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This ‘Nyepi’ – Reflect on Something Beautiful

(News from Bali Discovery)

Nyepi is the Balinese Day of Silence, marking the start of a New Year on the 210-day Balinese Calendar. It is a day of profound introspection during which devout Balinese Hindus will refrain from turning on lights, entertainments, physical pleasures, traveling outside the home, and, for some, even eating and speaking. During Nyepi, houses and businesses go dark and quiet, streets and roads have no traffic, and those employed in essential services from hotels to hospitals are to stay at their place of employment for two-nights, stating from the eve before Nyepi until the morning of the day after the Day of Silence. A unique phenomenon found only on the Island of Bali, air and seaports come to an absolute standstill with cable television and, often, Internet services suspended for at least 24-hours.

Nyepi in 2020 (Saka 1942) will be observed in Bali from 6:00 am on Wednesday, March 25th, until 6:00 am the following morning of March 26, 2020. The eve before “Nyepi” – this year on March 24th – is celebrated in riotous-mardi-gras-like-fashion as intoxicated young men from village banjars parade the streets and roads carrying giant ogoh-ogoh papier-mâché effigies. As the day of silence is about to dawn, the young men, many of them sore-headed, abandon and burn the ogoh-ogoh on the roadsides before retiring to their respective homes for 24-hours of docile silence and self-reflection.

Bali has a long-standing tradition that foreign visitors and non-Hindus will respect Nyepi by staying confined to their places of residence or hotels during the mandated period of silence. While restaurants within hotels remain open within the hotel, guests are required to not venture beyond the hotel premises for at least 24 hours from sunrise on New Year’s Day until dawn the following morning. Employees of the hotel, unable to return to their homes, are provided sleeping accommodation for two nights so that guests can be served during the Nyepi period.

There is no better way to embrace the peacefulness that envelopes the Island of Bali at Nyepi than to spend this special Balinese Holy Day on the secluded black sands of Lebih Beach at the Rumah Luwih, Bali. A genuinely grand hotel reminiscent of an era of exquisite colonial hotels, a stay at the Rumah Luwih is a trip back in time. Guests are immersed in the tranquil ambiance of lush tropical gardens, views of the restless Indian Ocean, rice fields – all set against a memorable backdrop of hills and volcanoes. 

The unique Silence Day Retreat Package prepared for guests spending Nyepi at the Rumah Luwih Bali will be as majestic as the hotel itself. This exclusive Nyepi Package includes accommodation for three-days and two-nights, a lavish daily buffet breakfast, a one-time delicious buffet lunch, and one dinner at Andrawina Restaurant for two persons. 

Additional benefits include complimentary Wi-Fi and use of the resort’s extensive recreation facilities that include a well-equipped fitness center and large infinity pool overlooking the ocean. The Vandaloka Spa will be staffed and remain open over the Nyepi period, where guests can pamper their minds and bodies while enjoying a discount of 20% on all spa packages.

The Peaceful Silence Day Retreat is priced starting from Rp. 3,300,000 net per room for two persons. The package price is for a two night stays accommodation with special extension rates available for those wishing to extend to the weekend. Book directly and save an additional 25% off the package price. 

For further info and reservations, call +62-(0)361- 200 5899 or Email .

About Rumah Luwih

Discover the essence of Balinese hospitality at Rumah Luwih – an award-winning luxury architecture-design hotel. Designed by renowned Indonesian architect Hadiprana. Rumah Luwih’s design embraces classic colonial Indonesian mansion architecture style.

Rumah Luwih is a sanctuary where guests reconnect with nature and discover the very best of Bali has to offer. Indulge in views of the Indian Ocean, the hotel’s lake, lushly manicured gardens, and towering volcanic peaks.  Rumah Luwih, Bali is the holiday escape and the ideal choice for meaningful celebrations. Located in Gianyar, just 30-minutes north of Sanur, Rumah Luwih is the unrivaled choice for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle during the Nyepi Holiday. Strategically positioned within close proximity of Ubud and historical destinations along Bali’s East Coast such as Candidasa, Amed, Sidemen, and Klungkung -make Rumah Luwih a strategic starting point for any Bali exploration.

Rumah Luwih, Bali offers complimentary shuttle services to both Sanur and Ubud for hotel guests.

Rumah Luwih Bali

Jl Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Km 19.9.

 Gianyar, Bali


 +62 361 2005899


 +62 361 2005888


(News from Bali Discovery)

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