A Family Affair: Christmas in Bali

November 30, 2016 Life on the Island

The holy month of December, Christmas is a much awaited vacation and time of celebration around the globe. But, sadly not everyone is home for Christmas, especially if travelling is on the cards. Never mind, you can still enjoy the merriment wherever you are – including here in Bali.




While parents are savouring their luscious festive dinner, the little precious guests at Padma Legian are invited to join Santa and his helpers at The Deli Bistro for a special kids buffet dinner on Christmas eve where they will be spoiled with delicious meals, juices and ice creams. With a full belly, their magical evening will be more extraordinary with a special screening of a favourite Christmas movie and free flow popcorn. On Christmas day, the resort’s stunning Plumeria Grand Ballroom will be the place to indulge oneself. Join the festivities and share the love with your family and friends as Padma Legian’s Culinary Brigades, chefs John Taylor and Rudy Harrasyid prepare a succulent Christmas lunch buffet and enjoy a nice selection of Iced Teas and Christmas Punch while being entertained by a well-known Indonesian guitarist, playing your favourite Christmas tunes, and capture a precious moment at the photo booth.

Padma Resort Bali at Legian
A : Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian, Kuta, Legian, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T : +62 361 752 111
W : www.padmaresortlegian.com



Kuta may not be synonymous with Christmas, but The Stones Hotel with its quirkiness has something cooking to bring the festivity to the island’s famous shores. From 19 – 30 December, the resort’s Stones Kitchen is serving a Special Turkey Menu where you can merrily feast on sumptuous items like Turkey on The Run Sandwich, Betutu Turkey Salad, and The Classic Turkey Roast for lunch and dinner. Alternatively, also on the same dates, you can reserve a table at the resort’s Big Fish Bar & Grill and indulge in the restaurant’s Festive Set Menu. Here your festive season feast kicks off with Salmon Tartare or Spiced pumpkin Soup followed by Turkey Escalope or Roast Beef for main course, and Mugettone for dessert. Enjoy a special discount of 20% on bottles of wine for the those who reserve the Festive Set Menu.

The Stones – Legian, Bali – A Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
A : Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta, Banjar Legian Kelod, Legian, Kuta, Legian, Bali 80361
T : +62 361 300 5888
W : www.stoneshotelbali.com



In the very heart of buzzing Legian, The ONE Legian is rocking Christmas day not in a traditional way. Doing what they do best, the hotel is throwing a Christmas Sky Pool Party on December 25 from 3 – 10pm, where you get to enjoy an all-you-can-eat BBQ, buy one get one free cocktails, the hotel’s signature Marathon Shot by the pool, Bartender Flair Show, sexy dances, as well as games and prizes.

The ONE Legian
A : Jalan Legian No. 117, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T : +62 361 300 1101
W : www.theonelegian.com



A great celebration begins at the dinner table. Begin your festive evening at Hard Rock Bali’s Starz Diner with a sumptuous buffet dinner featuring Honey Roasted Gammon Ham, Roast Turkey, Live Cooking Stations, and Christmas Yule Log Cake, or enjoy Christmas Buffet Dinner with free flow cocktails, beer and house wine. This festivity runs from 24 – 25 December, starting at 6pm onwards.

A : Jalan Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T : +62 361 761 869
W : bali.hardrockhotels.net





Celebrating Christmas, the Chez Gado Gado team have put together special creations of classics a la Chez Gado Gado. You can enjoy the delicious options offered in a 4-course Christmas special such as Seafood Terrine for starters, the Chicken ‘a la turkey’ or Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie for mains. Dessert options are the classic Christmas Pudding or refreshing Fruit Salad with Yoghurt Sorbet.

Chez Gado Gado
A : Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 99, Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T : +62 361 736966
W : www.gadogadorestaurant.com



Experience the magic of a wintry white Christmas Eve at Alila Seminyak, festooned with white decorations, a white Christmas tree, ornaments, stockings, and a sprinkling of snow. Get into the spirit of the season with a 4-course traditional family-style dinner featuring a Christmas themed selection of food and beverages, accompanied by the resort’s resident singer Lydia Rose performing carols, and a visit from Santa to surprise the little ones. Bring warm clothes – it will be chilly at Alila’s tropical North Pole! The next day on December 25, wake up to the excitement of Christmas morning at the resort. After a heartwarming hot cocoa and present opening, join All Seminyak in the Restaurant for a Christmas Brunch extraordinaire featuring a special Christmas-themed Chef’s Display. With Santa’s helpers working alongside the restaurant’s chefs in the kitchen, with Christmas music to set the mood, and a special appearance by Santa Claus, here you can experience an amazing day with family and friends.

Alila Seminyak
A : Jl. Taman Ganesha No.9, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T : +62 361 3021 888
W : www.alilahotels.com



Rejoice in elegance this festive season on the 24 th – 25 th December at The Legian Bali. Celebrate the yuletide spirit at the resort’s The Restaurant, and pick from a blissful selection of courses, the freshest of seafood, and The Legian Bali’s specialty cocktails. Start off Christmas Eve with a spectacular five-course menu whilst listening to favourite classics played live in a captivating performance by skilled pianists. On the 25th, enjoy live soothing jazz, ocean breeze and the resort’s chef’s selection of the freshest seafood on the pool deck overlooking the Indian Ocean and The Legian Bali’s three tier infinity pool from 12pm onwards. Each platter is inclusive of tuna, salmon, and snapper sashimi with sauce and condiments, accompanied by two glasses of Prosecco.

The Legian Bali
A : Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T : +62 361 730 622
W : www.lhm-hotels.com/legian-bali



The Spanish restaurant of Katamama, MoVida, is celebrating Christmas Eve with what it does best: Serving Spanish family style dinner, with shared plates of a selection of meats and fish. With five establishments in Australia, MoVida is the proven leader of Spanish cuisine throughout the country and has now established its first overseas outlet in Bali. Combining MoVida’s blend of traditional and modern Spanish cuisine and Potato Head’s signature aesthetic with the island’s tropical surrounds, MoVida in Bali showcases the best of its parent companies while presenting brand-new ideas and concepts when it opens at the start of 2016.

MoVida Bali at Katamama
A : Jl. Petitenget No.51, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T : +62 361 302 9999
W : www.the-katamama.com



Double-Six Luxury Hotel will be holding special Christmas events this year. Both the resort’s Robert Marchetti The Plantation Grill and Seminyak Italian Food are ready to welcome you for lunch during the festive season. Robert Marchetti The Plantation Grill will offer a magnificent Christmas lunch as a 3 course set menu with a glass of champagne and canapés on arrival and a special live music performance, whilst Seminyak Italian Food will have their fabulous Christmas lunch that consists of a 4 course meals with special Christmas treats and also with a special live music performance. Both events will commence on 25 December 2016 from 12pm onwards.

Double-Six Luxury Hotel – Seminyak
A : Double Six Street No.66, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T : +62 361 730 466
W : www.double-six.com



Christmas eve at Hotel Vila Lumbung will see a grand feast at the hotel’s Lumbung restaurant. The evening will start with a welcome cocktail reception. Come dinner time, you will be served with appetising dishes prepared by the hotel’s talented kitchen team; a live acoustic band performance will serenade you while you’re feasting. Keep your fingers crossed, for there will be door prizes and games!

Hotel Vila Lumbung
A : Jalan Petitenget, Gg. Cendrawasih No.1000x, Seminyak
T : +62 361 473 0204
W : www.hotellumbung.com



Get into the festive spirit this holiday season at Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort with a selection of soul satisfying choices at the famous Seminyak Kitchen. Gather on Christmas Eve for a sumptuous Christmas spread; local hero chef, Danang Wijanarka, and his crew have crafted a merry buffet boasting all the Christmas favourites from home and abroad – welcome sparkling wine is included. You will be entertained by live acoustic performances and a very special caroling performance from St. Fransiskus Xaverius Kuta Church. While parents enjoy their time at Seminyak Kitchen, our Ballroom will be transformed to a “Kids Playground” where children can mess around with loads of fun games, movies and enjoy a visit from Santa himself. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided.

Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort
A : Jl. Camplung Tanduk, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
T : 0361 8499 600
W : www.marriott.com/seminyak



The Festive Season calls for high-spirits and joy; so this year make it special by celebrating at Intercontinental Bali Resort, which is offering a whole host of exciting culinary events and leisure activities for couples, families, and children. The festivities will begin on Christmas Eve, with complimentary Christmas Cocktails served in the Saraswati Lounge accompanied by Christmas Carols performed by the children of Panti Salam orphanage. In the evening, guests have the choice of two exceptional Christmas Eve dining options: Bella Cucina Restaurant will serve a Christmas Eve set dinner, while KO Restaurant, Teppanyaki & Cocktail Lounge offers an authentic Japanese experience with a Sushi Extravaganza. Santa Claus himself will herald the Christmas Day festivities, arriving at the Resort Lobby at 10am in his horse-drawn carriage to spread a special message of peace and goodwill. The merriment will continue at Bella Cucina with a Festive Family Brunch and/or a Christmas Day Dinner accompanied by all the trimmings.

InterContinental Bali Resort
A : Jalan Raya Uluwatu No. 45, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T : 0361 701 888
W : bali.intercontinental.com



On Christmas Eve, Sofitel patrons can revel in merriment through the wonderful array of dishes crafted to perfection. Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner at Kwee Zeen will serve a seafood extravaganza among other festive favourites, whilst Santa and Santarina go around spreading the happiness for kids. The Christmas spirit is also celebrated at Cut Catch Cucina where you can indulge in a 5-course degustation dinner which includes Christmas cocktails and mocktails, accompanied by a live acoustic band entertainment. Be enchanted by the magical atmosphere of Cut Catch Cucina on Christmas Day, as there will be a children’s choir filling the air with carols. The whole family can delight in the restaurant’s splendid selections of food and later on head out to the hotel pool as pool access is included in the package.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
A : BTDC Complex Lot N 5, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 849 2988
W : accorhotels.com



Don’t be surprised if someone comes knocking on your door! If you are a guest at Ayodya Palace, the resort will deliver a Christmas stocking filled with festive cookies (sweet, ginger bread) to get you in the spirit. But if you’re not, on the evening of Christmas, Ayodya’s chef has prepared a special 4-course set menu at the resort’s Lagoona Restaurant for your candle light dinner, accompanied by an acoustic live music performance. Prior to the dinner, a children’s choir performance and angklung music orchestra will be performed at the Beach Garden along with the visit from Santa Claus. On Christmas day, Ayodya’s Waterfall Restaurant will serve a family style menu prepared by the resort’s culinary team, with live Batak Quartet adding to the festive ambiance.

Ayodya Resort Bali
A : Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali
T : +62 361 77 11 02
W : www.ayodyaresortbali.com



Top culinary delights paired with a festive atmosphere of Suku restaurant at Conrad Bali is the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas day. Look forward to a rich and festive evening with a stunning view of the resort’s massive pool. Bring your little ones to the kids corner for exciting and fun activities which will open from 6.30 until 10.30pm. For a Conrad beachfront festivity, the resort’s Eight Degrees South restaurant is throwing a Sunday Christmas Brunch by the Beach on December 25 from 11am to 2.30pm.

Conrad Bali
A : Jalan Pratama 168, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 778 788
W : www.conradbali.com



Celebrate Christmas with your loved ones and enjoy an international extravaganza prepared by the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa’s award- winning culinary team at the resort’s Wedding Jahe Restaurant for Christmas Eve dinner. Santa will join the evening and delight the kids, whilst Christmas carols performed by Alas Kasih Orphanage will bring joy to the festive spirit.

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
A : Kawasan Pariwisata BTDC Nusa Dua Lot North 4,Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 771 210
W : www.nusaduahotel.com



Add a Japanese flair to your Christmas this 24 th -25 th of December and indulge in Grand Hyatt Bali’s Nampu Japanese restaurant’s festive set menu, prepared by Chef Yoshioka. Be entertained as the chefs showcases their cooking skills over the iron-plated grill right before your eyes. For a local feel, you can have your most memorable Christmas in the tropical paradise with the resort’s contemporary Balinese night market. Pamper your taste buds with local an Indonesian and Balinese buffet, while being entertained by cultural performances. For an Italian flair, Grand Hyatt’s Salsa Verde allows you to experience Christmas a la Italia with a specially created menu from the chef featuring Italian festive favourites. Sit back and let the restaurant’s acoustic trio entertain you as you enjoy your meal and the view of Indian Ocean.

Grand Hyatt Bali
A : ITDC Complex, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 77 1234
W : bali.grand.hyatt.com



To ignite your taste buds during the festive season, Padma Ubud’s Executive Chef Ketut Sumerta has been gearing up to prepare you the exquisite and mouth watering Christmas delicacies in the unique cultural surroundings and authentic Balinese aesthetics delivered with warm and friendly service. On Christmas eve at the resort’s Puhu Restaurant, a lavish 5-course set menu dinner is specially curated, with dishes of Beetroot Cured Salmon Filet , Gnocchi with poached Scallop, Traditionally Oven-baked Turkey, Charcoal grilled wagyu beef and Baked Apricot Financier with a background ambiance of your favourite Christmas
Carols. On Christmas day from 12 – 3pm, you should buckle up and be ready to discover the Mediterranean Sea as The Pool Cafe & Bar takes you to explore its beauty through its rich and finger-licking cuisines. Relish in carefully-cooked Risotto, Traditional Kebab and Turkey to make your Christmas day even merrier!

Padma Resort Ubud
A : Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu, Payangan, Ubud
T : +62 361 301 1111
W : www.padmaresortubud.com


For all wishing to rejoice in the festivities overlooking the river valley, Maya Sari restaurant at Maya Ubud is throwing a Sunday Christmas Lunch on December 25 from 12.30 – 2.30pm. The festive lunch menu has been prepared by the resort’s talented Chefs who have chosen the best ingredients to ensure your lunch is memorable. Start with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine before being shown to your table.

Maya Sari at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
A : Jalan Gunung Sari, Peliatan, Ubud
T : +62 361 977 888
W : www.mayaresorts.com


Christmas Eve Dinner at Alaya Ubud’s Petani promises to be a magical evening of superb food and music starting from 7.30pm onwards. The restaurant’s culinary team will be serving a sensational three-course menu driven by island-fresh ingredients along with free flow soft drinks while being entertained by the soulful sounds of Balawan, Bali’s very own guitar maestro, as he performs live together with his ethnic band in the restaurant’s charming setting.

Alaya Ubud
A : Jl. Hanoman, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
T : +62 361 97 22 00
W : www.alayahotels.com



The stunning view of the Indian Ocean is a simple pleasure. Head over to Driftwood at Pan Pacific Nirwana with its impressive relaxed ambience, and indulge yourself in an exceptional taste of the venue’s six-course degustation menu on Christmas day. The resort’s culinary team have breathed new life into refreshed classics to enhance your festive celebrations in Bali. Alternatively, also on December 25, at the resort’s Merica Restaurant you can expect an enticing international-styled buffet poised to please your palate on this merry night.

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort
A : Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Tabanan
T : +62 361 815 900
W : www.panpacific.com


At Hotel Tugu Bali, embrace the spirit of Christmas with the children from Alas Kasih Orphanage and the distribution of presents through donations from the hotel’s Wishing Tree. The evening is made merrier by Balinese dance performances and the concert of Christmas carols by the Alas Kasih children, while you enjoy the delectable 4-course dinner with a welcome drink.

Hotel Tugu Bali
A : Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu
T : +62 361 473 1701
W : www.tuguhotels.com



Join in the festivities at Soori Bali as the resort welcomes the most celebrated holiday season once again. A range of scrumptious feasts and jovial dinners await you on the shores of Kelating in Tabanan, as the resort’s seaside dining venue and the sprawling beach lawn host a series of sunset menus and highlights for your family and friends. It is time to pop the champagne as the sun goes down, or enjoy their bespoke programs that range from premium culinary fare to exploring the resort’s breathtaking setting. For a Christmas Day treat, head down to Soori Bali for a special Christmas a la brunch that will highlight an array of sumptuous appetisers, salads, main courses such as Roasted Christmas Turkey and Suckling Pig, as well as desserts such as Christmas Mince Pies and Christmas Pudding.

Soori Bali
A : Banjar Dukuh, Desa Kelating, Kerambitan, Kelating, Kec. Tabanan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82161
T : +62 361 894 6388
W : www.sooribali.com

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