New Years Eve on the Gili Islands

As 2023 comes to a close, many seek memorable ways to welcome the impending year with a bang. For those wanting a unique experience, spending New Year’s Eve on the Gili Islands promises an unforgettable celebration.

The Gili Islands — Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air — offer a blend of tropical beauty, vibrant nightlife, and a laid-back atmosphere, making them an ideal destination to bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024 with family and friends.

It’s not too late to book your fast boat ticket to the Gili’s. Gili Gili Fast Boat is offering an end of year promotion for 40% off tickets to travel between Padang Bai, Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Lombok for bookings made before 31 December 2024 and to be taken before 31 March 2024 (with the exclusion of Nyepi). Now that’s a great reason to spend the end of 2023 in paradise!

Here’s our top 6 things to do on Gili for New Years Eve:

Enjoy a sparkly show of Fireworks

There will be plenty of fireworks shows around the island for everyone to enjoy. Most venues will be creating their own fireworks displays and you can join fellow revellers on the beach to witness this breathtaking display and welcome the new year.

Enjoy a Indonesian Cultural Evening
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Kardia Resort on Gili T presents Enchanting Eclipsia: A New Year’s Eve Gala with the timeless tale of Putri Mandalika in Lombok. Step into a night of legends featuring a night of cultural wonders, live music, and a delectable all you can eat buffet for IDR 780,000 per person.

Party the Night Away

On the sunset side of Gili T, Hula! have a BBQ Buffet Package for IDR 350,000 per person, or BBQ Satay Package for IDR 200,000 per person and offers live band performances and fire dances from 9pm and a special countdown from 11pm.

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Known for its regular foam parties, platform diving and drink specials, Rabbit Jump, also on the sunset side Gili Trawangan has a NYE pool party planned for guests, featuring DJs, fire dancing and fireworks. Open 2pm until late, hop to it!

Vila Ombak on Gili T invites you to join their Tropical Party offering all you can eat for buffet, Gedang Beleq parade, traditional dance, fire dance, live band, dazzling fireworks and live DJ sets from Andin Katik and Sandy Sam.

Also on Gili T, Lolita Mexican Food and Tequila Bar has their resident DJ bringing the party tunes from 9pm, along with fire dancers and fireworks.

If you’re looking for a live electronic dance party, The Hangovers on Gili Air is the place to be. They’ve assembled a lineup of musical protagonists to bring their nuanced sounds to the Island. Special guests from Vacation Records Angga , Zizlavsky + Shiny and island favourites Ezza, RD and Jonee, Müller are drafted to set the NYE mood. Dance the night away celebrating the lovely night full of sweat and happiness.

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Spend the day on a Floating Beach Club

Celebrate a memorable New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day on a 5-hour cruise with friends aboard Utopia Catamaran. Choose between the morning cruise at 8:30 am or the sunset cruise that starts at 2:30 pm, both time slots offering opportunities to snorkel with turtles and human statues, savour international cuisine, unwind on deck, and enjoy drinks from the bar while sailing around the islands and ringing in the New Year. This is an all-inclusive package that costs IDR 1,600,000 per person – it doesn’t get better than this!

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Rejuvenate with some Selfcare

Wrap up the year or kick off 2024 with a dose of self-care. Head to You Spa for a massage or beauty treatment, allowing yourself to rejuvenate for an hour or two amidst the festivities. Located at the centre of Gili Trawangan, open every day from 10am to 10pm.

Chill Out at a Beach Club

Bask Beach Club on Gili Meno are hosting a new years event with a live band from 6pm, followed by DJ Devlar and midnight fireworks.

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Located on the beachfront on Gili Trawangan La Cala Beach Club is the ideal place to enjoy a seafood platter or BBQ and craft cocktails with old and new friends, surrounded by boho vibes and a party soundtrack.

Wishing you all a happy and safe New Year!