Bali has become a magnet for tourists and in the same way, the offers of holtels, spas and yoga schools have exploaded to welcome tourists on this island. We know that it can be overwhelming when you plan your holidays in Bali to find the right place to stay. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi who doesn’t want miss their practice during the holiday season or if you are a conscious traveler who wants to stay in a beautiful place by the ocean close to traditional village life, have a look at our 10 reasons why you should definitifely stay at Udara for a few days or even weeks. Udara is an integrated health and wellness resort and provides you with all the facilities and experiences that make your holidays memorable, inspiring and blissful. We can’t wait to welcome you soon!
- The Location
So, you love Yoga, healthy living and planned your trip to Bali. And you’ve heard that Ubud is the capital of Yoga in Bali, but guess what’s missing there? The ocean! Udara is located in a small fisherman village nestled between the ocean and beautiful rice paddies. It’s easy to reach with only 23 kilometers from the airport and 15 minutes drive from Canggu. Get the best of both worlds – glimpses of the traditional Balinese village life and easy access to shops and restaurants in the lively centre of Canggu with our free shuttle which goes 4 times a day. You can even walk on the beach about 25 minutes to reach Batu Bolong beach, and the famous Tanah Lot temple is just 15 minutes drive away. At Udara you can either chill on bean bags next to the pools or on sun beds right at the ocean, watching the locals catch their fish and the kids playing with their kites.
- The free Yoga classes
All Yoga classes on the daily schedule are free for our hotel guests – and there is plenty to choose from! 5 to 8 classes daily classes feature different styles and various teachers to make sure you’ll find more balance for your body, breath and mind. You are welcome both as a beginner in Yoga as well as an advanced Yogi to deepen your practice. Maybe you want to try a Yoga style that you haven’t encountered before such as a Happy Healing Flow, Healing Pranayama or Aerial Yoga? Our teachers are eager to share their knowledge and guide you into stretching and strengthening the body, breathing deeply and relaxing the mind.
- The amazing Yoga Shalas
When you fly all the way to the tropical island of Bali, you surely don’t want to practice Yoga in a closed, sticky room with windows, right? Our classes take place in four spacious, breezy Yoga Shalas with ocean view. Connect to the sound of the waves, feel the breeze on your skin and breathe the ocean air as you dive deep into your practice. A highlight of your stay might be one of the Aerial classes on the third floor while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, experiencing a floating feeling of freedom and weightlessness.
- Individual Detox programs
You have always thought about doing a detox, but did not know how and did not want to it alone at home? Good for you, because we designed 5 individual programs that vary between 4 and 30 days. Whether you want to do a short detox to kickstart your wellbeing or a longer program to really go deep into a self-healing process of body and mind, our wellness coaches are there to support you through your detox journey. We offer special detox meals, either a liquid cleanse with juices, smoothies and soups or a high vibe raw food detox, complemented with natural supplements, daily spa treatments and much more.
- Healthy food options
If you are not up for a detox, but rather love to indulge in fresh, colorful and delicious meals at our on site Organic Ocean Restaurant, you are in the right place. We serve Asian/Western cuisine fresh from the earth and sea with a focus on healthy, fresh and organic vegan, vegetarian and seafood dishes. The Juice Pool Bar turns fresh fruit all year round into the tastiest juices and smoothies, ranging from piña colada mocktails to green juices. Although Canggu is clearly famous for its restaurant scene, you actually do not need to go out, as you can nourish your body and soul all day long with yummy meals and drinks. Do not leave without trying the Falafel bowl or the Golden Healing Smoothie!
- Flexible Yoga Retreat Packages
Our Yoga packages are great if you love to design your own flexible Yoga retreat. It means you can choose when you arrive and how long you stay. You can choose the yoga styles and teachers that you prefer from our extensive schedule. You decide if you practice yoga in the morning, afternoon, evening or during the whole day! You can choose if you like to meet new people on one of our community tables or if you love to have some time-out by yourself. You will be pampered with daily massages and full board with breakfast, lunch, tea & snacks and dinner. Two weekly excursions to beautiful sites are included in the Yoga package which allow you to connect to the beautiful nature and culture of Bali.
- Uniquely designed Spa Area
There are not many places that have such a unique architecture as our Spa area which surprises you with beautiful carvings and statues, caves, small pathways and sounds of dripping waters and transport you into a different world. Udara spa features warm and cold pools, Jacuzi, Sauna, Steam room and a meditation cave. Reactivate your senses with a aroma oil sauna infusion, listening to relaxing music as you float in the warm water pool, feel the bubbling water on your skin as you soak in the jacuzi and admire the beautiful wooden art as you look up to the ceiling above Kurma the turtle. Can you believe that the Sauna is in the belly of a huge stone turtle? Come and see it with your own eyes!
- Water Healing Session
Have you ever heard about Water Healing or Watsu? You will be blissfully floating in 35 degree warm water in the arms of a therapist for a full hour. Water Healing combines elements of massage, joint mobilization and stretches which frees the body in ways that are impossible on land. You might experience such a deep level of relaxation and letting go that you have never encountered before. There are only a few places in Bali that have a warm water Watsu pool, so don’t miss this opportunity to float into bliss!
- Ecstatic Dance & Sound Healing
Every Sunday the big Yoga Shala becomes a dancefloor and welcomes you for two hours of Ecstatic Dance and Sound Healing. These events are free for the community and have become a magnet for expats, tourists and locals alike. The music that is offered by our live DJ ranges from electronic dance music to World Music with a wide variety of musical genres. Leave your mind, words, shoes and phones at the doorstep and enter a sacred space where you can express yourself authentically through movement. Follow the waves of the music and feel how your body wants to move in its own unique way before you eventually lie down to receive live sound healing with a variety of instruments from Tibetan singing bowls to chimes and drums. Let yourself be carried away by the healing vibrations and sink into a blissful meditative state.
- Magical Cacao Ceremonies
You’ve heard people raving about Cacao Ceremonies and you wonder what it’s all about. Check the events schedule to make sure you catch one of the ceremonies that happen twice a month at Udara. Experience the magic of drinking Cacao in a ritual way, to reflect and share from your heart, set powerful intentions and sing together with a bunch of amazing people and enthusiastic musicians. The opulent setting itself with beautiful mandalas, candles and flowers will immediately lift you up and allow you to experience more joy, connection, bliss and peace. Make sure you reserve your spot in advance, as spaces are limited and fill up very quickly.