The celebration of Chinese New Year is also referred to spring festival. This festive is animated by flying dragon, lion dance or Barongsai, fortune cookies, and fireworks. All places are well dressed up by the red and gold as the dominant colors. In Bali, the Chinese New Year is usually celebrated by tourists and also Balinese with Chinese descent. Here is the ultimate guideline of the celebration to help you on your way. Gong xi fa cai!
day, the Buddhist temples in Bali will be livelier than usual day. The
celebration takes a place in all Buddhist temples. If you stay at Ametis Villa,
you can visit Vihara Dharmayana in Kuta and Vihara Buddha Dharma in Seminyak as
the nearest Buddhist temples from Canggu.
Chinese food during this once-a-year moment could gain your happiness. Indeed,
there are a great number of Chinese restaurants in Bali, but maybe you need the
best one. You can try Happy Chappy’s traditional Cantonese-style food or experience
the colonial Shanghai-style food in Mamasan.
Day Tour to Tanah Lot
Bali is known as the island of thousand temples for a reason. Each village in Bali own temple, but Tanah Lot is one of the most worth visit temple. So when in Bali, the visit to Tanah Lot should be on your list. As one of small luxury villa in Bali, Ametis Villa’s Butler can arrange you a unique experience of a cultural day tour.
people are starting to learn yoga to reduce stress, improve self discipline,
well being, and confidence. Doing yoga continuously will balance your mind and
body very well. It is the right thing to do in creating the perfect new
beginning on Chinese New Year.
What else can we do after a morning yoga practice? A Balinese massage could enhance more relaxation after your yoga routine. It will automatically boost your good mood for the new beginning.
Planning an unforgettable Chinese New Year in Bali?
The holiday spirit in Bali has spread out for much long time, due to booming tourism industry. Canggu, once it was the coastal village now it is the hypest area in Bali. To celebrate your holiday season, there are many dining options during stay at Ametis Villa Bali, suit for family, frinds, or even honeymoon couple in Bali. Here we picked the must-try dining venue during Christmas and New Year’s Eve season.
1. Billy Ho
Sharing a meal with your friend or love one or enjoy your good conversation at Billy Ho, the latest offering by master chef Will Meyrick. Located in our Stylish Design Villa, Ametis Villa Bali, Billy Ho brings soothing solace to Canggu, Bali through the comfort food of Izakaya Japanese cuisine. Currently, they have special promotion for Sake on Friday and Saturday. A special menu will be prepared for the festive season. Advance 2 weeks booking and deposit is required to enjoy the new year eve dinner at Billy Ho!
Just a few minutes walk
away from Ametis, this artsy and modern restaurant is a good thing to celebrate
and start your next year journey. There will be an event coming soon on New
Year’s Eve that brings you a joy while celebrating Christmas and New Year in
The Slow – Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.97, Canggu, Bali
3. Lacalita Bar y Cocina
Located 5 minutes’ walk
away from Ametis Villa, here you can enjoy fresh Mexican food backdropped by colorful
mural, an endless instagrammable place to visit. They’ll most likely have a
special event on New Year’s Eve. Try Lacalita’s tacos for your new year’s dinner,
take a picture with your friend or your lover, and update your experience on
Just 2 minutes’ drive from
Ametis Villa, The Loft offers an epic nature’s green and healthy gourmet bites.
Most of the menu is mixed of plant based and modern cuisine dishes for
breakfast, lunch, also suitable to enjoy Bali’s Christmas night warm.
The Loft –Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No. 50A, Canggu North Kuta
5. Beer & Co Canggu
Offers various fine
selection of beer, wine and both local and imported spirit, Beer & co could
be one of the best place around Canggu to celebrate New Year’ eve. They usually
held a New Year Party, accompanied with live music. Here you can enjoy beer,
wine, snack, and delicious lobster to celebrate unforgettable New Year eve.
Beer & Co – Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.35A, Canggu, Bali
6. Black Sand Brewery
Another beer stop in
Canggu is Black Sand Brewery. It’s the first proper brewery open in Canggu
district. Inspired by lack of good beer on the area, Black Sand Brewery presents
as the big thing for like-minded beer enthusiasts. Here you can enjoy the more
than just beer and food for the coolest new year’ eve!
Last but not least, if you prefer to privately enjoy your Christmas dinner, Ametis Villa, which is well known as a perfect honeymoon villa in Bali, has a Romantic Private Dining to offer. It is a once in a lifetime romantic journey where we offer you an unforgettable dining experience in the privacy of your own villa.
It brought our attention
that the awareness of dental health in Indonesia is still low compared to other
As a part of this year’s CSR
program with the concept of “We grow together with local community”, we held the dental event for children at Widya Puspita
Kindergarten, on Friday, 27 September 2019 in order to increase the awareness
of dental health from early age.
Supported by other establishments, Mandiri Health Care and Bhakti Vedanta Medical, and Dr. Gede Agung Wirakrama or Dr. Doni, we educated kindergarten students to understand the importance of daily dental care. 63 students who attended this event received a pack of tooth brush, paste, and a small toy (to make them happy and funJ) before Dr. Doni started introducing how and why brushing tooth is important, and gave a practice to the students on brushing the teeth correctly.
Before ending the dental class, students had quiz from Saviestri-Human Resources Manager of Ametis Villa Bali, to test their understanding. Winners received tumblr as gift. As one of our luxury lifestyle private villa in Canggu, Ametis Villa Bali will bring more positive ambiance and influence people to improve better future. Start from small thing to the big things in the future.
Bali, Indonesia – April 2019 – As a part of commitment towards environmental conservation and sustainability, Ametis Villa Bali has started partnership with Java Mountain Coffee since April 2019, and offering biodegradable coffee capsule that is a high quality farm-fresh Indonesian coffee carefully grown by all women member cooperatives in Bali and West Java for guest who stays at Imperial Villa.
Java Mountain Coffee is
an indigenous social enterprise dedicated to empowering women farmers through
innovative solutions, and providing sustainably-sourced coffee. The Bali
Mountain Women’s Coffee Cooperative’s is
located on the mountain area surrounding BatuKaru and Munduk in Bali,
and the Java Mountain Women’s Coffee Cooperative in Ciwidey West Java,
Java Mountain Coffee contributes 10% from the sales of farm fresh, micro-roast coffee to the Women’s Empowerment Innovation Fund, which in turn funds the sustainable programs.
Ametis Villa-Bali conceives that today’s traveller demands on a huge excitement with the authentic experiences while visiting a new destination where is supporting sustainable practices in local communities. “We commit to protect the earth and its natural resources by learning the best practice and put them into the action. It is pleasure to start partnership with Java Mountain Coffee as a part of our sustainability program.,” said Akiko Yoshioka, General Manager, Ametis Villa Bali. “At the same timewe would like to share our sustainable lifestyle with our guest while they enjoy holidays in Bali.
About Ametis Villa Bali
Opened on 9th March 2011, Ametis Villa Bali is a luxury lifestyle Villa with a home-style hospitality that will make you feel like you truly belong. Named after a precious jewel “Amethyst”, this Bali private villa is all about creating and enriching guest experiences where each stay results in a collection of precious memories to last an entire lifetime.
It is located in Canggu,
where is a preferred destination for savvy travelers seeking an alternative to
the urban sprawl of neighbouringSeminyak and the perfect base from which to
explore the island of Bali at a relaxed pace. Each villa has been designed as a
modern sanctuary showcasing tasteful elements of Balinese architecture.
Meticulous attention to detail, customized furnishing and signature amenities
embody the magic of Ametis. Every guest
is assigned a personal butler who excels in the singular ability to anticipate
all conceivable needs, and to exceed every expectation.
To disconnect from the
outside world, take time out with spa rituals at Ruby Spa, designed reverse the
effects of your fast-paced lifestyle. Various dining experiences designed by
the culinary team of Billy Ho are available to enrich the stay.
Conceived, built and managed with integrity, Ametis Villa is respectful of Bali’s unique cultural heritage, seeks to interact with the local community and shows sensitivity towards the immediate environment.
About Java Mountain Coffee
Java Mountain Coffee is
an Indonesian social enterprise empowering indigenous women farmers and
seasonal workers, and planting climate resistant coffee and shade trees. Today
less than 1% of the global corporate procurement spend is from women owned,
women lead business and women initiatives according to Washington based WE
Connect International, while only 1% of the coffee sold throughout Asia is
Java Mountain Coffee is
bringing awareness to consumers through sustainable coffee partnerships in the
travel, tourism and hospitality and retail industry about the inequality to
indigenous rural women and environmental degradation in Indonesia.
The International Coastal Cleanup
(ICC) began in 1986, catalyzed by two committed individuals, Linda Maraniss and
Kathy O’Hara. They planned the first ocean conservancy’s clean up by reaching
out general land office, local business and other ocean lovers. Today, there is
more than 100 countries that participate in this program each year.
According to Bali Hotels Association, the ICC held and took place in many different places which are Menjangan Island, Tabanan, Canggu Berawa, Seminyak, Kuta, Sanur, Ubud , Legian, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Karangasem, Klungkung, and Lembongan Island. This program has main purpose to educate and bring awareness to the employee on the importance of conserving the environment, principally to support Bali as the most popular tourism destinations in Indonesia.
There are six beaches along coastline in Canggu. Finns Beach Club stands as the principle coordinator of ICC in all Canggu area, and Ametis Villa is coordinator of Nelayan, Batu Bolong and Batu Mejan beach.
On last Saturday, 21st September 2019, ICC annual event was successfully conducted at beaches around Bali. At our cleanup site(3 beaches), total 218 volunteers from 22 companies and organizations* has participated, including local village authority such as Klian Adat (Chief of tradition), Klian Dinas Canggu (Chief assistant of governmental administration in Canggu village), Perbekel Canggu Village (Governmental administration in Canggu Village), North Kuta subdistrict Head, and Jaga Baya Canggu (Canggu village security) who encouraged participants. Ametis Villa has provided meal, snacks, water and biodegradable waste bag to volunteers.
At the end of the cleanup event, trash was separated into
each category. From the data, total collected non-organic trash was 12.4kg,
which was decreased at 8.6kg against last year 21kg. It shows that the
international coastal cleanup has successfully brought awareness to everyone to
maintain the cleanliness of beaches. Furthermore, prohibition of single plastic
bag usage by the local government really helps reducing the number of plastic
waste in Bali.
* Special thanks to:
Aston Canggu Beach Resort, Hotel
Tugu Bali, Old Man’s, The Slow, La Calita Bar y Cocina, The Kirana Hotel,
Betelnut Café, Monsieur Spoon, Eastin Astha Resort, Seka Truna Truni Wira
Bhuwana(Youth Club Canggu), Jaga Baya Canggu, Fat Mermaid, Mojo Surf, D’Jabu
Villas, La Baracca, X – Bar, & FRII Hotel
Surrounded by the sea, Bali is well known as the most popular island in Indonesia archipelago. It has varied landscape and fine sandy beaches, a perfect paradise for surfers and divers around the world.
But lately, a bunch of plastic waste found on the Bali’s beaches areas. This phenomenon attracts many attentions from people around the world as it impacts its tourism. Bali is seriously facing plastic pollution crisis. Responding to this case, the idea of plastic waste management has been created by some of stakeholders in Bali.
The Komitmen initative is one of the waste management programs in Bali, launched by One Island One Voice (OIOV). It was 7 years ago, when the founder Melati Wijen was just 12 years old and first she asked Bali to say goodbye to plastic bags. Through OIOV’s latest initiative Komitmen, OIOV collaborates with individuals, organization, companies and even government to reduce plastic usage from individual’s daily activities and any business operations.
On 23rd June 2019, finally great movement
was taken in whole Bali after huge effort and approach by OIOV, that the usage
of all single use plastic bag has been prohibited in Bali, announced by the
Ametis Villa has signed up the Komitmen Initiative on 7th August 2019 to commit to achieve the action to support and protect the environment in Bali. We started from reducing the usage of plastic, such as no single use plastic cups nor straws, replacing plastic bag with biodegradable bags, and separate organic and inorganic waste. Villa is planning to replace all plastic drinking water bottles to refill pure healthy drinking water in all guests villas. It’s not easy to commit to say no single use plastic. Nothing can be done without support by like-minded local organizations.
Moreover, Ametis conducts regular
coastal beach cleaning corporate with surrounding business establishments. As
villa is located in the most hypest Bali Beach, Batu Bolong Canggu, preventing
beach from the pollution is our highest concern. OIOV’s Bali’s biggest beach clean
up was taken place for a third year in a row, on 16 February 2019, and Ametis
also took a part. OIOV gathered many volunteers and companies locally and
internationally. Most volunteer are coming from Indonesia, with the youngest
coordinator aged 12 and the oldest 64. This year clean up action gathered
13,000 people in 150 locations and collected over 30 tons of plastic.
Founder of OVOI, Melati Wijsen says
‘we are working towards 1000 business to join the KOMITMEN by end of this
It’s very important for individuals to start the initiative which will create huge changes to keep our island clean for our future generation. Visit OIOV’s website to find out more information.
Ametis Villa conducts corporate social responsibility every year, and one of the activities in this year was the sponsorship of Sadhana Youth Camp (Practice the spiritual from youth) at Parama Dhama Ashram in Jalan Padang Galak, Denpasar, Bali, conducted by Dharma Sthapanam Foundation and children meditation organization in Bali.
It all started when one of our security staff I Wayan Suarmajaya brought a sponsorship proposal to management in mid of May. Wayan is one of the Sadana Youth Camp Committee.
This camp was created based on the desire of parents who want their children to learn the spirit of Bali Hinduism together with children of other religions. Students from elementary school to high school participate in the camp every year during the school holiday. Program contains worship to Besakih and Lumpuyan temples, Prabhu Darmayasam yoga, meditation, excursions, green teams, night art events, etc.
Ametis Villa Bali confirmed the sponsorship to this unique and meaningful camp activity, and while being a sponsor, Ametis Villa employee also had chance to visit Ashram and participated in a Bahindava study program called Bhagavad Gita on 30th June 2019.
Saviastri Adnyani, Human Resources Manager who visited the camp said, “By participating in this camp, children can become social while interacting with children of other religions. “It is a great pleasure for Ametis to be able to support these precious opportunities.”
The total number of participants in this year’s to Sadhana Youth Camp was 150 children. Wayan, security staff said, “Children who participated in this camp were able to read and recite Bhagavad Gita’s poetry, creating positive vibrations and growing universal affection. It ’s 9th year, but the number of participants is increasing year by year.
Ni Luh Laksmi, one of the students who participated in the camp, said, “I can make new friends, learn how to become more discipline, consider the environment, each one develops love and dignity, and a feeling of respect for their parents. It’s great study. ”
I Wayan Widana, Laksmi ’s father, said, “By participating in this camp and developing spiritual knowledge, my daughter was able to build a better humanity. She has been more self-reliant, washing the dishes by herself, cleaning the bed, etc. Mobile phone was not allowed during this camp, so her mobile phone usage was decreased. It seems that the recitation of the poetry has given her a very good experience of not only knowledge but also the original humanity. “
Ametis Villa had donated below to this camp. 1. Cash Rp 1.250.000 2. 50 kg of rice 3. 20 liters of cooking oils 4. 180 packs of snack 5. 100 pieces of children sandals
Camp was successfully conducted and end on 6th July 2019.
Nyepi can be one of the most unique
experiences that you can experience in Bali. It’s one of the most enjoyable 24
hours with clean air and ‘zero emissions’, when nature takes a rest free from
human activity. The new moon also offers rare night skies without light
pollution to enjoy. Here are
some of our recommendations to keep you occupied while the Island of the Gods
shuts down for a day!
Watch The Melasti Procession
Melasti is a Balinese purification ceremony and ritual, this ceremony is usually held 1 or 2 days before the silent day or Nyepi Day. During melasti, village communities (or banjar) travel together to their closest source of holy water, some of them might be going to a holy spring and the others might choose to going to the beach. Batu bolong beach is the nearest beach from Ametis, and usually village communities near our Bali beach villa will go to Batu Bolong Beach by walk.
Enjoy the parade of ogoh ogoh
Ogoh – ogoh
(paper-madestatue) normally have form of mythological beings,
mostly demons. Represents spiritual aims inspired by Hindu
main purpose of the making of Ogoh-ogoh is the purification of the natural
environment of any spiritual pollutants emitted from the activities of living
beings (especially humans). The village
communities around Ametis usually start their parade from 17:00 pm, you
probably can see 1 – 2 ogoh ogoh during this parade.
Take a Balinese Heritage Lesson – On 7th March 2019
Balinese culture is unique various forms of dance and music have made
Bali’s arts and culture scene one of the most diverse in the world. Here at
Ametis you can learn how to dance and try Canang making lesson (offering) to
fulfill you day during Nyepi.
Pampering Yourself at Ruby Spa
Nyepi is a one of great opportunity to make good use of its
silence and seclusion, so why not spend some quality pamper time with a
Here at our Bali Villas Lifestyle, Ruby Spa offers a customized program dedicated in the art of Zen healing and wellness, the other thing is service at Ruby is personalized and warm attention to detail is paid to each guest’s comfort and well-being needs. Ruby Spa is the right place to pamper youself during Nyepi.
Book an New Moon Dinner – On 6th
On the eve of Nyepi day, 6th March, simply pick the spot by the pool side and book our new moon dinner with 3 course Asian cuisine with candle lit. 2 days advance booking is required for well arrangement. Stay and chill in our small yet luxury villa in Bali!