Set to launch in August 2018, Tropicola Beach Club will be opening its doors on the Batu Belig beachfront for those on the search for sun, indulgence and to soak in the very essence of a tropical way of life!
Brought to us by the group behind Bali’s iconic Motel Mexicola and Bucket List on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, Tropicola Beach Club is likely to follow the same path of success as its predecessors: it features three bars sprawling over multiple levels, surrounding two pools and a wood fire open kitchen. Chef Steve Skelly, responsible for the award winning food at Mexicola, Da Maria and Luigi’s Hot Pizza, has drawn upon his traveling experiences to create a menu anchored by wood fired grills, fresh seafood, grilled meats and simply handled vegetables. Nothing too heavy or overdone, just great produce prepared beautifully and simply, in an environment purpose built for lounging and grazing, day and night.
When it comes feel and atmosphere, Tropicola Beach Club brings a Slim Aarons picture to life, opening its pools to the new jet-set that have made Bali their own. Memories of Miami, Acapulco, Palm Springs, Tulum and Playa Del Carmen are woven into a drink and dine beach club like no other.
Combining the team’s years of excellence in hospitality with memories of travels around the globe, Tropicola is their nostalgic tribute to places both real and imagined, representing a homage to more carefree and effortless times. Working with James Brown, the designer behind Motel Mexicola, Tropicola rises up from the beachfront in a riot of colour and movement. Tropicola Beach Club is a place to get a tan, relax in the in the sun, people watch, sipping great cocktails and dine all day long as music fills the air and the best staff on the island flit and flow from table to table and sunbed to sunbed.
“This place must have existed.
in another time and in another place.
coconut oil melting in the sun.
the vivid blue of the water.
the blinding white of staff on bended knee.
languid hands on frozen drinks.
the sizzle of shellfish over wood fire.
laughter and splash and chatter.
a paradise against the sea.
It was just another mansion.
— Tropicola is what it felt like.
In fact, Tropicola Beach Club is just “phase 1” in what will be a 7000m2 beachfront development to be called Tropicola . The full development will encompass a beach club, restaurant, rooftop bar and hotel located on 7000m2 of pristine beachfront land.
Over the following year the next two stages will roll out, beginning with a 60 seat restaurant by Chef Steve Skelly, followed by a rooftop bar and event space with vast, uninterrupted views spanning from the Bukit peninsula to the south all the way north to Tanah Lot. Completing the development will be a 60 room hotel bringing fun, affordable and accessible luxury to the island with room rates from $100 a night.
Tropicola is about transporting moods and memories from another time and place to the heart of Bali. Guests will celebrate the sun setting over the ocean every evening whilst Coconut Woman by Lloyd Price plays in the background, with staff in crisp white and red weaving through the crowd with trays of complimentary sunset drinks. This will become a signature memory of Tropicola and a sunset ritual to dream about for decades.
Watch this space. Tropicola Beach Club launches this August 2018 and sets the ball rolling for the exciting Tropicola experience to fully come to Bali’s shores.
Tropicola Beach Club
Jalan Pantai Batu Belig, Bali