Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Indonesia.
Come join this yoga detox retreat held at Villa Flow. East Bali boutique hideaway Villa Flow, inspired by Balinese healing rituals, organic cuisine and restorative yoga and meditation. Aimed at those who want a peaceful village retreat by the sea, with more than a hint of health, Villa Flow is the perfect place to restore mind, body and soul. Villa Flow is a 7-bedroom resort, situated in the seaside village of Seraya within the Karangasem Regency in East Bali. This peaceful oasis includes a multi level swimming pool, yoga and meditation bale and large upper deck for dining. A large organic garden at the foot of the resort grows most of the garden to plate organic dishes guests enjoy at Villa Flow.
Airport transfer available:
Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport (US$50 per person)
Spacious bedrooms in contemporary design with king size beds, AC and fan available; enjoying either access to a very large shared roof top terrace with several seating areas or private balconies.
Modern open plan bathroom concept, all-natural stone bathrooms.
The shared roof top terrace as well as the balconies offer wonderful views overlooking the property and ocean.
Villa Flows Detox program caters to those who do not wish to fast completely but want to forego solids, giving the intestines the opportunity to relax and begin to release toxins. These programs include healthy food, juices, soups and fresh coconut alongside yoga to assist circulation and healing spa treatments to stimulate the system and revitalize the skin.
This program may be the first step towards a long- lasting lifestyle change, or jumpstarting a healthy eating regime by helping to retrain your taste buds as well as psychological connection to food.
East Bali is the destination to seek connection to authentic Bali life as if in the old days, with all its nature, charm and, ancient traditions. The Regency of Karangasem has it all - dramatic scenery, dozens of beaches, coral reefs and shipwrecks for diving and snorkeling, ancient sites, a unique Bali Aga (original inhabitants) village, tropical forest, beautiful rice terraces, royal palaces, beautiful quiet roads and trekking opportunities.
Located in Karangasem, Villa Flow is in a rural location and within the vicinity of Taman Ujung water palace and Pasir Putih beach. It measures four thousand square meters and is located on a hill with amazing views over the sea. An additional private beachfront land is located at a short stroll 400m down the village road and where you can enjoy sea-side lounging with beautiful views at our exclusive private beachfront land. The next swimmable beach is White Sand Beach, a 15 minutes car drive from the hotel.
Villa Flows menu is based on a well-researched, balanced and healthy diet and offers organic food. They believe that it is not only the ingredients used that must be at their best, but also that the food must be prepared with care and with the right intent, thus serving delicious full flavored dishes that create wellbeing and vitality for those who enjoy their cooking.
The menu contains mainly Asian-inspired cuisine, created using ingredients that are produced locally, and where possible, organic; herbs, fruits and vegetables are harvested from Villa Flows own gardens, or purchased daily from local suppliers and markets.
Villa Flow offers a daily changing breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Since all their ingredients are fresh produce, please inform the staff whether you will be joining for lunch and/or dinner, and if you have any dietary requirements.
Water is free of charge and available at several locations on the property. In addition, a complimentary afternoon tea, a wild honey sweetened lemon iced tea, will be served at 16:00 together with a healthy snack. Guests can choose from a wide variety of fresh fruit juices, many of which are freshly picked from their garden. Wine and liquor is not offered at Villa Flow.
Villa Flow and its surroundings allow for many activities to be undertaken and they are happy to assist you in organizing these. Apart from that, Villa Flow tries to support the local community wherever they can; therefore most of their recommended activities are performed by local suppliers and people from the villages close by. Please find below carefully selected activities that they are happy to facilitate for you:
Take a traditional fishing boat just down the road and enjoy a boat trip which brings you to White Sand Beach where you can relax, swim, snorkel or grab a bite to eat.
A real culinary experience. A hands-on cooking class, which offers more than just preparing the food. All classes include an adventure off the tourist trodden tracks before the cooking class starts. Ask their staff for detailed information on courses.
What better way to explore the neighboring area at your own leisurely pace than on a bicycle? This is the sporting way to discover the area. They have two mountain bikes for their guests complimentary use, on a first come first serve basis. Explore the nearby villages up close and feel the local vibe. Or, discover East Bali on a guided off the beaten track mountain bike tour. This adventure starts at the slopes of Mount Agung and brings you through various vegetation levels, passing the rice paddy fields, to the famous White Sand Beach, where you can jump into the sea. Return transfer and lunch at a local restaurant and bottled water is included.
Head out for one or two dives at Balis best diving spots in Amed (coral walls) and Tulamben (150-meter shipwreck) at a 40 minute drive. Take the coastal road back to Villa Flow.
Book a driver for half a day and explore some of the highlights of East Bali. Start the tour either at the royal water gardens of Tirta Gangga or visit the colorful local market of Amlapura. Afterwards their driver will bring you to the Lempuyang Temple, which is considered one of the oldest temples in Bali. The temple is located on top of the Belibis Hill, Northeast of Mount Agung. Enjoy the views and on the way back, it is recommended to stop at Bali Asli, a restaurant with magnificent views where you can enjoy a traditional Balinese lunch (at your own expense).
White water rafting on the Telaga Waja River - this thrilling adventure begins in the foothills of the sacred Mount Agung. In a continual spray of white clear water you will rush past steep banks and ancient hanging trees; whilst rafting straight through cascading waterfalls of cold natural spring water. Overhead obstacles, narrow gorges and breathtaking view of terraced rice plains all along the way will give you an appetite for your final challenge - the water dam. Length of rafting is approximately 14 kilometers and the rafting itself takes about 2 hours.
Early morning off the beaten track trekking tour with an experienced local English speaking guide. Enjoy the wonderful views over the Mount Agung and the rice fields. Various treks are available. Recommended to wear long pants and closed shoes.
Villa Flows favorite trail: Start at the Tirtagangga Water Palace and trek through the rice paddies until Bali Asli, a restaurant with magnificent views where you can enjoy a traditional Balinese lunch in a great atmosphere. The trekking itself takes approximate 2.5 hours.
Dont miss to go on a day trip to Jemeluk Bay in Amed or Tulamben - one of the best dive and snorkel sites on the island. Amazing snorkeling spots can be found just a few meters away from the beach. Great fun also with kids.
This royal water garden of Tirtagangga (20 minute drive) was constructed in 1948 on the initiative of the King of Karangasem and blends a mix of Balinese architecture style and Chinese style. It is located in the middle of rice fields and surrounded by jade green hills.
Visit the Water Palace of nearby Ujung (30 minute walk, 10 minute bicycle ride) This palace was constructed in 1919 by the late King of Karangasem, who reigned between 1909 and 1945. The eruption of Mount Agung in 1963 destroyed the water palace and it was further damaged in the great earthquake of 1979. The government has restored the area with the help of UNESCO Funds.
Villa Flow guests enjoy organic garden to plate cuisine during their stay, which is why they have also developed their own natural skin and beauty products. Their signature massage and facials all draw inspiration from local nature and Balis ancient healing rituals. Villa Flow invites you to experience authentic Balinese healing, wellness treatments and sublime spa experiences.
This massage consists of a full body massage to maximize the possible benefit of the treatment and enhance the circulation within your entire system. This healing massage is held by a Balinese Priest who follows the intuition of his hands; even though every massage is different, the treatment will always start at the back of your body (legs, back and neck) and continue on the front of your body (legs, stomach, arms and shoulders) and will end, after 90 minutes, with your head. Enjoy and remember to drink lots of water afterwards!
Villa Flow is using OPI, which is all over the world recognized brand for its excellent products to make your hand and feet look soft, silk and well maintained.
The manicure starts with a hand massage. Nails are cut and/or filed to perfection and will receive a special mask. In this miraculous manicure, your nails are topped with polish (base coat, color of your choice and top coat) or left pristinely bare.
The facial starts with a cleansing and peeling of your skin. Eyebrows are shaped upon request to perfection. You will receive a special face, neck and shoulder massage carefully touching all the pressure points of the face. Inform the therapist about the pressure you desire to make the experience just perfect for yourself.
This detoxifying body scrub makes your skin tinkle and feel smooth straight afterwards. Together with a massage, the experience is unique and definitely worth trying.
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