If you want a world class yoga retreat with a touch of luxury, Bali is the place to go. With beautiful resorts and retreat centers, luxurious spas, and top-notch yoga teachers, it has all you could possibly want out of a retreat.
Bali is highly-regarded for its expansive yoga community, and the gorgeous beaches, tropical greenery, world class wellness treatments, and Balinese healing traditions add an extra layer of opulence to any yoga retreat experience. For travelers and yogis who are looking to include some luxury as they dive into their yoga practice, Bali has incredible retreat options all over the island. These resorts and centers integrate stunning accommodations and high-quality spa and health treatments to truly round out the experience and transform your life.
While there are a multitude of yoga retreats in Bali, these are truly the 10 best luxury yoga retreats that Bali has to offer.
When to Go: April to September, which is the dry season.
When Not to Go: October to March, particularly if you want to catch some sun and go swimming in the ocean.
Fivelements is a wellness resort and retreat center located along the Ayung River, just 30 minutes outside of the center of Ubud. The eco-conscious resort embraces the traditions of Balinese healing practices, implementing them into their offerings. Fivelements works the bridge the wisdom and healing practices of traditional cultures with transformative wellness services.
Program: The resort offers three signature wellness-focused retreat packages, which can be booked for between 3 to 21 nights. The Signature Rejuvenation Retreat, called the Panca Mahabhuta, includes massages, energy healing sessions, water healing sessions, and yoga and meditation sessions. It also includes daily meals and accommodations in beautiful riverside suites.
What We Like: Fivelements takes an incredibly holistic approach when it comes to healing and wellness. The resort staff also strives to help you not only relax during your stay, but also give you wisdom to implement into your regular life.
Cost: The Panca Mahabhuta retreat starts at $2279.94 for 3 nights, and goes up to $14564.75 for 21 nights.
Mambal, Abiansemal, Badung Regency, Bali 80352, Indonesia
Escape Haven is a luxury women-only wellness retreat that has won over 20 international awards for its surf, yoga, and fitness retreats, as well as its holistic healing programs. Guests are able to choose from a variety of wellness and detox packages, which include surf, yoga, ayurvedic practices, healing, and fitness. The retreat center has the best of the best on staff, hiring experts in a variety of fields full-time to provide their knowledge and services.
Program: There are a variety of retreat packages to choose from. The Refresh package is focused on yoga, and is suitable for both beginners and advanced students. It includes unlimited yoga classes in the open air shala and gardens, unlimited yoga and meditation sessions at local studios, yoga workshops, and unlimited spa treatments. It also includes 6 nights in luxury accommodations with butler service.
What We Like: Escape Haven offers small group sizes, matched with an incredibly qualified staff that can offer you the luxury retreat experience you are seeking. The variety of packages and ability to customize also means that any woman can create the retreat experience she desires.
Cost: The Refresh retreat costs between $2395 to $3195, depending on the chosen accommodations.
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort is a luxury wellness hotel located in the southern region of the island. It focuses on enhancing self-awareness, training the mind, and providing overall transformative experiences for guests. The wellness programs offered are inspired by ancient healing traditions, and promote the idea of accessing your inner self to find fulfillment.
Programs: The resort offers many seasonal and signature retreat packages. The Emotional Balance and Mind Training retreat includes consultations with a wellness coach, reiki sessions, chakra balancing, personalized yoga and pranayama sessions, and a variety of spa treatment options. You also enjoy luxury accommodations and daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
What We Like: REVĪVŌ focuses not only on relaxation, but holistic wellness that allows guests to change their lives long after the retreat is over. Through the programs, the ultimate goal is to help guests reach ultimate mind transformation.
Cost: The Emotional Balance and Mind Training retreat has a minimum stay of 4 nights, which costs between $2988.43 to $3636.36, depending on the chosen accommodations.
The Amala is located in beautiful Seminyak, on the southern part of the island. This wellness hotel and retreat offers a luxurious property that features a mix of Eastern and Western architecture, with material natural to Bali. The Amala is surrounded by tranquil nature, and has easy access to beaches, shops, restaurants, and nightlife.
Program: There are a variety of retreat options that focus on destress, detoxing, and enhancing overall wellness. A 4 night Luxury Wellness Retreat includes yoga classes, pranayama sessions, access to the pool, fitness center, and herbal steam showers, and a variety of spa treatments. You also get luxury accommodations, and daily breakfasts and multiple lunches and dinners.
What We Like: This classic wellness retreat encompasses both luxurious treatments and transformative yoga practices, allowing guests to experience a well-rounded retreat.
Cost: The 4 night package starts at $901.
Hotel Villa Ubud is a peaceful boutique hotel located in Pejeng, just 10 minutes outside of Ubud. It is surrounded by rice fields and a river valley, and has a restaurant, swimming pool, yoga shala, and spa on-site. The hotel offers retreat packages with focuses in yoga, wellness, and Bali adventures. These retreats are appropriate for beginning and advanced yogis alike.
Program: Hotel Villa Ubud offers 4, 6, and 8 day yoga retreat packages. The 6 day Blissful Spa and Yoga Retreat includes morning and afternoon yoga classes, 3 spa treatments, 1 cooking class, breakfast and dinner, and shuttle services to Ubud. It also includes 5 nights of accommodations in one of the ten luxurious rooms.
What We Like: The different retreat options give everyone a chance to experience luxurious Balines retreat experiences, regardless of their preferences and style. Those looking to adventure around Bali have an option, those looking to focus on yoga have an option, and those who want to focus on their wellness have an option as well.
Cost: The 6 day retreat costs between $833 to $946, depending on the chosen accommodation.
Nuala Retreats creates all-encompassing experiences meant to transform the mind, body, and spirit. The health retreat center is located in Umalas, just between Seminyak and Canngu, and features pools, poolside lounges, a yoga shala, and local Balinese and Indonesian art. The full-time staff is available to take care of all your needs so that you can fully relax into the retreat experience.
Program: Nuala Retreats offers 4 different retreat packages, or the option to create your own. The Yoga Spa and Meditation Retreat includes daily yoga and meditation classes, mindfulness therapy, relaxation exercises, gourmet cuisine for all meals, morning beach walks, a daily spa treatment, a day trip to Ubud, and more.
What We Like: Nuala Retreats has put thought into every little detail of your experience. They ensure that everything is taken care of, so that you can truly let go and dive deep into the holistic, all-encompassing experiences they offer.
Cost: The Yoga Spa and Meditation Retreat has options for 5, 7, 10, or 14 nights. They range between $1990 to $3290.
Blue Karma Nestling Ubud is nestled within the hillside, with views of the jungle and rice paddies. The resort features joglo style suites which have been crafted with Javanese wood, and offers an infinity pool and luxurious spa. The main highlight of the property is the ethically crafted yoga shala, where daily yoga classes are hosted, as well as community dances and activities.
Program: Blue Karma offers a variety of programs, including the Yogis Inner Journey Retreat, Yin Yang Yoga Retreat, Vinyasa Flow Yoga Retreat, Hatha Yoga Retreat, and Detox and Yoga Retreat. The Yogis Inner Journey runs for 3 nights, while the other mentioned options run for 7 nights. Some of the features you can find in these retreat packages include daily yoga and meditation classes, yoga philosophy workshops, a sound healing, spa treatments, and vegetarian/vegan meal options.
What We Like: Blue Karma has one of the largest lists of retreat packages, covering multiple styles of yoga, meditation, detoxing, spa treatments, and sound healing. The extensive retreat options mean that yogis of all levels and preferences can find an option that works best for their needs.
Cost: The Yogis Inner Journey (3 nights) costs between $789 to $1170. The 7 night retreats vary based on chosen program, but start at $2209.
Como Shambhala Estate, located near Ubud, has a resident experts on-staff, including a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic doctor, and dietician. These experts, as well as the rest of the professional staff, help to ensure guests have a well-rounded transformative experience. The property features a pool, full-service spa, fitness center, 2 restaurants, and easy access to outdoor adventures. Como Shambhala offers a host of retreats, wellness programs, spa experiences, and outdoor adventures.
Program: There are a variety of programs that are offered seasonally. The Inward Bound Yoga Retreat is a 4 day self-care experience. It includes twice daily yoga classes, Anusara yoga philosophy teachings, cooking lessons, walks around the expansive property, a spa treatment, daily breakfast and dinner, and much more.
What We Like: With the professional experts on-staff and the holistic approach to wellness, Como Shambhala Estate truly offers a transformative experience for guests, from the inside out.
Cost: The Inward Bound Yoga Retreat starts at $2940.
The Royal Purnama is a boutique hotel and retreat center in southeast Bali. The property offers ocean views, and is surrounded by rice fields and tropical greenery. It even offers access to Pantai Purnama (Full Moon Beach), which is known for its mineral-rich, volcanic black sand. The resort offers a variety of health and wellness packages that integrate yoga, treatments, and Balinese traditions.
Program: The Royal Purnama offers 3 and 7 night healing packages. These retreat programs include daily yoga and meditation, a healing Balinese massage, wellness consulting, gourmet healing meals, a Balinese blessing ceremony, and mother earth healing (buried in the black sand).
What We Like: The integration of Balinese traditions allows travelers to experience a retreat that truly encompasses in the culture. The close proximity to local shops and experiences also helps travelers connect with the culture and lifestyle.
Cost: Retreat costs range from $1100 to $4713, depending on accommodations and retreat chosen.
Jl. Pantai Purnama, Sukawati, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Kalapa is a gorgeous jungle resort in the relaxing coastal village of Canggu. The property is surrounded by tropical landscapes, a river, and expansive rice fields. It features houses made primarily of teak wood, two large pools, a luxurious spa, and a variety of yoga classes. Kalapa has complimentary shuttle services, allowing you to explore the town and beaches in between your classes.
Program: Kalapa offers 3, 5, and 7 night retreats. Each retreat includes private yoga sessions, private meditation sessions, traditional Balinese massages, healthy meals, transportation within the Canggu Beach area, and more. The 7 night retreat also includes a healthy kitchen class so that you can improve your cooking skills and enhance your eating habits.
What We Like: The private yoga and meditation sessions allow travelers to deeply tune into their practice and work on the goals. The spa treatment and easy access to the surrounding town and beaches also makes the retreat perfect for those looking for a varied experience.
Cost: Price depends on the accommodations chosen. A 3 night retreat costs between $520 to $659, a 5 night retreat costs between $729 to $937, and a 7 night retreat costs between $937 to $1215.
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