Indulge in self-care and recharge at Bali’s Best Retreats! From surf and yoga escapes to eco-friendly wellness havens, discover a curated list of luxurious getaways. You deserve the ultimate escape in the tropical paradise of Bali!
If your cup is feeling a little low, you might need to book yourself in for a week at one of Bali’s Best Retreats!
It’s true what they say, you can’t pour from an empty cup. When you are on a retreat, someone else takes care of just about everything from meals to massages to airport transfers, so you can spend a blissful week being nourished from the inside and out. With the help of a mindfully curated retreat schedule and the support of professional facilitators, you too can fully unwind at one of Bali’s incredible retreats. You are encouraged to spend your stay healing and recharging from your busy life so you can return home feeling great. From yoga retreats to surf retreats and everything in between, here is a list of Bali’s best retreats!
After all, don’t we all deserve to spend a week at a retreat in Bali every year?
Our Pick of Bali’s Best Retreats
This family-run retreat is located on a riverside valley to the North of Canggu amongst glorious nature. Pelan Bali offers a surf and yoga program with plenty of opportunities to relax in between. The accommodation is made up of wooden joglo-style housing, with couples rooms, single rooms, shared rooms, and even family rooms available. You will also be able to mingle with other guests in the common areas around the restaurant and pool, where delicious home-cooked Indonesian breakfast and lunch will be served each day.
Every morning one of their local surf guides will take you surfing, with one coach for every two guests so you will get plenty of first-hand coaching both in the water and out. The team is fully local so they will be sure to get you on the best waves in the area each day. Indonesian yoga teachers will guide you through vinyasa and restorative sequences during daily yoga classes. All of that surfing and yoga need to be balanced with some rest. You will be able to relax with a massage performed by professional spa therapists right at the retreat.
You will feel right at home when you book a stay at Pelan Bali, and you will be able to take your surfing to the next level!
On the island of Lombok next to Bali is the town of Kuta where you will find Mana, a super versatile eco-retreat that provides a yoga-based retreat program with the option to add on other activities like surf, massage, and spa treatments. You can join 3 or 6-night individual retreats or you can join a scheduled group yoga retreat program with special guest teachers throughout the year. They also regularly hold 200-hour yoga teacher training for those who want to take part in a fully immersive, transformative experience.
Mana has 2 beautifully built yoga studios with a schedule of 4-5 yoga classes daily, and plenty of special events. You will be encouraged to immerse yourself in a peaceful yogic lifestyle supported by nutritious food from their fully plant-based restaurant. Daily meals are included in their retreat packages- even dessert each night!
It’s not all about yoga and namaste, however. They also have a cinema with nightly movie screenings, two swimming pools located within their tropical gardens to hang out and recharge, and other activities like surfing. For groups of 2-3 or families, you can book one of their cabanas or private bungalows. The garden rooms are great for singles and couples and they have luxury 2 bedroom villas for groups and families. There is even dormitory accommodation so there is something for every budget.
Staying at Mana is an off-grid experience. Power is generated using solar panels and there are 6 biosafe tanks and a high-tech filtration system so they can recycle gray water for gardening. All you have to do is switch off your phone for a full castaway experience on the beautiful island of Lombok.
Omecure is a luxury oasis located amongst lush tropical jungle in a river valley, just north of Canggu. The accommodation is surrounded by nature which immediately soothes the soul so a transition into a healing space begins to happen from the moment you arrive. There are just 6 villas at this retreat with a total capacity of just 12 people so you can unwind in solitude. The villa and grounds are Indonesian inspired, with all of the modern mod cons of luxury accommodation.
3 of the rooms come with a private plunge pool right by the riverside, and there is also a large main pool perfect for swimming laps and relaxing around under the shade of an umbrella. There is no fixed program at this retreat, you are encouraged to take each day as it comes and focus on slowing down.
The dedicated staff including the villa manager, private driver, villa chef, and housekeepers will make sure you have everything you need throughout your stay so you won’t have to make any arrangements and you can focus on unwinding. They will even organize in-villa massages, spa treatments, day trips, yoga classes, and airport transfers on request.
A favorite hangout of surfers over the years, Komune is a boutique hotel and beach club on the East Coast of Bali just North of Sanur. Lucky for you, you don’t have to be a surfer to stay there as they also host fitness and yoga retreats.
There are fitness, yoga, and surf packages to choose from so you can spend your stay focusing on being active and eating nourishing foods from the beach club or health hub cafe.
You can train any time of day at the fitness center within the health hub and join regular group functional training classes, yoga classes, and pool training classes, which are a favorite of the surfers. Your accommodation will be in a standard room, with the option to upgrade to an ocean-view room.
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Nestled on the riverside of the Ayung River are the extraordinary bamboo structures that makeup Fivelements. One of Bali’s most awarded retreats, this wellness destination combines the beauty of nature, Ubud’s rich cultural traditions, and a wellness program to promote rest and rejuvenation. The accommodation is made up of jaw-dropping riverside or pool suites, where you will feel the embrace of nature all around.
There are three different retreat packages to choose from; The signature rejuvenation retreat combines Balinese Healing, plant-based cuisine and sacred arts. The Signature detox retreat focuses on the alignment of the body, mind, and soul, by encouraging the purity of thought, speech and action. You will have a plant-based meal plan with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and plenty of healing elixirs as well as colonic hydrotherapy sessions and other healing sessions. For those who feel food is what nourishes you the most, the Signature Culinary Retreat includes incredible plant-based gastronomy prepared by world-class chefs. Not only will you experience the food, but you will learn all about what foods can boost our daily energy, immunity, and overall happiness to support better sleep, better focus and reverse illness and disease. As part of the retreat programs, you will take part in energy healing sessions and water healing sessions as well as meditation, yoga, massage, and more.
You are invited to take part in traditional healing rituals, luxurious spa treatments, and chef’s cuisine based on innovative live foods. The professional team is there to guide you through your stay and suggest your daily schedule and meals.
As the name suggests, Soul Shine is all about good vibes and all things wellness that will help your light shine. There are several different packages available depending on what you need to fill your cup. Through daily meditation and yoga, sound healing, spa treatments, Balinese blessings, and more they encourage introspection and self-care of the deepest level. Soulshine will connect you to the spiritual side of Bali and take care of everything for you from the moment you land at the airport to when you leave the retreat.
Located surrounded by rice fields in Ubud, the concept of the accommodation is a barefoot luxury. There are several different rooms to choose from, all decorated in bohemian style. Some of their retreat packages include guided day tours of the Ubud area including visits to the famous water temple, bike tours, and sunrise hikes to the summit of Mount Batur so you can experience a little bit of Bali as you recharge.
There are also two restaurants and a day club, so you can get all of your nutritious meals without going out into the hustle and bustle of central Ubud.
Ocean Soul Retreat
Since 2015 Ocean Soul has been working towards empowering women mentally, physically, and spiritually through their various 7 day, six-night retreat programs. You can select a program with surfing, yoga, pilates, and wellness as the focus. Each is offered alongside nutritious meals, massage, holistic healing, and wellness workshops on nutritious eating and mindset. Quality equipment is used for surfing, yoga, and pilates alongside the most experienced and professional teachers.
This is a high-end retreat experience with accommodation provided in a luxury villa in the heart of Seminyak. Gourmet nutritious meals designed by a nutritionist and even nightly turndown service are all included. There are retreat leaders on hand to help you plan your schedule and support you along the way, so you feel safe and nurtured every step of the way. They aim to make solo female travelers feel safe from the minute they land to the minute they leave the retreat.
Ocean Soul is now offering a liveaboard freediving retreat, where you will spend 6 nights aboard a phinisi boat while practicing the art of freediving and yoga.
Ubuntu Bali Eco Yoga Retreat
Looking for a way to nourish your soul and embark on a transformative journey through yoga, meditation, and mindful reflection? Ubuntu Bali Eco Retreat is the retreat for you. Their 7-day, 6-night retreats have been created as an opportunity to immerse yourself in surf, yoga, and more while following a healthy, organic food plan.
The retreat accommodation is within a co-living eco-village made up of 7 independent wooden joglo-style houses set within a permaculture garden and bamboo forest. There is also a spacious yoga shala and common area with a swimming pool all within close proximity. Nature and living are blended together harmoniously to facilitate mindfulness and relaxation.
There are two yoga classes daily taught by renowned local and international yoga practitioners as well as special events and workshops each month. They also have a surf and yoga retreat with daily surf sessions and coaching in and out of the water.
Bali Silent Retreat
If you are feeling depleted or overwhelmed, Bali Silent Retreat allows you to hit the pause, on just about everything! There is no social talking to take place and there is no caffeine, alcohol, meat, dairy, imported foods, or chemicals allowed so guests can detox on both a mental and physical level. E-devices are only allowed in the co-working area so you can really go inwards away from all the noise and distractions of the outside world.
Food is prepared by garden-to-table chefs who carefully select fresh vegetables from the organic garden to prepare 3 buffets a day. Just because it’s a detox, doesn’t mean you will starve. There is an all-day grazing table also with cookies, fresh fruit, teas, and even tasty cassava crisps.
The setting is an off-grid eco-sanctuary and is fully sustainable to reinforce the yogic principles of living. Surrounded by mountains, rice fields and beautiful scenery, Bali Silent Retreat is a heavenly experience and you will be able to soak it all in while practicing the art of nothing. You can book Bali Silent Retreat by night, or you can get a day pass so you can experience water meditation, the labyrinth, crystal circle, medicine garden, jungle path, extensive library and much more offered at Bali Silent Retreat.
Wanderlust Fitness Retreats
A huge player in the CrossFit scene in Bali, Wanderlust is now offering 8-day fitness retreats and training camps jam-packed with training, adventuring, eating, and resting. You will spend the week chasing your fitness goals with a combination of large group classes and small group sessions exclusive to retreat guests. The training is made up of HIIT training, Strength training, and Olympic lifting with a close eye on technique. Their highly qualified trainers will be there every step of the way to guide you so you can reach your best potential.
As part of the retreat program you will take part in 2 training sessions per day and you will have plenty of free time to explore the best of Canggu, including cafes and restaurants with clean and nutritious foods to fuel your muscles for training and recovery.
You will stay in luxurious resort suites close to the beach and Wanderlust Village. You are sure to find a community of motivated, like-minded individuals to lean on while you train and have the time of your life.
An award-winning wellness resort located just outside of Ubud within a jungle-clad valley, COMO Shambala is a property like no other. Just by being on the property, you have a sense of your worries fading away. You will enjoy walking around and exploring the sprawling riverside estate and finding quiet spots to sit and contemplate. COMO Shambala specializes in nutritious cuisine, Ayurvedic treatments, outdoor activities, and much much more.
Their schedule of wellness activities includes yoga, pilates, therapeutic hydrotherapy, circuit training, Balinese gratitude ceremonies, meditation, walking and biking tours as well as small group fitness classes.
You will stay in a suite or private luxury villa with stone, wood, and alang alang finishings. The villas have private pools, jacuzzis, and lounge areas, each giving you the feeling of being at one with nature without compromising on luxury. There are two restaurants on the property that serve balanced, nutritious foods but your palate need not miss out! At COMO Shambala you get healthy fine dining with a sophisticated twist. A stay at COMO Shambala is sure to make you feel pampered and recharged in every way.
Now that you have a list of Bali’s Best retreats, go ahead and book- you deserve it!
Now that you have a list of Bali’s Best retreats, go ahead and book- you deserve it!
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