Bagus Jati Health & Well Being Retreat
What We Love
- Nature, plain and simple: mountains, valleys and lush tropical flora and fauna
- A spring-fed swimming pool
- Private meditation sessions in a grotto next to a six-foot waterfall
- Free activities that change daily: think yoga, nature walks and demos of traditional medicines, dance and massage
What To Know
- Twice-daily free shuttles to Ubud but arrival/departure transfers cost extra
- No choice in restaurants unless you go off property
- It's far from rustic, but there will be critters (bring big spray; bed nets provided)
- Golf carts available for guests who have trouble navigating the hilly 12-acre property
- Honeymooners receive Balinese decorations, rice wine and flower petals (with a 2-night stay)
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tucked amid the lush Ubud Mountains, yogis, spa-lovers and couples check in and chill out with detoxes, ayurvedic dosha work and eco- and active-adventures at Bagus Jati. The 18 romantic thatched roof villas have pillowy beds draped in billowing fabrics, Balinese antiques, and verandas with views of the lush emerald jungle. Upgrade to Deluxe Spa Villas—circular for chakra purposes—to score massage tables and jacuzzi tubs in en-suite treatment rooms. The hotel’s organic farm provides fresh produce to the restaurant, where guests can choose full- or half-board packages (set meals $28 lunch, $42 dinner); breakfast is included.
In the Area
If spa time has you stir-crazy, the surrounding mountains provide for plenty of light adventure, from dips in the holy springs at Tirta Empul to archeology at Gunung Kawi Sebatu and cycling journeys past rice paddies and villages with sandstone-sculpting artisans. Early risers can make the atmospheric pre-dawn trek up the slopes of Mount Batur, an active volcano famous for its sunrise, and if the mists cooperate, sublime views. Closer to the resort, guided treks (2-3 hours) explore the orchid- and bird-filled jungle; you may even spy a monkey. If not, there’s always the Ubud Monkey Forest.
How to Get There
I can't really comment on this hotel as I had children with me. This hotel is for adults, its a beautiful setting, and has great spa treatments. The yoga isn't very good. Staff are nice, food is good.
Spending 3N/4D in this calmly surrounding hotel while doing meditation really rejuvenated my soul.
Foods were organically grown and yoga class was readily available according to our needs and the weather surrounding was amazing.
If you need a break from all hustle bustle of the city and you need to skip a series of twists and turns of this life, do reserve some days to this place and I am sure you'll be refreshed again.
In their whirlpool at the Treatment Center, it was an open look to the jungle in which we can bath in warm water while enjoying the amazing view of the green jungle.
This is very liberating in feeling.
A must visit hotel I could say!
The hotel itself is located in a quite separated, distant place. You need to take a car or a shuttle bus in order to go to downtown or teach any “ civilization” apart from the very local villages. The villas themselves though are pretty nice. Good view to the jungle & hotel area is hilly and covered with flowers.
BUT bad experience was due to following issues:
1. Limited and poor menu. Dishes are quite low quality and you literally run out of choices to eat in couple of days as you are forced to eat here if you don’t want to travel far to i.g. Ubud city ( 25 km away ). We were looking for some snack and fruit and we end up with French fries and nuts as only available choice from the restaurant.
2. Poor breakfast. We had a breakfast included in our rate. But frankly, they could have dropped it. Usually you would expect a rich breakfast menu or at least fresh, multiple choices included into the picks. In this hotel, they didn’t offer a buffet, and “ free” a la carte was a disaster. Pre Made tasteless and limited bread basket came with 1 pick of fish. If you want not only pancakes but also howl of yogurt or sandwich you have to pay extra. As you can imagine it’s annoying and prices are not reflecting the quality.
3. Poor internet connection in room. During all of our stay we had very poor and unstable internet connection. Condition with significant negative impact (at least for us) since you don’t have TV in the room.
4. Poor yoga lesson, probably we are not so expert to give a final judgement about yoga class here, but the one we had was quite lame. I expect at least some basic fitness level and positions rather then something called “ slow yoga “ where half of the class is talking about the sense and meaning. For this I would rather go to Ashram. Calling themselves “ wellness retreat” and not offering any fitness classes or basic Ashtanga is also weird.
Conclusion : if you don’t care about food and entertainment and are just seeking beautiful peaceful landscape, you might choose this hotel. In case you need more than trees and roof over your shoulders, I wouldn’t stay here. Unreasonably expensive for the service given.
Totally enjoy my 4 days 3 nights Yoga retreat.
This place are amazing beautiful , tranquil. and give you the energy of Ooomm.
The unspoiled views of nature, yoga and meditation classes were terrific.
Friendly staffs and peaceful surroundings plus the organic home cook food were superb.
I enjoyed myself very much and hope to be back soon.
Here is the good place for staying alone.
All the staff are so kind, show hospitality whatever I requested.
I have never eat such a tasty vegan food.
Not just only for physical but also for mental, that is the best meal.
Able to get an ideal vacation.