Come New Year’s Eve, Bali becomes even more of a playground of fun and fashionable parties where you can indulge in gourmet meals, down a creative cocktail or ten, groove to great music, and enjoy the revelry with beautiful people from around the world. If you’re stuck on where to go to finish off the year on a high note, take a look at our picks for the best NYE parties around the island.
Hedkandi @ Cocoon Beach Club – Seminyak
If it’s high-energy New Year’s Eve shenanigans you’re looking for, look no further than Cocoon Night Club. This year they are flying in Hedkandi and DJ Chris Frater as headliners, with some of Bali’s best Djs hitting up the decks before and after. You can also get your fill of eye candy from the house dancers, acrobats and stilt walkers.
Ubud’s Ultimate NYE Party @ CP Tapas Bar & Lounge – Ubud
It should come as no surprise that Ubud’s only late night dancing, drinking and dining spot is throwing the biggest party in town on December 31st. The party kicks off around 7pm when live bands take the stage for some rock, blues and reggae jams. After that DJs will throw down supersonic beats while the bar pumps out cool cocktails, beers and bubbly.
Seaside Soirée @ Finn’s Beach Club – Uluwatu
Sip, sup and schmooze on the sand at Finn’s Beach Club this New Year’s Eve, with smooth rock rhythms from Aussie native Athron McCann and funky beats by DJ Buche. Go for the Cocktail Party and you will be treated to a welcome cocktail on arrival, delicious dinner selections, and a champagne toast at midnight. There is also a Drinks Package that includes free-flow specialty cocktails, beer, wine, Prosecco, sangria and soft drinks from 8pm to 1am.
Black & White Masquerade Party @ Ku De Ta – Seminyak
Ku De Ta is renowned for their legendary theme parties that always manage to spill out from the beach club, onto the lawn and down to the sand. On New Year’s Eve the theme will be elegant black and white attire, and there will be a 3-course meal on offer, fireworks at midnight, and live performances by Freemasons, The Loco Heroes, and BtK.
Wonderland @ The Mansion – Ubud
It’s all about the music on New Year’s Eve at The Mansion, as they will have one indoor and one outdoor sound stage and not one, not two, but 12 electrifying DJ sets. The energy will also be at an all-time high with video art, installations, fireworks, and special drinks and snacks all night long. To sweeten the deal, they are also offering free shuttles from Ubud central that will run to 4am.
Masquerade Party @ Mozaic Beach Club – Seminyak
Count down the clock in style at Mozaic Beach Club, where guest will be dressed to the nines and donning all manner of masks for the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party. Rhythms will be provided by DJ Ari, DJ Glynn Tandy and DJ Rob Venables, and there will be stellar specials on food and drinks in their air conditioned bar and lounge. And the best part is entry is free all night long.
Peace, Love, Music @ Nikki Beach Bali – Nusa Dua
Bali’s newest beach club is offering a blast from the past at their 60s themed New Year’s Eve party aptly named Peace Love, Music. Start the evening with a divine 4-course dinner for two accompanied by a bottle of Taittinger champagne, and continue on with ultra groovy beats next to the pool and under the stars.
Jungle Jiving @ Potato Head Beach Club – Seminyak
Things are going to get pretty wild at Potato Head Beach Club on the last night of the year at their jungle themed NYE party with an animal dress code. And as always, they are bringing in international class act DJs like DJ Lady Flic, LBS and Phat Phil Cooper to get the party moving. You can bet the drinks will be flowing, the dance floor will be heaving, and the good times will go on until well after the clock has struck midnight.
Shine On @ W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
With a scenic seaside setting, ultra-modern decor, cutting edge cocktails and a DJ lineup that includes world-class talents like Nanda, Hugo Marti, Danny Fry and Rae, you can be sure the New Year’s Eve throwdown at the W Lounge will be one to remember. Start off with a decadent meal at either Fire or Starfish Bloo, before heading to the lounge for an electrifying evening of non-stop beats.