Our favourite wellness retreats
We all need a little body and mind realignment every now and then and there couldn’t be a better place than Bali to do it in. From the lush hills of Ubud to the gorgeous coastline of Amed, we’ll give you the skinny on some of our favourite wellness retreats.
Ubud Sari Health Resort
Tried and tested! This place is the real deal. It’s been around for years and these guys definitely know what they’re doing. There are lots of retreats to choose from including Healing Week in Bali, Cleansing and Rejuvination Program, and the Raw Health Rejuvination Week, and that’s just for starters. If a few days of early morning rice paddy walks, massage, internal cleanses, and the odd massage appeals, then this is for you. You’ll come out feeling a million dollars.
Ubud Sari Health Resort, 35 Jl. Kajeng Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, p. +62 361 974393
Golden Rock Retreat
Get out of town! Or head to Amed, at least. This petite retreat is located in a gorgeous coastal town and is the ideal spot to relax, unwind, and detox. Some of the programs aren’t for the faint hearted (yes, we’re talking a four day bowel cleanse) but the results are apparently worth it. We’ll opt for the seven day Rainbow Cleanse, which sounds much less intimidating. There’s also yoga, massage, reflexology, and Qi Kong.
Golden Rock Retreat, Aas, Bunutan, Abang, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, p. + 6282897008592
Located on the hills of Ubud, Bagus Jati is simply stunning and there’s a package to suit almost anyone. You can opt for a Wellbeing Spa Package (massages every day… drool!), Yoga and Ayuveda Package, Spiritual Journey, or if you’re in the mood, 2 nights of Romance. There is also yoga, aqua aerobics, and Balinese cooking classes on offer.
Bagus Jati, Br. Jati, Desa Sebatu, Kecamatan Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia, p. + 62 361 901888
The wellness programmes on offer at COMO Shambala are totally our speed – Cleanse, Be Active, Stress Management, Rejuvenation – but it’s the daily activities that get us completely excited. Rock climbing, yoga, pilates, rice field bicycling, Balinese dance, juice classes, and the list goes on. Plus you get your own luxury private villa. We feel good just thinking about it.
COMO Shambala, Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia.
The stunning bamboo architecture and lush tropical surroundings at this incredible retreat will make you instantly unwind. The retreats embrace traditional Balinese therapies and you can’t go past their signature programme, the Panca Mahabhuta (five elements) Retreat, which includes Balinese Healing, Living Food, and Sacred Arts. You can stay for 3 to 21 nights. Guarantee if you stay the 21 nights you’ll come out floating.
Five Elements, Puri Ahimsa Banjar Baturning, Mambal, Bali, Indonesia , p. + +62 361 469 206
Top image: Bagus Jati