Bali’s best wellness retreats: Revivo Wellness Resort
In South Bali’s Nusa Dua, this wellness retreat is spread across 2.8 hectares of lush teak tree forest, just 20 minutes from Denpasar airport. The resort seeks to embody a holistic vision of wellness through a complete restoration of the body, mind and spirit; it is from here that it sources its name, literally meaning “I’ll live again”.
The grounds contain an array of Balinese-style luxury suites and villas in addition to a wholesome gourmet restaurant, pool lounge, fitness classes and spa facilities. The premier Private Pool Suite is breathtaking; at 215 square metres, its spacious living area, bedroom and outdoor terrace offer peace and serenity for complete rejuvenation. A private 8.5-metre swimming pool is perfection in the warm Balinese climate, and an invigorating way to begin a day of healing.
Each individual is catered for differently in a healing journey, with relaxation activities, spa and holistic medicine treatments accompanied by a personalised diet based on unique DNA and nutritional needs. The programs are selected on the basis of individual goals such as emotional balance, detox or organic weight loss, with additional options for stress relief and expectant mothers. All prioritise high-protein dishes which are low in carbohydrates and free from gluten.
Fitness experiences are similarly customisable, with focus on a balance of hard perspiration and gentler, restorative practices. The resort’s fitness centre is spread out over its land and includes an Aerial Yoga outdoor space, Pilates studio, boxing equipment and a 50-metre lap pool. Guests may select private sessions or group lessons in practices such as Qi Gong or meditation, in addition to receiving access to the Jacuzzis, sauna and hammam.
A holistic spa draws on ancient Balinese healing traditions to cultivate wellbeing and balance through the use of aroma, hydro and chromo therapies and facilities. Therapists use elements from the surrounding environments to heal across five spacious double treatment rooms, each with its own outdoor bath and surrounded by aromatic gardens. Jaw-dropping additions include hydro jet Vichy shower beds, hot and chill plunge pools and infrared saunas.