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New Idea Magazine: Bliss Sanctuary for Women

New Idea Magazine: Bliss Sanctuary for Women

June 2018

New Idea Associate Editor Holly Richards swapped deadlines for massages at this women-only retreat.

When the most stressful part of your day s choosing the time to schedule in yourself a complimentary 90-minute massage, you know you’re living the dream.

Welcome to Bliss Sanctuary, the perfect place for busy mums or hard-woorkign women, looking for somewhere that pampering is enforced and relaxation is compulsory!

The second I walk through the wooden double doors, I’m met with a fresh juice, hot towel and a hug from my hostess, Aya, who has booked me in for a Balinese massage a 5pm. 

That’s right, at Bliss, you have your very own hostess to help plan your days, book your private driver, schedule beauty treatments and ensure you have your very-best life in this slice of heaven.

Halfway between a health retreat and luxury getaway, you can tailor your holiday to your interests and needs, so this isn’t just for those health freaks out there! Don’t fret, this isn’t an ‘alcohol-free’ situation either. While booze isn’t for sale at the sanctuary, you are welcome to bring your own and leave it in the communal fridge.

Choose your own adventure

Among the six of us residing in the sprawling villa during my six-night stay, everyone was looking for a different type of holiday. Some were working out twice a day, going fo colonics and taking part in the in-house yoga, while others were happy to bob around in the pool and see a healer or two each day.

For me, it was all about de-stressing and having a proper holiday, so I mixed up days of doing nothing by the pool with bike riding an, sightseeing and beach visits. 

The newly-removated sanctuary is based on the new hipster hangout of Canggu, and up and coming area similar to trendy Seminyak, but minus the crowds. For those wanting to be closer to the action, there is a Seminyak sanctuary, and construction has started on one in Ubud, due to open next year.

Feel at home
Believe it or not, the best things about Bliss aren’t the superb location or endless massages, it’s how at home you feel. Being women-only, with no couples and no kids allowed, the sanctuary is designed to make travelling on your own less isolating. 
While that doesn’t mean you and a group of girlfriends can’t book out the sanctuary for a week away, ladies travelling on their own  can feel at home without being alone – you can feel totally comfortable showing your lumps and bumps. 
From light and airy bedrooms to healthy juices by the pool, everything at Bliss Sanctuary is designed for relaxation.
An alfresco bath complete with rose petals is one of the many must-do experiences at Bliss Sanctuary. 
Top three things to do in Bali
In between the facials and outdoor baths I managed to find time to experience some of the islands best activities!
Eco-cycling
See the ‘real Bali’ on this downhill cycle through the rice paddies fo Ubud. With transport, breakfast, lunch and equipment all provided for less than $70, this is an experience not be missed. 
Sundays Beach Club in Uluwatu
About 45 minutes drive from Bliss, Sundays is a pristine private beach in Uluwatu where Jennifer Hawkins tied the know. Sip on cocktails or go for a snorkel. Visitors pay a  small fee to visit the beach. 
La Lucciola
Some prefer hot spots Ku De Ta and Potato Head, but for a Bali purist ike me, nothing surpasses this beach side Italian eatery for pasta.  

Bliss Sanctuary For Women, empowering women to travel solo with a tailored Bali retreat holiday just for you.

Follow your bliss your way with an experience completely tailored to you. More than a retreat for women, it’s your personal time out for rejuvenation and wellness. This Bali holiday is free of group schedules so you can choose to do as much or as little as you like. From unlimited sightseeing, unlimited massages, unlimited yoga, meditation, healers, plentiful and yummy food, shopping, personal drivers to take you anywhere you would like to go…  it’s all up to you.

Check out our Bali Packages and remember they are all completely flexible so you can change anything you would like once here.

We would love to meet you!

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