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The Kayon Resort, Bali


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From £170 or £220 per night (November 2021, Booking.com)

The Kanyon Resort lies in Ubud, an area of regarded by the locals as having ‘immense spiritual powers’. It’s nestled deep in the heart of a rain forest preserve beside the Petanu River, providing a serene and beautiful setting for your luxury retreat. Its luxurious rooms are designed in contemporary Balinese style with views of the neighbouring river and jungle. Each feature a private terrace, which will have you feeling as if you’re sipping your morning coffee suspended in the treetops.

Guests can start their day with a session of morning yoga at the rooftop yoga pavilion to the soundtrack of the nearby river. Here in Bali, practices such as yoga are seen as a sacred way to achieve a sense of peace and well-being. And of course, any retreat wouldn’t be complete without a luxury spa.

You can find nearby Kepitu village, with beautiful temples and rich history. There is also Ubud Monkey Forrest – a natural sanctuary for the Balinese long-tailed Monkey. For a guided adventure, the Active Volcano tour includes the Elephant Cave Temple, Coffee Plantation, and of course – an active volcano! There is no shortage of enriching cultural experiences here.

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