On March 22, the Balinese New Year celebrations skip the fireworks and dedicate the day to complete silence, with the moon and stars as the only lights illuminating the island and nature completely in charge of the soundtrack. Known as Nyepi, this sacred Hindu holiday is a time of contemplation and renewal, preceded by festive parades and followed by other traditional celebrations, it's a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the Balinese culture.
Travelers celebrating Nyepi at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will experience a unique stay complemented by an immersive wellness retreat including traditional massages and private yoga activities. The exclusive retreat offers personally customized spiritual, wellness, health, and detox programs, accompanied by the attentive care of a Patih or butler, ensuring a tailored and exceptional experience. Mandapa's intimate setting is designed to provide a sanctuary where guests can effortlessly relax their mind, body, and soul.
Taking place from March 21-23, 2023, Mandapa’s new Nyepi Package will include a two-night stay in a private Pool Villa, daily breakfast, a 60-min Mepijet massage, a 60-min private yoga session, daily lunch and dinner at Sawah Terrace, and access to the resort’s wellness facilities. The property is also hosting a special stargazing meditation on its Temple Lawn to experience the breathtaking night sky over Bali - with virtually no light pollution - when the stars shine at their brightest and the Milky Way is visible.