This year Nyepi, the Balinese Day of Silence which marks the beginning of

Escape the Silence Nyepi Promotions

This year Nyepi, the Balinese Day of Silence which marks the beginning of the Saka year, falls on Saturday 21st March.

The whole island retreats into silence for 24 hours, Balinese Hindus will not cook, work or travel, there are no flights into or out of the island, shops remain closed, streets are deserted and lights are switched off. The purpose of the day is contemplation and meditation and prohibitions are taken seriously.

If you do want to eat, drink and be merry, then your only option is to stay at one of the island’s hotels, which are exempt from Nyepi’s rigorous practices. Be sure to stay within the confines of the hotels which are offering special deals inclusive of dinners, lunches and other benefits. Here are some of the best from The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali, Grand Nikko Bali, Maya Ubud and Maya Sanur, The Ritz-Carlton Bali and Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas in Ubud.

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua is offering families the chance to spend some quality time together with their special Nyepi retreat package.

Stay in a stylishly-appointed Deluxe Garden Room complete with a supremely comfortable Heavenly Bed to induce restful slumber. A nutritious SuperFoodsRX is served each morning for up to two adults and two accompanying children.

Upon arrival children will be presented with their very own welcome backpack filled with age-appropriate amenities. It includes a sun safe hat and a drink canteen for free refills throughout their entire duration of stay. Children will also enjoy a choice of three swimming pools, a waterslide and unlimited access to Westin Kids Club for activities such as kite making, fishing and star gazing.

As guests are obliged to remain in the confines of the resort for a 24 hour period during Nyepi, a choice of restaurant venues are available to satisfy different taste preferences. The added benefit of a SPG Kids Pass will enable children to eat for free whenever parents order a main meal.

One of the highlights of this weekend retreat is a complimentary Prego Family Brunch on Sunday, 22nd March for two adults and two children. This uplifting dining experience features an extensive buffet of authentic Italian cuisine and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

A late check out until 3pm, subject to availability will ensure that all guests feel replenish before returning home.

Rates for this renewing Nyepi weekend away start from just IDR 1,950,000 Net per room per night. The offer is valid for stays from 20th to 22nd March 2015 and the price is Net, inclusive of government tax and service charge.

For further information, please visit

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali

Experience a flawless Nyepi Day (21 March) in the most space luxurious resort in Bali! Enjoy no less than 19 temples within the resort’s compounds as well as gorgeous views of rice terraces, the Indian ocean, Tanah Lot temple and lush tropical gardens.

Package is priced at IDR 1,850,000++ per night and includes one dinner at Merica and one lunch at Driftwood for two people on Nyepi Day, as well as accommodation in a Superior Golf View Room and access to the hotel’s gymnasium, 4-tiered swimming pool, 54-metre water slide and kids club (children 4 -12). Package must be booked for 2 nights. 

Grand Nikko Bali

Escape to the realm of tranquility where a secluded white sand beach, a tropical atmosphere and exotic Balinese traditions blend harmoniously to create the ultimate Nyepi Day retreat at Grand Nikko Bali.

Nyepi Weekend Escape provides an opportunity to experience quality relaxation and time together as a family in stylish surroundings. This exclusive package includes accommodation in a Garden View Room for two persons with a free upgrade to an Ocean View Room. There is also daily buffet breakfast and a delicious International Themed Dinner for two persons.
Additional benefits include free Wi-Fi and use of the resort’s extensive recreation facilities such as four interconnected pools, a fitness centre and Jungle Camp Kids Club. Mandara Spa will remain open to enjoy body and beauty treatments. A late checkout on departure day is an added incentive.

Nyepi Weekend Escape is priced at IDR 1,699,000++ per room per night for a Garden View Room.

Package is valid for the period of 20th to 22nd March for a minimum 2 night stay. Please mention the promo code NPIDR15 as a reference when booking.
For reservation, email

Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center

Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center offers a Nyepi Package from March 20 – 22, 2015 with prices starting from IDR 1.799.999 nett for 3 days and 2 nights in a studio room. This package includes taxes and service, daily buffet breakfast and 1x buffet lunch and dinner for 2 persons on Nyepi day. To complete your peaceful day with your family, the hotel provides a wide variety of Box Office Movie available in their television channel for 24 hours. They have also prepared 2 Movie Cinemas for the family, as well as other interesting activities such as cooking class, cupcake and sandwich making, and drawing and coloring for the little ones.

For booking and inquiry call reservation at 0361 411 999.

Komaneka at Bisma
Experience Nyepi in the Bali’s cultural center, Ubud this March 21. The renowned Komaneka at Bisma is offering a special rate of USD 976++ for a memorable two-night stay at the luxurious Ubud resort. The rate includes one-way transfer service, daily breakfast and afternoon tea with assorted Balinese and western cakes for two, one time 60-minute spa, one time set lunch and set dinner at the resort’s award-winning restaurant, daily cultural activities, in room/villa 24-hour movies and music. The package is valid for two people during Nyepi 20-22 March. While you’re in Ubud, you should also check out the Nyepi Eve Ogoh-Ogoh parade.

For further info and reservation, call 0361 971 933 or send an email to

Maya Ubud & Maya Sanur

Celebrate Nyepi by choosing to stay at Maya Ubud or Maya Sanur
at only IDR1.750.000,- net per room per night.

 Accommodation for two people in a Superior Room at Maya Ubud or at Deluxe Garden View Room at Maya Sanur
 One time lunch for 2 people on Nyepi Day
 Daily buffet breakfast for 2 people
 Daily afternoon tea from 4pm until 5pm
 24-hour internet access in library and Wi-Fi internet connection in all rooms, villas and public areas
 Use of fitness centre facilities
 Free late check out until 3 PM on departure day

Terms and conditions:
 Valid for stay from 20 March until 22 March 2015. The promotions cannot be combined with other special offers/promotions
 Package inclusions are not redeemable in cash
 Reservations in advance is required and subject to availability
 Valid for Indonesian residents only

Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas, Ubud – Bali

It is little wonder that the Bebek Tepi Sawah is fast becoming the restaurant of choice for many of Indonesia’s expatriate diners. It is already Bapak Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s favourite dining place in Bali and has been extremely popular with Indonesians from throughout the archipelago for some time now.
Nyepi Package: IDR 1,805,000++
• 3 days and 2 nights stay at standard room Batuan
Stay from the 20 – 22 of March 2015
• Refreshing cold towel upon arrival
• Special creation non-alcoholic tropical drink upon arrival
• Two bottles mineral water in the villas per day
• Indonesian/American or choices of Bebek Tepi Sawah Breakfast valid for two people
• Tropical fresh fruit selection upon arrival
• Afternoon tea with cake served in Bale Banjar Restaurant
• Once daily House Keeping Services

NOW Bali Editorial Team

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