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Counting Down to 2019: Best New Year’s Eve Bashes in Bali

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From champagne extravaganzas to star-studded festivals, the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in Bali bring endless opportunities to ring in the new year in style.

What a better way to celebrate the last minutes of 2018 and a dawn of a new year than by knocking back some festive bubbles to the tunes of some of the world’s best musical talents on the Island of Gods. With numerous parties for everyone, this year’s celebrations are shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, promising to kick off the new year on exactly the right note.

1. Ulu Cliffhouse

As the sun sets on the last day of 2018, join the fellow partygoers at this year’s hottest newcomer on the Bali party scene – Ulu Cliffhouse in Uluwatu. Though barely a year old, this venue has already built up an impressive reputation as one of the heavyweights on the Bali party scene with the establishment’s upcoming NYE celebration promising to be the talk of the town. With beats by a line-up of international DJs and festive menu curated by a world-renowned chef, you will be sure to wine, dine and unwind in style amidst luxurious daybeds and clifftop dining tables overlooking the spectacular Balinese west coast views.

2. Sky Garden

A long-standing party destination, Sky Garden in the heart of Kuta certainly knows how to throw some of the biggest parties in Bali throughout the year, but it is its end-of-year bashes that attract the biggest international acts that elevate the Sky Garden NYE countdowns to a whole new level. This year’s NYE celebration promises to wrap up 2018 with an epic duo of legendary DJs – Dannic and Steve Aoki – who will get the crowd into celebratory mood on December 31st and January 1st. Bring your party shoes and dance until dawn as Sky Garden delivers on its promise of a truly unforgettable event befitting of its party destination reputation.

3. Omnia

Undoubtedly one of the most stunning venues in Bali, Omnia and its legendary infinity pool views have become synonymous with luxury and upscale entertainment on the island. This New Year’s Eve, raise a glass in style at this ultimate party destination in Uluwatu and marvel at the spectacular fireworks display against the panoramic ocean backdrop. Dance into the last night of 2018 to the beats of Omnia’s resident DJs and international DJ guests, including renowned Hakkasan Las Vegas resident DjRuckuz and Singapore’s DJ Victoria. The midnight moment will be a crescendo of love as Omnia delivers the ultimate midnight fireworks show over the Indian Ocean. Party into the early hours of the new year as the party kicks on until 2am.

4. W Bali

Steal the scene for the countdown to 2019 at the W Bali’s NYE countdown party. The annual event at one of the island’s most iconic destinations promises to be even bigger and better this year, bringing DJ Doorly and Olivia Dawn to take the partygoers into the night’s celebrations with stylish beats at the W’s Woobar. Start your evening right by satisfying your cravings with a delectable buffet spread at one the W’s chic restaurants – FIRE or Starfish Bloo – and cap off the night’s festivities with a breath-taking fireworks display over the Indian Ocean.

5. Finn’s Beach Club

Unveiling what is shaping up to be one of the biggest NYE parties in Bali, the island’s most popular beach club destination – Finn’s – is throwing a two-day music festival to see in the new year to the sounds of the world’s biggest DJs. An impressive line-up on day one includes Robert Sanchez, Robin Schultz and Martin Solveig among others, while day two is more of a family affair for all ages with an Australian rock band, The Rubens, Khalid, Clean Bandit and others heading the all-day roster of performers. VIP tickets to the event include additional perks like three hours of free flow drinks and bites and entry to Finn’s indoor nightclub.

Olha Romaniuk

05 Dec 2018, 10:00 AM

With an insatiable thirst for travel and love for architecture, Olha splits her time betweein working in an exhibition design firm and writing for renowned publications like Interior design, Design Anthology, Hospitality Design, Vanilla Luxury and Singapore Tatler Homes. Follow her adventures in Instagram.