Experiences to Explore

Extra Surf  Lesson

If you just can’t get enough of surfing, feed your passion with another day of professional surf instruction and Bali’s beautiful warm water waves!

SUP Yoga

Experience a SUP Yoga class on the water! Watch the fish swim by as you’re moving through your yoga flow. Guaranteed to be both challenging and comical, it’s the perfect activity to have some fun with new friends while engaging your core!

Silver Jewelry Making Class 

Visit a Master Balinese silversmith’s workshop in Ubud, the cultural centre of beautiful Bali, Indonesia. Enjoy this relaxed and fun space to explore your creativity! It’s the place to make that piece of silver jewelry that you’ve been dreaming about! Learn to make beautiful, organically inspired jewelry with silver and semi-precious stones. Receive instruction on traditional silver making techniques to make designs are inspired by nature and simplicity, and the natural shape and properties of semi-precious stones and be inspired to make your own spiritually connected jewelry. Upon finishing you will be picked up to have lunch in one of the most-loved cafes in the village of Ubud. You will also have some time for a tour around Ubud village and  explore the iconic Ubud Markets or Sacred Monkey Forest.

Botanical Walk & Natural Edible Beauty Product Workshop

On your walk you will learn about native Balinese plants and how the leaves, fruits and flowers of various plants are used for traditional medicine, food and body care products. As you stroll through the rice fields, you will also enjoy stories about the rice growing process from planting, maintenance, through to harvesting. You will learn about the importance of preserving the irrigation system and the protocols for its use in the local community. Get inspired as you learn the process of making natural (& edible) beauty products from many of the plants you have just seen in the garden.  You will create four natural body care products: shampoo, sun protection cream, facemask and traditional healing scrub (boreh). Upon finishing you will be picked up to have lunch in one of the most-loved cafes in the village of Ubud. You will also have some time for a tour around Ubud town and explore the iconic Ubud Markets or Sacred Monkey Forest.

Countryside Bicycle tour through Bali villages to Ubud

Starting in the small little village of Telamba,  we ride through the ‘valley of oranges’ and Bali’s agriculture heartland. Take the small off-road path into the bamboo forest, where you get a chance to discover the different types of bamboo and their significant importance for the Balinese culture and religion. Next, we will be invited to the family compound of Ketut in the traditional village of Penempahan. Here, in this relaxed atmosphere where time feels like it comes to a standstill, we will learn about the significance of Bali’s version of feng shui and how the placement and construction of traditional Balinese
 dwellings are determined. At the UNESCO World Heritage site Tampaksiring we venture into fields of vibrant green and are introduced to the different aspects of rice farming. The last part of our journey we cruise through beautiful small traditional villages and paddy fields. Lunch will be served at cafe Agung Rai Museum of Art in the heart of Ubud. This journey offers an insight into a Bali that is not commonly seen, and allows you to experience the charming culture of rural Bali. A fantastic day out packed with education and fun!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) lessons are a great way to have fun and get fit at the same time! For your SUP adventure we will take you to the clear calm waters of Sanur Lagoon, a safe and protected place to learn and build your confidence before advancing to the ocean. Be warned—once you try it you will be hooked! Or take your SUP experience to the next level with our SUP Yoga classes.

Jungle River White Water Rafting

Enjoy a visually spectacular rafting trip down the Ayung River as you travel to the jungle interior of Bali. This adventure is a wonderful mix of excitement, breathtaking views and well-guided, informative sightseeing. As you carve through some of Bali’s most appealing landscape, the Ayung River provides a thrill that begins the moment you push off from the riverbanks. As you switch between Class I and II rapids, you will wind through deep valleys with cascading waterfalls and towering cliffs of prehistoric significance. On the more leisurely stretches through tropical forests you will see Hindu shrines that are brightly decorated on ceremonial days of prayer. Just as you think it is all coming to an end, the unpredictable Ayung River propels your raft into yet another rapid! This wonderful morning is followed by a deliciously prepared local lunch in Bali’s mountain area.

Tropical Reef Snorkelling Adventure

This full day snorkelling tour will take you to the beautiful east coast of Bali to a small bay to the right of Padang Bai called Blue Lagoon. You will snorkel right off the boat where you’ll discover an entrancing variety of marine life: a collection of resident Blue-Spotted Rays, a large Napoleon Wrasse swimming through to nudibranchs of all shapes, sizes and colors, and surprising discoveries of scorpion fish, lionfish and moray eels. Visibility is usually pretty good between 15 to 20 meters and there are rarely currents in the area.

Private Beach Lagoon Getaway

If you want to relax like a celebrity on your Bliss Day this is the option for you! You will be whisked away to a breathtaking private beach club where you can chill out with your toes in the white sand and swim in the crystal blue waters of a private lagoon while being served fresh juices (or cocktails) and a lunch of the catch of the day at this club’s eco-chic palm frond restaurant. Kayaks and snorkelling are also available (subject to tides).

Gourmet Indonesian Cooking Classes

Our cooking class is a unique lifestyle experience seeped in hundreds of years of traditions. Experience the beautiful humbleness of Indonesian dining and cooking culture so you can recreate this exotic richness back home. Classes are held by Iboe Soelastri, an Indonesian chef who learned to cook from her grandmother when she was just four years old. Spend a wonderful afternoon preparing dishes that are part of ritual and everyday life on the magical island of Bali. Finish with a true Waroeng lunch experience as you dine surrounded by oil lamps, stone grinders and traditional steamers on wood-fire terracotta stoves in the open kitchen accompanied by soothing, intimate Javanese music.

Sacred Batik Printing in Ubud

Like meditation in action, the art of Batik centers the mind and liberates the heart through creativity. Explore the simple and exciting process of Batik painting and create a rewarding piece of art to bring home from your travels in Bali.

In this unique workshop your teacher, Pak Widya, will help you use this ancient art form to create contemporary designs. Widya’s gentle and patient instruction helps the student discover in physical form the images that all of us carry in our hearts.

Balinese Market Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of select local, traditional and central markets where you will get to experience (and perfect!) the art of bargaining. You will also see that for the local Balinese community a market place is not just for shopping but a meeting, eating and socializing venue. On this tour you will also visit a heritage area in the island’s capital of Denpasar where you will visit one of the oldest coffee shops in town and then be treated to a traditional Indonesian lunch with your experienced guide.

Tanah Lot Tour & Guided Meditation

Visit one of Bali’s most sacred sea temples, Tanah Lot, and take part in a traditional offering to the Gods. Tanah Lot has been part of Balinese mythology for centuries and is dedicated to the guardian spirits of the sea. During this Bliss Day activity you will also learn about the Hindu culture, meditate on the beach with our Balinese spiritual guide, Pak Made Wisma, and visit a holy spring (depending on the tide).

Even More Pampering!

For those who just love getting pampered choose to pamper yourself with unlimited spa treatments at the villa for a truly blissed out day! You will choose from:

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Deep Hair Conditioning Treatments
  • Cleansing Facials
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Traditional Balinese Massage
  • Relaxing Foot Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage


Important ‘Follow Your Bliss Day’ Notes

Please note that some of the activity selections require minimum participants and are subject to change without prior notice due to the fact that we partner with outside suppliers to offer them on our retreats. This trip is designed to provide maximum flexibility for our guests and as such is fairly fluid. While there is a set schedule for each day, you are not obliged to take part in everything—it is entirely up to you what activities you choose to do. The activities list is correct at time of printing, although occasionally our offerings are updated during the year due to supplier availability and to incorporate improvements stemming from past guests’ comments and our own research.

Choose 1 Bliss Day Activity from the List. 

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