Explore Traditional Balinese Therapies at Bagus Jati Retreat

A little slice of Bali paradise | Image courtesy of Bagus Jati
A little slice of Bali paradise | Image courtesy of Bagus Jati

Bagus Jati is the place that offers a little bit of everything. Revolving around healthy activities and Asian-inspired traditional healing therapies, the retreat is a charming health and wellbeing retreat in Ubud. The intimate resort and isolated location makes it perfect for reconnecting to yourself, or spending intimate time with a partner.

Get your yogi on, or release your inner Balinese chef with healthy cooking classes—and whatever you’re here for, don’t forget to leave time for some quiet contemplation by the jungle waterfalls.

Location

Set within five hectares of hillside gardens among Bali’s lush tropical forests, Bagus Jati is perched on a mountain in the outskirts of Ubud. Located 20 minutes from town and two hours from Denpasar airport, the retreat’s remote location adds to its tranquillity.

Traditional Balinese accommodation | Image courtesy of Bagus Jati
Traditional Balinese accommodation | Image courtesy of Bagus Jati

Accommodation

Spread over eight deluxe spa villas, 12 superior villas, and two pool villas, the retreat is laid out in a circular style, similar to a traditional Balinese village. Each of the deluxe spa villas is equipped with a private Jacuzzi and spa treatment facilities, while the superior villas flaunt large soaking tubs. Every villa feels extremely private and has an outdoor veranda with stunning views of the valley below.

Bagus Jati also has a lovely swimming pool and spacious fitness centre to work out in, along with two uniquely designed, circular yoga pavilions, which face a natural bamboo forest. The largest pavilion accommodates 30 people, while the smaller one fits 10.

Perfect for detoxers and foodies alike | Image courtesy of Bagus Jati
Perfect for detoxers and foodies alike | Image courtesy of Bagus Jati

Food Programme

Catering to healthy foodies, Bagus Jati’s menu revolves around fresh vegetable produce and flavoursome, nutritious dishes. Appealing to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, dining options are varied and include an array of yummy Indonesian specialities. Many of the vegetables and ingredients (including the herbs and spices) are grown on-site in the retreat’s organic gardens, following strict ecological permaculture principles. Special diets are catered to, so if you’d like to detox, you can.

Balinese cooking classes are conducted in Bagus Jati’s open-air kitchen, where guests can learn how to prepare a range of traditional local dishes with the retreat’s Balinese chef.

Treatment Programme

Designed to bring guests back into internal balance, Bagus Jati offers a classic range of wellness services. Divided into themed categories, the retreat’s wellbeing programmes include ‘New Start’, ‘Yoga & Ayurveda’, ‘Healing Spa’, ‘Detox’ and ‘Spiritual Journey’ packages. Spanning two to 10 days, each package includes a health assessment, meals and stress-dissolving spa treatments. Bagus Jati also offers honeymoon packages for those who want to combine health and romance.

Go zen or go home | Image courtesy of Bagus Jati
Go zen or go home | Image courtesy of Bagus Jati

Yoga is taught by the retreat’s in-house Balinese yoga teachers who offer one-to-one private instruction along with daily group classes. If you are fit and adventurous, opt for the Mount Batur (which has the largest crater lake in Bali) sunrise trek; or if you’re after a more spiritual experience, head to the local holy spring temple and partake in a Balinese ‘Melukat’ purification ritual and blessing. For those wanting to combine fitness and culture, take part in a Balinese dance class; or if you’d prefer some quiet contemplation, head to the Jati River to meditate alongside the retreat’s beautiful waterfall. Jungle trekking, aqua aerobics, and village cycling tours are also offered on the daily schedule.

Results

Expect to feel…replenished and ready to conquer the world. This retreat is ideal for couples seeking an escape to reconnect with themselves and each other.

Bagus Jati | Banjar Jati Desa Sebatu, Tegallalang, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 80571 | +62 361 901 888 | Facebook

Rebecca Walker

An authority on all things wellness, Rebecca is the former Editor-in-Chief of popular luxury lifestyle publication Asia Spa Magazine and the Founder of boutique consultancy The Wellness Nomad. Born in Australia and based in Asia for over a decade, she is an avid writer, traveller and certified yoga teacher whose passion for holistic health has led her to some of the world’s best resorts and healing sanctuaries. Visit her website at www.thewellnessnomad.com or email her at rebecca@thewellnessnomad.com.

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