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A Festive Time in Bali

Archipelago Diaries | 28 November 2017

As the year comes to an end, you must be thinking about your Christmas and New Year’s holiday. We all know that Bali is just a quick flight away and has always been the chosen getaway during the festive season for those of us living in the busy city. If you haven’t yet decided where to go, these end-of-year Christmas, New Year’s parties and stay promotions from Bali’s top hotels and resorts may just convince you.

The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali
Anvaya is Kuta’s newest addition and this welcoming beachfront resort invites families, couples and well, anyone, to enjoy the gentle breezes that blow in from the Indian Ocean. On Christmas Day, enjoy a playful acoustic band and Christmas carols whilst digging into a 5-Course Set Menu at the beachside Sands Restaurant, only IDR 499,000++ person.

Bring in 2018 with views of the ocean at the New Years Eve Dinner party at Sands Restaurant. The restaurants promises a fun night with a live magician and an acoustic band that will accompany an international buffet dinner for only IDR 850,000++. Otherwise, at Kunyit Restaurant, it’s the flavours of Indonesia that will entice, featuring a magnificent Balinese Dance performance during the a la carte or mini buffet dinner.

Jalan Kartika, Tuban, Kuta
+62 361 751267

Mulled wine under twinkling fairy lights, plump turkey with lashings of cranberry sauce, buttery mince pies as well as homemade cream, and carols sung on the baby grand piano. This is Christmas at Jemme, and they will be on hand to host your Christmas from the 10th of December.

Jemme’s Christmas roasts have been the talk of the town for years here in Bali, offering a spread that reminds one of home! Roast turkey with all the trimmings in the elegantly cosy space of Jemme Dining. An incredibly popular experience so don’t hesitate to book your Christmas lunch or dinner at Jemme.

Jalan Petitenget 28, Seminyak
+62 361 4732392

The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas
To feel the magic of Christmas and the celebration of New Year, The Mulia Bali will serve festive brunches and dinners as well as a countdown celebration. During Christmas and New Year’s The Café opens up its elaborate international buffet for a festive feast; enjoy a stunning display of culinary artistry from the chefs with the Japanese delights of Edogin’s Teppanyaki Buffet; or for those after Chinese flavours, the resorts Table8 is serving up its authentic spread as well.

The beachfront favourite Soleil will present its  immaculate Mediterranean brunch for Christmas Day, a favourite on the island, whilst on New Year’s day will offer brunch for lunch and 7-course set dinner in the evening. For New Year’s Eve, the resort’s ZJ’s Bar & Lounge is always host to one of the island’s biggest parties, inviting Guest DJs or artists for a night to remember – the only way to welcome 2018.

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua
+62 361 3017777

Karma Kandara
The Karma Group will celebrate this year’s Christmas season with ‘12 Days of Karma’, a unique programme of holiday-related experiences starting from December 23rd to January 3rd with a distinctly cosmopolitan spirit, ushering a uniquely Karma Yuletide tradition.

The ’12 Days of Karma’ are a celebration of the Christmas spirit and the good life. A different party every single day at Karma Beach Club in Uluwatu, 12 specialty cocktails released over the celebration period, daily themed activities for the kids, different spa specials and dinners at the award-winning Di-Mare Restaurant. Don’t miss 12 days of excitement, enjoyment and festivities at Karma Kandara.

Jalan Uluwatu I
+62 361 762131

Four Seasons Resorts Bali
Four Seasons Resorts Bali invites you to embrace the island’s niskala (unseen) energy with a dove release, psychic reading, sacred jewellery-making or an afternoon nap suspended in a silk cocoon. At Four Seasons Sayan, Ubud, their wellness mentor will lead an inspiring array of activities for guests to transition from 2017 to 2018 with optimism and enthusiasm.

This includes Rudraksha jewellery-making, Ceremony of Peace with dove release, and Sacred Nap suspending you in mid-air in a silk cocoon. At Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay, take time for introspection with a Sixth Sense reading by a renowned psychic on 28th December to 6 January. Between 20th December and 10th January, you can signup for a makeover by a talented New York celebrity hair stylist. Enjoy a complimentary 4th night free with the Stay Longer promotion over this festive period. The NYE countdown at Sundara offers you a 5-course Modern Asian menu and live Latin music with fireworks along Bali’s famous Jimbaran coastline, only at IDR 2,900,000++ per person.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Ubud
+62 361 701010

Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Christmas Is Rockin’ To Town! Raise the bar this Christmas with your loved ones and rock your holiday at the coolest venue in Bali. Enjoy a family getaway and the festive culinary delight with this special Jingle Bell Rock Package. Room rate includes a complimentary Christmas Buffet Dinner for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old when you stay on the 24th or the 25th of December, daily breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children at Starz Diner or Rock Royalty (for Deluxe Premium Pool Access & Suite levels only).

If you plan to spend New Year’s Eve at Hard Rock Hotel Bali, the rate includes New Year’s dinner & countdown party for 2 Adults when you stay on the 31st of December, daily breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children at Starz Diner or Rock Royalty (for Deluxe Premium Pool Access & Suite levels only). As an in-house guest, you are also entitled for special treatments. Please contact them for detailed info on the above and Christmas Buffet Dinner promotions.

Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
+62 361 761869