When the stresses of work, life and the daily grind set in and you can’t remember the last time you had a minute to yourself, let alone a holiday, it may just be time to book yourself into a fabulous retreat where you can get away from it all and get back in touch with yourself. Lucky for you, Bali is home to a wide variety of retreats that offer fun fitness activities, soothing spa treatments, healthy gourmet cuisine and more. Read on to discover some of our favourite spa retreats that will have you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and recharged.
Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat & Spa may be a bit of a trek to get to from some of the more populated tourist areas around Bali, but a trip here is well worth it for the lush jungle setting in the peaceful village of Bebengan. The focus here is on Ayurvedic holistic healing, so everything from the massages to the colonics to the cuisine is designed to cleanse and rejuvenate the body. Book into one one of the River Spa Treatment Pavilions for rejuvenating body and beauty sessions in gorgeous rooms overlooking the river and sporting their own private wooden balconies and open-air bathrooms decked out in marble.
For those who need to clean out the system and get back on track to a healthier lifestyle, COMO Shambhala offers holistic programmes designed to your unique health and fitness goals. Your experience begins with consultations with highly trained specialists, including an Ayurvedic doctor, nutritionist, and yoga and pilates instructor. After assessing your needs, the team here will design a tailor-made programme for you that features daily fitness activities, a recommended healthy eating plan, spa therapies like massage and hydrotherapy, and grounding spiritual practice like meditation and visits with Balinese healers. The retreats can be a short as 2 days or up to one full week, and you can’t beat the location in beautiful Payangan.
Winner of the World Luxury Spa Awards, Fivelements is no stranger to Balinese healing, living foods and sacred arts. The highly personalized holistic packages here allow you to tap into your physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being with guidance from expert healers, therapists, nutritionists and chefs. The resort is located amid lush tropical greenery next to a beautiful river, which makes it a peaceful sanctuary where you can concentrate solely on purifying, balancing and reinvigorating your body, mind and soul.