For those of us who lead hectic lifestyles, it’s essential to take a break every once in a while to destress and recharge. Even better if you can fit some healthy living in there like detoxifying spa treatments, nutritious meals, and a bit of exercise and meditation all in a peaceful setting. Fortunately, Bali’s got some of the best luxury retreats on the planet to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul with detox programmes that range from comprehensive 3-week packages offering private consultations and specialised treatments to relaxing wellness retreats that you can do over a weekend.
The COMO brand is known the world over for their stylish retreats and hotels, as well as their fab holistic wellness programmes for all types. The COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali is located just outside of Ubud, and it truly is a ‘Retreat for Change’ as they have resident yoga and pilates instructors, an Ayurvedic doctor and resident dietician on site, plus a slew of visiting health and well-being experts who organise workshops and talks.
You will find a diverse selection of wellness programmes at COMO Shambhala Estate, each tailored with a different focus in mind and ranging from three, five, or seven nights. Choose from the Ayurvedic, Cleansing, Be Active, Stress Management, Rejuvenation or Oriental Medicine programmes, or customise your own unique schedule to cater to your personal fitness and health goals.
Located amid lush rice paddies and jungle in the peaceful village of Bebengan, Bali, Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat & Spa is a gorgeous getaway where you can focus solely on your own holistic healing and the gorgeous environs. The resort specialises in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian holistic healing system that makes use of natural therapies to correct imbalances in the body. Before you even begin your programme, you will meet with an Ayurvedic doctor who will sit down with you and create a fully customised program with therapies, diet and exercise to suit your exact body type, lifestyle and personal goals and needs.
Whilst taking part in your personal rejuvenation programme, you will be pampered with soothing spa treatments, energising yoga sessions, and delicious and nutritious dishes made with organic produce from the resort’s own garden. You will also spend each night (whether you are here for one night or 21 nights) in a luxurious Balinese-style villa with marble floors, a traditional thatched roof, modern furnishings and your own private balcony overlooking the natural surroundings.
This is one of our all-time favourite detox retreats, as the setting is scenic and serene, the staff go out of their way to provide professional and personalised service, and the programmes really work to cleanse the body, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being.
The Detox Package here includes five nights at the beautiful Bagus Jati Estate just outside of Ubud, three detox meetings with a specialised doctor, educational and motivational sessions, a customised detoxifying diet, body treatments including acupuncture and massage, yoga and meditation sessions, and lifestyle counselling. Plus, you have access to the gym, spa, and pool and daily activities like nature walks and cultural excursions.
You won’t find anywhere else in the world like Fivelements, an award-winning eco-conscious wellness retreat located on the banks of the Ayung River and surrounded by lush jungle. The restaurant here serves only organic live foods, the treatments draw heavily on ancient Balinese healing rituals, and the sacred arts sessions include yoga, Aikido, aquatic bodywork, vibrational healing music and dance to name a few.
Fivelements believes in custom-made programmes for each guest, so your experience starts with a consultation where the wellness experts will assess your individual needs. Depending on your healing intentions, you can take part in the Rejuvenation, Detox, or Culinary retreats, or a combination of two or all. The retreats are available for individuals, couples or groups, and they can be as short as three nights or as long as 21 nights.