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In the highlands of Bali, getting in touch with yourself almost feels as natural as the act of breathing. For many, the sanctuary and cocoon of the lush greens and the cool air offers the sort of calm and peace that one experiences almost nowhere else. Imagine how this unique quality is further enhanced during Nyepi, when the island gets quiet as Balinese-Hindus celebrate the New Year of the Çaka Calendar. Looking inward might not be so tricky after all.

Eat Vacation has selected some of the best places for you to spend the Nyepi holiday in Ubud, all of which feature exceptional packages meant to encourage a journey of self-reflection and into wellness, all part of the unique celebrations in the Island of Gods.


Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Immerse yourself in the luxuriously serene ambiance of Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve on this Day of Silence. Take part in the complementary Balinese cultural activities such as Balinese crafts making and Nyepi rituals sessions. End your day revelling in the renowned wellness facilities of the resort that include Vitality pool, steam & sauna room and relaxation area for a maximum blissful experience.

The serenity and peace at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, makes it an ideal space to experience the tranquility of Nyepi. Photo Courtesy of Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

An inclusive daily breakfast, one-time lunch and dinner at Sawah Terrace for two persons can be enjoyed in the Nyepi package valid only for stays on March 6 to 8, 2019. For more information and reservation, please contact +623614792777 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/indonesia/mandapa/offers/silence-day-mandapa


Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan has launched a three-night retreat that guests could be commenced at any point within a year, making it Bali’s first year-round wellness retreat. It offers a unique approach to a journey of discovery and wellness that took its inspiration from the Balinese daily rituals of thanks, and the calm, healing energy of the highlands of Ubud. Wellness mentor and former Buddhist nun, Heni Ferawati, curated the ‘Guided by Gratitude’ package, in which guests can check-in any day of the year to begin their sojourn into the self through a mindful curation of activities meant to assist your peaceful restoration of the self.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan will begin their first year-round wellness retreat promotion from March 2019. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons.

Take that journey into the self and allow yourself to reconnect with Mother Earth with Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan’s ‘Guided by Gratitude’ package. For more information and to make your reservations, please visit https://www.fourseasons.com/sayan/offers/guided-by-gratitude-wellness-retreat/.


Capella Ubud

Capella Ubud offers a refined camp experience for guests, making it the ideal paradise for the modern explorer. The unique accommodation is constructed in between the trees, and are hidden from afar – allowing for an incredibly nuanced enjoyment of Bali’s nature, all in personalised and stylish comfort. The Capella Personal Assistant, who is ready to accommodate guests’ needs for the whole stay, will be the sort of touch you need to rejuvenate in this holiday.

The view of Keliki Valley from Capella Ubud. The posh, serene resort is the perfect escape into a moment of pure tranquility on this Nyepi holiday. Photo courtesy of Capella Hotels.

For Nyepi, Capella Ubud has prepared the “Silence Reflection Reboot,” which includes 2-night accomodation in a one-bedroom tent, an interactive Balinese cooking class, and camp-inspired tiffin dinner. Guests are also treated to wellness activities with guidance from the hotel’s Camp Rangers, and an exclusive access to their very own “The Officers Tent” for a delicious morning coffee, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and canapes.

The “Silence Reflection Reboot” is valid for travels between March 6 and 9, 2019 for a minimum of 2-nights stay. For more information, and to make your bookings, please visit https://www.capellahotels.com/en/ubud-offers-silent-reflection-reboot.


Bisma Eight Ubud

This boutique hotel, set within the natural and cultural heart of Ubud, is rooted in the artisan heritage of central Bali.  It makes for a unique stay in the Balinese highlands, especially with their special Nyepi package comprising a two night and three day stay in Bisma Eight Ubud’s Garden Suite, from which guests can also enjoy complimentary room upgrade subject to availability. Stay at the hotel from March 6, 2019, and enjoy daily breakfast, daily afternoon tea and a complimentary Balinese Dinner Set Menu at the hotel’s Copper Restaurant, all for two persons.

Bisma Eight Ubud is a unique boutique hotel experience set within the natural and cultural heart of Ubud, and rooted in the artisan heritage of central Bali. Photo courtesy of Bisma Eight Ubud.

Give yourself a treat to self reflection on the quietest day of the year with The Silent Escape at Bisma Eight Ubud. For more information and to make your reservations, please call +623614792888 or visit http:///www.bisma-eight.com.


Padma Resort Ubud

Invigorate your body, mind and soul with Padma Resort Ubud’s holistic Silent day retreats.
Located within an untouched river valley overlooking the stunning lush bamboo forest of Payangan in Ubud and equipped with a private balcony, Padma Resort Ubud Premier Room is an ideal place to luxuriate away on this silent day.

Padma Resort Ubud is surrounded with lush greenery, ensconced within an untouched river valley of Payangan. Photo courtesy of Padma Resort Ubud.

Stay for a 2 nights stay from March 6 to 8, 2019 and enjoy an inclusive daily breakfast, one time lunch and dinner for 2 persons for IDR 4,290,000 nett per room. This package is only valid for Indonesian residents (KTP/KIMS/KITAS holders). For more information or reservation, please kindly contact +623613011111 or email reservation.ubud@padmahotels.com.


On the quietest day of the year in Bali, take the opportunity to recharge and relax and find that tranquility to start off fresh to greet the year ahead. Find a moment in nature amid the highlands of Bali, and celebrate Nyepi with a refreshed mind.

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