Firefly Release on the Sacred Nyepi Day at Buahan

Firefly Release on the Sacred Nyepi Day at Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape

Experience nature’s finest light show with a Silence Day Offer

8 February 2023 – Lentera Bumi, a Banyan Tree Escape, is the first and only resort-based conservatory dedicated to supporting and restoring Bali's local firefly populations. The project's launch will coincide with Nyepi in March, also known as the Day of Silence, when the Balinese Caka New Year is celebrated in complete silence for 24 hours.

Banyan Tree Escape

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The project, carefully guided by biology experts from the University of Udayana Bali


Fireflies are important indicators of healthy natural ecosystems and contribute to the stability of nature's delicate food cycle. However, global population declines are causing some species to become extinct as a result of habitat loss, pesticide use, and pollution. Lentera Bumi seeks to counteract these factors by drawing inspiration from the Balinese Tri Hita Karana philosophy, which emphasizes the importance of spiritual, human, and natural connections.

The project, carefully guided by biology experts from the University of Udayana Bali to ensure an optimal regenerative process and increased survivability, includes a firefly breeding nursery, community education, and new organic farming practices on the resort's onsite farm and rice field. This includes substituting eco-friendly alternatives made from natural ingredients for commercial pesticides and agricultural chemicals. The resulting organic compost is then used as a food source for the fireflies to help them survive.

“The hope is to inspire people,” said Puspa Anggareni, Resort Manager of Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape. “Our work at Lentera Bumi is a beginning to what we hope will be a new cycle of life. It is a continuous process to work in harmony with nature, while orchestrating collective efforts from the surrounding community to align with our own operations. And now, we are excited to have our guests be part of this regenerative initiative.”

With a minimum two-night stay in a bale, the Silence Day package, which includes a daily lunch, a spa treatment, wellness and leisure activities, and access to an exclusive experience witnessing the release of newly bred fireflies back to their natural habitat under the twinkling stars, is available. Please visit the official website or email [email protected] for more information and reservations on this package.


In a time of perpetual noise and temporal pursuits, Banyan Tree Escape extends an invitation into a different way of being. Banyan Tree Escape is for those looking to take a moment, unearth and reconnect, leaving with a renewed meaning and purpose. Banyan Tree Escape is a brand extension of the award-winning Banyan Tree, comprised of intimate barefoot-luxury resorts offering a pure, no walls, no doors ‘naked’ escape in communion with nature.


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