The chillhouse is a surf and yoga retreat. As they say they are different, and I have to say they are. They’ve managed to create a little garden of eden with surf & yoga retreats year round.
The eco- save the planet spirit is announced as soon as you arrive. The walls facing the street are sending eco- responsible messages out to the world, they have an organic café, an eco- gift shop, and the villas are tastefully decorated.
We arrived at the Chillhouse and entered a through the trendy eco- shop, where I completely fell in love with a long colourful vestido, made in Sri Lanka all fair trade. The receptionist was lovely, warm, elegant, wearing a beautiful long ocean blue coloured dress. Her smile was filled with kindness; she welcomed us with a mini fresh young coconut. I have to say there are few places where I already feel good, before actually entering the property, this is one of the rare moments its happened in my life, Bravo!
As we entered deeper into the Chillhouse’s world; it just kept getting better and better.
Their organic café offers a variety of vegan, gluten free dishes. We tried the endame salad, because we had no idea what it was. They brought us delicious, slightly boiled Japese green beans served on a cabbage salad, sauteed in kecup manis. We also tried the “full of veggies” nasi goreng, a revisited version of nasi goreng, made with red rice and tons of vegetables, enak sekali! Delicious! As we say in Indonesian :). Their finger food is also exquisite.
The villas are tastefully designed and privatised. Each villa has its own terrace where you can lay back to read a good book, or enjoy an afternoon nap, after surfing, before your yoga practice. The beds are comfortable and covered with a mosquito net. The minibar is full of fresh beverages and the openair bathroom is just the perfect finishing touch for showering under the stars.
They offer a range of activities. You can visit mengwi’s traditional market, then pura luhur’s temple, have lunch at prana dewi organic, walk through the UNESCO world heritage rice terraces of jatiluwih and see the temple of Bedugul, daily downhill bike tours are available, daytrips to Ubud, daytrips to Uluwatu, or go snorkelling with manta rays.
The other swimming pool is located on the back of the property and is much calmer, just next to the yoga shala.
Massages are available in their spa, by well trained therapists, manicure and pedicure. They also offer sessions of energy healing, channeling chakra lightwork, past lives, with personal meditation exercices. Or yoga nindra, which is a guided relaxation practice from the Indian yoga tradition. For deep relaxation, atress management and against anxiety, trauma and insomnia.
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