With nine eco-luxe cabins that blend seamlessly into the secluded jungle, Fivelements Puri Ahimsa is everything you would expect from a luxury Balinese wellness retreat. Only 25 minutes from the beating heart of cultural Bali (Ubud), this eco-friendly retreat has created a peaceful sanctuary where you can connect with the natural environment, and take advantage of ancient Balinese healing techniques.
Suites are set throughout the rainforest, with floor to ceiling glass and wide private balconies that invite views of the surrounding jungle. There’s no need for ambience music; you’re surrounded by the natural sound of cascading waterfalls, and the tranquil flow of the sacred Ayung River, of which every suite sits facing.
The suites themselves have been created with organic materials, in a style that is authentically Bali; bamboo supports meet a high thatched roof ceiling, with open-air bathrooms for showering under the stars, and a stone bath sunk into the outdoor deck.
When it comes to healing and activities, there is a wide range of wellness programs offered by Balinese healers who draw old-world wisdom that has been passed down from one generation to the next. Every program is highly personalized, though may include therapies like Balinese acupuncture, massage, and blessing rituals, as well as a focus on sacred arts like meditation, yoga, and martial arts.
Organic food plans are also central to the retreat (don’t expect meat, sugar or alcohol here), which focuses on an all-rounded experience of rejuvenation by targeting healthy eating, fitness, and mindful activities.