Bali’s Hottest New Year’s Parties

December 1, 2016 Life on the Island

Just about everybody of every persuasion is celebrating something at year end. And here are the places where you can cheers to 2017 in style.



Celebrating New Year, the Chez Gado Gado team has come up with the special creation of classics a la Chez Gado Gado. Gado Gado’s New Year’s Eve set dinner is a 4-course meal and includes a complimentary sparkling wine or cocktail for the countdown. For guests who made a plan to welcome the new year somewhere else, the first seating option – from 6 to 8 pm is also available. Since Chez Gado Gado is located strategically in front of the famous Seminyak Beach, it will be a perfect option to enjoy the festive seasons.

Chez Gado Gado
A : Jalan Camplung Tanduk (Dhyana Pura) No.99, Seminyak
T : +62 361 736966
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A venue that promises ocean breezes and provides prime spots for views of lush pink Seminyak sunsets, Double-Six Rooftop is celebrating New Year with a bang. DJ’s Fadi, Mikey Moran, Agent-H, and Jankhaled will spin their tunes from 5pm on December 31 to 2am on January 1, 2017. You can start with enjoying the legendary sunset of Seminyak on the rooftop’s Floating Pod or Sundeck and delight in the venue’s seductive drinking environments, and continue with their New Year’s Eve package. Space is limited so prior reservations are advised to avoid disappointment.

Double-Six Rooftop at Double-Six Luxury Hotel – Seminyak
A : Jl. Pantai Double Six No. 66, Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T : +62 361 730 466
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Rise to the rooftop of glamour at Anantara Seminyak’s Moonlite Kitchen and Bar, and go all out on the last night of the year. Celebrate the best of both worlds with Balinese and global flavours, and shows entertaining till late here. Chill out to an acoustic band or dance to the tunes of the DJ. Magician tricks and lucky draw prizes will spice up the night with fabulous surprises. Afraid of heights? Then ring in the New Year at the resort’s glittering pool party down stairs. Swim, splash and dance at the infinity pool with your favorite drinks, DJ beats and breathtaking views of Seminyak Beach. At Anantara Seminyak’s Sunset On Seminyak, New Year’s Eve dazzles with a DJ and fire dancers at this relaxed beach retreat. Cosy into beanbags on soft sands as chill out music blends with the sound of rushing surf, setting the perfect mood for partygoers as they countdown till the last minute of 2016.

Anantara Seminyak
A : Jl. Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
T : +62 361 737 773
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The highlight of the festivities at Sofitel is the New Year’s Eve gala dinner with a special and intimate acoustic performance from Anggun. The Indonesia-born diva is one of Asia’s most internationally recognised performing artists, with a number of notable albums released in French and other languages. She is the embodiment of Indonesian authentic charm and French elegance which makes her the perfect icon to represent Sofitel in welcoming the New Year. The evening will start with an exclusive cocktail, followed by a lavish 5-course dinner at the resort’s Gamelan Grand Ballroom starting from 8pm. The event continues with the 2017 countdown party at Nikki Beach, where the resort’s beautiful beachfront will be illuminated by their grand fireworks. Be emerged in joy as the cheering crowds raise glasses of bubbles and welcome the New Year with elegance and style.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
A : BTDC Complex Lot N 5, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 849 2988
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Both Alaya Ubud’s Petani and Manisan Bali will be celebrating New Year’s Eve in true tropical style with an exclusive dining event spread across both venues. Dinner will be a six-course menu of culinary perfection inspired by the diversity of flavours across the Indonesian archipelago. It will be accompanied by a graceful performance of Bali’s renowned Legong dance, and upbeat DJ music will set the mood and there will be a sparkling wine toast served for the midnight countdown.

Alaya Ubud
A : Jalan Hanoman, Ubud
T : +62 361 97 22 00
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Kick off the year end festivities at The Legian with their Silk Road, Voyage of a Lifetime themed celebration, and beginning with a special midweek barbeque on December 28. Featuring an exceptional selection of succulent meats and fresh seafood at the Ocean Front Deck, you will be treated to the seductive sounds of “Gender,” a traditional Balinese harmony. On New Year’s eve, the final and grandest of the festivities will take place at The Restaurant, ensuring that 2017 is warmly welcomed with a bang. The Legian Bali’s Gala Dinner Buffet showcases an extraordinary culinary selection that explores the different tastes and cultures of each unique region along the Silk Road. After a fulfilling feast, dance under the stars or relax with a glass of bubbly while a contemporary live band serenades and dance performances are exhibited in full swing. There, a live DJ continues the fete as you count down to the stroke of midnight and await the grand finale, a dazzling display of colours flaunted by The Legian’s extravagant fireworks display.

The Legian Bali
A : Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, Seminyak
T : +62 361 730 622
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It’s time to escape, put on something stylish, and ring in the new year at W Bali, where you can amplify this festive season with electrifying cocktails, delectable cuisine, and a lineup of brilliant entertainment. Prepare the countdown in one of the world’s most vibrant locations. Start the evening with a mouthwatering buffet spread at Fire or Starfish Bloo, and head to W Lounge or Woobar where the entertainment lineup will electrify the night featuring headliners Eli & Fur, female duo DJs hailing from London with debut track “You’re So High”. Extra beats by UK-based producer Sevendoors and W Bali’s line up of resident DJs will ring in the night with high energy against Seminyak’s mystical backdrop along with the signature fireworks show.

W Retreat and Spa Bali – Seminyak
A : Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
T : +62 361 3000 106
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In Maya Sari, the New Year celebrations commence at 7.30pm when the restaurant invite you to take in the atmosphere with a traditional Balinese performance, the Legong Dance – cocktails and canapés will be served before dining. Following the dance, their exquisite ‘Trails of the Orient New Year Gala Buffet’ created by Maya Ubud’s team of top Chefs will be served; an exotic menu not to be missed, consisting of a vast array of flavours spanning from Morroco all the way to Japan. This evening of fantastic dining in this beautifully decorated restaurant is the perfect place to set the tone of the night. Great music from DJ Echa will guide you towards 2017.

Maya Sari at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
A : Jalan Gunung Sari, Peliatan, Ubud
T : +62 361 977 888
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Travel with Tugu Bali through Indonesia’s archipelago, sampling the most delicious dishes from traditional vendors at Tugu Festive Night Market. As midnight approaches, you will be taken to the hotel’s garden lawn around the bonfire and dance barefoot under the stars, until you countdown and welcome a bright new 2017.

Tugu Bali
A : Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu
T : +62 361 473 1701
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On December 31, from 2pm to past midnight, the party will be raging at Sky Pool at The ONE Legian, where you get to enjoy all you can eat BBQ, buy one get one free cocktail, the hotel’s signature Marathon Shot by the pool, Bartender Flair Show, sexy dances, as well as games and prizes.

Sky Pool at The ONE Legian
A : Jalan Legian No. 117, Legian, Kuta
T : +62 361 300 1101
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Ring in the New Year with an exclusive performance by Jermaine Paul at Mulia Bali. Jermaine Paul will provide a captivating performance with his soulful voice to welcome the New Year, along with all Mulia guests at The Bar of Mulia Resort. When the clock strikes 12 and 2017 shows its bright blinding light, then it’s time to revel in ZJ’s NYE Affair and move to the beats brought to you by DJ Michaelis (LA) at one of the most dazzling party atmospheres on the island.

The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas
A : Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 301 7777
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Savour the perfect moment and start your evening celebrations with the last sunset of 2016 at Sea Fire Salt & Upper Pool (5-8pm). Relax, chill out, and enjoy yourself as the venue’s DJ manning the decks add to the breathtaking sunset view of Uluwatu. You can then move upstairs to 360 Rooftop Restaurant to indulge in western and Asian specialties as well as carving stations (9-11pm). But don’t leave just yet, for you can bid farewell to the last evening of 2016 and make your New Year’s Eve a memorable celebration filled with merriment, cheer and cocktails at the 360 balcony.

Sea Fire Salt & Upper Pool at Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
A : Jalan Pemutih, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu
T : +62 361 895 7555
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The Coast is calling you! Let’s celebrate the passing of 2016 and welcome in 2017 at one of the hottest beach clubs on the island with a great selection of food and drink stalls in a carnival style with the help of resident DJs spinning great tunes (6.30 pm – 2am). Escape to the next door Tenkai Japanese Restaurant to enter the Zen and let yourself be taken away by sumptuous New Year’s Eve Japanese buffet dinner (7 till 9.30pm) — you might need this to replenish your energy. Before heading to S.K.A.I for the countdown, make a stop at the Plumeria Grand Ballroom to enjoy your dessert, whilst immersing yourself and welcoming the New Year with entertainment from the DeCoustic Band and Broadway Acts (9pm – 1am).

S.K.A.I Beach Club at Padma Resort Bali at Legian
A : Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian
T : +62 361 752 111
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Head back to the 1920’s USA, the days of the Prohibition when alcohol was banned. A time when bars relocated to secret locations and the beverage industry got creative, concocting the most innovative drinks the industry has ever seen. From a secret entrance with a passcode to hidden rooms and corners, Alila Seminyak recreates an underground ambience for an evening of dining, drinking and socializing. Discover a den of guilty pleasures including a sumptuous 5-course dinner, special performances, and a magician to entertain the little ones.

Alila Seminyak
A : Jalan Taman Ganesha No. 9, Petitenget
T : +62 361 3021 888
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With the theme of “Balinese Village”, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel in Kuta is throwing Kartika Village Festival on December 31 to welcome the new year. The centre of the ‘village’ will be a statue (dessert buffet) surrounded by dining tables, stalls, carts, and many more. The stalls and carts mostly act as food and beverage stations serving Indonesian and Balinese delicacies, but some are assigned for entertainment, and a number of others will resemble a traditional market with veggies, spices, herbs, fruits. As a prelude to Christmas eve, a cocktail party will be held (7 – 8pm), with live solo guitarist as entertainment.

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
A : Jalan Kartika Plaza, South Kuta
T : +62 361 751 067
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What could be more memorable than celebrating the end of 2016 at one of Bali’s most iconic sunset venues? After sipping on sundown cocktails, or perhaps enjoying a celebratory New Year’s Eve menu, watch Rock Bar come to life as s special DJ and entertainment take you into 2017.

Rock Bar at Ayana Resort & Spa
A : Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
T : +62 361 70 2222
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As you get ready to ring in the New Year, the countdown party at Ayodya (9.30 – 12.00pm) will start with live music, dances, DJ entertainment, Okokan music orchestra, stilt walkers and aerial silk dancing right in the hotel lobby. This will be complimented with free-flowing beverages such as house wine, beer, selected  cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and tapas. Yet, if you wish to kick off your New Year’s eve party earlier, look no further! The Glow Beach Party at Ayodya’s Beach Bar Mengiat beach is your answer. Come along with your family and friends and start the celebrations from 3pm on 31 December 2016 to 2am 1 January 2017. Everyone at Ayodya Resort Bali gets to enjoy the firework show on this much anticipated night.

Ayodya Resort Bali
A : Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Kawasan Pariwisata BTDC, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 77 11 02
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New Year celebrations spread over different venues at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel. Pre-dinner cocktails will take place from 7 – 8pm at the resort’s Lobby Foyer, before moving to the Wedang Jahe Restaurant for the New Year’s Eve Gala Buffet Dinner (8 – 11pm). For the special New Year’s Eve Set Dinner, you can go to the resort’s three other dining outlets: Raja’s Balinese Restaurant, Maguro Asian Bistro, and Tamarind Kitchen & Lounge. The New Year’s Eve Countdown will take place at the resort’s lobby from 11pm on the 31st of December 2016 to 1am on 1st of January 2017 with live entertainment and spectacular fireworks display.

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