Supporting mind-body-spirit health through holistic retreat programmes that encourage purification, relaxation and inspiration, Nuala Retreat is an oasis of replenishment and tranquillity. The boutique resort, nestled in a quiet residential district of Seminyak, Bali, is the ultimate destination for a chilled out wellness escape. Compare Retreats takes a look inside to explore the resort’s nutrition, accommodation and wellness offerings…
Positioned in the residential district of Umalas, Nuala Retreat is approximately 45 minutes from the airport. Close to the neighbouring villages of Seminyak and Canggu, the villa is ideally located in a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle, yet close enough for a spot of shopping or sightseeing.
Nuala’s luxurious villa is the epitome of boutique. Orbiting around a large plunge pool, the villa has four bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of nine people. Room types fall into three categories: private room (with king beds), deluxe double room (with two single beds), and triple share room (with three single beds). Furnishings are fresh and modern with whitewashed fixtures and minimalist design features.
Outdoor showers, alfresco dining spaces and a wood-floored, open-air yoga ‘Bale’ add to the retreat’s tropical atmosphere, as does the lush lawn that surrounds the property. Tastefully decorated with contemporary amenities and quintessential Balinese touches such as traditional Timor carvings and local Indonesian art, the general vibe is like staying in a friend’s swanky house, rather than a health retreat.
Nuala’s alkaline-based ‘Spa Menu’ is brimming with lots of raw, vegetarian, vegan-friendly options, made from local, organic produce. Chef-curated gourmet cuisine is served fresh and instead of focussing on what guests can’t eat, the retreat lives by the philosophy that ‘deprivation removes the joy of nourishing your body’.
That said, there is a ‘Just Juice’ menu for those that would like to fast and special dietary requirements are catered to. If you’re a meat eater, fish and chicken dishes are available upon request. Supplement vitamins, probiotics, herbal teas and fresh fruit snacks are also included to support detoxing.
Categorised under three main themes, the retreats at Nuala all support holistic health. Labelled ‘Yoga & Meditation’, ‘Weight Loss & Detox’ and ‘The Perfect Balance’, these gentle yet effective packages span five, seven, 10 or 14 nights. Led by a team of experienced healing practitioners and wellness coaches, the retreats all include accommodation, healthy meals, exercise classes, spa treatments and self-care workshops.
Catering to all skill levels, the Yoga Programme includes mindfulness, meditation and relaxation practices; the Weight Loss programme incorporates colonic hydrotherapy and activities such as ‘aqua spin’ and gym sessions to burn extra calories; and the Balance package integrates gentle exercise, healing therapies and healthy lifestyle guidance.
Nuala also offer ‘Group Getaways’, ‘Customised Retreats’ and ‘Corporate Retreats’, for those who want to book the retreat privately with a group of friends or clients.
Expect to feel cleansed and chilled with a capital ‘C’. Many of the activities (colonics, gym sessions, beauty treatments) take place outside the villa, so if you’re looking for a retreat that has all-inclusive facilities, this isn’t the best option.