Its The Time To Celebrate

Bali Festive Season | Written By, Life on the Island |

There’s Christmas and then there’s Christmas in Bali. It can be surprising how the holiday season can take on a particular flare here on the island, where indulgent seasonal treats, vibrant light displays, and even Santa Clause come to the tropical shores of this paradise island. Whether you’re looking for that heartwarming eggnog, or mesmerising sounds of children choirs singing Christmas carols, Bali can be your Christmas playland.


FESTIVE IN BLOOM

Step back in time to feel the authentic atmosphere of Bali at Ayana’s Padi Restaurant, comprising of an expansive open-air thatched pavilions surrounded by soothing ponds and dramatic trees strung with lights. Padi’s Christmas Eve feast will delight you with an around-the-world buffet featuring Asian specialties, fresh seafood, chilled on ice and served steaming hot from the barbecue (IDR 550,000 per adult, IDR 275,000 per child). At the resort’s signature Sami Sami Restaurant, Christmas Eve is celebrated on a clifftop. Prepared with love by Ayana’s passionate culinary team, the evening’s menu features four courses designed to delight the whole family (IDR 550,000 per adult, IDR 275,000 per child).

Ayana Resort & Spa BaliAyana Resort & Spa Bali

On Christmas Day, add a sophisticated touch of Japanese aesthetic to your festive celebrations at HonZEN, Ayana’s chic Japanese restaurant. Fresh sushi, theatrical teppanyaki, impeccable service, and a tranquil setting will infuse your holiday spirit with an authentic taste of Japan (IDR 1,800,000 per person).

Ayana Resort & Spa Bali
Karang Mas Estate, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
+62 361 702 222
www.ayana.com


SPARKLING FESTIVE SEASON TREASURES 

Embrace the holiday season with various activities at The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali. Allow yourself to indulge in luxury celebrations in our inspired Balinese elegance on Kuta Beach. The resort’s festive programme this year is dedicated to pampering your loved ones. The ANVAYA Kids Club invites the little ones to decorate the Christmas tree starting on the 20th of December 2018. The celebration for kids continues with creating their own Christmas cards on the 24th of December 2018. Finally, indulge with popcorn treats while enjoying Christmas movies and hunt for treasured gifts from Santa Claus on the 25th of December 2018.

The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali
The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali

Here you can also pamper family and friends with thoughtful Christmas wishes while singing Christmas carols in the gentle breeze coming off the sparkling Indian Ocean during the Christmas Eve Dinner on the 24th of December 2018. ANVAYA’s Sands Restaurant is offering a 5-course Set Menu at IDR 750,000++ per person to start the warmest holiday season with a choice of Chef’s Roasted Campbell Beef Tenderloin or Herbs-Crusted lamb Rack for this year’s Christmas treats, plus one glass of sparkling wine and live acoustic performances, in addition to the Christmas Choir to accompany the Christmas Eve celebrations.

The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta
+62 361 759 991
www.theanvayabali.com


PRE CHRISTMAS ITALIAN BRUNCH

A warm up feast prior to the Christmas Eve festivity at Filini Restaurant in Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, a pre Christmas Italian Brunch, takes centerstage on the 23rd of December 2018. Filini is serving its authentic Italian flavours in attractive and accommodating surroundings. On the menu, all the Italian flavours are crafted carefully with chosen ingredients from Italy and the country’s many regions. This restaurant takes serious pride in serving satisfyingly simple food with flourish and flair. Indulge the sumptuousness of this Italian brunch at IDR 1,495,000++ per person.

Radisson Blu Bali UluwatuRadisson Blu Bali Uluwatu

Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu
Jalan Pemutih, Uluwatu
+62 361 300 8888
www.radissonblu.com


TROPICAL CELEBRATIONS

From traditional Christmas cuisine, to Indonesian banquets, exotic cocktails, live music and dance, and a plethora of culturally-inspired activities, there is something for everyone this Christmas at InterContinental Bali Resort. Carefully crafted dining experiences cover everything from Christmas Eve cocktails complemented by children performing Christmas carols, to a delectable 5-course dinner menu at the resort’s Bella Cucina accompanied by live Jazz. The sumptuous Christmas Eve international buffet at Taman Gita provides a feast for the senses and the taste buds, with a Japanese live station, decadent selection of hot and cold seafood dishes, aromatic Asian dishes and a live carving station with Maple glazed Christmas ham on the bone, Traditional roast turkey with game jus, Greek style roast lamb leg with tzatziki and Roast beef with horseradish cream. A mouth watering dessert selection will see everything from Apple strudel to Christmas pudding with brandy butter and vanilla sauce, Lemon tart and Hand crafted chocolates.

InterContinental Bali ResortInterContinental Bali Resort

Of course there is more to Christmas than eating fine food, it is also a time for giving. InterContinental Bali Resort puts a strong emphasis on local community and island heritage and in the spirit of ‘giving back’ guests are welcome to participate in a special charity initiative run by the resort. Gifts made by children from a local orphanage can be purchased for a small donation, with all proceeds going towards covering educational and daily living costs at Panti Salam Orphanage.

InterContinental Bali Resort
Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran
+62 361 701 888
bali.intercontinental.com


SEAFOOD MARTINI FRIDAY – CHRISTMAS EDITION

Get into the festive spirit and start off the celebration at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort with endless seafood and unique martinis while enjoying the Christmas music prepared specially for you by the resort’s live band this 21st of December 2018 from 6 – 10PM. This special festive programme by Sheraton is available at IDR 440,000++ per adult inclusive of free flow martini, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages, IDR 205,000++ per child (4 to 11 years old) inclusive of free flow non-alcoholic beverages and the Premium beverage package is available at IDR 700,000++ per adult.

Come Christmas Eve, cherish the magical moments with a 4-course set menu that takes you on a culinary journey through Italy, created by the resort’s team of passionate chefs IDR 440,000++ per person, or you can upgrade with an additional IDR 375,000++ per adult for wine pairing.

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
+62 361 846 5555
www.sheratonbalikuta.com


JOLLY CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

From tasty experiences to full-on feasts, Golden Tulip Jineng Resort has lots of festivities to go around. On the 25th of December 2018, the resort’s Jolly Christmas Brunch will feature Roasted Turkey, Dim sum, Peking Duck, Ginger Almond Rice, Beef Ribs with barbecue sauce, King Prawn, Green Mussel in Padang sauce, Chicken Wings Drum Stick, Macaroni Casserole, Fish Cake with Tar Tar Sauce, mountain of desserts and many more. Entertainment includes live acoustic music while Santa visits with various treats for kids (IDR 220,000 net per adult, 50% discount for children between 5-12 years old, kids under 5 eat for free).

Golden Tulip Jineng Resort Bali
Jalan Sunset Road No.98, Kuta
+62 361 472 7488


HEARTY FRENCH CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER

Fancy an affordable French set menu on Christmas Eve? Take a culinary journey to The Restaurant at The Trans Resort Bali, for the resort’s French born, Executive Sous Chef Amaury Belkhanfar and his team will prepare the extraordinary French cuisine that you could never cook at home. Representing the traditional French delicacies on a 3-course-set-menu, The Restaurant at The Trans Resort Bali will play with wild ingredients, herbs and balance; expect the unexpected from the starters to dessert where you will savour the salty and sweet, or sweet and sour at the same time.

The Trans Resort BaliThe Trans Resort Bali 

For the starters, explore the small bites of French appetisers such as Foie Gras Marbled Au Torchon, Escargot Cromesqui, Scallops on Asparagus Mousse and Bacon Crackers, and Risotto Cassoulet with Porcini and Black Truffle. With no wasteful garnishes you can enjoy the whole plate without feeling too full because the main course is something that’s worth waiting for. Think tender and juicy duck leg confit combined with pan fried duck breast that is stuffed with herbs, chestnuts and port wine farce, the beautiful plating, smell and flavour will come together as a vibrant dish that will encapsulate the traditional Christmas celebration in France. Don’t miss the freshness of raspberry and the sweetness of vanilla parfait sprinkled with French meringue espuma, the wonderful dessert to start the joyful celebration.

Mention NOW! Bali when you reserve your table before the 15th of December 2018 and enjoy 20% Discount from the price at IDR400,000++ per person for the Christmas Eve Dinner at The Trans Resort Bali on Monday, 24th of December 2018.

The Trans Resort Bali
Jalan Sunset Road, Kerobokan, Seminyak
+62 361 898 1234
www.transresortbali.com


TROPICAL FANTASY CHRISTMAS 

If your fantasy Christmas holiday includes a quiet sandy beach, a memorable family feast and quality family time in an opulent suite or villa, which includes butler service then you should opt for Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali. With that being said, while your suite and villa can serve as a personal sanctuary where family members can congregate and share the warm feeling of Christmas, a merrier celebration will take place at the resort’s two restaurants that have prepared special Christmas dinner menus for you: Layang Layang, offering South East Asian cuisines and Nyala Beach Club and Grill with Mediterranean grill specials.

The gastronomic feast will start on the evening of 24th of December 2018 with the Christmas Eve sharing style dinner at Layang-Layang restaurant (IDR 590,000++ per person, minimum two persons), or the Christmas Eve Gala dinner at Nyala Beach Club & Grill at IDR 950,000++ per person.

Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
Jalan Kusuma Sari no 8, Sanur Beach
+62 361 301 1888
www.fairmont.com

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