seminyak

Sense Hotel Seminyak, hotels to party in Bali
Photo|Sense Hotel Seminyak|Provided by BOOKING.COM

This boutique retreat is a treasured haven within Seminyak’s busy streets. Spacious rooms provide a minimalist feel while featuring balconies, LCD TVs, Wi-Fi and rain showers. Whether a one-night or week-long guest, the well-trained staff members go beyond their duty to provide a first-class experience. A spa, a restaurant, and bar, plenty of peaceful nooks and a swimming pool with sunbeds ensure there’s always a place to unwind or be pampered.

Star Rating: 4*
A$32 – A$214
Guest Rating:
Jalan Kayu Jati No. 5, Seminyak, Indonesia



Hotel Location

Where and what to eat in Seminyak

Various Fresh Fruits
Photo| Various Fresh Fruits, Seminyak| GETTYIMAGES – STONY KRISSANTO – EYEEM

Seminyak is known for its myriad of unique themed restaurants. Among these is La Laguna, which transports travellers into the world of Alice in Wonderland with colourful wooden carriages, creeping planters and enticing meals such as beef carpaccio and calamari ala romana. For a relaxed afternoon, visit NOOK, a wonderful café with 360-degree views of Bali’s rice fields. Expansive alfresco dining lets visitors immediately unwind from the moment they enter. It’s the perfect spot for a light meal such as the chicken and strawberry salad. A totally unique dining concept is offered at Deus Ex Machina. Known for its tantalising Mexican food and custom-built bikes, the restaurant also serves up sushi fusion, fine wines, and comfy corner sofas.

What to see for free in Seminyak

traditional balinese hindu temple.
Photo| Traditional Balinese Hindu temple| GETTYIMAGES – BICHO_RARO

Walk around Jalan Camplung and stop by Santo Mikael, a stunning whitewashed Gothic church. It’s always open and there’s often a photoshoot or wedding taking place. The church is a few minutes from Double Six Beach. Another significant place of worship is the Petitenget Temple or ‘Pura Petitenget’ as the locals call it. Made from red brick stones, it’s one of the few cultural sights in Seminyak and a place where many ceremonies are held. Don’t forget to explore Seminyak itself. Walk along the main roads, turn into small alleys, visit art galleries and designer boutiques, and simply immerse in its fascinating sights.

Festivals in Seminyak

Traditional Barong and Rangda masks
Photo| Traditional Balinese Barong and Rngda masks| GETTYIMAGES – BICHO_RARO

Held at Potato Head, Bali’s famous beach club, Ultra Bali is one of Southeast Asia’s most popular music festivals, attracting the world’s best DJs including deadmau5 and Afrojack. Each August, Ku De Ta, one of Bali’s premier dining establishments, holds its popular White Party with a stellar lineup that includes several national and international DJs and artists. Bali’s main cultural festivals such as Tawur Agung Kesanga, held the day before Nyepi, Galungan and Kuningan are also celebrated with fervour throughout Seminyak

Partying with a swim-up bar? 15 Luxury Hotels with the Best Swim-Up Bars in Bali

Which Bali party scene do you prefer?

There’s always something new to discover in Bali’s party scene. Over the years Bali’s nightlife has evolved to a range of chic rooftop bars for sunset cocktails, quirky themed restaurant for alternative evenings out, and the latest big-name DJ playing at a swanky beachside club. While the palm trees and white sand are ubiquitous, each Bali beach destination provides its own distinctive atmosphere.

Australians love to be amongst it all and it’s no surprise our best-value hotels are all centrally located. We’ve seen our visitors look for multi-tiered pools, nearby beachside clubs, and private balconies. What’s best is that visitors don’t often have to travel beyond their hotel to find the party has already started!

What has been your experience in exploring Bali and its iconic party scene?


  1. Wonderful Indonesia
  2. Bali Tourism Board
  3. Bali Government Tourism Office


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3 thoughts on “18 Best Value Hotels To Party in Bali”

  1. If you want to party Bali is THE place to go. Kuta and Legian are the most popular areas for partying and for a very good reason. They’re full of beautiful people, bars and clubs.
    In Kuta, Sky Garden is a must for party lovers with its 4-hour all-you-can-eat-and-drink promo from Monday to Sunday.

    Seminyak is more upmarket and sophisticated than Kuta and Legian but it also offers some great places to party.

    Please be aware that Indonesia is a muslim country and punishments for possession of drugs are very severe. Around clubs, it’s common to see people offering drugs on the street but beware that these guys usually work with the police so it’s better to avoid them.

  2. During my visit to Bali I stayed at the Jayakarta in Seminyak which was conveniently located on the main beach strip of Seminyak. We had a driver from the hotel pick us up on arrival at the airport for about $35AUD to avoid the hassle of bargaining and potentially getting ripped off by the local drivers at the airport. We enjoyed going for sunset drinks at the nearby Cocoon and KuDeTa both of which are a bit more expensive than your average Bali Bar but worth the extra money. In terms of money there are money changers everywhere we had enough cash and would just change AUD as needed, just ensure you use the ‘official’ money changers because otherwise there is chance you would get ripped off! (Same goes to Taxi’s- only use the official Blue Bird taxi’s). Most hotels do a big mosquito spray in the evenings but it is a good idea to put on mosquito lotion and sleep under a mozzie net at night (which all hotels have) to avoid the chances of dengue!

  3. When I stayed in Kuta I was in mid-range hotels in the Popies Lane area close to Skygarden and the beach. I found that to be an ideal base to party from – recover from hangover by the pool and 5 mins walk to the beach. It’s close enough to the major bars and clubs in the area that you can just walk/stagger back in a few minutes, perfect!

    For partying, we often got things going at Skygarden, which sometimes does an amazingly tasty and cheap all you can eat buffet on the roof from around 6pm, including a beer, whilst the sun sets you’re sitting out in the roof garden with chilled beats and get a few drinks in to warm up – although you won’t be getting drunk after stuffing 3 plates of meat into yourself! An alternitave is to hit the chilled beach bars around Seminyak or the beach itself and enjoy the sunset with a beer or cocktail.

    Mid evening things are generally pretty quiet on the bar front as most people are eating, but around Seminyak and Legion there’s usually some bar activity and if you walk around the Skygarden area you will get plenty of touts for the big bar and club nights with discount vouchers and free entries, its possible to get some pretty good deals this way. For the bigger events at Legians expensive clubs, you may need to buy tickets in advance as they’ve been known to sell out, or at least the price shoots up on the door.

    Around 10-11pm is when things start getting lively. Skygarden and the bars in that area are always busy around this time and mainly play electronic music from chart toppers to house and drum and bass. Legians clubs are a bit more genre focused but electronic is most popular. The bars around Skygarden usually attract a younger party crowd and copious amounts of cheap alchohol. Skygarden itself sometimes gets a bad rep but it looks good, attracts a wide variety of clientele and the music is good with multiple rooms to choose from, but the roof garden is the star with a great atmosphere, regular fire dancers and other performers popping up throughout the night to entertain and often live acts such as drummers playing along with the DJ. The Legian/Seminyak clubs are more upmarket but still have a good atmosphere.

    Dress code isn’t much of an issue in Bali – a few of the most expensive bars and clubs do enforce formal wear but in many others you can get in wearing flip-flops and vests, although some enforce closed footwear, no hats or vests. Fortunately, the full trouser/shirt combo is rarely a requirement as Bali is sweltering, and if you’re on the dancefloor you will be sweating buckets! Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the night as it’s really easy to get dehydrated with the humidity.

    When heading home for the night (most clubs must close by 2 to 4am but many bars are emptying by 2am), its possible to find a few late night eateries if you get the munchies, mainly around the Skygarden area.

    There’s a few safety tips to bear in mind. Although the central area is generally safe at night, do not go home alone if you’re a female as there have been incidents with solo travellers in the past. Also be aware in the late night for bag snatching done by people riding past on motorcycles and grabbing handbags – walk away from the road edge and with your bag on the opposite side to the road to be safe. The groups of kids that hang around central Kuta are also notorious for pickpocketing, a favourite tactic is to surround a person pleading or playing whilst multiple little hands enter pockets and lift valuables. Finally, ladies in particular please keep an eye on your drinks especially in the cheaper and more popular venues – drink spiking has been known to occur, so take sensible precautions.

    However, don’t let any of that put you off, partying in Bali is great fun, everyone’s having a good time because they’re on holiday and in high season it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, you can go out and have a good night!

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