We’ve all heard the song too many times to count: What are you doing for New Year’s… Well, if you’re lucky enough to be celebrating New Year’s Eve in Bali, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fabulous parties and very special events. Here’s our rundown of the best New Year’s events taking place in Bali this year.
Karma Kandara Resort
What better place to start the New Year than at one of Bali’s most fabulous beach clubs – and who better to take celebratory cues from than Jay Gatsby himself? Karma Beach Club is throwing an epic New Year’s bash inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby.
The night starts with a gala dinner at the resort’s di Mare restaurant, followed by Karma’s resident DJs and visiting acts spinning tunes down on Karma Beach. Expects glitter, glam, flapper girls and yes, even an appearance from Jay Gatsby himself! If you’re bringing the kids, not to worry. Karma Kandara’s Three Monkeys Kids’ Club will keep the little ones entertained with fun arts and crafts.
Azul Beach Club
It’s no secret that Azul Beach Club is one of our favourite beach clubs in Bali and this stylish bamboo tree house also makes for a fabulous spot for celebrating the New Year. On New Year’s Eve, Azul Beach Club is offering musical entertainment with OVEOUS & QVLN from the US and Morgan Leobet from France. Be prepared to dance the night away and sip some bubbles as the year turns. General admission is priced at IDR 300,000 (USD $22). Keep in mind that all tickets require online purchase.
Cocoon Beach Club
Located right on Double Six Beach, Cocoon Beach Club is one of the most fabulous beach clubs on the island and their annual New Year’s bash is one of the highlights of the year. This year, Cocoon Beach Club is hosting Italian DJ Alex Guesta and it’s set to be a mind-blowing night of Guesta’s signature beats and masterful live percussions.
Guesta has performed with some of the biggest acts in the world, including David Guetta and Avicii, and played at huge festivals like Tomorrowland and Coachella… so imagine what a thrill it will be to see him perform at one of Bali’s best beach clubs! Presale general admission tickets are priced at IDR 300,000 (USD $22) and include two drinks.
The upscale area of Nusa Dua is hardly known as Bali’s party central, but this New Year’s Eve, The Mulia resort has bagged one of the biggest acts on the island. Come New Year’s Eve, British popstar Charli XCX will be taking the stage at The Mulia’s Grand Ballroom. Not a bad way to finish off 2017 and start 2018 with a bang!
Nestled along trendy Jalan Petitenget, W Bali is a great place to spend a regular old Tuesday afternoon, let alone New Year’s Eve. Come December 31, W Bali will be hosting superstar DJs Sam Divine and Becky Tong along with the resort’s stellar line-up of resident DJs. W Bali is perfectly positioned to offer five-star views of Seminyak’s famous sunsets – not to mention W’s signature fireworks show.
What better place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Bali – La Favela has the most vibrant dining and nightlife scene. La Favela sits nestled right along Seminyak’s famous Eat Street and offers a magical venue for celebrating the New Year. The jungle inspired venue will host a DJ line up including Scratchy Cronik, Bull and FNKTSTC. Get ready to dance the night away! The best part? Free entry – though they do offer fabulous packages for those looking to party in style. If you prefer a beachier vibe instead, make your way to sister venue La Plancha’s colourful bean bags waiting right on Seminyak Beach.
Potato Head Beach Club
Potato Head is easily one of the most famous beach clubs in Bali and celebrating New Year’s Eve at this Seminyak hot spot is kind of a no brainer. To ring in 2018 in style, Potato Head is going tribal and hosting a whole array of world class DJ sets.
The main act won’t be revealed until the big night, but Potato Head has hinted that the performer is one half of a Grammy winning duo hailing from the UK. Other performers include The Cuban Brothers and Peter Herbert from the UK. A beachfront bash shrouded in mystery – sounds perfectly Bali to us! Early bird tickets for general admission are priced at IDR 1,000,000 (USD $74) and up.
Sundays Beach Club
Sundays Beach Club is throwing a smashing New Year’s party at their beautiful beachfront venue in Uluwatu. New Year’s Eve at Sundays Beach Club will be an evening of champagne, yummy bites and dancing to live music in the glow of fireworks and bonfires. Tickets are priced at IDR 1,000,000++ (USD $74) per person and IDR 350,000++ (USD $26) for kids. Booking ahead is essential.
Vue Beach Club
New Year’s Eve in Bali will be a buzz with trendy music and of-the-moment DJs. Vue Beach Club is putting a different kind spin on things by hosting a 90s-themed countdown party. The Canggu hot spot is offering a night of retro-fabulous tunes, BBQ buffet dining and free-flow beer and cocktails. Needless to say, the night will also include a classic countdown to New Year followed by fabulous fireworks. BBQ dinner packages are priced from IDR 650,000 (USD $48) per person and include two hours of free-flow beer/cocktails and free entry to the New Year’s Eve countdown party.
Ulu Cliffhouse is one of the newest pool venues in Bali and it’s already making waves (just check out their glowing reviews on TripAdvisor!) The trendy pool club is welcoming in the New Year in style by hosting two days’ worth of celebrations on December 31 and January 1st. Enjoy free entry (!) and some of the best sunset views on the island while world-class DJs spin at the decks. Pro tip: Ulu Cliffhouse offers front row views to Bali’s west coast’s epic fireworks.
Ku De Ta
Make your New Year’s extra sparkly at Ku De Ta. The iconic Seminyak beach club is ringing in 2018 by hosting The Glitter Club, a spectacular night of live music and chilled cocktails.
The international line-up features Eric Entrena from Spain, Glynn Tandy from the UK and Loco Hero from the Netherlands. Head over just for the party or opt for the delectable dining package instead. Pre-sale tickets are priced at IDR 850,000 (USD $63). Packages including dinner and entrance to Ku De Ta are priced at IDR 2,300,000 (USD $170) and up.
Ministry of Villas wishes all readers a fabulous 2018!