Firstly, what is Nyepi? Nyepi literally means to ‘keep silent’! Nyepi is uniquely a Bali celebration. This Hindu New Year is observed once a year, just the day after Tilem Kesanga (the dark moon of the spring equinox), on the first day of Sasih Kedasa, (Bali uses a unique calendar called Pawukon).
Nyepi is a 24-hour period (from 5a.m. to 5a.m.) when no lights or fires are lit, no-one goes out onto the street, except the monitoring pecalang a.k.a village guards, everything is shut, and this includes the airport – just think of how Bali lowers her carbon footprint on this day, ahhh, if only the rest of the world would follow suit!
Four rituals must be observed before and after Nyepi Day, including the popular beach bathing ritual of Melasti – that is only for the temple accoutrements and not the temple goers!
Tawur Kesanga, this ceremony is “based on the concept of Tri Hita Karana’s teachings, which is to align the relationship with the three elements, man with God, man with man and man with the universe.
Tawur Agung Kesanga itself aims to purify the earth prior to Nyepi followed by the actual Nyepi Day and Ngembak Geni.
The most anticipated event is Ngerupuk, which features the Ogoh-Ogoh parade. Ogoh-Ogoh are unique and symbolic sculptures of evil, and each parade is accompanied by a variety of music, shouting and some fire crackers. The celebration symbolizes the exorcism of evil spirits from the island of Bali. The creation of each Ogoh-Ogoh requires a lot of funds, a lot of time and even more competitive artistry. An average Ogoh Ogoh can cost anything from 8 to 50million rupiah and above.
Here at The Yak, we have compiled a list of places to stay while Bali is on lockdown. Nyepi is when the stars shine brighter than ever and only the sounds of birds and an occasional dog barking can be heard.
Stay home or check in, and enjoy the quiet bliss whilst still being able to leave your bedroom… or get off-island and party on just east of the effigies! Check where to spend Nyepi around Lombok, Jimbaran, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Seminyak, Tabanan, Ubud or Uluwatu and book now!
The Oberoi Beach Resort Lombok
As Bali embraces the new year celebrations of Nyepi with divine silence, we open a gateway to the paradise island of Lombok with The Oberoi Beach Resort, Lombok. Swaying palm trees, pristine turquoise beaches, beautiful twilight skies paired with regional and International cuisines; we make your short escape even more relaxing and rejuvenating.
Starting from Indonesian Rupiah 3,300,000* the Heavenly Hideaway offer includes Luxury accommodation inclusive daily breakfast for two, Digital International newspaper and fresh fruits in the room, Daily afternoon tea at The Tea Bale, Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort, Free use of gymnasium, tennis court and 24-hours business centre, Free use of snorkeling equipment at our jetty, sea kayak and stand up paddleboard.
- Offer is valid till 31st March 2023,
- Subject to 21% tax and service charge.
- 15% savings on 2 nights stay and 20% savings on 3 nights stay or more.
- Applicable to residents of Indonesia and KITAS holders.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
To celebrate this unique occasion, Four Seasons Resorts Bali is offering a very special Nyepi package available at the iconic beach resort of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.
Enjoy hushed tranquility, star-gazing into a darkened night sky, and the soothing sounds of nature stripped right back to as it was before time began, all while indulging in your luxurious villa, with sumptuous dining and any amenity you might need at your fingertips.
Complimentary cultural and wellness activities:
- Ogoh-Ogoh workshop and parade, Blessing at resort temple and Story telling
- Group Yoga Classes
- Additional cultural workshops including Akasara Bali (calligraphy), Gebogan (fruit tower) Making and Klangsah Weaving
From IDR 6,000,000 net per night (inclusive breakfast for two).
Full-board: Add IDR 4,200,000 net for two adults for two nights.
Kids up to 6 years dine free: Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Mamaka by Ovolo
Enjoy a short escape at Mamaka by Ovolo from 21st to 23rd of March 2023. Discover a 3 day + 2 night stay with a lot of perks. Mamaka’s Peaceful Retreat package includes a ‘First Drink on Us’ at Kuta Social Club, where you can enjoy a welcome drink with the iconic Kuta Beach view from the rooftop. Not to mention an amazing breakfast with IDR400,000 credit for lunch and dinner. Realign your mind, soul and spirit by sunrise and sunset yoga classes with this serene view, and prepare for an in-house wellness activity. If that is not enough, there is also a 24-hours access to our Wellness Zone. Room service will be available for 24 hours for those who need supper or midnight snacks. Additionally enjoy 20% OFF treatments when pampering yourself at the newly launched Kupu Blow & Spa — Mamaka’s very own beauty salon.
As the activities are also curated for families, kids under 12 years old will be free of charge for food and drinks. A fabulous line-up of movies will be prepared for ‘Cinema Under the Stars’, with comfortable bean-bags and home-made popcorn. Pizza-making classes will be added for even more fun, alongside poolside activities and kids’ games while you enrich your experience with mixology and barista classes. Self-service laundry is available for those who need their clothes refreshed.
Bring your dogs as we have a tailored V.I.Pooch for Man’s best friend. Dog bowls, snacks and sleeping mats are prepared for those who bring their furries, as Mamaka is pet friendly.
Early bird packages start from IDR 3,289,000.
Gather your friends, family and furries, spend this year’s Silence Day surrounded by Good Vibrations!
Grand Hyatt Bali
Grand Hyatt Bali invites guests and travelers alike to experience the beauty and the island’s most sought-after rich traditions through a memorable stay at this Nusa Dua’s five star resort. For three days and two nights, guests will be taken into a journey of serenity as the whole island will celebrate the auspicious day of silence.
The Nyepi room package offers a two-night accommodation at the resort’s Balinese inspired Grand Room for IDR 2,900,000 net per package and it comes with daily breakfast for two adults and two children under 12 years old, complimentary dinner for two adults and day bed.
Delight your palate with a series of delectable culinary options at our food and beverage outlets. Garden café serves Asian and Indonesian dishes in the soothing indoor and outdoor dining venue surrounded by lush garden. An array of Japanese dishes, ranging from sushi, sashimi to Teppanyaki is available at Nampu. For a wholesome dining experience with Balinese entertainment and lively buffet spread, Pasar Senggol is the one not to be missed. Our guests with Club access can enjoy an exclusive dining, including snacks and evening beverages at the Grand Club Lounge. Located adjacent to the resot’s main pool, Salsa Verde is the breezy open- air restaurant that serves your Italian favorite dishes.
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Bookings and reservations: BALGH-Guest_Services@hyatt.com or WA +62 815 5744 100
The Apurva Kempinski Bali
Join us as we embrace diversity in our pursuit of serenity. Renew your mind and spirit, through a 2 nights experience that is designed to realign your body, mind and soul.
- Minimum 2 nights stay
- Complimentary Nyepi Wellness Programme
- Daily breakfast for 2 persons
- 1 x lunch at Pala Restaurant on 22 March 2023 for 2 persons
- 1 x dinner at Candi Ballroom on 22 March 2023 for 2 persons
Grand Deluxe starts from IDR 4,100,000++ per night
Iconic Suite starts from IDR 6,000,000++ per night
InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort
Spend this special holiday in a luxury beachfront oasis and reconnect with your loved ones in a place where your days will create the memories of tomorrow.
- Daily buffet breakfast for two
- One-time buffet dinner on Silent Day for two
- Resort activities
- Kid’s Club & Fitness Centre complimentary access
- 24-hour In-house Movie Channel
- Complimentary Mini Bar
Rates start from IDR 2,905,000 nett per night
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Indulge in a serene and comfortable Day of Silence celebration at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach. Experience the peace and quiet of Seminyak while relishing a delectable Nyepi buffet dinner at Makase, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant.
Enjoy limited room offers starting from IDR 2,650,000 / room / night and Nyepi buffet for IDR 450,000 / person
Stay period: 21 – 23 March 2023
Inclusive of daily breakfast for 2 persons, F&B happy hour, and Nyepi resort activities
Stay longer and receive a 20% off for an additional night on March 23rd.
All prices are subject to 10% service charge and 11% goverment tax.
Amarta Beach Retreat – Kerambitan – Tabanan
Experience the Day of Slence in the serenity of Pasut Beach in Tabanan, with awe-inspiring vistas, while listening to the gentle sound of the waves. It is a perfect place for self-reflection, purification, and connecting with your loved ones. Join us to celebrate Silent Day (Nyepi Day) together with the locals on the eve of Nyepi, and the truly magical stargazing moments on the Night of Silence.
Packages start from IDR 3,240,000
- Min. 2-night stay
- Daily seasonal breakfast at Lilly by The Sea Beachfront Dining
- One (1) time designated lunch menu
- One (1) time designated dinner menu
- Daily seasonal afternoon tea
A spiritual exclusive two night stay at Soori Bali over Nyepi – A hidden gem in the Island of the Gods, Soori Bali is set between a majestic, volcanic, sparkling black sand beach and the infinite green of terraced rice fields and is a uniquely powerful place to create cherished memories during these auspicious days.
Embrace tranquility and serenity in a Private Pool Villa and indulge in the following offerings:
2 nights in a Beach or Ocean Pool Villa for IDR 20,000,000 ++ for two adults and two children (aged six and below), inclusive of daily Breakfast & Afternoon and Turn down tea, an F&B credit of IDR 2,000,000 per stay, Meditative Sunrise Yoga session and Ogoh-Ogoh Parade on the beach.
This offer is valid for Indonesian residents only, from 21 to 23 March 2023
Keliki Luxury Lodge
Spend the Day of Silence surrounded by the sounds of nature and lush vegetation, as you centre your inner self.
- Stay in a luxurious 2-bedroom Mezzanine Lodge from 21 – 23 March 2023
- Daily breakfast
- One-time Lunch and Dinner on 22 March
- 24-hour Fitness Centre
- Hotel activities (Jamu Making & Keliki Painting)
- Late check-out until 4pm *subject to availability
IDR 8,000,000nett for 3 Days 2 Nights
Package valid for 2 Adults & 2 Children below 6 years old
Puri Wulandari Ubud
Enjoy Puri Wulandari’s Mauna Package. Together with the universe, come and celebrate the Caka Calendar New Year in one of Bali’s the most serene and restful resorts. Experience a Full Board two-night stay to enjoy the silent bliss on the Day of Silence starting from 21st March 2023 until 23rd March 2023.
Two magical and mystical nights in Ubud with full board for two, with additional 20% discounts across the many activities such as yoga, floating breakfast and spa.
Included is a complimentary trip to witness the Ogoh-Ogoh Parade on the day prior to Nyepi, also known as the Pengerupukan Day.
Mauna Package: Prices start from IDR 10,000,000 net / villa / package
Rate includes for 2 persons:
- 2-night stay in Srikandi Villa – One Bedroom Villa with private pool and open-air living room
- Fresh towel and welcome drink upon arrival
- Daily breakfast at Legong Terrace Restaurant
- Daily 3-course lunch at Legong Terrace Restaurant (food only)
- Daily 3-course dinner in the villa (food only)
- Daily mineral water and fresh tropical fruits in the villa
- Daily turndown service with complimentary cake
- Daily scheduled shuttle service to Central Ubud
- Complimentary inhouse activities: assistance and transfer to and from the Ogoh Ogoh Parade on the 21st March 2023, and making Canangsari on the 22nd March 2023
- Additional 20% discount on F&B (non-alcoholic), Spa Treatment, floating breakfast and other services. Enjoy additional discounts for your second spa treatment and other services.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort
Celebrate this special time of year in the Balinese culture with Viceroy Bali’s 2-night Nyepi Package 2023. To mark this occasion we are offering the Nyepi Package below:
- 2 night special rate for our 1 & 2 bedroom pool villas
- All meals covered (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on Nyepi day (Wednesday, 22 March 2023). Breakfast provided on 23 March 2022.
- Complimentary mini-bar (including soft drinks and snacks)
- Cocktail or mocktail per person daily at Cascades Bar
Valid for stays from Tuesday 21 March to Thursday 23 March
IDR 16,000,000 in a Pool Suite for 2 nights.
See a different side of Bali and find inner peace with a two-night Nyepi Stay Package available during this year’s Day of Silence celebrations at Jumeirah Bali, an exclusive all-villa resort perched atop a limestone cliff in Uluwatu.
With Jumeirah Bali’s Nyepi package, holiday-makers will have an opportunity to meditate in silence and rebalance amid tropical serenity and ocean panoramas as locals celebrate the sacred Day of Silence. Guests are encouraged to break away from their routine and harmonise their body and mind with yoga, meditation, spa treatments and holistic meals while around them the usually bustling island falls into a profoundly peaceful and quiet state, with all activities suspended.
Spacious villas, each with its own open-air deck, and garden or ocean views, are designed in calming, natural tones to promote a healing environment, while Majapahit era-inspired pavilions hidden amid lush gardens provide cocoons of privacy to enjoy restorative nature walks around the resort.
Jumeirah Bali’s Nyepi Package is available for stays from 17 to 25 March 2023 with terms and conditions applying. This offer starts from IDR 9,000,000 ++ per night with two people sharing, and includes the following benefits:
- Luxury villa accommodation
- Daily breakfast for two at Segaran Dining Terrace
- One-time dinner for two on 22 March
- Complimentary 30-minute treatment with any 60-minute spa treatment booked
- Complimentary daily resort activities including yoga and meditation
- Use of world-class fitness facilities
- Direct access to a pristine beach
- Jumeirah One points for bookings made through Jumeirah.com
The Balinese Saka year (lunar new year) will be celebrated on March 22nd. Known as Nyepi, this is the traditional day of silence and a time for Balinese Hindu celebrants to fast, reflect on the year past, and meditate to achieve balance and harmony for the coming year. It is the most mystical time on the island and one of the most unique experiences in the world. A perfect excuse to spend quality time with your loved ones in proper Karma Kandara comfort.
Nyepi Package for 3 days and 2 nights starting from IDR 13,000,000 including:
- 2-night stay in our well-appointed 1-bedroom pool villa
- Daily breakfast
- One lunch at di Mare Restaurant
- One early dinner during the day of silence at di Mare Restaurant
- Free entrance to Karma Beach Bali
- Free non – motorized activities at Karma Beach Bali