There are plenty of wellness retreats in Bali, but emanating a welcoming, peaceful vibe that is instantly therapeutic and soothing for the soul, Naya Boutique Retreat Centre is a charming healing hideaway in Ubud you can’t miss. CompareRetreats.com head to Naya for a week of yogi magic, and we’re not disappointed…
Perched by a river and surrounded by picturesque rice fields and lush tropical gardens, Naya is a mere five-minute drive from Ubud’s main street, yet feels like a secret hideaway.
Blending Indonesian architecture with modern amenities, Naya has a total of four rooms, with options for single, double, triple and quadruple occupancy. Each chic space has a private balcony with garden views and flaunts high thatched ceilings, teak wood furnishings, oversized windows and roomy ensuite bathrooms.
Created in harmony with the surrounding tropical landscape, each cosy corner of the retreat has been mindfully constructed with tranquillity in mind. Naya also offers accommodation in its ‘Rainbow Villas’, 10 cute bungalows that are a two-minute stroll from the main retreat. Offering twin beds for single or double occupancy, along with ensuite bathrooms and front porches with panoramic rice field views, these simple yet tasteful rooms are a good option for those on a budget.
If on the other hand, you want to splurge and book a private residence, book ‘Villa Naomi’, a private oasis with two large twin beds, a private swimming pool, kitchen and private yoga shala.
Based on the belief that it’s important to nourish the body and mind by delighting the senses through wholesome, healthy food in a beautiful atmosphere, Naya serves up garden-fresh local organic produce that nourishes health-focused travellers. While the bulk of the menu focuses on Balinese specialities, the kitchen also offers a tasty array of international, vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine.
For raw or vegan meal requirements for your retreat, Naya selectively outsources to top raw vegan chefs who can cater for groups. Guests can enjoy meals in the privacy of their own balconies or gather and connect with fellow retreat residents at the communal dining table, which seats up to 25.
Offering three, five and seven-day retreats, Naya is an ideal place to recharge and relax. Lovingly designed to energise, inspire and awaken your spirit, Naya’s nourishing retreats are split into three categories: ‘Chill Out & Recharge’; ‘Bali Adventure’; and ‘Yoga & Bali Culture’.
Catering to individuals, couples, groups and families, who wish to relax and reclaim inner and outer balance, retreat schedules are lighthearted and tailored to individual requests, leaving plenty of time for guests to chill poolside and explore beautiful Bali.
Geared towards yoga devotees and newbies, Naya has a 1300 square-foot wood-floored yoga shala that accommodates 40 people, which is used for yoga classes, live music performances, dancing, Capoeira classes and meditation sessions. Although the retreat doesn’t have a fully equipped spa facility, Naya offers traditional Balinese massages in its casual, open-air relaxation zone. It also has a steam grotto which is perfect for melting away the toxins.
Expect to feel…like you’ve spent a nourishing week being nursed back to health in a dear friend’s house. What we love about Naya is the intimate atmosphere, and their yoga-centric programme which feels uncomplicated and focused.