The Ultimate Guide: How To Host A Wellness Retreat in Bali

Hosting a retreat in Bali is a fantastic way to give your clients an unforgettable experience while enhancing your brand. And where better to host than in Bali – an island renowned for its stunning natural beauty, spiritual energy, and abundance of health-conscious options?

In this article, we’ll show you how to host a wellness retreat in Bali in just five steps. Let’s jump straight in.

Hotel Komune villa pool

1. Accommodation 

The first step to hosting a retreat in Bali is looking at the venue and accommodation itself. Depending on the size of your upcoming retreat, there are a few things you’ll need to consider:

  • Is it large enough to comfortably accommodate all of your guests?
  • Is the location peaceful and conducive to relaxation and mindfulness?
  • Are the rooms spacious enough for your guests to enjoy some quiet time in between wellness activities? 
  • Are there enough indoor and outdoor spaces?
  • Does the venue align with your values and implement sustainable and eco-friendly practices?
  • Does the venue have good reviews? Particularly in the way of staff (customer service can make or hinder the retreat experience).

It’s important to consider the overall atmosphere and energy of the venue, as it should foster a positive and supportive environment for personal growth and transformation. 

Set upon 16 acres of tropical paradise, fronting the world-class Keramas surf break, Hotel Komune is far enough from the hustle and bustle of tourist hotspots and was purpose-built to promote health and wellness. 

With 4 and 5-star rooms and 1, 2 and 3-bedroom villas, Hotel Komune is able to accommodate 200+ retreat participants.

Drone shot over Hotel Komune

2. Location & travel 

The second thing to consider is how you will get yourself and your attendees to your chosen venue as smoothly as possible. You should consider:

  • How far is the venue from the airport? 
  • Does the venue offer airport transfers?

The last thing you want is to feel stranded as soon as you land, so having an experienced driver from a reputable venue is key to ensuring you and your guests are well taken care of.

When you book your retreat with Hotel Komune, you can be sure that all of your airport transfers and transport to extracurricular activities will be arranged for you. 

Yoga class

3. Wellness activities

Next, you should consider the types of activities you want to offer during your Bali wellness retreat. Perhaps you want to lead daily yoga classes, and you require plenty of mats and props. You might also want to include an ice bath session towards the end of your retreat to speed up muscle recovery between activity-packed days. 

Consider which activities will make your retreat stand out, including:

  • Yoga mats & props
  • Fitness gym
  • Day spa & salon
  • Training bikes
  • Ice baths
  • Training pool
  • Aerial yoga
  • Ayurvedic consultations

There are many venues in Bali that offer access to nearby activities and training spaces, so doing your research is essential. Or even better, look for a venue that has a dedicated Health Hub. 

At Hotel Komune, our aim is to be the premier destination for active escapes in Bali. So, you can be sure that when you visit our dedicated Health Hub, your expectations will be far exceeded.

Fit with a 25-metre training pool, multiple yoga shalas, meditation decks, an open green oval space, Muscle Beach outdoor gym and indoor fitness gym, day spa and salon and an adult-only pool that’s quiet enough to enjoy that important downtime. Plus, so many more active lifestyle facilities. Just ask us, and we’ll organise the training bikes, ice baths, and your educational PowerPoint presentation. Anything you need, you can find it at our Health Hub

Pancakes & fruit

4. Nutritional meals 

Now, we’re all well aware that nourishing your body is just as important as moving it. So, it goes without saying, when hosting a retreat in Bali, you should certainly prioritise a venue that caters to all dietary requirements and offers nutritious meals.

  • Do they provide for all dietary requirements?
  • Are their ingredients store-bought, or do they grow their own organic foods?

Did you know Hotel Komune’s Beach Club was voted in the top 5 in Asia? As part of our dedication to providing fresh and local food to our guests, we’re now growing a range of fruits and vegetables on-site to stock our restaurants. We also have our own chickens for eggs and goats for milk, all fed only organic produce.

You can find out more about how we’re serving up some of the best food in Bali.

Wellness retreat group standing in front of waterfall

5. Nearby cultural activities

Add some excitement to your retreats and break up the regular programming with fun and immersive cultural experiences. Look for nearby activities around your chosen venue, and ask yourself what would you and your guests get love to do during your stay. This could include:

  • Water temple healing
  • Swim at a waterfall
  • Volcano trekking
  • Indonesian cooking classes
  • Surf lessons
  • Rice Paddy Treks
  • Snorkelling with Manta Rays
  • Shopping trips

Whatever kind of experiences you want to enjoy, Hotel Komune is conveniently located nearby many must-do and see attractions. 

Host your wellness retreat at Hotel Komune

Hosting a retreat in Bali can be an incredibly rewarding experience and can elevate your brand to new heights. While it might seem daunting to arrange a whole wellness retreat from afar, that’s where we come in! 

Our team is on the ground and ready to assist you before and during your planned event. Contact our Events team and let us help you plan the perfect wellness retreat Bali package!