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The Kayon Resort, Bali

Featured: River Edge Pool

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 heart of a rain forest preserve beside the Petanu River, providing a serene and beautiful setting for your luxury retreat. The 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.

Close by are is Kepitu village, which travelers flock too for its beautiful temples and rich history. Also nearby is 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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