Bali, also known as “Island of the Gods”, is an increasingly popular destination because of its affordability, jaw-dropping geography, and of course the incredible wellness offerings that abound. You can embrace Bali’s spiritual culture by exploring temples and historical sites, surf and dive in Bali’s world-renowned aqua waters or relax at some of the best wellness spa’s and retreats on earth. You can even explore monkey forests and rice terraces, or peruse eclectic art markets in Ubud — made ultra famous by the NYT Bestseller Eat, Pray Love. The lodging options are vast so here are three escapes in varying areas of Bali perfect for solo or group female travelers all with ultra kind staff, and stunning accommodation that are sure to inspire and soothe every soul.
One Eleven Villas
The Vibe: Tropical Chic
Why You Will love it: At One Eleven you will have your own secluded adults-only luxury abode in the middle of Bali’s bustling and trendy Seminyak district. Enjoy your own chef each morning whilst you take a swim in your own private pool, a vast outdoor dining area, 24–7 service and the pampering of an own spa gazebo. Accommodations here are so spacious you could host a dinner party or two. When night falls, indulge in an epicurean experience at reservations-only Shiro Sushi/Sake Bar. Here in the intimacy of this hidden gem, serves the Edomae style of sushi, which in native term translates to the use of only the freshest delicacies and local produce. The best seats at Shiro is at the bar, leave your omakase to the chef whilst enjoying your sake in hand.
The Vibe: Jungle Opulence
Why You Will love it: Kayumanis Private Villas and Spa is a luxurious and whimsical chain of private villas, with four different Bali locations: Ubud, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, and Sanur. The magical town of Ubud, known for its center of dance and arts, is home to intimate villas that overlook the tropical forest and Ayung River. The Nusa Dua location is known for its long white beaches, and you can expect the utmost sophistication and privacy when here. Excluded walled gardens provide complete serenity and a quiet working environment, but the resort’s ideal location allows you to adventurously explore Bali as much as you like. The Jimbaran location is more modern and idyllic, nestled amongst groves of coconut trees and in close proximity to the Jimbaran bay. The Gangsa by Kayumanis is located in the seaside town of Sanur. Experience the charm of traditional Balinese life in this local village, while enjoying pure harmony and a myriad of wellness options. Although every Kayumanis location has a slightly different feel, they all share the commonality of healthy dining, yoga and 24-hour butler service to ensure the perfect getaway.
The Vibe: Funky Beach
Why You Will love it: The Hotel Tugu is in perfect proximity to some of Bali’s hippest yoga studios, organic juice bars and a slew of cafes. Founded by a professional antiquarian whose passion lies in preserving and honoring Indonesia’s culture, art, and soul, these boutique luxury art hotels also house the owner’s vast collection of Indonesian art and antiques. Hotel Tugu also offers activities like surfing, yoga, cooking class, and Balinese dance class.