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Bali’s Newest Hot Spot: Tropicola

The crew behind Bali's Motel Mexicola and Bondi’s Bucket List have recently opened

Have you seen the latest venue to open in Bali? If you’re yet to jet-set over, here is a look into Tropicola, Bali’s newest beach club.

The crew behind Bali’s Motel Mexicola and Bondi’s Bucket List have recently opened Bali’s latest beach club Tropicola. The multi-purpose venue featuring three bars, two pools and a restaurant headed by British born Chef Steve Skelly, is Bali’s newest ‘it’ spot.

Beverage director, Denny Bakiev has curated a drinks menu that pays homage to his travels and expertise. “The challenge to create a cocktail list for Tropicola was to have something in each drink that would make people curious. The drinks at Tropicola are fruity, refreshing and colourful. I’ve got to play with ingredients that are only available in Indonesia. All these spices, herbs and fruits provided a huge opportunity to get creative and come up with local twists on the modern classic.”- Denny Bakiev The ‘must try ‘ drinks on the menu are the Tropicolada, which uses jackfruit instead of pineapple; the Arak N Roll with the finest Bali Arak infused with Kintamani coffee beans and mandarin peels instead of traditional vodka to create Tropicola’s take on an espresso martini; the Tulum Bliss, a super refreshing poolside classic with Tequila, grapefruit, pimento and lime; and The Jungle Bird, a delicious mix of dark rum, Campari, pineapple and lime. Denny’s menu also explores a myriad of other delights, including house-made Tropisodas, freshly squeezed juices and elixirs, coolades, freezies, shakes, cocktail jugs and ‘lageritas’.

Over the next year, more development is due at the beachfront venue, including a 60 seat restaurant, rooftop bar, event space and a hotel featuring 60 luxury yet affordable rooms.