Bali hosts sustainable food festival

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If you have ever been to Bali, you know it’s a fascinating place with wonderful culture and beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, international tourism has taken its toll on this piece of paradise. Plastic waste litters the island, including its beautiful beaches. To help reverse the trend, the Bali Hotels Association (BHA) is proud to announce the launch of the first Sustainable Food Festival. It will start on September 27th and run until October 16thth. More than 30 major hotels will participate and demonstrate best practices in sustainability.

The festival will reduce waste by encouraging composting, recycling and alternatives to plastic. Participating hotels will host special events and sustainability workshops. Sustainable food planning includes food and beverage products that are produced, processed, distributed and disposed of ethically in a way that supports local economies and livelihoods.

“Hotels will share best practices to help our industry recover and restart in a new and more sustainable way,” says Jean Helière, president of the BHA. “This food festival will promote responsible travelencouraging our hotel members and guests to reduce plastic and food waste.”

The festival opens on 27 September, which is World Tourism Day. The hotels and their restaurants will showcase the innovative work they have done in these times to move towards more sustainable operations. The hotels are preparing both a two-course lunch menu and a three-course dinner menu. To be featured in the program, menus must include:

  • The ingredients used must come 100% from Indonesia;
  • Encourage a minimum of 75% organically grown produce;
  • Respect the principles of fair trade; AND
  • All seafood must be certified sustainable and poultry must come from free-range sources.

“We are excited to showcase the best of Bali. We invite guests to come, enjoy and discover the new taste of Bali during the festival period,” says Kevin Girard, BHA Environment Director.

The festival will conclude with World Food Day. You don’t have to be a guest at the participating hotels to enjoy the festival. To book your reservation, visit and the Sustainable Food Festival section to find participating hotels, their menus and to make a reservation. Participating hotels include:

1. Alila Ubud

2. Amadea Resort & Villas

3. AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

4. Bali SereS Springs Resort & Spa Singakerta

5. Corrado Bali

6. LIKE Ubud

7. LIKE A Canggu

8. Grand Hyatt Bali

9. Hard Rock Hotel Bali

10. Hilton Bali Resort

11. Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali

12. Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

13. Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach

14. Tugu Bali Hotel

15. Bali intercontinental resort

16. Jimbaran Puri A hotel in Belmond

17. Jumana Bali Ungasan Resort

18. Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

19. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa

20. SenS Hotel & Spa Ubud

21. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

22. Six senses Uluwatu Bali

23.Sofitel Nusa Dua

24. Apurva Kempinski Bali

25. Lagoon Resort & Spa

26. The Samaya Seminyak

27. The St. Regis Bali Resort

28. Trans Resort Bali

29. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua

30.W Bali Seminyak

BHA has also launched a new website to help travelers navigate to and around Bali in a safe and responsible way. The website provides travelers with the latest official information on the current situation in Bali.

“With the pandemic remaining fluid, the government continues to adjust policies and procedures on a regular basis. This is a dedicated platform to disseminate official/verified travel information to Bali,” said Helière.

The website is It will help travelers make informed decisions. The site includes official updates on customs, health, safety and quarantines. It also includes Consulate details and many other useful links.

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