Lazy, ‘Grazy’ Afternoons on the Lawn


There’s certainly no shortage of long lunches or boozy brunches to choose from in Bali but few hotels, beachfront restaurants and clubs offer an opportunity to sling off the sandals, tickle your toes on a grand expanse of meticulously manicured, turf and grab a blanket and graze until the sun goes down. Until now!

Introducing ‘Grazing on the Green’ at Finns VIP Beach Club! Come September 24, this luxury beach front venue launches yet another facet to the elite Finns VIP experience. Despite already featuring elegant poolside wining and dining options and an adults only, sunset rooftop bar, Finns’ new al fresco experience encourages guests to enjoy a laid back afternoon of gourmet grazing, lazing and long cool drinks to see in the sunset.

From 3pm daily, you can bags your blanket on the lawn and a picnic set up that also includes comfy pillows for you to recline and gaze languidly up at blue skies and palms above as the Berawa break echoes in the background. You might even slip in a sneaky siesta!

Finns VIP all day dining menu is designed with small bites and lazy grazing in mind, offering a huge variety of tapas, snacks, salads and skewers that simply require some fingers and a healthy appetite! Start with a few small options to tease your taste buds and order on as required….

Choose a cleansing salad bowl or fresh seafood and sushi rolls as a starter and follow with a plate of nibbles, skewers or tapas style pizzettas featuring gourmet toppings of truffle and parmesan, Rambutan wood smoked salmon and more! Platters to share are perfect for an afternoon of grazing and there’s more than enough to go around on Mezze Platters, Finns Antipasto, the French Cheese Board or Finns Ultimate Signature Salads selection with no less than four of their Chef’s favourite selections. Hungry much? Keeping in mind that Grazing on the Green is intended to be somewhat of a laconic affair, feel free to throw all culinary caution to the wind and head straight for the dessert menu, pairing your sweet treat with a sneaky espresso martini should you prefer!

Finns Grazing on the Green experience is an RP500K minimum spend area, for up to six guests per group and I’ll bet you an icy Bintang you and your crew will be looking to laze a little longer once you get settled in for the afternoon.

Balmy Bali weather certainly lends itself to laid back afternoons like this and something tells me Finns VIP ‘Grazing on the Green’ is set to become the next go-to experience for sun lovers looking to take a break from the beach and swap the surf for some emerald turf to see out the afternoon. Bookings are advised to ensure you don’t miss out on your picnic pack or grassy grazing space so get down to Finns VIP Beach Club and secure your spot on the lawn.

FINNS VIP BEACH CLUB
Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu – Bali
P: +62 (361) 844 6327 / +62 828 9701 6178
Email: info@finnsbeachclub.com
http://www.finnsbeachclub.com/vip/

Spring Clean Your Beauty Regime at Body Temple Bali


September means Spring spa specials time and Body Temple has some blooming good deals to take you into to the lead up to the festive season that’s lurking around the corner! Seasons may not change all that much here in Bali but you can still take advantage of their Top to Tail pamper packages available over the next three months.

Set two hours side in your schedule for some serious ‘me time’ and book in for a Thalgo ‘Heart of the Ocean’ facial followed by an OPI mani pedi. An unusual name for a skin care treatment, the hero of this signature Thalgo facial is a serum containing active marine ingredients. Once applied, therapists gently administer the serum into the skin by way of a soothing massage technique designed to replicate the rhythmic motion of the ocean, relaxing the facial muscles and easing any tension on the arms, shoulders and neck. A mask set to your skin type follows, restoring moisture and natural beauty to your complexion. After your facial is finished, pop out for a mani/pedi with OPI polish and your transformation is complete! Two hours well spent at only Rp1.35 million.

Massages tend to be an integral part of island life for most of us but not all are created equal. Finding the right masseuse to attend to your aches and pains can be a bit of a stretch with that hour of prodding and pummelling turning out to be a total waste of time. Body Temple’s therapists are all professionally trained to deliver consistent, quality massages in accordance to what your body needs at each visit. Whether you are seeking a stronger, sports style massage or a treatment tending towards the more relaxing, there’ll be something on their extensive massage menu to suit you. If you’re a fan of the regular rub down, you’ll be stoked to see that during September, October and November you’ll receive a free massage every time you book and pay for any two 60 minute massages (massage must be of equal or lesser value). Bring some friends and make it a massage spa-rty afternoon or take all three treatments for yourself – your muscles with certainly thank you for it!

‘Hair’ but most definitely not forgotten, Toni & Guy Essensuals is making good on their discount offers for Finns members and then some! In an effort to introduce even more clients to their fabulous cut, colour and styling services at the Canggu salon, Toni & Guy are offering the same member discounts on services to members’ friends and relatives. That’s up to a massive 30% off for non members too! (This offer only applies to new, non-member clients and you must be accompanied by a club member to be eligible for the deal).

We all need a little ‘spring clean’ occasionally to blow out the cobwebs and feel fresh for the months ahead. Whether you wish to relax, revive, replenish, recover or simply refresh, Body Temple Spa Bali has what your body needs today. Book ahead for an appointment to avoid disappointment by calling:
+62 361 4741019
+62 361 8483939
What’s App: +62 85738843239
or online: reservations.frc@bodytemplebali.com

BODY TEMPLE SPA
Located at Finns Recreation Club
Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali
Ph: +62 (361) 474 1019 / +62 (361) 848 3939 ext. 132
reservations.frc@bodytemplebali.com
www.bodytemplebali.com

The View Is Definitely Better From the Top

At the mere mention of ‘Penthouse’ one tends to perceive luxe, private apartments located atop towering structures overlooking cosmopolitan city streets below…… But The Penthouse within Finns VIP Beach Club is not just your average penthouse pad. While its beachfront location on one of the world’s most desirable island destinations does adios the urban element and command over a city skyline, ‘The Penthouse’ at Bali’s chic, new VIP Beach Club certainly lacks nothing in terms of luxury, finesse and fine island style.

Uniquely situated within the swanky, seaside Finns VIP Beach Club, The Penthouse is located on the upper floor of a grand colonial style mansion that presides over the ritzy beach club scene below. Light and spacious, this two bedroom suite oozes understated elegance. A mix of modern day chic and traditional craftsmanship, The Penthouse features cool wooden floors, sleek linens, natural textiles and modern furnishings with a distinct designers edge. In a nod to local artisans, the space is adeptly punctuated by pieces of Indonesian art. Intricately carved, Javanese Joglo doors add texture to one whitewashed wall whilst an endearing monochromatic original sourced from a nearby village adorns another. Cushions by island based designers accent oversized couches with delicately decorated urns splashing a hint of blue to otherwise cool and classy, neutral tones.

The hero of this 2000 square foot space is an uninterrupted ocean vista visible from every corner of The Penthouse’s vast living area. Floor to ceiling bi-folds reveal wrap around verandahs and a huge covered outdoor deck designed to make the most of sunset cocktails and balmy island evenings. In an effort to encourage a seamless flow from the interior out, these glass doors retract to invite light and lush greens and blues from the pools, lawn and beach beyond. Throw open the doors and absorb the VIP vibe from the Poolside Pavilion, Sandbar and pristine white daybeds below or revel in cool air con comfort and the satisfaction of complete privacy and unbeatable ocean views, choosing instead to chill above the buzz of beach club action.

This lavish retreat comprises two super sized bedrooms, each boasting an opulent air conditioned marble bathroom and spacious walk in robe. An additional guest bathroom is located adjacent to the large living area; this open plan space complete with full sized pool table and media room. A further two rooms on the lower level may also be converted to bedrooms to accommodate larger groups if required.

The discerning traveler will certainly appreciate Penthouse features the likes of 24/7 butler service, discreet arrival and departure options, guaranteed privacy with the latest in security carded access, in-suite check in, Apple Smart TV, Hi Speed WiFi, 24 hour dining, a la carte breakfast, welcome French champagne, Bluetooth stereo, complimentary one hour massage and spa treatment per guest, pre booking and priority reservations including butler service within either of the beach club properties plus too many more inclusions to mention!

In addition to full VIP Beach Club access, Penthouse guests who opt for a more active stay are welcome to take advantage of unlimited access to Finns Recreation Club. A sister property to Finns Beach Club and accessible via a short complimentary shuttle ride, the Recreation Club features a 25 metre lap pool, fully equipped gymnasium, small group training classes, restaurants, bars, manicured playing field and water park as well as an indoor trampoline centre, ten pin bowling alley, indoor tennis centre and award winning children’s kids’ club perfect for families or guests keen to kickstart the adrenaline. All included in your Penthouse stay!

The perfect choice for an elegant private party, relaxing retreat, romantic weekend, family getaway or even a spontaneous overnight stay, The Penthouse at Finns VIP Beach Club is now taking reservations. With its celeb worthy stylings, unparalleled sunsets, luxurious appointments and every possible attention to detail, it’s no wonder there is a growing trend towards this style of accommodation. Who wouldn’t wish to stay in a top floor suite complete with sweeping ocean views, the sound of the waves and a beach club scene below…… should you desire it. Make The Penthouse your next destination and opt for a little elevated opulence. Turns out the air really is better up there!

FINNS VIP BEACH CLUB
Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu – Bali
P: +62 (361) 844 6327 / +62 828 9701 6178
Email: reservations@finnsbali.com
www.finnsbeachclub.com/vip/the-penthouse/

Sunsets and Starry Nights @ the Rooftop Bar


Elevate your evening drinks and take island sunsets to another level at the brand new Rooftop Bar @ Finns VIP Beach Club. The latest offering to Bali’s top floor bar scene, The Rooftop Bar brings new heights to cocktails by the beach, adding an element of finesse to those Berawa sundowners you’ve come to love.

An adults only affair, the Rooftop Bar is located surf side within the chic, new Finns VIP Beach Club. Encompassing the entire rooftop area over the Sandbar and dining terrace below, it opens from 3pm every afternoon; just in time to get settled in for sunset……
And what a sunset it is! Uninterrupted views from the Bukit to the ‘Gu with nothing between the sinking sun and you but the Indian Ocean and a martini or two.

After your stellar sunset experience, stay on and enjoy pre dinner drinks under the stars and some of the best of Bali’s cocktails. The Rooftop Bar’s experienced mixologists can compose a range of signature cocktails using only top shelf spirits and liqueurs and featuring the freshest of local ingredients and unique island flavours. Sample their Suku Suku: rosemary infused Belvedere, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice, honey and spiced passionfruit foam. Or perhaps you fancy yourself more of a Finns Star, a blend of Tanqueray, fresh lime, sesame oil and star anise. There’s a comprehensive selection from which to choose, along with an extensive spirits and wine list including numerous options by the glass.

An impressive grazing menu offering a tempting array of tasty tapas and nibbles perfect for pre dinner drinkies is a fitting accompaniment to the beverage list. Opt for a charcuterie platter to share, choose home fired pizzetta portions or you might prefer a little fresh, Asian fusion and pick from their selection of sashimi, nigiri and Japanese signature rolls. Whatever whets your appetite, the Rooftop Bar is right up your alley if you are looking for somewhere to start your night or simply a stunning, starlit venue to settle in for the evening.

You won’t find any beer branded singlets or revealing swimwear here. Their dress code demands casual, yet elegant island style, effectively elevating the overall ambience of this chic new addition to the Bali bar scene to a level befitting its lofty location. But that doesn’t mean you’ll have to go home after a day at the beach. Bring your evening attire with you and take advantage of the fully appointed, private guest bathrooms to shower, change and freshen up for the evening ahead!

To celebrate the official opening of the Rooftop Bar, from Saturday 15ht September they are offering an opening promotion for guests. Join them for Happy Hour(s) from 5pm – 9pm daily and you can take advantage of their ‘Buy one get one free’ offer on selected beverages. Be sure to grab a taste of their delicious tapas menu by partaking in their free pass around plates chock full of canapés and sushi!

Perfect for intimate parties, product launches, birthdays or just because the day ends in ‘y’, this rooftop bar certainly adds the wow factor to any evening or event. Drop by for a sundowner soon but be sure to set aside some time to stay and play awhile, because once you make the stairs up to the Rooftop Bar, you’ll agree, it is most definitely worth the climb.

FINNS VIP BEACH CLUB
Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu – Bali
P: +62 (361) 844 6327 / +62 828 9701 6178
Email: info@finnsbeachclub.com
http://www.finnsbeachclub.com/vip/

Footy Finals Fever Amps Up @ Finns


Grand Final weekend is an Aussie institution. A weekend when footy fans remain fixated to tv screens across the sunburnt country and beyond, each bearing witness to an on field battle between muscle bound men in skimpy shorts, engaged in some kind of brouhaha over an odd shaped ball! What’s not to love about that ladies!

Seriously though, whether you find yourself on Aussie shores or elsewhere on the last weekend in September, chances are you’ll be searching for somewhere to watch the big games. Yep! Batten down ball fans because there’s not just one, but two grand finals scheduled for Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, 30th. Even if you’re not that fussed on footy, odds are someone in your tribe is a fan so you might as well succumb to finals fun!

Landing yourself on the Island of the Gods over September’s finals weekend doesn’t mean you’ll miss any of the action either. Your home cable channel may not be televising the AFL and NRL grand finals but Finns is! Finals fever will take hold of Finns Recreation Club again this year and their lineup for this particular weekend is certainly not to be missed.

Doors open early on Saturday morning with coverage of AFL Grand Final fanfare from 8am then kickoff at 12 noon. With free entry for all, it’s fair to suggest there won’t be a bare bar stool for Grand Final day and advance bookings are advised to ensure your group doesn’t miss out on a table. Wherever you are seated at Finns for finals weekend, you’ll have no problem seeing the game with over forty screens spread throughout the Sports Bar, Bistro C, Strike Bar and Bali’s biggest outdoor LED screen right there on the sports field!

With all that yelling and yahooing for their favourite teams, footy fans tend to get hungry and foster a hefty thirst and in order to expedite service and keep customers satisfied, Finns is setting up a dedicated food and beer hall on the field. Keep your dry throat drenched with frosty beers from the outdoor bars and the Heineken beer promo – Buy 2, get 1 free! Their ‘Kick the Ball’ comp, live entertainment and of course, Splash Water Park should keep all ages entertained, or parents can ensure pint sized supporters stay safe and sound enjoying a few hours of fun at Cubby House Kids Club.

After AFL’s end game is over for another year, it’ll be time to call last drinks and duck home for a night’s rest before you join footy fans once again at Finns the very next day for the NRL Grand Final. Thankfully the latter schedules a later start so you can enjoy a lazy Sunday morning before sports action amps up again from 2pm.

Whether your team features as this year’s premiers or fizzes out in the prelims, the atmosphere is nevertheless electric at Finns over AFL and NRL Grand Final weekend. Fans form alliances despite earlier footy team preferences and a generous dose of lighthearted goading is taken in good stride by all. Join Bali’s own Geckos Football Team for footy finals fun this year at Finns Recreation Club. Book ahead with concierge@finnsbali.com to allay any disappointment. They might not be able to do much about your team’s performance, but they can certainly help to secure your seat in the heart of the action!

Finns Recreation Club
Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu – Bali
Phone : +62 (361) 848 3939
Email : info@finnsrecclub.com
www.finnsrecclub.com

Finns Features Bali Lifestyle at its Very Best

So you’ve stepped off the plane and found yourself on Bali shores for a stint! You’re keen to seek out likeminded people, socialise, swim, sun, play some sport, source a spot to set up your laptop for the duration and enjoy every day of your stay on the island. Time is far too precious to waste it wandering and wondering where to find a one-stop-shop that offers all of these options, so Finns has bundled everything you’ll need to make the most of your time in Bali into a neat new package known as their Lifestyle Membership!

Offering the best of both worlds for work, rest and play, Finns’ Lifestyle Membership means you can access everything Finn clubs have to offer; from full gym and fitness classes, tennis court hire and lap pool facilities at the Recreation Club as well as their comprehensive and dynamic new Coworking Hub featuring fast WiFi, fully appointed individual and shared desk areas and stationery supplies, to Finns Beach Club access including a single day bed, pool towel and discounts off food and beverage, not to mention an absolute beachfront location to absorb one of Bali’s best sunsets.

As an added bonus, the new Lifestyle Membership also includes entry to the new, soon-to-be-opened Finns VIP Beach Club! Living it up like the rich and famous, Lifestyle Members can enjoy access to a single day bed minus the minimum spend including pool towel and members only high speed WiFi and complimentary refreshments such as tea, coffee, fruit, Balian mineral water, face mist and sunscreen. No need to bring a thing because Finns has it all here for you, but should you require somewhere to store your gear, Finns VIP offers Lifestyle Members locker rental and exclusive change room access, free of charge.

The Lifestyle Membership is especially designed to meet the needs of digital nomads, fitness enthusiasts and lovers of social life! It offers every element you need to enjoy your short term Bali stay and packages it into one easy, stress free membership and convenient and popular multi purpose locale. In addition to unlimited access to all that Finns clubs have to offer, members are also entitled to a whole host of discounts off food and beverage across all outlets plus 10% discount off services at Body Temple Spa, Toni & Guy Essentials, Spinalogic, Strike, Bounce, Splash, Cubby House and the Junior Sports Academy for themselves AND one guest. Perfect if you want to share the Finns experience with a new friend!

If you are interested in experiencing the best of Bali life and discovering more about Finns new Lifestyle Membership, nothing can beat a tour of the club facilities! To book your personalised tour or to discuss your membership options, call the membership team on: +62 361 8483939 or email them at: membership@finnsrecclub.com

Be sure to ask about their special “one month free” promotion when you buy in July!

FINNS RECREATION CLUB
Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu – Bali
Ph: +62 (361) 848 3939
Email: info@finnsrecclub.com www.finnsrecclub.com

FINNS BEACH CLUB
Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu – Bali
P: +62 (361) 844 6327 / 844 6328
Email: info@finnsbeachclub.com
www.finnsbeachclub.com