Already a favourite destination for many Australian travelers, Bali needs no introduction for those looking for a place to relax, unwind and escape daily life, and a new resort offers the perfect place to do just that. Designed to capture the essence of Balinese culture, Chintamani Retreat and Spa, opening in April, is unlike any other destination in the area.
Located on the west coast of the island, Chintamani is nestled in lush landscaped hillside gardens, alongside the Laing River Valley. It is an exclusive, tranquil hideaway specifically for women looking to take time out of their busy lives to enjoy some private seclusion or relax with friends.
With the unique offering of all-inclusive packages, Chintamani means you don't have to worry about anything during your stay - all meals are included and guests are treated to two spa treatments per day. Lounge by the deep, blue swimming pool, relax in your very own suite with a fusion of traditional Balinese design and stylish modern comforts, and you will soon slip into another world surrounded by divine indulgence.
'In Hindu and Buddhist traditions, -Chintamani' is a magical jewel which brings whatever one wishes for. We hope Chintamani becomes our guests' hidden gem, and is exactly what is wished for in a holiday where women can find a relaxing escape from their daily lives," says Wendy Matthews, owner of Chintamani Retreat and Spa.
'We know how demanding modern lifestyles can be; in a previous life I was a barrister! Bali became my paradise, and in the end I decided to open Chintamani bearing in mind of what modern women would want and need."
Chintamani may be the epitome of luxury, but the resort also provides optional health and wellbeing activities for all those who stay. Early risers can enjoy the beauty of a Balinese sunrise, and awake from their peaceful slumber with an early morning meditation, a great way to clear the mind for the day ahead.
Yoga sessions are also organised for all levels of experience - an ideal way to embody serenity while fitting in some low-key exercise to strengthen and stretch tired muscles.
At the end of the day with cocktail in hand, reflect on the stunning tropical sunset, and you can make your way to dinner, lured by the smell of fresh cooking at its finest. Chintamani's Executive Chef will present an extensive menu with Asian flavours to savour, taking the time to meet each guest personally to discuss their food needs, so that each meal becomes a unique dining experience that meets everyone's tastes.
'Chintamani is about having an unrivalled personal and enlightening experience within the comfort of our luxurious grounds. We offer it all to the women of today: along with utmost relaxation we provide cooking school classes to take a little bit of Bali home with you, as well as guided shopping trips," says Matthews.
Renew and revitalise with a stay at Chintamani, and simply practice the fine art of doing nothing. You will keep returning year after year to get lost in Chintamani's hospitality and unparalleled sophistication.
To celebrate the opening of Chintamani, the resort is offering a two for one special for all bookings during the opening week - 22nd - 29th April inclusive.