is an exclusive six-villa property located within a timeless Hindu village by the Penet River in South Bali. Built on three distinct levels and set among a hectare of virgin jungle and landscaped tropical gardens, the retreat offers a rare blend of luxury and intimacy with the natural environment.
Designed to accommodate up to 14 guests, the retreat's health and well-being oriented facilities include three salt-water swimming pools, a dining and entertainment pavilion, a health and beauty spa, and an open-air yoga and meditation bale.
Whether for a large family, a small retreat group, a wedding or special event, Sukhavati Retreat is the ideal base from which to explore the scenic and cultural wonders of Bali – The Island of the Gods.
Amitabha is located on an elevated position high on Sukhavati's uppermost level, Amitabha is a luxury villa boasting beautiful panoramic views of the entire property. On clear mornings guests may take breakfast by their own private relaxation gazebo under the watchful gaze of Mount Batukaru in Bali's northwest. Amitabha also contains a private salt-water cool pool and tanning deck.
Maitreya is located on Sukhavati's lower level by the Penet River, this very private luxury villa is surrounded by jungle and towering Taap trees and lies within one of the property's highest energy points. Maitreya also contains a private open-air lounging area, salt-water cool pool and relaxing tanning deck.
White Tara is located next to Sukhavati Retreat's yoga and meditation bale, White Tara is a deluxe villa backing onto the retreat's main rock cliff face. Guests in this villa will enjoy a massage in the total privacy of their own outdoor bathroom or indulge in a delicious breakfast on a private balcony overlooking gardens and pristine jungle.
Vajrapani is centrally located directly behind the retreat's main salt-water swimming pool, Vajrapani is a deluxe villa situated on a slightly elevated position backing onto the property's main rock cliff face. Like White Tara and Samantabhadra, this villa boasts a uniquely landscaped private outdoor bathroom.
Samantabhadra is a deluxe villa located next to Vajrapani and directly behind Manjushri on Sukhavati Retreat's middle level. Like those two villas, it boasts a large outdoor bathroom with a shower built into the property's main rock cliff face. A statue of a water-carrying Balinese maiden - hand carved into the cliff - offers the soothing sounds of running water to guests in this villa.
Manjushri is a slightly smaller standard villa located directly next to the retreat's main swimming pool. It boasts beautiful views of the virgin jungle across the Penet River. Guests staying in Manjushri will also find outdoor relaxation space just meters away at Sukhavati's main bale next to the pavilion. Manjushri's indoor bathroom is both luxurious and well appointed.
Sukhavati Retreat's staff of twenty young Balinese men and women have been carefully selected to take care of your every need during your stay. Their various services include cooking, cleaning, driving, gardening and night-time security. Several skilled massage and spa therapists will also be on hand to provide a range of health and beauty treatments throughout your stay. All staff members will be at the retreat from the time you wake up for your morning tea until the time you retire to your villas at night. Their beautiful smiles and graceful ways will linger in your memory long after you have departed for home.
Dining is an essential part of the Sukhavati Retreat experience. With this in mind, ‘Pak' Eka (who is also the retreat's general manager) has created a system of delicious and very reasonably priced set menus for guests to enjoy. Sukhavati Retreat's cuisine takes in the regional flavors of Bali and Java, as well as a number of sumptuous East-West “fusion” dishes that Pak Eka has specially trained our kitchen staff to prepare. Importantly, all set menus and buffets offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian alternatives, and are prepared using only the freshest and most wholesome ingredients.
With health and beauty treatments dating back centuries, Bali is recognized the world over as the spiritual home of spa and massage services. In partnership with Manori Spa, Sukhavati Retreat offers guests a range of exotic treatments by professionally trained staff. Whether for the body or the face, feet or hands, all treatment programs provide a therapeutic, relaxing and rejuvenating experience, stimulating the body's recuperative power and enhancing the healing effects of your holiday. Manori Spa uses only natural products to enhance well being and reduce stress while offering retreat guests a choice of aromatic massage fragrances and flower oils, including relaxing lavender, invigorating lemon and orange, and soothing ylang ylang.
YOGA & MEDITATION
Sukhavati Retreat's peaceful seclusion and location within very spiritual Hindu-Buddhist culture makes it an ideal place for meditation, yoga and other mind and body pursuits. With this in mind, the retreat has been purpose-built as a facility for teachers and instructors of such healing arts who conduct small-group retreats around the world. With its fully equipped “yoga and meditation pavilion”, spa services and healthy food menus, the retreat offers group leaders an exclusive, new cutting-edge retreat destination in one of the world's true paradises. For groups traveling without an accompanying teacher, the retreat can provide access to a number of gifted instructors and healers who live and work on the island.
With its romantic setting and exclusive accommodations, Sukhavati Retreat is the ideal place in Bali to celebrate an intimate small-scale wedding. Whether a three-day, one-week or longer-stay affair, we are able to work together with Bali's leading wedding organizers to make your dreamed-for event a magical reality. For wedding groups larger than 12, the retreat can assist in organizing additional accommodation at several other luxury villas in the area.
Located just ten minutes drive away from the famous Le Meridien Nirwana golf course, Sukhavati Retreat is the ideal base from which to enjoy your Bali golfing experience. Twice voted the best golf resort in Asia by Asian Golf Monthly Magazine, the Le Meridian Nirwana is just one of several high quality courses on the island that the retreat is able to offer preferential rates at for our guests. The retreat also has a practice driving net facility, as well as a small chipping area, so that golfing enthusiasts can tune-up before they hit the fairways.
What better way to reward the leaders of your business than with a well-earned trip to paradise. With activities as diverse as tai-chi, golf and white water rafting, group leaders can work with us to create a customized itinerary that will both relax and invigorate the spirit. Sukhavati Retreat is also situated in an area of Bali renowned as an epicenter of cultural and artistic pursuits, particularly dancing and music. Whether viewing a private legong dancing performance by local schoolchildren, or through a trip to the nearby artist's enclave of Ubud, guests will have many opportunities to experience the spiritual heart of this amazing island.
Just 40 minutes' drive from Bali's Ngurah Rai airport, Sukhavati Retreat is located in Badung Regency in the popular South Bali area, close to most of Bali's main tourist precincts. The restaurants, shops and beaches of Kuta and Seminyak are just 25 minutes away by car, as is the bohemian artist's escape of Ubud. For golfers, the famous Le Meridien Nirwana course near Tanah Lot is just 15 minutes away.