The secret to a blissful Bali holiday – sample a luxury retreat for a day.
By Judy Chapman.
While not everyone can afford a full week of me-time, the good news is some of the best luxury hotels and resorts in Bali now offer half and full day wellness programs for outside guests – that can make a world of difference, and are priced to please. Get a taste of what brings so many people to Bali; fabulous spas, retreats that can change your life or simply give you some breathing space. Spa days are such a great way to connect with friends but going solo can be heavenly too. These are seven of our favourite ways to enjoy a day of bliss…..
WHERE: COMO Uma CangguWHEN: First Saturday of every month.
THE UPSIDE: Get your weekend hit of health with this rejuvenating half-day program consisting of an inspiring vinyasa flow class and wellness talk by Emma Gabriel, COMO’s on-site certified health coach, Naturopath, Nutritionist and yoga instructor. It concludes with a healthy brunch at COMO’s signature GLOW café.
This luxury resort in Canggu — an area liked for its laid-back café scene and surf waves — offers stylish accommodation, exceptional cuisine, meaningful wellness and the same impeccable service COMO is known for across the globe. Guests can nurture their wellbeing at the resort’s COMO Shambhala Retreat, with daily fitness classes, hands-on healing and holistic therapies.
INSIDER TIP: Treat yourself in for a COMO signature massage (one of the best massages on the island).
COST: IDR 400.000++ per person. PH: (0361) 6202228
WHERE: THE LEGIAN BALI
WHEN: Every day
THE UPSIDE: Your divine day of wellness at this iconic luxe hotel includes a two-hour luxury spa ritual, unlimited wellness activities including yoga. and a 3-course nutritious lunch. With full access to their beautiful lap pool, gym, steam and sauna, you’ll have your holiday glow in no time.
Overlooking a private stretch of Seminyak Beach and nestled within the serenity and beauty of the South Garden, The Legian Wellness Centre’s menu of signature experiences, derived from ancient Indonesian curative approaches, promises to soothe away stress and enhance overall well-being.
INSIDER TIP: The Legian collaborated with an established functional medicine nutritionist to develop an outstanding wellness cuisine menu.
COST: IDR 2.800.000++ per person
Telephone: + 62 (361) 731 284
Email: [email protected]
REMISSIŌ CIRCUITS AT REVIVO
WHERE: REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts
WHEN: Every day 10-6pm
Cleanse your being and boost your energy levels with a full day program that begins with a morning movement session followed by a delicious alkalising lunch. Afternoons are spa time with hydrotherapy, a Revivo signature massage, steam and sauna. Concludes with an express mani and pedi to give you that extra feel good factor.
Surrounded by lush tropical teak forest, above Nusa Dua, Bali’s REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort is a sustainable wellness hotel offering comprehensive personalised retreats to teach self-awareness, mind training and eventually help their guests reach mind transformation. A range of wellness programs are inspired by local healing traditions, designed to maintain or improve specific emotional, physical and mental health conditions.
INSIDER TIP: Complimentary transfers provided.
Half Day/ IDR. 3.150.000++ per person
Full Day/ IDR. 5.400.000++ per person
T | +62 361 3011 011
SPA AND DINE AT SIX SENSES ULUWATU
WHERE: Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali
WHEN: Every day
At this luxury wellness resort, both the half and full day programs include a 90-minute Six Senses spa treatment, 3-course healthy lunch (or high tea), and access to the steam and sauna facilities. You’ll feel fabulous.
On an island so deeply rooted with wellness, the spa at Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali is in its element. Traditional Balinese treatments are offered together with the Six Senses specialty therapies in an elegant setting in harmony with the environment.
Add on a Wellness Screening session, a machine-based diagnosis that measures key biomarkers in the body.
A half-day program is IDR 2.000.000++ and a full day is IDR 5.000.000++.
+62 361 2090300
email [email protected].
SPA & WELLNESS DAY AT KARMA SPA
WHERE: Karma Kandara
WHEN: Every day
Sun-worshippers love the full day ‘Yoga + Spa’ retreat that includes a seaside yoga session, 2-hour Detox treatment and Infrared Sauna, 3-course wellness lunch, and a Yoga Facial with LED in the afternoon.
Relax, rest and recharge at Karma Kandara’s clifftop wellness hub overlooking the Indian ocean, where sublime experiences are crafted to nourish, heal and cure including treatments, wellness cuisine, yoga and movement. Journey down to Karma Beach and experience back-to-nurture massages at Ocean Segara Spa. The spa team of anatomy-trained bodyworkers deliver treatments slowly to ease you into a state of deep healing. Karma Jimbaran’s stunning spa centre offers corresponding treatments, yoga and wellness packages.
INSIDER TIP: We love that this includes complimentary access to Karma Beach Club all day.
IDR 2.500.000++ per person /4.500.000 ++ per couple
What’s App – +62 81 13960 8415
WHERE: Four Seasons, Sayan, Ubud
WHEN: Every day
Five-star yoga seekers will love the program at this stunning healing spa. Includes a one-hour ‘AntiGravity’ yoga class followed by a meditation led by the spa’s wellbeing mentor, Ibu Fera. A divine 3-course lunch is bestowed, and for the full day program, a two-hour Ila Chakra Ceremony treatment of your choice.
Immersed in lush jungle greenery of the Ayung River valley, blissful spa treatments at Four Seasons Sayan draw on the water’s energy and ancient Balinese healing rituals. Locally inspired experiences and rice bowl-shaped architecture set against the lush Ayung River Valley, take you closer to the heart and soul of Bali.
INSIDER TIP: Simply put, the Ila chakra ceremonies are divine…do it!
COST: Half-day is IDR 1.000.000++ per person/Full-Day is 3.500.000++ per person
CONTACT/BOOKINGS: +62 (361) 977 577
WELLNESS SPA PACKAGES AT MAYA UBUD
WHERE: Maya Ubud Spa & Resort
WHEN: Available every day
Start your wellness escape with a one-hour yoga session in the beautiful open-air studio overlooking the incredible, lush jungle. This is followed by a two-hour body scrub, massage and flower bath at the stunning riverside spa. It concludes with lunch at the health-conscious Riverside Café and relax time in the beautiful pool area.
Maya Ubud’s Spa is housed in a fantastic setting facing the gorge of the river, offering gentle service before and after the treatment with refreshing juices, teas and fresh fruit platters. Enjoy amazing Balinese massages and herbal detox treatments in one of the island’s most luxurious hillside resorts.
INSIDER TIP: Enjoy a floral bath whilst watching the river cascading below.
COST: IDR 1.800.000++ per person
WhatsApp number +6285239115069.