Think that Seminyak is only bars, beach clubs and fancy boutiques? Think again.
It’s no secret that Seminyak is a hedonistic ‘hood full of life’s guilty pleasures. There are beachfront bars and ultra-luxe spas, gourmet restaurants galore and more designer boutiques than we can shake a coconut at. But life is all about balance, so one of our forever-fave Seminyak stays has just added a brand new wellness programme to its offerings, bringing six-star self-care to the Seminyak strip.
We’re of course talking about Katamama – Bali’s contemporary retreat that’s just footsteps from Seminyak’s white-sand beach. It’s the sister property to the island’s ever-buzzing Potato Head Beach Club, home to 57 dazzling suites in the beating heart of Seminyak’s best bits…
So, in true Katamama style, the wellness programmes here aren’t your typical “Eat, Pray, Love” experiences. These head-to-toe, inside-out wellness offerings include everything from in-room Reiki treatments and daily djamu tonics, to specialised surf and yoga sessions, and visits to Ubud’s enchanting Pyramids of Chi… But that’s not all.
Katamama’s wellness programmes can be wholly tailored to your own personal goals and self-healing desires, with three different themes to choose from: active body rejuvenation, mindful relaxation, and healing spirituality – all of this, with your very own Danish-style suite to retire to. Here’s what you can expect from the trifecta of boutique wellness offerings at Katamama hotel…
Vitality – surf, sweat & spa
A healthy energy boost designed to get you up and on the go (and maybe even sweat out those toxins from the night before, yikes!) Katamama’s Vitality wellness programme adds a dash of vigour to your Seminyak vacay. It begins with a private one-on-one consultation with Katamama’s wellness partners, as well as a workout session with one of the personal trainers to help define your focus and create a tailored plan specifically for you. Then it’s time to get active. You can learn to ride the island’s turquoise waves with your own private and professional instructor, or stretch out the limits of your body with daily dynamic yoga sessions. You can also treat your body from the inside-out with one-on-one consultations with a nutritionist and naturopathic consultant, before giving your body a well-earned bliss-out under the magical, healing hands of Katamama’s professional massage therapists.
Purify – breathe, cleanse, heal
For a truly ethereal wellness experience, Katamama’s Purify program delivers exactly what its name suggests – a purification of your mind from life’s strains and stresses, restoring your equilibrium holistically through the peacefulness of Bali. The programme begins with daily and elating yoga sessions to restore focus, before some soothing and restorative in-suite sound healing with specialist therapists who’ll help you slip into a deep, peaceful trance. Go deeper into a state of tranquillity with a healing massage, or stabilise those wavering chakras with a Reiki session – a Japanese, new-world energy healing therapy. And to top off this celestial experience, the programme concludes with a visit to Ubud – Bali’s cultural capital – where you’ll experience a traditional Balinese water cleansing ceremony in Sebatu’s sacred spring, before visiting Ubud’s diving wellness centre, Pyramids of Chi. Drawing from the unmistakable energy on the Island of the Gods, Pyramids of Chi uses a magical combination of ancient sounds and meditation inside stunning structures that replicate The Great Pyramid of Giza. Insert a deep, long, and satisfying, *sigh* here…
Clarity – soothe, stretch, reflex
If your holiday hankering is to feel unforgivably relaxed and totally calm, then Katamama’s Clarity wellness programme is for you. It’s been specially designed to help you pave the way to a clearer and more centred mind, and similar to the Purity program, it’s particularly focused on self-healing activities. The program involves a daily yoga session to keep your mind and body harmonised, followed by sound healing therapy in the privacy of your suite. And, of course, a clear mind also comes from an unwound body, so this program also includes a rejuvenating massage and therapeutic reflexology sessions – a healing technique that uses pressure points on your feet and hands to release tension and encourage uninterrupted blood flow.
And the cherry on the wellness cake? All of these programmes include daily djamu tonics (Indonesia’s ancient healing potion), as well as nutritious and healthy brekkies cooked up each morning by Katamama’s expert chefs. Now that’s our kind of wellness escape!