The very pleasant drive from Berawa to Pemuteran was about 3 hours, and we stopped at the Bedugul Market to stock up on fresh strawberries, dragon fruit, papaya and more, plus enjoyed a great coffee. You could make it in 2.5 if you don’t stop, but why not enjoy the drive!
Arriving to Villa Jeda was like a dream. Three stunning villas on a huge green garden plus a beautiful yoga shala were breathtaking. The villas are beautifully built and very spacious, each very private with their own pool.
Views to the mountains with ocean glimpses plus endless green grass and tall trees. It reminded me of a visit to Capetown and Italy – so lush and beautiful.
Beds super comfortable, bathrooms half covered with sunlight pouring in all day, fantastic kitchen to make smoothies and juices or cook healthy food. Massive dining table to work and eat at while looking at the surrounds. Lots of nooks and comfortable spaces to relax with a book.
Staff were attentive, kind and helpful – really a wonderful attribute to have.
A short walk down to the main road led me to great local warungs, a beachside fishing village with plenty of little cafes and restaurants.
Such a beautiful, quiet escape from the hustle of South Bali. Although I love living in Bali, coming here was like taking my vows again and renewed my love for Bali.
Total luxury, seclusion and simplicity. This would have to be my absolute favorite destination on the island. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Perfect for retreats, or just an escape.
Simone R. April 2017
Jeda Villa is without doubt a very special place, built with love and incredible attention to detail. Far from the crowded and more touristy areas of Bali, Jeda Villa offers a retreat in the true sense of the word. Nestled between the ocean and mountains in a tiny fishing village, the atmosphere and energy is peaceful and tranquil, ideal for a yoga retreat. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, the facilities 5-star and the food is delicious, nutritious and of an exceptionally high standard. Highly recommended as the best yoga retreat facility on offer in Bali.
Hatha Yoga Sydney
Based on what I had seen and heard of Jeda Villa, I had pretty high expectations of an incredible place – but my expectations were met and exceeded by many times during a recent 7 day yoga retreat. What a stunning place – beautifully manicured gardens (a “Plant Art Gallery”, as well referred to it), delicious and healthy food, very friendly and capable staff, a secure and safe setting, awe-inspiring cloud-kissed peaks in the background and ocean in the foreground. The 15m long pools are immaculately kept, beds comfortable, and the yoga studio perfect for its purpose. I can’t recommend Jeda Villa highly enough. Simply perfect – beauty which just can’t be captured on film, which has to be experienced in person.
This was our first Yoga and meditation retreat at Jeda Villa and I have to say that it was the perfect venue for 7 Days of luxury yoga and meditation for our theme of “Returning back to our essential nature of stillness”. The yoga Retreat manager went out of her way to make sure that everything was to our liking, liasing with chef and resort manager Salamat. The staff were excellent, always being respectful of our privacy and still ensuring that our needs were met. The food was fresh, fabulous and exciting in every meal with Mikel giving an explanation so that we could connect with the nature of what we were consuming. Salamat is the perfect venue manager, making sure that all requests are taken care of in lightening speed while remaining calm and relaxed. The villas themselves are spectacular and conducive to relaxation and rejuvenation. The yoga studio is in the perfect setting with views to the mountain and surrounded by lush green vegetation. We will be back for 2016. Thank you and Kind regards Craig. Yoga Meditation Brisbane.
Noura, huge thank you for persevering and remaining optimistic in me joining the Bali retreat, best experience of my life. The place, the food (chef is a genius), the people and the yoga were all so well organized and came together to create an awesome trip. I really only have positive feedback – key things I’ll highlight: transport from airport to Jeda was super helpful especially if you’ve never travelled to the North side of Bali before, having chill time during the day where you have the option to go exploring (pool chill was brilliant), being in a more remote location was perfect, having Salamat organising trips to town was lovely, the resort was idyllic and everything was kept so neat/tidy. Host was so helpful and shared some really interesting experiences about the people and Kim’s yoga teaching was really great for all levels (well I am a beginner and felt I could keep up but also was given good information on poses and insight into other forms of yoga which was so interesting). Kim really made you feel welcome and spent time getting to know everyone. Finally and this is just luck of the draw – the people were so interesting and lovely! Gosh, I could go on! Main point is thank you very very much! I will definitely be watching for other retreats! – Sally Thornton
I truly had a wonderful time in Bali! Jeda Villas is a perfect place for a retreat and would definitely recommend it to anybody. The team were all wonderful and such cool people. Everything felt so natural! Of course I need to mention Kim as well, who is such a lovely lady and challenged me especially in the morning with some fine stretches. Thanks again for all your efforts to make this a remarkable trip for everyone and have a great summer. – Kirsten Tietz, Dubai, June 2015
There has not been a day that has gone by that I have not, not thought about Jeda Villa and Bali – both are really special places and hold a very special place in my heart. I had the most amazing time; I have never been fully relaxed like this in a very long time. Our host at the villa was brilliant in sharing her knowledge and an inspiration. Our private in-house chef was just mind blowing, what an awesome soul!! Learnt a lot from her. Her food was amazing and she was very accommodating. I learnt I am intolerant to nuts as we were on a diet of raw, vegan and veggie foods – she was accommodating with this and didn’t mind mixing things up. Putu, the healing massager was the cherry on the cake, this man has such a talent and fixed my tight shoulder and knee. He also helped on my tummy, which was amazing. Concerning the villa staff the ladies where very friendly and good – I don’t think they have been so busy, as all 3 villas were full. My room was always clean and when you needed anything else they assisted. Selamat our Balinese guide was awesome and always there for us, a lovely man. Kim was brilliant – I enjoyed her yoga teaching very much. I would and have recommended Jeda Villa to my friends and hope to return in the future. Thank you Noura for introducing this very special place to me. – Leigh Brown, Dubai. June 2015
Firstly, the place, the food (the Chef is a genius), the people and the yoga were all so well organised and came together to create an awesome trip. I really only have positive feedback – key things I’ll highlight: transport from airport to Jeda was super helpful especially if you’ve never travelled there before, having chill time during the day where you have the option to go exploring (pool chill was brilliant) was great, being in a more remote location was perfect, having Salamat organising trips to town was lovely, the resort was idyllic and everything was kept so neat/tidy, the hostess was so helpful and shared some really interesting experiences about the people and Kim’s yoga practise was really great for all levels (well I am a beginner and felt I could keep up but also was given good information on poses and insight into other forms of yoga which was so interesting). Kim really made you feel welcome and spent time getting to know everyone. Finally and this is just luck of the draw – the people were so interesting and lovely! Gosh, I could go on! Main point is thank you very very much! Hope you’re well and having a lovely day, Sally Thornton, UK – London
Jeda villas offers a stunning, peaceful location; professional, generous and friendly staff; and impeccable, luxurious, streamlined suites. The yoga studio is perfect for early morning and late afternoon practice with enchanting, non-distracting views. I thoroughly enjoyed staying there.
Thank you for an amazing time and all the amazing hospitality. We all had an incredible time. A huge thank you again for all your amazing hard work and incredible menu at the Retreat last week. Everyone was completely blown away with the food, as was I. Food is such a huge part of a retreat experience for me, and to have such high quality, nutritional and delicious fare was such a privilege and a treat. The chef is very talented. Ondine Savage, yoga teacher Hatha Sydney, June 2015