Overlooking the famous Mesari Beach in Seminyak, SugarSand is a definitive mainstay of the island’s dining destinations. With a relaxing vibe and an array of flavourful dishes, the beachside bar-restaurant is a delight for all the senses.
by Rizky Adityo
Strategically located alongside Mesari beach, and part of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, SugarSand is a two-level day club that caters to the whole family. With its striking modern exterior and unique interior design, it is a feast for the senses and the soul.
The contemporary exterior resembles a jukung – a traditional local fishing boat, symbolising the connection to the surrounding land and sea. The look doesn’t stop at the facade, as the eclectic interior design comprises an enchanting cacophony of colours, reinventing and incorporating Japanese elements and drawing inspiration from Bali’s wild nature in the details.
A swimming pool and poolside daybeds are available for those seeking the ultimate tropical life, while SugarSand beach bar and terrace offers the unmatched sensation of sand between the toes. For a more elevated experience and sunset watching, go directly to the open-air roof lounge on the second floor. This area also caters for group events or meetings in its indoor and outdoor spaces.
Taking full advantage of its enviable location, SugarSand is also home to great dining. Headed by Executive Sous Chef Heri Riskiawan, the beachside bar offers tantalising international fare. Available daily from breakfast until dinnertime, the menu focuses on the use of locally sourced ingredients from both land and sea. The food selections are divided into eight sections; Snacks & Nibbles, Beef Selection, Mains & Charcoal Grill, Sandwiches, Wok, Loaded Flat Bread, Sides and Sweets.
Start your culinary journey at SugarSand with a portion of its cured salmon tostada, a very vibrant dish comprising cured salmon, avocado, peppers and crème fraîche. If you’re not into seafood, the broken potatoes – lightly seasoned, toasted and served with huancaina sauce – are great for sharing.
The mains range from charcoal chicken, wagyu beef burger, chifa fried rice and XO noodles to a Stockyard T-Bone. Perfectly cooked to your liking, everything on the beef selection is grilled over coffee and lychee wood to bring a smoky flavour to the meat, while the XO noodles and chifa fried rice are great options for diners looking to enjoy a less carnivorous lunch while admiring the magnificent view of the ocean.
No meal is ever complete without dessert and a drink. The Single Origin Chocolate Cake is a decadent sweet created with 70% single origin Balinese chocolate, while the green tea tiramisu is inspired by the Japanese-style design and perfectly blends mascarpone cheese and green tea with local Balinese coffee. On the beverage front is a contemporary re-imagining of cocktail history and culture. Sip on libations the like of which you’ve ever sipped before, including Japanese-inspired cocktails, sake and sochu, and an intriguing selection of slow-cooked G&Ts.
Jalan Double Six, Seminyak
Bali 80361, Indonesia
T: (+62) 3612099999