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Nyepi, Finding the Beauty of Silence with Alila Bali

Nyepi is a “Day of Silence“ which marks the Hindu New Year and is celebrated on the first full moon in March, in accordance with the ancient Saka calendar.

This year Nyepi falls on 7 March 2019. On Nyepi Day, all lights and sounds are turned off and no one is permitted to leave their home. The entire island of Bali falls completely silent during this period as its people self-reflect and meditate in absolute serenity.


For visitors who happen to be in the island during this period, the Day of Silence gives them the chance to switch off and refresh in an environment that reflects this feeling of calm, to find peace away from the stress and pressures of everyday life.


This year, Alila Hotels & Resorts invites guests to celebrate Nyepi Day with our people to wind down and rejuvenate across their four Bali properties.


ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU is situated along the southernmost coast of Bali, close to the Uluwatu Temple; Bali’s most spectacular temple high on a clifftop overlooking the Indian Ocean. The serene surroundings of this cliff-top retreat make the perfect setting to relax, switch off, and rejuvenate during Nyepi.


With Alila Villas Uluwatu, stay in a one-bedroom pool villa from USD 915++ per night. For 2 nights or more, enjoy a total immersive experience that includes complimentary breakfast, return airport transfers, a welcome dinner, a 90mins Spa Alila signature treatment, with your Alila Hospitalities.


Experience beachfront perfection at ALILA SEMINYAK, with panoramic views over Jimbaran and Canggu. Designed to enliven the senses, the vertical gardens, and landscaped terraces ensure guests feel as though they are hidden away in a lush secret garden. The stay at Alila Seminyak during Nyepi starts from USD 392 ++ per night, and it comes with daily breakfast at Seasalt, upgrade based on availability upon check-in, a resort credit of USD 150 and Alila Hospitalities.


For stargazers, the tranquil Bali seaside resort of ALILA MANGGIS, beckons. Set amidst a coconut grove by the sea with Bali’s sacred Mount Agung as its backdrop, this ageless resort is now better known for conscious living and wellness, enabling its guests to connect with nature and soothe by the endless rhythm of the shifting tides as they discover Nyepi.


A 2-night’s stay starts from USD 354++ per couple per stay, complete with daily breakfast, one healthy lunch and dinner, one 60mins spa OR chosen Alila Experience, and unlimited access to the resort’s wellness activities, including access to the Ogoh-Ogoh Karangasem Parade (with guide, transfers, snacks, and sarong), Alila Hospitalities and 25% savings on all Spa Alila treatments.


ALILA UBUD is a peaceful and secluded forest retreat that sits high up on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley in Bali’s central foothills, in the Balinese village of Payangan. An idyllic rural retreat, Alila Ubud offers ultimate serenity this Nyepi Day.


A 2-night’s stay starts from USD 343++ per couple per stay with inclusions of 2 nights‘ stay at Superior Room, complimentary upgrade to Deluxe Room (subject to availability), return airport transfers, one lunch, one three-course dinner, one chosen Alila Experience OR 60mins Spa, Shuttle to Ogoh-Ogoh Parade at Bayad Village, 25% savings on Spa Alila Treatment and on F&B excluding alcohol.


To note: During Nyepi Day/ Silent Day all guests must remain within the resort from 06.00am on 7 March 2019 until 6.00am on 8 March 2019. On the day after Nyepi, known as Ngembak Geni, social activity resumes again with families and friends gathering together to ask forgiveness from one another, and to perform religious rituals. Although no one is allowed outdoors during the hours of Nyepi, special dispensation is granted to all hotels. In adherence with local traditions, please take note of the following: Guests may roam freely about the resort, but must remain strictly within the resort premises and away from the beach, No loud music will be allowed, and all outside lighting at night must be subdued. To respect this holy day, Seasalt and Beach Bar at Alila Seminyak will be closed for dinner on 7 March 2019, an alternative dining location will be available. Check-in and check-out will not be possible on 7 March 2019.


Terms & conditions: Package requires 2 nights minimum, valid for check-in on 6 March 2019, additional nights are subject to normal rates, once a reservation is confirmed neither further amendment nor cancellation is possible, the full amount will be charged to your credit card at the time of booking. For further information about Nyepi Day, please visit or email mediahub(at)


The hallmark of Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalized hospitality, and bespoke journeys. Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of our properties and impressions of our guests when they stay with us. In support of sustainable tourism, Alila hotels adopt EarthCheck operating standards, integrating the natural, physical and cultural elements of their environments. To stay at any of Alila’s hotels & resorts is to embark on a destination experience – be it in recreating the flavors of the local cuisine, enhancing your well-being through ancient healing arts or the thrill of adventure sports, you will re-discover the luxury of living at Alila. For more information visit, follow us on Instagram @AlilaHotels or like us on Facebook.