Island of the Gods
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort has launched a series of healing packages that include traditional therapies that combine the wisdom of both Asian and Western wellness ideologies and practices.
Fifth in a long line of Balinese healers, by High Priestess Ibu Jero, a native Balinese healer, brings the extensive knowledge and experience of her ancestors to bear on her enlightening work.
She offers a channel between the spiritual and our physical selves, and her power is rare, being one of only a few High Priestesses in Bali.
To maintain this title she lives in devotion of Bali’s spiritual traditions, visits all major temples, and even makes up to 50 offerings every day.
Following a life-threatening experience Ibu Jero devoted herself to spirituality.
Her years of training cover traditional restorative treatments, massage, aromatherapy, natural medicine, traditional herbs, and chakra balancing.
Discover deep meditation practices and enhance your energy through special therapies with Ibu Jero.
Learn to set intentions that improve your life and wellbeing. Listen to your inner voice and achieve balance with the help of the enchanting High Priestess.
A seven-hour spiritual journey is offered for guests who seek a deeply immersive experience.
You will travel to the extremely sacred Tirta Sudamala Temple in Bangli where a holy spring has provided cleansing for hundreds of years.
Pilgrims bathe in blessed water where they connect to the earth and undergo holistic cleansing. Ibu Jero guides participants through the temple processes and then performs a seven stage chakra cleansing and purification to clear life blocks from the past and present.
While there, you will step into the revered pool to wash away whatever no longer serves you. Transport, lunch, and temple offerings are all included in the price.
You can choose a 60-minute Balinese Reiki Session to cleanse and align your chakras, a powerful and restorative therapy. Or you can try an Energy Cleansing Session if you need to release negative energies that are restricting your path in life.
You can declare your love for your partner with a Sunset Couple Blessing and Healing Ritual, which involves a past life and chakra cleanse, allowing you to move forward together afresh.
Next, she’ll align your chakra energies and let any negativity slip away, offering peace and setting intention for a harmonious relationship.
A calming water blessing purification follows before a traditional Balinese offering. Ideal for engagements, pre-wedding vows or anniversary celebrations, the ritual lasts 90-minutes.
The Group Melukat Ceremony comprises a water blessing, often compared to a ‘holy’ shower. Together, the group chants mantras, which sets good intentions for the future amidst water, incense and flowers.
Only High Priests or Priestesses can offer this therapy and Ibu Jero is famous for it, bringing holistic balance to participants. This 2-hour purification ceremony is priced at USD 600 for up to five people.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort has 74 suites, private pool villas, and duplex penthouses, which cascade down a hillside, overlooking the sea.
Suites measure from 84 to 330 square metres. They offer garden or sea views. They have from one to three bedrooms. Ocean front room villas have private swimming pools.
Food + Beverage
The hotel has three food and beverage outlets. Each one offers a different menu and a different vibe.
- 360 Restaurant – offering an international menu, 360 serves Western, Indonesian, Balinese, and pan-Asian dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Sono Teppanyaki – serves contemporary Japanese cuisine. Open for dinner.
- Splash – pictured above, Splash serves Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner.
Facilities and Activities
In addition to the spa, there is an infinity swimming pool, a fitness room, and a golf course.
Cooking classes, cycling, temple tours, diving, and dance classes are offered. River rafting and elephant safaris can be arranged.
Complimentary transfers to nearby surfing beaches are available.
Location, Location, Location
Uluwatu is situated in the southwestern tip of the Buket Peninsula on the Indonesian island of Bali.
Uluwatu is home of the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, one of Bali's most famous temples. It also has four of Bali's best surfing beaches. Transport to nearby surfing beaches can be arranged.
Uluwatu is 34 kilometres, or 21 miles, from Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, a.k.a. Denpasar International Airport and Bandar Udara Internasional Ngurah Rai.
Bali’s airport is the third busiest airport in Indonesia. The airport is a hub for Garuda International, Indonesia AirAsia, and Wings Air. It is served by more than 40 foreign airlines.
International carriers include Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific Airways, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, and many others.
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Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort – Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia. Telephone: +62 361-895-7555.