Nyepi: Embracing Stillness

at Four Seasons Resorts Bali
Celebrate Nyepi, the Balinese Day of Silence to welcome the Balinese New Year, at either of our two Resorts. Each year, many Balinese Hindus take a day to turn off all lights and sounds, stop traffic, desert worldly activities and meditate, allowing complete silence and serenity to reign over the island.

KUNINGAN

  • In days following the pinnacle of Galungan, a religious festival celebrating the victory of virtue over evil, celebrate with intricate rituals, meaningful events and colourful decorations. While the traditional Galungan and Kuningan holidays occur every 210 days, Nyepi falls on various dates in March each year.

Kuningan celebrations

  • Chef Suta, carefully preparing a meal
    March 9 at Sayan

    Feast on fortune

    Savour the symbolic at Ayung Terrace with Head Chef Wayan Sutariawan’s Nasi Kuning. Cooked the traditional way, this flavourful turmeric rice dish resembles a bounty of gold and is enjoyed at festive occasions to represent good fortune, prosperity and joy. IDR 350,000 per person. Available for lunch and dinner.
  • March 9, 6:00 pm at Jimbaran Bay

    Traditional temple feast

    Embrace Bali’s rich cultural heritage with a Kuningan dining experience on our Resort’s temple grounds. Savour Babi Guling (roast pig) fresh from the spit Megibung-style, alongside live music featuring traditional bamboo instruments, rindik and suling, and a Legong dance. IDR 1,500, 000 per person.

Too many of us long for inner stillness and meaning in our lives, so we’re delighted to share the restorative power of Nyepi and Bali’s cultural traditions with you.

Mathilde Adam Senior Director of Marketing, Four Seasons Resorts Bali

Nyepi Highlights

Family-friendly activities

  • March 11, 8:00 am – 9:00 am at Sayan

    Chakra yoga

    Focusing on each chakra from root to crown, this yoga session aligns with the introspective nature of Nyepi, fostering a renewed sense of possibility and a revitalized spirit in harmony with the day’s serene atmosphere.
  • March 11, 10:30 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Jimbaran Bay

    Klepon making

    Unleash your inner chef and join us to learn how to make klepon (sweet rice cakes). Discover the magic behind moulding, filling and coating these tasty Balinese treats.
  • March 11, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Jimbaran Bay

    AntiGravity Yoga

    Soar into serenity on Nyepi with AntiGravity Yoga. This experience of “flying” in custom-made hammocks offers a unique fusion of adventure and bliss, perfect for Balinese New Year magic.
  • March 11, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm at Jimbaran Bay

    Aksara Bali Sanskrit Calligraphy

    Aksara Bali is our island’s ornate script preserved in ancient manuscripts with links to Hindu culture. Join Ibu Atik’s on-site class to learn Aksara’s 47 letters before trying your hand at writing your name.
  • March 11, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at Sayan

    Gebogan and Klangsah Making

    Discover the art of klangsah, woven coconut leaf mats ritualistically used for protection in the construction of Balinese homes and temples and to make hats, bowls, handbags, baskets and ornaments. Craft your own gebogan, an elaborate fruit tower offered in ceremonies for blessings, before attempting the traditional walk with it balanced on your head.
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March 11, 8:00 am – 9:00 am at Sayan

Chakra yoga

Focusing on each chakra from root to crown, this yoga session aligns with the introspective nature of Nyepi, fostering a renewed sense of possibility and a revitalized spirit in harmony with the day’s serene atmosphere.

March 11, 10:30 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Jimbaran Bay

Klepon making

Unleash your inner chef and join us to learn how to make klepon (sweet rice cakes). Discover the magic behind moulding, filling and coating these tasty Balinese treats.

March 11, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Jimbaran Bay

AntiGravity Yoga

Soar into serenity on Nyepi with AntiGravity Yoga. This experience of “flying” in custom-made hammocks offers a unique fusion of adventure and bliss, perfect for Balinese New Year magic.

March 11, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm at Jimbaran Bay

Aksara Bali Sanskrit Calligraphy

Aksara Bali is our island’s ornate script preserved in ancient manuscripts with links to Hindu culture. Join Ibu Atik’s on-site class to learn Aksara’s 47 letters before trying your hand at writing your name.

March 11, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at Sayan

Gebogan and Klangsah Making

Discover the art of klangsah, woven coconut leaf mats ritualistically used for protection in the construction of Balinese homes and temples and to make hats, bowls, handbags, baskets and ornaments. Craft your own gebogan, an elaborate fruit tower offered in ceremonies for blessings, before attempting the traditional walk with it balanced on your head.

Featured offers

Stay Longer – Fourth Night Free

Receive a complimentary fourth night.

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Stay Longer – Fourth Night Free

Receive a complimentary fourth night.

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Featured offers

For guests checking in March 8 to 10, 2024, additional benefits include complimentary breakfast and dinner for two on Nyepi (March 11).

Meet the team

Ni Ketut Swartini

Cultural Ambassador and Guest Experience Manager at Jimbaran Bay
Ni Ketut Swartini, affectionately known as Ibu Atik, has been the Cultural Ambassador and Guest Experience Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay since 1993. She shares her deep cultural knowledge with guests by leading temple tours and facilitating on-site workshops with local artists. Her unique perspective on Bali’s traditions ensures guests learn about the island’s rich cultural heritage firsthand.

Wayan Sutariawan

Head Chef at Sayan
Head Chef Wayan Sutariawan, known as Suta, grew up surrounded by Balinese paintings but fell in love with Balinese cuisine. Adopted by his aunt, he learned the art of making the magical base ganep. He then became a chef, preserving and sharing authentic Balinese food, including rare dishes like pepes klengis, a true gem of Balinese cuisine.

More to explore

  • Sacred nap at Sayan | March 12, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Experience an open-air nap cradled in an aerial silk hammock in the bamboo Dharma Shanti Bale overlooking the Sayan Valley. Drift into restorative relaxation as Ibu Fera’s soothing voice tells the story of Buddha. IDR 350,000 per person.

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  • Two women enjoy cocktails at TELU?s bar, smiling male bartender pouring a drink in the background
    Zero-waste cocktail class at Jimbaran Bay

    A celebration of Bali’s age-old traditions and natural resources, our upcycled herb and cocktail garden bar TELU is the perfect place to learn how to make zero-waste cocktails. Join Bar Manager Jan Jurecka and his team for cocktail making, recipes and eco-friendly tips. IDR 600,000 per person.

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  • Four Seasons chef instructs a couple at the Sokasi Cooking School
    Sokasi Cooking Class at Sayan: Makanan Bali Module

    Surrounded by fragrant herb gardens along the sacred Ayung River, connect with the island’s rich culture during a hands-on open-air class at our cooking school. As Chef Suta unveils forgotten recipes, immerse yourself in a new dimension of Bali’s vibrant culinary heritage. IDR 1,500,000 per person.

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