IndoChine Jakarta is a restaurant/bar/beach club located on the 8th floor of the trendy FX Lifestyle X’enter in the Senayan area of Jakarta. IndoChine’s formula basically is serving some quality “nutriceutical” IndoChine food followed by a relaxed after dinner atmosphere.
IndoChine Jakarta is pretty huge and divided in an indoor area and huge roof terrace. The inside area is trendy, huge and… empty most of the times. I guess the location and the fact that it’s just so big doesn’t really appeal to people. However, the roof terrace is sheer genius if you ask me. IndoChine Jakarta brands the roof terrace as a beach club and considering it’s in the middle of one of the most crowded metropoles it’s probably the closest you can get to a beach club. The pool is nice but looks a little like an aquarium and can be annoying when you’re sitting next to it and someone decided to take a jump in it. IndoChine lacks an ocean view but how’s this view for an ocean replacement?
Cocoon might not be a beach club according to the official definition of a beach club since the club and the beach are divided by a small road but for me it’s close enough. Cocoon beach club is the latest addition of the food & beverage/night life empire of Kadek who also owns the famous beach club Kudeta, night clubs Double Six, Bacio and many more. Cocoon prides itself on providing a 5 star sleek and stylish experience without the pretentiousness, so how is it holding up to that?
Cocoon Beach Club is located at Jalan Double 6 next right next to Bacio and Double 6 and is intended as a more upscale classy but hip beach club. I’ve passed it a few times in the day time and it tends to be pretty quiet then but at night the place really comes to life. The music is sunny, extremely danceable but still relaxed enough for people who want to chill out and just have a conversation. The crowd is mixed with of course mostly tourist and it has a young, beautiful and energetic vibe.
After four months in Jakarta I finally found a few days to flee the traffic, the smog and the Jakarta malls and take some rest on Bali. One of the best spots to eat fresh grilled seafood is at the beach right between the mountain village Jimbaran and the Bali airport.
Close to the Four Season Hotel at Muaya Beach you find a seaside foodcourt with maybe a dozen or more seafood restaurants right at the beach. These are all pretty much really basic restaurants where 90% of the tables are located on the beach so don’t expect any upscale restaurants. But what you can expect is the best fresh grilled seafood in Bali right at the beach!