Nothing spurs holistic wellbeing and healing more than a peaceful island like Bali. The wellness retreats on the island have it all: wonderful nature, centuries-old tradition and ancient wisdom to boost your physical and mental condition. Here are the best, all bookable with Culture Trip.
The Yoga Barn
The Yoga Barn has every right to call itself the biggest retreat in Southeast Asia, considering its elaborate programs and facilities, which cater for every need. Dedicated to healing and renewal, it creates the perfect physical atmosphere to achieve just that, including serene guesthouses and a strategic, peaceful location for all its facilities. The top-notch resources are matched only by the outstanding programs, including more than 100 yoga classes and workshops a week, cleansing and detox programs, and various kinds of therapies, including naturopathy, reiki, and sound therapy.
More than just stunning and luxurious accommodation, Fivelements offers more than meets the eye. The wellness retreat program offers a healing journey in the Balinese way, with all their proven rituals, culture, and traditions. Guests can decide what package to indulge in, from the rejuvenation, detox, culinary and wellness retreats. Each package has its own focus, but all of them are geared towards a life transformation you need to make, in order to lead a balanced and well life. Better yet, tourists can get a glimpse of local healing rituals, making it a cultural and spiritual experience all at once.
This all-female wellness retreat will make sure guests return home feeling more radiant, empowered and fit. Women can sign up for seven days of fun and healing, with activities ranging from surfing, yoga, meditation, spa, detox, fitness, and cultural activities. Escape Haven has a new boutique resort and wellness retreat perched in surfing paradise, Canggu—where the premium facilities such as yoga shala, pool, and jacuzzis are surrounded by stunning natural features, including two roaming rivers, the gorgeous Echo Beach, and lush greenery all around.
Zen Resort Bali is dedicated to giving guests the very thing they expect from the name: ultimate zen. Offering various packages, from wellness retreat, stress release, slimming and creative rehab, to zen diving; guests are guaranteed a good time, physical healing, and spiritual rejuvenation. Divers may want to try the Zen Harmony Diving, which combines scuba diving and snorkelling with yoga and meditation to achieve holistic health, while connecting with the ocean as a big part of environment. The team at Zen Resort is also knowledgeable about various traditional and ancient healing practices across the world, including Chinese medicine, herbalism, Ayurveda, and more, offering each and every guest with a personal approach according to individual needs.
For an authentic experience of healing and rejuvenation with Balinese practices and medicines, visit OMunity Bali. Built upon eco-friendly practices, such as no plastics, harmful chemicals, and fertilizers, OMunity is the place to embrace the concept of clean, pure, and sustainable life. In between the yoga classes, retreat, workshop, and other spiritual ventures, guests can interact directly with the local community, where everyone is eager to show their ways of living, healing, and being. The family-friendly wellness retreat can create a package to suit the needs of individuals and groups who would love a first-hand, traditional Balinese experience.
Como Shambhala Estate
In this luxurious accommodation, physical and spiritual rejuvenation will come as easily as taking a deep and clean breath among the lush trees and relaxing your body in the cool mountain water bath. But the wellness journey will not stop there, as the Como Shambala Estate has a team of experts to take care of every single thing their guests need for healing, from dieticians, dedicated yoga teachers, to experienced therapists, they ensure a personalized approach for optimal results. On top of that, guests can also enjoy their stay in one of the gorgeous retreat villas or suites perched up the gorge of the sacred Ayung River and tucked inside lush rainforest.
Translating to art village, Desa Seni offers plenty—beyond what its name suggests. As a village resort, the place provides a full service to guests; to stay, eat, drink, practise yoga, enjoy massages, and learn about Balinese and Indonesian culture. Guests can decide whether to focus their stay on education, relaxation, or wellness pursuit, or even all at once. The experts at Desa Seni offer private one-on-one sessions of yoga and meditation for serious retreaters and public classes for everyone else. The wellness package includes spa therapies, yoga classes, beauty rituals, ancient therapies, and Balinese cleansing rituals.
Once you’re done boosting your health and wellbeing, why not enjoy a chic retreat touring top restaurants and boutique shops. Simply check out our guide to the top resorts in Seminyak.
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