More than a Wellness Retreat Bali
There are many great things to do and see in Bali and our location is fantastically close to lots of amazing attractions. The beautiful Temple of the Sea – Tanah Lot, is only 20 minutes from us; while the gorgeous Ubud and all of it’s sightseeing attractions are only an hour away with a gorgeous drive through the rice paddies and tropical beauty making your bliss experience one comparable with the most well renowned wellness retreats around.
On the way to Ubud you can visit different art studios and galleries, enjoy the silver factory for shopping and watching how they bring their beautiful jewelery to life and you go past the Bali Zoo and Safari Marine Park on the way into Ubud.
On top of this we’re only a 10 – 15 minute drive into Seminyak for all the amazing beachside bars like Potatohead and KuDeTa, with the best shopping in Bali from markets to high end goods and back street furniture shops.
Experience Bali your way and choose your experience with the flexibility to swap and change your plans at a moments notice because we arrange your experience just for you.
An amazing sightseeing experience in Bali at one of the holiest of Temples named Tanah Lot meaning ‘Land in the Sea’. The gorgeous temple sits on a rocky outcrop a little way out to sea. The temple can be accessed at low tide for blessings and an up close and personal encounter of the gorgeous simple temple. We suggest guests go around sunset as they are to die for with amazing pink skies and unsurpassed beauty.
Eco Bike Tour
This is a fun downhill eco and educational cycling tour that takes you to see ‘The Real Bali’. A good 70% of our Bliss guests choose to go on the cycling tour and 95% of them LOVE it! You go through secret back roads, visit a traditional house and see the way they live, Coffee plantations and the famous Luwak coffee, a Balinese plantation where you learn of the medicinal and culturally important uses of local plants, the process of making coffee and see many of the spices you have used in cooking and tropical fruits growing in their natural environment. You also get to sample many exotic tropical fruits, local herbal teas and coffees, including Coffee Luwak. Village temples, an enormous Banyan tree and stunning rice paddy panoramas. You even go for a short walk in the rice paddies to see villagers planting and harvesting rice.
Zoë always says ‘ if you take your camera it will be like you’ve been sightseeing around Bali for a month with all the amazing experiences you get in the one day.’
Mt Batur Volcano Sunrise Trek
Where you will take amazing photos of a beautiful sunrise ascending just as you have ascended the smaller Mountain from the early hours of the morning. Magical. Bring a warm jacket and good hiking shoes / sneakers.
Mt Agung Volcano Trek
Bali’s holies and tallest mountain. You need a good level of fitness for this as it is 8 hours+ of trekking. Bring a warm jacket and good hiking shoes / sneakers.
The Jungle Trek
Begins by descending the steps of an ancient temple guarding the entrance to a truly magnificent virgin rainforest that is part of the Balinese National Park lining a stunning crater lake.
Rice Paddy, Village, Eco Nature
A walk of cultural, ecological, archaeological and natural discovery as you explore ancient ruins, lush jungle, traditional villages, local plantations and trek through rice paddies in the spectacular heartland of Bali.
Meet Bali’s Elephants
Our hostess can talk you through a few different elephant experiences in Bali. Generally we suggest you go to the Bali Safari Marine Park where you pay on entry and also pay for an elephant ride. When Zoë went she said ‘I had the cheekiest elephant who wanted to stop and play with it’s handler. It was so cute and you could really see the elephant and handler had a great bond. It was so naughty and cute and the perfect elephant experience for me’
Bali Zoo offers an exciting array of animal encounters and are known to very much take care of their animals. They too have an elephant experience as well as meet the animals experiences depending on how hands on you like to be!
Bali Safari and Marine Park
The Butterfly Park at Tabanan isn’t too far from us at Bliss, and is the largest butterfly park in Indonesia with hundreds of different butterfly species. Why do we love butterflies? For their spiritual meaning of ‘new beginnings’. If you have gone through some tough times and emerged as the best version of yourself it could be quite the spiritual celebration to be surrounded by these lovely creatures.
Turtle Island and Snorkelling
Just off Benoa Beach at Nusa Dua there is a small Island with many turtles, an area setup specifically for tourists to see the turtles. If you would like a day of water activities on a white beach including snorkeling and seeing the turtles we can arrange this for you through one of the many Bali Tour Operators.
Reef Cruise, Snorkeling, Beach activities, Dolphin Spotting, banana boat rides, Lembongan Island excursion … this can all be done with one of Bali’s premier beach tour companies Bali Hai. This is more for those of you wanting an action packed day full of salt, sand and adventure. You can choose any packages you like and we’ll ensure you get there and back. But beware there will be lots of families so not a quiet relaxing experience!
If you love a meandering beach walk on top of a gorgeous animal then you are in luck as Just around the corner from us is the Bali Equestrian Centre. From specialized riding classes through to enjoying the sunset on horseback we can organize a great experience just for you.
Tirta Empul Traditional water healing
Tirta Empul Temple (Indonesian: Pura Tirta Empul) is a Hindu temple in the middle of Bali Island, Indonesia, famous for its holy water where Hindu Bali people go for purification. (Wikipedia)
Some of our guests like to visit Tirta Empul to be able to do a traditional Hindu healing and cleansing. A more cultural and spiritual experience both at the same time.
If you are looking for a wellness retreat Bali style holiday with some great sightseeing thrown in, then we will bend over backwards to make it all happen for you.