Jolly in the tropics: our pick of the best Christmas and New Years parties in Bali
Whether you’re spending the year-end vacation with your partner, family, or gang of friends, you’ll always have a myriad of culinary options to celebrate Christmas and New Years in style in Bali.
From casual plant-based dishes to delicious hotel buffets and fine dining, check out our selection of the best Christmas and New Year’s treats you can feast on:
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
Anantara Uluwatu, the clifftop resort in southern Bali, will serve a white Christmas Eve dinner at its 360 rooftop restaurant on December 24. Priced at IDR 495,000 ++ per person, guests can enjoy a four-course dinner from 7pm to 11pm.
A Christmas Sunset BBQ is scheduled for the next day, where guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbecue at the Botol Biru Bar and Grill from 5pm to 9pm. If you fancy an all-you-can-eat teppanyaki dinner, Sono Tokyo Night will take place on December 26 at Sono Teppanyaki from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Both feasts are the same price as Christmas Eve dinner.
Jl. Pemutih – Labuan Sait, Uluwatu, Sud Kuta, Badung.
RSVP via Whatsapp on +62 811 3995 048 or by e-mail: [email protected]. Instagram
Sanur’s resort hotel Andaz Bali joins in the festivities through a Christmas Wonderland dinner on December 24-25, as well as a New Years Eve celebration on December 31. A four-course Christmas dinner will set you back IDR 790,000. ++ per person, and IDR 360,000 ++ per person for four artisanal cocktails by arrangement, available from 6 p.m.
The NYE Dinner, which starts at 7:00 PM, is priced at IDR 1.2 million ++ per person for food only, and IDR 800,000 ++ per person for free alcoholic beverages. There will also be a countdown from 10:30 p.m. with a charge of IDR 750,000 ++ per person for unlimited late night snacks and a glass of sparkling wine. Learn more about Andaz’s festive specials here.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan # 89A, Sanur, Denpasar.RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 818-0543-2085. Instagram
Cuca, Bali’s famous tapas spot, also gets in the holiday mood with its festive menu. Available December 24, 25 and 31, customers can enjoy Cuca’s set of snacks, tapas, desserts and sweet canapes for IDR 750,000 ++ per person. The tapas selection includes a baked maple pumpkin salad, black squid risotto and spicy pulled beef; while the sweet canapes consist of peanut butter cookies, cinnamon French toast, and frozen M&M.
Jl. Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran, Badung.
RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 812-3687-0486. Instagram
Have a good night’s sleep at Hyatt Regency’s La La Land– a themed Christmas dinner on December 24 and 25 at the hotel’s seaside restaurant, La Pizzaria. From 6.30 p.m., customers can enjoy a wide selection of dishes from different catering stations starting at IDR 750,000 ++ including a glass of sparkling wine and soft drinks, or IDR 1.4 million ++ which includes unlimited sparkling wine, wine, beer and cocktails. In addition, a brunch on the same theme is scheduled for December 26, with prices starting at IDR 450,000 ++ per person. Learn more about the holidays here.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan n ° 89 Sanur.RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 815-8532-0969. Instagram
Jungle Fish and Upper Deck Restaurant in Chapung Sebali
The Chapung Sebali Resort in Ubud will host a New Years Eve Dinner and Christmas Brunch at two of their lively restaurants, the Jungle Fish Pool Bar and the Upper Deck Restaurant, surrounded by lush views of the Ubud Rainforest.
The Christmas dinner will be held on December 24 at The Upper Deck restaurant from 7 p.m., where guests will be entertained with live music and traditional Balinese dances. Described as a ‘fixed course menu with a family style’, the dinner will cost IDR 650,000 ++ per person. The Christmas brunch will take place the next day at the Jungle Fish Pool Bar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where you can enjoy an unlimited barbecue by the pool. There will be a Christmas choir with angklung to bring the joyful spirit to the occasion for the guests.
There will also be a New Years Eve dinner at the Upper Deck Restaurant on December 31, where guests can enjoy a family-style class accompanied by live music and traditional Balinese dances for IDR 750,000 ++ per person.
Jl. Raya Sebali, Keliki, Ubud, Gianyar.
RSVP via Whatsapp on +62 831 1448 2340 or by e-mail: [email protected]. Instagram
Seminyak’s famous vegan cafe, Kynd Community, will serve a three-course herbal treat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Priced at IDR 250,000 ++ per person, you’ll enjoy a holiday classic with a choice of plant-based wellington, roast ‘cheek’ with stuffing and roast ‘beef’ with mushrooms for the no option. gluten. Christmas lunch on December 25 will be more cheerful with live music in the courtyard from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Jalan Raya Petitenget No.12, Seminyak, Badung.RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 859 3112 0209. Instagram
Ubud’s fine-dining French restaurant, Mozaic, will host a Christmas dinner on December 24, as well as a Christmas lunch and dinner on December 25. The menu, created by chef Chris Salans, will combine French cooking techniques with Indonesian flavors. Prices start from IDR 1 million ++ per person for a six-course menu and IDR 1,350,000 ++ per person for an eight-course menu with food and wine pairings available.
A New Years celebration will follow on December 31 with a Back to the future-themed dinner, which will feature new dishes from chef Chris Salans from 6pm to 9pm.
Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar.
RSVP via Whatsapp +62 811 3943 288 or Instagram direct message.
Scandinavian Christmas dinner in Bali, why not? Bear Bali, a restaurant in Uluwatu that mixes Balinese and Scandinavian style architecture, will host a Scandinavian Christmas party on December 24. For IDR 495,000 ++ per person you can enjoy a selection of Christmas table items such as Toast Skagen (toast topped with shrimp salad) as a starter, Swedish meatballs, turkey and vegetarian. Janssons frestelse, Traditional Swedish potato casserole, among others, with vegetarian options available.
Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, Badung.RSVP via Whatsapp at +62 813 5337 3163. Instagram