Reconnect with nature in the most sublime of settings at Conrad Bali.
AS INDONESIA’S RAINY SEASON comes to a close and the sun begins to shine brightly, burning away storm clouds and bathing the region in golden sunbeams and good vibes, now is the perfect time to visit Bali, the country’s magical island paradise.
Serene and tranquil, Bali has been blessed with extraordinary beauty, from the soft powdered sand of its ocean-kissed beaches to the lush mangroves inland. This heavenly spectacle is presided over by majestic Mount Agung, Bali’s highest peak, an active volcano that casts the landscape with an otherworldly, almost mystical ambiance.
Unsurprisingly, Bali is often referred to as The Island of the Gods.
A peaceful, sun-drenched destination — with opportunities for serious fun thanks to its vibrant nightlife — the island is the perfect setting to indulge in transformative wellness experiences that will leave you refreshed, focused, and ready to take on the world.
For visitors to Bali wanting to experience the best of local hospitality and understand the benefits of physical, mental, and spiritual rejuvenation, there is only one answer, Conrad Bali.
An incredible 5-star beachfront resort on the island’s southern coast, and just a hop down the coast from A-list hideaway Nusa Dua, Conrad Bali provides a selection of unique spa treatments and healings, alongside deeply luxurious accommodations that will enhance the emotional and physical well-being of all of its guests.
From forest bathing and sound therapy to curated spa treatments, Conrad Bali’s Signature Sensory Odyssey takes guests on a wellness journey through the five senses. The holistic treatment is designed using traditional Balinese techniques to restore energy reserves and provide communication with your sensual being.
The Art of Sound Healing is a fascinating meditative practice based on ancient Balinese customs, set within Conrad Bali’s Infinity Chapel, the property’s celebration of glass, sunlight, and tranquility.
A local Indonesian sound healer blends hushed vocals and soft percussion with the gentle harmonies of traditional instruments to create a mesmeric soundscape layered with binary rhythms and soothing theta waves, gently leading guests into serenity.
Once every 28 days, Conrad Bali hosts an authentic Full Moon, or Purnama, Celebration. Before the ritual, guests will learn how to make Tridatu and Canangsari, the traditional offerings of the locals to the gods.
The celebration, said to help participants find tranquility and inner peace, begins with a time-honored Melukat cleansing ritual as the moon rises, and concludes with a powerful meditation to encourage uninterrupted sleep and clarity of thought.
Essence of Memory
The delightful Olfactory Experience appeals to the imagination as much as it does to the sense of smell.
Guests who join the resort’s perfume design workshop will discover the secret to shaping captivating fragrances under the expert guidance of professionally-trained perfumers.
There are all manner of different effects that can be crafted from the skillful blending of Indonesian spices and flowers. And whether you prefer a bright and brief daytime bouquet or a rich, spicy, and seductive evening perfume, whatever you create will become a meaningful memento of your trip.
Live, Eat, and Learn
It is often said that cooking is a calming exercise. It is also well known that understanding local cuisine is one of the best ways to get to the heart of a new culture.
By joining Conrad Bali’s kitchen team for its Scenographic Cooking Class, guests are invited to one of two immersive field trips. Amed sea salt farm lets guests learn ancient methods of salt panning while those interested in regenerative practices and sustainable farming can follow an itinerary that will lead them inland on the island.
Guests will finish the day with a greater appreciation of authentic Balinese cooking and what it takes to create the healthy, satisfying dishes of the region.
Enter the Sublime
Forest bathing is a practice gaining more and more popularity. Spending time free from the weight of work, buzzing phones, and the anxieties of modern life is an effective therapeutic and calming treatment for unsettled minds.
However, at Conrad Bali, the forest bathing experience reconnects you with Mother Earth during a fun and intellectually stimulating all-day outing.
Guests will explore Bali’s heritage from the seat of a vintage off-road vehicle, with a comfortable drive through Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lively Denpasar town, and the glistening waters of Lake Beratan, before arriving at Bedugul rainforest.
Here, under the forest’s enchanting canopy, guests feel free of the hustle and bustle of the 21st century and slide into the sublime.
To find out more about the Sensory Odysseys Experience, visit the Conrad Bali website.
Article Sponsored by Conrad Bali.
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