With an array of high-quality bars, beach clubs, hotels and night clubs, Bali is perfectly placed when it comes to New Year’s Eve parties, Christmas celebrations and holiday getaways.
Being Bali, the party starts early and always goes on late with some of the best international DJ acts hitting the island throughout November, December and into January. Check out the swanky clubs like Mirror, Jenja, OPIVM in Seminyak or head to some of the island’s most popular nightlife spots in Kuta and discover The Sky Garden, Pyramid Club, Velvet & Hypnotized and Boshe VVIP – clubs where the party never seems to end
For a little more elegance there’s WooBar at W Bali, Potato Head Beach Club and Ku De Ta, all found along the famous Seminyak Beach or head a little further up the coast and take a look at Rooftop Sunset Bar at Double-Six, Cocoon or SKAI Beach Club.
If dance music is your thing then do be sure to join the two-day SAGA Dance Music Festival held at Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park on the 28th and 29th December with its Deep House vibe going on late into the night.
Degustation menus, wine-paired dinners, lavish buffets or roast turkey, Yorkshire puddings and stuffing; if its extravagant seasonal dining you seek, Bali has that covered too, with all the famous names like Kayuputi and Boneka at the St. Regis, Starfish Bloo at W, The Restaurant at The Legian and Cucina at The Sofitel putting on festive dinners or seasonally inspired buffets that are just sure to tempt. Eat in-house or head out? The choices are endless.
But there’s more to Bali than the five-star experience and for many the beach is the place to be over the festive period and especially on New Year’s Eve. Most of the beaches draw large crowds and along many, such as Kuta and Double-Six, the casual beachside bars and bistros are so full booking is well-advised.
It doesn’t matter if you’re living it large in a private oceanfront villa, luxuriating in a five-star hotel suite or in Bali on a budget, the island is among the hippest places in the region to relax and party over Christmas and New Year, attracting visitors from all over Indonesia and the world, year after year.