The Purist Villas, Luxury Yoga Indulgence in Bali

July 29, 2017





Before this time in Bali I've stayed in many parts of the island of Gods and Goddess. Being an experienced traveller, surfer, yogi and ocean lover I used to have three big questions in my life. One, is there life on Mars? Two, is there life after death? And three, why do people love to stay in Ubud? On previous travels I've been there visiting temples and rice fields but never stayed. Well, this time I have the opportunity to find out the answer to my third question! 

As the Bali airport transfer brought me and my friend to our resort in Ubud we were immediately attracted to the cosy lobby with friendly Balinese staff. I know it's their job to smile but they really did make the welcome feel sincere and genuine. We checked in and the staff took us to our Jungle Suite.







The Purist Villas is a rather unusual resort. This eco friendly place offers modern comforts such as pool, spa, terrace for yoga, restaurant and much more, yet doesn't interfere with the spectacular Balinese culture and rustic charm. Their philosophy is pure and the visual delights that draw the mind to admire the art, canals, statues do nothing but wrap you up in the atmosphere like nothing else I've ever experienced.






Right under the lobby we saw a canal running through and have since discovered it's part of the Subak, the irrigation system that binds Balinese agrarian society together. 






When we walked into our large room the first thing that greets you is a large Batik picture, beautiful flowers and cool Balinese items all over, including amazing private pool! The integration of service and comfort made us feel like we'd come home; only we were surrounded by jungle. This was certainly not just another "hotel room". 






The hotel offers a special place on the second floor with a view over the pool to do yoga every morning; we took full advantage of this to feel a deeper connection with the atmosphere and experience. The pool looked so attractive we continued our acrobatics yoga there. 






We ate a healthy breakfast in the cafe which is located next to the second pool to refill after the mornings activity and prepare ourselves for the day of exploring our surroundings ahead.  

Ubud is a place where you become part of the Balinese ceremonies. It's perfect for Art lovers and it's also the heart of the island; from here you can easily reach most of the must-see attractions without spending exhausting hours on the road. After a day of exploring and activity it's a real treat for travellers to experience a Balinese massage right in the comfort of your own room! 





In conclusion I now understand why it is people stay in Ubud. What a truly amazing place. What's important is that you find a resort that compliments the authenticity and helps you feel the Balinese vibes and I can honestly say  The Purist Villas does just this.




UBUD

Ubud is a town on the Indonesian island of Bali in Ubud District, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. Promoted as an arts and culture centre, it has developed a large tourism industry and yoga practice.
Ubud has a population of about 30,000 people. It can be difficult for visitors to distinguish the town itself from the 13 villages that surround it.The area surrounding the town is made up of small farms, rice paddies, and dense forest.


BEST YOGA STUDIO IN UBUD

The Yoga Barn

Opening Hours: 06:00 – 21:00 
Location: Jalan Hanoman, Padang Tegal 
Tel: +62 (0)361 970 992


Radiantly Alive

Opening Hours: 07:00 – 20:00 
Location: Jalan Jembawan 3, Padangtegal
Tel: +62 (0)361 978 055

Intuitive Flow

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 18:00 
Location: Jalan Raya Campuhan, Penestanan Kaja 
Tel: +62 (0)361 977 824

Taksu Yoga

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 17:30 
Location: Jalan Goutama Selatan 
Tel: +62 (0)361 971 490


BALI YOGA FESTIVAL

Bali Spirit Festival 
Festival illustrates the Balinese Hindu concept of Tri Hita Karana
Ubud, Bali Apr 2 - Apr 8, 2018


LUXURIOUS YOGA EXPERIENCE IN UBUD RESORT

The Purist Villas 
Jl. Tirta Tawar, Banjar Kutuh Kaja
80571 Ubud – Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 974454
Tel: +62 361 9000627
Tel: +62 812 3888201
Fax: +62 361 970949
The offer direct booking is the best deal value.

The Five Sacred Ceremonies in Bali

July 23, 2017



Bali is one of the islands of thousands of islands in Indonesia. Bali is famous for its attractions, such as Seminyak beach, Ubud, Nusa Dua and many more tourist spot.  In addition to nature, Bali is also famous with customs and culture. In Bali there are five sacred sacrificial ceremonies that must be done. 

The first ceremony is a sacred offering to the God, the offering with oil and grain before Lord Shiva and the God Agni in the worship of the God. Implementation of offerings to God can also be done in various forms, in daily activities can be realized into an offering ceremony by carrying out all activities based on awareness, sincerity, full responsibility and making the activity as an offering to the God

The second ceremony is the offering ceremony to the saint, that is, the offering by honoring the priest and reading the scriptures. Implementation of this ceremony as a form of gratitude for all the services that have been given by the saints. 

The third ceremony is the death ceremony in order that the deceased soul reaches the God of Shiva.The sacrificial offering to the deceased must be made to pay the debt of life to the parents and the ancestors. Without any ancestors and parents it is impossible for us to be born in this world. 

The fourth ceremony is the offering ceremony by giving food to the community which aims for the happiness of life. 

The fifth ceremony of the offering ceremony with the welfare of plants and animals in order to create peace and harmony of life in the world. In carrying out the five sacred ritual ceremonies, they should know the condition, which is based on sincerity which is accompanied by purity of heart, based on love which is manifested with sincere devotion, love to others, love to animals and love to the environment, and must be done according to ability. The purpose of this sacrifice ceremony is to purify, to improve the quality of self, as a means of connecting with God, as an expression of gratitude, and to create a harmonious life. 

From the above simple description can be concluded that in order to achieve the happiness and perfection of life then we must be willing to sacrifice some of our property. God will knit the pieces of our sacrifice and make it our way. Of course, this sacrifice must be based on love and sincerity. 

Without such a foundation a sacrificial ceremony would have no meaning. The sacrifice in this case is not only in material form, all aspects of human beings can be sacrificed as sacred sacrifices, such as; victims of mind, knowledge, speech, action, nature, and others.

Indian Tourists Love Come to Bali

July 12, 2017



This year in Bali 60% more Indian come in the Island Bali become the points of interest in Indonesia, for a international destination, Bali is the top spot in the list for Indian travellers, according to the Indian tourism board. Booking.com have tracking out the trends catching up this year during the rainy season.  27%  more trips are being made by Indians this rain season compared to last year.

Best Indian tourist destinations during this period are Goa, Manali, Mysore, Ooty, Shimla, Munnar, Kochi, Mahabaleshwar and Nainital while Havelock, Kasol, Neemrana, Silvassa and Lansdowne are few, fastest growing destination this season. Top international destinations continue to be Bali, Singapore, Thailand while the fastest growing international destinations during the monsoon period are a mix of short and long haul destinations. With highest growth seen for Bali, Krabi, Toronto, Seychelles and Seoul.

Indian now want go travellers planning their domestic holidays in Bali villas resort. Roughly 40 per cent of the travellers search for Kerala bookings. This can be derived from the serenity and
vastness offered by the beaches of Kovalam and Varkala and the lush hill retreats of Munnar and Vagamon. However Goa remains in the list of the Indian tourist during the entire season with approximately 25 per cent searches for this all year round destination.The general searches for domestic destinations have increased at an average of 30 per cent month on month.

Tourism in India is economically important and is growing rapidly. The World Travel & Tourism Council calculated that tourism generated ₹14.02 lakh crore (US$220 billion) or 9.6% of the nation's GDP in 2016 and supported 40.343 million jobs, 9.3% of its total employment. The sector is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 6.8% to ₹28.49 lakh crore (US$440 billion) by 2027 (10% of GDP)


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