Nightlife

New Year Eve for Happy Ending

Bali island is one of the best choices to end your 2016 the way you like. Whether you are looking to share the evening with your loved ones privately or share it with the rest of the world, Bali offers you plenty of choices; partying on a boat, climbing a volcano, busy fancy club or hidden village – whatever suits your fantasy. Best of all? It is warm and you can spend all night outside!

Celebrate with locals — Denpasar
Puputan Badung Square, which is actually a park, is located just near the biggest market of Bali, Pasar Badung, right in the center of Denpasar city and for this special night, it gets crowded as hundred of locals gath- er around the Catur Muka statue until the countdown leading to midnight starts. Then it is time to enjoy spectacular fireworks.

Spectacular shows — Ubud
The centre of Ubud becomes the heart of the festivities with live music, traditional dances and gamelan performances and the usual shows and demos that make the city so at- tractive are only getting more spectacular on this special day. There is no usual party crowd.

For party goers — Seminyak & Legian
Clubs, hype restaurants and bars are located in this area and on New Year’s Eve the whole zone from Kuta to Kerobokan becomes the place to be for party people. But try to come here as early as possible since the roads are shut for the vehicles from the afternoon hours.

For couples and families — Canggu & Jimbaran
Jimbaran beach is a great option for couples or families for dining with your feet dug in the sand, enjoying your grilled fish with a view of the fireworks launched from Kuta.

In the surfers’ favourite spot of Canggu Echo Beach, they will enjoy a superb point of view over the pyrotechnic displays illuminating the sky of Bali while tasting a great selection of local and western food.

Place for all tastes — Sanur
Beautiful sea front promenade gets crowded as tourists and locals meet on the beach to see amazing fireworks popping up in the sky all night.

There are also traditional performances featuring dance, masks and gamelan. Many bars and restaurants are also holding special events on that night, yet you can choose to stay on the beach until the first sunlight of 2017 appears on the horizon.■

Bali Pocket Magazine