Transformational, restorative experiences lie at the heart of the wellness offerings at Seventh Seal Luxury Retreat, a boutique health refuge in Seminyak, Bali. With a maximum of 12 guests at any given time, peace and privacy is of the utmost importance at this luxury wellness retreat. Take a look inside with Compare Retreats.
Surrounded by rice paddies, Seventh Seal Luxury Retreat is located near Seminyak, approximately 45 minutes from the airport. Although Seminyak itself is a busy shopping district and tourist magnet, the retreat’s serene atmosphere is intact thanks to plenty of tropical foliage in the retreat’s neighbouring surroundings.
With just six suites and a maximum of 12 guests at any time, Seventh Seal Luxury Retreat is truly boutique. As the name implies, luxury standards are reflected in the retreat’s plush design and sophisticated décor. Revolving around a traditional open-air Balinese ‘wantilan’ (pavilion) structure, spacious wood-floored lounge and dining areas overlook the retreat’s lengthy lap pool.
Hammocks, outdoor day beds and sunbathing recliners are scattered around the property while funky, contemporary paintings and billowing white blinds complete the tropical resort look. The villa also houses a Jacuzzi, gym and media room.
Delicious and nutritious, the ‘low human intervention’ (LHI) food served at Seventh Seal is packed with wholesome vitality. The retreat’s gourmet vegetarian/pescetarian menu doesn’t contain red meat, gluten, dairy, refined sugar or refined salt. Instead, it features lots of organic vegetables, seasonal fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, free-range eggs and locally-sourced seafood.
Balinese flavours also feature on the menu in the form of local ingredients such as red rice, fresh turmeric, ginger, vanilla beans, cashews and tempeh. The retreat encourages mindful eating practices and supports juice cleansing if guests opt to fast. Wholefood cooking classes are part of the package and guests are given retreat recipes to take home with them so they continue healthy eating post-retreat.
Led by Australian Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Amanda Bruton (who acts as the retreat’s mentor and wellness guide), packages at Seventh Seal are labelled under 4 categories: ‘Journey to Wellness’ (five days), ‘Nu Human’ (seven days), ‘Fitness Kickstart’ (five days), and ‘Nourish & Nurture’ (five days). All packages are all-inclusive so accommodation, meals, spa treatments, day trips, cooking classes and health activities are all built into the programme.
The retreat has an experienced team of international practitioners which include a wholefoods chef, personal trainer, yoga teacher (who teaches Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin) and healer (who performs cranial sacral therapy). They even have a ‘passion compass facilitator’ who reconnects guests to their life’s purpose. Nutrition tutorials and healthy mindset workshops and lifestyle guidance are also incorporated into the schedule.
Expect to feel physically recharged, mentally rewired and emotionally restored. The resident healer, Elisa is a watsu (water shiatsu) specialist, so if you’re after an extraordinary experience, book in for a water healing treatment with her.
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