Beautiful scenery, vibrant culture and gracious hospitality – yep, Bali really ticks all the boxes! It really is no wonder then that the island has become such a popular spot for hosting retreats, whether it’s for yoga, wellness, self-development, weight loss, or something else altogether.
For several years running, we have worked with facilitators from across the globe to host successful retreats at Chandra Villas. When you host your retreat at Chandra, you don’t need to keep all the balls in the air. Our goal is to take all the stress from planning a retreat, so you can focus on the content while we handle the nitty gritty.
Here are the highlights of hosting your next retreat at Chandra Villas.
The location of your retreat literally sets the scene for everything else. At Chandra, you and your guests will be surrounded by tropical beauty and modern comfort. We have nine villas in total, each with a private pool, so there is plenty of room and flexibility for hosting different groups, as well as for organising activities. Our villa complex will make logistics a breeze, as all participants will be able to stay close together while still having their own private space when needed. Take a closer look at our private pool villas.
While Chandra Villas is centrally located, we also offer a safe, quiet and private setting – exactly what you need when hosting a retreat. In our little corner of sought-after Seminyak, you are close to everything, from beach clubs to the best restaurants, and from grocery stores to pharmacies. We’re also strategically located for enjoying day trips and excursions to different parts of the island. Read more about our location in Seminyak.
Bali is very well suited for hosting a yoga retreat. If you are a yoga teacher, our villas offer generous gardens that are ideal for you to guide your students in a safe, beautiful and private setting. Practising yoga in the comfort of your villa is the easiest option for instructors and students alike, as there is no need to do any location scouting or organise transportation.
If you’re not a yoga teacher but would still like to offer yoga classes for your retreat guests, we can also organise a yoga teacher for you. All of our instructors are Yoga Alliance certified and can cater to all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced yogis, in a variety of yoga styles. You can offer yoga to your guests on a daily basis (daily morning yoga by the pool certainly has a nice ring to it!) or as a one-off offering. Simply let us know what you need and we’ll take care of the rest.
Would you like to incorporate a more rigorous workout into your retreat? Our kickboxing and martial arts classes come highly recommended by past guests. Again, hosting the class in a private villa will make the experience feel more immersive and exclusive to your guests, as well as take all the stress out of logistics.
In-villa massages are by far the easiest way to pamper yourself in Bali, especially if you’re looking to book massages for a bigger group. There is no need to stress over securing simultaneous spa bookings for everyone, nor do you need to coordinate taxis to get the group to the spa. Our experienced massage therapists will simply come to your villa at the time of your choosing, allowing everyone to enjoy a massage at the same time in a private and relaxed setting.
When you choose Bali as your retreat location, you probably want to offer your guests experiences that are quintessentially Balinese. There are several ways to incorporate the local culture into your retreat program, from offering making lessons to Balinese cooking classes and from temple tours to Balinese dance performances. We will be happy to discuss your preferences and organise unforgettable cultural experiences for your guests.
We all know what a mission it can be to organise meals for a big group – hello culinary preferences and dietary restrictions! At Chandra Villas, you can take one more thing off your proverbial plate as we can coordinate the meals in-house. Our culinary team can prepare food based on your group’s preferences and requirements. This is a great option for yoga, wellness or weight loss retreats. We also offer a delivery service from the area’s best restaurants, allowing all guests to pick and choose their favourite meals.
There is so much to explore in Bali, from sacred Hindu temples to hidden waterfalls and beyond. These excursions can also be an incredible addition to your retreat. Would your guests be interested in surf lessons? Or how about an immersive cooking class for the whole group? Let us know what you need and we’ll make it happen.
Knowing you want to offer your guests the best possible experience, hosting a retreat can feel like a big responsibility. The load will feel that much lighter when you don’t have to do it alone, knowing you have an experienced team in your corner. Our job is to make sure your retreat runs smoothly from beginning to end. Our team will coordinate everything with you before and during your stay, and we will be on hand to help every step of the way. This heartfelt service and attention to detail is the reason our team continues to earn five-star reviews like these:
“The staff are exceptional, beautiful people who run the villas with love, care and attention it’s just such a pleasure to be surrounded by the beauty and hospitality.”
Now imagine earning the same kind of praise for your next retreat! Our team will help make that daydream a reality.
We hope we have left you feeling inspired and excited to next host your retreat. If you’re not sure where to start, we are more than happy to help! Our team is experienced in organising a wide range of retreats and can advise you on everything from accommodation to activities. We can even provide you with suggested itineraries and inclusions. Contact our team!