Cliffside retreat shakes up the Bali beach club scene with an intimate cliff edge rock bar, world-class F&B offerings led by Chef Diego Muñoz, and creative residence for music artists
Ulu Cliffhouse, the 50,000ft² clifftop playground nestled in Uluwatu, Bali, is set to have its grand opening on Saturday 2 December 2017 with its unparalleled oceanic view, coastal-inspired kitchen creations, and imaginative tropical cocktails.
The Bukit’s clifftop playground showcases a 25-metre infinity pool, a music recording studio, an art space and food and drinks – from its open-air restaurant to cliff side rock bar hanging provocatively over the waves. Tipping its hat to the surfers’ paradise location in Uluwatu, Ulu Cliffhouse also features a resident surfboard shaper.
Commanding jaw-dropping views of the ocean, Ulu Cliffhouse is set to be home to Bali’s creative crowd, as well as being a space for wanderlusters to unwind or let loose. Designed by Shed London and Bali’s Design Assembly, the beach club draws on the iconic 1950’s Palm Springs aesthetic, enhancing its raw environment with modern edges, effortless chic and youthful cheek.
Headed by world-renowned Peruvian Chef Diego Muñoz, who led Astrid & Gaston to #14 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List and now free rider chef, Ulu Cliffhouse’s culinary offering goes beyond the typical beach club menu by incorporating the influence of Diego’s travels around the world and Bali’s local environment at the same time.
The fresh, fun and locally sourced offeringseflect Chef Diego’s ability to integrate culturally diverse flavours, resulting in a menu that includes a raw bar showcasing his personal take on ceviches, tiraditos, and an array of other culinary delights – all created tastefully to complement Uluwatu’s laidback lifestyle.
The restaurant and the bar, with a capacity of 80 and 100 respectively, house timber and rattan pavilions that provide a soft dappled shade, offering tiered dining with a no-filter-necessary view of the Indian Ocean. Against the backdrop of handcrafted furniture layered with bold tropical prints and soft pastel colours, guests can opt to unwind over Ulu Cliffhouse’s delicious menu with two cantilevered terraces that flank the cliff edge with shaded deep sun loungers.
BAR AND THE POOL
For poolside gazing and serious people watching, the centerpiece of Ulu Cliffhouse’s upper level is the 25m infinity pool. With a capacity of over 300 and its clean lines, geometric motifs and pastel furniture, revelers are invited to bask in loungers arranged in sets around the pool, with hammocks strung between palms and beds of lush greenery.
After taking a dip in Ulu Cliffhouse’s pool, guests can choose from a formidable menu of beverages. Ulu Cliffhouse’s drink makers have spared no expense to ensure every tipple is set to quench the thirst of both casual drinkers and aficionados. From in-house cold pressed juices including herbs and vegetables from the area, body tonics, kombucha and Jamu made locally in the Bukit peninsula, there is something for everyone.