Indonesian & Balinese Cooking Class

Bali Mandira’s Cooking Class has been prepared for our guests! The first class was organised for our management staff. Everybody enjoyed the fun atmosphere and the delicious food.

Join an amazing interactive cooking and lunch experience and taste the tastiest Balinese flavors!

Your own cooking station. Your own equipment. Your own apron. And our Executive Chef or Executive Sous Chef as a personal instructor.

Take home with you some authentic and delicious memories. You came to Bali as a tourist, but you’re leaving as a chef!

The classes starts at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m., depending on your choice. Book at Celagi restaurant or at Front Office. Price is $45 net per person. The minimum number of attendants is 2.

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!

Daily life in Bali Mandira