Quite possibly the best place to watch the sun set on the island and definitely the top spot for an authentic paella, El Kabron isn’t easy to get to but it is well worth the effort. A winding potholed lane leads across the hills and emerges at a whitewashed hacienda with doors flung open to expose views of the shimmering sea. With each step, the view expands until a breathtaking panorama of Bali’s pounding surf breaks is revealed from the edge of the cliffs. Recently evolving from rustic beach shack (beanbags and sand) to cliff-side chic (lawns and sofas), El Kabron has thankfully held onto its casual Mediterranean vibe and chilled Ibiza-style soundtrack. Rustic Spanish fare includes an ever-changing array of tapas and classic regional dishes. Get your kicks from the rather potent sangria, served by the glass or the jug, or raise a gin and tonic to salute the setting sun. As it’s the place to watch the sun sink, things don’t really heat up here, so to speak, until late afternoon so if you come earlier in the day, you may have the infinity pool all to yourself.
Close to Bingin and the famous Padang Padang surf break on the Bukit Peninsula, this peaceful region is typified by towering limestone cliffs, undulating hills and world-famous surf breaks.
El Kabron Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Club
Jalan Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu | +62 851 0080 3416