Tucked away down a quiet street in Ubud I first came across the Adiwana retreat through its Herb Library restaurant – which serves organic, healthy and vegetarian and vegan cuisine with a ‘slow food’ concept. It’s one of those places that you feel drawn to when you walk past it as it’s set in a beautifully decorated bamboo house, with a predominately green and yellow colour scheme that gives it an earthy garden style setting.
Adiwana is a small hotel chain offering boutique wellness experiences in luxurious settings. The Adiwana Jimbaran isn’t just a hotel with a spa, they’ve created high end and customised wellness retreats in yoga, stress release, Ayurveda, meditation, therapies and massages.
The set up of the resort offers all the comfort and luxuries of a four star hotel comforts is well suited to solo travellers who are looking for a personalised retreat yet still want to explore Ubud and have privacy when in the peaceful grounds, where you can relax by one of the two pools or take a treatment in the spa.
With its team of onsite experts, including an Ayurvedic doctor and yoga instructor, the resort offers lifestyle programs that are tailored to address any specific health concerns you may have.
Tejas Spa at Adiwana Resort Jembawan has been inspired by the holistic teachings of Ayurveda, which is the world’s oldest healing system originating in India. This timeless concept is evident in the spa’s therapeutic menu where great emphasis is placed on balancing all areas of life and helping the body call upon its energy to heal.
The treatments are personalised by identifying an individual’s Dosha which denotes one’s constitution, whether it is Vatta, Pitta or Kapha or a combination of these. The system of Ayurvedic massage focuses on “opening “ the knotted nerves or blockages in one’s body to refresh, enliven, and energise the body, using a selection of specially prepared Ayurvedic massage oil.
The Tejas Spa name is inspired by the Sanskrit word meaning inner beauty or inner power and your five senses. Each Tejas Spa treatment uses the therapeutic properties of natural local ingredients and the healing practices of the area.
An Indian doctor presides over this unique wellness facility to conduct pre-treatment consultations and suggest integrated health program.
The spa is excellent. We experienced the ”four hands” treatment with two therapists who simultaneously massaged our bodies and this was one of the most incredible treatments we had ever had. It’s not only massage or treatment, but it is a wonderful ritual.
You can find their full list of treatments on their menu here.
Adiwana offers eights different types of retreats. We experienced their 5 Day Rejuvenation & Yoga Retreat. All retreats start with a wellness consultation with the Ayurvedic Practitioner to diagnose your Dosha (Pita, Kapha,Vata) and meals and spa treatments will be recommended that are based upon this diagnosis of your constitution. You can also customise your own retreat package based on your personal needs both as an individual or part of a group.
There are 42 rooms in total and three different types of room to choose from, the Adiwana Suite Rooms, Adiwana Rooms and the Deluxe Rooms.
All rooms come with the stunning Indonesian interior design and along with the modern features, there is also a King Size bed, cable television, a well-stocked mini-bar, tea & coffee facilities and breathtaking views from the balcony or Terrace.
Three meals a day and all fresh juices, tonics or teas are included in all of the retreat packages. The Herb Library offers an alternative dining experience in Ubud, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients to create a menu with multiple ‘Herbivore’ dishes and varied plant based cuisine.
The food at Herb Library is never deep fried, doesn’t contains palm oil or MSG and every dish is prepared fresh to order using the finest produce. This is a carefully crafted and nutritionally balanced, multi-culturally influenced cuisine that uses local, seasonal ingredients.
There are also so many amazing and healthy places to eat in Ubud especially plant based, vegan and vegetarian. Have a read of our Ubud Wellbeing Guide for some recommendations.
Yoga and Meditation
They have their own in house yoga and meditation teacher and classes are given in the morning at 7am at the yoga pavillion. Daily classes are included in all of the retreat packages
We highly recommend The Adiwana Resort based upon our five day personal stay and experience of their yoga and rejuvenation retreat. It’s one of the best wellness resorts in Ubud with an excellent spa, staff, facilities, accommodation and food. Read reviews.
Looking for more wellness travel inspiration in Ubud and the best places to stay, yoga and spa? Check out our Ubud Wellbeing Guide.