‘Driving home for Christmas – I can’t wait to see those faces’ … hmm, maybe not this year! You are off to Bali for the most tropical Christmas you can experience and it is indeed, the most wonderful time of the year! For a mouthwatering Christmas Eve dinner and other joyful Christmas experiences, do check out the following places and while you’re at it, consider going to one of the most epic new year parties in Bali 2019 as well!
Do remember, everybody loves Bali and even more so during the festive season so to avoid disappointment book a table and spot a few days before to secure your spot!
Christmas in Bali 2019
Let’s take it step-by-step from Seminyak to everywhere…
Everybody knows Seminyak! This town, bursting with fashion, upscale restaurants and everything else trending and cool – it is a Christmas hot spot! The Christmas vibe is alive and kicking just about everywhere in town, no matter where you’ll go. However, here’s a handful of amazing options for Christmas in Seminyak Bali:
Always a magical place to go for dinner, but at Christmas time, Alila’s beachfront 5-star restaurant, Seasalt, beats it all! There is no way around it: reservations are required! On the festive menu? A mouthwatering 4-course meal prepared by excellent chefs with the finest ingredients. Santa will pop in for a visit as well and there will be live Christmas carols by enchanting singer Lydia Rose. Nothing short of a spectacular coastal Christmas Eve, we think!
What’s on: Coastal Christmas
When: Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December 2019, from 6 pm onwards
Where: Seasalt Restaurant at Alila Seminyak
Price: IDR 590,000++ per person
KU DE TA
Can you handle an 8-course tasting menu on Christmas Eve? Head over to KU DE TA’s celebrated restaurant Mejekawi. Try some of the best wild-caught seafood you’ll ever taste to the view of the Indian Ocean and Sunburst sky.
The next day, Christmas Day, KU DE TA is also one of our top picks, especially for families with kids! There will be 6-course nostalgic Christmas Day Brunch for the entire family and also on offer are activities, crafts and Santa Claus himself will come and in to say hello, bringing gifts and goodies.
What’s on? Mejekawi Christmas Eve Seafood at KU DE TA | KU DE TA Christmas Lunch
Where: Mejekawi Restaurant top floor KU DE TA | KU DE TA Beach Club
When: 24 December 2019 6 pm onwards | 25 December 2019 12 pm – 4 pm
Price: IDR 1,200,000++ for dinner only or IDR 2,000,000++ with wine pairing | IDR 950,000 per person, kids IDR 350,000 per person
Potato Head Bali
Do you love seafood? If you do, you’ll love Festive Feast over at Ijen Restaurant Desa Potato Head. This feast will not only be mouthwateringly good but Ijen makes sure they follow strict sustainable practices. What’s happening at the beach club? Well, there will be a poolside picnic feast to the view of Seminyak Beach and the Indian Ocean. What a perfect way to spend Christmas Day!
What’s On? Festive Feast
Where: Potato Head Beach Club and on-site restaurant Ijen
When: 24/25 December from 10 am onwards (beach club) | 24/25 December from 12 pm – 10 pm (Ijen Restaurant)
Price: From IDR 185k – IDR 375k++ per board (serves two) @ Potato Head Beach Club | IDR 450++ excluding drinks # Ijen Restaurant
One of the latest beach clubs opening up in Seminyak, SugarSand is ready for Christmas! Lounge in the pool all day, gaze at the sunset and munch of delicious food and drinks. It’ll be a merry 5-course set menu and you can be sure it’ll be good!
What’s on? Eat, drink and be merry
When: 25 December 12pm – 4pm
Price: IDR 650,000 per person for food only. Food + free-flow beverages cost IDR 1,200,000 per person
Azul Beach Club
Up for a beachfront BBQ buffet? Azul Beach Club is another great pick for Christmas in Bali with the family. Kids will be entertained, decorating cookies and baking their own pizzas. You get to enjoy the fresh sea breeze, gorgeous views and delightful cocktails by the side of the pool while DJ Martin Denev sets the perfect Christmas vibe. Azul Beach Club features a gorgeous bamboo structure, you will get great value for money and on top of that, kids up to 11 eat at half the price. One of the best deals out there!
What’s on? Beachfront BBQ buffet & kids activities
Where: Azul Beach Club
When: 25 December 12 pm – 4 pm
Price: 525,000++ per person & half price for kids up to 11 years old. Entrance includes free-flow soft drinks.
Like any other year, Jemme is the best place to go if you are craving for a traditional Christmas roast. For brunch, lunch, and dinner, you can head over to Jemme Bali to enjoy your roast with all of the trimmings! Mulled wine, egg nog, a visit from Santa – what more can you wish for? Jemme Bali does traditional Sunday Roast all year round, so you can be sure they’re pretty darn good at it. One thing is for sure though, Christmas Roast is the most special roast of the whole year!
What’s on? Traditional Christmas Roast
Where: Jemme Bali
When: Christmas Day, 25 December at 12 pm, 4 pm & 8 pm
Price: IDR 795,000++ per person including a welcome drink and after-dinner coffee
‘Light it up’ is the theme for the festive season at W Bali, from Christmas Eve and up until New Year’s Day. There are multiple exquisite restaurants located at this famous beach club in Seminyak. Head over to Starfish Bloo for a Christmas Seafood Feast with Canadian lobster. More into meat? You’ll love the smokehouse BBQ at FIRE Restaurant. What about Christmas Eve, you ask? There will be lively night markets and exquisite food at both restaurants – a great choice for a special Christmas Eve!
What’s On? Light it up Christmas Day Brunch
Where: W Bali Starfish Bloo | W Bali Fire Restaurant
When: Christmas Day, 25th December 2019 from 12 pm – 4 pm
Price: IDR 2,200,000 per person including bubbles |2,000,000 per person including bubbles
Always trending and dazzling with new cool venues, Canggu has a fair deal of options to go for an incredible, unforgettable Christmas in Bali 2019
One of the hippest beachfront hang-out clubs in Canggu is The Lawn. This Christmas 2019, on Christmas Day that is, The Lawn does a fabulous Christmas buffet with everything you can think of and more. Plunge into the pool, enjoy the 2 for 1 cocktail promotion and have fun with the all-day-long beachfront entertainment. Bring the kids for a most memorable day – the little ones get a special price.
What’s On: Christmas Lunch
Where: The Lawn in Canggu
When: 25th of December from 12 pm to 3 pm
Price: DR 650,000++ including free-flow juices & infused water. IDR 1,000,000++ with free-flow (sparkling) wine and Christmas cocktails. Kids from 3 to 12 years-old get a special rate of IDR 300,000++.
Finn’s Recreation Club
Which place do kids love the most in all of Canggu? That’s right, Finn’s Recreation Club! This Christmas, in collaboration with Jodie O’Shae Orphanage, Finn’s Recreation Club features a wishing tree, Christmas carols, gifts, games and of course, delicious food and drinks! A surprise visit from Santa Claus can not be missing on this family Christmas Day! After all the fun, kids can also swim, slide and play at Splash Waterpark – this is perfect!
What’s on: Christmas lunch
Where: Finn’s Recreation Club
When: Christmas Day, 25th December 2019
Price: IDR 700,000 / adults and IDR 300,000 for kids. Lunch & Splash packages are IDR 950,000 and IDR 480,000
Sanur is our favourite pick for families all-year-round. Peaceful yet happening at the same time, lots of other families to meet, here are some great places to check-out this Christmas, as well:
ABC Artotel Beach Club
Come in for Christmas Eve Dinner or Christmas Day Brunch with the kids, let them jump in the pool, have fun on the on-site playground and soak up the Tropical Christmas vibe, ABC is the place to be! Dj’s will keep the good vibes going all day long – enjoy!
What’s on? Christmas Eve Dinner & Christmas Day Lunch
Where: Artotel Beach Club
When: Dinner 24 December 6pm – 9pm; Brunch 25 December 11am – 3pm
Price: IDR 450,000 per person; Free flow cocktails available on Christmas Day at IDR 150.000
Maya Sanur Resort
On Christmas Eve, there will be a special Christmas Buffet Dinner at Reef Restaurant inside Maya Resort Sanue. Live cooking stations, meat carving stations, grilled seafood, chocolate fountains and traditional Christmas treats such as eggnog and more, this is another great choice for families! Pre-dinner drinks at Tree Bar are included and kids eat at a very special price. Oh, and there will be fire performances as well for a magical evening with loved ones!
What’s on? Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
Where: Reef Restaurant @ Maya Sanur Resort
When: Christmas Eve, 24th December 2019, 7 pm onwards
Price: IDR 7.800.000 per person. Kids aged between 6 and 12 get 50% off and kids below 6 eat for free.
Ubud is the spiritual and cultural epicentre of Bali and yes, Christmas is magical here in between the river valleys and emerald rice terraces!
Chapung Sebali in Ubud welcomes the festive season with a White Christmas up on the deck on Christmas Eve. Get your taste buds going with their 5-course set menu and feel the enchantment of a Balinese dance performance followed by jazzy Christmas carols. Do come back the next day to lounge by the pool all day long at the on-site Jungle Fish Pool Bar. On this lovely Christmas Day, you can gather for a lovely brunch by the infinity pool in the jungle. A spectacular setting! Furthermore, traditional Angklung music and a classic Christmas Choir will set the ambience – the perfect Balinese Christmas is here at Jungle Fish in Ubud!
What’s On? White Christmas Dinner & Poolside Christmas Brunch
Where: Chapung Sebali The Upper Deck and Jungle Fish Pool Bar
When: 24 December from 7 pm onwards and 25 December from 11 am onwards
Price: IDR 975.000 | IDR 850,000++ per person including a welcome drink and free-flow juice and water
Folk Pool and Gardens
Christmas dinner and a movie under the stars on Christmas Eve? Folk Pool and Gardens is a fairytale-like hang-out hub in the heart of Ubud’s river valleys and on Christmas Eve 2019, there will be an open-air screening of the famous movie Christmas Carol during the twilight hours of the day. There’ll also be a 3-course Christmas Dinner to feast on together with loved ones.
What’s on? Folk’s Christmas Classic & Outdoor movie screening
Where: Folk Pool & Gardens
When: December 24 6 pm – 9 pm
Price: IDR 460,000++ per person, IDR 770,000++ with wine pairing
This famous restaurant at Viceroy Bali boasts an incredible jungle-edge setting and this Christmas, you are in for the culinary Christmas meal of your life! Canadian lobster, smoked duck, roasted turkey, scallops and so much more finger-licking food, you can come in for Christmas Eve dinner or a Christmas brunch on Christmas Day.
What’s On? CasCades Christmas celebration
Where: CasCades Restaurant at Viceroy Bali
When: Christmas Eve (Dinner) and Christmas Day (Brunch)
NUSA DUA & ULUWATU
Nusa Dua is the chicest resort town of all with its coastline dotted with branded resorts where you can experience full-on Christmas in Bali. Uluwatu is more laid-back, located a tiny bit further down south and yes, Christmas is on!
At St. Regis, you can be sure of a 5-star Christmas Feast. Reserve a table at Boneka Restaurant and let the merry munching begin! Amazing live jazz bands, Christmas choirs, decorations – everything to get into the Christmas mood. The Christmas Buffet at Boneka Restuarant is held on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Turkey, beef, lobster and the whole shebang – for an upscale Christmas dining experience, this is a great option.
What’s On? Christmas Dinner Buffet
Where: Boneka Restaurant St. Regis
When: 24 & 25 December 2019
Price: IDR 1.700.000 per person and IDR 750.000 for children aged 3 – 12
Ritz Carlton is the ultimate family resort in Bali and during the festive season, this beachfront haven hosts delightful Christmas activities and dinners at the on-site restaurants. Kids can make their own gingerbread man during guided workshops and there will be a Christmas choir as well. The Christmas food feasts are held at the on-site restaurant The Beach Grill to the view of the Indian Ocean.
What’s On: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day by the Indian Ocean
Where: The Beach Grill Ritz Carlton/
When: December 24 6.30 pm- 10.30 pm and 25 December 11.30 am – 3.30 pm
Price: Dinner on Christmas Eve costs IDR 1.668.000 per person. Brunch on Christmas Day is 788.000 per person
Sunday’s Beach Club
Sunday’s Beach Club sits at the bottom of a high limestone cliff in Uluwatu and it is a great family hot spot! Swimming, sunbathing, kayaking, bonfires, a relaxed atmosphere and a delightful Christmas menu including roasted porchetta, BBQ pineapple, wood-roasted pumpkins, Sundays Christmas trifle and more. Sounds pretty fantastic!
What’s on? Christmas Day Lunch
Where: Sunday’s Beach Club
When: Christmas Day, 25 December 2019
Price: IDR 500.000 entrance fee (you get an IDR 350.000 credit to spend on food and drinks
NEW YEAR’s EVE IN BALI 2019
KU DE TA
KU DE TA will take you deep into the lush tropical rainforest of Bali this New Year’s Eve party. Mejekawi Restaurant at the top floor of KU DE TA serves up a delightful last meal in 2019 featuring wild tastes of the jungle served to you to the tranquil views and sounds of the Indian Ocean. Once the bubbles are out, Sandy Rivera brings out the party vibes and you can dance the night away until the first sunrise of 2020 – welcome!
What: NYE 2019 with Sandy Rivera
Where: KU DE TA Seminyak
When: New Year’s Eve 2019
Price: General Admission is IDR 900 000, Pre-sale tickets are IDR 750 000
This will be a blast! Per QX, Internet Slang, and special guest DJ Franky Rizardo will be on the decks. On the second beachfront stage, there’s Lady Flic and Nada. There will be fireworks- because let’s face it, it’s not New Year without a proper fireworks welcome, and at Woo Bar you can dance until the wee hours of the night, kissing the New Year good morning.
What’s on? New Year’s Eve
When: 31st December 2019 – 2020, 6 pm onwards
Where: W Bali – Seminyak
Price: IDR 800,000 per person (pre-sale) and IDR 1,000,000 (door price) including IDR 300,000 credit to spend on food & drinks.
Come in for a delightful 5-course New Year’s Eve dinner and a glittering beachfront New Year’s party with a DJ and fireworks at SugerSand Beach Club in Seminyak.
What: NYE party
Where: SugarSand Seminyak
When: 31st December
Price: IDR 800.000 for dinner & a glass of champagne for the countdown
Finn’s Beach Club
One of the biggest New Year’s parties on the island, Finn’s knows how to rock into the New Year! This beachfront venue has more than a handful of legends DJing the night away including big names in the electronic music scene such as Camelphat, Duke Dumont and Lost Frequencies. Last year, there were more than 12.000 people – it’ll be a big BIG party to welcome the new year with a bang! Do note, this is an 18+ party.
What’s on? The biggest new year’s party in Bali
Where: Finn’s Beach Club Canggu
When: 31st December 3 pm until the early hours of New Year’s Day January 1st 2020
Price: IDR 1.800.000 for general admission. IDR 3.000.000 for VIP tickets
Brought over from Ibiza to Bali, Cafe DelMar says goodbye to the last sunset of 2019 with a spectacular performance by David Morales, the man who mixed for great names such as Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey and many more. Next DJ is Dimitri from Paris, guiding us into the new year with glitter, firework and disco-vibes. Put on your best dancing shoes!
What’s on? NYE 2020
Where: Café Del Mar Canggu
When: New Year’s Eve 2019 from 3 pm till late.
Price: starts from IDR 600,000 per person
Prepare for a wild beachfront part at Desa Potato Head in Petitenget, Seminyak. Peggy Gou and DJ Harvey will make you boogie on the dancefloor all night. This beachfront venue is a very safe choice – the party never disappoints. It’ll be sensational!
What’s On? New Year’s Eve @ Potato Head
Where: Potato Head Seminyak/
When: December 31st 4.30 pm till late
Price: starts from IDR 1,500.000 per person for admission only. dinner packages are also available
Azul Beach Club
First, there will be a 5-course sharing-style dinner at this oceanfront venue on Legian Beach. Then, the tribal party (free entrance!) breaks loose with big DJs such as PerQX, and DJ Josh.
What’s on? tribal new years even party
Where: Azul Beach Club Legian
When: December 31st
Price: IDR 1.500.000 per person for dinner and party. Kids between 5 and 11 get 50% off.
Jungle Fish Swim Up Bar
Welcome 2020 in the jungle of Ubud and dance till the first-morning sunlight of the New Year at Jungle Fish Pool Bar in Ubud. The evening starts with a 6-course festive dinner, live music and entertainment. Then, the poolside party will kick off in the jungle and under the stars. It’ll be a magical spot to celebrate the end of the year!
What’s On? An Illuminating 2020
Where: Jungle Fish Pool Bar at Caplung Sebali in Ubud
When: 31st of December from 7 pm onwards
Prices: IDR 1050.000++ per person for dinner and party. Kids below 12 get a special price of IDR 525.000. Parrty only costs IDR 250.000++ inclusive of 1 cocktail
ABC Artotel Beach Club
The best option for families with kids! This beachfront New Year’s Eve party starts in the day with lounging by the poolside, swimming and jumping around on the bouncing castle. Stick around for a delightful New Year Dinner and finally, the countdown. The bouncing castle and more entertainment are going on all day and evening – families will have the time of their lives!
What’s on? Into the future
Where: Artotel ABC Beach Club
When: 31-st December 2019
Price: Dinner IDR 450.000. General admission is IDR 150.000 including 1 drink
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