The year is almost over, and you have two weeks left to check off your Bali Bucket List. Why don’t you plan an unusual escape this December and avoid the New Year’s famous traffic.
- VISIT DENPASAR FESTIVAL
This year marks the 9th year of the Denpasar Festival. Without any doubt the government are optimistic more than 50.000 people will take part in this New Year’s Celebration. If you want to see how the locals do it, go visit the Catur Muka area nearby the Gajah Mada street. There will be local businesses exhibition, parade, art performance, fashion show and lots of food. The Great Sale held by the shops around Gajah Mada street is also something to look forward to.
- TRADITIONAL CELEBRATION OF TUMPEK WAYANG
On the last day of 2016, all villages in Bali will held the Tumpek Wayang ceremony which is also known as Art Day. The Balinese believe that this is the birthday of all musical and artistic instruments, such as gender, gong, barong, wayang and many more. So on this day, they will put out all the musical instruments and start the celebration.
- PARTY AT LEMBONGAN
If you haven’t visited the neighboring island of Bali, now’s your chance. Lembongan Beach Club is hosting the Hawaiian Beach Party. For only IDR 850.000 net/pax, you will get free welcome drink, BBQ buffet dinner, free flow cocktail and beverages and entertainment throughout the night from acoustic band, fire dance and live DJ. For a more serene experience, join their Sunset Cruise from 5-7 PM with additional IDR 390.000 net/pax. It is the last Sunset of 2016, so let’s enjoy it in style!
- SAIL AWAY TO GILI TRAWANGAN
Say goodbye to 2016 on an epic party adventure! The Jiggy Boat Party Gili and Drunken Monkeyz Bali are joining forces to host an epic New Year’s adventure. You start off by getting on the party boat from Benoa and land in Gili Trawangan where you will continue the party at Jiggy Bar. Champagne Showers, games, drink specials & prize giveaways throughout the whole day. Ticket price starts at IDR 750.000 per person.
- AMED GETAWAY
Who says Amed can’t party hard? On a typical day, people visit Amed to escape the crowd. Amed is a string of smaller villages located 10-km long in the Karangasem province. It’s going to take some time to get there, but once you’re there you can enjoy their pristine beaches, taste their famous Amed salt, and party at The Griya. You can enjoy Buy 1 get 1 free promo at the Roof Top Lounge. Afterwards, the Bali Gypsy Fire will entertain you while dinner is served. The night ends with entertainment from live DJ and fireworks display. Then you can start the first day of 2017 in one of the most beautiful places in Bali.
- GLAMPING IN MENJANGAN
Another part of the island than you can explore as the year comes to an end is Menjangan island. It’s a three hours ride from Denpasar, all the way in Northwest Bali. But once you’re there, it’s all worth it. Come and stay at the newly opened The Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Beach Camp and Dive Center. It’s the perfect spot to relax and really enjoy the passing of 2016. They have safari-style tented rooms and villas for the ultimate glamping experience. You can snorkel, dive, go mountain biking, kayaking, bird-watching or horse-riding in the 16 hectares area that this hotel is build on. What an adventure.
- BE A PIRATE IN KLUNGKUNG
Travel to the East of Bali, follow the black sand beach and find a gorgeous new hotel in the Klungkung area: Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort, Bali. Enjoy your most memorable time this year with your family and friends in the serenity, next to the ocean bliss. For New Year, celebrate at Jivva Beach Club where they will host an amazing gala dinner and pirates themed party for only IDR 600k net / person (adult) and IDR 300k net / person (child). The night will be spectacular with entertainments, such as DJ Performance, Live Music, Balinese Dance, and Firework!