Women's Retreat

Destination: Bali, Indonesia!

Dates: March 15 - 21, 2020

 

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First of all, I'd like to thank you for considering a trip with me.  Bali is one of my favorite places on the planet and I cannot wait to share it with you.  Whether you're into exploring, cultural enrichment, partying or relaxing, Bali has something for everyone and I'm 100% certain you are going to love it!

Below is a tentative itinerary for this 6 night retreat for 8-10 women.  Of course, if you wish to stay longer, I may consider doing an optional 3 day "add on" if enough people express an interest.  Or you can stay and do some solo traveling, which I strongly encourage!   If you are not able to stay the entire 6 nights that can be arranged as well. But keep in mind that getting to Bali is a trek, and there's so much to see on this beautiful island, so I encourage you to try to stay the entire 6 nights if you can.  Note that this is not meant to be a forced march--this is your vacation and you won't be required to attend all the organized activities if you just want to stay back and relax, read a book, or lay by the pool.

Day 1

Sunday, March 15

Arrive in Seminyak and join up with your fellow travelers! We'll take the afternoon to get situated in our respective rooms at our incredible 8 bedroom villa, have time to relax by the pool or get a massage to work out the stresses of travel, and then re-join for a welcome dinner (with wine), prepared by a private chef in the comfort of our villa.

Highlights:

  • Luxury accommodations at a stunning villa with 2 pools

  • Welcome dinner and drinks by a private chef

  • Airport transportation included

Day 2

Monday, March 16

De-stress with a private yoga class in the villa in the morning, with breakfast together after. Mid-morning you'll see the stunning Tanah Lot Temple, have lunch at a restaurant in town, then take a trip to surfer's paradise Uluwatu, where you'll tour the Uluwatu temple and spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach in Ulu or Seminyak. Enjoy a night out that evening to experience Seminyak's vibrant bar scene, including dinner together at one of the hottest restaurants.

Highlights:

  • Uluwatu & Tanah Lot Temples

  • Seminyak nightlife

Day 3

Tuesday, March 17

See nearby Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida (pictured), which you will enjoy by private boat charter for the day. Sip unlimited Bintangs, snorkel, free dive, and explore the island. Or simply lay on the beach or the boat instead. We'll enjoy a sunset sail back to the main island and then head to dinner together at a casual restaurant in Seminyak.

Highlights:

  • Full Day private sailboat or catamaran charter to Nusa Lembongan

  • Snorkel through the underwater temple garden

Tour the Villas

Day 4

Wednesday, March 18

Enjoy breakfast together on your last morning together in the Seminyak villa. We'll have another yoga class together, then pack up our things and head to Ubud to experience the jungle and rice terrace vistas. We'll visit waterfalls, stop for Kopi Lewak coffee, and cleanse the soul at the temple made famous by Eat Pray Love. Then spend the afternoon exploring the town of Ubud.

Highlights:

  • Shopping in the Ubud market, famous for finding Bali Bags, beautiful sarongs and bohemian-inspired housewares

  • Kopi Lewak (lewak coffee)

  • Tirta Empul Temple

Day 5

Thursday, March 19

Start the day off bonding with elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary in Ubud, where you'll have the option to ride or bathe the elephants. Afterwards, enjoy the most beautiful sites in the Ubud area with a visit to the Tegallalang Rice Fields and Goa Gajah Temple. Spend the afternoon at the villa or shopping in town. We'll end the day with an incredible 7-course dinner with paired cocktails at Bali's best restaurant on the island: Locavore.
 

Highlights:

  • Goa Gajah Temple

  • Tegallalang Rice Fields

  • Shopping at Ubud market

  • Dinner at Locavore

Day 6

Friday, March 20

Start the morning off with a trip to a local Balinese market, then test your culinary skills and learn Balinese cuisine in a cooking class for lunch. Spend the afternoon lounging by the pool, visiting the monkeys at the Sacred Monkey Forest, take a walk along the Campuhan Ridge Walk, or get in some last minute shopping in town. A private chef will cook you a farewell dinner in the villa to celebrate your last night together with the group in Bali.

Highlights:

  • Sacred Monkey Forest

  • Campuhan Ridge Walk

  • Cooking Class

  • Farewell Dinner with Private Chef

Day 7

Saturday, March 21

Say goodbye to your new travel companions.  After breakfast, we will get packed up, bid our farewells, and be transferred to the airport (unless of course you have chosen to stay longer).

Includes:

  • Breakfast

  • Airport Transfer

Flights to Bali

Flights to and from Bali are best purchased in advance, as the prices tend to climb higher the longer you wait.  They generally range between $700 - $1200 on average, with peak times (like the Christmas and New Year holidays) being significantly more. If you can find a $600 flight to Bali you need to book it!

 

Most flights leave between midnight and 2 am and arrive in Denpasar around 3:00 pm the following day.  The best flights to arrive in Bali on Sunday are flights that leave on Friday night or early Saturday morning.  Airlines such as EVA Air and China Airlines are great options for the money and have a reasonable layover in Taipei, Taiwan. Unfortunately there are no direct flights from LAX to Denpasar. 

 

Flights generally depart out of Bali in the afternoon around 3 or 4 pm and arrive around 7 or 8 pm that same day.  So you won't miss a day of work traveling!  If you have questions about flights, please do not hesitate to reach out to me here so I can help you.

Have more questions? Read answers to frequently asked questions HERE. Concerned about having to cancel?  My cancellation policy is HERE.  Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to email me.

Inclusions:
  • 7 days, 6 nights luxury accommodations

  • Double and single occupancy rooms available

  • 3 meals a day

  • Private driver throughout the trip

  • Local Guides

  • Entry fees & tickets to activities

  • All listed activities

  • Gratuities for drivers and villa staff

Exclusions:
  • International airfare

  • Travel insurance (Required; click HERE for a free quote)

  • Alcohol (outside of hosted meals)

  • Souvenirs

  • Additional spa treatments

  • Additional activities outside of listed activities

Pricing:

  • Includes $500 deposit applied to total

  • Only 10 spots available

  • Payment plans available

  • Policies and FAQs

$2,700 Single Occupancy

$2,500 Double Occupancy

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