The most wonderful time of the year is here and you happen to be in Bali with your family – good for you! There may not be snow and it may not be freezing cold outside but in return, you will get sunshine and sea and there are tropical palms trees instead of pine trees. Now, ain’t that wonderful! Bali may be the world’s only ‘Island of the Gods’, but Lord knows, they know how to celebrate the festive season here on the island! Roast dinners and fresh seafood, surprise visits from Santa Claus, fireworks, parties and more, You won’t be missing home this Christmas – you will be missing Bali next year when you are at home celebrating Christmas in the cold. Now, let’s get merry – we put together an overview of where to celebrate Christmas in Bali 2018:
From family-friendly Christmas festivities at happening beach clubs to exclusive dinner parties at high-end dining venues, Seminyak has got it all! Explore the best options near your Seminyak Villa now!
KU DE TA
KU DE TA is Seminyak’s most iconic beach club and this Christmas, KU DE TA Bali presents a luxury seafood dinner at Mejekai on Christmas Eve and a 4-course family lunch on Christmas Day, complete with activities and festive surprises for the whole family! The pool, the beach, the views, the ambience – things couldn’t be more perfect!
Christmas Eve Luxury Seafood Dinner @ Mejekawi | 25 December 12 pm – 3 pm | Rp. 950.000 net/adult and Rp. 400.000 net/child (3 – 12 years old)
Christmas Day Family Lunch | 25 December 2018 12 pm – 3 pm | Rp. 950.000 net/adult and Rp. 400.000 net/child (3 – 12 years old)
This happening beach club in Petitenget has got not just 1 but 2 options for an awesome Christmas Feast this year: Starfish Bloo and Fire. Both of these exquisite dining venues have Christmas Brunch and dinner going on, serving traditional roast dinner, fresh seafood and more. There is a live carving station, a smokehouse BBQ and a chilled seafood bar. No matter which restaurant you prefer at The Woo Bar, it will be a feast!
Jimbaran-style seafood Christmas Brunch @ Starfish Bloo | 24 December 12 pm – 3 pm | Rp. 700.000++ / adult & 350.000 / child
Seafood market @ Starfish Bloo | 6 pm – 10 pm | Rp. 950.000++ including soft drinks. Kids may order from a la carte menu
Night Market Christmas Dinner @ Fire| traditional roast 6 pm – 10 pm. Rp. 800.000++ including soft drinks. Kids go at half the price.
Super Brunch @ Starfish Bloo & Santa Claus will pay a visit! | 12 pm – 3.30 pm | Rp. 1.200.000 ++ / adult & Rp. 550.000++ / child
Super Brunch @ Fire 12 pm – 3.30 pm |Rp. 1.200.000 ++ | Bubbles Package: IDR 2.100.000++ / adult & Rp. 550.000++ / child
Night Market @ Fire 6 pm – 10 pm | Rp. 950.000 ++ / adult & Rp. 475.000 / child
For a traditional Roast Dinner like you’ve been craving for all year round, Jemme will not disappoint!
Christmas with all the trimmings | 24 & 25 December | Rp. 795.000++ / adult & 350.000++ / child
This lovely Italian Restaurant celebrates Christmas with an authentic Italian dining feast, featuring traditional Christmas dishes from different regions in Italy.
La Festa di Natale| 24 & 25 December | IDR 480.000++ / person
Ocean views, kids activities, cocoon elves and Christmas Gifts, Cocoon Beach Club is great for a family Christmas by the poolside.
A special Christmas lunch | December 25th | AUD 100/adult, including a glass of Chandon. Kids between 3 and 12 years old go at AUD 39.
At The Plantation Grill on Double Six Rooftop, you get to enjoy a 4-course high-end Christmas dinner, prepared to perfection by renowned chef cooks. The ambience is perfectly cosy, chic and wonderful with an amazing live jazz band playing. Definitely great for a romantic Christmas!
Christmas Feast | 25 December | Rp. 1.200.000++ | Kids get a special price
Want to go Indo-style this Christmas In Bali? There is no better place than Merah Putih Restaurant in Petitenget. Family-style babi guling and more authentic Indonesian dishes to share with loved ones on Christmas Day. This family feast costs only Rp. 400.000 and kids get a special price. Happy munching!
Christmas Lunch | 25 December |12 pm to 3 pm | Rp. 400.000++/adult
KUTA & LEGIAN
Kuta and Legian are also alive and kicking again during Christmas time this year in 2018. Bring the kids along, they will love Christmas at these places:
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
The scrumptious Christmas Buffet dinner at Hard Rock Hotel Bali features Asian and Western food, a garden salad bar, bakery station, cheese board, carving station, live pasta station, Indian Station, Wok station and a whole array of desserts. The price includes free flow soft drinks and chilled juices and you can upgrade the package to include alcoholic drinks. For only Rp. 875.000, your Christmas dinner includes freeflow beers, wine and cocktails. Let the party start!
Hardrock Christmas Buffet Dinner | 24 & 25 December 6.30 – 9.30 |Rp. 550K net/adult and Rp. 275K net/child under 12 years old.
Family Christmas time on the beach at Azul Beach Club – how tropical! There is a swimming pool to jump into, kids are free to run around and the buffet features a whole array of Christmas-themed delights and most of it comes fresh from the BBQ to fill big and tiny bellies. Yay!
Christmas Day BBQ brunch | 25 December 2018 12 pm – 4 pm | Rp. 499.000 / person 50% off for kids (5 – 11 years old).
Sanur is all about family all year round and even more so during Christmas time. Here’s where to book your table (if not having Christmas dinner at “home”, in your private villa, with a personal chef, that is!).
The Wicked Parrot is a traditional Irish Pub and they’ll be celebrating the Festive Season with a delicious 4-course set menu. The menu is exclusively available on Christmas Day for lunch and dinner. It will be a party with Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding, Christmas Pudding and more. There will be some cool live bands, too – to be enjoyed with a pint of Guinness of Kilkenny, I would say!
Christmas Eve Party | 24 December 2018 | Rp. 595.000++ / adult & Rp. 295.000++ for kids below 12
On Christmas Eve, Sudamala Resort celebrates Christmas with a 4-course Christmas dinner at Ares Steak and Pasta while an acoustic live band plays some of those heartwarming Christmas tunes. Christmas Day is meant for families, featuring a 4-course meal served on shared platters so you can taste a little bit of everything. It is a time of sharing, after all!
Sudamala Festive Season | Christmas Eve Rp. 295++ / adult | Christmas Day Rp.600.000++ / couple.
Kick-off the evening with a complimentary aperitif at The Tree Bar and get ready for a true Christmas Buffet Feast at Reef Restaurant, starting at 7 pm sharp. Entertainment includes a DJ lounge session, a live acoustic band performance and an Exotic fire dance performance. In addition to the food, you can get your hands on the free-flow beverage package, costing Rp. 590.000++. Another option is to head over to Graze, featuring a 3-course set menu with traditional Christmas dishes on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Christmas Dinner Buffet | 24 December | Rp. 695.000++ / adult and kids below 12 get 50% off.
Christmas Dinner | 24 & 25 December 2018 | Rp. 295.000 and kids below 12 get 50% off.
The hippest surf and yoga town on Bali has got some very family-friendly festivities going on this Christmas:
Finn’s Recreation Club is THE family haven of Canggu and of course, they’ll have something merry going on those very special Christmas Days here on the island. There will be a visit from Santa, Christmas Carols, a jumping castle, festive activities and much more in addition to the glorious Christmas Buffet. Be There!
Christmas Day Buffet Lunch | 25 December from 11 am to 5 pm | Rp. 600.000 / adult and Rp. 250.000 / kid
This family cafe in Canggu is celebrating Christmas Eve with themed arts & crafts and face painting from 5 pm. Stick around to meet someone very special around 6.30 pm. Valensia & The Bray will be playing to keep the Christmas vibes going on from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Madu X Christmas Party | 24 December 5 pm | Menu ala Carte
At The Lawn, your Island Christma 2018 is celebrated to the view of the ocean. Head over there on Christmas Day for a lovely Christmas lunch from 11 pm – 3 pm. The Christmas buffet features Western and Asian cuisine and there are vegetarian options as well. The kids can take their pick from the special kids’ menu. There will be live music and a DJ and the price for the family feast is only Rp. 1.000.000 including drinks.
An Island Christmas | 25 December from 11 am – 3 pm | Rp. 1.000.000++ / adult
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Chic, sophisticated and high-end, Nusa Dua is lined by famous resorts and all of them have planned out the perfect Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Let’s take a look at the highlights:
The Mulia is one of the chicest, and the most celebrated resort’s on the island – this is where to go for a decadent family Christmas to remember for a lifetime. At the resort, you get to take photos with Santa Claus and there are plenty of festive activities for the kids, too. There are multiple restaurants inside The Mulia and the choices of Christmas Brunches and Dinners are abundant. You can expect beautiful decorations, outstanding food and a wonderfully merry ambience.
Christmas at The Mulia | 24 & 25 December | Prices range between Rp.799.000++ – Rp. 1.399.000 / adult.
The festive season is on at St. Regis Nusa Dua. King Cole Bar, Boneka Restaurant, Kayuputih – each of these exquisite onsite restaurants feature a heartwarming Christmas feast for the entire family to enjoy. Start Christmas at St. Regis with a complimentary aperitif at King Cole Bar, have Christmas brunch at Boneka Restaurant, featuring live Jazz music, a Christmas choir and super yummy Christmas food. The price is Rp.1.100.000 net/person including a glass of champagne. Kids go at Rp. 550.000. Alternatively, head over to beachfront Kayuputi for a 6-course degustation dinner. Christmas Day is another happy day at St. Regis, featuring The Astor Diamond Champagne Christmas Brunch with a complimentary aperitif at The Champagne Bar.
6-course Degustation Dinner @ Kayuputi | 24 December at 6.30 pm | Rp. 1.950.000 net/person
The Astor Diamond Champagne Christmas Brunch @ Kayuputi|25 December from 12 pm to 3 pm | Rp. 1.700.000 net/person.
Another beloved family destination where the Christmas Spirit is very much alive is Jimbaran. Your Christmas will be cosy, sophisticated, heartwarming and wonderful!
A traditional Christmas celebration at Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran takes place at the onsite Anarasa Restaurant and it is perfect for families! Tables with Christmas crackers, a surprise visit from Santa Claus, lucky draw and live entertainment that includes Children’s Choir, Acoustic Trio, a magician and a clown – this place has got the whole shebang! Not to forget the dazzling Christmas Buffet that includes a live carving station to get your plate full of roast turkey, ham, beef and more.
Classic Christmas Eve Feast | 24 & 25 December 2018 from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm | Rp. 559,000++ / person (Including non-alcoholic seasonal cocktails) and Rp. 879,000++ / person (Including draught beer, local wine and seasonal cocktails). Children aged 6-12 years get 50% oﬀ and kids below 6 years old are free of charge.
Traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings, fresh seafood and the most delicious dessert by a world-famous chocolatier – this will be a true festive feast! Not to forget, you get to enjoy it to the view of the Jimbaran Bay. Wonderful!
Christmas Dinner Buffet | 25 December |Rp. 1.750.000++ / person. Kids between 5 and 11 eat at half the price.
Clifftops and stunning beaches, Uluwatu celebrates Christmas in spectacular ways…
The ultimate Christmas on the beach in the southern tip of Bali Island is held at Sundays Beach Club. The tantalizing buffet includes roast turkey, freshly caught seafood, whole roast pig, glazed ham, salads and trimmings and there is another buffet purely dedicated to desserts. Yummy!!! Let’s munch to the ocean breeze and magnificent views. On Christmas Day, Sunday’s Beach Club is wonderful for families, featuring activities, live music, a Christmas menu and gifts brought by Santa himself. The entrance fee is as usual: Rp. 350.000 / adult (including a Rp. 200.000 voucher to spend on food and drinks). Kids go at Rp. 150.000 with a Rp.100.000 voucher.
Christmas on the Beach | 24 December | Rp. 1,300,000++ per adult and Rp. 350,000++ per child.
The Banyan Tree in Ungasan features ‘The Jolly Night Christmas Eve Dinner’ at Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant and ‘The More the Merrier Christmas Dinner’ at Bambu Restaurant. There is live music, and there is a children’s choir to into the festive mood. Ju-Ma-Na serves up a 5-course Christmas dinner and Bambu Restaurant prepares a wonderful Christmas Buffet You’ll be welcomed with complimentary drinks at 6.30 and the feast lasts until 10.30 pm.
The Jolly Night Christmas Eve Dinner at Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant | 24 December from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm | Rp. Rp.1.700.000++ /person
The More the Merrier Christmas Dinner at Bambu Restaurant | 25 December from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm | Rp. Rp.1.200.000++ /person
Celebrating Christmas on top of a limestone ocean cliff certain is unlike any other Christmas you have ever experienced. The Ulu Cliffhouse celebrates the festive season 2018 with Family Day and Cliffmas Day. There is a special festive menu available for lunch and dinner and prices start at Rp. 600.000++ / person. The kids’ menu is Rp. 200.000 / child.
Family Christmas & Cliffmas Day | 24 & 25 December | Starts from Rp. 600.000++ / person.
Cultural Ubud is surrounded by Jungle and rice terraces but nevertheless, Christmas is there to enchant you and your loved ones!
Have a culinary experience at Bridges Bali during Christmas time this year. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the chef put together a special Christmas menu, traditional with an innovative twist. The 3-course menu is available at Rp. 550.000/person. Add another 380.000++ for paired wines and let’s celebrate!
Holiday Season at Bridges | 24 & 25 December | Rp. 550.000++ / person.
Christmas by the poolside in the lush tropical greenery of Ubud – head over to Folk Pool & Garden on Christmas Day. The festivities start at noon and continue until 9.30 pm. The Christmas Menu includes vegetarian and gluten-free options. Prices are very reasonable!
Christmas Cookout | 25 December from 12 pm to 9.30 pm | Menu ala Carte
Have a rooftop Christmas in Ubud at Copper Kitchen & Bar under Bali’s starlit sky. The Christmas feast happens on Christmas Eve starting at 7 pm and it continues on Christmas Day starting from 3 pm. This scrumptious Christmas Feast features mouthwatering delights such as orange and rosemary roast chicken, pineapple and rum glazed mam, warm salted chocolate tart, meringue pavlova and more. There will be a kids choir accompanied by traditional Angklung instruments. The 6-course dinner on Christmas Eve costs Rp. 850.000 net/person and the 4-course lunch on Christmas Day costs Rp.550.000 net/person.
The Rooftop Christmas Eve Dinner | 24 December from 7 pm to 10 pm | Rp. 850.000 net / person
The Rooftop Christmas Day Lunch | 25 December from 12 pm – 3 pm | Rp. 550.000 net / person
The north of Bali may be a whole lot quieter than the south, but somewhere along this pristine coastline, Christmas is happening and it is joyful and merry:
On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the magic of December is tangible at Spice Beach Club in Lovina. From 7 pm till late, the Christmas Party is on! There will be gifts from Santa Claus, festive drinks, live music, a DJ, Balinese Dance and a Santa Show. Kids will love this place! There is a set Christmas menu with plenty of traditional Christmas dishes to choose from.
Christmas Magic Night Party | 24 & 25 December from 7 pm till late | Rp. 750.000++/adult and Rp.350.000++/child.
May this Christmas in Bali be a very merry one!
SELAMAT NATAL, EVERYONE!
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