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)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We did not come here on a retreat but as substitute for Papua so that will influence my review. It is a beautiful resort tucked away in the hills. The food was excellent even if the restaurant was 180 streets from our villa.
Our villa was huge with a extremely large bathroom that included two massage tables. Because it is in the hills and had no air conditioner the room was very musty.
It is all way from Ubud but the setting is incredibly.
Great spot to really getaway.
I traveled to Bali alone and I needed a place where I could recharge and relax this place was exactly what I needed.
When travelling alone the most important thing is safety and I always felt safe at the resort. The staff were amazing and no request was too much for them.
As other people have said this resort is located one hour from Ubud so you can not just leave the resort to go out for lunch or shopping to me this was an advantage as I was forced to relax and just be in the moment.
We stayed here for three nights during our honeymoon in Bali and were stunned by the beauty of the resort and the surrounding environment. With that, it may not be the best place for everyone, so here are some pros/cons we came up with:
-Wonderful staff: everyone was so welcoming and kind
-Scenery: absolutely breathtaking, everywhere you look is idyllic scenery that we had never experienced before
-Privacy: if you are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle, this is it. It’s so quiet and each villa is its own separate bungalow, providing so much peace and quiet
-Only one restaurant: while the menu selection was generally good, I could see how you’d start running out of options after more than a few days there.
-Distance from other major towns: it is a 30-40 minute drive to Ubud. The seclusion is what makes this place so serene, but if you’re looking to be able to venture out and about, you’d have to make at least a half of a day of it.
-Lots of steps: just a natural result of being situated in the hills is that you should be prepared to walk up and down several steps to get around the resort. They do offer transportation via cart if you need it though
-Higher priced spa services: spa services were almost twice as much as what we saw throughout Bali, although we had a wonderful massage experience
-No AC: we were worried this would be an issue but it’s cool in the mountains where this wasn’t too much of a problem. However, it did feel a little muggy in the early evening in our room.