From beach clubs to night life, Bali has its share of vices. But it’s is also a destination to seek peace and solace. Check out this wellness guide to Bali for some ways to recharge and boost your vitality.
While heavy deforestation remains an ongoing issue for Bali, there are several places to hike in nature for hours on end. Try West Bali National Park or the monkey forests in Uluwatu, Ubud, Sangeh and Alas Kedaton.
Bali is a hub for organic, plant-based food. Look out for cafes, restaurants and food markets in Seminyak, Ubud, and Canggu to get your fix of fresh smoothies and salads.
A Balinese massage is a full-body massage that uses acupressure to bring relief for the body and mind. It’s a good idea to book a treatment upon arrival to loosen tense muscles from the flight and stimulate blood flow.
Take a farm tour
Crops like fruit, vegetables, herbs and rice thrive in Bali, thanks to the volcanic soil and tropical climate. There are a number of organic farms in Bali that offer farm tours and cooking classes. It’s a great way to meet the locals and experience farm-to-plate dining.
For a fully immersive experience, opt in for a residential wellness retreat. There are retreats to suit just about everybody, ranging from a few nights to over a week and offering yoga, meditation and spa treatments.
Balinese ‘balian’ healers
Balians are traditional Balinese healers that use a holistic approach to heal illnesses. They play an important role in the local culture. Ask around for recommendations once you’re on the ground as generally they do not advertise their services. You must show respect by covering up your legs and shoulders during the treatment.
With so much on offer, this Indonesian island can be the perfect place to relax and get in touch with nature. Pick out a few pointers from this wellness guide to Bali to completely unwind and make your next holiday utterly relaxing.