Finding the perfect place for a retreat is tricky.
Somewhere secluded but close to town. Somewhere with good clean facilities (especially air conditioning) but not at a crazy price. And somewhere that has enclaves for people to escape to and do some personal reflection and growth but it safe and contained. YES! It’s very tricky and until you hold your retreat, you are still not 100% it is right.
This retreat in Ubud, Bali, I chose the Labak River Hotel.
It’s located on the out skirts of Ubud but not a long way out like many others. You can walk to town in 15 minutes past the monkey forest, or jump on a scooter and be there in five minutes.
The hotel is spacious but has many intimate spots to hold small groups and for people to relax and recline.
All the bedrooms were beautiful and provided the guest with their own veranda and big chair to chill out in. I loved my bed!
A river runs behind the hotel and provides a lovely gurgling back ground sound. The hotel does face another hotel on the other side of the river, yet it is far enough away that no privacy is forfeited.
Beside the hotel is Ubud’s newest yoga facility, Ubud Yoga Centre, which is beautiful and offering great food with views.
The massages on offer are excellent and I had the Balinese Flower Bath 90 minute ritual. Absolutely therapeutic and relaxing. I highly recommend it.
The hotel has a few bar areas and the staff are friendly and helpful.
You can tell they want your stay to be special.
I will be holding my next retreat there in November 2016. Check out the retreat deets here.