The Best Things To Do on New Year’s Eve in Bali


The Best Things To Do on New Year’s Eve in Bali

New year’s eve is always a big one in Bali, so whether your focus is partying, family fun or fine dining you can be assured there’s a party going on that’s right for you.

We’ve put together a guide for the best place to kick back and enjoy the new year no matter what your style is. Check out some of the options below and get in touch with us here if you haven’t got your accommodation sorted yet.

Beach clubs

1.    Alila (Seminyak)


The Alila does beach parties with aplomb and this year you’ll find it a more mellow option for those wanting to celebrate without the banging house music. The beach bar at the Alila is keeping it cool with delicious cocktails and soulful saxophone from Lydia Rose and Sammy, a vocalist duo who’ll keep the vibes smooth until the countdown where fireworks will help you to ring in the new year. Entry is free so make the most of it.

2.    Potato Head (Seminyak)

This iconic Bali venue boasts a night of surprise with a Grammy-nominated electronica artist from the UK. Their midnight guest DJ remains as yet unnamed so you’ll have to buy a ticket to find out. There’s also Latin and funk for those who want to get into the island vibes with the Cuban Brothers, and of course, a British DJ and producer to make sure every club goer has something to rave about.

3.    Karma Kandara (Uluwatu)

Uluwatu is the most happening part of the Bukit Peninsula and Karma Kandara will be well worth the trip for a 1920’s themed New Year’s Eve party that’ll be full of flapper girls, glitterati and we’re sure, some true gentleman for the ladies to dance with. There are surprise performances throughout the night including a gorgeous dinner at di Mare and three dance floors with different international DJ’s to whet your appetite.

Family Fun
1.    Seasalt (Seminyak)

If you’re with the family and after an evening where the kids can frolic without fear of running into drunken revellers – than Seasalt is a great option. They’re putting on a 4-course family style dinner from 8-11pm. We recommend catching the sunset first then heading home before the traffic gets too bad. The cost is IDR 695,000 per person and kids under 12 are half price.

2.    Sofitel Bali (Nusa Dua)


For younger kids above the age of 2 years, the Sofitel in Nusa Dua has you covered. Their Cheeky Monkeys Kid’s club is having a New Year’s themed party from 7-10pm which includes face painting, games, crafts, snacks and supervision for just IDR 300,000 per child. You also have the option of leaving the children there after 10 pm while you enjoy some drinks in the nearby hotel.

3.    The Four Seasons (Ubud)

If you have older children and are willing to make the trip up to Ubud than don’t miss the Four Seasons gentle wellness transition. Guests will move from 2017 into the new year with a day and night of magical activities. It’s the perfect spiritual mix for those both experienced and curious about the mysticism of Bali. There will be sacred jewellery making in the afternoon, a peace ceremony with white doves and of course, psychic readings for those wanting to get a heads up on what’s in store for 2018.

That about covers our top recommendations for New Year’s Eve activities in Bali. Despite recent news about the volcano, South Bali remains a safe and fun option for your New Year’s holiday. You can find a gorgeous place to stay for groups of every size by visiting the links below.

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21 December 2017




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