If your idea of a heavenly holiday is unwinding from the world around you, then Bali is just bliss. Picture yourself relaxing in an exclusive villa with your own private pool and spa. Health retreats also allow you to rise with the sun and practice yoga, eat healthily and detox until your smile shines through. Here are some top spots for a yoga retreat in Bali.
Luxury villa resorts in Seminyak
Some of the most sensational Balinese villas are in Seminyak, close to the best shopping and eating in Bali. Designer shops and top-class restaurants pack out Jalan Laksmana, which is a short taxi ride from your potential abode.
There are so many resorts to choose from that we recommend you spend an afternoon day dreaming your way through them all. Here are a few to get you started:
Cost: around $250 to $500 per person per night for a marvellous one-bedroom villa.
This place has extreme ‘wow’ with villas that have ocean views to die for. The 24-hour ‘whatever, whenever’ policy is unmatched and the AWAY Spa is as glam as a spa can get. You might just think you’re dream as you lie on your four-square-metre Bale Begong day bed.
Cost: around $350 to $670 per person per night for a one-bedroom villa with ocean view.
Here you’ll find another stunning beach setting with stylish villas that have both ocean and garden views. The pure addictive indulgence of their Kahyangan Spa means one visit may not be enough. You may however, not want to leave the luxury of your open-air Jacuzzi.
Cost: around $500 to $900 per person per night for a one-bedroom villa with private pool.
Stay in sleek villas, each with a private lap pool. Have the luxury come to you with a suite of treatments in your own spa gazebo. This place really is about seclusion. And laziness. And rr-romance.
Spa Treatment Room
Health and wellbeing in Ubud
There are so many ways to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in Bali. There’s yoga and even more yoga, of any stream. Sign up for a one-on-one private lesson or join a small yoga class.
Wherever you stay in Bali, a treatment or two is always at hand. Escaping to the Ubud hills to cleanse is an unforgettable experience.
Cost: around $300 per person per night for one-bedroom pool villa.
Set in the Ubud hills, Bagus Jati is billed as Bali’s top health and well-being retreat. This is the place to be pampered. After a jungle trek or a village cycling journey treat yourself to a Balinese body massage and a herbal steam bath.
Then on the following day, try yoga and meditation in Ubud. At the end of a wonderful day, gaze out at the lush forest from your room with a view. Sigh.
When it comes to health and wellness, this heavenly estate is award-winning. Choose from an extensive list of programs to suit you: Cleanse, be active, manage stress or detox. Private yoga or yogic (pranayama) breathing lessons also await you.
Drift off to sleep on a king-size bed next to a canopy of nature’s greenery.
Cost: around $350 per person per night for a one-bedroom villa.
In the lush green hillsides near Ubud even more tranquillity is on offer at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. Feel the energy (prana) flow through you by taking one of their many yoga classes. Restore your mind and body with wellness healing and lap up the luxury at this world-class spa. Sleep in a spacious suite, surrounded by tropical jungle.