Hair of the Dog? These boozy brunches and beachside happenings have got you covered - the best places to spend New Year's Day 2024 in Bali!
Think the celebrations are over once the clock strikes midnight? Think again. New Year’s Day in Bali is an all-out Champagne-popping celebration in itself, raising a glass in true island style to 2024! This year, New Year’s Day in Bali is set to have an entire lineup of recovery brunches and beachside happenings to make 1st January 2024 the best new day of the year! Whether you want to disco dance your way into 2024, or you’re in need of a few Bloody Mary’s to shake off the New Year’s Eve celebrations, here’s where Bali’s hair of the dog events are going down on New Year’s Day.
NEW YEAR’S DAY IN BALI: Where to spend January 1st 2024
Special events & thing to do to help cure the hangover!
Psst – Bali’s New Year’s Day events are still being finalised, so here’s a peek as what happened last year!
1. Local seafood lunch at Ijen
Dive into Desa Potato Head’s beachfront pool before settling in to a local set-menu seafood lunch at Ijen. Think whole lobster, fresh oysters, citrus clams and grilled prawns served cold or cooked over a wood fire with farm-fresh vegetables. Every dish is served family-style to share, all with the option to add-on endless pours of Champagne. Finish your lunch off with a sweet treat for dessert – the Burnt Mango with charred milk ice cream, tapioca and kaffir lime.
When: 1st January, 12pm – 3pm
Where: Ijen at Desa Potato Head – Jl Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak.
Price: IDR 850,000++ per person for the set menu, or IDR 1,900,000++ with free-flow Champagne.
2. Recovery Brunch at Daily Social
Spend the first day of 2023 by feasting with friends and families over great food and buzzing vibes. At Daily Social’s Recovery Brunch, you can graze your way through the scrummy buffet, which features six interactive hubs, showcasing the best of local and international cuisines. Think Jimbaran-style seafood, freshly prepared oysters, sushi and sashimi, roast beef, Balinese pork, Peking duck, desserts and more – all served overlooking Kuta Beach!
When: 1st January, 12pm – 3pm.
Where: Daily Social at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort – Jl Pantai Kuta, Kuta.
Price: IDR 550,000++ per person for unlimited food and free-flow non-alcoholic beverages (IDR 275,000++ per child below 11 years-old). Add on IDR 350,000++ per person to enjoy free-flow local beer, add IDR 550,000++ per person for free-flow selected wines, cocktails, and beers, or add IDR 750,000++ per person for sparkling and premium wines.
3. New Beginnings Brunch at Seasalt
Enjoy your first brunch of 2023 with Seasalt’s special New Beginnings Brunch, chilling out beside the seaside with the sound of the waves, an ocean breeze and lovely live music. An unlimited-to-order Japanese-inspired feast will be dished up both buffet-style and a la carte. You can also tuck into fresh pickings from the seafood bar, where you can graze on oysters and chilled prawns to your tummy’s content. And once brunch comes to a close? Head over to the Beach Bar where live music, cocktails and the oceanfront pool will help you raise a glass to the first sunset of 2023.
When: 1st January, 12pm – 4pm for brunch at Seasalt. From 6pm for sunset at the Beach Bar.
Where: Seasalt at Alila Seminyak – Jl Taman Ganesha No.9, Petitenget, Seminyak.
Price: IDR 685,000++ per person for brunch at Seasalt. Free entry to the Beach Bar.
4. New Year’s Day Super Brunch at W Bali – Seminyak
Designed to get you back on your dancing feet, W Bali – Seminyak is putting on a very special New Year’s Day Super Brunch at its iconic beachfront destination, Starfish Bloo. Expect all of Starfish Bloo’s brunch staples and signature Pan-Asian fare, including live stations and the option to pair your feast with free-flow bubbles. After brunch, head to the poolside for the Wet Deck Pool Party for recovery beats by the beach. Now that’s how you kick off New Year’s Day in style!
When: 1st January, 12pm – 4pm for the Super Brunch, and 4pm – 9pm for the Wet Deck Pool Party.
Where: W Bali – Seminyak – Jl Petitenget, Seminyak.
Price: IDR 750,000 per person for brunch and free-flow soft drinks, or IDR 1,400,000 for the bubbles package. Free entry to the Wet Deck Pool Party.
5. BBQ on the beach at Sundays Beach Club
There’s no better hangover cure than sun, sand and sea, and at Sundays Beach Club, their recovery day also comes with a retro soundtrack from a vinyl DJ, interspersed with soothing saxophone tunes too. There’ll also be a choice of a meaty BBQ platter for two (with sausages, striploin, lamb, pasta and sides) or a seafood BBQ platter for two with octopus, prawns, calamari, mahi mahi and so much more. You can turn up and chill out on the sand, or go big with a VIP Bungalow or VIP Sunbed booking.
When: 1st January, 10am – 8pm.
Where: Sundays Beach Club – Jl Pantai Sel. Gau Banjar Wijaya Kusuma – Ungasan.
Price: The BBQ Platter is IDR 900,000++ per couple, while the BBQ Seafood Platter is IDR 1,100,000++ per couple. General admission (no bookings) is IDR 500,000 for adults including IDR 300,000 F&B credit, or IDR 300,000 for kids including IDR 200,000 F&B credit. VIP Bungalows are IDR 10,000,000 for up to six people, including entrance, welcome drinks, a fruit platter, bottle of sparkling wine, IDR 5,000,000 F&B credit, butler service and private shower facilities. VIP Sunbeds are IDR 750,000 per person including entrance, a private VIP bar and VIP amenities, a welcome coconut, an exclusive sundeck and bar, and IDR 550,000 F&B credit.
6. New Year’s Day 2023 Block Party at Da Maria
If you’re not ready to end the party at midnight, you’ll want to head to Da Maria on New Year’s Day. Get ready for the collaboration of all collaborations – a medley from three of its weekly party platforms (528HZ, METTO and INNO) spread across three areas, to give you one helluva lively block party to welcome the new year. Expect seven hours of unlimited food and drinks (special canapés and wood-fired pizzas from Chef Lorenzo!), with a lineup of Bali’s beloved DJs and special guests. Sip on Da Maria’s signature NYD cocktails, curated by the world-renowned mixologist Denny Bakiev.
When: 1st January, from 3pm.
Where: Da Maria – Jl Petitenget No. 170, Kerobokan.
Price: IDR 2,500,000 per person.
7. New Year’s Day spa sessions at Padma Resort Ubud
To get you back on your dancing feet after the New Year’s Eve celebrations, head to Padma Resort Ubud for an extra special spa treatment. Throughout the festive season, there’ll be special offers and spa packages too, and we can’t think of a better day than the first day of 2023 to try them all. Head over to The Spa at Padma Resort Ubud and try the “A Festivity Refreshment” package, which features a warm oil massage, a chocolate scrub, a chocolate mask, and a choice of either a warm milk or wine bath! Or, treat yourself to a 60-minute herbal massage, Padma signature facial, and a choice of hand or toes nail polish, all part of the Christmas Detox package. Bliss!
When: 1st January, 9am – 9pm.
Where: Padma Resort Ubud – Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu Payangan, Ubud.
Price: IDR 1,650,000+ per person for the A Festivity Refreshment package with wine bath, or IDR 1,450,000+ with milk a bath. Or, IDR 1,350,000+ per person for the Christmas Detox.
8. New Year’s Day Brunch at Hyatt Regency Bali
Start the New Year with a beachfront brunch, a calming ocean breeze and live acoustic music at Pizzaria in Sanur. The brunch is a family affair, with plenty of options for sharing, like hot and cold antipasti, charcuterie boards and pizzas. You’ll want to make your way to the carving station for a special roast, and taste the bounty of grilled Jimbaran-style seafood. There’ll also be Italian and Asian comfort food to help you recover from last night’s festivities. Got a sweet tooth? The dessert station is worth the trip, with a selection of cakes, macaroons and even fresh gelato and sherbet.
When: 1st January, 12pm – 3pm.
Where: Pizzaria at Hyatt Regency Bali – Jl Danau Tamblingan No. 89, Sanur.
Price: IDR 450,000++ per adult with non-alcoholic beverages, and IDR 950,000++ per adult with free-flow alcoholic drinks. Children aged six to 12 years dine for half the price, while children six years and under dine for free.
9. Prego New Year’s Day Brunch at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
Let the New Year’s celebration continue on New Year’s Day with a family-friendly brunch at Prego. Chef Salvatore Catania and his team will be dishing up a superb, authentic Italian spread with all the trimmings. Think comforting pastas and hearty pizzas, alongside other Nonna favourites. You’ll want to save some room for the dessert station, because the selection here is set to be a real treat!
When: 1st January, 12pm – 4pm.
Where: Prego at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali – Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, ITDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua
Price: IDR 550,000++ per adult and IDR 275,000++ per child.
10. Brunch & lunch at The Apurva Kempinski Bali
If there’s one thing we need to cure the NYE hangover, it’s food! Lucky for us, The Apurva Kempinski Bali has no shortage of feast. Start the year with a tropical vacay staple: a seafood buffet on the beach. On New Year’s Day 2023, the resort’s Reef Beach Club invites you to an all-you-can-eat BBQ brunch by the sea. Spend the laid-back day grazing on the ocean’s finest bounty as you listen to the live DJ performance, while the kids are occupied by the special activities. If you’re looking for a more intimate fare, the resort’s Koral Restaurant (Bali’s first aquarium restaurant!) will be welcoming you with a festive menu alongside its regular menus. There’s always a feast for everyone here!
When: 1st January, from 12pm.
Where: Reef Beach Club and Koral Restaurant at The Apurva Kempinski Bali – Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua.
Price: All You Can Eat BBQ Brunch by The Sea at Reef Beach Club starts from IDR 600,000++ per person. New Year’s Day Lunch at Koral Restaurant starts from IDR 1,050,000++ per adult and IDR 550,000++ per child (six to 12 years old).