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Bali’s best luxury wellness retreats: the epitome of serenity and comfort

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape - Best Luxury Wellness Retreats In Bali

Dive headfirst into relaxation at Bali’s exclusive luxury wellness retreats, soaking up everything from adults-only escapes to tailored experiences in the most beautiful pockets of the island.

Bali has long been a popular vacation destination for partygoers seeking to unwind, especially for Singaporeans who want a getaway close to home. Over time, the island has also become increasingly desirable for those seeking a quieter, more spiritual reset.

These top-tier luxury wellness retreats in Bali offer everything from spa treatments to invigorating fitness regimes and are designed to whisk you away to a place of pure serenity.

COMO Shambhala Estate

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Rather than a typical stay, COMO Shambhala Estate offers holistic wellness programmes that are 3, 5, and 7 days in length. These include spa therapies, beauty treatments and oriental medicine remedies, all intended to balance, or rebalance the mind, body, and spirit.

In addition to state-of-the-art fitness facilities, the resort boasts an extensive outdoor activity schedule, including Qi Gong, rice field biking, aqua therapy, and jungle gym circuit training. Come time to refuel, dining options here encompass a diverse range of cuisines, including Indonesian, Italian, and Indian.

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COMO Shambhala Estate spares no expense when it comes to service, with an in-house Ayurvedic doctor, resident dietician, and 24-hour personal assistant on hand to cater to guests’ every whim.

Price: From $570/night


The Place Retreats

Psychotherapy with qualified therapists

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Founded by world-renowned psychotherapist, Jean-Claude Chalmet, The Place is an award-winning psychotherapeutic retreat focused on mind, body, and spiritual healing. To this aim, the resort offers psychological support through a holistic blend of nutrition, fitness, and mental healing.

While especially ideal for those wanting to take a break from work and life stresses to focus on mental health, retreats are also geared towards more specific needs from grief and bereavement treatment, to emotional and trauma healing. 

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Therapies offered are both physical–including therapeutic face massage, deep tissue matrix healing, and watsu, also known as floating water therapy–and non-physical, with sound baths and psychotherapy sessions administered by qualified professionals. Medical therapies such as acupuncture, osteopathic treatment, TCM, and reflexology are also offered. 

Price: From $5,900 for an 8-day retreat


The Asa Maia

Adults-only retreat offering contrast therapy

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The adults-only policy at The Asa Maia may seem exclusionary to some, but it is what truly cements the resort’s status as a quiet, peaceful haven. With no children in sight or within earshot, guests may be free to relax and truly unwind. 

The signature method of relaxation here is contrast therapy, which involves the repeated heating and cooling of the body in rapid succession to increase blood flow. The resort’s modern, luxurious take on this ancient therapy features subterranean 7.5°C cold and 40°C hot pools. Therapy sessions may be coached or unguided.

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Other wellness facilities include a Himalayan salt and infrared sauna and firepit. Another highlight is the library cum art gallery, with countless titles lining elegant wooden shelves. These are all a stone’s throw away from the Gladak accommodation, made from reclaimed Eastern Javanese antique houses, luxuriously furnished with indoor-outdoor stone showers and Belgian bluestone tubs.

Price: From $357/night



Ayurvedic spa overlooking Penet River

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Sukhavati is prized for its location along the peaceful Penet River. Much of the resort is open concept to maximise guests’ connection to the surroundings. It’s known for its rejuvenation and detox programmes, which are completely personalised based on Dosha principles, said to be the governing principles of mind and body intelligence.

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Upon check-in, guests are evaluated for their Dosha makeup in order to have their treatments tailored to their specific needs and imbalances. Here, guests in one of 8 villas can start the day at the yoga pavilion, then move on to the River Spa Treatment Pavilions which overlook the peaceful Penet River. Each pavilion is private, and all Ayurvedic remedies are complimentary.

Price: From $1,292 for a 2-night retreat


Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape

Eco-conscious wellness with a zero-waste menu

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Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape is all about synthesising food and wellness with natural surroundings, all while being environmentally conscious. Villas are called “bales”, named after the Indonesian word meaning communal gathering place. Each villa was designed to create a minimal environmental footprint while capitalising on the serenity of the surroundings.

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Each of the 16 private villas come with private pools and unobstructed views of Bali’s seven peaks, which guests may enjoy from their private gazebos. Dining here is zero-waste–the menu is predominantly plant-based and meals are prepared in an open kitchen where guests may watch as chefs expertly prepare their food.

The Botanist Bar offers fresh handmade cocktails and mocktails using locally grown and sourced ingredients–there are complimentary at sunset for guests. The focus on harnessing local ingredients extends past food and drinks; all spa treatments at the open-air Toja Spa take inspiration from the surroundings, using organic ingredients grown on-site.

Price: From $1,152/night


The best of luxury wellness retreats in Bali

These retreats are clearly some of the best Bali has to offer. All 5 options will have you relaxing, unwinding, and most importantly, healing in the lap of luxury. With everything from ancient Ayurvedic techniques to more modern therapies, these retreats illustrate that there’s no one set path to healing. Rather, it’s about pursuing the path that you most desire. 

Private pools, spas, and balconies are just some of the ways these resorts aspire to fulfil these desires while cocktails and massages serve to sweeten the experience. Regardless of the different forms they may come in, these retreats all have one thing in common: they’ll definitely refresh your state of mind.

Cover image: COMO Shambhala Estate, Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, Sukhavati

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