Bali’s ‘New Year’ is quite different from that of a Western or even of Chinese culture; rather than a day of celebration, parties, meeting family and feasting, Bali’s new year’s day is quite opposite. That’s right, Hari Raya Nyepi is a full-day of silence; 24 hours in which the island’s inhabitants must stay indoors for meditation, introspection and for some, fasting. Work and activities are prohibited and at night no lights are permitted either – it is truly one of the most unique phenomenon’s in the world, where else can you find an island in total darkness and silence for a full day? This year, Nyepi falls on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. (For more about Nyepi itself read this article).
Whilst local Balinese Hindus stay home to follow their religious rites and obligations, other residents and tourists find this time perfect for a staycation. Hotels and resorts around the island offer special packages for stays during this period, as Bali comes to a complete standstill. If you’re looking to ‘escape the silence’ this Nyepi 2017, we’ve put together a list of Bali hotels’ Nyepi stay packages that run from the 27th-29th March 2017 (3 Days, 2 Nights). Choose by area:
Closing access to vehicles early in the afternoon (around 2pm), Jalan Legian transforms into a fairground-like display as banjars (village communities) display their Ogoh–Ogoh monster effigies, which later are carried during the Ngrupuk Parade, starting at 7pm to Jalan Raya Kuta . Those staying in the area can enjoy the parade the day before Nyepi (Monday, 27th March 2017), as well as a display of the Melasti cleansing ceremony on Raya Kuta. On Nyepi itself experience Kuta like never before: silent!
The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali
Owned and managed by Santika Indonesia Hotels and Resorts, The Anvaya Beach Resort offers the latest in luxury, with world-class facilities and service, a variety of accommodation choices, and authentic architecture and interior design. Their Nyepi package is inclusive of a 2-night stay in a Deluxe Room, with daily breakfast in the popular Sands Restaurant, one time lunch and dinner of Asian and Western dishes (if all inclusive package). Their recreation team has prepared a host of uplifting activities, and the guests will find that there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy during their stay – from water polo games and soccer to Balinese costume competitions and traditional Balinese ‘canangsari’ making.
Price : IDR 1,500,000 – 1,700,000 ++ per room, per night
Book : Anvaya Beach Resort Nyepi Package
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Witness the famous Ogoh-Ogoh Parade, Melasti Ceremony and Kuta Beach’s festivities at Hard Rock Hotel, sitting beachfront on Kuta Beach. Ring in the Saka New Year 1939 with a range of exciting activities, specially prepared for Hard Rock Hotel Bali guests. Their package is inclusive of daily breakfast and one time Nyepi Set Lunch for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old. You can also enjoy other complimentary services such as in-room blockbuster movies, all you can read digital newsstand with the most popular newspapers and magazines, free access to Body Rock Fitness Center including Sauna, Steam, Whirlpool and Tabu Teen Club. Discounts are available in all outlets of Hard Rock Bali Cafe & Hotel and at Jamie’s Italian Restaurant.
Prices : start at IDR 2,300,000 (for 2 nights)
Book : Hard Rock Hotel Nyepi Package
Four Points Kuta
The trendy Four Points by Sheraton found in the charming, winding roads of Kuta is a great haven for those wanting to get up close with the Ngrupuk festivities and then enjoy some silence by the pool(s). Their 3-day 2-night package includes: stay in the Deluxe Lagoon View Room, welcome ice pop on arrival, daily breakfast for 2 at The Eatery, one time buffet dinner for 2 at The Eatery (28 March), free Wi-Fi and access to Kids Club, exciting in-house activities and chance to upgrade to direct Deluxe Lagoon Access for IDR 300,000++/night.
Price : IDR 1,900,000++ (for 2 nights)
Book now: Four Points by Sheraton, Kuta Nyepi Package
Padma Resort Legian
Encompassed within a tropical landscape overlooking Bali’s legendary sunset spot of Legian Beach, Padma Resort Legian offers a 2-night stay package in their classic Deluxe Room. You can join the Ogoh-ogoh parade around the resort or participate in daily activities such as Vinyasa Yoga, Zen Water Aerobic, Ping-pong Challenge, Bowling Games, Volley Ball, and Dress Up in Balinese Outfit or Hotel Temple Tour. Their package is inclusive of daily breakfast, one-time lunch and dinner for 2 adults. Valid only for KIMS/KITAS visa holders.
The sultry side of Bali, home to 24-7 excitement has its yearly break during Nyepi, as the beach clubs and restaurants close up and cool down. Experience Nyepi in Seminyak for some pure, silent bliss this 2017.
W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
If you want to experience Nyepi in style, W Bali Seminyak is an easy choice. W is offering a special package that offers daily breakfast at the fantastic FIRE restaurant, buffet Nyepi dinner at the Great Room, unlimited access to FIT (fitness centre) and complimentary access to the cold & hot plunge, hamam and detox chamber at Away Spa to take it easy during Nyepi.
Prices : start from IDR 3,500,000++ per room per night.
Book now: W Retreat and Spa Nyepi Package
Alila Seminyak, Bali
The chic, minimalist design of Alila hotels is calming enough, tie that together with 24-hours of silence and you know you’re in for a relaxing time. Recharge in the centre of Seminyak, at the beachfront Alila Seminyak who are offering a Nyepi package including: daily breakfast at The Restaurant, free upgrade to the next room category, one time 60-minute spa treatment, one time lunch and dinner on Nyepi and a daily yoga class. This package is exclusive for Indonesian residents and KITAS holders only.
Prices : start from USD$ 590++ for two nights.
Book now: Alila Seminyak Nyepi Package
The Legian Bali
Experience a truly unique and one-of-a-kind Balinese New Year in a rare celebration, while enjoying the luxurious comforts of The Legian Bali. Unlike most parts of the world where the New Year is usually celebrated in lively extravagance, spending Nyepi celebration at The Legian promises full introspection and self-reflection. Enjoy a 2-night stay in either their Studio Suite or One Bedroom Deluxe Suite with daily breakfast, one time 3-course Balinese lunch and dinner for 2 (food only), and daily yoga in the morning.
Price : starts at USD 998++ for 2 nights (package)
Book now : The Legian Bali Nyepi Package
Jambuluwuk Oceano Seminyak Hotel
Set on Bali’s popular Petitenget Road, Jambuluk Oceano Seminyak is the area’s newest addition. Offering a taste of the ‘local’, Jambuluwuk’s Nyepi Package includes daily breakfast and lunch at The Clubhouse in the rooftop, as well as dinner at Ayung Pool Terrace. Other promotions apply for guests during this time, including 20% off for any treatment at Melah Spa, the health club and all food and beverage purchases during Nyepi.
Price : IDR 2,500,000 per night
Website : www.jambuluwuk.com/seminyak
For those looking to spend Nyepi in Canggu, the developing surfer’s alcove past Seminyak, will certainly enjoy the seaside sounds and ambience of the silent day.
Hotel Tugu Bali
Slow down a beat or two and embrace the silence of Nyepi in Tugu. Tugu is offering a 2-night stay in either their Dedari or Rejang Suite, including a daily lavish breakfast served anywhere you wish, one hour romantic spa treatment in Waroeng Djamoe Spa, a Megibung Dinner (exotic ancient Balinese feast for two) and a special canangsari (Balinese offering) making experience for a cleansing ceremony.
Price : IDR 2,950,000++ per night
Website : https://www.tuguhotels.com/hotels/bali/
Head to Sanur for that classic Bali feeling this Nyepi, where your surroundings still feel like Bali years ago and time stands still. Perfect for some quiet rejuvenation.
Maya Sanur & Ubud Resorts
The modern Maya Sanur Resort and Spa is offering their Deluxe Garden View Room for you this Nyepi. Enjoy the beachfront views of Maya, as well as daily breakfast and one time lunch for 2 people, 20% off on food and beverage in all outlets, free access to the fitness centre too. Or, think about staying in Maya’s sister property, Maya Ubud, offering a similar experience but along the river of Ubud and free yoga classes. Exclusively for KIM/KITAS holders.
JIMBARAN and ULUWATU
The beachside hills and rolling ‘bukit’ of Jimbaran offer some of the most luxurious escapes in Bali. Tucked up and away in south, Nyepi in Jimbaran will surely mix the best of rest, relaxation and luxury. Otherwise, the expansive cliffs of Uluwatu
Ayana Resort and Spa Bali (+ The Villas and Rimba Jimbaran)
The Ayana Resort and Spa and Rimba by Ayana invite you to take part in the famed Ogoh-Ogoh Festival this year, offering you a complimentary t-shirt, sarong and udeng ceremonial headdress for men on the even of Nyepi. Afterwards, the celebrations continue with a delicious buffest feast at Kampoeng Bali, the recreated Balinese village experience. On Nyepi Day itself, guests can enjoy their day relaxing by the pool or indulging in a luxury spa treatment. Included in the package is a 2-hour Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pool Treatment. In the evening, when the stars are ready to blanket the night sky, guests will be invited to enjoy a “star grazing & gazing” dessert picnic on one of the resorts magnificent grassy lawns. Breakfast is offered on both mornings and a 2-way airport transfer is also included for those travelling.
Four Seasons Resort Bali
As one of the world’s leading operators of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts invites you to experience their space during the unique cultural event of Nyepi. Settle into one of the rooms that sprawl down the cliff side next to Jimbaran Bay with a 30% off available rates for Nyepi. Also get a bonus Rp. 1,000,000 per villa, per day in resort credit per day.
Price : Subject to Change
Book Now : Four Seasons Resort 30% Off, Nyepi Package
Find solace along the cliffs of Uluwatu at Karma Kandara, looking down and out to sea. This luxury resort is offering Nyepi packages with discounted rates for their rooms, daily a la carte breakfast, daily 3-course dinner and 20% off Karma Spa’s range of relaxing and rejuvenating Balinese spa treatments. Their Nyepi package is also available for those looking to getaway to the gilis at Karma Reef, Gili Meno.
Prices : start from USD $705++
Book Now: Karma Kandara Nyepi Package
Nyepi in Nusa Dua is sure to be a relaxing experience; large, luxurious resorts to take care of your every need. Kids facilities and plenty of places to eat within their compounds, the hotels of Nusa Dua will make sure your 3 days ‘trapped’ indoors are by no means dreary. An ogoh-ogoh festival takes place just outside of the ITDC Resort Complex too on the eve of Nyepi.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
You can experience the serenity of Balinese Silent Day in the sumptuous indulgence Sofitel Bali. Enjoy their fine blend of French elegance and unique Balinese culture at this lavish 5-star beachfront resort with gorgeously-landscaped pools and gardens against an immaculate stretch of white sand. Their Peaceful Nyepi Escape package inclusions of daily buffet breakfast, one time lunch and dinner for 2 people.
Alaya Resort Ubud
In preparation for Nyepi Day when the island of Bali literally shuts down, Alaya Resort Ubud presents a renewing escape. This restful two-night package honours this cultural holiday in the best possible way with essential time out to unwind and recharge, guaranteed enriching experiences that guests will remember long after they return home. Their Nyepi offer includes a one hour traditional Balinese massage at DaLa Spa , a set dinner at Manisan and a Nasi Raja lunch experience at Petani Restaurant. Other benefits such as afternoon tea and WiFi are also available to enhance overall quality of stay at the resort. Choose from 3 different room categories.
Price : Starts at IDR 4,200,000++ (package)
Book Now: Alaya Ubud Nyepi Package
Royal Tulip Visesa Ubud
Celebrate the Day of Silence with a two-night stay in a spacious suite room at Desa Visesa Ubud, in amongst their sprawling agricultural space. Their package includes daily breakfast, one time lunch and dinner on Nyepi Day. Experience the perfect retreat overlooking the rice paddy with an array of silent retreat programs, such as sun salutation yoga, chakra yoga and meditation for self-reflection, and you are also entitled for 30% off on all treatments at Visesa Spa. On top of that, Visesa extends a special invitation to watch the ogoh-ogoh festival in Ubud centre and you will also receive a special sarong as a gift.
Price : IDR 5,850,000 nett per package
Book Now: Desa Visesa Nyepi Package
OUT OF TOWN
Why not experience the full extent of Nyepi by escaping ‘civilization’ and get lost in Bali’s rural landscapes. From the cool air of the north to the sparse eastern lands, Nyepi feels more authentic in Bali’s farther reaches. What’s more, your experience no longer becomes a staycation, but a full blown vacation in its own right.
Elephants Safari Park Lodge
Shaded by lush botanical garden and surrounded by the well-preserved tropical forest ecosystem in the ancient Village of Taro you’ll find the Elephant Safari Park & Lodge. Celebrating the silence day, The Elephants package offers something special for couples and/or families. It includes a stay at their Garden View room; park entrance to Elephant Safari Park, museum & gallery; ticket to the elephant talent show; daily breakfast at Mammoths Head Bar & Lounge; one time Elephant Safari day-ride; one time lunch and inner; one time afternoon tea; one time printed photo with the elephant; free access to fitness room, park relaxation pavilion & gazebos; one time experience of elephant bathing. A Nyepi stay at the Elephant Safari brings you that much closer to nature.
Website : http://www.elephantsafariparklodge.com
The Royal Purnama
Situated oceanfront beside the majestic Full Moon Beach on the southeast coast of Bali, The Royal Purnama Art Suites and Villas is truly an escape of silence. This getaway applies a strict no children under 12 rule, allowing for adults and couples to enjoy a quieter time together. Experience their Jepun One-Bedroom Garden View, Jepun One-Bedroom Pool Suite, or Cempaka One Bedroom pool villa around the beautiful and tranquil setting by the black crystal sands of Gianyar. Their Nyepi package includes return airport transfer, daily a la carte breakfast, one time set lunch and dinner for 2 people at Standing Stone Restaurant, a 45-minute Balinese massage at Black Sand Spa and free shuttles to Sanur and Ubud (not on Nyepi day), amongst other property benefits.
Price : Starts at IDR 6,955,000
Book now: Royal Purnama Nyepi Package
Wyndham Jivva Bali
Head out to one of Bali’s furthest reaching resorts in the Regency of Klungkung, East Bali. The beachfront escape sprawls across an open shore, secluded within Bali’s still rural area. Their Nyepi package includes 2-night stay, daily breakfast for 2, buffet lunch and dinner for 2 (28 March), 24 hours of in-house movies, free usage of fitness/wellness facilities, and activities for adults (yoga and meditation) and also the children (cooking class, treasure hunts, kids cinema and more).
Price : Starts at IDR 2,950,000 nett/room
Book Now : Wyndham Jivva Bali Nyepi Package
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