GARDEN DECK & ENTRANCE
The tranquil entrance to KU DE TA is a welcome point for your arrival to the inner realms of the finest lifestyle venue on the island. From the sculpted stone wall that flanks the forward decking area of the main bar to the water that spills in softly lit channels around the veranda to the lanterns and festive whimsies that decorate the tree boughs by the foyer the gateway to KU DE TA is quite simply the perfectly composed departure lounge to sink into the designer recliners, mull over a custom-cocktail and witness the cosmopolitan flow of guests passing before you.
The essence of nature is to be found throughout KU DE TA but nowhere more than at the Tree Bar with its playful shades and textures reminiscent of a tropical forest setting. Sections of thoughtfully arranged trunks, inner rings richly polished serve as low slung tables whilst the surrounding bar area houses top shelf liquor bottles amongst a mosaic of irregularly cut timber shards. An ideal ambience for sipping espressos, old world wines and premium spirits as well as enjoying an array of local and international magazines this is the place for cosy gatherings and relaxed business meetings whilst observing the comings and goings of KU DE TA life around you.
The centrepiece of the dining experience at KU DE TA extends beyond the tree bar and affords guests the panoramic view over the KU DE TA courtyard to the azure Indian Ocean. A high-ceilinged Wantilan pavilion roof creates a spacious canopy under which guests dine by candlelight in the evening while during the day a semi-formal atmosphere prevails, perfect for long brunches with friends and colleagues. The bustling energetic hum of the open KU DE TA kitchen is ever-present in the background whilst the hushed walkway adjacent to the kitchens houses intriguing artworks from a number of resident local and international artists.
A more intimate extension of the main Dining Room is the idyllic pergola setting dedicated to all day dining better suited to couples. Tables for two are set at discrete distances bordered by a perfectly groomed wall of ferns and affording diners views over the tranquil centrepiece pool reflecting the blue Bali skies or the constellations of the southern hemisphere. Whether it be a Bircher muesli and Italian coffee brunch over the morning’s papers and a browse of the Internet or a lazy lunch of imported oysters on ice shared with a close friend to an up close and personal dinner at nightfall it all happens here...
POOL SIDE DINING
The centrepiece of al fresco dining at KU DE TA is one of the most popular settings for evening dining as the gentle dusk breeze caresses the coconut trees above, the moonlight shimmers on the ocean and celestial seductiveness compliments one of the finest dining experiences in South East Asia.
An elongated lit bar lit subtly by candlelight, copper chandeliers complimented by the warmth of the wood tones from the sculpted teak bar and a panoramic view spanning the coconut trees and daybeds of KU DE TA, Fidel’s is the place to meet, be seen and rendezvous with friends on the expansive leather couches. A purely social experience, Fidel’s is the epitome of chic in the heart of the energy.
Made to share, Sexion 9 is a place to take a break, congregate, share and smile amongst a diverse mix of sophisticates, surfers, jet set internationalists and happy families. This open-style feasting hall is designed to maximise social encounters with long table setups and supremely comfortable sofa seating. With the bar only a few footsteps from your perch and a constant stream of service staff attending to your needs Sexion 9 is almost always a bustling cosmopolitan melting pot of hipsters from all over the world - Be sure to check out the grazing menu at Sexion 9 that marries Japanese, Mediterranean and Mid-East flavours all delivered with customary KU DE TA flair, or arrive earlier for a medley of morning favourites from eggs benedict to ricotta hotcakes drowned in maple syrup and served with honeycomb and fresh strawberries all washed down with freshly concocted mimosas - there is no better way to start the Bali day...
DAY BEDS - SKY SHOW ARENA
Arguably some of the finest and most desirable seats in South East Asia grace the front of KU DE TA with the iconic red daybed parasols facing the cerulean blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Graced by sun worshippers throughout the day the day beds become the centrepiece of the daily sunset spectacle every night at dusk. Then as the sun finishes its surrender, daylight’s glow transforms into twilight’s purple haze as this stage sublimely slips into night and the cocktails continue to flow freely into the small hours...
The clue is in the name, a low-slung eyrie positioned to provide the perfect vantage point for one thing: the sensational setting of the sun. Just a half step from Sexion 9 this westerly facing cocoon of plushly cushioned sofas and low slung tables comes alive at dusk with KU DE TA’s roster of international DJs providing the perfect audio backdrop to the spectacle of the daily light show. All that remains is to settle back and enjoy the performance – and you’re guaranteed a different experience every time.
An oasis within an oasis The Lawn at KU DE TA is where the action goes down. Visiting guest djs take to the booth and the crowds take to the pristine grass of the lawn to frolic barefoot or just relax in a totally natural surrounding. A simple idea perfected to such sublime effect.
Elevated above the beach itself the KDT Deck offers unparalleled al fresco dining par excellence. A sleek frame of articulated vents creates a futuristic vibe and a shelter from the midday sun. It’s the ideal venue for light lunches and extended sundowners, perhaps accompanied by a carafe of fruit laden KDT sangria and a little mountain of Greek olives.