Maya Resort Spa
Located in Ubud, Maya resort spa is spread across 10 hectares of tropical landscape. The luxury spa aims to capture the spirit of a traditional Balinese village. The spa offers fitness and yoga as well as an extensive list of treatments.
Four seasons - Sacred River Spa
The Sacred River Spa is immersed in lush jungle greenery within the Ayung River valley. Not only does the spa offer a variety of treatments but also holistic and rejuvenating experiences and ceremonies.
Permata Ayung Private Estate - The Bamboo Spa & Wellness Center
Designed by a famous bamboo architect, this private spa faces the river and offers a range of wellness and beauty treatments. The spa includes steam rooms, spa pools, natural stone pools and showers.
Komankeka at Bisma - Wana Jiwa Spa
This spa offers a mix between ancient Balinese techniques and western treatments, within the lush tropical surroundings. Guests experience the feeling of the forest rejuvenating their mind, body and soul.
The tranquil setting will provide a lasting sense of wellness through holistic healing and nurturing treatments. Located on the edge of a volcanic beach, amid rice fields and under the view of Mt Batukaru, this spa provides the perfect setting.
Perched on the cliff side in an isolated location, this spa offers a combination of Asian and European approaches. The traditional Balinese style of the spa allows for total relaxation and perfect harmony.
Bali is a food paradise for vegetarians with a variety of dedicated vegetarian and vegan eateries. Many traditional dishes are vegetarian and there is an abundance of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Seminyak, Kerobokan and Canggu are popular spots for vegetarian meals however Ubud is the best due to its wellness and healthy lifestyle ethos.
This small vegan restaurant in Ubud provides a sleek and homely interior and serves up small plates, salads, bowls and deserts. Sage offers a mix of international flavors and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
2. Earth cafe and market
The Earth Cafe and Market serves gourmet vegetarian food and has locations in Ubud, Seminyak and Sanur. Each cafe is tastefully decorated with a lively atmosphere welcoming tourists and locals.
Alchemy is located in Ubud and is a unique blend of cafe, salad bar and organic foods shop. Everything served is raw and vegan at an affordable price. Attached to the cafe is also a holistic clinic offering a variety of treatments.
4. The Elephant Restaurant & Bar
Located in the beautiful surroundings of Ubud, The Elephant Restaurant and Bar offers foods such as salads, cakes and bread as well as traditional Indonesian dishes. The restaurant provides exceptional value for money as well as service with incredible views of the flowing river and rice fields.
5. Divine Earth Cafe
This raw and vegan fine dining restaurant is situated in Seminyak. Divine Earth Cafe offers a creative menu from lasagna to pizza as well as a wide variety of deserts. The cafe also specializes cold pressed juices and gluten free options. In addition to this, a yoga studio and cinema is also attached to the cafe.
6. Zulu Vegetarian Paradise
Zulu Vegetarian Paradise offers international vegan cuisine and is a longstanding vegetarian cafe in Bali. Food is made with fresh organic products to suit the seasonal menu and cooked using traditional methods. The cafe also has an organic shop attached to purchase some of the best produce available.
Balinese cuisine is packed with vibrant flavors and is closely linked with the community's way of life. Cooking schools are widely available throughout the island and offer a variety of classes. Classes include learning how to prepare food to cooking traditional dishes as well as food shopping at the local markets. Classes provide a valuable insight into traditional and modern Balinese cooking techniques.
Ancient temples are scattered throughout the highlands and coast of Bali and have become the island's most iconic landmarks. The temples feature age old architecture set against picturesque backdrops. Popular temples include Besakih, Goa Gajah and Tanah Lot. Temples are best visited during anniversaries and festivals, however remember that proper attire must be worn.
Everywhere in Bali holistic healing services are offered, known as Bali Usada. Traditional Balinese healers will use natural remedies, massage and energy healing to get results. The holistic and alternative healing is a large part of Balinese culture and can be a life changing experience for some visitors.
Bali is scattered with yoga studios and holistic retreats offering yoga and meditation providing total relaxation and rejuvenation. Bali promotes healthy living and prides itself on being a destination of wellness. Ubud is known as the best yoga destination in Bali, where visitors can immerse themselves in the healing energies and vibrancy of Balinese culture.
Traditional Balinese Performance
Balinese dance is an ancient art form where dancers are kitted out in elaborate costumes. Dances tell stories using movement usually based on Hindu and Indonesian myths and legends. Traditional dance shows are held regularly for tourists to enjoy and are sometimes combined with a dinner.
Visiting Bali's rice fields is one of the most unique experiences the island has to offer. As well as rice being a dietary staple, rice is an important part of Balinese culture with many ceremonies and rituals based around the crop cycle of rice. Busungbiu and Jatiluwih rice terraces are the most impressive, however others around the island are also worth a visit.
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