Tropicola

Tropicola is a paradise by the sea for everyone – the perfect day, the perfect night.

Tropicola provides for long lazy days and fun, balmy nights. It’s a mansion and playground for the new jet set that deliberately evokes nostalgia from another era, bringing a Slim Aarons picture to life for friends to relax and party by the beach from 11.00AM to midnight every day.

It’s an 80’s leaning pool club with clean lines, bright colours, cascading plants and an amphitheater shaped towards the beach that showcases views of the ‘golden mile” of Seminyak beach (and beyond) from every vantage point. Memories of Miami, Acapulco, Palm Springs, Tulum and Playa Del Carmen are woven into a drink and dine beach club unique to Bali.

Tropicola Beach Club features three bars that sprawl over multiple levels surrounding two pools. The heroes of the list are the Tropicolada, which uses jackfruit instead of pineapple; the Arak N Roll with the finest Bali Arak infused with Kintamani coffee beans and mandarin peels instead of traditional vodka to create Tropicola’s take on an espresso martini; and The Jungle Bird, a delicious mix of dark rum, Campari, pineapple and lime. The menu also explores a myriad of other delights, including house made Tropisodas, freshly squeezed juices and elixirs, coolades, freezies, shakes, cocktail jugs and ‘lageritas’.

Tropicola’s open kitchen is centered on wood-fired cooking. The menu is fresh, clean, light and colourful. For indulgent holiday makers, poolside fun is delivered by way of the Tropicola “3 cut” Burger; an Al Pastor pork taco, spit roasted from a traditional el trompo spit roast with fresh pineapple, onion, coriander and jalapeno salsa; and a hot dog with raw + fried onion, mustard, ketchup and organic pickles on a freshly baked brioche bun from local Caangu bakery, Farin.

For the festive who want to celebrate life over a long lazy lunch or dinner, the Tropicola menu delivers the fruits of the team’s travels to Tulum, Miami and the many other places that know how to fish and grill over wood fire. Guests can share fresh grilled prawns with chilli and herb dressing; a selection of wood grilled whole market fish or lobster with parsley and lemon; or a dry aged 1 kg Tomahawk steak with fermented chili butter and watercress salad. Finish with a banana split with milk chocolate ice cream, toasted peanut praline, whipped cream and toffee sauce; a passionfruit pavlova; or simply a selection of alcoholic or non-alcoholic ‘paletas’ (icey-poles).

Finally, Tropicola is about creating a mood and a memory transported from other times and places to the shores of Bali. A big part of this is music, so Tropicola hasflown an old friend Juan Ego from the Yutacan peninsula in Mexico. He is an Argentinian who has lived in Playa

Del Carmen for almost 20 years, playing all of the biggest beach, villa and hotel parties since the 80’s. His Tropical soundsystem will transport every Tropicola sunset into a pandemonium of celebratory good times. When the sun drops into the ocean and Juan turns up the treble on Coconut Woman by Lloyd Price and staff in crisp red and white weave through the crowd with trays of complimentary drinks you will know you have found your Bali home. This will become a signature memory of your stay at Tropicola and a sunset ritual you might dream about for decades.

Tropicola is a big, beautiful place from another time. Guests will feel the sunshine on their back, smell the coconut oil in the air and see the kaleidoscope of colour as they enjoy the sunset and reach for another Tropicolada.

Tropicola is what it felt like.

Tropicola
Jalan Pantai, Batu Belig,
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 934 3636
www.tropicola.info

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