A Gallery of Nannup Hideaway Spa Cottages and Retreat

A Gallery of Nannup Hideaway Spa Cottages and Retreat

The Nannup Hideaway Spa Cottages and Retreat is one of the most picturesque pieces of accommodation you will find in the South West of Western Australia. From the great Bush that surrounds the cottages, to the Deluxe suites at the big house, you will see in picture why Nannup Hideaway is the ideal choice of stay for couple or families. It is a hideaway where good times are made and memories are created.



Nannup Hideaway Spa Cottages

Welcome to Nannup Hideaway Spa Cottages and Retreat.

Be Mesmerised in the Australian Bush

The Australian Bush is what you first notice at the time you drive into the Nannup Hideaways Spa Cottages and Retreat. Taking the drive into the woods along the gravel road all the way to the big house, you will be mesmerised by the nature and the bush around. It is fair to begin this gallery with some great outdoor shots of Nannup Hideaway.


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Enjoy the open spacious and nature of Nannup hideaway.

The Hidden Spa Cottages

The two cottages at Nannup Hideaway are neat and cosy. Whether it is the Treetops Cottage or the Jarrahwood Cottage, both come with stunning scenic views. You will enjoy the fact that the cottages are hidden and that privacy is maintained away from the busy world, your only neighbours will be the surrounding wildlife.

Enjoy the benefits the benefits the cottages have to offer, each comes with a kitchen, private bathroom, queen beds, a wood fire, television and a wonderful deck with stunning views and private spa that will help to make your stay even more memorable.


Trretops at Nannup Hideaway

The Treetops cottage

The Jarrahwood Cottage

The Treetop Cottage

The Deluxe Suits at the Big House

At the big house, where the reception is also located, you will find comfortable suites that are ideal for couples. The suites come with a comfortable queen bed, common kitchen, bathrooms, television and a large sharing balcony that creates even better views of the surrounding Hideaway.

If that is not enough, wander the grounds of Nannup Hideaway Spa Cottages and Retreat and take in the fresh outdoors with a visit into the bush, perhaps take in some yoga or a sauna, or simply relax with a glass of your favourite wine. The choice is yours.


Nannup Hideaway Spa Cottages and Retreat.

The Big house at Nannup Hideaway Spa Cottages and Retreat.

Extra Gallery of Nannup Hideaway Spa Cottages and Retreat

take in a little added gallery of Nannup Hideaway and book yourself a visit for yourself when next in the South West of Western Australia. Check out the website for more details.

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Stay with Nature at Nannup Hideaway – Western Australia

Stay with Nature at Nannup Hideaway – Western Australia

Imagine staying in a place so peaceful that the only disturbance you will ever find is from the cool crisp breeze amid the stunning nature. Or perhaps you will get a flicker of noise courtesy of the Australian wildlife that is quietly rustling in the outside bush. Imagine no more, because at Nannup Hideaway Spa Cottages and Retreat that is the only disturbance you’ll ever have to worry about.

There is no big city noise, or the manic traffic flowing through area, neither will you find overcrowded people gathering near your doorstep while you are trying to relax. At Nannup Hideaway, you are so far secluded from the real world that sometimes you will think you are in a dream. Not quite, instead you are living in reality amongst the stunning backdrop of valley in the distance.

It is Nannup Hideaway and it is breathtaking.

Nature at Nannup Hdeaway

Enjoy the Nature at Nannup Hideaway.


 Getting to Nannup Hideaway

The Hideaways may be a little out of the way, but it is a pleasant drive through South West region as you explore farms, wineries and lush forests on the down. Nannup Hideaway is approximately three-hours from Perth, Western Australia, and situated off the scenic Balingup-Nannup Road, which is accessible either from the Vasse Highway in Nannup, or off the South West Highway in Balingup.

Gravel road to Nannup

You will love the drive to the Hideaway.


Enter through the Forest

Taking the turn off into Nannup hideaway off the Balingup-Nannup road, keep an eye out for the signs that will lead you to your destination. Drive over the slim access bridge that takes you onto the gravel roads, it is at that moment you know that you are heading into pure nature. From there take beaten track through the forest, all the way to The Hideaways. Keep a look out for the wildlife as there is a strong chance you will encounter a few emus and kangaroos on the drive in, before you know will have reached the cottages at the Nannup hideaway. Let the privacy begin.

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Welcome to Nannup Hideaway.



Feel at home in the cottages

The cottages are spaced apart, so there will be no disturbance and privacy is well maintained. On the outside, there is an antique look as if you are heading back fifty years in the days of cosy wooden houses with a pleasant hint of crisp freshness from the nature around you. Once on the inside the cottages, your first memory will be of the gorgeous valley that hits your vision once you take that first step inside. It is breathtaking, and you’ll appreciate the view once again when you step outside onto the deck, but more on that later.

There is a choice of two cottages at Nannup Hideaway, the Jarrahwood or treetops cottage. The Jarrahwood is perfect for a family stay, queen- size bed and two single beds in a separate room. The treetops cottage is perfect to rekindle the love that accommodates a queen-size bed and makes it perfect to snuggle up-close with your loved one.  Both cottages have a stunning interior edge that comes with a full kitchen, lounge with television, bathroom, air-conditioning and a woodfire which will come in handy during the cool winter months.

For dining at the Hideaways, you have a few choices, you can bring your own food and cook up a feed I the kitchen or out on the deck where a barbeque awaits you. You can drive into the Nannup for a counter meal at lunch at a few selected pubs or café’s. Lastly you can order food from the Hideaway itself, whether it is a breakfast or cheese platter to have with the wine, the options are aplenty.

Trretops at Nannup Hideaway

The Treetops cottage

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Wood-fire and Kitchen, all you need to do is make yourself at home.


The action will happen on the deck

With all the luxuries that you have inside the cottage, the lure will still be towards the deck. Not only because you will be greeted with the mesmerising view of the open green valley, out on the private deck you can grill up a famous Aussie BBQ, relax with a glass of red and a good book on the lounge or enjoy the comforts of a warm spa with the sounds the Australian nature close by. Not to mention the stunning sunrise that will greet you when you wake up in the morning.

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The spa is a hit out on the deck.

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It all happen out on the deck.


Perfect for families even better for couples

A family fun trip or a romantic getaway? The choice is yours as Nannup Hideaway has you covered either way.

For families, there is plenty of interests for both adults and kids. You can go bush walking deep into the forest and keep a close eye out for the wildlife, play board games that are supplied in the cottage (twister will get a work out), watch a movie or two from the DVD collection, or tell stories by the firewood late into the night.

For couples, everything is straight forward when in need to rekindle the romance. Nature, peace, a cosy cottage and a spa on the deck, it really does speak for itself when it comes to romantic getaway, just don’t forget the wine.

Kids at Nannuo

Kids will have a ball in the fabulous nature.

Lovers retreat a Nannup

The lovers retreat

Stay at the Executive or Deluxe Suits

Another cosy area that is situated at the big house, while there may be no spas on the balcony for you, it still offers everything else that the Spa Cottages give you. In the main house, there are fou separate bedrooms, a balcony and plenty of wilderness to give you that memorable stay at Nannup Hideaway.

Suite at Nannup Hideaway

Enjoy your stay in a delightful suite.

Dine in Style

Dine in Style


Come along for a Wellness Retreat

The Retreat is popular with guest who are visiting Nannup Hideaways in a large group and offers a home away from home and can accommodate group for those seeking a different kind of stay, while still provided with comfortable rooms and, you guessed it, the famous valley views from the spacious balcony outside the room.

There is plenty of activities on offer with the retreat, you can participate in yoga classes provided in the yoga room, take in a sauna session that gets plenty of use in the winter stay, squeeze in a relaxing massage, enjoy delicious home cooked meals, experience a bush walk with the owner and simply unwind in the comforts of the nature around.

For more information on the retreats or packages, contact Leisa Harding at Nannup Hideaway.

Retreat at Nannup Hideaway

Enjoy great valley views during the retreat.

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The Big House


Fair Dinkum traveller’s verdict

For peace and quiet, serenity and the perfect getaway in the Australian Bush, it really doesn’t get much better than Nannup Hideaway. The cottages are well maintained, the deck is incredible, the views are stunning and the incredible nature is just waiting for you to visit. If Nannup is calling in the South West of Western Australia, Nannup Hideaway Spa Cottages and Retreats is the perfect place to come and unwind.

Want to stay at Nannup Hideaway? Check Out TripAdvisor for reviews.

Nannup Hideaway

Nannup Hideaway

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One Night in Bangkok – Transit at Thong Ta Resort

One Night in Bangkok – Transit at Thong Ta Resort

The convenience of the Thong Ta Resort cannot be underestimated. Being literally a stone throw away from the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, it makes the perfect transit resort to spend a night or two in the fine confines of a neat and tidy accommodation at a budget price.

Thong Ta Resort

Thong Ta Resort, Bangkok, Thailand


The Shuttle Bus

Getting to the resort from the Suvarnabhumi Airport is as simple as riding a bike. Once you make your way out of customs, make your way to gate 3 to 4, and in-between you will see bunch of guys carrying signs to certain hotels. Find the sign that says Thong Ta Resort and in a moment, you are in a shuttle bus and five-minutes later you are at the resort.

Even better, upon your return to the airport, the same shuttle bus will return you to the airport free of charge, it is as simple as that. The buses leave the resort every half hour throughout the day or night.

Thong Ta Resort

Take a convenient shuttle bus to Thong Ta Resort.


The Resort

The Thong Ta Resort has the basic facilities but at the price you could let it pass for luxury. It is surrounded with lovely gardens, decorated artwork throughout the grounds of the resort, a neat restaurant which serves daily breakfast, a spa centre and a souvenir store to buy that little piece of Thailand.

artwork of Thong Ta

Great artwork at the resort.

Thong Ta Restaurant

Thong Ta Restaurant.


The Rooms

Thee rooms are spacious; the beds are comfortable and each room comes with a balcony to peek at what’s around you (sorry no big city views). Whether you are after a single, double or triple room, you will find whatever you are after for any number of travellers. If you do need an extra room, at least it won’t break the bank.

Inside the room, is tea and coffee amenities, air conditioner, television with about a hundred cable channels, a private bathroom, slippers and dressing gown to rug up in the evening and even a quick and easy room service, with a decent menu. It is hard to believe these rooms are only around thirty bucks a night.

Thong Ta Resort

The spacious rooms


Around the Resort

Even though the resort is still a little way from the action of the city, there is still plenty of life going on around the resort. There is an abundance of food stalls, drinking bars and restaurants in the area, as well as massage parlours and market stalls in the area, so you can still rush around and grab your souvenir of Thailand.

Even if you do want to make it to the heart ofBangkok, and time allows it, grab a city tour through the resort and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city lights.

Markets in Bangkok

Hairdresser’s in the markets, close to the resort.

Suvarnabhumi Thailand

More great street artwork in the Suvarnabhumi of Bangkok.


The Verdict

It is the perfect transit resort, simple as that, and even if you are seeking a few nights stay in Bangkok, you won’t go wrong at the Thong Ta Resort. It is clean, convenient and most of all, a very affordable resort.

Want to stay at Thong Ta Resort? Check out TripAdvisor for reviews.


Bangkok Resort

Enter the resort.

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Villas of Thong Ta.

Artwork of Thong Ta, Bangkok

More artwork

Beach or Rice Fields – 4 Great Places to stay in Bali

Beach or Rice Fields – 4 Great Places to stay in Bali

Bali – a holiday destination so unbelievable that choosing an ideal location, while fun can also be a little stressful. Questions fly through your head, is that resort right for me? Is the dining ideal? What is the customer service like? Or is the resort in an ideal location?

So many questions and so many reviews to look at. Some people give rave reviews, others such negative reviews and on the very same resort. That wonderful app of TripAdvisor where everyone’s point of view is different. There is no right and wrong answer, it is just the way people think. Opinions differentiate.

Talking about point of views, how about I throw in my two cents. I have been fortunate enough to stay in some magnificent resorts/villas throughout various countries, including Bali. And whether it is on the beach or in the beautiful rice fields, these four resorts or villas will make your Bali stay that much more enjoyable.

Sakala Resort

The Sakala Resort’s large swimming area.


The Sakala Resort

  • Where is it: In the Tanjung Benoa area of Bali and on the doorstep of Nusa Dua. The Sakala Resort is in a quieter part of Bali, that is famous for its adventure on Beach. The resort is only about twenty minutes from the Airport.
  • The features: The stunning Sakala Resort contains large rooms, fabulous dinning and swimming pools that are surrounded in tropical gardens with great pool bars to sip down a few cocktails in the Bali sun. The Wellness Spa is also incredible experience that needs your time. Relax, be pampered, and enjoy an incredible massage in gorgeous rooms. The Sakala is your 5-star resort and is worth the dollars you will spend during your stay.
  • Dining Experience: Two amazing restaurants that will have you licking your plate clean. One on the resort side where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served, with delicious local and International cuisines.
    Then cross the road for a different dining experience altogether. The Sakala Restaurant not only has a fine-dining area, but a sparkling swimming pool, with deck chairs to enjoy the views of the nearby beach.
Sakala Resort

Sakala Resort.

Sakala Resort

Fun in the sun at the Sakala Restaurant.


Alaya Resort Ubud

  • Where is it: Alaya Resort is smack bag in the middle of Ubud with plenty of action all around you ad only 200 metres from the Sacred Monkey Forest. The Alaya Resort is a good hour from the airport.
  • The features: Great dining, spacious rooms and the Dala Spas are the main treats at the breathtaking Alaya Resort. Not to forget the boutique swimming pools that is surrounded by gorgeous landscaped gardens and rice fields. It makes it easy to unwind and take in the nature that you are surrounded in.


  • Dining Experience: You will love the Alaya Resort dining experience with their pick of two tantalising restaurants. The Petani and Manisan. The Petani, is situated at the front of the resort and off the streets of Ubud, near the lobby. It has a lively vibe about it with some live entertainment during the evening and a menu that will have you spoilt for choices.
    Then there is the Manisan. Tucked away in the middle of the lush rice fields, with the fabulous resort in full view.  Serving divine Indonesian food, it is a great dining experience and even better with your loved one opposite to you.

Alaya Resort.

Alaya Resort

Take the path to the Manisan Restaurant.


Ellora Villas

  • Where is it: Ellora Villas is situated in Sanur and close by to beautiful beaches. There is shopping, restaurants, and massage parlours all nearby. It is about 20 minutes from the airport or the popular Kuta area.
  • The features: The feature is own your very own villa with a private pool. Great for families, with the two bedroom villas and even single room villas for those who require a little less space. You will have a perfect time at Ellora Villas with its large rooms, bathrooms and even a private kitchen area by the pool.
  • Dining Experience: The Beach Café and Club is a small walk from the Villas and serves fine meals. The treat though is at breakfast time when you get your own personal chef to cook you up some excellent foods, such as waffles, eggs of your choice and pancakes to name a few. It is a five-star experience each and every day at Ellora.

Ellora Villas, Sanur.

Fun in the pool


Alaya Jembawan

  • Where is it: Alaya Jembawan is tucked away in Ubud. A short drive from its sister resort, Alaya. While hidden away from the busy Ubud streets, you will still find many activities and boutique market stalls to find on the streets nearby.
  • The features: It is a Wellness retreat for those looking for ultimate hideaway With only 38-rooms, you won’t get the large crowds that you get with some resorts. But you will get some rejuvenation for your body with the Dala Spa and daily yoga classes. Of course, there is the blissful swimming pools to occupy your time, be it in the water or sunbaking on the deck chairs.
  • Dining Experience: Healthy eating only at Alaya Jembawan, in the laid-back Herb Library Restaurant. Mainly a vegan menu but it does have its selected choices of white meat. At the end of the day, the food is all good for and their juices, incredible.
Alaya Jembawan

Alaya Jembawan

Alaya Jembawan

The Duluxe Rooms.



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The Delightful Sakala Resort in Bali

The Delightful Sakala Resort in Bali

Welcome to the Sakala Resort, where every day is a luxury in the Tanjung Benoa area of Bali. The Sakala has you covered for an ideal resort stay, with spacious deluxe rooms, glamorous swimming pools and a dining experience that you will never forget. It’ll have you coming back for more.

Sakala Resort

Sakala Resort


It all takes place in Tanjung Benoa

Tanjung Benoa is a quieter part of Bali, but a haven for water sports lovers with a heap of activities happening on the nearby beach. During the day or evening, you can wander the streets and do a little shopping in the boutique market stalls and greet the cheerful locals, who are always keen for a chat.

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The busy beach of Tanjung Benoa.

Tanjung Benoa

The streets of Tanjung Benoa.


A Perfect family getaway

At the Sakala Resort, there is a strong emphasis on families and it’s a message the resort are keen to get out there for anyone wishing a luxury experience in Bali. Activities aren’t short lived at the resort, and with the large swimming pools and an amazing all-day kids club, the little ones are bound to have a ball.

Sakala Resort

Fun, sun, pools and relaxation. It’s perfect for families.



It all starts in the lobby

With any hotel in the world, the lobby is the first place you see. At the Sakala you are swept away at first sight. The large lobby area comes with the usual check in services, a boutique bar, lounge and stunning water features. Immediately you know you have arrived in paradise.

Don’t forget to pause for a moment to take in the view of the Sakala Restaurant and gorgeous Tanjung Benoa beach. You won’t miss it.

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The lobby.

Sakala Resort

The view from the Lobby.


Enjoy the space in the Luxury Rooms with Pool views

If you seek freedom, space, privacy and breathtaking views, then the Sakala Resort has you covered. It has all the amenities you need in the Deluxe Rooms and Suites. Kitchenette, wine coolers, cable television, real coffee maker (none of that instant stuff) and a balcony to admire the views of swimming pools and the lush green tropical bushlands.

The all-important question is, will you get a good night sleep? Absolutely, in the comfort of a soft king size bed. It makes for a great night sleep with your significant other, especially with a large bathtub in the next room.

Check out the Private Villas if you seek the more personal touch.

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The spacious Deluxe Rooms.

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View from the rooms.


Relax, swim and cocktails in the large open swimming pools

You are spoilt at the Sakala with amazing swimming pools. Take a pick of one of the two pools, either on the resort side and another across the street at the Sakala Restaurant. Take advantage of the multiple swim-up pool bars available and order a drink of choice from the friendly bartenders. If sunbaking is your ideal choice, then relax on the deckchairs with the beautiful tropical bush in the background.

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The Sakala swimming pool.

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The Resort’s large swimming area.



Pamper yourself at The Wellness Spa

Enter the Wellness Spa, down the flight of stairs and into pure bliss. The reception staff will give a cheerful welcome and a relaxing pre-massage drink.

Soon after, you wander into the amazing and boutique treatments suites. The interior design is nothing short of mesmerising. What follows is a pampering of highest standard by the professional masseuse. Chill, relax and listen to the quiet music, while taking in the healing massage of your choice.


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Entering the Wellness Spa.

Sakala Resort

A Perfect place to relax ad grab a massage.


Dine at two Sophisticated Restaurants

At the Sakala there are two fabulous restaurants, with delicious selection of cuisines on offer. Let’s take a look at both

–          The Restaurant – Situated at the main resort area of level three, The Restaurant (and that’s its name) is a laid-back dining experience, with a choice of Indonesian or Western Cuisine. It opens early for a magnificent buffet breakfast, then be wowed for lunch or dinner with a great selection on the A-La-Carte menu.

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Breakfast time at the Restaurant.


–          The Sakala Restaurant – Across the street from the main resort area, close to the lobby, get ready to dine with beach views. In fact, at the Sakala, you could spend the whole day at the Sakala restaurant and it wouldn’t be wasted, with a swimming pool, pool bar and deck chairs to relax in the sun. All the while the Tanjung Benoa beach is nearby for a stroll on sands.

Also, keep an eye out for any cooking class activities available at the resort and say hi to head chef Nyoman (AKA superman), great guy and even better chef.

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Inside the Sakala Restaurant.

Sakala Resort

Outside the Sakala Restaurant.



Fair Dinkum Traveller Review

It’s a five-star resort, with 5 star services and wonderful staff. I cherished my time at Sakala, with everything I experienced, from the dining, to a relaxing Balinese Massage and a comfortable king-size bed. Did I mention the swimming pool? It’s a great resort that ticks all the boxes necessary for a luxury vacation.

Check out they say about the Sakala Resort on TripAdvisor.

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Relax the Mind and Body at Alaya Jembawan – Bali

Relax the Mind and Body at Alaya Jembawan – Bali

Boutique, refreshing and beautiful. They are the three words that best describe Alaya Jembawan. It’s not a big resort by any stretch, but it has much heart and what it lacks in size it makes for any many other ways.

It offers comfort and peace, that only a tranquil resort like Alaya Jembawan can offer. It offers relaxation by the calm flowing swimming pool and healthy only eating at the Herb Library Restaurant.

Built only in 2016 in Ubud, Bali. The resort has all the modern features you wish for and it will deliver a holiday full of promise, and that is to heal the mind and body. You’ll go back into the real world, all energised and ready to go.

Alaya Jembawan

Alaya Jembawan


The Wellness Retreat

It has been manufactured to be a wellness retreat. Relaxation, meditation and yoga. Go at your pace, is encouraged Alaya Jembawan and its easy to do in this laidback stylish resort. Sit back on the deck chairs by the pool, or sit in your balcony and take in the surrounds of Ubud.

The Dala Spa also offers peace and mind with a great selection of massages to choose from that will further rejuvenate the body. Then situated amongst the delicate tropical garden is the Yoga Pavilion, where you can participate in daily yoga classes or mediate amongst nature at your own pleasure.

Check out the activities on offer at Alaya Jembawan.

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The Dala Spa at Alaya Jembawan.

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Unwind at the Alaya Jembawan Wellness retreat.


The Alaya rooms

37 rooms are what make up Alaya Jembawan. The perfect amount when you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the real world and need a little quiet time in life. There are three different types of room to choose from, the Alaya Suite Rooms, Alaya Rooms and Deluxe Rooms.

The rooms come with the stunning Indonesian interior, same as the Alaya Resort (a bigger resort), that is situated nearby. Along with the modern features of King Size bed, cable television, mini bar, tea and coffee facilities and breathtaking views from the balcony or Terrace.

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The Luxury rooms at Alaya.

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The Duluxe Rooms.

A terrace of loking beautiful tropical gardens.


Swimming pool amongst the backdrop of tropical gardens

Amongst the stunning landscaped tropical garden of Alaya Jembawan, there are two fabulous swimming pools. Specifically designed for early morning exercise. Keeping with the resort’s wellness theme.

Don’t let guilt stop you from relaxing however, by chilling under the Bali sun in the deckchairs, under the shady umbrellas, located by the pool. A great excuse to get a little shut eye, or read a book amongst the backdrop of the well landscaped gardens.

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Alaya Jembawan swimming pools.


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Resting by the pool.

Dine a little differently at The Herb Library

Healthy choices, means healthy lifestyle. In the Herb Library restaurant, where the staff are decked out in green, eating healthy is your only option. The menu offers mainly vegan selected meals, with a few white meat choices to choose from. Please do yourself a favour and try some of their fresh juices, they are simply unbelievable.

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Herb Library Restaurant.

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These fresh juices are amazing.


Delicious healthy meals at the Herb Library.


Fair Dinkum Traveller’s Verdict

A wellness resort may not be everyone’s cup of tea and I get that. But if a little mediation, relaxation and healthy eating is what you seek in Bali, then look no further than Alaya Jembawan in Ubud. 8/10

Check out TripAdvisor think of Alaya Jembawan.

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