Traveling to Bali During Ramadan 2022

Traveling to Bali During Ramadan 2022

Published on 28 April 2021

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What to expect in Bali during Ramadan 2022

As the world’s largest Muslim population in the world, Ramadan is a particularly special time in Indonesia. A majority of the population adhere to strict fasting during what is considered an important holy time for Muslims around the world. Now, as Bali is in Indonesia and Bali is a majority Hindu island, how then does Ramadan affect tourists in Bali? For those travelling to Bali during Ramadan 2022, whether you are Muslim or not, we help to explain what is Ramadan, and what to expect from Bali during this time.

What is Ramadan?

Celebrated on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan commemorate’s the Prophet Muhammad’s first revelation, which is realised through a month of fasting, restraint and prayers. It is mainly conducted by adults. 

Those asking ‘what is Ramadan?’ May not know the typical day-to-day experience of this holy month: The fasting period each day typically starts before sunrise, with an opening meal of Sahur, after which devotees will not eat or drink throughout the day. Finally, they will break their fast around sundown, when they have their evening meal called iftar. The times of sahur and Iftar are different around the world and those fasting should check the schedule for Ramadan 2022 in their own regions. During this time, usually, Muslims will also refrain from smoking, sexual activity and other ‘sinful’ activities.

When is Ramadan 2022?

This year, Ramadan takes place from 1 April 2022 to 1 May 2022. For a whole month, Muslims will be participating in their daily fasting rituals, but this also includes breaking fast with families and communities.

Bali During Ramadan

In other parts of Indonesia, Ramadan can really change what is available and what is open, usually to respect the majority who are fasting by removing any temptations or sights that make fasting harder for those in the area. This helps people keep to their Ramadan fasting rules.

In Jakarta and other cities, some bars and nightclubs will close down, for example. Massage parlours will close down. Alcohol, in general, is slightly harder to come by; even restaurants may decide not to serve alcohol or will serve alcohol incognito, serving beers and wines in teacups or mugs. Some restaurants may even close during the day to respect those fasting, but this is normally for smaller business (often run by those fasting as well).

People who have experienced this are probably wondering, is there Ramadan fasting in Bali? What is Bali during Ramadan like?

Rest assured that Ramadan, whilst certainly present amongst the Muslim population of the island, does not affect the everyday businesses in Bali. Again, as a Hindu majority island — but also an island with a strong tourist focus – bars, nightclubs, restaurants and spas all continue to run as normal.

With around 15% of Bali’s population Muslim, there are still a considerable amount of people fasting during Ramadan. The Balinese Hindu without a doubt respect their Muslim neighbours and visitors in this fasting period, but there are simply not enough people to warrant changing business operations and availability of services on the island.
When it comes to clothing, especially swimwear, there are no restrictions in Bali during Ramadan period. In short: Bali is not really affected by Ramadan.

Bali During Ramadan Period

Ramadan 2022 in Bali

If you are travelling to Bali and are fasting, you might be wondering what is Ramadan in Bali like for you. Don’t worry, you will surely be accommodated for! Many hotels around the island are known to accommodate Sahur and Iftar meals, but it’s important that you check this before making your booking. Furthermore, you will find that there are many mosques scattered around Bali if you wish to pray; again, some hotels may have a place to pray on site but check before making your booking. Halal food is also available around the island.

For Ramadan 2022 in Bali, the times for Imsak (the cut off time before you must start fasting) is approximately 04:56, the times for prayers and breaking evening fast are as follows:

Imsak: 04:30
Subuh: 04:40
Zuhur: 12:00
Asar: 15:14
Azan / Magrib / Break Fasting: 18:01
Isya : 19:09

So, generally speaking, the fasting period in Bali for Ramadan 2022 is 04:30 to 18:01, subject to small changes throughout the month. 
It’s important to note that because most of the island will not be participating in Ramadan, it is best to expect people to be eating as normal, wearing swimsuits as normal, drinking alcohol as normal, going to the spa as normal, and so on.

After Ramadan, the Eid al-Fitr Holidays

After the Ramadan period, the Eid Al-Fitr holidays are enjoyed. In Indonesia, this is called Idul Fitri or ‘Lebaran’, and many Muslim families will travel home to visit extended families. Many also use this as a time to visit Bali and take a well-earned holiday after a challenging fasting month.

Lebaran or Idul Fitri in Bali can be a busier time for the island as many domestic tourists will fly and even drive over – mainly from Java. But with Ramadan fasting over, this will be for a normal holiday and the Idul Fitri period will not have any regulations or changes placed upon the island. This 2022, Idul Fitri will take place on 1 and 2 May 2022 in Indonesia and are declared public holidays, however, it is likely that people will take extended breaks during this time to celebrate the end of Ramadan 2022.

Viceroy Villa Pool

Stay with the Best Luxury Hotels in Bali This Eid Al-Fitr

For the perfect Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr holiday, we recommend unwinding at one of Viceroy Bali’s luxurious villas and furthering the feeling of getting the best the island has to offer from the best hotel in Bali.

Retreat to the lush greenery of Ubud for an Eid Al-Fitr Staycation like no other. Indulge in Viceroy Bali’s luxury service where you can enjoy an unforgettable experience for you and your family while enjoying a stunning view of the jungle. This offer is available from Friday 29 April to Friday 6 May 2022. For further information on Viceroy Bali’s special Eid Al-Fitr Staycation visit their web page at or through their Reservation at

About Viceroy Bali in Ubud

Viceroy Bali is a family-owned and operated luxury resort, a unique proposition for luxury 5-star hotels in Bali. Situated only a 5-minute drive from Ubud, Bali’s bustling cultural and spiritual capital, the property is a secluded haven for those with refined tastes. Each villa offers a private, heated infinity pool overlooking a spectacular jungle ravine known as Valley of the Kings. Every detail of this tropical sanctuary has been meticulously designed to provide an extraordinary expression of Balinese authenticity whilst also being world-class. Viceroy is the only Bali luxury resort to have won the Condé Nast Traveller accolade of #1 Resort in the World (2018).

Viceroy Bali is the First Luxury Resort in Ubud to get Their Staff Vaccinated

First Vaccinations for Bali and Viceroy Resort and New Updates.

Published on 15 April 2021

*Update May 2021 – our entire team received their second vaccination on 24 May 2021. You can reserve your villa at Viceroy Bali with peace of mind by clicking here.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dragged Indonesian into serious public health and economic crisis. Tourism has been one of the worst segments affected by the impact of the pandemic, including tourism in Bali. Since the country recorded its first confirmed cases on 2 March 2020, the Indonesian government has been determined to protect everyone from COVID-19 and has started rolling out a nationwide vaccination program to stop the spread of influenza in 2021. 

Covid-19 Vaccine

The Indonesia President, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) reviewed the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Ubud, at Puri Agung District Bali province on 16 March 2021, and said he was optimistic that giving free access to the coronavirus vaccinations for bali would help revive the tourism industry on the island. The Government on the other hand is expecting a full vaccine distribution across Bali by the end of July and is aiming to make sure that all the vaccines are sustainable and allocated fairly. 

Accompanied by Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Tourism and Creative Economic Minister Sandiaga Uno and Bali Governor Wayan Koster, Jokowi held dialogues with Balinese religious groups and communities as well as the frontline public servants to ensure that the vaccination program is implemented properly and successfully, as it is the key for the revival of tourism in Bali. He also mentioned the reopening of three COVID-19 green zones in Bali for tourism amid a marked decrease in the number of daily coronavirus cases nationwide.

“I see that in the province of Bali, we want to concentrate on three designated green zones, specifically Ubud, Sanur, and Nusa Dua. We are optimistic of these becoming green zones, green areas that we can fully open to tourists, hence later tourists will feel safe and comfortable staying in Bali. With our focus on these three zones, the revival of the tourism sector Bali province will start” he remarked.

As mentioned on Tempo News, the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy of Indonesia, Sandiaga Uno mentioned that three tourism destinations in Bali including Ubud, Sanur, and Nusa Dua will be officially open on 17 August 2021; right on the same day of Indonesia Independence Day. 

Viceroy Bali was the First Luxury Resort in Ubud to get Their Staff Vaccinated

Viceroy staff vaccinated
Viceroy Bali employee’s getting the Vaccination.

While hotels need to ensure limited interactions between employees and guests, prioritizing employees with free access to the vaccine would ensure a high level of protection and comfort. On Friday, 26 March 2021 the award-winning hotel Viceroy Bali staff received their first COVID-19 vaccination provided by the government, at Banjar Nagi, Ubud. 

This clearly marks the grand breakthrough as Viceroy Bali is wasting no time to ensure the health and safety protocols across the resort, while at the same time, still delivering the best hospitality services in Ubud.

Though there are numerous options of vaccines out on the market, the government has provided Astra-Zeneca to all the Viceroy Bali staff registered in Ubud. The vaccinations for Bali is not only distributed to the local employees, but the expats including the General Manager of Viceroy Bali, Amanda Syrowatka, proving to everyone why Viceroy Bali is a dynamic and agile hospitality operator when it comes to adapting to new situations like the pandemic.

Located in a secluded area of Ubud, a mysterious yet blinding haven lies above the green valley of the jungle. Viceroy Bali is also home to world-famous restaurants and bars: Aperitif and Cascades.

Viceroy Bali Staff Vaccinated

viceroy bali ubud covid safe welcome
Viceroy Bali welcomes you under safety regulations.

Both of the restaurants are complemented with Ubud’s magnificent panorama jungle view alongside the beautiful Petanu river. Aside from having a great reputation, Viceroy Bali also has shown a serious response to adapt to the situation, prioritizing the safety of every staff member. Therefore, they are scheduled to receive their second vaccination in May 2021.

As stated by ABC news, travelling guests are required to be vaccinated upon arrival in Bali in 2021 and can come back to Bali safely if the respective person can return with a negative test.   

If you are still dreaming of the tropical retreat during the pandemic, worry not, Viceroy Bali is verified with Clean, Health, Security & Environment (CHSE). Upon entering the property, Viceroy Bali undergoes safe government-regulated protocols from disinfecting all transportation to requiring everyone to wear a mask. Additionally, a body temperature check station and hand-sanitisers are provided in every corner of the resort.

viceroy bali ubud pool

A founding member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Viceroy Bali offers guests the best of Bali from the heart of Ubud. With 40 pool villas, a fine-dining restaurant and an extensive spa offering, Viceroy Bali is owned and managed by an Australian family with vast worldwide travelling experience who have bestowed the resort with their love of culture and fashion. Guests can expect to experience graceful and caring personal service from the owners and their dedicated staff.

Now that the vaccinations for Bali are in full swing, you can look forward to COVID safe vacations in Bali and we can again fully focus on the luxury service you deserve. Book your vacation at Viceroy Bali now and benefit and benefit from Covid adapted cancellation conditions.

Easter Activities: What to Do & Where to Stay in Bali

Easter Activities: What to Do & Where to Stay in Bali

Looking forward to being surrounded by eggs and Good Friday festivities? Well, Easter is just around the corner, so if you’re celebrating in Bali and have no idea where to find a family activity or treasure hunt for the children then don’t worry, we are here to help! From-all-you-can-eat family feasts and great easter Bali packages to exciting events, here are our top picks of what you could do in Bali and where to stay this Easter. 

What to Do

1. Enjoy a Nice Dinner 

One of the best ways to enjoy the Easter holidays is to treat your family and friends to a special dining experience. Who knows, you might be delighted by the unique Easter specials menus followed by the most exciting Easter decorations along with a fun treasure hunt. This might be one of the most recommended activities, though it might sound very cliché Easter is about reuniting with the family. You can also make a list with your traveling partner of the different places you want to eat in Bali. We recommend you to have a pleasant stay at Viceroy Bali and enjoy the meticulous food at CasCades Restaurant that produces bold and unique dishes whilst you enjoy striking tropical valley views. You will be surprised by how immaculate the surroundings are and how it is the perfect place for a family gathering. Later, you can make your way to different parts of Bali from there. 

Viceroy Bali restaurants - Cascades Bali interior

2. Easter Beach Picnic

It’s never a complete experience if you haven’t visited a beach in Bali. With so many immaculate beaches with black and white sands encircling this Island of the Gods, you can never skip a beach day out with your family. Although, it would be difficult to go egg hunting there, doing regular activities like a family gathering at the beach is never a bad idea. So, you should time your arrival a few hours before dark to end your day in one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunset. Having a small picnic by the sea and building some sandcastles will be the perfect alternative things to do.

3. Visit the National Forest

Although you won’t find any bunnies in Bali, you can take your family to the National Park instead. There, you and your family can enjoy a more relaxing weekend and observe the animals and the natural landscapes in Bali. Who knew a little adventure along the stairs could bring the family together? 

4. Surround yourself among Wild Animals!

Most people would correlate Easter to the Easter bunnies, but if you think that’s overrated try to plan your family Easter at the Zoo. Like what Bali Safari & Marine Park does to their visitors, they provide safari trips into the zoo which look like a real jungle. People can watch the animal activities inside the zoo-like they are in forest life. Over 60 species of animals live in Bali Safari & Marine Park, the zoo itself creates a real jungle atmosphere. 

Mason adventures elephant Safari ride

5. Create chocolate eggs!

One of the perks of celebrating Easter is definitely a chocolate egg. But if you think it is not quite fascinating to do in Bali, then try to do it yourself! There’s always a way to learn some tricks or two about cooking through YouTube. Not only you would experience something new, it will be a new bonding experience for you and your family. So, get your ingredients and laptop ready, it’s time for some fun cooking! Always remember to supervise the little ones to prevent any unwanted incidents in the kitchen!

Create Chocolate Eggs in Bali

6. Egg-hunting Riddle at your home

Lastly, the most favorite activity that would excite the little one is probably to have an egg-hunting activity at your home. You can do it thoroughly by spreading all over the house, or you can actually add a little spice on it by creating a riddle out of it. That way your family would experience a more exciting discussion as they would have to think and work cooperatively during the hunt, it would be a very exciting activity that you don’t have to miss out on.  

So, these are just a few ideas for you to spend your time in Bali this Easter, we recommend you book your accommodation in advance. 

Where to Stay

For a getaway staycation, get yourself to the most intimate luxury resort located in Ubud. From a complete wellness rejuvenation program to the cultural Balinese vacation package, you’ll be surprised by how many easter Bali packages are designed around your needs along with built-in discounts to let you enjoy your precious time when staying at Viceroy Bali. Starting from a wellness retreat to regenerate the mind the body, to a relaxing romance package for those who are seeking a romantic getaway with their significant other, to a wedding for those who are seeking a beautiful tropical wedding ceremony accompanied by the ferocious jungle, culture, and adventure that takes you through the experience of traditional Bali, and lastly culinary, where you’ll experience an incredible gourmet experience indulging a Balinese cooking class, Indonesian lunch and incredible night to remember with an 8-course degustation at Apéritif restaurant and cocktail bar.

Easter Promotion in Bali

This Easter, Viceroy Bali has arranged a luxurious Easter Staycation package that includes a daily a la carte breakfast, a daily cocktail or mocktail per person at Cascades Bar, and 1 x 60 minutes Balinese massage per adult. Viceroy Bali has also prepared a fun Easter experience for the little ones, including a treasure hunt activity on Saturday, 3rd of April 2021, and an egg painting session on Sunday, 4th of April 2021. Accompanied by an egg-citing festivity for everyone, Easter lunch can be served on your preferred date of either the 3rd or 4th of April 2021 at Cascades Restaurant. The Easter Bali package is valid only from Thursday 1st of April to Sunday 4th 2021. For further information please book your reservation through or visit their web page at 
We guarantee you, this is one of the best easter Bali packages you will find on the Island!

About Viceroy Bali in Ubud

Viceroy Bali is a family-owned and operated luxury resort, a unique proposition for luxury 5-star hotels in Bali. Situated only a 5-minute drive from Ubud, Bali’s bustling cultural and spiritual capital, the property is a secluded haven for those with refined tastes. Each villa offers a private, heated infinity pool overlooking a spectacular jungle ravine known as Valley of the Kings. Every detail of this tropical sanctuary has been meticulously designed to provide an extraordinary expression of Balinese authenticity whilst also being world-class. Viceroy is the only Bali luxury resort to have won the Condé Nast Traveller accolade of #1 Resort in the World (2018).

Nyepi Package 2023 – The best way to spend your Silent Day

Nyepi Package 2023 – The best way to spend your Silent Day – Wednesday 22 March 2023

What is Nyepi Day?

Nyepi translates to ‘silence’, where everyone falls in complete silence to reflect upon their life. It’s a day of contemplation and introspection of all the good and bad deeds that they have done in the past year. In other words, Nyepi is a ritual of purification to promote and achieve balance and harmony in life.

Girl at Infinity Pool Edge at Viceroy Bali

Nyepi or hari raya Nyepi is a Balinese New Year tradition that is celebrated quite differently from New Years’ in other cultures. Nyepi follows the Saka Calendar that falls between March and April and has been carried out back as far as 78 AD. On this very unique and sacred day, the entire island is put in sleep mode where electricity, lights, fires, and any kind of traffic are forbidden. 

viceroy nyepi package 2021

The entire island is policed by village watchmen (Pecalang) who patrol every street and corner to ensure that the island is in its desired tranquillity. Even internet access is cut off for the day, and the local airport shuts for 24 hours, making it the only airport in the world that shuts for a religious ceremony – which gives you an idea of just how serious Balinese are about it. 

Nyepi might seem very odd from outside the local culture, but it holds great meaning to the Balinese. The evening before Nyepi Day Ogoh ogoh (huge demonic statues) are paraded through the main streets and cemeteries of Bali’s numerous villages. The Ogoh ogoh statues are intended to be evil spirits, and at the conclusion of the parade they are set alight and the burning of the Ogoh-Ogoh represents leaving your demons behind in the year that passed.

Nyepi Package 2023 – the Silent Day at the Viceroy Bali

Viceroy Bali in Ubud provides you a safe retreat for the blackout day, providing the non-Balinese a place to relax and unwind, but with electricity, airconditioning, television and internet. The Viceroy Nyepi Package 2023 is a two-night package available only from the 21 to 23 March 2023.

The Nyepi Package for 2023 includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Nyepi Day (wednesday 22nd March), snacks and soft drinks from the minibar, and full breakfast on the 23rd March.

Interior design of Deluxe Terrace Villa at Viceroy Bali

The supporting solitude that surrounds the resort will give you the ideal atmosphere to binge read your favorite new book. Or maybe you just want to binge watch your new show and dine on gourmet room service. 

It doesn’t matter that stepping a foot outside your shelter is literally prohibited, because Viceroy Bali offers you the luxury of a private pool villa that you actually won’t want to leave, limitless wifi and internet access and a sun-drenched terrace for you to soak up serenity of the jungle rambling down Ubud’s Valley of the Kings. The Viceroy Bali’s Nyepi Package 2023 will have you ensconced in a spacious, open-plan sanctuary with a super-king sized bed and luxurious bathroom, blending refined luxury and Balinese traditional living.

Because of the religious elements that have us refrain from daily routines, the silent day without electricity affords us perfect conditions for stargazing on a clear night, with constellations visible to the naked eye on a clear evening. If you’re an astronomy enthusiast then the silent day is your day. 

You might feel that Nyepi is taking away your fun, but there’s no other place in the world that shuts itself down completely. Beyond being spiritually and religiously valuable to Balinese, it’s a chance for everyone in Bali to refresh and start anew. 

About the Viceroy Bali in Ubud

Viceroy Bali is a family owned and operated luxury resort, a unique proposition for luxury 5-star hotels in Bali. Situated only a 5-minute drive from Ubud, Bali’s bustling cultural and spiritual capital, the property is a secluded haven for those with refined tastes. Each villa offers a private, heated infinity pool overlooking a spectacular jungle ravine known as Valley of the Kings. Every detail of this tropical sanctuary has been meticulously designed to provide an extraordinary expression of Balinese authenticity whilst also being world-class. Viceroy is the only Bali luxury resort to have won the Condé Nast Traveller accolade of #1 Resort in the World (2018).

Our Covid-19 Commitments

Viceroy Bali Covid-19

Viceroy Bali Safety for Covid-19

*Update May 2021 – our entire team are fully vaccinated, as of 24 May 2021. Read more here.

As we continue to adapt to a new way of life, we look forward to Bali reopening safely to International tourism. To demonstrate Viceroy Bali Covid-19 commitment to your safety we wanted to share this video with you. Rest assured we are working very hard to allow you enjoy your stay at Viceroy Bali without worry. Bali also has strict hygiene policies in place to minimize risk.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect upon arrival and during your stay at Viceroy Bali.

Viceroy Bali Covid-19 Commitments

As ever, our team are here to help you along your journey. If you have any questions regarding particular practices, we will be most happy to answer. Email us anytime at Alternatively, start a live chat here on our website and we will endeavor to respond as soon as possible.

Precautions taken at Viceroy Bali:

  • Checking the body temperature of everyone arriving into hotel, staff and guests alike.
  • Antibacterial sanitising every surface in villas, common areas, vehicles continuously throughout the day/night
  • Hand sanitizer stations around the hotel premises for use.
  • Not seating guests near each other in the restaurants or pool area.
  • Limited staff operating and stringent sanitisation requirements for them.

Our cancellation policy:

During these times it is good to appreciate the importance of booking flexibility for our guests. As such, we have amended our cancellation policy to be much more adaptable to the current environment, with new bookings being able to be cancelled or rescheduled up to 7 days prior to check-in.

For those that had planned to visit Viceroy Bali during certain dates in 2021, we are allowing a 12-month amendment of stay dates for peace of mind that your booking with us is still valid. Should guests not know exact dates when they would like to travel again then we are happy to have the booking recorded.
If you have booked through a third party agent or online, please contact them to liaise with us regarding refunds or amended travel dates.

chse certified
Viceroy Bali received a CHSE certificate.
The CHSE (Clean, Health, Safety & Environment) Certification Program or Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability is the process of granting certificates to tourism businesses, other related facilities, the community environment, and tourism destinations.

Bali New Year’s Eve

Bali New Year’s Eve

Did someone say “New Year’s Eve”? Or maybe, “Malam Tahun Baru”?
If you are looking for a good New Year’s party in Bali, you won’t be lacking options. Even in the year that brought us Covid and near-global travel shutdowns, there is still plenty on offer on New Year’s in Bali.
Bali is renowned as an island that knows how to party. It definitely knows how to spoil you with a plethora of options when it comes to celebrating New Year’s Eve. Whether you want to relax and stay in, have a nice fine-dining experience, or a rage at a full-blown dance party to welcome 2022, Bali has you covered.

When it comes to holidays and special dates, Bali uses two calendars for double the fun. There is the Saka (Balinese calendar) and the regular Gregorian calendar. So in terms of celebrating the new year, you get to enjoy two Bali New Year’s parties.

Firework on New Year in Bali
Firework on the Beach

Where to go on New Year in Bali?

Let’s face it, 2021 has been a pretty challenging year for all of us. But that doesn’t mean you can’t see in the new year with panache and style. If you’re wondering where to go on new year’s in Bali, then you’re in for a treat as Bali’s new year celebrations offer a range of activities, regardless of your budget and style.

You can dance in the new year at the beach clubs in Canggu and Seminyak, join in the relaxed celebrations along the coast of Uluwatu, or wine and dine in the cooler climate of Ubud.

Ubud is a place where traditional Balinese culture is present in almost every waking moment. Where the beautiful sound of gamelan accompanies you in your everyday life. Where colorful offerings decorate the streets. With its beautiful rice paddies, temples, shrines, and fresh mountainous air, it’s no wonder that Ubud offers some different options to spend your last day in 2021.

If you’re spending New Year in Bali and looking for a more refined celebration away from the clubs and thumping bars in the south of the island, then Ubud is for you. Your options are varied. Dancing, live music, and family-friendly fine-dining experiences are some of the things you can do to enjoy your new years eve in Ubud.

New Year's Eve Party Bali
New Year’s Eve at Apéritif

Last Supper at Apéritif

If you are looking for something classy, then head to the Viceroy Bali’s flagship restaurant Apéritif. To end 2021 with a bang, Apéritif restaurant and bar offers you a fantastic experience not to be missed. Executive Chef Nic Vanderbeeken from Belgium ingeniously combines Indonesian and European flavors, ingredients, and cooking methods that will seriously spoil your palate.

So make your last meal of 2021 one to remember and treat yourself to the night at Ubud’s best restaurant. From it’s magnificently decorated interior to the incredible staff, from the freshest ingredients to the exquisite presentation, it’s as much about the experience as it is the meal. Apéritif’s New Year’s Eve dinner is an 8-course fine-dining degustation experience for IDR 2,800,000 net.

And wine lovers worry not, Apéritif is also offering a wine pairing from its extensive cellar to accompany your fine-dining experience on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a selection of old- and new-world wines from around the world, tailored to each of your 8 courses for IDR 1,500,000 net.
After dinner the party moves into Apéritif’s elegant bar. The night continues with delicious cocktails and dancing, with DJs right up to the midnight countdown and into the morning hours of a new and better year.

Our resident Mixologist Panji will be behind the bar with his team and will be serving up the best new year’s eve party cocktails on Bali. If you’ve been to Apéritif before you know some of Panji’s signature drinks, and if you haven’t, then New Years is probably a great time to come and sample his craft. From the Hotsy-Totsy to the Flower Carrier to the Tamarillo Negroni; all of the Apéritif cocktails are a pure joy to sip on.

You won’t regret kicking this completely rubbish 2021 to the curb at Apéritif. You can ring in the new year – and a better year – with style, grace, delicious food and incredible cocktails.

You can ring in the new year with style, grace, delicious food and incredible cocktails.


Make a night of it

It might be a large night, so why not take care of accommodation and arrange a villa that is close to your New Year’s party? And if you’re going to celebrate New Years at Apéritif, you might want an easy walk – or buggy – to your room.

If you’re looking to wake up and greet the new year in total luxury, enjoy a divine breakfast and swim in a private infinity pool, the Viceroy Bali has it covered. To make sure you start 2022 on the right foot, the Viceroy is offering its Luxury Pool Villas from IDR 4.500.000 on New year’s Eve only.
The Viceroy Bali villas are far more than a room with a view, offering the ultimate luxurious experience from the moment you step your foot into the room. The villas are the perfect combination of traditional Balinese design and modern luxurious amenities. This ensures you enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay.

The Viceroy Bali villas are perfectly designed for couples and singles alike, with each secluded villa featuring a private infinity pool and secluded terrace, luxurious king-sized beds and an abundance of space.


Bali new Year with Fun and Safety

During COVID, Apéritif and Viceroy make sure that you will not only be spoiled with the ultimate luxurious services they have to offer, they also make sure that your safety and health are prioritized for your Bali new year. Temperature checks upon arrival, staff training, and strategically placed hand sanitizers are part of the COVID protocols. Apéritif and Viceroy aim to have the safest venue for new years in Bali with COVID protocols applied to the properties and reduced capacities. All of which means you can have a fun and safe new year’s eve.

Jadi, mulailah tahun ini dengan langkah yang tepat, dan sambut tahun 2022 dengan keanggunan dan kemeriahan.

Exploring a different side of Indonesia: Viceroy Bali villa with infinity pool

Infinity Pool Bali

It isn’t every day that you get to live the luxury lifestyle in a Bali villa with infinity pool dropoffs and a jungle view. But sometimes it’s just what you need to either enjoy a romantic getaway or destress from your busy lifestyle. Imagine waking up to your own private Bali villa with infinity pool, enjoying your daily á la carte breakfast, before going for a swim or a Balinese massage and spa treatment.

Luxurious activities you can only do in Bali

When you book a Viceroy Bali villa with infinity pool, you can do all this and more. It is a perfect honeymooner’s destination, a couples getaway and it is the perfect place to propose if you are thinking about popping the question. Below are some amazing luxury experiences that you can book for your Bali adventure.

Spa treatment & massage

Ubud has the reputation of being among the best spa practitioners in the world. This is because of the luxurious and meticulously detailed spa treatments that are available in the area. At the Viceroy Bali, you can experience the best of the best when it comes to luxury spa treatments. Our 2-hour spa treatment includes a full body massage, body wrap, body scrub and then when you are finished being pampered you can lay back in the jacuzzi or steam room.

Helicopter ride over Bali

Viceroy Bali helicopter pad

Flying over Bali in a helicopter is an incredible way to see the gorgeous, luscious green landscapes and coastlines from a bird’s-eye view. But did you know that the Viceroy Bali is the only hotel in Ubud with a helicopter pad? You can book a direct transfer from the airport to the hotel, and it lands adjacent to the reception, so you can easily check-in when you arrive. This is perfect for if you want to avoid the 75-minute drive.
If you want to spend more time in the helicopter to see the island, you can book through the Viceroy Bali concierge. This could be the ideal setting for a proposal or celebrating a special anniversary.

Fine Dining

Ubud, Bali luxury dining experiences are simply to die for. The incredible options for fine dining in the area will have your taste buds tingling and excited for each unique dish. We recommend visiting the Blanco par Mandif, the CasCades or the newly opened, Apéritif Restaurant.

The Apéritif Restaurant offers the finest and most unique dining. It combines the highest of quality ingredients from the island of Bali, the Viceroy Bali greenhouse and also the world. By sourcing these high-quality ingredients, the restaurant has accomplished in creating the most taste-tantalising of dishes. The Executive Chef Nic Vanderbeeken and his highly skilled team have used an eclectic blend of global cuisine to create their own Gastronomy fine dining experience package.

Private Yoga Classes

Instead of being in a crowded yoga class, why not try a private guided yoga class on the edge of a Balinese jungle or within your own Bali villa with infinity pool. At the Viceroy Bali, we offer all of our guests the option of booking private yoga classes with our world-class instructors. A private yoga class is a little luxury that can make you feel rejuvenated while looking after your health and fitness.

Play Golf in Bali

Golf Days

If you love golfing or would like to give it a go, Ubud is the perfect place to go to enjoy a golfing day out. The lush golf courses with bordering jungles in the heartlands of Bali are said to be vibrantly green. Surrounded by beautiful rolling mountains, jungle and crater lakes, the course effectively blends the golf courses fairways and nature to create a stunning backdrop for your golf retreat shots.

Ride a Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson Tours or Rental

A fun and thrilling activity to book is to go on a guided tour on a Harley Davidson. Imaging driving around the island, weaving through the jungle on ribbons of asphalt as you enjoy the tropical weather and unforgettable sights of Bali. Dewata Harley-Davidson offers guided tours with highly experienced professionals, who will be able to keep you safe during your biking adventure.

Sail on a Luxury catamaran

Sail on a Luxury catamaran

There are a variety of different sailing packages that you can book in south Bali that will give you that sense of luxury while being adventurous. Selected packages include sailing out on a luxury catamaran to small nearby islands where you can spend some downtime swimming, snorkelling or laying on the warm sandy beach.
Depending on what package you choose, some tours will take you to the local villages, so that you can explore and learn about the local culture and the Balinese everyday life. Packages may also include lunch cooked on the boat or in a restaurant on the islands.

Seminyak Shopping

seminyak shopping

If you are ready for some serious shopping and love designer boutiques, Seminyak is the best place for you to go. Packed with surfing and fashion shops along with homeware, jewellers and galleries that you can purchase almost anything you desire from. Seminyak is exploding with trendy fashion stores that have been made by incredibly talented designers.

These boutiques aren’t the kind of Balinese store you can haggle in, they all have fixed prices, and the staff cannot give you a discount. But in saying this, you will be able to shop for high-quality designer wear that you won’t be able to find in your home city. It is recommended you take 2-3 days of shopping in Seminyak as there are just so many stores to see and buy from.

At the Viceroy Bali, you can experience the wonders of true luxury and indulge in the things you love. If you would like to stay in our Viceroy Bali villa with infinity pool, go to our bookings page. Additionally, if you have any questions you would like to ask about luxury experiences in Ubud, Bali or any of the packages that the Viceroy Bali offers, get in touch via our contact page and we will get back to you shortly.

Book your stay at the Viceroy Bali today.

Escape to a Luxurious Villa Ubud Bali

Villa Ubud Bali

Nestled on the foothills overlooking the Valley of Kings, Viceroy Bali is the ultimate luxury escape, so enjoy the most exclusive and romantic villa Ubud Bali, with generous living space and spectacular views to the jungle ravine. Combining the best of traditional Balinese architecture with modern open-plan features and comfortable design, each of our 25 villas offer a private lovers’ haven that will transport you to a world of serenity for your special romantic getaway.

Honeymooner at Viceroy Bali pool

Just 10 minutes away from one of Bali’s major art and cultural hubs, Viceroy Bali will not disappoint couples with its stunning views, modern style, and romantic ambience. Each of our villas feature a private heated pool, spacious marble bathrooms, air-conditioning, and the latest technology amenities. For those looking for an exclusive honeymoon stay in a romantic villa Ubud Bali, we offer larger luxury villas that feature a traditional balé bungalow, a garden, and an open-plan living and dining area for you to better enjoy the Viceroy Bali experience. Our villas create a sense of space, elegance and comfort while offering enough privacy and staying true to Balinese culture.

Step into any Viceroy villa Ubud Bali to experience a sublime lovers’ retreat, where you can spend hours immersing yourself in the expansive valley views from the comforts of your bed. Sleep to the constant, cool, calm sounds of the Petanu river as it rises from the valley floor below. Spend the morning looking out into the lush greenery from the traditional balé bungalow or the outdoor heated pool. Enjoy the evening with a private late-night bath in our lavish marble ensuite fitted with modern technology amenities. From the moment you step in, time will all but stand still in this lush, verdant paradise.

Escape to a Luxurious Villa Ubud Bali

For those who want the ultimate romantic getaway, find sanctuary in the best villa Ubud Bali. Here are our different categories:

Pool Suite: elegant yet discreet, modern open-plan space ideal for couples wanting the private hotel haven, ample comfort and a semi-indoor pool, generous space to relax with luxury amenities.

Terrace Pool Villa: your own Balinese bliss, romantic ambience that is ideal for honeymooners and couples, transports you to another culture, ideal location to enjoy breakfast or curl up with a good book, generous living space & spacious bathroom fitted with luxury amenities.

Deluxe Terrace Pool Villa: more modern features & newer design that integrates Balinese architecture seamlessly; these villas are close to the Petanu river immersed in greenery OR near main pool/restaurant facilities with expansive valley views, can be adjoining to create 2 bedroom family villa. The traditional Balinese bale is perched over the heated infinity pool with lush jungle views.

Vice Regal Pool Villa: the largest one bedroom villa, this is designed for couples with opulence and luxury in mind. It embraces Balinese architecture, attention to luxury detail, perfect space and grass garden to laze on deckchairs sipping cocktails, constant cool calm sound of rolling river rising from valley floor below.

Viceroy Pool Villa: best villa for families or groups this two bedroom presidential villa has lavish marble ensuites with water features, spectacular lush valley as backdrop, 15 metre heated pool and designed with private entertaining in mind. The constant cool calm sound of rolling river rises from valley floor below.

Book your stay at the Viceroy Bali today.

Why Viceroy is one of the best hotels in Bali Indonesia

Best Luxury Hotels in Bali

Viceroy Bali prides itself on being one of the top hotels in Bali Indonesia, and our guests can easily see why. There is something for everyone here at Viceroy Bali – whether you’re after a romantic honeymoon getaway, or just want to focus on achieving total relaxation and wellbeing during your vacation – you can do all that and more at our boutique hotel. Here are three reasons why it’s a prime draw for luxury seekers in Bali.

Viceroy Bali Main Pool Sunset

Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul

One of the main factors that makes Viceroy a holiday paradise and one of the best luxury hotels in Bali Indonesia, is its prime location. The villas are the ideal serene oasis of calm and tranquility – just outside the hustle and bustle of the vibrant heart of Ubud, yet still conveniently close enough to access in under 15 minutes by car (or take advantage of the free private shuttle service to and from town).

A wellness holiday retreat like no other, rejuvenate your mind with the vibrant local art scene; refresh your body with a private yoga class or a hike through the nearby rice fields; and soothe your soul with our award-winning, full service spa that is sure to captivate you with its Zen atmosphere and wide range of treatments.

Villas you won’t want to leave

Viceroy Bali is a boutique five-star hotel, offering just 25 luxury villas, nestled atop the lush Balinese jungle. Those who enjoy the finer things in life will love the size and opulence of the villas, which are certainly hard to come by in Ubud, allowing Viceroy to top the list of best hotels in Bali Indonesia, time and time again. Even the smallest of the villas is grand – measuring from 1615 square feet, and upwards. Each villa features a huge open-plan bedroom, living room and marble bathroom, so you can live in opulence.

That’s not all – upon stepping outside, you’ll find your jungle oasis also includes your very own private pool, a spacious terrace overlooking the emerald valley below, and a picture-perfect cabana (ideal for indulging in our daily complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast). But be warned – all of this, coupled with immaculate housekeeping and room service, means it’s very likely you won’t want to leave the comforts of your lavish villa – and we don’t blame you!

Luxurious romance

Viceroy Bali is, without a doubt, the ultimate lovers’ retreat, making it one of the best and most romantic hotels in Bali Indonesia. Honeymooners, newlyweds and loved up couples from all around the world come back time and time again to enjoy the intimate villas and authentic Balinese countryside experience, with scenic views of the lush green surrounds. The tranquil setting in your private pool is perfect for relaxing and spending quality time with your sweetheart.

Feeling social? Take a sunset dip in the additional huge infinity pool with a swim-up bar that overlooks the Petanu River valley and serves up delicious cocktails. Get your adrenaline pumping and work up an appetite with a helicopter tour directly from the resort’s helipad – a romantic and thrilling surprise that is sure to impress. Foodies can grab a bite to eat with a candlelit dinner at our award-winning Cascades restaurant, which serves up mouth watering French and Asian fusion cuisine.

Stay with the Best Luxury Hotels in Bali

Escape to Viceroy Bali and experience for yourself why it is one of the best luxury hotels in Bali Indonesia. Switch off from your busy life and take some precious time for yourself with our Viceroy Bali the best luxury hotels in Bali. Contact us for more information or book your stay at the Viceroy Bali today..

How to make the most of Christmas in Bali

Christmas in Bali

Christmas in Bali Ambiance

Chances are, Bali probably isn’t the first place you think of when you think ‘Christmas.’ The snow is non-existent, the festive decorations are minimal compared to Western countries and it’s way too hot for Santa suits. But if you do happen to find yourself on the island for the festive season, there are plenty of excellent ways to make the most of it. Not only is it the perfect place to slow down during an often frantic time, but the island is actually far less crowded with tourists over Christmas. Plus, many locals, restaurants and resorts do actually get into the Christmas spirit, with some Western traditions and a few of their own.

Read on for 7 ways to make the most of Christmas in Bali.

7 ways to spend Christmas in Bali

You may not be able to catch any glistening snow in Bali, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a ‘white’ Christmas in Bali! While Bali is mainly known for its black or brown sand beaches, there are a few where you can find white sand. You could use Christmas Day as an occasion to take a day trip to the beautiful island of West Nusa Tenggara. Famous for its white pristine sand, turquoise waters and great diving, the island is easily accessible via a 2 hour ferry ride. On the mainland, you can also find white sand beaches in the Southern region of Nusa Dua. Transport to either of these destinations can easily be organized by the Viceroy Bali.

Spending Christmas time in Bali

Go shopping

Christmas Shopping in Bali

Where could be better to do your last minute Christmas shopping for your loved ones (or yourself!) then Bali. From traditional markets and unique boutiques to department stores and factory outlets, there’s no shortage of places to nab yourself a bargain. In the Ubud area, there are countless markets that sell art, crafts and other knick knacks that make great gifts. Meanwhile, Canggu is great for surf shops and cool boutiques, while Kuta and Denpasar are great for bigger department stores.

Have a seafood feast on Christmas Eve

Christmas Culinary in Bali

If you’re an Aussie, you’re probably accustomed to eating seafood on Christmas Eve. Thankfully, you can continue this tradition in Bali, with the island offering some of the world’s freshest and tastiest seafood. Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s southwestern coast is famous for its seafood restaurants, where you can enjoy the beach sunset while tucking into a delicious Christmas eve feast.

Go to a beach club

Bali Beach Club When Christmas Comes

There’s no better time to visit a Bali beach club than Christmas day, with many venues getting into the Christmas spirit. Sundays Beach Club in Uluwatu holds a ‘Christmas on the Beach’ event, with a tasty festive menu featuring maple glazed pork and summer berry pudding and a bonfire on the beach. Meanwhile, Folk Pool and Garden in Ubud is hosting a beachside Christmas in Bali cookout on December 25th, where you can chill out and enjoy a BBQ feast and some cocktails.

Have a traditional Christmas lunch

Traditional Christmas Lunch in Bali

You don’t have to forgot your home-cooked Christmas lunch just because you’re in Bali! There are plenty of restaurants and bars around the island that serve up a traditional roast. Jemme in Seminyak is famous for its roast, with turkey, pork, dinner all on the menu. Roasted Di Canggu also cooks up hearty roasts, which you can enjoy in the restaurant or take away for a beach picnic.

At the 5-star CasCades Restaurant at Viceroy Bali, you can enjoy an international feast amidst the lush jungle canopy.

Enjoy chilled Eggnog

Chilled Eggno in Bali

Eggnog is a Christmas Day staple that is best served chilled — meaning you can still enjoy this tradition in the tropical climate! Copper Kitchen and Bar in Ubud will be serving up a refreshing peppermint eggnog mocktail with egg white, north pole cream, cinnamon and nutmeg essence, as well as a couple of festive cocktails. Meanwhile, IBU SUSU Bar and Kitchen near the monkey forest is known for serving up some of the island’s best ice-cold eggnog.

Watch the fireworks

watch Christmas & New Year fireworks in Bali

In Balinese culture, it’s believed that fireworks can ward off evil spirits. So, the locals will take any opportunity for pyrotechnic celebration and Christmas is no exception! Most of the biggest beaches come alive with the technicolour sparks on both Christmas Eve and day. But for a truly spectacular show, head to one of the island’s Western-facing beaches to watch see the fireworks against the pastel sunset.

Relax at your resort

While Christmas in Western countries can be a chaotic time filled with frantic gift shopping and family commitments, your tropical vacation is the perfect opportunity to wind down and enjoy the festive season. With many hotels holding Christmas in Ubud Bali events, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your resort to soak up the festive spirit. Lazy around your luxurious private villa at the Viceroy Bali and venture out for a Christmas brunch or buffet when it suits you — or order to your room!

Book your room at the Viceroy Bali to celebrate Christmas in Ubud Bali here.