10 Best Nightspots for Muslim Travellers in Bali

Great Night Places in Bali for Muslim Travellers

We’ve compiled the best Bali nightspots popular with Muslim travellers to include some selections of the island’s standout attractions, shopping and dining spots. You can shop after the sun goes down at Bali’s modern malls, which also have food courts where you can dine over halal local cuisine. We’ve also counted in standalone dining destinations that regularly highlight traditional dances and cultural performances to complement your dinners.

For great sightseeing, and in time for one of Bali’s truly memorable spectacles, head up to Uluwatu Temple in the early afternoon, where you can also watch the famous Kecak dance performed in its adjacent open amphitheatre at sunset. Hunting for arts, crafts and souvenir items to bring back home may require some time, and who knows what you’ll discover at some of Bali art markets after dark. Here’s the lowdown of great night places in Bali for Muslim travellers.
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    Kuta Beachwalk

    This 3.7-hectare complex shopping and leisure destination is just a hop across the main Jalan Pantai Kuta beach road Jalan Kuta Beach, this houses numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities in a partly open-air layout. There’s rows of international brand outlets such as Quiksilver, Pull & Bear, Mango and Stradivarius along its first floor; one of Bali’s largest Cinema XXI movie theatres on its second floor, various fast-food chains and a food centre serving selections of halal local cuisines such as bakso and gado-gado. Kids can have fun at the Miniapolis indoor playground, and you can check out the batik gallery for Indonesian heritage in textiles. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
    • Location: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 8464 888
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    As the largest animal attraction on the island, the Bali Safari & Marine Park is famous for its daytime safari bus rides that take you through large African savannah-themed enclosures, together with fascinating elephant and bird talent shows, and view baby sharks and piranhas in adjacent aquariums. In the afternoon, you can check out the Bali Agung show at the adjoining Bali Theatre. Then after sundown, the safari park also offers night safaris, where instead of safari buses, you ride in special cage trams to encounter tigers, binturongs, and other nocturnal animals. A spectacular fire dance spectacle complements the experience with a halal barbecue dinner. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 17:00
    • Location: Jalan Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Gianyar
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 950 000
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    Devdan Show

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    Devdan Show

    Devdan Show is a 90-minute theatrical show that is great for the whole family. The show is held four times a week at Bali’s Nusa Dua Theatre, which is right near the beachfront The Bay Bali dining and leisure spot and beside the Bali Collection shopping complex. The premise of the stage performance is a boy and girl who decide to break away from their mundane tour group, only to stumble upon an enchanted treasure chest filled with various cultural objects from the different islands in the Indonesian archipelago, hence the shows subtitle, ‘Treasure of the Archipelago’. From there on, the storytelling is intertwined with spectacular dance choreography, groovy soundtracks, and impressive acrobatics, including aerial stunts. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat 19:00 - 20:30
    • Location: Nusa Dua Theatre, Jalan Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 770 197
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    Ubud Royal Palace

    As Ubud’s focal landmark, a visit to the Ubud Royal Palace should be top on your list when venturing around Bali’s famous artistic and cultural town. The palace is right on the north-eastern corner of the main Jalan Raya Ubud intersection, and is clad by the community hall and the Ubud Art Market. An evening visit to the Puri Saren Royal Palace lets you witness both the palace’s well-preserved Balinese architecture and quaint garden settings from up close, as well as dramatic evening dance performances, which are held regularly. Read More...

    • Location: Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud
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    As part of a Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas in Peliatan, on the outskirts of Ubud, Bebek Tepi Sawah offers an alfresco dining experience in rustic Balinese pavilions set amid rice fields. Serving mostly halal food, it’s open for lunch and dinner, but it's best to experience it in the evenings when oil torches along rice field paths are lit and nature sounds blend well with the flowing live music of traditional bamboo gamelan. Around the restaurant’s main foyer, diners are treated to free nightly performances of Balinese dancers performing the fun-to-watch ‘joged bumbung’ dance and be prepared as you will occasionally be invited to partake in some expressive dance moves. It serves as a fun and interactive way to spend an evening with a relaxed natural ambiance just outside the main Ubud proper. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
    • Location: Jalan Raya Goa Gajah, Banjar Teges, Peliatan, Ubud
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 975 656
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    Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Temple

    Uluwatu Temple offers several sets of attractions beside the temple itself. Head up to the hills south of Jimbaran Bay to Uluwatu Temple, one of Bali’s famous holy sites with its breath-taking cliff-edge setting, curious hordes of grey long-tailed macaques, and Indian Ocean backdrop. After touring this wondrous ancient temple complex, you can witness a Kecak dance show at the open-air amphitheatre nearby. The Kecak, oftentimes dubbed ‘fire dance’, is most famous for its dominant use of chanting and dancing male performers who set the rhythm for central characters that play out a significant episode from the Ramayana epic. Read More...

    • Location: Uluwatu Temple, Jalan Uluwatu, Jimbaran
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    Mal Bali Galleria

    Mal Bali Galeria is a mall that’s popular among both locals and visitors. Inside, you’ll find a spacious garden atrium-style layout with a Hypermart supermarket and Matahari department store at its eastern end, an Ace Hardware home improvement depot at its western end, and a wide range of clothing and jewellery stores, gadget and tech galleries for the latest smartphone releases, bookstores, spa and salons, and numerous halal restaurants in between. The atrium is frequently set up as a stage where live performances and events are held, and you can enjoy the shows by picking a spot under parasol-shaded tables with halal cuisine from the various restaurant tenants around the perimeter. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00
    • Location: Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Simpang Dewa Ruci, Kuta
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 755 277
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    Kumbasari Market

    When you’re hunting for souvenirs after sundown, the Kumbasari Market in Denpasar is worth a try. It’s a primary source of arts and handicrafts, with products chiefly coming from the island’s various art producing communities such as Ubud and Sukawati. There are also several art galleries selling paintings, wooden statues and silver jewellery of various styles inside. Although open around the clock, the opening times of each different stall within the market varies. By night, some parts of the market open up with food stalls, with some Muslim sellers coming from neighbouring Java, offering halal light bites and traditional cakes. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
    • Location: Jalan Kediri, Tuban
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 471 232 3
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    When you’re looking for a memorable Bali sunset dinner, chances are Jimbaran Bay will be on your must-dos on your holiday. The range of grilled seafood here mostly halal, and lets you sample the authentic flavours of Jimbaran style grills with the notorious chilli sambal. Mostly open afternoon until late just in time for sunset, each of 17 or so ‘seafood cafes’ along the bay have candlelit tables on the sand, and each offer different sets of entertainment, ranging from live strolling bands playing to your requests, to Balinese dancers with bamboo orchestras. For a more refined beachfront dining experience, you can also try the upscale rows of restaurants in Kedonganan up north. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 15:00 – 23:00
    • Location: Jalan Four Seasons, Muaya Beach, Jimbaran
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    Tanah Lot Temple

    As one of Bali’s most iconic sea temples, Tanah Lot is famous for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves; a visit to Tanah Lot Temple is simply not-to-be-missed. The onshore site is dotted with smaller shrines alongside visitors’ leisure facilities that comprise restaurants, shops and a cultural park presenting regular dance performances. The temple is around an hour’s drive northwest from Kuta. You can also find great souvenir shops along the narrow roads to the temple. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 07:00 - 20:00
    • Location: Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban Village, Kediri, Tabanan
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