6 Activites You Can Do During Nyepi

6 Activites You Can Do During Nyepi

Nyepi is a sacred day in the Balinese calendar, in which people retract themselves from society to meditate and attempt to purify the whole island. On this sacred day, no fires should be lit and no sounds made. You may be confused on what the tourists will be doing during Nyepi, but there are many activities that you can do while staying in the island of the Gods.

Here are some activities you can do during Nyepi:

1. Enjoy The Hotel Facilities

One way to experience a vacation during a day of solitude in Bali is by going to an accomodation that is fully facilitated whether it is a hotel or a resort. Not only will you be able to respect people who celebrate Nyepi, but you will also do it while having the time of your life! Choose between yoga, spa, sauna, massage and everything in between.Your vacation can be even better with a swimming pool at the inn.

2. Natural Wonders

Enjoying your time at the hotel can be difficult when you are trying to minimize the use of light and noise. Luckily, there are many hotels with different concepts that you can immerse yourself in. Especially if you choose a natural concept for your accomodation, you will get the feeling of blending in nature. Despite being silent, you can enjoy the sound of nature like the breeze of the wind, birds singing, rattling insects, and so on.

3. Reading a Book

Between the serene atmosphere, fresh air and calm atmosphere, you are sure to have high-quality leisure time. Rather than poinlessly daydream, why not read a book instead? It is a productive activity that can surely increase your knowledge. Choose your favorite book and let your imagination wander around following the story.

4. Stargazing

One of the natural marvels that is sure to make you in awe is the view of the sky at night. With the absence of light, activity and pollution, the sky will be clear with stars all around. This is the perfect opportunity to stargaze! Other than that, this can also be an amazing opportunity to recognize the cool world of astronomy.

5. Movie Marathon or Playing Games

If none of the above activities interest you, then it’s time to go back to the good ol’ basics! Reconnect with your old self by doing your hobbies. Choose between playing classic movies that bring you joy, or play games with your closest friends. Just make sure you keep your voices low for the occasion.

6. Escape Baliย 

Another option during Nyepi is to leave Bali altogether. If staying in a villa or hotel doesn’t satisfy you enough, the most popular choice is island hopping to islands where Nyepi isn’t observed. The Gili islands, in particular, are just one of the popular choices for tourists to enjoy the islands during Nyepi.

Are there other things you want to do during Nyepi? Tell us what you think in the comments section below!