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Relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with the mother nature on a relaxing blissful yoga retreat and open yourself to new potentials with simple powerful rituals of breath movement and concentration. Extend your yoga and meditation practices under careful experienced guidance, relax into the sounds of the mountains and rice fields of Sidemen ancient village, on the foot of sacred mount Agung; enjoy healthy and nutritious meals, be pampered by our friendly staff, and experience authentic Balinese therapists and ceremonies.
You can choose from one of our beautiful roof garden suites, a beautiful 157 square feet suite, overlooking rice terraces. The newly built suite with balinese touches, comes with modern bathroom facilities, separate bath and shower with hot and cold water, full comfort of amenities, balcony with a 6 feet sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, self-controlled air conditioner, flat screen TVs with satellite channels, and writing table with complimentary wireless high speed internet access. Each of our roof garden suites is marble floored and roofed with natural green grass.
With a size of 229 square feet, our deluxe villas have great views of either the mountains or the rice fields. They are equipped with modern enlarged double bed with mosquito net, coffee table, coffee and tea making facilities, flat screen TV with international TV channels, en-suite bathroom with hold and cold water, mineral water and modern toiletries. It also has spacious private balcony with sofa's and coffee table, overlooking the beautiful Sidemen Caldera and a swimming pool. Considering the villa's size, two extra beds could be accommodated conveniently.
The superior villa has a size of 157 square feet, with views of the mountains and rice terraces. This beautiful villa is equipped with enlarged double bed and mosquito net, coffee table, coffee and tea making facilities, flat screen TV with international channels, an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and hot and cold shower, mineral water, and modern toiletries. They also have a private balcony with coffee table and chairs is also available for you to enjoy the quietness of Sidemen.
Located in the holistic haven of Sidemen, a peaceful village close to East Bali, our program is designed to revitalize and rejuvenate you completely. Upon arrival, our delicious rosella tea will welcome you. You can choose to spend that first day relaxing by our pool or walking around the beautiful area. A healthy afternoon tea and dinner overlooking the peaceful countryside will complete your day.
Welcome the sun with a morning yoga and meditation sessions, and have a delicious and healthy breakfast while admiring the beauty of the rice fields. Once you finish your breakfast, get ready to awaken your senses and marvel yourself with the guided trek in which one of our local guides will walk you through amazing shallow rivers and rice terraces. Catch a glimpse of the islands tallest mountain, the majestic Mount Agung, which carries huge spiritual significance for the Balinese.
After you return from your trekking, you can rest and let us pamper you, as later that afternoon, a 60 minute traditional Balinese massage is prepared for you in our spa pavilion overlooking the countryside, while you enjoy the sounds of nature. Dinner is flexible and you can choose to finish your day with your own private banquet with the healthy version of our Balinese rijsttafel - a sumptuous spread of Balinese dishes with rice.
On the third day, prepare yourself to start a spiritual journey to the temple for a purification ceremony after morning yoga and breakfast. Later in the day, an amazing Chakra massage will awaken your seven chakras of life through gentle yet deep strokes from our experienced therapist. A sumptuous dinner featuring sattvika cuisine will be the perfect closure of a perfect day.
Karangasem is a regency of Bali, Indonesia. It covers the east part of Bali, has a population of 369,320. Its regency seat is Amlapura. Karangasem was formerly a kingdom before Bali was conquered by the Dutch.
Karangasem has a rich variety of older customs found in villages that resisted Javanese influences after the 14th century. The royal family, related to Gelgel, became independent and in the early 1700s and challenged Klungkung. Internal strife led to exile and the formation of a rival house in Lombok, which eventually returned to defeat its own family on Bali and also conquered Buleleng. By recognizing Dutch sovereignty, Karangasem remained intact South Bali was conquered in the early 1900s. After Mount Agung erupted in 1963, the capital changed names to Amlapura.
In recent years, snorkelers and divers have headed for the area just past Candi Dasa, northeast of Tirta Gangga at Amed, a sleepy fishing village with a series of small beaches nuzzled into rocky covers with several excellent outcrops of colorful coral reef. For divers, the shipwreck offshore Tulamben, near Amed, is known as one of Balis best dive sites. Karangasem also welcomes keen mountain climbers to mount Agung, Balis highest peak. The climb takes between five to eight hours, and must be undertaken with a guide.
The main point of interest for traditional arts in Karangasem is at Tenganan, a Bali age (indigenous Balinese) village renowned for its double-ikat gringsing cloth and annual festival featuring wooden ferris wheels and ritual battles fought with whips of thorny leaves.
On the coast just north of Tenganan is Candi Dasa, a temple after which the seaside resort is named. But the resort is better known for its marine and night life than is temples. In fact, less observant temple goers are likely to pass in by on the way to Besakih, Balis most important temple complex, which is located on the slope of the islands highest peak mount Agung. Visitors are not allowed to enter the sacred interior of the huge temple, but the view from the outside and the fresh mountain air make this a trip well worth taking. There is also the Silayukti sea temple at Padangbai, the point of departure for the Lombok ferry.
With its history of rivalry among the various factions of its royal family, is hardly surprising that Karangasem harbors numerous old palaces. The Puri Agung Kanginan palace features a blend of Balinese, dutch and Chinese architecture. In Karangasems south are the ruins of the Taman Ujung pleasure palace. In the north, the Tirta Gangga water palace, the most intact of all, boasts a series of spring-fed pools which are welcomingly clear and a treat to bathe in after a long drive.
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