Bali is the perfect location for organising a retreat. The island provides the perfect balance between soul-soothing island life and modern comforts. Whether you’re looking to host a yoga retreat or want to get a group together for a social media workshop, here’s how to organise a retreat in Bali.

Why Organise a Retreat in Bali

Bali is having a real moment: in 2017, the island was named the number one tourist destination in the world by TripAdvisor. This means a well-organised retreat taking place in Bali will be an easy sell.

Bali draws visitors with its stunning beaches, lush rainforests and verdant rice paddies, combined with the unique local culture, which sees colourful offering laid out daily and vibrant ceremonies regularly slipping out to the streets.

Beyond this, Bali is a great choice for a hosting retreat as the island has steady infrastructure suited for hosting foreign visitors. In Bali, you can experience bohemian island life without sacrificing one inch of luxury or comfort.

Organising a retreat in Bali means participants will have a fulfilling and dare we say magical experience during the retreat itself and after hours as well.

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Popular retreats in Bali:

  • Health & wellness retreats
  • Yoga retreats
  • Social media retreats
  • Business retreats
  • Surf retreats
  • Women’s retreats

Choosing a Venue for Your Retreat in Bali

So you’ve decided to organise a retreat in Bali – but where should you host it? A private villa allows all participants to stay under the same roof but still maintain privacy. There’s plenty of room for communal workshops and activities and total privacy from outside guests – something you’d be hard to find in a hotel or resort.

But all villas are not created equal and there are a few things to consider when booking a villa for hosting a retreat. First, you need a villa that’s big enough to host the whole party. It’s also worth considering if the villa has single beds for solo travellers sharing a room. Or maybe you’re looking for a villa with a gym or a space for practicing yoga?

Our team can help you fine-tune these details. Simply contact our team with your planned dates, number of participants and any special requirements you might have – we will provide you with suitable villa options that tick all the boxes. We do this at no additional cost to you.

Hosting a Yoga Retreat in Bali

Bali is a very popular destination for travelling yogis and one of the best locations for hosting a yoga retreat. Yoga classes are also a great way to break up a retreat focusing on, say, social media management or corporate team building.

If you yourself are not a yoga teacher, we can help you organise an experienced and qualified yoga teacher to host classes at the villa. This will make logistics that much easier: the retreat participants won’t have to endure traffic to get to their yoga class and you as the organiser won’t have to lift a finger, as our team can organise the instructor on your behalf. We can also organise boxing instructors, personal trainers and more.

Hosting a Social Media Retreat in Bali

Bali is an increasingly popular destination for digital nomads and online entrepreneurs. As a result, social media workshops and other related retreats are in high demand.

For a technology focused retreat, booking a villa with steady Wi-Fi connection is a must. Unfortunately, this is not a given in Bali and finding this information online is near impossible, as practically all villas list Wi-Fi as an included amenity regardless of the speed or quality.

Our team has inspected our villas in person and can provide you with suitable options for hosting a social media retreat in Bali.

Hosting a Wellness / Weight Loss Retreat in Bali

Bali has a booming health and wellness scene and the island offers an inspiring setting for retreats focusing on heath, wellness, weight loss and diet. Besides yoga, your retreat could incorporate massage and other wellness treatments Bali is so well known for.

Healthy gourmet dining is another important component of any wellness retreat. For retreats focusing on weight loss and diet, a villa offers the perfect setting. Many villas in Bali come staffed with an in-house chef. This means all the guests’ meals can be prepared on site following any dietary requirements you may have.

Our team can help you find retreat-friendly villas staffed with a private chef and help you coordinate special dietary requests prior to the guests’ arrival.

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Villa Omah Padi Dining Area | Ubud, Bali

Retreat Activities Available in Bali

You know what they say – all work and no play… No matter what the event is focusing on, it’s a good idea to break up the retreat with a few fun activities in between regular programming.

Here are just some of the activities available in Bali:

  • White water rafting
  • Mountain biking
  • Volcano trekking
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Boxing
  • Daytrip to Ubud / Jimbaran / etc.

Our team can help you plan, pick and organise the activities. We can also provide you with a full retreat itinerary – basically, we can plan the whole retreat for you. All that’s left for you to do is to provide the magic ingredient: you.

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Poolside Massage in a Bali Villa

Most important advice? Don’t try to do everything yourself

Organising a retreat in Bali can be an incredibly enriching experience and can really help boost your brand.

Don’t get caught up in the daunting logistics of organising an overseas retreat by yourself, but ask someone to coordinate the details for you. Having someone else handle the logistics allows you to focus on the core content of your retreat and provide your guests with the best possible experience in Bali.

Our team is on the ground and ready to assist you before and during your planned event. Contact our villa specialists and let us help you plan the perfect retreat in Bali.

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