Top Retreat Location in Bali

It was the golden hour, almost sunset time. I walked into Bali Luxury Villas, a secret haven from the bustle of Canggu in Bali, and my breath was literally taken away! 

Villa Ka at sunset

Now, I’ve been to and hosted retreats at beautiful venues around the world before… but this retreat centre is so impressively beautiful, I was in love at first sight. 

There are three villas, one of them being Villa Ka, which means ‘Tropical’. As I walked in, I was taken aback by the tranquillity and charm. It has 6 rooms, but it seems like there is space for a full village. The crystal clear blue, inviting swimming pool is the central focal point. This is surrounded by lush green grass decorated by frangipani flowers that have freed themselves from their mother tree – giving a ‘natural confetti’ feel to the lawns.

The rooms are ethnic chic, luxury private Joglo style villas – bringing in traditional Balinese carvings and design, but with a Western & modern touch. The majestic 6 bedrooms each have their own open-air bathrooms, plus a private veranda to spend the morning sipping on a herbal tea or enjoying some much needed ‘me’ time.


That’s the word that comes to mind. There is so much space.

It’s the perfect place to come to or host a retreat. You have gorgeous outdoor community areas for everyone to gather, and also enough space for people to be on their own for rest, journal or contemplation time. 

It is a hidden gem that is well worth you discovering!

Villa Ka pool

Villa Details:

There are 3 villas which can be booked individually or all together, depending on how many people you would like to be hosting. Gather a few friends, bring your family, organize a retreat, or spoil yourself and come on one of mine! Either way… spending time at this gorgeous location is sure to invite you into the Bali Bliss bubble.

Villa Ka

The biggest of the villas, Villa Ka, has 6 separate bedrooms, swimming pool, relaxation area, open-air lounge (which could be converted into a Yoga Shala), as well as a stylish kitchen space for your own private chef. 

Villa Kalua

‘Kalua’ means exotic, and this intimate space has been converted into a wellness centre – focusing mainly on wellness and healing retreats. As well as the 5 bedrooms, there is also a Yoga Shala, Spa, swimming pool, additional pool for Watsu sessions, sound healing dome, kitchen and general gathering area.

Villa Kayu

‘Kayu’ means elegant, and this Luxury 3 bedroom villa, surrounding the large pool is undoubtedly the epitome of sophistication. It’s intimate enough to host smaller groups, but also large enough for individuals to feel they have space to unwind and relax. The spa is also located in Villa Kayu, so you don’t have to go very far to be pampered!

In each villa, you can choose to have your own private chef looking after you and attending to your dietary requirements. At Bali Ethnic Villa (the name of the group of all 3 Villas), they are extremely dedicated to providing healthy and wholesome food options. This is not the case at all retreat centres… believe me, I know! 

I loved that I arrived to a welcome drink of a fresh young coconut decorated with Frangipani flowers (and no plastic straw!). On top of that, you are invited to enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea.

Welcome fresh young coconut drink!

Nothing like having your own chef preparing your meals. This is a great worry off your shoulders if you are a retreat co-ordinator. Mainly because the chefs are extremely wellness and health food-focused, so you don’t have to worry about sickly sweet fruit juices or fried fast food.

I highly recommend booking your retreat at one (or all) of these villas in Umalas! Or you can look at their other wellness retreat venues around Bali.

Each of their villa locations is designed to nourish, refresh, and transform guests and provide a rejuvenating health and wellness retreat getaway experience. If this is something that you are interested in hosting, or if you would like to book the space for your family holiday, then connect with the Bali Ethnic Team. Use the code ‘SharniBaliGift’ to get your special discounted rate!

Or, if you wish, you can also join me on a healing and pampering retreat in 2020! I would love to be your personal ‘tour guide’ of these villas and support you on your journey of self-care and pampering.


For more information on these particular villas contact or visit

Remember to use the booking code ‘SharniBaliGift’ to receive your discounted rate!

If you would like to look at their other locations around Bali visit –

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  1. Katrina Love Senn on at 9:48 am

    Sharni, Thanks for sharing your experience of staying at Bali Luxury Villas! I loved seeing all the gorgeous photos… This looks like a truly magical spot for some rest and rejuvenation – And, just perfect for a luxurious, relaxing retreat 🙂

    • Sharni on at 10:01 am

      Yes, it’s a perfect place to completely recharge! I’m planning some pampering retreats here next year so stay tuned Katrina xx