Bali trippin' this Eid

July 10, 2015 Katie Boon
Cool off in Alila Manggis' stunning pool (Credit: Thierry Dehove)

Bustling Jakarta dozes off to sleep every Eid Ul-Fitr, with most of the shops, bars, and restaurants shutting down to celebrate the Hari Raya festivities. What better time to jet out of the city and hop over to one of our neighbouring islands – the beautiful Bali? Particularly because two of our favourite resorts, Alila Ubud and Alila Manggis, are offering a very special Eid package exclusively for Indonesia residents and KITAS holders. We’re talking 15 percent off, including brekkie, daily afternoon tea and more!

Be one with nature and soak in Ubud's glorious view on a bike ride

Be one with nature and soak up Ubud’s glorious view on an exhilarating bike ride

For adventure and cultural junkies

Alila Ubud is all about basking in the stunning, sweeping paddy views and making the most of the area’s fun, countryside activities. Nestled on the edge of a gorgeous hillside which overlooks the Ayung River, Alila Ubud offers quiet, relaxed vibes while being just minutes away from artistic cultural hub Ubud. There’s a free shuttle service to Ubud Central, so you can easily enjoy a lovely afternoon of coffee shops, trinket-buying, and temple-touring. Don’t fancy leaving the hotel? Stay in and enjoy the array of complimentary experiences the swish resort has to offer – such as kicking off the day in relaxed style at their morning yoga stretch. Got kids in tow? Sign them up for a fun traditional Balinese dance class while you enjoy a swim in the stunning infinity pool.

Alila Ubud's oh-so-pretty pool

Alila Ubud’s oh-so-pretty pool

For solitude seekers

If there’s one thing serene Alila Manggis screams, it’s tranquillity (we’re aware of the oxymoron there!). This gorgeous seaside resort is built within a coconut grove, plus it sits between the sea and the breathtaking sacred Mount Agung. The ultimate respite from the stresses of urban life, this paradise resort offers complimentary activities like yoga and Tai Chi session. Plus, it doesn’t get more serene than taking a cooling dip in their incredibly beautiful pool that’s surrounded by swaying coconut palms. Just look at it below!

Oh, how we'd love to take a dip in Alila Manggis's pool

Oh, how we’d love to take a dip in Alila Manggis’s pool

Aside from all things relaxation, Alila Manggis is very close to East Bali’s legendary dive sites. If scuba is your thing, be sure to visit the area’s incredible shark point! For more exploration, hop on the free shuttle service to the laid-back pre-Hinduism village of Candidasa. This quaint town is near a secluded black sand beach (more privacy for us!) that’s also great for snorkelling.

Book (Credits: Thierry Dehove)

Book two nights to enjoy a free Balinese foodie experience (Credit: Thierry Dehove)

Travel now!

From now until the July 31, Indonesia residents and KITAS holders get 15 per cent off Alila Ubud’s Resident Retreat rate. Alila Ubud’s Eid Holiday package starts from IDR 2,150,000++ per night for the Superior Room, while Alila Manggis Superior Room is priced at IDR 1,750,000++ per night. The special package comes with a complimentary a la carte breakfast as well as daily afternoon tea of Balinese sweets. That’s not all; book two nights or more and enjoy a delicious Balinese Tasting Menu dinner for two!

Alila Ubud, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan Gianyar 80572, Bali, Indonesia, p. +62 361 975 963.
Alila Manggis, Desa Buitan, Manggis Karangasem, 80871, Bali, Indonesia, p. +62 363 410 11.

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