You may have heard the sad news that the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort will be closing its doors in July for a total renovation. There’s still time though to enjoy the resort and also join in their E-Series Final Farewell Charity Fun Run Event on 7 May 2017. This year, they will offer a unique running track like no other; their Greg Norman designed golf course, with stunning views of the Indian Ocean, traditional working Balinese rice paddies and ancient Hindu temples, a wide array of stunning colours and local wildlife.
The fundraising event kicks off with registration at the Golfers Terrace at 6am with an invigorating warm up session followed by the races at 7am. The Nirwana team is no stranger to catering to everyone’s individual needs, with three male and female categories to suit all ages and abilities including 2km & 4km fun-run and an 8km for the seasoned runners.
This year, the iconic resort invites runners and health enthusiast alike to explore the beauty of Greg Norman’s masterpiece Nirwana Bali Golf Course, the only course in the country to be ranked in Golf Digest Top 100 Golf Courses in the World and titled Indonesia’s Best Golf Course 2016 by the World Golf Awards.
The post run program’s healthy Breakfast tailored by the talented culinary team of Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali including a healthy variety of super foods, sumptuous morning specialties such as smoothies, low fat muffins and fresh super fruits, a protein corner and many more nutritional and tasty breakfast delights.
The race has a joining fee of IDR 300,000 (adults) and IDR 150,000 (kids aged 4 – 12 years old) and is inclusive of a bespoke E-Series race T-Shirt, competitor medal, healthy breakfast, exclusive access to the resorts four-tiered swimming pools and 52m water slides and Kids Club, access to the Golf Clubs luxurious changing room facilities complemented with its amenities as well as prizes worth $40,000 USD. Non-runners, family and friends are invited to enjoy the breakfast and exclusive access to the pool for just Rp200,000.
All of the proceeds from the event and silent auctions will be donated to the “Embrace Kids” initiative, this year the award-winning resort pledges to raise Rp90,000,000 to support one of the Embrace Kids’ Programs, ‘Helmet Man’ – partnered up with Rotary Club of Bali Canggu. Through “Embrace Kids”, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort has delivered continuous safety and education initiatives for the long-term improvement of the schools in local villages and their students.
Corporate social responsibility has remained at the forefront of Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort pledge to the local community and this will continue until the very last day they are open!
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE: http://www.regnowonline.com/e-seriespanpacific/
When you’re in Bali during a holiday that isn’t really celebrated it can feel sad to miss out on traditions. Luckily, this Easter you won’t have to miss out because there are loads of great brunches, Easter egg hunts and other fun events for families wanting to celebrate Easter in Bali!
Saturday, 15 April, 4–7pm at The Beach Bar
Ok, so this isn’t your traditional Easter celebration, but chilling by the beach with an Easter cocktail, succulent barbecue roasted pork and DJ performances as the sun goes down sounds pretty good to me! A perfect time to chill with friends and loved ones.
Easter Sunday Graze
Sunday, 16 April, 12–4pm at The Restaurant
Alila’s famous Sunday Graze gets an Easter touch with traditional Easter delicacies and special desserts while the kids enjoy their own special entertainment, from egg hunting and egg painting to a magic show.
IDR 595.000++/person with welcome Mimosa.
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Colors of Easter
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua is one of Bali’s most family-friendly resorts and knows how to do Easter! They are offering 3 great choices for Easter celebrations this year:
It’s time to unwind this Easter with a refreshing package that the entire family will enjoy. Stay between April 12th and 20th starting from IDR 2,300,000++ per room per night inclusive of daily SuperfoodRx breakfast for up to two adults and two kids, kids under 12 eat free with adults, a free kids bottle that can be refilled with selected drinks at selected dining venues and access to the Westin Family Kids Club and also 50% off a second room for kids (up to 21 years old).
Treat Your Family This Easter with spa treatments between April 15 – 17
The whole family can enjoy a 60-minute head, shoulder and foot massage as an Easter treat. Complement the relaxing experience with a traditional Balinese healthy drink called “beras kencur” that is known to reduce muscular aches and refresh the body.
IDR 2,800,000 per treatment per 2 adults and 2 kids (8 – 15 years old)
Or you can enjoy an Easter treat for yourself with a 60 minute massage for relaxing and toning, using Rose essential oil which is also known for promoting digestion and immune system, as well as boosting confidence. Continue the pampering experience with a deluxe afternoon tea at our lobby bar.
IDR 1,000,000 per treatment per person
Family Easter Brunch
Sunday April 16, 11.30am-3pm
Celebrate Easter in a fun family brunch settings at Prego. Make your Easter brunch a memorable one for the whole family. There will be Italian Easter specialties, chocolate egg decorating, a treasure hunt, Easter egg pinata and kids egg painting as well as a lucky draw session.
IDR 460,000 ++ per person including welcome glass of prosecco, soft drinks and signature iced tea
KIDS EAT FREE AND 20% OFF for SPG Members
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Sheraton Kuta Feaster Market Brunch
Sunday April 16, 12-3pm
The Feaster Sunday Market Brunch at Feast is awesome for families with kids and will have plenty to keep the littles entertained. There will be a sumptuous buffet of local and international specialities along with a la carte choices, with something that everyone in the family will enjoy. Special activities include an Easter egg hunt for adults and kids, chocolate tasting from Pod Chocolate Bali, Easter crafts, face painting and a visit from the Easter bunny!
From IDR 460,000++ per person
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Maya Sanur Easter Package
Spoil your family with an Easter stay at the beautiful Maya Sanur. Book a minimum of 2 nights between April 14-18 and enjoy the inclusions a daily buffet breakfast for two at Reef Restaurant, a sumptuous Easter Sunday buffet dinner, a special Easter turn down gift, 40% off all spa treatments, egg painting & an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday and free late check out until 3pm.
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Canggu Club Easter Bazaar & Easter Brunch
Saturday April 15, 5-9pm & Sunday April 16, 11am-3pm
The Easter Bazaar at Canggu Club is back!! Don’t miss a fun day of shopping, eating, drinking and live music performances. There will also be fun activities for the kids and entry is Free!
On Easter Sunday Canggu Club will host their annual Easter Brunch at Bistro C. Enjoy a welcome mocktail, traditional Easter dishes, an Easter egg hunt and other fun activities for the kids as well as a visit from the Easter bunny. Book this one soon because it’s a family fave!
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Easter at KU DE TA
Sunday 16 April, 12-4pm
Head over to KU DE TA from midday until 4pm for a super eggs-citing KU DE TA Family Day with complimentary arts, crafts and entertainment for the KDT Juniors along with a traditional Easter egg hunt. From 4pm the music will dial up notch for live sunset performances from Dee Dice followed by Aaron Dae on the decks. Reservations are recommended for lunch.
Set lunch menu : IDR 395K net (kids) & IDR 950K net (adults)
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Genius Cafe Easter Sunday Funday
Sunday April 16 from 7am
Get up early for an Easter Sunday to remember. Have breakfast and a swim in the ocean before kids activities with Alam Kids School start at 10am. There will be an Easter egg hunt, face painting and games. Paints and brushes, blocks, animal toys and another educational toys will be available too! From 12pm the Mercure Resort will be serving BBQ dishes or choose wood fired pizza or healthy dishes from Genius Cafe.
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Meggnificent Easter at S.K.A.I Beachclub at Padma Legian
Sunday April 16, 11.30am-3.30pm
The family friendly Padma Legian will be hosting Easter fun at their beautiful S.K.A.I Beachclub this year. Enjoy fun activities for the whole family and an indulgent Sunday brunch accompanied by live acoustic music. IDR450,000 (adults) and IDR225,000 (children 6-12yo).
skai beach club easter in bali
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The Garden Easter Fun Day
Sunday April 16, 4pm-7pm
Join the fun at The Garden Early Learning Centre. There will be an Easter egg hunt, face painting, crafts and a great picnic with food stands from Sprout Cafe. Adults are free and kids Rp50,000. Bring your own picnic rug!
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Don’t Miss Out on Easter in Bali
See, there is no reason to worry about you and the kiddos missing out! Get yourselves to some of these fun family events and it will be just like a traditional Easter.
Nyepi, or Bali day of silence, falls on march 28th this year. This unique day is the day that everyone in Bali is prohibited from leaving their family homes, hotels or accommodation. The reason for this is to create the illusion of an empty island to convince the bad spirits said to visit on this day that there is no reason to make trouble.
Although most Balinese people stay within their family compounds for the day, tourists, ex-pats and residents of other religions often choose to stay in a resort or hotel where they can still use the facilities, order food and enjoy a short holiday. We’ve chosen some of the best Nyepi deals in case you want to have a day of silence without too much silence…
1. Hard Rock Hotel Bali
The Hard Rock Hotel Bali is in the perfect location for watching the incredible Ogoh-Ogoh Parade, Melasti Ceremony and all the Kuta Beach festivities before spending Nyepi, Bali’s day of silence, in style. Ring in the Saka New Year 1939 with range of exciting activities specially prepared for Hard Rock Hotel Bali guests. This 2 night package includes daily buffet breakfast and a one-time Nyepi Set Lunch for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old as well as complimentary Wi-Fi for multiple devices, complimentary in-room blockbuster movies-on-demand, complimentary all you can read digital newsstand with most popular newspapers and magazines, free access to Body Rock Fitness Center including the sauna, steamroom, whirlpool and Tabu Teen Club. If that wasn’t enough you will also enjoy a 10% discount in Hard Rock Cafe Bali including merchandise, 15% discount on Hard Rock Hotel Bali merchandise and 20% discount on food at Jamie’s Italian Restaurant.
For more details on this package click HERE
2. Grand Aston Bali
It’s the perfect time to retreat from the hectic world and experience the peace of Bali during Nyepi Day at Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort. The resort’s Nyepi deals include a tropical drink & cold towel upon arrival, daily International buffet breakfast for two, lunch and dinner for two on March 28, a meditation class at 6am and a yoga class at 4.30pm onon March 28. You’ll also get a one-time 60 minute Balinese Massage for 2 and 30% off other spa treatments at Biwana Spa.
This deal is valid for Indonesian citizens and KITAS/KITAP holders only. For more details click HERE
3. Four Points by Sheraton Kuta
Enjoy the silence of Nyepi Day at Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta with your family and friends for just Rp1,900,000. This offer includes a welcome popsicle upon arrival, 2 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Lagoon View Room (27-29th March 2017), daily breakfast for 2 at The Eatery, free access to the Kids Club, free wi-fi and in-house activities on Nyepi day.
Please note an additional Rp300,000++/night will be added for a Deluxe Lagoon Access Room.
For more info on this deal click HERE
4. Koa Surfer Hotel
For a laid back Nyepi in a trendy spot, Koa Surfer Hotel has some great deals this year. Stay 2 nights in a Superior Room and you’ll also get daily breakfast for 2, a one-time lunch and one-time dinner for 2, free one-way airport shuttle, free shuttle to watch Ogoh – Ogoh at Banjar Berawa or Tegal Gundul, 24 hours Box Office Movie channel in your room and lots of kids activities during Nyepi Day. Baby daycare services are charged at Rp75,000 for 2 hours.
For more details on Koa’s Nyepi package click HERE
5. Padma Legian
Embrace the silence and darkness of Nyepi Day at the Padma Resort Legian where there will be relaxation but also plenty of services for you and the kids. Rates start at Rp3,490,000 for 2 nights in a Deluxe Room, including daily buffet breakfast, a one-time lunch and one-time dinner for 2 adults on Nyepi day and wi-fi access throughout the resort.
For more info and additional rates for family rooms click HERE
6. Westin Resort Nusa Dua
Spend quality time with your loved ones and enjoy the serenity of Nyepi Day. There will be organized activities while the youngsters will have fun at Westin Family Kids Club. You will also be able to choose from three swimming pools including a water slide to keep the kiddos busy. Bali’s auspicious day of silence is an opportunity to totally unwind. Rates start at Rp1,790,000 ++ per room per night for a Deluxe Garden Room with Valid for stays from 25th – 30th March 2017 for a minimum of 2 nights stay. Stay at Deluxe Garden Room with daily SuperfoodRx breakfast for up to two adults and two kids and you’ll also enjoy one buffet dinner for 2 adults and 2 kids, welcome fruit, access to The Westin Family Kids Club with many fun activities ; Star Gazing, Fishing, Kite Making, and late check out until 5.00pm.
For more details on this special offer click HERE
7. Accor Hotels
The Accor group is offering Nyepi deals at many of their Bali properties, including Sofitel Nusa Dua, Pullman Legian Nirwana, Novotel Bali Nusa Dua, Mercure Bali Nusa Dua, Ibis Styles Petitenget and Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua. The selection of packages ranges from Rp450,000 per night all the way up to Rp4,500,000 per night, so take a look at the link below to find your perfect package.
Click HERE for more info
8. Trans Resort
The Trans Resort is offering a great deal on a chilled out Nyepi stay. Pay Rp4,200,000++ for 2 nights and you’ll also get daily breakfast for 2 persons, a one-time buffet lunch for 2 persons, 20% off all spa treatments, movie night, a family fun fair, and kids club access. This family favorite resort is a great choice for a tranquil but luxurious Nyepi day.
For more info on this package click HERE
9. Ayana & Rimba Jimbaran
The Ayana and sister hotel Rimba are the height of Balinese luxury and are offering discounted rates from $243 US per night. You’ll get to participate in an Ogoh Ogoh ceremony, enjoy a delicious buffet feast and a 2-hour Aquatonic treatment (Ayana), “star grazing & gazing” picnic, transfers, and breakfast.
Click HERE for more information on these packages
10. Agata Resort Nusa Dua
Secluded and tranquil, the Agata Resort is offering 2 nights in their luxurious 2 bedroom lagoon pool access rooms for Rp5,000,000. This includes 21% tax and service, daily breakfast, one-time lunch and one-time afternoon meal on Nyepi Day, a daily Balinese afternoon tea, shuttle to the Ogoh-Ogoh parades in the Nusa Dua areas and discounts on food, beverage and spa treatments.
For more information click HERE.
Nyepi Day Stays for Bali Day of Silence
Nyepi is the perfect day to switch off from the world and relax with your family. There are some great deals around, so grab yourself a room with a view, a pool to lounge by and you’ll be all set for Bali’s day of silence.
Sunday 22nd Jan from 12pm
Starting at 12am get your Australia on with BBQ, slip and slide, AFL, a thong throwing contest, Pavlova eating contest, cricket and ultimate frisbee! A great time for the whole family and everyone is welcome!!
Find more info on this event HERE
Karma Beach Club
Thursday 26 Jan. 10am-9pm
Slip and slide on the beach all day with a special beach BBQ, Aussie treat goodie bags for anyone who arrives wearing patriotic clothing, doning flags etc. and of course streaming Triple J hottest 100 from 3pm.
Need more info? Have a look on our events page!
Finn’s Beach Club
Thursday 26 Jan.12pm – 2am
Finn’s Beach Club will celebrate Aussie style on Australia Day. Stuff yourself with Australian BBQ and dance the day away to music from Australian DJ’s who will pump up the best beats! Party starts 12.00PM!
See this event on our events calendar for more information
Sea Vu Play
Thursday 26th Jan. 4pm-2am
Sea Vu Play presents Australia Day! Come hungry and get a cold beer on arrival on us. BBQ like you’ve never BBQ’d before for Rp300,000 and kids eat FREE! There will be beer buckets for Rp99,000, live music and fun activities for all!
Photo credit: Now Bali
Find more info on this event at Seavuplay Bali on our events page.
Thursday Jan. 26th 12pm til late
Honoring Aussie tradition across the seas, Peppers Seminyak hosts Australia Day by their natural rock pool! With Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown, cricket on live feed, flowing ice cold brews & bubbles on offer, Nusa Cana Rum, along with True Blue Aussie cuisine. Everyone welcome!
Find more info on this event HERE
Sunday’s Beach Club
Thursday Jan. 26th 9am-10pm
Head down to Sunday’s Beach Club for family-friendly day of BBQ, cricket and drinks specials. Rp300,000 for adults (includes Rp150,000 food credit) and Rp50,000 for kids (3-11yrs) includes full beach access, sunbed and a towel.
Find more info on this event on our Events Page
Australia Day Bali 2017!
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to celebrating Australia Day in Bali, so get your swimmers and thongs and get ready for a barbie!
Ubud Yoga Centre is a family-friendly space where you can experience different kinds of yoga, pilates, relax with a drink and something to eat and let the kids play in the play area. If you are in Ubud for the upcoming full moon, their Full Moon Workshop on January 12th could be an experience to transform your life.
Kundalini yoga is known as the yoga of awareness, or in other words ‘experience’ because it cuts straight in to your inner world. Mantras are played along with moving your body, breathing, relaxing and meditating so the sound (energy/vibration) has a chance to permeate deep within and provide a profound experience.
Perhaps it can be related to the time you were at school for many years and then you went overseas and travelled maybe by yourself for the first time to a totally different culture. This ‘experience’ changed something inside. You returned home different, transformed because the ‘experience’ was more powerful, more profound than reading or being lectured to because these methods of teaching are only allowing you to experience life through the mind, it is linear, logical and life isn’t linear and logical, it is a mystery, the truth is none of us really know why we are even on this planet.
Because this life is a mystery, when we embrace the illogical, unusual, mysterious world perhaps through ‘strange’ poses, unusual chanting, different hand positions and new ways of breathing and meditating, we give our self a chance to have a visceral ‘experience’, something completely new enters our existence, and subsequently we open up space within. We grow, transform and alchemise like never before because we were given an opportunity of relating to our deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect.
Kundalini yoga allows you to incorporate new elements into your life which powerfully move, release and transform energy. You may have noticed that you naturally have more energy on a full moon. It’s very good to use this energy to cleanse, rather than using it unproductively. We can use this increase of energy to move forward and accelerate healing on all levels.
When the moon is full our glandular system is under pressure and so it is a great time to engage in activities to release this ‘pressure’, reset, create space and drastically improve our lives. When this pressure is not released we can easily feel restless, angry, confused in everyday life even if things are moving smoothly.
As the moon relates to our deeper consciousness we can, during the phase of full or new moon, work on an emotional level and cleanse, let go, complete and transform. And Kundalini Yoga is one of the most powerful technologies we have to reflect and reset, uplift and heal because it provides us with a direct experience.
The Full Moon Workshop
If you would like to welcome a powerful and deeply transformative experience into your life join us for a night of Kundalini Yoga incorporating movement, breathing, Hatha postures, chanting, meditating, sound healing, home made chai and uniting together in community spirit for the upcoming Full Moon Workshop at Ubud Yoga Centre on Thursday January the 12th 6 – 8.30pm. Celebrate and leverage from the powerful moon energies to achieve your intentions for 2017, reserve your place via ubudyogacentre.com
For more information about Alexis Hannagan who teaches Kundalini Yoga at Ubud Yoga Centre visit yogameditationsound.com
Paradiso Ubud is an absolute gem of a space in central Ubud. Boasting to be the world’s first organic vegan cinema, it is actually much more than that. This 150 person capacity venue offers daily movie screenings; everything from kids films, documentaries, short films and tv series. It also hosts yoga and dance classes, workshops, lectures, live music and art exhibitions.
We have spent many a rainy Sunday in their wonderful cinema space on the comfy reclining couches munching on popcorn and delicious vegetarian and vegan goodies from connected Down to Earth. Don’t be put off by the Ubud-ness of how it sounds, they have plenty of amazing things on their menu that kids love. Some of our faves are the potato wedges, Mediterranean platter for sharing and the fabulous smoothies, lassies and juices. Don’t even get me started on the raw chocolate and coconut goodies…
Now all I can think about is the tasty food, but what great fuel it is for all the yoga, dance and other workshops they hold there! We love the regular kids acro-yoga with Noga and have had a great time at workshops like the Bali Circus, which was a special one during the 2nd annual Bali Vegan Festival.
Paradiso is just what so many people have been waiting for in Bali; a place of culture, fun, great food and learning all rolled into one lovely package. They screen films from all over the world, documentaries, and vintage favorites like The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins and Peter Pan. It’s a great place to meet interesting people, connect with other families and also just hang out.
Check out the Paradiso website for more info on the location and upcoming events. We also list kid-friendly workshops, parties and classes in our Bali Kids Guide events calendar.