December is a busy month, and there are some awesome things happening on the island this festive season, from helicopter rides, new chefs, and the launch of Saturday sundown sessions!
Tis’ the season to be jolly and that is true for Bali – there is so much happening on the island this month! Fancy riding in a helicopter in search of uncrowded waves to surf? Or perhaps you are just looking for a new spot for weekend sundowners? Check out our picks of the best new things happening in Bali this month.
New Kid on the Block: The Slow
Opening on 14th December is The Slow – a multifaceted island stay incorporating boutique accommodation, all-day dining and drinks, art, local culture, and interactive retail, set in the heart of trendy Canggu. We can’t wait to check out the awesome property design, not to mention the art work, and of course try the ever-changing menu, curated by chef Shannon Moran.
The Slow, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong 97, Canggu, p.+62 (0)811 389 3282.
Saturday Sundowners: Upbeat Sky
Hello sundowner session! Yup, The Mulia in Nusa Dua have launched their new Saturday evening sundown session at SKY Bar and it’s got your name on it! From 5-7pm you are invited to sit beachside and make your way through their 5 new signature cocktails, including Snake fruit Martini and BoRa-BoRa, whilst listening to the DJ’s awesome beats.
The Mulia, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 (0)361 302 7777.
Christmas Treat: John Hardy
Ever wondered what goes on at one of Bali’s most renowned and internationally recognised jewellers? Well, now is your chance to see! You are invited to have a snoop around their Ubud Workshop & Showroom, near Ubud, where you can watch the handcraftsmanship take place, followed by a Bali-inspired Christmas lunch served beneath majestic banyan tree.
For more information, or to book, contact John Hardy, p. +62 (0)361 469 888.
Fly & Surf: Asia’s First Heli-Surfing Tours
Like surfing, but tired of crowded waves? We have just the answer! The fabulous Four Seasons Resort Bali have launched Asia’s first Heli-Surfing tour which promise the ride of a lifetime both in the air and on the waves. Exclusively available to guests of Four Seasons Resorts Bali, you will embark on a helicopter day-trip to the legendary Grajagan on neighbouring Java island for the ultimate surf adventure!
For more information or to book, contact Tropicsurf, p.+62 (0)754 554 129.
Hot Chef Alert: Starfish Bloo appoints new Chef
Having worked in the kitchen for over a decade [in Australia and the UK], Ashley Garvey now holds the position of Chef De Cuisine of W Bali Seminyak’s beachfront pan-Asian restaurant, Starfish Bloo! So get down and try out the new lunch menu, as he is bringing a whole lot of innovative and creative dishes to the menu.
Starfish Bloo, W Retreat & Spa Bali, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 473 8106.
Run, Forest Run: Bali Beach Run
Back for its 4th year, the Bali Beach Run takes place this Sunday at Kuta beach. Now known as Beach Run International due to its global partners, it is supported by Nivea Sun and invites you to take part with thousands of other people, or head down and get involved by cheering on the participants!
For more information or to register, visit www.balibeachrun.com