This year Nyepi falls on Saturday, 17 March 2018. This means the latest day you have to arrive in Bali is on 16 March before the airport is closed. Some tourists come during this moment because they simply want to experience this unique celebration. However, some other tourists, in fact, do not know about this and they feel some kind of ‘trapped’.
Nyepi or Bali Day of Silence is a celebration of New Year unlike anywhere else on the planet. During Nyepi, people are not allowed to do any activity and must stay at home. It is ultimately the quietest day of the year and definitely should be on your bucket list. For you who are interested in experiencing Nyepi for the first time with your friends or family, we recommend to pick convenient accommodations as you would be spending literally 3 days and 2 nights.
We shortlisted top 5 villas, resorts and hotels that would be perfect for you during Nyepi.
MAYA SANUR RESORT & SPA
Structurally, Maya Sanur Resort & Spa is sheltered by a stunning rooftop garden with a collection of intimate spaces and inspiring lagoon views beneath. A dramatic porte-cochere at the front entrance creates a real sense of arrival and five modern drum towers overhead represent Bali’s oldest means of village communication. Innovative charcoal ceilings throughout the reception atrium are not only visually stimulating, but naturally absorb sound and cleanse the air. Learn more here.
THE ELYSIAN BOUTIQUE VILLA HOTEL
The idea of contemporary style with the beauty of Balinese traditions and luxury tropical living, using stone and wooden materials that would develop a beautiful patina with and age and tropical gardens that would embrace the resort and walkways is an ongoing delight to watch. Learn more here.
Casa Avana opened its door in January 2017, our modern home is located around 10 minutes driving from Ubud Central, great location for those who seek nature and peace of mind. They provide minimum space with beautiful scenery. The villa is surrounded by rice field and mountain view. They have two rooms for rent, communal kitchen, pool with rice field view. Learn more here.
HANDARA GOLF & RESORT BALI
Located away from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist hub up in the mountain of Bedugul, Bali at the 1400m above sea level has made Handara Golf Resort Bali as scenic golf destination in Bali that offers a unique cool weather experience. The deep blue sky, the air fresh, clear and the temperature average between 14-20 Celsius degrees. Learn more here.
Set against the ocean in the upscale Seminyak region of Bali, Katamama showcases architecture and design inspired by local Indonesian influences and furnished with unique, handcrafted furniture pieces and objets d’art. Collaborators include the MoVida restaurant group from Australia and award-winning mixologist Dre Masso. You could enjoy the amazing Seminyak Beach like never before during Nyepi. Learn more here.