Even though Indonesia is well-known as a country proud of its tradition that consist of numerous interesting indigenous rituals and specific customs, when it comes to the celebration of New Year’s Eve, this amazing country can compete with some of the most modern places on our planet.
Indonesian holidays offer is pretty wide and it absolutely can fulfill everyone’s expectations, with the large number of hotels, discos and restaurants that offer special programs that include some of the tastiest local and international meals, as well as different types of music, art performances and many other amusing contents. If you celebrate New Year’s Eve in Indonesia, you will realize that its main ingredients are spectacular fireworks and trumpets that will make your way into New Year a really unique and joyful experience.
Having in mind that the island of Bali is one of the most visited areas of Indonesia, with its large cultural and entertainment offer, you should not be surprised to read that this place is one of the leading areas chosen not only by tourists but also by local people who are looking for a spectacular countdown!
By now, we’re pretty sure that you’ve become seriously curious about where in Bali you could spend this special night, so we’ll recommend you some of the places in Indonesia well-known for their incredibly awesome holiday atmosphere!
The Party Corners of Bali
One of the most attractive New Year’s party destinations on the island of Bali is definitely the city of Kuta and its surrounding areas, located in the southern Bali. Below, we’ll present you some of the hottest party spots near Kuta.
This part of Kuta is the favorite place for numerous travelers, especially if they are lovers of clubbing. In this area, you’ll never be lonely. It is well-known for its open-air parties, such as those held on Double-Six beach, but it also offers some of the greatest nightclubs where from the party spreads onto streets as the time of countdown approaches.
For the lovers of festive atmosphere who are not really into clubbing, Seminyak is a perfect place, being the trendiest place of the island of Bali, and having on its territory a large number of bars and restaurants offering live music, fantastic food and comfortable holiday ambient in New Year’s Eve. Being not only touristic but also a residential area, Seminyak is not strictly focused on tourist expectations – it also provides the traditional atmosphere and interesting interaction of the local spirit and international influences. However, having in mind that in Seminyak you will be able to enjoy numerous high-end shopping centers, spas, restaurants and many other luxurious places, you should not be surprised to read that this place is one of the places with the highest prices in Indonesia.
If you are looking for a more traditional way of celebrating New Year’s Eve and trying to catch the real Indonesian spirit, then you should not miss spending this special night in Puputan Badung Square of Denpasar.
This fantastic park is located in the center of Denpasar and it is the main place of celebration for a large number of local people who are usually gathered in front of the statue named Catur Muka. The festive atmosphere of the countdown is enriched with a large number of stunning fireworks and friendly local people who will wish you a happy new year in Indonesian language (Selamat tahun baru!) as soon as the clock ticks midnight.
Earlier that day, in this Square, students of Denpasar and the religious leaders hold a special parade that is usually ended with a group prayer, so it won’t be bad if you come to the Square a bit earlier and enjoy this ceremony.