Newly opened Bali luxury wellness resort REVĪVŌ is set to revive worn-out bodies, souls and minds with their bespoke retreats that encompass fitness, mind training, nutrition and spa
Are the kids up in the night? Do you never seem to have time to yourself? Need a facial and massage? If you’re nodding frantically, it’s time for some self-care, mama. We bring you the mamacation. That’s a holiday for mamas (on your own, with your partner, or the girls… and definitely without the kids). And we have just the spot for you to recharge at, new luxury wellness resort REVĪVŌ in Bali, Nusa Dua.
REVĪVŌ means “I will live again”, a phrase that reflects their concept ‘to soothe the spirit and rejuvenate the body’. This new luxury resort offers wellness activities (think aerial yoga, reformer Pilates and flotation meditation), spa treatments, holistic medicine (like mind training and self-awareness), and a nutrition programme that involves mostly vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free food.
The REVĪVŌ resort is landscaped to give the impression it is swathed in dense tropical rainforest amidst the hills of Nusa Dua near the Bali National Golf club. The set up consists of 16 Balinese-style suites, including two 4-bedroom villas with pools, that can be booked for more exclusive retreats, plus a restaurant, bar and pool side lounge, spa, hybrid fitness area and events space.
The retreats at REVĪVŌ are tailor-made to suit your individual goals plus, experts are on hand with a regular schedule of immersive programs. You can choose a 3 day retreat or the uber-life breather – the 14 day retreat. The programmes on offer range from ‘Emotional balance and mind training’ to ‘weight loss’, ‘sleep well’, ‘anti-ageing’, and ‘de-stress’. We will take one of each please! There’s even a special retreat for the mother-to-be.
Pump It Up and Zen Out: World-class Fitness
Fitness is a big part of REVĪVŌ. Like 8,000 square metres big. That’s the area dedicated to you working out – there’s an aerial yoga barn (so much fun!), a martial arts hall, a reformer Pilates studio, a gym with TRX, boxing and kinesis equipment, a 25-metre-long lap pool for aqua workouts and a lawn for outdoor exercises. From heart-pumping HIIT sessions to gentler restorative practices like Qi Gong and meditation to simultaneously cultivate physical, mental and spiritual well-being. REVĪVŌ aims to offer a holistic approach so that mind, body and soul are revived.
Locally Farmed Clean Eats & Raw Vegan Menu
Food at REVĪVŌ is locally farmed and mostly organic. There’s a story behind each ingredient – the gluten free bread is made with banana flour by a local producer, the tea is supplied by a tiny family-owned tea farm in Bali, the kombucha in multiple flavours is brewed by someone down the road. Each morning breakfast opens with three shots: lemon and saltwater, a heady shot of turmeric jamu with coconut oil, and a refreshing effervescent kombucha. The extremely health-conscious menu designed by REVĪVŌ’s nutritionist chef, Aliwalu, reflects the philosophy of balance, using seasonal ingredients with a focus on high protein dishes and low carbs and healthy fats, such as chia bowls soaked with cat’s claw served with soaked almonds and seeds, fruits, kefir and coconut nectar, followed by scrambled tofu with salad and turmeric oil. There are light options like kale miso soup with coconut kefir and sage infused olive oil, or local Blue fish cooked in banana leaves Bese Gede style served with a delicious green papaya kimchi salad. There’s also the option to go on a mini fast, and no food liquid diet too.
Holistic Spa and Treatments
After fitness and food comes the blissed out spa, complete with hydro jet Vichy shower beds, hot and chill plunge pools, a Jacuzzi, infrared saunas, and steam rooms (some of which are yet to open). Have a facial and a massage or Shirodhara treatment to the relaxing sounds of Indonesian music in the background. Spend the afternoon reading a book by the pool. Actually get a full night’s sleep with no baby monitor by your head. Be free from your mama role for just a few days. This combo of fitness, healthy food, spa, and self care is bound to bring even the most exhausted mama back to life. Time to start dropping hints for your very own mamacation!
This mamacation is all about you, mama. But if you fancy coming with the whole family next time, you could book the four-bedroom villa, which is separate to the main resort and comes with its own pool. A chef can cook for your family at your villa. As most others will be expecting serenity during their retreat, children are not really accommodated in the main resort and communal areas at present. So our advice is, leave the littles at home just this once and go get yourself some me-time in style! You deserve it!
Bali is just the first location for REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts – there’s more goodness to come with the REVĪVŌ Wellness Cruise and a REVĪVŌ opening in France next year.
Rates at Revivo Wellness Resort start at US$407 (per night for a room, breakfast and airport transfers) or US$698 per night per person as a full retreat package.
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts, Jl. Desa Sawangan, Kelurahan Benoa, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali, revivoresorts.com