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The season of champagne popping is upon us, and Bali’s New Year celebrations beckon folks from far and wide to its picturesque shores. Its oh so balmy tropical climate, relaxed island vibes, various party options, sunset cocktails and swanky night life form a perfect haven for families, romantics and partygoers to ring in a New Year.

On any given evening – and even more so during the festive season – Bali’s endless coastlines witness DJ’s dropping ambient beats with Bintangs being downed by the truckload in various superb watering holes on the island.

The friendly approach of the Indonesian people and Bali’s undeniable beauty account for the island being crowned South East Asia’s prime spot to revel in the festive season. It truly is the perfect destination to salute 2015 and celebrate in true Balinese panache.

…South East Asia’s prime spot to revel in the festive season.

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In a festive nutshell, Bali’s Kuta Beach is the prime locale for New Year’s Eve celebrations, with thousands of people enjoying the party atmosphere and buzz. Afternoon festivities and merry-making commence at Puputan Badung Square for the NYE Bali carnival and parade, followed by fireworks galore after the countdown.

Partying on New Years Eve, Bali at Cocoon Beach Club

The ideal climate to celebrate during the festive season

Bali generally experiences a warm climate, with year round temperatures averaging 27 degrees celsius. This makes the months of December and January an ideal travel time for those craving celebrations in tropical surrounds, where they can bask in warm weather.

Just remember this is also the rainy season, so you may experience a few afternoon downpours or a day or two of drizzle.

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Picturesque spots for less crowded, low-key celebrations

Worthy spots for less crowded, low key celebrations with absolute ambience can be experienced at Bedugul Botanical Garden and Jimbaran Bay.

If you choose to slip into a more relaxed New Year’s Eve, check out the quieter villages of blissful Ubud and Sanur. Why not catch the first sunrise of the year at Sanur Beach? It’s a must-do must-see!

Avoid a festive season letdown

Firstly, Christmas and New Year’s Eve fall during Bali’s peak tourist season, so you’ll need to get in fast to ensure you secure the right accommodation and location.

On the actual night of New Year’s Eve, roads in popular party spots – in particular Kuta, Legian and Seminyak – are super congested, with traffic coming to an absolute standstill.

Forget about being over ambitious by party-hopping from Seminyak to Kuta; keep it simple and avoid an “en-why-ee” letdown that sees you spending the final seconds of 2014 in a cab. It’s strongly advised to find accommodation that’s within walking distance from your chosen party location.

Relish in the glitz and glam: Prime party hotspots!

If you choose to relish in the glitz and glam of Balinese nightlife and party till the wee hours, you will be spoilt for choice.

From canapés to fancy dress and DJs dropping pulsating beats, prime festive hangouts dripping in party vibes include; Potato Head Beach Club, Cocoon Beach Club, Mozaic Beach Club, the W lounge, Double-Six Rooftop and the newest underground addition to Bali, Warehouse82.

Extravagant affairs that include dining, free flow booze and partying can be had at swanky establishments like Merah Putih and Karma Kandara.

Relish in the glitz and glam at Bali's NYE parties.

Unleash your wild at Potato Head Beach Club

The famed Potato Head Beach Club will throw their annual extravaganza on New Year’s Eve, with beats, bliss and banging coctktails celebrating the last day of the year in style, and with World class international acts to boot.

On the decks, London’s house music favourite, Phat Phil Cooper and Potato Head’s head resident DJs, Lady Flic and LBS will make sure you have a wild time partying away into 2015.

Dress to impress in jungle as Potato Head hosts an ‘animal’ themed costume party; get WILD for 2015!

Potato Head Beach Club, Bali.

General admission will cost $120 per person, while $350 gets you a VIP pass with access to the exclusive VIP room and club terrace. This includes free flowing beer, wine and premium spirits from 10pm to 1am, champagne at midnight and delicious complimentary canapés throughout the night.

If you arrive before 10pm, you receive one complimentary Potato Head cocktail creation.

The Party Rundown:
Dress Code: Animal
DJs: Lady Flic, Phat Phil Cooper, LBS
General Admission: $120.00
VIP Admission: $350.00
Bar deck package: $1500.00
The 2015 package: $2015.00

Hit up Potato Head for more details and bookings at tickets@ptthead.com
or table.enquiries@ptthead.com.

Purchase tickets at:
www.ticketbase.com/events/new-years-eve

Potato Head Beach Club NYE 2014 poster

Asia’s very own Hedkandi at Cocoon Beach Club

Want to welcome in the New Year with a lavish affair and evening to remember at Cocoon’s NYE party? HedKandi, the most stylish name in house music, presents DJ Chris Frater playing exclusively at Cocoon along with some of the island’s local talent.

There will be entertainment galore from acrobats and stilt walkers to fire dancers and a pyrotechnics show brought to revellers at the stroke of midnight. The evenings festivities start at 7pm and you can party until 3am, 2015.

Tickets are available for dinner, VIP seating with full bottle service or general admission.

Cocoon Beach Club, Bali

The Party Rundown:
Dress Code: Be party-ready and classy
DJs: Chris Frater and local talents spinning
Dinner price: 1,200K (including three-course meal and entry to party)
VIP Admission: 7,500K (including cabana, daybed and sofas, as well as entry for six people and a bottle of basic spirits plus all mixers.
Pre sale party tickets: 500K
Purchase tickets on the door: 600K

Hit up Cocoon Beach Club for details. Bookings can be made at nye2014@cocoon-beach.com.

Cocoon Beach Club, day party

Cocoon Beach Club, day party

 

Hedkandi at Cocoon Beach Club NYE 2014 poster

NYE dining and free masquerade party at Mozaic Beach Club

Mozaic Beach Club offers two options under one roof. The first offer is a six course degustation menu designed by Chef James Ephraim and complete with wine pairing. For a more relaxed and casual dining experience, The Beach Lounge offers a tapas style a la carte menu.

For post dinner celebrations, The Pool Lounge will host a free masquerade party with tunes from DJ Ari, Rob Venables and DJ Glynn Tandy. There will be drink specials throughout the night, a great way to party in the same location and countdown the New Year.

Mozaic Beach Club rooftop views

The Party Rundown:
Dress code: Masquerade party attire
DJs: DJ Ari and Rob Venables and DJ Glynn Tandy
Degustation six course dinner: Rp 1,600,000+ Wine pairing, Rp 650,000+
Reservations recommended.
Free entry: to Masquerade party only

Hit up Mozaic Beach Club for more details and enquire for bookings at: info@mozaic-beachclub.com

Mozaic Beach Club masquerade NYE 2014 party poster

Glam it up and slip into a gorgeous New Year’s Eve at the W Lounge

It’s all glitz and glam at the exclusive W Lounge for #ShimmerUnfiltered at W Retreat & Spa, Seminyak. Bring in the New Year with exotic cocktails, tasty cuisine and an array of entertainment in an idyllic settings.

There will be non-stop tunes with a great sound system to boot for all your partying needs. From 4pm until 4am, enjoy the DJ’s on the party line-up, which include Rae (Defected/UK) with Nanda, Danny Fry and Hugo Marti.

W Retreat and Spa, Bali - view from beach

W Retreat and Spa, Bali.

The Party Rundown:
Dress Code: Fabulous and glam! Resort smart casual.
No open toe shoes for males or casual wear like singlets and sportswear.
A strict dress code applies for this event.
DJs: Rae (Defected), Nanda, Hugo Marti, Danny Fry
Pre sale party tickets: 750 K net
Retreat access: 1 mio net

Hit up W Lounge at the W Retreat for more details. For NYE event bookings contact: b&f.wbali@whotels.com

W Bali presents #shimmerunfiltered NYE 2014 poster

The Free Love NYE party with Mantra x Warehouse82

An epic and free pre-party on NYE brought to you by Warehouse82, as a lead-up to their mini festival: Cosa Nostra, commencing January 1, 2015

Warehouse82 brings out the best of Bali’s underground club scene. It’s brand spanking new, right in the throws of Southeast Asia in a left of centre club.

A total hipsterhood, with skinny jeans, sneakers, 90s fashion and quirky arty types hanging out in casual and cool warehouse scene, embracing tunes from grime to twitch hop, garage and dirty electro.

Be sure to roll into their free New Year’s Eve bash and keep an eye on their impressive international acts in the upcoming months.

warehouse82-nyd-in-bali-new

The Party Rundown:
DJs: SammytheBullet, Steezie Wonder, Dirty South Joe (Mad Decent)
Free entry!
Hit up Warehouse82 at info@thewarehouse82.com for more details.

nye 82cartel party at warehouse82 in bali

An extravagant affair can be enjoyed at these swanky establishments…

Merah Putih dining, Bali

Merah Putih’s NYE dinner, free flow and entertainment

Celebrate the most Indonesian NYE affair at the extravagant Merah Putih. The six course Indonesian sharing menu also offers free flow beer, wine, spirits and cocktails for guests, with DJs spinning party tunes ’til late. One of the most exceptional NYE party deals in Bali!

The Party Rundown:
Dress code: Smart
DJs: Guest DJs (lineup TBC)
Dinner (sharing menu including free flow alcohol): $160.00
Reservations required.

Hit up Merah Putih for bookings. For more details contact: info@merahputihbali.com

Merah Putih NYE 2014 poster

Karma Beach Club’s NYE dinner and masquerade ball

The luxe surrounds of Karma Kandara promise a night of canapés, great guest DJs (lineup TBC), burlesque entertainers and a Cirque Du Soleil style performance, Allegria show.

Enjoy a one hour cocktail party, followed by an exquisite five course dinner and the midnight countdown at an after party in paradise – down at Karma Beach with fireworks and much more. The evening commences at 7pm and concludes at 12.30am.

Karma Kandara Resort hill-top views

Karma Beach fireworks, Bali

The Party Rundown:
Dress code: Masquerade glam
DJs: Guest DJs (lineup TBC)
Dinner and drinks: One hour cocktail party and canapés, followed by a five course dinner for $300.00 USD per head. Children under 12 years join for $150.00 USD.

Hit up Karma Beach Club for bookings and for more details contact: res@karmakandara.com
Reservations required.

Karma Kandara NYE 2014 poster

Day parties and more celebrations from January 1, 2015…

New Years Day Party. Image via Cocoon Beach Club

One hell of a two day party at Cosa Nostra Festival x Warehouse82

The Cosa Nostra Fest in Bali promises one hell of a two day party with some banging international acts featuring Brooklyn DJ and producer, Bauuer from “Harlem Shake” fame, Aussie act, Bag Raiders plus GG Magree, Dirty South Joe, Sammythebullet, Steezie Wonder, Kusasi & many more…

Club nights at venue Warehouse82

The Festival Rundown:
The Festival Rundown:
Day 1 DJ line-up: Bauuer, Kusasi, Sammythebullet, Fleximus,
Ticket price: $30.00
Day 2 DJ line-up: Bag Raiders, LBS, Sammythebullet
Ticket Price: $30.00
All access early bird price: $40.00 (limited)
All access ticket price: $50.00
Table Promos available upon request at: 82thewarehouse@gmail.com

Hit up Warehouse82 for tickets at: www.warehouse82.ticketbud.com

Costra Nostra Festival, January 1 + 2 NYD party poster

Dance Party with international DJs at Double-Six Rooftop

Double-Six rooftop kicks off the New Year’s Day partying at 2pm with a host of international DJ acts featured on the their festive line-up!

DJ’s Sasha, French house DJ Sébastien Léger and Darren Emerson will be gracing the decks in luxurious surrounds on the exquisite beachfront location. Nothing like a rooftop party to celebrate the New Year!

The Party Rundown:
DJs: Sasha, Sébastien Léger and Darren Emerson
Pre sale Tickets in December: IDR 400 K
Tickets sales available at Double-Six luxury hotel, Double-Six beach, Seminyak, Bali
Purchase tickets on the door for: IDR 500K

Hit up Double-Six for more details. Bookings can be made via: reservations@doublesixrooftop.com

Double-Six Rooftop NYD 2015 party poster

 In the season of excess…

…enjoy the most happening Bali hotspots and raise your glasses for a tropical and joyous Balinese New Year!

New Years Day cocktails (Karma Beach Club)

Header image: NYE Bali celebrations at W Lounge. Image via W Retreat and Spa, Bali.