Galungan – Welcoming the Spirits Home


The whole island of Bali is preparing for Galungan. This year Galungan starts on February 1st.

Galungan is the most important feast for Balinese Hindus, a celebration to honor the creator of the universe (Ida Sang Hyang Widi) and the spirits of the honored ancestors.

The festival symbolizes the victory of good (Dharma) over evil (Adharma), and encourages the Balinese to show their gratitude to the creator and sainted ancestors.

The tenth day after Galungan – “Kuningan” – marks the end of Galungan, and is believed to be the day when the spirits ascend back to heaven. On this day, Balinese make special offerings of yellow rice.

You can read more about the importance of Galungan and Kuningan  and about all the preparations here.

We’re ready for the New Year’s Eve Party!

Happy New Year

Dear friends, as you can see in the photo, we’re ready for the New Year’s Eve Party. This year’s theme is Pirates of The Caribbean.

Mandira staff will welcome the guests dressed as pirates. Our guests will be dressed as pirates too and the best costume will win a great prize!

The tents and tables are installed, the sound system is on, the kitchen is working at full capacity, the beer is cold, the band and the entertainers are ready for the great party.

After the countdown and welcoming the New Year, we’re inviting all our guest to the Suling Lounge After Party, with cocktails, fire dance, sexy dancers and live DJ. Let’s spend the night together and have fun until morning!

Happy New Year, dear friends, wherever you are! Hope to see you happy in 2012!

Serenity of December at Glow Spa

Set against the backdrop of the finest beach in Bali, the resort offers perhaps the most sensuous way to rediscover romance.

Indulge in a passion filled spa experience that has been inspired entirely by choices of vanilla, strawberry or pomegranate flavors.

It’s the perfect way to spend time together in the privacy of your own spa suite, relaxing and enjoying our romantic retreat rituals and get your skin ready for the Bali sun.

This delectable ritual includes a welcome Foot Bath Ritual, Balinese Aroma Therapy Massage, Ice Cream Flavored Body Scrub, Marshmallow Body Wrap, and Delicious Ice Cream Flavored Bath.

(180 minutes)

Price: IDR 1.755.000++

Daily life in Bali Mandira