This year Nyepi, or Bali’s day of silence falls on March 9th. On this day guests will be asked to stay within their their hotel or resort as Balinese Hindus will stay in their homes to and refrain from making noise, cooking or using electricity. The Balinese believe that on Nyepi Day evil spirits visit the island, and when they find the island seemingly uninhabited, they will leave it alone for the following year.
Many hotels offer great deals with the inclusion of meals, activities and other extras for guests who check in the day before Nyepi and check out the day after. We’ve found some excellent deals if your ideal day of silence involves being pampered at a hotel:
Four Points by Sheraton
Enjoy a 2 night stay in a Lagoon View Room including welcome ice popsicles upon arrival, daily buffet breakfast for 2 persons, an authentic Balinese buffet dinner on Nyepi Day for two, complimentary Wi-Fi and exciting in-house activities – for both adults & the little ones!
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The evening before Nyepi Day an Ogoh-ogoh parade will be held on Jalan Legian, just a 5 minute walk from the hotel. This is a must-see for kids and adults, as giant effigies of demons are paraded through the streets by Balinese youths to scare away the bad spirits for the coming year.
Check into the Grand Nikko resort on the 8th of March for 2 nights of peace and tranquility. Included in your stay will be a free upgrade to the next room category, daily buffet breakfast for two persons, a free themed dinner for two persons on Nyepi Day, free access to Jungle Camp Kids Club and late check out on your departure date.
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You’ll be able to enjoy the resort’s 4 interconnected swimming pools with sand lagoon and 30 meter water slide. The fitness center, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room will also be open.
Umalas Hotel & Residence
One Bedroom Suite : IDR 1,500,000 /package (2 Guests)
Two Bedroom Superior : IDR 2,650,000 /package (4 Guests)
Three Bedroom Superior : IDR 3,800,000 /package (6 Guests)
Umalas Hotel & Residence is offering 2 nights in the luxurious accommodation of your choice, including a welcome drink and fresh fruit, daily breakfast, 1 x set lunch and 1 x set dinner on Nyepi Day, a 10% discount at De Bistro and Kopi Langit Restaurant, complimentary access to the sauna & gym facilities, and fun games, movies and a kids corner on Nyepi Day.
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Mahogany Boutique Hotel
Superior Room – Rp1.450.000 net
Deluxe Room – Rp1.700.000 net
Mahogany Boutique Hotel is a friendly Jimbaran hotel with a relaxing atmosphere. They are offering 2 nights at a great price with the inclusion of breakfast, 1 x lunch and 1 x dinner. Spend Nyepi day by the pool or chilling out with a book or movies in your comfy room!
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Koa Surfer Hotel
Unwind at the funky Koa Surfer Hotel in a Superior Room for 2 nights over Nyepi. This special package includes daily breakfast, complimentary 60 Minute Body Massages, 1 x A la carte lunch and 2 x A la carte dinners, 2 x afternoon tea & snack on the rooftop, and drop off at the airport, all for 2 persons.
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Spend 2 nights in the peace of your own villa in Seminyak. Included in this package is daily breakfast, 1 x lunch and 1 x dinner for 2 persons. A small kitchenette and garden make this a great option for small families or couples with a baby.
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The Kirana in Canggu is offering 2 nights in a Kirana Room with ocean, pool or garden views plus a 15 Minute foot or shoulder massage at Kayana Spa, daily breakfast, a 3 course lunch or dinner on Nyepi Day, 1 x 60 minute spa treatment and free activities on Nyepi Day for adults and children. Excluding Nyepi day, you will also have complimentary use of bicycle or buggy to the beach and a free shuttle to Seminyak Square.
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Sense Hotel Seminyak
Rp2.560.000 net per package
Sense Hotel in the heart of Seminyak is offering 2 nights accommodation plus, daily buffet breakfast, 1 x set lunch and 1 x set dinner at Sense Bistro. You’ll also enjoy a 60 minute Balinese massage at Lima Spa, return airport transfers and a free shuttle service to Kuta & Legian area (not running on Nyepi Day)
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Swiss Bel-Hotel Petitenget
Swiss Bel-Hotel Petitenget is a great spot to be stuck on Nyepi Day. Included in your stay are daily breakfast for 2, plus 1 x lunch or dinner for 2 at Paon Restaurant. Many rooms have views out to the rice fields and there is a great courtyard pool to spend your Nyepi day lazing by.
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Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites
Starting from Rp2.250.000
Choose from 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites for a 2 night stay at Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites over Nyepi. Packages offer breakfast, 1 x lunch and 1 x dinner for 2, 4 or 6 people depending on your suite size. The hotel has a fantastic kids pool, so there will be no worries about little ones getting bored on Nyepi Day.
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The Laguna Resort
USD225++ per night
The gorgeous Laguna Resort is offering a Deluxe Garden View plus daily breakfast a one-time buffet dinner and an amazing one hour massage for some full on relaxation on Nyepi Day. With its 7 lagoon pools there is no way the kids could possibly get bored.
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Starting at Rp1.200.000++ per night
You don’t need a reason to spend all day at the Hard Rock on a normal day so staying when you aren’t allowed to leave is perfect! Over Nyepi you will enjoy a Deluxe Room and can choose packages which include lunch and dinner as well as breakfast.
Watch the Ogoh-ogoh parade, beach ceremonies and plenty more festivities from your vantage point at the Hard Rock before spending the day of silence tucking into tasty treats, playing by the pool, Lil’ Rock Kids Club and enjoying special Nyepi Day activities for kids and adults.
Nyepi is the Perfect Day to Slow Down
If you are constantly on the go, Nyepi is the perfect opportunity to check into a hotel, play with your kids, have a massage and just chill out! And there is no need to pay a fortune for a hotel with these excellent deals!