There’s no place on earth like Bali. This tiny island provides a rare combination of wellness and play. And speaking of wellness, it is a abode to numerous Ayurveda retreats that can change your outlook towards wellness and self-care, minimize the intensity and frequency of any ailments/ conditions you are battling with and provide a holistic wellness experience through the power of herbs found in nature. And nature is at its best in Bali. Just do a quick Google image search if you don’t believe us. So if you are looking for a destination Ayurveda retreat then look no further than the beautiful island of Bali as it provides a stunning setting to dip your toes into the world of Ayurveda when you aren’t dipping them in the waters of the beautiful beaches of Bali.
But since a lot of Ayurveda retreats have cropped up in the nook and corner of Bali; it is imperative to weed out those which don’t have anything to boast of. Don’t worry as we don’t expect you to sift through hundreds of such centres to find out that one centre you should be going to. We have done that job and selected a few of the best Ayurveda retreats you can find in Bali. These centres have a provenance and have proven their mettle in the field of Ayurveda from time to time. So the Ayurveda retreats we’ve listed below can be different from one another in terms of amenities or location but they are alike in terms of the efficacy they promise during the end of the program. So you’ll be choosing the best regardless of whichever centre you are opting for. Nearly all these retreats are based on transformative travel and will make you see travel and tourism from the lens of wellness.
Not only will you be relaxed and much at peace; you’ll also learn to see food in a new light since eating right is an important paradigm of an Ayurveda retreat. You will learn to distinguish a good food from a bad one; and pick up healthy habits along the way. You’ll learn the secrets behind the nourishing food firsthand and how to use it as a wellness tool for yourself and your loved ones.
The list of the top 12 Ayurveda Retreats in Bali below has been sorted in descending order of price per day (high to low) this is done to maintain transparency of ranking on the list.
Per day USD 593.6
The Sukhavati Estate in Badung, Bali offers 11 Day Revive Ayurveda Retreat Bali to help you revive your well-being using the miraculous powers of Ayurveda. The estate was in fact built on the principles of Ayurveda. The Ayurveda acts as a compass for all its activities making the estate an ideal choice for those who want to experience Ayurveda in its purest form.
The Sukhavati Estate’s journey began over thirty five years ago when its founder Steve Griffith decided to build a wellness centre centered on Ayurveda. An Ayurveda enthusiast himself, Steve, decided to take his love for Ayurveda to the next level by opening the doors of Sukhavati to fellow wellness enthusiasts. Today, Sukhavati has a staff size of more than forty to cater to their guest’s needs and demands.
All of their luxury Ayurveda Retreat programs are based upon ancient cleansing practices. Regardless of their length of stay, every guest at The Sukhavati Estate undergoes a version of these three stages of Panchkarma namely, Purvakrama (the preparation stage), Panchkarma (the main cleansing process) and Paschatkarma (the rejuvenation stage post the process). The Ayurveda treatments at the retreat are overseen and prescribed by the retreat’s Ayurvedic doctor Dr Komang Sudarmi, who is the first local Indonesian to become an Ayurvedic doctor after completing her necessary education.
Sukhavati Ayurveda Retreat & Spa envisions creating boutique health retreats that deliver wellness through traditional Vedic knowledge, teaching and healing in offbeat and scenic locations. The wellness resort also places an emphasis on the food, which primarily is Ayurvedic Sattvic cuisine, prepared onsite by their team of expert chefs.
The 11 Day Revive Ayurveda Retreat in Bali by The Sukhavati Estate Badung, Bali includes
COST: USD 5,936
Per day USD 517
Sudamala Resort in Sanur, Bali offers 4 Day Purification, Meditation, Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat Bali to give you a comprehensive wellness experience. During the course of these four days, it aims to increase your resolve towards personal wellness. The resort also houses Suda Ening Yoga Bale, a meditative space crafted by artisans using the finest hardwoods.
Sudamala Suites & Villas, Sanur gives you an authentic Balinese feel in terms of décor. The Sudakara Art Space at Sudamala Suites & Villas, Sanur regularly showcases various contemporary artworks and is a popular hub for the exchange of art-related ideas, art debates and discourses around various aspects of art. This 250-square-meter art space often juxtaposes the works of two strikingly different styles of art to explore the spaces that exist between artworks and the themes that draw them together. It also conducts workshops and art classes on a regular basis.
Sudamala Suites & Villa has its very own private stretch of beach exclusively for guests. Its breezy foreshore features reclining beach loungers under shade sails on bamboo frames, blocking the sun but not the Balinese sea breeze. The menu at Sudamala Suites & Villa is a mix of classic and contemporary. Some of their must try dishes include signature Sudamala sauce (sweet soy beurre blanc sauce), steak with Bongkot Bali sauce (inspired by the traditional Balinese sambal Bongkot, with a European twist), Pasta Emilie (a spicy Bolognese fusion of east and west) and nasi goring.
The 4 Days Purification, Meditation, Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Bali by Sudamala Resorts Sanur, Bali includes
COST: USD 1,551
Per day USD 416.7
Sattva Yoga Bali offers 7 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat Bali. The centre believes in empowering an individual to take necessary steps towards achieving the state of optimal health through yoga and Ayurveda. Sattva’s retreat programs assist the body and the mind through a natural detoxification process. The process rejuvenates your nervous system and maximizes physical and mental health.
The program uses a potent mixture of yoga, Ayurveda, sound therapy and traditional Chinese techniques to release the trapped tension in the body and mind in order to restore balance. Sattva Yoga Bali was founded by Nicole Cain, who has been living in Indonesia for thirteen years.Nicole, herself, is a yoga instructor and Ayurveda Health educator. Her deteriorating health led her to search for alternative healing modalities.
Nicole during her personal quest discovered Ayurveda. She went on to study Holistic Nutrition at The Nutritional Therapy Institute in Colorado and Ayurvedic Medicine at the California College of Ayurveda. In 2006, she moved to Indonesia and has stayed there since then. She considers herself as a perennial student and believes in doing things that make you feel loved, that excite you and things that make you feel alive. Her retreat welcomes all types of people regardless of what their visiting motives are. So whether you are enrolling in this retreat for a change of scenery or to gain a transformative experience, be assured of the results you’ll start seeing once you finish the program. One of the mention-worthy aspects of the program is the food which is designed to give your digestive system a much-needed rest. The food is light, made using homegrown ingredients, vegetarian and free from GMOs.
The 7 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Bali by Sattva Yoga Bali Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali includes
COST: USD 2,500
Per day USD 382.5
Escape Haven Bali offers a plethora of wellness retreats including a 7 Day Women’s Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat Bali. The 7 Day Women’s Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats is a women’s specific retreat that harnesses the power of yoga and Ayurveda to deliver a superior wellness experience. Escape Haven has been conducting these retreats since 2008; and has welcomed over six thousand women to their centre. They have also won over twenty global awards including the World’s Best Luxury Wellness Retreat which says a lot about them in terms of customer trustworthiness.
Their list of Ayurveda retreat therapies includes Abhyanga massage, Soundarya Vardhini facial ( to enhance the glow on your face), Udwartna ( a dry powder massage to relax your body), Bamboo massage with dry skin brushing, Kativasti ( an oil massage to alleviate back problem) and Elakizhi ( a massage technique involving the usage of boluses). For Elakizhi, fresh moringa and bevanda leaves are used from their Canggu retreat, which are then chopped finely and tied in a fine linen cloth as boluses. Besides their Ayurveda healing treatments, the guests can go through their exhaustive range of treatments such as acupuncture, oxygen therapy, anti-ageing treatment, craniosacral therapy and more post consultation with their medical staff.
The retreat was founded by Janine Hall, who, after one of her vacations in Ubud, was prompted to create a boutique space in Ubud exclusively for women. The retreat began as yoga and a surf retreat, and kept on adding programs (Ayurveda being one) as it evolved over the years. Escape Haven’s retreats are ideal for a solo women traveller too as it provides an opportunity to meet travelers who share the same temperament, outlook and attitudes as yours. Escape Haven is located at a prime location away from the hustle and bustle of a main street. The property is surrounded by a verdant Balinese jungle and bucolic rice fields to allow you to experience the natural bliss. Each day at Escape Haven begins with fresh juices, hot ginger tea and a rich buffet so that you are well prepared for a long planned day ahead. The retreat believes in keeping its circle small so as to provide a customized attention to each and every attendee. In other words, Escape Haven aims to create a barefoot luxury experience for all its attendees in the best way possible.
The 7 Days Women’s Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Bali by Escape Haven Canggu, Bali includes
COST: USD 2,295
Per day USD 370
Zen Resort in Buleleng, Bali offers 4 Day Relaxing Retreat with Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurveda Retreat Bali. Zen’s approach towards Ayurveda involves the integration of nutrition, massage therapies, yoga, meditation, pranayama and naturopathy. All these constituents come together to help you set on a path of a sustainable lifestyle. Massage, in general, is considered to be the core component of Ayurveda treatments. Some of the Ayurvedic massage treatments Zen Resort offers include Abhyangam Oil / Ghee / Fruit, Udwartana, Marma Energy massage, Avagaha Sweda (herbal steam water bath), Basphasweda (herbal steam weight loss bath), Netra Tarpana (medicated ghee treatment for eyes) and more.
The resort also offers a host of treatments and facilities such as signature open chakra massage (which integrates deep tissue massage, foot reflexology, breathing massage, energy-enhancing massage and more), sunrise yoga, sunset meditation to a breathtaking sunrise dolphin sail to help you rejuvenate from the core.
Each villa at Zen Resort is tastefully done with exquisitely carved Balinese furniture, handmade furnishings, a walk-in wardrobe with a dressing area, garden bathrooms. Some of the villas come equipped with a sunken stone bathtub to give you a rich bathing experience. The resort also lets you customize classes or opt for a private class should you need more attention.
It conducts yoga and other wellness sessions in Avani yoga pavilion which is surrounded by tropical flora. Furthermore, the resort’s guests get unhindered access to Shinrin Yuko Forest Immunity Centre consisting of ancient trees, free flow mineral water ponds and more. The menu at the resort is a delectable mix of eastern and western cuisine. These meals can be savoured on the resort’s Top of the World terraces, in the pool-side Aruna restaurant, in Maitri, Zen Resort's exquisite contemporary restaurant or in your villa terrace.
The 4 Days Relaxing Retreat with Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurveda Retreat in Bali by Zen Resort Buleleng, Bali includes
COST: USD 1,110
Per day USD 295.4
Adiwana Luxury Ayurveda Retreat Bali offers a 6-day Luxurious Rejuvenation & Wellness Ayurveda Retreat Bali to calm down your frayed nerves in an ultra-luxurious setting replete with all the luxurious amenities you could possibly think of. Adiwana also offers an Ayurvedic Slimming program with an objective to help you achieve weight loss, hormonal balance and increase perspiration in the body. Besides that, it offers an Ayurvedic detoxification program that seeks to correct the doshas of an individual by treating food as a medicine.
This boutique wellness retreat has two infinity swimming pools, two yoga pavilions and stretches of vast spaces so that one can seamlessly transition from a seeker mode to the lazing traveller mode post attending their wellness sessions. The retreat has an experienced staff at your beck and call that are single-mindedly committed to making the entire experience memorable and comfortable for you. The retreat’s Ayurveda practitioner works with its guests to understand their health issues, should they have any to devise a bespoke wellness program for a targeted approach.
Adiwana’s rooms also deserve a mention as they are creatively decorated with Balinese touch with a dedicated wall area reserved to showcase the choicest of Bali inspired artworks. Their Grand Deluxe room opens up to a private terrace wherein you can sip your morning tea, and leisurely observe the movements of birds in the vicinity. The Adiwaa room is tastefully done keeping in mind the comfort and decadence of its guests. Overall, the property caters to the affluent tastes of its patrons with the combination of state-of-the-art amenities, gourmet meals and wellness programs that are thoughtfully conceptualized to maximize one’s spiritual affluence.
The 6 days Luxurious Rejuvenation & Wellness Ayurveda Retreat in Bali by Adiwana Luxury Ayurveda Retreat Gianyar, Bali includes
COST: USD 1,477
Per day USD 290
Bagus Jati Health & Wellbeing Retreat offers a 5 Day Healing Spa, Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat Bali. The retreat is as diverse as it can get in terms of approach towards wellness. It brings together various paradigms of wellness such as yoga, Ayurveda and spa treatments in a cohesive manner to create an exceptional wellness experience for you. Some of the spa treatments offered in the retreat schedule include Jati-Sejati treatment which includes Foot bath, Balinese massage, herbal bath, Balinese body mask Boreh and Banana leaf wrap, facial and head massage – and Ayurvedic Abhyanga and Sirodhara treatment which is known to sharpen memory and keeping various ailments such as dementia at bay.
The spa at Bagus Jati Health & Wellbeing Retreat is made on the lines of the architectural elements employed at Balinese temples. The property was recommended as a FIT premium hotel in 2019. Previously, they were recommended in 2017. FIT Reisen is considered to be the inventor of wellness travel and tourism and is a market leader in premium wellness travels.
One can also enjoy unlimited access to Bagus Jati’s health and well-being facilities which comprise a pool, gym, hot Jacuzzi and herbal steam bath in the spa pavilion. Furthermore, they can also enroll themselves in cooking classes for an additional fee. The cooking classes begin with a guided visit to Bagus Jati’s farm fields and spice garden. Afterwards, the students are explained about the different ingredients used in Balinese cooking. Once the explanation part is over; the real work starts i.e. cooking. The students can enjoy their cooked meal afterwards in the gorgeous setting of the property, drinking in the tranquillity and the panoramic views of Bagus Jati.
The 5 Days Healing Spa, Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Bali by Bagus Jati Health & Wellbeing Retreat Tegallalang, Bali includes
COST: USD 1,160
Per day USD 247.5
One World Ayurveda Retreat offers 7 days Panchakarma Ayurveda Retreat in Bali. The retreat was founded by Claude Chouinard in 2019. Currently, it has 123 rooms. One World Ayurveda retreat is located beside Tegalalang, which is considered to be Bali’s one of famous rice terraces. The retreat believes in a customized approach. Hence you would be having a tough time finding a pre-designed Ayurvedic package on their website if you try to look for one. The retreat has hired qualified Ayurvedic doctors from Kerala, who will help you reduce your toxic overload through Ayurvedic therapies and treatments – in the beautiful destination of Bali. The centre has Dr Aparna K on its team. Dr Aparna is one of the few doctors to hold a PhD in the field of Ayurveda. She’s the daughter of award-winning Ayurveda practitioner Dr Padmanabhan. Dr Aparana too has been bestowed with prestigious awards such as Jivika Awards, and regularly presents at various conferences all around the world.
One World Ayurveda’s accommodation comes surrounded with tall trees, flowering plants and shrubs, and herbs. All the bungalows come with a private balcony or terrace to help you enjoy the unfettered views of nature.The retreat’s kitchen boasts of 125 healthy and tasty food items on the menu, and is as expansive as it can be. All the detox based programmes at One World Ayurveda Retreat are based on the ancient science of Ayurveda. These treatments vary from person to person depending on their body types and ailments. The Ayurvedic doctors of the centre work closely with the guests to arrive at their bespoke treatments.
These treatments are aimed towards achieving a harmony behind the mind, the body and the spirit and eliminating toxins from the body. The retreat also believes in creating the entire experience with sincerity and an open heart as they live by the philosophy that one can awaken their sixth senses only when all the five senses are pleased.
The 7 days Panchakarma Ayurveda Retreat in Bali by One World Ayurveda Retreat Ubud, Bali includes
COST: USD 1,485