Bali Wellness Retreat

Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

WW
1 review
May 19 - 27, 2023
Group size: 6 - 12
Bali Wellness Retreat
Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

1 review

$NaN
May 19 - 27, 2023
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

Come join us in Paradise with a 9 day/8 night all inclusive wellness retreat to Ubud, Bali!

General Info

On this all-inclusive luxury wellness retreat, you will stay in a 5 star centrally located hotel. You will enjoy daily excursions and wellness activities. There will be a mixture of adventure with relaxation to ensure you return home relaxed and rejuvenated. 


Everything will be taken care of from the time Amy Walker, Owner of Walker Wellness Retreats greets you at the airport.


A little about Bali...

No island has enchanted travelers quite like Bali. Smaller than Hawaii’s big island, Bali packs countless adventures into one small package. Dazzling beaches beckon the sun seekers and surfers along the island’s southwest coast, while ancient temples and a thriving wellness scene draw travelers inland to Ubud. It’s the kind of place where hedonists, relaxation-seekers, and ecotourists can all find something to enjoy, from wild nightclubs in Seminyak and Kuta to luxury clifftop hotels in Nusa Dua to the pristine jungles and volcanic landscapes of the island’s north.

Packing List

Clothing


While vacationing on an island often encourages skimpy beach attire, the Indonesian locals dress quite conservatively. You should dress appropriately and cover your knees and shoulders when visiting Hindu temples, sacred sites, or when exploring small villages in the island interior. Beach attire is excellent for daily wear other than when dining or clubbing at pricey establishments. 


Plan on bringing light cotton clothing; jeans will be hot and heavy for most circumstances. High-tech, quick-dry garments will work, too, but don't leave them hanging to dry somewhere they could be stolen.


You won't need as much clothing as you would expect; keep your packing simple and purchase items locally if you run out of outfits to wear. If on an extended trip, you'll find plenty of places that do laundry for a fee based on weight.


When packing, separate clothing and other "kits" into sealed modules or cubes in case temperature and pressure changes pop open bottles.


Shoes


As with most of Southeast Asia, typical footwear consists of just a pair of reliable flip-flops. Some shops, temples, bars, and restaurants may ask you to remove your shoes at the door. Flip-flops are more accessible to slide on and off than sandals with straps. I wouldn’t recommend bringing expensive footwear. You can purchase cheap flip-flops in shops and stalls all over the island. You'll also need proper hiking shoes or sandals if you want to climb Mount Batur.


First Aid Kit


Don’t let an annoying ailment affect your precious time on the island. Fortunately, walk-in pharmacies sell nearly everything that you'll need -- including prescription drugs -- without the need to visit a hospital first. Pack only a small, simple travel first aid kit. (Hopefully, you won't need anything more than ibuprofen after too many beach cocktails)


Tip: Every first-aid kit should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide(Imodium), but don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option (e.g., you'll be on transportation all day). Antimotility drugs may exasperate simple travelers’ diarrhea by trapping bacteria inside instead of allowing it to pass normally.


Money and Documents


Make two copies of your passport. Diversify your travel documents by hiding them in both your money belt/day bag and big luggage to avoid disaster if one or the other gets lost. Bring multiple credit cards, and plan on leaving one in the hotel safe in case of an emergency. I recommend sending someone in your family your travel itinerary and flight details. Send emergency contact phone numbers in an email to yourself in case you need to contact banks.

Bali has plenty of Western-networked ATMs, however, bring backup cash just in case the network goes down. Consider bringing $100 in case of an emergency. 


Tip: Keep your passport locked in the hotel safe. Don’t carry it around with you out of fear of losing it or theft. 


Electronics


Don’t bring too many electronics. I recommend a mobile phone and optionally a camera. I would suggest considering bringing a portable battery charger for your phone. If you opt to bring fragile electronic devices, know how to protect them in a tropical environment. A good rule of thumb - leave non-essential valuables back in the USA.


Indonesia uses the round, two-pronged, CEE7 power outlets common in Europe. Voltage is 230 volts / 50 Hz. Unless you intend to carry a hair drier (don't!), you won't need a step-down power transformer because most modern device chargers (e.g., mobile phones, laptops, etc.) handle the higher voltage automatically. Although many hotels have universal outlets that work with many cord types, you may need a small adapter to accommodate your device.


Tip: Have a plan for your cell phone before you depart. Call your carrier to find out the details and coverage of using your phone while in Bali. Verizon offers it for only $10 a day if you sign up for their international plan in advance.


Other Items 


Along with the obvious stuff, consider bringing along the following:

Hand sanitizer and toilet paper for encounters with public squat toilets. 

Earplugs

Mosquito repellent 

Flashlight for unexpected power outages -- a common occurrence in Southeast Asia.

Plastic bags or cases for waterproofing electronics and valuables.


Souvenirs


Purchasing what you need on a trip after arrival not only helps the local economy, it's fun! Make sure you leave room in your luggage for purchases and unique items not easy to find at home.

You'll find plenty of shopping in Bali, particularly in Ubud, where lots of boutique shops carry unique clothing that is perfect for the island. Along with stalls and small shops, you'll find several large shopping malls in Kuta with name-brand items. Outside of malls, you will typically need to barter, particularly in tourist shops -- to get acceptable prices.

Rather than leave home with a full suitcase, consider waiting until you arrive in Bali to purchase some of these common items:

  • Sarongs (some Hindu temples require that men wear one to enter)
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach bags
  • Swimsuits/beach cover-ups
  • Evening dresses
  • Flip-flops / sandals
  • Handmade jewelry
  • Aloe vera / after-sun lotion
  • Coconut oil (a great after-sun moisturizer that is popular on the island)
  • Snacks

You'll probably want to bring toiletries, sunscreen, and consumables in case the brands you usually use are not available. Beware of the many local toiletries, particularly soaps and deodorants, that contain whitening agents. 

Although violent crime is not an issue in Bali, the influx of tourists does attract some petty theft. Be mindful when choosing a day bag; backpacks or satchels with famous logos (e.g., IBM, LowePro, GoPro, etc.) announce to would-be thieves that the contents inside are valuable.


Other Items to Bring

  • COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES! Don’t even think about bringing non-practical shoes. You won’t wear them, and they will only take space in your bag.
  • Portable battery charger for your mobile phone
  • Empty garbage bag for laundry
  • Used grocery bags for wet shoes
  • Day bag for day trips
  • Poncho or umbrella
  • tissue pack
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Compression socks (for the long flight)
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra room in your luggage for bringing home souvenirs
  • Dramamine and other basic medications
  • Flip flops for the beach
  • Modest, temple appropriate outfits

Other Items to Leave Home

Leave the following items at home or purchase them locally if you need them:

Snorkel gear: You can rent gear snorkel gear daily when you need it.

Water filters: Although the tap water is not safe to drink in Bali, bottled water is available everywhere.

Expensive jewelry: Flashy bling will get you higher prices and make you more of a target for petty theft. Many jewelry artists call Bali home; consider purchasing some of their beautiful work. Also, I never travel with my actual wedding ring. Consider a cheap alternative that won’t risk getting damaged or be as difficult to replace instead.

Weapons/pepper spray: Arming yourself is certainly not worth the risk of trying to cross borders with it; leave weapons off your Bali packing list!

A Few Tips

Here are a few tips:

Please bring a pen for forms you will need to fill out when you arrive.

Please bring $40 cash for your Visa on Arrival. You can only stay in Bali 30 days.

Please bring little packs of tissues for using the bathroom while we are out and about.

Please bring hand sanitizer, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

Please bring a little day pack/ bag.

Do not bring valuable and for sure do not bring anything that could be taken from a monkey when around moneys such as Uluwatu Temple and Monkey Forest ( i.e. sunglasses on your head, jewelry, hold your phone tight when taking pictures, have a cross body bag, no food around monkeys)

Watch where you are walking, the side walks are uneven.

Traffic is BAD. If you get car sick, please plan accordingly. One of the changes I made was not having us in a car so long each day.

Mosquitos are no joke and we will be staying in Ubud, which is in the jungle.

When using your credit card, they will ask you if you want IDR or USD- It doesn't matter unless your credit card charges foreign transaction fees which I don't think many do anymore. Just say local currency. They will also ask for Pin or Sign, just sign if it's a credit card. 

Please don't forget your vaccination card, passport, copy of passport in case you lose your passport.

You can haggle on the price of things if you want to buy in markets or along the streets. I can help you with this.

Please download XE app for easy conversion of their currency. 100,000 IDR is just under $7

What’s included

  • All Accommodations
    9 days/8 nights at a 5 star resort
  • Healthy Meals & Snacks
    All meals
  • Pick Up & Drop Off
    Airport/Hotel transfers
  • Retreat Gift
    Massage
  • Transportation
    Support and transportation throughout the retreat
  • Private Guide
    Private local driver for our group only
  • Gratuity
    Gratuity for meals and guides
  • Excursions
    Small group excursions
  • Airfare
    Airfare to/from Bali
  • Additional Items
    Souvenirs, additional excursions, alcohol, additional food/ snacks
  • Gratuity
    Gratuity of a personal nature i.e Bellmen, spa services, etc.
  • Insurance
    Travel insurance/medical insurance (Required)
  • COVID-19
    Any required tests or documentation needed for entry
  • Visa
    Visa upon arrival if applicable

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
6 left

Double occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 2 people.

$2,895
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
only 2 left

Single occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for one person.

$3,695
Deposit: $500
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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival & Welcome

Arrival in Bali. Amy Walker will meet you at the airport to welcome you and take you to your 5-star accommodations.


Lunch at The Bee Cafe, Ubud depending on your arrival time prior to check in at the Royal Pita Maya.

We'll have a short retreat orientation before dinner, but otherwise, the evening is yours to rest and relax and get to know your fellow group members.


7:30 PM Dinner as a group at Pistachio Restaurant Ubud.

Your Organizer


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Walker Wellness Retreats
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Welcome to Walker Wellness Retreats! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We created Walker Wellness Retreats to share the positive impact travel can have with as many people as possible. Travel makes the world seem not so large. It opens your mind to new ways of thinking. Together we can use our diverse skills and experience of traveling the world to design and plan incredible adventures to bring like-minded travelers together to unique places around the globe!

Reviews

We had a Wonderful experience. The entire trip was planned out very thoughtfully and included the Best that Bali has to offer. Amy and Brian are friendly, accommodating and very flexible. This is the second trip that we have taken with them and plan on taking many more. I will cherish the memories and this amazing experience for a lifetime. Thank you Amy, Brian and Drew for this opportunity!! See you soon...
By Sandra G for Luxury Bali Retreat on 10 Aug, 2022