Last updated on: Apr 16, 2021
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Bali is also one of the most popular place for wellness retreats, especially yoga. In 2018, The Trip Wish List hosted a Bali wellness retreat with Bikram Yoga Works, and it was amazing!
Called the ‘island of gods’, Bali is home to incredible temples, lush scenery, healthy cuisine, beautiful beaches, and luxury accommodations. One of 34 provinces in Indonesia, this mostly Hindu island has a tropical climate, making it a great place to visit any time of year.
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There are several regions of Bali worth visiting, and the most popular areas are Nusa Dua, Kuta, Seminyak, Jimbaran, and Ubud.
Lesser-visited places in Bali are North Bali, Ulutwatu, and Canggu, which offer a more laid-back experience and give glimpses into how Bali was prior to becoming a thriving tourism destination.
Nusa Dua is the laid back major beach area in Bali. It has a sandy coastline and a number of luxury resorts. Due to its proximity to the airport, it’s a great starting point for a trip after a long flight. It’s also a great for family and romantic getaways with resorts such as the St. Regis Bali and Apurva Kempinski.
Close to the airport and other hotspots of Bali, Kuta is perhaps the most convenient place to stay. It is well known for its beach and as a party center, and it’s a good place to hang out.
Seminyak is a high-end, hip area of Bali with sophisticated restaurants and resorts. It’s a popular place for surfing, shopping, beach clubs, and nightlife, too. There are a number of yoga studios in Seminyak, including Yoga 108 Bali and Jiwa Yoga and many hotels and spas that offer wellness services, such as W Bali Seminyak.
Just south of Kuta, Jimbaran is a less busy coastal area with luxury resorts and renowned seafood restaurants. Home to Ayana Resort and Spa and the famous Rock Bar, Jimbaran is one of the best places to watch sunsets in Bali.
Ubud is the spiritual center of Bali and a mecca of all things wellness. There are numerous yoga studios and retreat centers as well as spas and restaurants serving healthy cuisine. Located in the heart of the jungle, Ubud also offers a lot of outdoor activities from cycling to trekking through rice paddies. If you want to tap into a zen-like atmosphere, visiting Ubud is a must.
Though not specifically focused on retreats, hotels such as Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Viceroy Bali, COMO Uma Ubud, Capella Ubud, and Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve offer a range of in-house wellness services as well as superior accommodations and superior views.
Bali is full of exciting places to visit from beaches to temples. Here are a few things you should consider doing during your time in Bali.
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