9 hotels and resorts to celebrate Easter weekend in Bali and Jakarta
We rounded up a list of fun ways to celebrate Easter in Bali and Jakarta, perfect for adults and kids alike.
Sumptuous hotel brunch
Rasa Restaurant in AYANA Midplaza, Jakarta is known for offering one of the city’s best hotel buffets and it’s going to create another lavish spread on 21 April. Book a table at the indoor dining room and watch chef Olivier Piganiol and his team prepare food at the live cooking stations or choose the tropical open-air terrace facing the swimming pool. Feast your eyes on the lineup of sustainably-caught seafood, hand-pulled la mian noodles, mud crabs in Singaporean chili sauce, premium sashimi and Iberico ham. Save some room for the Easter eggs and bunny-shaped chocolates which will delight the little ones. The buffet brunch is priced at Rp418,000 per person.
Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 10 – 11, Jakarta. Tel: +62 21 2510888
Kid-friendly buffet and Italian delights
Children come first at Sapori Deli, Fairmont Jakarta on 21 April. The casual eatery will transform into an Easter kids zone for four hours where they will be entertained by an Easter Bunny. There’s also a dedicated kids buffet filled with Mac and Cheese, Mini Burger Sliders and cupcakes, a live cooking pasta station and a milk shake corner cater to fuel their appetites while they are busy decorating Easter eggs. The parents will be hands-free to enjoy a selection of classic Italian fare at the adjoining buffet station; highlights include Roasted Lamb, an array of pizzas and pastas, and tiramisu among an array of specialty desserts. The Italian Picnic Sunday Brunch is priced at Rp450,000 per person, including non-alcoholic beverages.
Jalan Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta. Tel: +62 21 29703333
Afternoon tea and more
For Easter and throughout April, Grand Hyatt Jakarta is showcasing a selection of different culinary delights at its restaurants. Join the Easter Sunday Brunch at Grand Cafe on Sunday, April 21 and savour international cuisine (Rp488,000 per person) or enjoy a relaxing Easter-themed afternoon tea at the iconic Fountain Lounge from April 19 – 21 while watching the city go by. The afternoon tea is available from 2pm to 6pm at Rp288,000 per person. Do check out other tempting food promotions, such as the Noodle Fair at Seafood Terrace, Italian Pasta at C’s and the Nabemono (Japanese hotpot) at Sumire.
Jalan M.H. Thamrin No.Kav. 28-30, Jakarta. Tel: +62 21 29921234
The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali will launch an Egglicious Easter BBQ Brunch at the resort’s gorgeous oceanfront venue, Arwana Restaurant. Take your pick from a wide selection of local and international favourites, including whole suckling pig, honey glazed lamb and local Bali lobster. Pair the food with free-flow wines, beer and cocktails and relax to the soothing grooves from the resident DJ and saxophonist. The young ones enjoy a
dedicated children’s buffet, an Easter egg decorating class and a surprise visit from the Easter bunny and a magician. End the perfect day with a dip into one of the seven lagoon pools (complimentary access). The BBQ brunch starts from Rp550,000 per person, including free-flow soft drinks
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, Lot N2, Nusa Dua, Bali. Tel: +62 361 6177327
Kayuputi at St Regis Bali Resort not only offers great views of the Nusa Dua beach, it’s also popular for its repertoire of flavourful Pan-Asian dishes. For Easter, the restaurant will host an Extraordinary Easter Degustation Dinner, which features six courses prepared by executive chef Agung Gede. The decadent affair includes a glass of Nicolas Feuillate Champagne. Rp1,888,000 per person. A selection of wines handpicked by chief sommelier Jeroean Jochems is priced at Rp1,450,000.
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, Lot S6, Nusa Dua, Bali. Tel: +62 361 8478111
Egg hunt and movie fun
With its beachfront location and sprawling gardens, celebrating Easter with the children at The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali is a delight. On April 21, the resort will line up activities for the entire day, including Easter egg and face painting, movie, magic show and egg hunt. Meanwhile, parents can sit back and enjoy the sumptuous Easter Brunch at Sands Restaurant from noon to 4pm. The brunch is priced at Rp395,000 per person. From April 20 – April 22, a special Easter Package with a minimum two-night stay at The ANVAYA Suite with Pool is also available for your family getaway (Rp4,140,000 per night). The package includes an extra bed for children under the age of 12, daily breakfast, Easter brunch for two children and two adults, and return airport transfers.
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Bali. Tel: +62 361 759991
Sunset cocktails and refreshing seafood
If you love your drinks, luxurious beachfront resort, The Legian Seminyak offers just what you need. Its Bali’s Easter celebration takes place over two days. On April 20, join Indonesia’s top mixologist, Kiki Moka for a sunset experience as he concocts delicious creations on the terrace of The Ocean Champagne Bar. On the next day, The Restaurant will host a special Easter lunch (Rp500,000) from noon until 3pm, where guests can tuck into delectable dishes, such as a refreshing Seafood Salad, Squid, Tuna, Prawn, Scallop with Black Garlic Citrus dressing. End the feast with another sunset cocktail session at The Ocean Champagne Bar at 4pm.
Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, Bali. Tel: +62 361 730622
Bali’s Longest Easter Sunday Brunch
Brunch at Sundara, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay’s beachfront restaurant is always a long, leisurely affair so be prepared to set aside the whole day on April 21. Swim a few laps at the 57-metre infinity pool or enjoy the stunning views of the Jimbaran Bay and live music over floating cocktails. Five different chefs will take turns to whip up delectable fare at Sundara’s kitchen throughout the day to whet your appetite. Executive chef Phillip Taylor serves up modern Australian nosh followed by Indian delights by chef Anil Naudiyal. Executive sous chef Made Widana and chef de cuisine Made Adijaya dish up flavourful Indonesian and Asian dishes respectively. Dessert will be the handiwork of award-winning executive pastry chef Yusuke Aoki. The a la carte brunch (11am to 5pm) is priced at Rp650,000 per person and comes with a beverage package option at Rp125,000 per person. The adjoining Kids Club will host an Easter Egg Treasure Hunt. Children can engage in chocolate painting on edible paper using organic Bali chocolate.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, South Kuta, Bali. Tel: +62 361 708333
A six-day Easter Festival
Karma Kandara’s Easter Festival takes place from 18 April – 23 April and offers a six-day lineup of exciting programmes. The adults can treat themselves to spa treatments, enjoy sunset cocktails and music from an international DJ and artist lineup like John Sa Trinxa, Neil Diablo, UK’s Diplomats of Soul, and the Groove Academy from Australia. The kids can occupy themselves with a slew of activities at The Three Monkeys Club, including pizza, kite and windchime making, pot painting and Easter egg hunting. A two-night stay in a one-bedroom villa starts from Rp12,631,000.The package includes Easter brunch, daily breakfast, return private airport transfers, and complimentary priority access to Karma Beach Bali for two persons.