A holistic wellness retreat may cost one a fortune, but we can try to apply some of the tricks and activities during our holiday, even when you are traveling with friends or family. What you need is just a little bit of discipline, maybe some time away from the group, and a pair of trainers.
Enter the following tips. Guaranteed, you will never have to say “I am still carrying a little bit of a holiday weight gain.”
Sample healthier dishes
Cafe Organic Bali
The café offers health-conscious vegetarian meals with a passion for simple dishes using fresh, locally farmed produce. It has a fantastic location, on the shores of the vibrant Seminyak. Brilliant for vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options.
Cafe Organic| Jl. Petitenget No. 99 X, Kerobokan, Seminyak| + 62 812-3612-8341
The first 100% Raw Vegan Cafe in Bali! Get everything you need, from superfoods, fresh organic produce, juices, salad bar, to organic cosmetics and house essentials. Most of them are locally sourced and organic.
Alchemy| Jalan Penestanan Kelod No.75, Sayan, Ubud| +62 361 971981
Pamper your senses with extraordinary food options from Moksa Restaurant. It offers plant-based cuisine, local coffee, and tea, as well as healthy elixirs that will make your day. All the ingredients are cultivated from an operational permaculture organic farm close to the restaurant. You can also buy the fresh ingredients right from their garden and other farmers every Tuesday and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.
Moksa| Puskesmas Ubud II, Gg. Damai| +62 813 3977 4787
Try to hit the gym
Offering multiple classes a day that suitable for all fitness ability, CF Wanderlust is open seven days a week. They are also knows as “The largest cross-fit box.” Get to know CrossFit and get your WOD’s fix with Dave Driskell and his team of level 1 Certified CrossFit Coaches at Wanderlust. This place is best for intense CrossFit sessions in big, communal groups, powered by industry experts.
Crossfit Wanderlust| Jl. Raya Padonan no.6 Tibubeneng, Canggu| Call: +62 87861568934
Not the one we hit on weekends. The Bar on Sunset is a strength training gym that’s dedicated to customised personal development. Best perks: Every membership includes a personal trainer and personal development plan, tailored to your goal. So, you really need to commit to this one.
This may not be the place to go for runners as The Bar does not provide treadmills.
The Bar|Ruko Sunset Plaza, Jl. Sunset Road No.11, Seminyak, Kuta| Call: 0821-1943-5261
Located amongst some of the best hotels in seminyak, Motion Fitness offering both in-house and private training with their team of certified Coaches. From Brazil boom to Pilates, Motion Fitness has so many option for you to sweat it out.
Jalan Petitenget, 80361 Bali| Call: +62 8223 614 3300| www.motionfitnessbali.com
Go out on an adventure for a day
Hike Mount Batur for its Sunrise
White Water Rafting
Ayung River near Ubud boasts long and large rapid, therefore, the river is perfect for a challenging and fun white water rafting. A team of professional rafting guides will assist you with the equipment and gear, while the action and thrills start as soon as you board your rafts and work together on paddling and steering through the grades. The swirling foamy water, waterfalls, and surprising sudden drops are all part of this experience. Steep stairways you need to climb after ride will be replenished with a buffet lunch by the river. Don’t miss the opportunity to view and purchase professional photographs and DVD footage of your experience from the tour operator. You’d want to treasure that look of yours!
Chase that waterfall
If Sekumpul waterfall is for the venturesome, this one called Aling-Aling is…NOT for the faint of heart. The best thing to enjoy this one is by sliding down a thirty-five-metre waterfall! Aling-Aling Waterfall, located in Sambangan village. Aling-aling falls from a steep cliff and is surrounded by lush jungle, so it’s just as beautiful if you simply want to admire from a distance. The journey to get there can be a little tiresome, with treks across rice fields and endless steps that will make you regret your smoking habit.
And, treat yourself at these beauty parlours
If you’re longing for celebrities-approved treatment, Rob Peetom is the place to go. Other than its parlour in Beachwalk Mall, Rob Peetom’ first branch in Bali is located right in the middle of Seminyak’s. Making it perfect for those with plans to go out and about in Bali’s most vibrant scene. Now what makes it renowned among celebrities? The pampering from the moment you walk in, the coffees, teas, and cookies you can enjoy while getting the treatment. Five star!
Rob Peetoom Hair Spa| Jl Petitenget 16, Seminyak| Call: +62 361 738 363
Glo Day Spa
Glo Day Spa has four locations across the island; Canggu, Sanur, Seminyak & Nusa Lembongan. Glo’s mix of Western and Indonesian stylists and hair colour specialists is what makes this place a favorite for both tourists and locals. The place offers an extensive selection of good grooming staples such as manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyelash and brow tints, eyelash perms and spray tans and deliciously pampering massages and body treatments delivered by a team of well-trained staff. Pre and wedding day treatment? Available too!
Glo Day Spa Canggu: Jl Subak Sari No.90| Call +62 361 934 8844 | Sanur: Jl Danau Poso 57| Call: +62 361 282 826 | Seminyak: Jl Kunti 119| Call: +62 361 738 689 | Nusa Lembongan: Sandy Bay Beach Club, Nusa Lembongan: Call +62 82 897 015 600.
The Shampoo Lounge
The Shampoo Lounge can claim themselves as Bali’s most well known and busiest salons. So yes, reservation is mandatory. The hair and nail salon provides premium service levels in a fun but professional environment. Signature services include professional Keratin, Hair Coloring, Hair Extensions, Lashes, Styling, Nails, and delivered Bridal, Groomsmen, and VIP services to villas and venues. You’ll find something for everyone with its comprehensive menu of one stop salon, spa, and men’s barber services in each location frequented by both international and domestic clients. There are two locations: Seminyak, and Nusa Dua.
The Shampoo Lounge, Seminyak: Jl Raya Basangkasa 8X| Call: +62 361 300 3451 | Nusa Dua: Inside the Bali Collection Shopping Mall: Call: 62 361 77208