The wild, rugged beauty of Bali’s west coast provided the inspiration for the Rock Bar, as the most iconic venue to enjoy a famed Bali sunset amid the stunning coastal landscape. The bar’s innovative, minimalist design by Yasuhiro Koichi of Japan’s Design Studio SPIN, whose works include NOBU Tokyo and NOBU Hong Kong, exploits the natural formation and character of the rocks and cliff. It is completely open to the elements: the ceiling is the sky, the lights the stars, the wall the cliff-face, and the music the ocean. Mother Nature puts on a spectacular with dazzling ‘aquatic fireworks’, a result of crashing waves coming off a 100m-long coral reef at high tide. The top bar itself was created by Japanese glass artist Seiki Torig, who layered thousands of paper-thin glass "canes" on top of each other for a sparkling effect. A DJ booth sits high amongst the rocks with an outdoor Bose stereo system, to cater for regular events and private functions. Jutting out from the cliff-face, crystallized rocks add natural glitter to this spectacular venue.