from Australia, July 2017
Setting was idyllic, all the staff were exceptional -nothing was too much trouble for them, the treatments were first class!! Will be returning to this retreat again
from Sweden, January 2018
"Magical experience. "
The spa treatments where absolutely marvelous. The massage therapists are kind, respectful and highly skilled and go out of their way to make you feel refreshed and relaxed. Probably the best I’ve ever had, a magical experience!
The entire staff was very friendly and helpful.
The dive master was a great guy, easy going, thorough, skilled and knew the waters and underwater wildlife well.
The grounds and rooms are all very tastefully done and beautifully kept.
I feel there is an attention to detail and quality at Zen Resort that is unique.
from Canada, November 2017
"Paradise that feels like home"
Loved everything! My room, the staff, the spa treatments, the food and the guests. I felt so grateful to have found such a place.
from Australia, September 2017
"14 day meditation yoga and marma energy retreat Bali"
The people at Zen resort are so beautiful welcoming and go out of their way to make your stay incredible☺️ The meditation yoga and massages were of high performance I always attended as it made me feel ontop of the world!! The food was amazing 5 star for sure. Location was quiet and tranquil very spiritual calm and relaxing. You could go for walks through the rice fields down to the beach and interact with the locals. The rooms were kept clean and tidy definitely of very high standards. There is so many magical moments I had at Zen Resort and I definitely will return in the near future, it was absolutely out of this world and I recommend this place to anyone. They too will have incredible experiences and leave with a happy and healthy mind body and soul?
from Australia, May 2017
Staff were wonderful, treatments were incredible!
julenzia United Kingdom
As a young woman travelling alone I found everything I needed for my 8 days of holidays at Zen Resort Bali.
I felt very safe and happy and I was surrounded by a wonderful team. The team greeted me by my name and shared smile, kindness and love during my stay. They are helpful and flexible with any of your requests.
I stayed in Villa with the garden view with the feeling of privacy and Balinese interior.
Open air shower and bath gives you a beautiful view to a tropical trees and a clear sky.
They surprise you with a flower and towel decorations and clean your room every day and floor, what gives freshness to your beautiful apartment.
Inside your room you can enjoy clean drinking water,fresh fruits,spiritual music, air conditioner, mosquito net, covered during a night.
The main reason you come to this resort is to RELAX and recharge your batteries by doing sunrise meditation, pranayama,yoga and spa treatments, which are absolutely amazing and included in my "wellness" 8-days package.
We had people, who have never done yoga before and experienced, so the yoga teacher has adapted yoga to our needs. Yoga teacher assistant is nearby to help to less physically strong people with exercises.
I didn't feel well 1 morning after long flight on meditation class and staff helped me to come back to my room and brought me tea and breakfast. If staff won't see you for a day, they will come to check if everything is Ok with you.
You will have to complete Ajurveda questionnaire to identify your Dosha and Ajurveda health consultation. It was interesting, but a bit complicated for me.
Balinese breakfast, lunch and dinners included. Simple and healthy. If you want something different the Ala Carte menu for the additional price is attached. Tea and coffee free for breakfast only. I was drinking ginger and lemongrass tea.( recommend)
I was very pleased when they made green pancakes I showed them on the picture I previously tried in another Bali restaurant.
Spa treatments on daily basis are absolutely amazing, that will make you "Fly" and you will feel like a"new born baby".:) Before every treatment they pray, dont be scared it's for a good reason to create a good aura around you.
Resort organises some trips to visit a Temple, Hot springs, Eco forest walk, Rice field trekking, Dolphin sail trip etc(included in your package)...
My Dolphin sail trip was cancelled due to a water conditions and gladly was substituted with a spa treatment. You won't feel bored and the advantage of the resort location is you will be closer to local people and far from tourists.
And... by being alone I haven't been alone any day as you meet amazing people at the resort and will have meals and exploring balinese culture together. I became friends with all of them.
It's a 5 star tropical nature and garden and people around you.Cant wait to come back..
Jasper D Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Entering this enchanted place, which was recommended to us by my sisters who were here before, a friendly Balinese hostess offert a tasty and healthy welcome drink and this brought us immediately in a Zen atmosphere. Firstly we enjoyed this amazing spot with its 270 degrees ocean view in lush surroundings of tropical flowers and trees... the birds sing there happy song and butterflies were all around.
And after all this impressions we didn't know that we would get the most beautiful overwhelming Ayurvedic massage ever... What a Paradise!
But... even my shoulder, I had recently injured, feels after the massage considerable better than before and seems cured...
Unbelievable what a place and... 'yes' definitely we will come back!
schwilobee District of Columbia
Zen Resort is the most beautifully and peacefully managed resort I have ever stayed.
You are greeted at the front desk by your first name and given a garland of fresh flowers. You are escorted to your room which is exquisitely decorated in ways to amplify a peaceful and harmonious sleep. Whether in the dining room, the spa, the yoga hall, or the walkways, all staff members greet you by name with a smile. Meals are delicious and healthy with vegetarian and vegan options to optimize an ayurvedic lifestyle. The grounds are meticulously kept and fresh flowers are laid out in amazing designs at most entry ways. The infinity pool overlooks the valley down to the sea and the view is almost unbelievable. The owner is friendly and readily available to provide guidance and service.
The overall feel of the Zen Resort is one of complete harmony. During every minute of my stay, I was made to feel beautiful and I left feeling like a goddess.
Zen Resort Bali is a truly exceptional place. It is a place, where you can find inner peace, if you are open to it. It is a place to let go and cry, to welcome and smile, a place to arrive and feel at home. There are many solo travelers and it is very easy to get in contact. There is a community table for the meals, where we had many nice discussions.
Other reviews have well covered the amazing natural environment, the accommodation (new premium villas very good) , the service, meditation and yoga, and of course the Ayurvedic treatments.
I did not book a package because I wanted some "me-time" without a calendar, but most guests preferred the packages. Like many others, I felt so good after only one or two days. The special atmosphere just gets you.
You should be a bit open-minded if you visit this resort - not every detail works perfectly but you will not find a more friendly and more spiritual place in the North of Bali.
The only observation I had was the touching of living things under the water by the local dive master and his proud offer that we could feed fish with bananas. Not very Zen.
It is very difficult to describe Zen if you haven't been there. I booked for seven days and ended up staying seventeen. It was a spiritual and potentially life-changing experience.
The Zen Resort Bali will always have a very special place for me. I just spend 2 wonderful weeks there and are more than happy to come again. That would be my fifth time and I would argue that the number of visits speaks for itself. The combination of wonderful caring staff, beautiful surrounding and the best Spa in the world made every stay an exciting event.
2 weeks went by with lots of yoga, meditation, diving and funny conversations over every meal with other guest about the latest Ayurvedic Treatment and personal experiences.
I hope I will find time soon to come back