A little pampering now and then doesn’t kill anybody. I mean, don’t we all need a massage once in a while? Or a bit of yoga to let go of all those worries and busy thoughts? And while you’re at it, it might as well be at a top-notch location. Can we do a suggestion? What about Svarga Loka in Ubud. An absolute treasure in the hills of Ubud completely focused on your wellbeing.

Indiana Jones goes soft

So imagine this; a true Indiana Jones setting, with beautiful houses hidden in between the greens of the jungle. Trees that have been growing there for decades are kept intact. In fact, not a single tree was chopped during building Svarga Loka. I can tell you, this is something special in Bali, where the whole island is being taken over by tourism.

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Infinity pool at Svarga Loka resort in Ubud

There’s a certain calmness around Svarga Loka that makes you forget you’re only a 5-minute walk away from downtown Ubud. At Svarga Loka you hear the river flowing below you, you hear the monkeys howling in the trees, and the birds and bees buzzing around you. These calming sounds follow you wherever you go or whatever you do, which makes wandering around Svarga Loka quite soothing.

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Svarga Loka lures you in

A setting like Svarga Loka doesn’t need much more to give you an amazing experience. But it didn’t end there. At Svarga Loka they go above and beyond to make you feel at home. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous, with bathrooms overlooking the surrounding jungle and beds so comfy you wish to stay in there way longer than the advised 8 hours of sleep a night. Breakfast is served in their beautiful restaurant with so many (healthy) delicious options you can survive the rest of the day without any other meal. In fact, I think you might need a bit of break at one of the two(!!) infinity pools afterward. I assure you, it will be hard, very hard, to leave this place.

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Body, Mind, and Soul

It’s all about body, mind, and soul at Svarga Loka and you can choose whichever of the three you want to spoil for a bit. Be active or not at all, dive into your deepest thoughts or let them fly out of your head the moment you arrive, it’s all up to you. One way to spoil yourself is with a Balinese Massage, which you can have in one of their open-air couple rooms. Best. Thing. Ever. Even if you’re not staying at Svarga Loka, book yourself into their spa for one of those. I can tell you; you will feel rejuvenated big time.

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Let it flow

There’s a first for everything. At Svarga Loka it was my first time doing White Crane Martial Arts. I don’t know about you guys, but for me, this could have been something in between karate, kung fu, and something I had no idea about. It turned out to be the latter. Given by a true Martial Arts legend we practiced some sort of flow of movements while using every muscle in my body (some I didn’t even know existed). Very interesting experience, I have to admit. If this feels a bit too exotic for you, there are also amazing yoga and meditation classes available.

Relax and unwind

I’ve noticed here that I’m actually pretty good at doing nothing. I can totally enjoy the perks of sleeping in a wellness resort and I can totally let go of the urge to see anything other than the insides of a spa or the view from my infinity pool. Nah.. kidding. I do enjoy exploring and I bet the BF will laugh out loud reading the above two sentences. But Svarga Loka did make it really, really, really, easy. So, you’re in for a bit of unwinding and pampering? You know where you gotta go! See you there, I’ll be in the pool!


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