The New Year is an ideal time to get a group of friends together for a dream vacation. Get dreaming, get booked, get packing and get going; heading off to a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime holiday in Phuket or Bali.
If you’ve been working hard all year you deserve a well-earned break. Not only that, but a vacation is a great way to energize and recharge your batteries for the year ahead. Time away can also give you the chance to relax, reassess your life and set your goals for the future; as well as do NEW things and seek out interesting adventures that MAKE YOU FEEL ALIVE.
Lounging on white-sands in Thailand or Bali, by a beautiful blue sea, with palm trees gently swaying in the breeze and a coconut in your hand is the stuff of dreams. However, beyond the beach, Bali and Phuket offer some incredible things to do during a New Year group holiday that really enhance your trip.
Get a bird’s eye view from above, plunge into a magical underwater world to glimpse natural treasures or head into a jungle rainforest landscape; you can even plan a pre-wedding party or a luxury cruise experience, not to mention bathe with elephants and drive an ATV. Find our picks of the best things to do for New Year holidays in Bali & Phuket:
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: our Pick #1
Luxury Catamaran Sunset Cruise Party, Bali, Indonesia
Sail the Balinese seas in style with four hours on an uber-cool catamaran with food and drinks, waiting staff plus a sound system and music. You can even get dropped off close to a nightspot to continue the party on terra firma; a glamorous way to spend any afternoon with a group of friends!
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: our Pick #2
Private Party Boat, Phuket, Thailand
Jump into Andaman Sea fun in the afternoon, enjoy your boat’s upstairs chillout space and as the sun goes down hit the dancefloor and bar as fireworks, lights and music fill the air on your own floating boat club; a unique party venue for up to 30 people!
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: our Pick #3
Paragliding, Nusa Dua, Bali
Soar above the beautiful coastline to see Bali from a whole new perspective with a 20-minute tandem paragliding flight. Marvel as the sun begins to set and you experience a feeling of pure, unadulterated freedom; the ultimate escape.
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: our Pick #4
Helicopter Tour, Phuket, Thailand
Take to the skies with a helicopter flight, as you take in the scenic landscape of Phuket. This breathtaking journey brings you far away to a place where ciffs tell their story through vivid colors and time stands still as the pristines waters of beautiful Phang Nga bay; a modern way to explore a timeless destination.
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: our Pick #5
Fun Diving for Certified Divers, Phuket, Thailand
Explore the crystal-clear waters of the Andaman Sea with a diving expedition to Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Phi Islands or Mai Ton Islands and other exciting underwater beauty spots such as Koh Doc Mai, with three dives per trip; a different marine destination to discover each day!
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: our Pick #6
Luxury Stay & Fun Diving, Senggigi, Lombok
Stay 2 nights in an incredible domed eco villa on a hilltop overlooking the Indian Ocean with diving trips for certified divers, scuba diving fun and dive courses, with 10 dive sites around the stunning Gili Islands; an experience that defines what travel is all about.
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: our Pick #7
Sea kayaking expedition, Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, Thailand
Phang Nga is certainly one of the most magical places to see in Thailand and sea kayaking is a must-do excursion. Enjoy a Three days expedition with one night camping in Phang Nga Bay and one night camping on an island near Krabi. The thrill of being on canoes deep in the ocean and to reach less-frequented parts of the bay, stopping to explore secluded lagoons, limestone sea caves; an incredible vacation experience that leaves you feeling amazing.
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: our Pick #8
Epic Bachelor Party & Hen Pamper Party, Bali, Indonesia
Anyone getting married in 2018? Celebrate with a party in your own private full-sized pool villa, complete with bartenders, dancers and even fire-dancers for bachelors and a buffet, spa treats and a DJ for bachelorettes; say goodbye to the single life in style!
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: our Pick #9
Rafting, ATV & Waterfalls, in Phang Nga’s Jungle, Phuket, Thailand
Take an ATV up hill trails where you will ride up to the mountain peak. Enjoy the fresh & cool mountain breeze and its scenic view and take some beautiful shots for unforgettable memories, Experience white-water rafting and head to the hidden waterfall, secretly kept for all nature. Phang Nga’s spectacular landscape was made for action-packed adventures; a fun and adrenalin-fueled day!
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: our Pick #10
3-Days Luxury Tent Lake Camp, Phuket, Thailand
Take a trek on the wild side with a 3-nights-2-days expedition into the magical Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake with elephant riding in the rainforest, canoeing and more, with nights spent in a floating hut; an enchanting, other-worldly adventure!
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: our Pick #11
Catamaran Island Cruise, Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
Discover a castaway island with idyllic beaches on a 6-hour private cruise just for you and your friends. Feel the sun on your face as you cut through the water with a stop-off for a buffet lunch; chilled-out catamaran cruising.
Things to do for New Year holidays with friends: Our Pick #12
Private Gili Island Cruise Charter, Gili Islands, Indonesia
Snorkel the best reefs around and sit back and enjoy the ultimate paradise day cruise experience with your friends on your own boat, exploring the three pretty Gili Islands; end a perfect day with a gorgeous sunset.
We hope you enjoyed reading this article and got enough inspiration with our list of best things to do for New Year holidays in Bali & Phuket with friends. How about you? Where do you plan to go for your next vacation with your friends? What kind of adventures make you feel alive?
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