Bali’s chic Cocoon Restaurant, Bar and Beach Club is gearing up for the Splash pool party, one of the best bashes on the island. At the celebration, the venue comes to life when the international guest DJ spins the tracks and ramps up the pace. Partygoers will have a chance to feel the energy for themselves when the next extravaganzas happen on July 21 and August 4.
On an average weekend, Cocoon’s prevailing atmosphere is sedate with guests lazing by the pool, sipping on cocktails and grazing on delicious tapas while working on their tans. However, Splash is quite different. The see-and-be-seen party will offer pool games and loud music. The guest DJ (this session’s headliner is DJ Joshua K) draws a big crowd and the dancing is non-stop.
The club itself is stunning, with a sleek rotunda, white and azure blue undertones and an enormous pool dominating the facility. The latter is dotted with private and VIP cabanas and daybeds draped in white fabric that can comfortably fit up to six people. The full bottle service means you won’t have to wait in line at the bar for a drink either.
Speaking of which, this event presents one of the longest happy hours you’ll ever see, what with two-for-one drinks flowing from 1 to 7 p.m. When it comes to cocktails, don’t miss its famous daiquiris and margaritas. You can’t go wrong with the Sunday Splash, a wicked vodka and Midori cocktail with lemon wedges, mint leaves, sugar and topped with cranberry juice.
And when it’s time to eat, the club rocks in that department as well. Cocoon provides three dining areas, and the cuisine focuses on modern European dishes with touch of Asian fusion. Be sure to try the slow-cooked, nori-wrapped fresh salmon with spiced quinoa, gingered apple puree and pressed apple. The tapas — the confit octopus with potato and black garlic sauce is divine — and wood-fired pizzas are also great options.
The lively staff is attentive, but not overbearing. Couple all of that with the fact there will be plenty of pool games, giveaways and wonderful sea breezes coming from the neighboring Bali Sea and you start to see why this party goes on well into the night.
Photo Courtesy of Cocoon Beach Club