Indonesia
Destination
8 Days
Duration
Massage, Yoga
Activity

Imagine 7 magical nights on the “Island of the Gods” – Bali, up on the mountain in Tabanan, amongst the treetops, away from the busy and crowded South Bali. 


Start the day with a rejuvenating yoga class in the open-plan bamboo yoga shala, followed by a sumptuous breakfast. From there, choose from taking a time out at the reflection bale, pampering yourself with luxurious massages or spa treatments, or have a wander in the 1-hectare plantation and swim in the creek at the bottom of the valley.  At sundown we’ll gather for a restorative yoga class and meditation, and savour a delicious dinner overlooking the beautiful lush plantation and majestic Mount Batukaru.


This retreat is designed for anyone yearning to reconnect with themselves and with nature by way of practicing daily yoga and enjoying the unspoilt sides of Bali. Restore and replenish your energy with dynamic strength building practice in the mornings and a gentler restorative practice in the evenings.  


Your Retreat begins at Alassari Plantation, a luxury estate created by the owners Craig and Val in support of the local community of Biyahan, on the mountainous range of Batukaru. Set in a private coffee plantation and high on the mystical Mount Batukaru in Bali’s central rainforest, the energy of this special place is instantly felt upon entering the gates. 


Wake up in the rainforest to the sound of birds, and local wildlife, you can hear the gentle murmur of the creek down the valley, as the day heats up, the butterflies come out to play and the sun rests above the trees.
Whilst the venue is a luxury experience, it is a very traditional Balinese/Javanese blend style accommodation with antiques personally sourced by Craig and Val, making each room uniquely distinguished.


Whether you are an advanced Yoga practitioner or beginner, our experienced Yoga Teacher will support and guide you throughout your week and beyond.


There will be plenty of free time to enjoy a swim in the pool, read a book, have a massage, have a walk around the lush plantation, and take a time out for reflection. 

5 – 12 APRIL 2019

LOCATION

Alassari Plantation, Tabanan, Central Bali 

INCLUDED
7-nights luxury accommodation

The meals are superb, with breakfast, lunch and dinner included (excl. alcoholic beverages). Please let us know of any food allergies and dietary requirements

Twice daily Yoga and Meditation

Airport Pick-up

One 60-minute Ayurvedic yoga massage

One 90-minute Full body massage

One 90-minute Warm Stone Therapy

One 60-minute Organic Exfoliating Body Scrub (choose from Chocolate Scrub, Pawpaw Scrub, or Balinese Herbs and Spices)

Floral Bath

Traditional Balinese cooking class

‘Jamu’ (a herbal medicine made from natural materials, such as roots, bark, flowers, seeds, leaves and fruits) making lesson

Balinese offering lesson

Local market tour

Local temple trekking

Balinese Hindu purification ceremony

NOT INCLUDED
Flights

Airfares 

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Some meals

Alcoholic beverages

Tips and donations

EARLY BIRD – SAVE $250 IF BOOKED BY 31 OCT 2018


Your private accommodation offers a tranquil, rejuvenating, home away from home experience. The room has its own bathroom (some open-air) and a verandah overlooking the jungle. The bedroom has a spacious and comfortable bed. No air conditioning required as we are approx. 750 m up the southern slope of Mount Batukaru. These villas are just gorgeous and absolutely luxurious!

One Bedroom Villa Dua

 Twin Share AUD2,499 per person; Single Occupancy AUD2,999 per person


This fully-enclosed villa was the original cottage on the plantation and has been completely renovated and expanded. It features floor to ceiling pivoting glass windows, with coconut wood frames, to capture the slightest breeze. A separate lounge leads onto a large 30m² verandah with an open wooden deck at the end that has been built around a coconut tree. The modern ensuite has stone tiles imported from Sulawesi, and a half wall at one end overlooking the rainforest.

One Bedroom Villa Satu 

Twin Share AUD2,599 per person; Single Occupancy AUD3,099 per person


The one-bedroom Villa Satu measures 110m² (1,180 square feet) with a spacious King bedroom, and a contemporary architect-designed Balinese ensuite bathroom and a huge living pavilion. This fully-enclosed deluxe villa features hand carved teak walls and contemporary Balinese décor, with a separate large 30m² lounge that can be fitted with two single beds if required. Both bedroom and lounge have teak double doors that open onto a wrap-around 40m² elevated balcony within a private, tropical garden. The ensuite has stone tiles imported from Sulawesi, and a half wall at one end overlooking the rainforest.

One Bedroom Villa Tiga

Twin Share AUD2,599 per person; Single Occupancy AUD3,099 per person


Villa Tiga is set furthest into the rain forest and overlooks the suspension treetop bridge. With easy access to the resort pool and Terrace restaurant the Villa Tiga is both secluded and private. The bedroom features the latest Kingcoil bed with customised mattress topper, bamboo linen, and pillows. 

One Bedroom Villa Empat

 Twin Share AUD2,699 per person; Single Occupancy AUD3,199 per person

This fully-enclosed deluxe villa features hand carved teak walls and contemporary Balinese décor, with each bedroom having double doors that open onto a 30 m² elevated balcony within a private, tropical garden. Spend some time spotting one of the many squirrels or rainforest birds that live in the Alassari sanctuary, and at night, look for the civet cats and fireflies that only appear in total darkness.

One Bedroom Villa Lima

 Twin Share AUD2,699 per person; Single Occupancy AUD3,199 per person

Offering stunning rainforest views Villa Lima is set on the boundary of the rainforest next door and overlooks the rainforest valley. With easy access to the resort pool and Terrace restaurant the Villa Lima is secluded and private. The huge, elevated balcony has dining table and chairs and sumptuous daybeds for taking relaxing time out or catching up on a good book, while listening to the sounds of nature.

One Bedroom Harmony Tree House

 Twin Share AUD2,799 per person; Single Occupancy AUD3,399 per person


Alassari’s newest and highly popular treehouse accommodation will enchant you, and with its walls open to the rainforest you’ll become fully immersed in all that is Bali. Lay in one of the day lounges and watch the squirrels scamper from tree to tree. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waterfalls below. Waken to the majestic sight of sunrise over Mount Batukaru towering 1500 metres above yourpillow. This exclusive bamboo treehouse accommodation features a soaring roof containing 32,000 hand-adzed bamboo shingles and contemporary Balinese decor, with a huge open-plan master bedroom/lounge on the top floor.

Accommodation  Single (AUD) Double (AUD)
One Bedroom Villa Dua $2,499 $2,999
One Bedroom Villa Satu $2,599 $3,099
One Bedroom Villa Tiga $2,599 $3,099
One Bedroom Villa Empat $2,699 $3,199
One Bedroom Villa Lima $2,699 $3,199
One Bedroom Harmony Tree House $2,799 $3,399

Payment, cancellation and refund policy

Payable as AUD500 deposit (non-refundable) + Balance
Payment can be made by cash, credit card (Visa and Mastercard – 1.5% surcharge applies), or direct deposit.

If you cancel your booking

If you cancel or terminate your travel booking with us at any time after confirmation, it will attract a $500 cancellation fee (loss of deposit). In addition to this fee, there may be additional cancellation fees charged by the hotel, tour operator, or other principal. This can amount to up to 100% of your total booking, particularly when cancelling tours and other arrangements within 90 days of departure. No refund can be guaranteed for cancellations after the tour has commenced or in respect of any tours, accommodation, meals or any other services not utilised. Credit Offers cannot be refunded or taken as cash.


If we have to cancel or substantially change your travel booking because of events outside of our control (this is very rare), we will, where possible, offer you an alternative of a similar standard. If you do not accept the alternative, we will refund in full any monies already paid for those arrangements. We highly recommend you take out a travel insurance policy that will cover you in the event you need to cancel.

Travel Arrangements

All guests will need to arrange their own air travel to Denpasar International Airport. Villa check in time is 2pm. Please provide your flight details by 8 Mar 2019 so that transfers from the airport to the villa can be arranged.

6:30am Morning meditation + Morning yoga session + Breakfast
1:00pm Massage/Spa treatment of the day or Free Time
6:30pm Sundown yoga + Meditation + Dinner

If it is a free day with no tours, you may choose to laze by the pool, read a book, meditate in one of the many quiet zones, or indulge yourself with a massage by the gentle hands of the in-house therapists.

On the days where we have a tour, we will leave Alassari Plantation by 9:00amdepending on the activity.

6:30am Sunrise Yoga + Meditation + Breakfast
9:00am Excursion + Lunch
6:30pm Sundown Yoga + Meditation + Dinner

Each day is different and whether we are off to the Purification ceremony or the day tours, we will take care of your every need. 

Val Poczwa Glenister began ballet at the tender age of four years, continued her studies under the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD), eventually obtaining the highest qualification, the Solo Seal. 

After winning her first scholarship to the New Zealand Ballet School, Val won a further scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London. She graduated and joined the Belgium Ballet Company and danced for a number of years professionally, throughout Europe.

At the suggestion of legendary promotor Harry M Miller, Val moved to Australia and put together an Adagio Act and Dance Troupe, which toured Asia and Australia for five years.

As a natural progression, Val has applied herself to Hatha, Ashtanga and Kriya Yoga, bringing the unique drive and determination, essential to an elite ballet dancer. With the professional understanding of movement and how the body functions, Val now imparts her knowledge to her many students. Over the past 35 years she has practiced yoga and pilates daily. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Alassari Plantation Bali is a 120-minute drive from Denpasar Airport and is located in the centre of Bali. Your private transfer vehicle will pass through rainforest, local villages and rice fields as you wind your way up Mt Batukaru, Bali’s second highest mountain.

Weather information
April is a great time to travel to Bali with daytime temperatures reaching an average of 27 degrees. Lovely and balmy.


Responsible travel
A socially conscious eco-hotel created to provide you with a space to connect with your loved ones, take care of yourself, recuperate or celebrate your milestones.  

Alassari Plantation takes pride in their involvement in the local community, the investment in their staff and the environment. 

By staying with us on your next retreat you are also helping to support social projects which provides education to marginalised women in Bali.


Electricity and outlets
Indonesia uses European-style two-pin round plugs. Voltage is at 220 V 50 Hz.


How to get there 
The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar.

Please contact us if you require assistance with your flights to Bali.  

We will pick you up from the airport and take you to the venue.


Visa Requirements
For Visa information, please check with the Consulate General of Indonesia

Australian passport holders can obtain a 30-day visa upon arrival in Denpasar.  Please also ensure that you have a passport with more than six month’s validity, otherwise entry to Indonesia will be denied.

Prior to departing Australia, please ensure you obtain adequate travel insurance to safeguard against medical expenses, loss or theft of personal items, flight disruptions and delays, and unexpected trip cancellation.


What to bring

  • Yoga Mat

  • Exercise Clothing

  • Personal Items such as toothbrush etc.

  • Light Summer clothes and bathing suit 

Vaccinations Info
Please consult with your GP and check out  for general recommendations about vaccinations when travelling.


Travel insurance
We want you to have tonnes of good times while staying safe in doing so. However, accidents can happen anywhere, anytime, and cover for accidents overseas is a critical part of planning for any holiday. Overseas medical expenses and evacuation can be expensive business and without travel insurance, can turn a dream holiday into a nightmare. That’s why travel insurance is compulsory if you want to join our retreat. You can organise a quote and policy for your travel insurance here: Travel Insurance Quote(P.S This is an affiliate link of which Kutilang Wellness Co. receives a small commission from sales, but the price to you is the same).