Bali has long been a holiday hotspot for those in the know. Its beautiful beaches, spectacular landscapes, vibrant culture, evocative traditions and laid-back lifestyle tick all the boxes – not to mention incredible sunrises and sunsets and an increasing reputation as a health and wellness destination.
There are numerous luxurious wellness retreats to choose from in Bali, with inviting spas in the heart of the forest or on the beachfront. From meditation against the backdrop of rice terraces to yoga on a beautiful beach, get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and discover Bali in style while feeding mind, body and spirit - and with these fantastic offers, what are you waiting for?
Idyll in Ubud
Uma by Como is a luxurious haven in the centre of Bali, just 20 minutes from Ubud. The secluded Balinese-style rooms and suites have private tropical gardens and some have their own infinity pools. As well as delicious and healthy meals, there are free daily yoga classes and a spa offering a range of Ayurvedic treatments. Further afield, explore the lush green forests by going trekking in the hills or whitewater rafting down the river.
Follow this with a stay at Tugu Lombok on Lombok's northwest coast, where you can relax in secluded thatched villas with spectacular views of Mount Rinjani, swim with turtles, experience dining on the beach at sunset and linger in a unique spa in an open-air temple lit by oil lamps.
East Coast Escape at Alila Manggis
Discover the real Bali at Alila Manggis, a heavenly hideaway on the east coast, with stunning beaches, aquamarine waters and tranquil countryside to explore – hop on a bike and cycle past rice paddies and fishing villages, and tuck into traditional Balinese Megibung feasts, served on a banana leaf.
As well as the spa in the forest, overlooking the sea, where you can indulge in a range of Asian healing treatments, this is also a fantastic spot for diving, and Alila Manggis has launched a new Harmony Dive package which includes heading to the pool for lessons on breathing techniques as well as massages, meditation, yoga and a Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) audio file to listen to the night before your dive. The programme is aimed at preparing the body mentally and physically and reducing injuries such as cramps and muscle strains. Once you’re ready to go, enjoy a dive at east coast sites such as Gili Mimpang, Nusa Penida and Manta Point.