Thinking of Bali for your New Year celebrations? I can see
exactly why. This beautiful Indonesian island, rich in culture, is a
fantastic destination at this time of year (remember to pack your
umbrella though, as there is a good chance of rain).
Bali offers you a wondrous selection of activities, ranging from spa retreats, canyoning, volcano tours, hiking, visiting Balinese temples, theatrical shows, waterparks, a visit to the island of the dead at Trunyan Island.
Are you more of a water baby? Then you should take a trip to the Underwater Temple Garden at Pemuteran or try out flyboarding (that looks like a lot of fun!). Bali is exceptionally popular with young visitors from Australia so you're pretty much guaranteed a lively and welcoming atmosphere.
If you’re in Bali, then you have to head to Kuta Beach where
thousands of people gather for New Year, not only does it hold a
beach parade in the afternoon but morphs into party central for
those looking to celebrate and have a good time.
Or make your way to Puputan Badung Square for the New Year festival where you’ll find crowds gathering for the carnival, countdown and an epic firework display.
Bali is also packed with great clubs that offer glam new years eve events for those who want to party in style, you’ll need to make sure you book your tickets in advance, these places will sell out pretty quickly.
Looking for something a little more low key, then perhaps Bedugul Botanical Garden might be for you, a little peace and tranquillity to ease into the new year.
Keep in mind that you could always just stay in your hotel, as many of the big resorts will have their own events planned that you may enjoy without venturing far from your room!
Bali is jam packed a this time of year and be prepared for traffic jams etc, try and make sure that you’ve got your accommodation within walking distance to your planned party destination.
Bali really has some spectacular and unusual dining options so you can really have some memorable evenings:
Kubu at Mandapa
Restaurant Bukit Segara
Swept Away at The Samaya Ubud
CasCades Restaurant (Ubud)
There’s a great live webcam for Kuta beach here:
Remember to choose well with your accommodation and make sure
you’re pretty close to where you want to be on New Years Eve, you
will be overwhelmed by the choice of stunning hotels that Bali has
The One Villa
The Kunja Villas & Spa
The Kayon Resort
Royal Tulip Visesa
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.