Supplement: The holiday season and festivities are approaching

The month of November is reaching its end next week and many people around the world are eagerly awaiting the festive month of December. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and, most importantly of all, school holidays are all crammed into the next few weeks. Families, friends and lovers are gearing up to prepare for their most memorable holidays with their loved ones, to wrap up 2013 and to welcome the New Year of 2014. If you plan to spend these unforgettable holidays on the island of Bali, you may not want to miss some extraordinary programs in hotels, villas, cafes, entertainment centers and even at the Bali Zoo.

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort in Tanah Lot, Tabanan regency, has a stunning view over the Indian Ocean and offers a large variety of holiday and New Year packages for families. The resort is offering a special New Year’s Eve accommodation package at US$288 ++ per room per night with golf views. This package offers benefits and experiences such as the lavish New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner buffet at Merica or the Pool Grill for two people, including a glass of bubbles. Guests will have complimentary VIP airport pick up. For breakfast, there is daily international buffet breakfast for two at Merica and a welcome New Year amenity in the room.

A 15 percent saving on spa treatments at Nirwana Spa is also available (but is not valid for spa products). Guests will also have a special in-house golf rate at Nirwana Bali Golf Club and complimentary high speed Internet access at all resort areas. Daily access to the gymnasium, sauna, four-tiered swimming pools with 54-meter water slide and Kokokan Kids Club is also available. During New Year’s Eve, guests can enjoy a succulent international New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner buffet served in the elegant Merica or stunning Pool Grill overlooking the golf course, Indian Ocean and Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot temple.

The tantalizing and exquisite buffet at Merica or the Pool Grill is specially prepared by the resort culinary team lead by executive chef Bradley Froehlich and boasts organic beef, fresh sea bass, grilled lobster, baked salmon, roasted Australian lamb leg, Kimberley red beef Wellington, sushi, satay and a pasta station, just to name a few. Delightful dessert delicacies are also offered. After dinner, guests are invited to watch a spectacular after dinner firework display overlooking the ocean. For a spectacular New Year’s Eve, the resort is throwing the “Alice in Nirwanaland Party” at the Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Join the countdown celebrations with a complimentary glass of bubbles on a journey of the imagination where you experience a unique New Year’s Eve countdown party. The Grand Ballroom will be transformed into magical Nirwanaland. Live Band performances, dancing, fun games, DJ, thousands of balloons, confetti, lucky draw and entertainment uniquely designed by party experts will make your year-end celebrations unforgettable. Wear the best costume of the night and be the Queen and King of the Alice in Nirwanaland Party to enjoy New Year’s Eve surprises.

If you plan to spend the holiday season in a more vibrant atmosphere, you could choose the stylish and chic 101 Bali Legian in Legian, near the glittering Kuta. The hotel’s contemporary, urban and trendy design offers unique concepts of lavish holidays in an urban setting. The hotel has 197 rooms with smart bathrooms, LCD screens, and other high-tech, yet energy savvy, equipment. By the end of 2013, the hotel is expecting to launch the 101 extension, with a total 300 guest rooms. The 101 Bali Legian offers rooms for the holiday starting at Rp 588,000 (US$50) per night/per room.

The 101 Bali Legian attracts modern, dynamic, young spirited and friendly people with active lifestyles who like to explore new things. Another venue for young and active people is the newly renovated Hard Rock Café Bali in Kuta. After three years of renovation, Hard Rock Cafe Bali is ready to show its rocking new look. The two-floor cafe is now even bigger and better, including seating for 148 in the main level and seating for 132 in the club level. The new setup is perfect for live music events, meetings and social functions. The Sea Balcony is an exciting new space that provides guests an amazing view of the famous Kuta Beach, the perfect place to watch the sunset with a drink in hand and a live acoustic performance in the background.

The much-anticipated cafe will re-open its doors with the help of pop-rock band Boyce Avenue. The YouTube sensation released their album Live in Los Angeles in August 2013, and will now bring their sound to Hard Rock Cafe Bali to help celebrate the cafe’s complete redecoration and renovation. Their performance will be followed by a fireworks display.

source : bali daily

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