This Active Lifestyle Hotel Should Be On Your Bali Bucket List

More than ever, travellers are realising that going on holiday doesn’t mean ‘taking a break’ from wellness. Gone are the days when a vacation was an excuse to undo all your hard work or forget your good habits: now, relaxation and restoration mean improving physical, mental and emotional wellness, with health-conscious travellers seeking out somewhere that takes them away from the daily grind without disrupting their fitness. Perhaps nowhere quite encapsulates this trend like Hotel Komune: the active lifestyle hotel caters to busy young professionals desperately seeking the perfect balance of work, play and peace.

Hotel Komune Bali surf retreat resort review
Sunset by the pool | Image courtesy of Hotel Komune

Location

Located in the coastal village of Keramas, Hotel Komune is perched directly in front of a famous surf break in Bali’s East. Situated approximately 45-minutes from the airport (via the toll road), the resort is one of few accommodation options in this sleepy seaside town.

Hotel Komune Bali surf retreat resort review
Sleek interiors and comprehensive facilities | Image courtesy of Hotel Komune

Accommodation

Sprawling over a stylishly landscaped beachside property, the resort features 90 rooms in total including 56 resort rooms, 22 beachfront suites (with private pools), 10 garden suites (with spacious lawn), one 1-bedroom villa (with private pool and garden view) and one 2-bedroom villa (with private pool and garden view). Hotel Komune also has two swimming pools (including a 25-metre training pool), three yoga pavilions, gym, pool tables and dedicated children’s area with skate bowl, swings, and trampolines. The resort also has a Kid’s Club for travelling families, so children are entertained with creative activities (including feeding the resort’s resident chickens!), while parents focus on the wellness programme.

Hotel Komune Bali surf retreat resort review
Diverse dining options for | Image courtesy of Hotel Komune

Food Programme

Serving dishes from east and west, along with traditional Bali favourites, Hotel Komune’s main dining menu is diverse. Wellness is not the resorts only focus, so alongside dishes such as Sesame Tofu Salad, Grilled Chicken and the Carb Free Burger (filled with veggies and tempe minus the bun), you’ll see BBQ pork ribs, pizzas and decadent (unhealthy!) deserts. In other words, it’s up to the guest to exercise self-discipline when it comes to meal times. The vegetarian options are limited, which may put some people off. That said, the resort also has a dedicated healthy café serving organic foods and cold-pressed juices for those taking their diet more seriously. Fresh produce is sourced locally, including veggies, fruit and herbs which are gathered from the resort’s organic garden.   

Hotel Komune Bali surf retreat resort review
Surfboard yoga, before you hit the water | Image courtesy of Hotel Komune

Treatment Programme

Run out of its ‘Health Hub’ facility, the retreat programmes at Hotel Komune revolve around surf, yoga, fitness and spa themes. The Eat-Play-Surf package is five to seven days, and includes accommodation, meals (three per day), exercise classes, spa sessions, cooking classes and outdoor activities including white water rafting, SUP, mountain hikes and rice paddy cycling tours. The package includes yoga and fitness sessions to make sure you’re fighting fit for the waves, and two unique night surf sessions for a different surfing experience. 

The six-night yoga, fitness and spa package includes personal training sessions and a take-home training program, along with nutritional advice. No matter which programme they’re on, all retreat attendees have access to unlimited yoga classes and group fitness lessons during their stay, so can pack their daily schedule with as much or as little activity as they like. 

Results

Expect to feel… like you’ve been immersed in wellness while enjoying the freedom of a chilled beach holiday. The resort has a beach club that is open to outside guests, so if you’re craving quiet, exclusive privacy, avoid the main pool area on weekends.

Jl. Pantai Keramas, Medahan, Blahbatuh, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80361 | komuneresorts.com

Rebecca Walker

An authority on all things wellness, Rebecca is the former Editor-in-Chief of popular luxury lifestyle publication Asia Spa Magazine and the Founder of boutique consultancy The Wellness Nomad. Born in Australia and based in Asia for over a decade, she is an avid writer, traveller and certified yoga teacher whose passion for holistic health has led her to some of the world’s best resorts and healing sanctuaries. Visit her website at www.thewellnessnomad.com or email her at [email protected]

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