Nyepi 2017: Where To Stay During Bali’s Day of Silence

What's On | Written By, Life on the Island | March 2nd, 2017

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:

KUTASEMINYAKCANGGU SANUR JIMBARAN/ULUWATU

NUSA DUAUBUDOUT OF TOWN


KUTA

Closing access to vehicles early in the afternoon (around 2pm), Jalan Legian transforms into a fairground-like display as banjars (village communities) display their OgohOgoh 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

Nyepi - Anvaya

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

Nyepi - 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

Nyepi - 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

Nyepi - Padma 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.

Price: IDR 3,490,000/nett (Book direct via email: reservation.legian@padmahotels.com)
Website : www.padmaresortlegian.com


SEMINYAK

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

Nyepi - W Hotel

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

Nyepi - Alila Seminyak

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

Nyepi - 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

Nyepi - Jambuluwuk

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++ (for package, 3 days 2 nights)
Website  : www.jambuluwuk.com/seminyak


CANGGU

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

Nyepi - Tugu Hotel 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/


SANUR

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

Nyepi - Maya Sanur

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.

Price : IDR 2,950,000
Book Now: Maya Sanur Nyepi Package OR Maya Ubud Nyepi Package


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)

Nyepi - Ayana-Resort

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.

Prices :  start from USD$ 243++ per room per night (Rimba by Ayana)
Book Now : Choose Nyepi Packages in Ayana Resort OR Rimba OR The Villas by Ayana

 

Four Seasons Resort Bali

Nyepi - Four Season

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

Karma Kandara

Nyepi - Karma Kandara

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

Movenpick Resort and Spa 

Movenpick Bali Jimbaran

One of Bali’s newest resorts, and brining new life to the Jimbaran area, is Movenpick Resort and Spa Bali. As an all-encompassing resort, there’s something for everyone here and their generous Nyepi Package includes: daily breakfast for 2 people, complimentary selected children’s activities  and Meera Kids Club entrance pass (4 hours), complimentary meals for children under the age of 6 when accompanied by adult paying meals, IDR 300,000net dining credit during stay, complimentary selected refreshments from minibar, special meal package on Nyepi Day (IDR 550,000net per person for lunch and dinner).
Price: Starting from IDR 1,386,000++/room/night . Save up to 50% when booking additional room for children under the age of 12.
Book Now: Contact directly to Reservations (Website)

Sintesa Jimbaran 

Sintesa Jimbaran

Up on the bukit, overlooking the dramatic quarry of Jimbaran, you’ll find Sintesa perched in its own little enclave ready to welcome you for Nyepi. This hilltop escape includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner on Nyepi Day, in-house activities (yoga, movie time, pool games), children’s activities in their kids club, complimentary use of their gym, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool, complimentary mini bar package upon arrival, flexible checkout tim, 15% discount for wellness nyepi package and 15% booking for second room package. They’ll also be holding a Lucky Draw on the 28th of March you won’t want to miss!

Price: IDR 2,900,000++ (package for 2 people)
Book Now: Email directly to Reservations (www.thesintesajimbaran.com)

Banyan Tree Ungasan 

Banyan Tree Ungasan Bali

Retreat to a perfect Balinese cliff-edge hideaway with breathtaking ocean views. The opulent Ungasan destination, the Banyan Tree, is offering a special villa package and dining experience for the ultimate Çaka New Year stay. Their package is inclusive of daily breakfast, Nyepi lunch and dinner for two their bambu Restaurant featuring both Indonesian and Western creations. Otherwise, the unforgettable dining experiences of Ju-Ma-Na, with their four-course Moonlight Dinner Set Menu is also available for an extra special Nyepi night.

Price: Starts from US$641++ per night for a villa package
Book Now: Email directly to Reservations (www.banyantree.com)

 


NUSA DUA

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

Nyepi at Sofitel

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 includes a daily buffet breakfast for 2 people. Of course, their fabulous hotel grounds with lagoon pools and open areas will be the ultimate spot for relaxation – and star gazing at night!

Price : IDR 2,300,000 nett /room /night
Book Now : Email directly to Reservations. (www.sofitel.com)

Hilton Resort Bali 

1. Hilton Bali Resort Villas

The newly branded Hilton Resort Bali cascades down the cliffs of Nusa Dua, right down to a large stretch of beach. Home to 4 pools, 6 restaurants, waterslides, tennis courts and a very unique Kids Club, the Hilton Resort Bali has become a popular choice for families. This Nyepi they are offering a package including daily buffet breakfast for 2, free extra bed and breakfast for 1 child, free one-time special Nyepi buffet dinner for 2 adults and 1 child (March 28) and free access to the Jungle Kids Club during the stay.

Price: IDR 1,750,000++/night (minimum 2 nights)
Book Now: Email directly to Reservations (baliresort.hilton.com)

Ayodya Resort Bali

Ayodya Resort Nyepi 2017

The lush, traditional grounds of the Ayodya Resort Bali are surely going to give you the perfect atmosphere for Nyepi. Their special stay package includes: daily breakfast and complimentary luncheon and dinner buffet on “Nyepi” day. The resort provides a range of activities for a nice quite day, including billiards, darts, ping pong, kids activities (treasures hunts, Balinese dress up etc.) and more. They will also hold their own ‘ogoh-ogoh’ parade from their lobby to the beach for guests to witness.

Price: IDR 3,000,000++ (2N,Deluxe Room); IDR 3,600,000++ (2N,Grande Room)
Book Now: Email Directly to Reservations ( www.ayodyaresortbali.com)

Awarta Luxury Villas and Spa

awarta nusa dua

Find solace in your very own luxury private villa in Nusa Dua in Awarta Resort. Known to many as their ‘home away from home’, the tranquil grounds of Awarta may be just what you need to embrace the day of silence. Enjoy the following benefits with their Nyepi package: daily breakfast in-villa or at the Long Table Restaurant, one time afternoon tea, one time three-course set dinner, special traditional ‘canning offering’ making class, 24 hours butler service, Salvatore Ferragnano bathing amenities, welcome drink and foot bath, complimentary daily mini bar and return airport transfer.

Price: Starts from USD 369++ (per night) 
Book Now: Awarta Resort Nyepi Package


UBUD

Alaya Resort Ubud

Alaya Nyepi Package

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

Nyepi - Visesa

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

Ayung Resort Ubud 

1. Ayung Resort Ubud Property

Enjoy an escape between the forest, lost in the valley of the Ayung River. The Ayung Resort Ubud is a luxurious getaway that brings your closer to nature and some peace and quiet. Their Nyepi Package invites you for 3 days and 2 nights (27-29 March) in either their Deluxe Room or One Bedroom Villa Suite with Private Pool. This stay includes a welcome drink and cold towel on arrival, one time dinner at Ayung’s famous Wijaya Kusuma Fine Dining restaurant, 10% off spa treatments at Dewi Sri Spa, daily gourmet breakfast, daily afternoon high-tea, complimentary coffee, tea and mini bar (replenished daily), complimentary morning yoga class and gym facilities. Local or Residents only.

Price: Deluxe Room IDR 3,500,000 nett (for 2 people, 2 nights), Villa Suite One Bedroom with Private Pool  IDR 5,500,000 nett (for 2 people, 2 nights)
Book Now at: Ayung Resort Ubud


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

Nyepi - Elephant Safari Park

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.

Price IDR 4,250,000 nett (couples) or IDR 4,950,000 nett (family: 2 adults, 2 children U12)

Elephant Safari Park Lodge
Jalan Elephant Park Taro – Tegallalang
+62 361 8988888
http://www.elephantsafariparklodge.com

The Royal Purnama

Nyepi - 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

Nyepi - Wyndham Jivva

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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