We had the chance to spend two magical nights in Ubud in the beautiful eco-hotel and yoga retreat, Prashanti. As Ubud swells in traffic and pedestrians, Prashanti is a relaxing, meditative escape from the hustle and bustle of the hectic tourist scene.
One of the best things about this place, that makes it actually different from other Yoga retreats in Ubud, is the fact that it is in a high position over the city. This convenient location allows you to leave the noise of the countless motorbikes of the streets, the crowds and the flurried aura in general.
This quite spiritual destination is located in a beautiful setting, just ten minutes walking from the downtown of Ubud.
If you are moving by taxi/ Grab or GoJek as we were doing it, you will need to leave your cab down on the avenue and walk for 10 minutes to be able to arrive at the entrance.
If you are going with a motorbike, you won’t have a problem because you can go all the way up with your bike as well. Just be careful! Motorbikes are going up and down through the same road, always wear a helmet and drive carefully 😉
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The rice terraces
The retreat is built in the middle of a beautiful rice terrace. Due to the harvest cycle of the rice is pretty probable that you will watch the fields covered with the rice plants and you will be able to find some interesting creatures like ducks, herons and other nice birds.
The incredible rooms
Prashanti is built mainly with wood and natural materials like bamboo and alang alang. The rooms have fans and they are strategically built on the side of the mountain to make the air flowing and refresh the place without the use of AC.
Our room was located right next to the pool, and it was amazing! We had an enormous bed (with its essential anti-mosquito net), a nice sofa, a little kitchen with all the necessary things and a complete bathroom with eco soap and shampoo 😊 From our balcony we had a view of the Campuhan Ridge Walk and the jungle.
The room had also a perfectly located to admire the sunset. We need to confess that we enjoyed some of the most romantic sunsets.
The infinity pool
The pool is located in the middle of the facility, it’s the perfect place to swim and relax after a long day exploring Ubud and its surroundings.
The best part of it is the amazing infinity pool effect and the reflection that you can get during the sunset time.
DIY Yoga retreat
If you are a Yoga lover or you are traveling with a group to share the passion for this sacred exercise, this place is perfect for you. Prashanti is one of the few places in Ubud available for hosting your own meditative Do It Yourself yoga retreat.
Prashanti has two studios where you can organize your own personalized Yoga retreat. Inclusive of two yoga studios, eco-friendly luxury rooms, onsite Balinese catering and more.
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Prashanti Eco Hotel in Ubud has also an amazing onsite restaurant with Balinese meals. We enjoyed our breakfast in the restaurant. The menu is very sustentions and it has vegetarian and vegan options, plus the kitchen makes a great effort to bring you organic and local products every day.
One of the details that we loved the most was the use of bamboo straws for the smoothies and other soft drinks.
Prashanti is built primarily of wood and sustainable materials such as bamboo and alang alang, so that the usage of chemical products can be limited. There is no AC, the natural river and jungle breeze cool down the room temperature.
Prashanti avoids the use of plastic bags, bottles. You can refill your own bottle at the reception! They also use bamboo straws instead of plastic. Their goal is to minimize their impact on the planet.
Landmarks close to Prashanti
The resort is very well located, the Campuhan ridge walk was visible from our balcony! Other of the nice locations that you can reach by 10 minutes walking are: the central market, the urban rice terraces of Ubud and the main temple of Ubud.