Stuff yourself silly this Easter in Bali with gourmet brunches, chocolate egg hunts, sunset bazaars, lavish dinners and visits from the big-eared bunny!
For some, Easter is a sacrosanct religious occasion, but for others [including us Honeycombers] it’s a time for stuffing yourself silly and letting the kiddos run wild on sugar highs, in search of chocolate eggs from the big-eared bunny. So to save you some time looking down rabbit holes, we’ve rounded up the best places in Bali to celebrate the Easter weekend, from indulgent brunches and bottomless buffet spreads, to blissful bakeries and cute cafes baking traditional treats for your scoffing pleasure. And to make the most of the long weekend, we’ve also found some cool sunset and after-hours events to help you celebrate from Good Friday all the way through to Easter Sunday – egg-cellent!
Where to brunch this Easter
This Easter, Alila Seminyak is putting on a scrummy Easter Sunday Graze for a celebration that’ll leave you stuffed and totally satisfied with enough chocolate and delicious goodies to shake an egg at. There’ll be chocolate pastries, an a la carte Eggs Benedict station, a gourmet spread of brunch and lunch dishes, and special entertainment for the kids, from egg hunting and egg painting, to a magician show that’ll wow them all!
The Sunday Graze will be held on 16th April from 12pm – 4pm at The Restaurant, priced at IDR 595,000++ per person with a welcome Mimosa included.
Alila Seminyak, Jalan Taman Ganesha No.9 Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 361 3021 888.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
It doesn’t take much to tempt us to Sofitel for the Weekend Chic Brunch every Saturday and Sunday, so with its upcoming Easter Wonderland Brunch on the horizon, we’re already on the resort’s luxurious doorstep. In addition to the usual treats typically on display at Sofitel’s legendary brunch, this Easter there’ll also be traditional Easter delicacies to tuck into, as well as a chocolate egg hunt for the kiddies, a magician, 50% off for little ones between 8 and 12 years-old, and freebies for even littler ones under 8.
The Wonderland Brunch will be held on 15th and 16th April from 11am – 3pm, priced at IDR 699,000++ per adult.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Lot N5 Nusa Dua Tourism Complex, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 8492 888.
Uma Cucina at COMO Uma Ubud
For a fun-filled and action packed Easter weekend, COMO Uma Ubud will be hosting various family friendly events at different venues, including a special Good Friday street food dinner, live music at Uma Cucina on Saturday night, an Easter egg hunt at Kemiri and a beautiful ‘Pasqua at Uma Cucina’ brunch on Easter Sunday. The Pasqua brunch (meaning Easter in Italian) will see sumptuous spreads of Mediterranean-inspired antipasto, pizza and seafood dishes alongside free flowing drinks, cocktails and wines – because after all, Easter isn’t just for the kids!
Pasqua at Uma Cucina will be held on 16th April from 11.30am – 3.30pm, priced at IDR 399,000++ per adult, plus IDR 199,000 for free flow soft drinks or IDR 399,000 for free flow alcoholic drinks.
COMO Uma Ubud, Jalan Raya Sanggingan,, Kedewatan, Ubud, p. +62 361 972 448.
In true Mulia fashion, delicious gourmet food is the name of the game at this extravagant beachfront locale – because that’s what Easter is all about, right?! On Good Friday, foodies will be treated to scrummy lunch buffets at The Cafe and Table8, whilst on Easter Sunday there’ll be lavish brunches at Soleil, The Cafe and Table8 with all the bells and whistles. And don’t forget to pop to Mulia Deli afterwards to grab yourself some hand crafted chocolate eggs and bunnies for the little ones, amongst other sweets and delights.
The buffet brunches at Mulia Bali will be held throughout the weekend, from April 14th – 16th, at various times, locations and prices. Please call or email Mulia Bali directly for more details and reservations.
Mulia Bali, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 3017777.
Where to hunt for Easter goodies
Beachwalk Shopping Center
Not just a spot to shop ’til you drop, Bali’s Beachwalk Shopping Center is putting on a bunch of events and exciting promos this Easter to get shoppers hopping. Starting with the Bunny Adventure on 2nd – 9th April, kids can run amok with cake demos, face painting, egg hunts, games, magic and colouring competitions, a bunny parade, and the chance to meet the iconic bunny from Miniapolis Playground, Mr. Crick. Meanwhile, shopaholics can stock up on gourmet gifts at the Easter Market, followed by the Coffee, Chocolate & Tea Week. Doing exactly what it says on the tin, there’ll be coffee masterclasses, a Latte Art Smackdown, and a chocolate closing party on Easter Sunday – delish! And if that wasn’t enough, as you spend you’ll be in for the chance of winning instant prizes, like beauty products, shopping and restaurant vouchers, and even return tickets to Gili Trawangan on the Bluewater Express Fastboat – yippee!
Beachwalk Shopping Center, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, p. +62 361 8464 888.
Taking typical Easter Egg hunting to the next level [awesomely luxurious new levels, no less] Bisma Eight in Ubud will be planting prize eggs throughout the resort’s swanky Suites across the Easter weekend, hiding lavish treats and surprises inside! It might be cute collectibles in one, a romantic dinner for two in another, or if you’re really lucky, you could even get your chocolate-covered mitts on a free night stay or two at this tropical-chic resort – twit twoo! Let the Easter fun begin…
Bisma Eight, Jalan Bisma, Ubud, p. +62 361 4792 888.
If you’ve ever spent an Easter weekend in Bali, you’ll know that the struggle to find really good and authentic Hot Cross Buns is oh-so real. So to cater to HCB fanatics island-wide, Sprout Cafe in Canggu does them just right and true to tradition: freshly baked each day, lightly spiced, loaded with herb-soaked raisins and artisanally made using real butter – they’re the real deal, so you’ll want to grab them quick because they’ll be selling [quite literally] like hotcakes! And if you’re around on Easter Sunday, too, the cafe is also putting on a family Easter picnic from 4pm with Easter egg hunts and face painting for the kiddies.
Sprout Cafe, Jalan Raya Semat 18A, Canggu, p. +62 812 3665 3165.
There’s no denying that Easter has become somewhat synonymous with stuffing your face with chocolate, so if there’s one place to get your cocoa fix this year, it’s everyone’s favourite – and most scrumptious – artisanal French bakery and Parisian cafe, Monsieur Spoon. With creamy eclairs, velvety Valrhona chocolates and sweet treats loaded with salted caramel and sugared goodies, consider your Easter cravings wrapped up with a visit to one of Monsieur Spoons five locations!
Monsieur Spoon, located in Seminyak, Petitenget, Canggu, Umalas and Ubud, p. +62 878 6280 8859.
Livingstone Café & Bakery
Pastries, cakes and tempting treats galore! Livingstone Cafe & Bakery is a one-stop shop for all your Easter indulgences, whether it’s a quick cheesecake sugar rush or an all-out Easter spread to feed the family. Pick up freshly baked baguettes for an Easter brekkie, tuck into chocolate-covered croissants or stick around for a long and leisurely brunch with salmon and eggs, crunchy granola and Nutella-filled pastries and desserts – yes please!
Livingstone Café & Bakery, Jalan Petitenget 88x, Seminyak, p. +62 361 4735949.
And don’t miss these evening Easter events…
Azul Beach Club
If your ideal Easter celebration is less about chocolate bunnies and more about making the most of the extra day in bed after a wild night out, then you’ll want to hit Azul Beach Club on Good Friday for the tropical, festival-style “Lush Land” music event with the Father of British Neo-Soul, Omar, supported by Sunlightsquare and Hallex M. Omar is one of the UK’s leading artists having performed with the legendary Stevie Wonder and Erykah Badu, so expect to party hard into the evening with top tunes and technicolor lights shining throughout the night. Or if that sounds a little too much, there’s always Azul’s laid-back Easter BBQ brunch to fall back on.
The event kicks off on Friday 14th April from sunset until late.
Azul Beach Club, Jalan Padma No.2, Legian, Kuta, p. +62 361 765759
Easter promises to be an egg-stravaganza of fun at Canggu Club this year with an egg-citing and delicious line up of events and activities, including a long and lazy Sunday Brunch on Easter Sunday [with a fresh feast of roasted meats – YUM], as well as Bali’s Biggest Sunset Bazaar to kick off the weekend. No need to troll the tourist strip to find a bargain, this twilight Easter Bazaar will have chic homewares, premium leather goods, kids’ wear and tasty treats, with complimentary canapés and vino to sample as you scan the stalls, alongside live music from 6pm and a special visit from the big-eared bunny himself! In fact, we hear the Easter Bunny will be visiting from Thursday right through the weekend with treats for all the kids, so hop to it and get in there quick!
The bazaar kicks off on Saturday 15th April from 5pm – 9pm.
Canggu Club, Jalan Canggu Club, Canggu, p. +62 361 848 3939.
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah
Adding a touch of local culture to your Easter weekend, The Restaurant at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in Ubud will be dishing up a delicious Fish and Seafood Royal Balinese Dinner on Good Friday, entertained by Bali’s ever-mesmerising traditional Kecak Dance. Then, on Easter Sunday, a sumptuous four-course dinner will showcase traditional Easter favourites with an organic twist, such as whole-roasted organic spring chicken with Jatiluwih red rice and a Bedugul mushroom sauce, as well as tiramisu for dessert with edible soil and organic strawberries. And for even more cultural touches, there’ll also be a Barong show performed by local villagers in the Amphitheatre.
The dinners and performances will be held throughout the weekend, from April 14th – 16th, at various times, locations and prices. Please call or email The Chedi Club directly for more details and reservations.
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Jalan Goa Gajah, Tengkulak Kaja, Ubud, p. +62 361 975685.
Happy Easter Honey Bunnies!