One of the first recommendations I had when I told a friend, was that I simply had to visit La Brisa in Canggu for an epic Balinese sunset. And they were not wrong.
La Brisa is like stepping into Peter Pan’s Neverland, the incredible beach club in Canggu was constructed using 500 fishermen’s boats and you almost expect to bump into a Lost Boy or two (although isn’t that all of Canggu?) as you make your way through the vast entrance towards the beach front.
There are 2 large pools for hanging out in, and if you’ve booked a table, the price includes a towel as well as showers.
The dress code for La Brisa is not strict and you’ll find a mish-mashed group of people in swimsuits, folk dressed up to the nines, as well as average joes’ like myself in regular everyday clothing all swanning around the place.
If you’re looking for a sunset beach bar with an immaculate rustic setting, good music, and decent food, then look no further than La Brisa Bali.
Booking a table at La Brisa Bali
I would highly recommend that you plan your visit to La Brisa Bali accordingly, especially if you are part of a large group.
There are various setting options that include bean bags on the beach, double beds on the decking area and tables and chairs throughout La Brisa that make for the perfect place to sit, watch and enjoy the truly incredible Bali sunset.
The majority of these are for reserved for Walk-Ins, so if you have your heart set on a particular spot, either head early or book an area in advance.
When booking your table for La Brisa Bali you’ll find a selection of seating options on their website and a minimum spend requirement for each section.
A rough idea of costs for booking your section in La Brisa Bali looks something like this.
Double Bed on Deck – Sits 5 people and minimum spend is 1.8 million IDR.
A Tower – 10 people and minimum spend is 1.8 million IDR.
La Brisa Walk-Ins
La Brisa has a large section of the beach club reserved for walk-ins. As you enter the main section of the beach club, a hostess will ask if you have a reservation. If you are a walk-in, the hostess will direct you to their waiting area where someone will take your name and group size.
Of course, this varies throughout the day and evening and the size of your group. Sunset is one of the most popular times at La Brisa Bali and it’s easy to see why.
As a solo traveler, I arrived at around 5 p.m. and only had to wait around 5 minutes before being shown to my seat. For larger groups, this could be a much longer wait time as they try to accommodate your group. I would recommend booking a table in advance if you plan on being in Canggu for sunset.
Food and Drinks at La Brisa
The prices for food and drinks at La Brisa Bali are quite reasonable considering how fantastic and otherworldly the setup is.
Most dishes on the menu are Western, with pizzas, chicken wings and fish and chips available to order. Personally, I’d have loved to have had the option to eat some Indonesian specialties such as Ayam Goreng or even Nasi Goreng, especially as the ingredients are locally sourced.
Sunday Farmers Market at La Brisa
Every Sunday you can find local goods from handmade jewelry, textiles, and beauty products for sale at La Brisa. Open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Sunday Farmers Market is a great place to pick up some gifts and browse before enjoying the beach.
Where to Park at La Brisa Bali
If you’re arriving to La Brisa by scooter you can park in their lot. However, it does get full quickly. Continue driving to the end of the road and there is a large parking lot at Echo Beach where you can pay 5000 IDR. It’s a 3-minute walk back to La Brisa.
Times to Visit La Brisa
Sunsets are magic hour across Bali, and especially in Canggu. You can easily spend the day in La Brisa hanging out in the swimming pool, dipping in and out of the sea, and eating and drinking yourself silly.
One of the most popular times of the day to visit La Brisa Bali is sunset as it becomes this otherworldly destination where you do feel like the spirit of Peter Pan lingers somewhere nearby.