bali: omnia day club opening

© omnia / photography: martin westlake

while clubbing is generally considered a nocturnal pastime, here on bali, a beat-infused get-together with friends can easily be part of your daytime routine. obviously, it helps being a gorgeous tropical island with a unique culture, sunny climate, and last but not least, a well-established infrastructure that's geared towards having a great time. adding up to this global reputation is a rather spectacular venue at uluwatu, a secluded area on the southernmost tip of the island, situated close to the renowned uluwatu temple. we're talking the swish omnia day club, and similarly to the holy structure, it's perched high on a cliff at 80 metres above sea level, offering its guests a spectacle on more than one level.

the club is operated by the acclaimed hakkasan hospitality group, and its clubbing concept was first introduced three years ago in the party capital of las vegas, and since then the concept has been rolled out across the planet. omnia day club is situated on a large platform replete with lavish facilities, and its design is a collab effort of singapore-based architecture practice woha and the rockwell group from new york city. whether it's the infinity pools, v.i.p. cabanas, or the bungalows with private plunge pools, the venue effortlessly ticks all the boxes of the discerning party crowd. however, it's the so-called cube that steals the show.

it's a bar that sits on a separate platform that juts into the horizon, featuring a cube that lights up at night. looming over the platform is a voluminous wooden structure that's home to sake no hana, a contemporary japanese restaurant that offers a menu of seasonal dishes by chef hideki hiwatashi. as said, omnia day club is all about good times, and music obviously plays a pivotal role in the hospitality concept. since the venue's soft opening, a number of parties have been held, but following the official opening in april, we expect to see an accelerated number of world class deejays to show off their finest beats here. another omnia club – the regular night version, that is – is scheduled to open very soon in jakarta. location: jalan belimbing sari, banjar tambiyak, desa pecatu [uluwatu].

© omnia / photography: martin westlake