8 Venues to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali
What’s happening this Chinese New Year in Bali?
Known as Gods’ capital, Bali is never short of surprises when it comes to cultural celebrations. Although Bali is predominantly Hindu there are many establishments that welcome the lunar year of the rat with exclusive celebrations. Bid farewell to the year of the rat and welcome the year of the ox with one of our highly recommended New Year’s Eve festivities.
Here’s our round-up on what you need to know about celebrating the Year of the Ox in Bali! You are in for treats and feasts like only Bali can do…
Dine in with Vivre Gourmet
Given the current circumstances many of you are opting to celebrate at home this year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be treated to a feast! Vivre Gourmet has you covered with 3 amazing Chinese New Year feasts that can be delivered to your door (not to mention all of the extras you could ever desire!!). Choose from their chicken, pork, or duck packages made with authentic Chinese flavours and no MSG (the duck needs a 7-day pre-order period, the others can be ordered the day before). The Vivre Gourmet chefs even dry their own chilies to make their signature chilly dipping oil… there are no shortcuts in the Vivre kitchen!
These special packages are available for the entire month of February, have them delivered to your home or your holiday villa/resort.
Find the Vivre Gourmet CNY packages here.
Send your sweet treats with Bella’s Dessert Adventures
Send your sweet treats with Bella’s Dessert Adventures. Bella and her team are back in the kitchen and making sweet and delicious Chinese New Year hampers for you to send to your loved ones… or even to just enjoy yourself! Cookies, shortbreads, tartlets, money envelope,s and greeting cards are included. Make your gift-giving a breeze (and yummy!).
Find Bella’s hampers here.
Take a staycation U Paasha Resort, Seminyak
Why not spend your Chinese New Year on Seminyak’s largest rooftop pool! U Paasha Resort is located on Seminyak’s famous Eat Street, they are offering amazing Chinese New Year deals. Stay in one of their large, modern room for only 558,000 Rp nett per night, and also receive daily breakfast for two, Lucky Ang Pao for each guest on arrival, free upgrade to a suite room (subject to availability), and their unique 24-hour room guarantee (this means no matter what time you check-in, you have your room for a FULL 24 hours!!).
Book your U Paasha stay here.
Feast with a family style brunch at Azul Beach Club, Legian
Celebrate with your family (or friends) on oriental delicacies from Azul Beach Club. Bring in the Year of the Ox by being treated to an oriental buffet feast and be dazzled by the dramatic Barong Sai dance. You might even get lucky and win from the angpao envelopes… they contain special gifts from Azul Beach Club and Bali Mandira!
Book your table here.
Enjoy the Festive delights on offer at Makan Place
Makan Place in Legian is tantalising your tastebuds this Chinese New Year with some of their signature dishes. Indulge in their Pork Prosperity Festival featuring Balinese Pork Crackle, Balinese Pork Betutu Ribs, Spicy BBQ Pork Ribs, and Suckling Pig Pizza. These dishes are sure to help you ring in the Year of the Ox in a totally delicious style.
Find Makan Place here.
Make it a family affair at Westin Ubud
Arguably one of Ubud’s most gorgeous resorts, Westin is inviting you to gather with your friends and family to celebrate the Lunar New Year in the heart of Ubud with their prosperous festive feasts, staycation packages, and celebratory activities for an auspicious kickstart into The Year of Ox. Deluxe rooms with daily breakfast and daily Chinese Feasts start from just 1,815,000 Rp nett per night.
Even if you’re not staying at the resort you can still join in on the Chinese buffet dinners featuring a selection of festive dishes signifying fortune and prosperity…. and of course, including Yu Sheng. The children are also well catered to with a Festive Kids Party in full of fun activities. Chinese Arts and Crafts workshops are available in the Kids Club from 5 to 11 February 2021.
Take a staycation and/or indulge in the Feasts on offer at The Apurva Kempinski Bali, Nusa Dua
There is plenty happening at The Apurva Kempinski Bali this year for Chinese New Year, you may want to take advantage of their special stay rates so that you can really indulge on all that is on offer.
For 2,685,000 Rp++ you can enjoy a night’s stay inclusive of breakfast and a one-time Chinese dinner for 2 in their Pala Restaurant. In their aquarium restaurant Koral you can enjoy a 3 or 4 course Chinese New Year set menu. You can watch the Dragon dance at their Pendopo lobby too! Selasar Deli is not only offering Chinese New Year teatime buffets, but also Chinese Sweet Boxes to take home too. You can also indulge in Chinese New Year Okukase at Izakaya by Oku….so many great choices!
Find their special offers here.
Have an Ox-Traordinary Lunar New Year at W Resort, Seminyak
On offer at Seminyak’s trendiest resort, this Chinese New Year are special stay deals, High tea, and a buffet dinner featuring Chef Agung (from JW Marriot Jakarta).
W Resort is offering stays from 2,950,000 Rp++ per night between 11-15 February, and this deal includes daily 900,000 Rp resort credit! You can indulge in an Ox-Traordinary high tea at the W Lounge for only 150,000 Rp++ for two people during these dates also.
On Thursday, February 11 dive into Yu Sheng, Hainanese chicken, Peking duck, dim sum, chilled seafood, wok station, and many other Chinese-inspired dishes at Fire Restaurant for 495,000 Rp++ per person.
More Ox-Traordinary details here.
That’s our Bali wrap at this auspicious time of year. Make your pick and indulge in and enjoy some of Bali’s Chinese New Year 2021 festivities & fun!
Also, don’t forget to check out our Valentine’s round-up as both Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day are in the same week this year.
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