THINGS TO DO DURING NYEPI IN CANGGU

            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 Ametis 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 philosophy. The 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 full-day treatment?

Here at Ametis, our 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 March 2019

                  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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11th February 2019

Ametis Villa- Bali is opening a new dining venue, Billy Ho by Will Meyrick

Canggu, Bali Ametis Villa Bali, a luxury lifestyle villa announces the opening of new dining venue, Billy Ho on Wednesday, 13th February 2019, that will delight diners seeking the authentic tastes and flavours of ‘home’ style cuisine from across Asia, the real feel of a kitchen table experience where the diner enjoys the culinary creation almost directly from the chef’s pan.

Dishes on the menu are sourced from the Will Meyrick’s own notebooks, made on travels throughout Asia, a collection of personal favourites recreated and adapted to utilise the best of local, high quality and where ever possible organic produce. Billy Ho’svaried menu includes seasonal dishes that suit the temperament and climate, dishes that are enriching in healthful elements; well loved classic dishes, familiar ‘mood’ foods, traditional fare that has been served generation to generation and a compelling range of special dishes that reflect market abundance and freshness.

Served in simple, elegant style with a range of imported wines, craft beers and cocktails, fresh juices, teas and high quality locally roasted and ground coffee, Billy Ho initially opens for dinner from 16:00pm to 24:00am.

Ametis Villa Bali in house guest may savor Billy Ho’sdining selection in the comfort of their own villa with privacy from 07:00am to 24:00am. Breakfast as well as carefully curated private dining experiences is delivered from the Billy Ho’s kitchen by personal butler.

Ametis Villa Bali encourages guests to embrace the gentle pace of the village and find peace in the beauty of our home, while presenting to them the very best Bali can offer in dining, wellbeing and enriching experiences.

For more information and reservations, please send inquiry to info@ametisvilla.com or call +62 361 844 5567.

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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”, Ametis 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 neighbouring Seminyak 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 Will Meyrick

One of Southeast Asia’s most respected culinary maestros, Will Meyrick, the culinary director behind the Sarong Group.

Chef Will Meyrick is a self-described ‘Street Food Chef’ and spends many hours working alongside the real grandmothers and great-grandmothers who taught him all they know. All the restaurants that he manages are inspired by the richness of Southeast Asian flavors. All of then recipes he been gathered from the streets of many regions throughout Southeast Asia. He always tries his best to keep the taste of every dish authentic.

Important Announcement

Announcement

Current development in Canggu that might impact your stay

Canggu, once the sleepy coastal village, is a fast growing destination not to be missed. Canggu was chosen as one of the 10 coolest destinations to visit in 2019 by the British publication, The Sun. We are pleased with this endorsement, but as we know it has been well discovered by surfers, tourists and expats alike.  They are drawn by the many new venues popping up every week. From the humble beach bars, to the hip new nightspots and pool clubs, Canggu covers the whole spectrum.

Whilst Canggu still offers both traditional rice paddy fields as well as relaxing beaches, maintaining its distinctive character, there is no doubt that the crowds are quickly discovering the area.

Some noise emanating from the streets, nearby construction, as well as music from neighborhood bars, is occasionally audible during the night in some of our villas. 

Before committing to your experience at Ametis Villa, please feel free to contact us directly for the latest update and advice.

Sincerely,

Akiko Yoshioka

General Manager

BEING A PART OF GOOD CAUSE

Ametis-Villa Bali Acts Empowers Indonesian Women in Need by Sourcing Sustainable Hand-Woven Goods

At Ametis-Villa Bali, we are delighted to announce that we are further intensifying our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. With the New Year well and truly underway, we are now more committed than ever to give back to people in need and adopt more sustainable hospitality practices. 

We feel morally obliged to make a difference in whatever way possible, and our latest action has been toconnect like-minded suppliers who share our vision. This led us to Du’Anyam, a social enterprise that produces and distributes wicker craftsto empower women, promote Indonesian culture, and improve the health conditions in rural areas.

Each unit at Ametis-Villa Bali now features eco-friendly items such as reusable shopping bags and slippers that have been hand-woven by women from Flores Island, East Nusa Tengara.Made from all-natural Palmyra leaves, these convenient in-villa amenities are a direct result of Du’Anyam’s alternative employment program that supports the practice of traditional wicker weaving.

The sale of these products ultimately helps provide an additional source of income for pregnant women in remote villages who would otherwise be working as farm hands, and thus leaving themselves open to the risk of miscarriage. Under the guidance of Du’Anyam, they now have access to better nutrition, health services and can support their families by using creative skills rather than hard labor.

Ametis Villa-Bali is the preferred accommodation option for savvy travelers seeking the serenity of Canggu as an alternative to the urban sprawl of Seminyak. The property offers a unique concept of home-style luxury that goes above and beyond all expectation. Apart from providing guests with an enriching holiday experience, one thing that also matters to us is contributing to a worthy cause. Our collaboration with a hope-driven venture such as Du’Anyam is all about lifting people up from the cycle of poverty and giving them the dignitary, which is indeed a precious gift.  

RESTAURANT RENOVATION UPDATE

The building team is working hard to complete the project but some unforeseen challenges have forced us to delay the opening date. At this stage we are anticipating opening in early to mid January at the latest.

In December the scope of work has shifted to the interiors (structural work has been completed) therefore there should not be any noise impact during your stay. In Villa dining remains unchanged, available from 7am to 11pm.

We are very excited about the new restaurant offering at Ametis and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Should you have any concerns about your upcoming stay at Ametis, please contact us for the latest update and information at info@ametisvilla.com

We are committed to making your stay with us memorable and above expectations.

With warm regards,

Akiko Yoshioka

General Manager

Ametis Received The Gold Award At Tri Hita Karana

            Ametis Villa– Bali had participated in Tri Hita Karana Award 2018 at first time and is honored to have received the Gold Award, at Tri Hita Karana Award accreditation held on 30th November 2018 at the Art Center, Denpasar.

With the enthusiastic support and dedication from all the team, Ametis Villa Bali had recognition that Tri Hita Karana principals were implemented in the daily operational activities to preserve the local culture heritage and environment.

 “Bali tourism can grow rapidly, however, we need to keep Bali away from the damage. Bali must not be damaged both in physically and mentally” said the chairman of Tri Hita Karana, Mr. Wisnu Wardhana.

This year, awards were participated by total 165 tourism sectors (116 Hotels- 48five star, 18 boutique, 41 four stars, 7 three starts, and 1 two stars, Governmental, and Tourist Attraction). Awards and accreditation were categorized as Platinum, Emerald, Gold, Silver and Bronze, also Balinese Cuisine Competition “Melapa Melapi”, Public Relation and CSR Award.

Pap Smear Program to Support Local Women

 

In a mission to increase women’s awareness on the importance of early detection of cervical cancer, Ametis Villa Bali conducted Pap Smear programme, partnership with BPJS Kesehatan  (Indonesian Social Insurance Administration Organization) and Prodia Laboratory on Wednesday, 21st November 2018.

Prior to the event, on Sunday, 11 November 2018, Ametis Villa Bali invited 230 women from Banjar Canggu for The Pap Smear Socialization.  During the socialization, Ms. Echi, the nurse from Prodia shared the knowledge about how to detect the cervical cancer, also straightened out of misunderstandings about cervical cancer and pap smear itself. After the participants understood about the importance of early detection of cervical cancer, 70 women from Banjar Canggu registered to do the pap smear at Ametis Villa Bali.

Mrs. Echi, the nurse from Prodia says “In Indonesia, the cervical cancer is estimated to appear in 40-45 new cases and 20-25 women die everyday,. It means that every hour, one woman dies because of cervical cancer.”

“We want woman who needs a pap smear but does not have funding to come see us, and we would love to screen her for cervical cancer,” said Mrs. Sevi Adnyani, the Human Resource Manager of Ametis Villa Bali.

Pap Smear was held in one of villa at Ametis Villa, and attended by 34 women from Br. Canggu on 21st November.

Ametis Villa Bali conducts various local community activities as CSR, and plans to conduct Pap Smear program as annual CSR event in the future.

AMETIS VILLA – BALI PARTICIPATES IN TRI HITA KARANA AWARD

AMETIS VILLA – BALI PARTICIPATES IN TRI HITA KARANA AWARD

    Tri Hita Karana (THK) Award is inspired from the Balinese philosophy that underpins the three relationships in human life- human and god, human and human, and human to environment- in which harmony must be maintained. ‘’Tri’’ means three, ‘’Hita’’ means happiness and ‘’Karana’’ means causes. Therefore, Tri Hita Karana stands “three causes of well-being”.

“Bali is become the number one honeymoon destination, however our culture be lost because of the globalization. By this THK principle, we can protect our culture.” Said I Gusti Agung N. Winda, BBA., MBA., CHT the assessor of Parahyangan during his speech before opening the assessment of THK.

Ametis Villa – Bali have been implementing THK principles, as it is villa management’s mission to introduce the harmonization of Tri Hita Karana to employees, guests and local community. It is the first year of Ametis to participate THK award, and its assessment was taken place on 30th October 2018 by assessors from THK association at Villa Alexandrite.

“It is important for us to reflect the Balinese life wisdom in the business nowadays,” says Akiko, General Manager of Ametis Villa Bali.

This prestigious award is carefully selected by THK association for eighteen years, to provide hotels and tourist attractions in Bali with the recognition of its commitment towards Tri Hita Karana life concept. Winner of awards will be revealed on 30 November 2018.

 

Annual International Coastal Clean Up and World Cleaning Up Day 2018

Ametis Villa-Bali supported the Annual International Coastal Clean Up and World Cleaning Up Day 2018 on 15th September 2018, with #balifreefromplasticbag campaign by Bali Hotel Association to cut down the amount of plastic and garbage entering the ocean.

Ametis Villa invited local community, hotels, and restaurants surround Canggu to join this global movement. Around 145 volunteers had removed 21kg inorganic trash, and 30kg organic trash from Batu Bolong Beach, Canggu.

“Against Bali tourism is growing up, Bali is suffering from the rising tide of plastic waste as it becomes news worldwide. We should start from the individual immediately to protect our environment and also to welcome lots of tourist back to this small beautiful island. It is great chance for us to encourage people to join this global action on international coastal cleanup day” says Mrs. Saviestri Adnyani , Human Resource Manager of Ametis Villa– Bali.

 

About International Coastal Clean Up:

Began in 1986 by Ocean Conservancy Organization to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the world’s ocean conservancy.

BALI CULTURAL CEREMONY AND RITUAL | AMETIS VILLA BALI’S ODALAN

Bali is renowned for its bright and richly cultural ceremonies, and any visitor who spends more than a few days on the island will be certain to see some kind of temple festival, a colorful procession, or might be a ritual. There are also numerous island-wide religious festivals to mark sacred days according to the Balinese calendar, together with family rituals such as birth celebrations, tooth filing ceremonies, weddings and cremations.

The Odalan itself, or temple anniversary celebration, is a lavish ceremony commemorating the founding of the temple, and as each Odalan date varies from one temple to another. All kinds of religious icons and precious objects, parasols, effigies, and huge ‘wayang landung’ puppets are paraded around the temple in a feast of bustle and colour, while decorations ranging from the bizarre to the brilliant adorn the temple walls. The women create astonishing temple offerings in the form of soaring pyramids of fruit, rice cakes and flowers, ornamented with coconut-leaf decorations. These are brought to the temple in long and spectacular processions with the women carrying the offerings on their heads.

On 30th of August 2018, Ametis Villa Bali celebrate The Odalan, all of department has involved to create a pyramid of fruit, we called as “Gebogan”. The day before, all of staff sends one of them to do cleaning blitz around the villa area. At the end of the ceremony they pick up the offerings and bring them home to share them with their family.