on site). Bath, shower and sink wastewaters are also treated on site for use as irrigation and water pressure is set to max flow of 8 litres/min
‘The perfect getaway to recharge and restore amongst the most beautiful surroundings. Discover a retreat deeply rooted in ancient traditions.’
Scroll down to see top tips for Fivelements and to meet your host! Click on the leaf-rating tab to reveal sustainable & regenerative efforts across waste, energy, biodiversity, and more.
From $256 USD per night
Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based cuisine
Revitalising bath rituals & yoga classes
On the banks of the Ayung River
2 outdoor pools, healing rooms and spa
Experience authentic Balinese Healing
‘Try the flower river bath, and experience relaxation like never before’
Enjoy a revitalising morning yoga class with Anne. This eco-resort offers a diverse array of individual and group sessions guided by specialists in yoga, mindfulness, tea, sound, and movement.
Enjoy a quiet moment in the tropical garden. The plants in the retreat are not merely decoration—they were carefully picked to purify. Or help out Chef Tantra, gathering fresh produce for the plant-based kitchen
Experience a Balinese blessing ritual. It not only serves as a tribute to the sun but also as a means of purifying negative thoughts and unwanted energy.
From generous sized one-bedroom suites, to hillside pool suites, featuring a large plunge pool, with views over the large Balinese garden, to the river view suites which look out across the flowing Ayung River.
The river views from your balcony
The open air bathrooms
The private pool in the garden suite
The natural bamboo architecture
Meet your Host
Meet John, the General Manager at Fivelements. John grew up in Denmark with a British mother and Danish father.
He’s spent the past 20 years based in Melbourne with his family. He’s always loved travel and is a keen squash player.
‘Our most senior chef Made Tantra came from a fairly traditional chef background. Shortly after starting to work for Fivelements Retreat, his wife got sick with breast cancer. Having studied the effects of plant-based food he started serving her only vegetables, both raw and warmed, as well as Soursop, leaves for tea, she also visited local Balinese healers for massage. A year later, his wife had completely recovered’
Discover John’s behind the green interview here.
Need to know
Smoking and alcohol are not allowed in this wellness resort. As a place for rejuvenation and detoxification, it makes sense 😉
The mouthwatering a la carte menu presents a colourful spectrum of amazing plant-based dishes. If you’re looking for a steak on the menu then think again. Guests have a unique experience to learn all about plant-based cooking
Fivelements doesn’t use air-conditioning in the public spaces, including the dining room, the Spa and yoga hall. The natural architecture helps to keep it cool.
Fivelements Retreat Bali is located in Indonesia and is very close to the town of Ubud, about a thirty minutes drive to the centre. It is situated along the banks of the sacred Ayung River.
How to get there
The distance from the airport, Ngurah Rai International Airport, is approximately a 90-minute drive (30.1km).
If you book direct you’ll receive a one-way free, private, limo transfer. The team will arrange to pick you up at the international airport and take you safely to your accommodation.
EnergyElectricity use is continuously monitored. They use LED lighting which reduces energy by up to 90% and efficient biomimicry fans which reduce air conditioning use and electrical consumption.
WaterRainwater is harvested, stored, and used for irrigation (a total of 16,500 litres of recycled stormwater and greywater is stored on site for non-potable uses and all potable water is purified...
WasteThey process organic waste on site and separate waste streams. They have recently put in place a Zero waste target for their Shakti Restaurant.
BiodiversityAn ecology study was undertaken in order to identify and conserve notable species of flora and fauna within the property boundaries. Separate studies were undertaken on the three...Read More >>
distinguishable eco-systems on and around the property: river, ricefield and dry land. A minimum 5-meter setback for permanent buildings and high traffic areas was implemented to preserve biodiversity of the site and water health. Approximately 20% of the site has been preserved in naturalised gardens.
FoodFivelements source organic ingredients at the height of their season from local farmers where they can, they support sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly products.
Engage GuestsLow impact methods of travel to and from the site are promoted through service discounts and the hotel provide methods to offset necessary travel impact.
ArchitectureAn ecology study was undertaken before construction started to ensure that there would be minimal impact on the biodiversity in the local ecosystem. Also, natural materials including...Read More >>
bamboo, recycled teak and Ironwood, local stone and coconut wood were used.
HousekeepingNo toxic cleaning products are used. Fivelements uses 'Diversey' products for housekeeping and 'Eco-Lab' for the kitchen.
CommunityFivelements encourages formal education through their workshops and guided healing programs as well as spontaneous individual learning by presenting opportunities throughout the...Read More >>
landscape of Puri Ahimsa. They have also worked actively with local leaders.
"Went above and beyond"
We absolutely loved our stay with Fivelements. The staff were friendly and went above and beyond, the location was peaceful, the rooms were spacious, but the delicious food was the highlight for us and undoubtedly the best food we’ve tasted in Bali. Thanks Fivelements!
"My new home"
My heart fills with joy reminiscing of my 9 days with you. I can’t wait to visit again, even if it is just for dinner. The service was excellent, the food was great and the place is magical, but most importantly, the staff is amazing. I will carry your teachings, good vibes and experiences with me.
"Very relaxing and detoxing"
Everything was excellent. John was very warm and welcoming and all the staff was very kind and polite. Location was very relaxing and detoxing. Best food I've ever had. Rooms are very spacious and relaxing in the bathtub facing the river was a dream. Awesome vegetarian food. Thank you to everyone.
"Allows you to truly relax in nature"
Amazing hotel with beautiful architecture and design, allowing you to truly relax in nature. The vegan food was exceptional, flavourful and very instagrammable.
Andrew, Google Reviews
" Rejuvenated and sublimely relaxed"
I recently had the pleasure of being pampered by Fivelements, and I left the experience rejuvenated, sublimely relaxed, and ready to come back to the hustle and bustle of city life.All in all, it was a truly memorable experience, a definite must if you are looking to hit the reset button.
"Amazing place to relax"
This place is the perfect place to relax. You have the impression you are in the nature. Fivelement is definitely a place for people who want relax and research peaceful.
"Committed to providing the best service"
I would definitely recommend Fivelements to everyone, they approach each area of their business with the commitment to provide the best service and their attention to detail is second to none. From the moment you set foot into their grounds to the moment you leave you are made to feel like an honoured guest.
Unique experience with the wooden villa and the bathtub by the river. We quite enjoyed taking bath by the river. The staff are warm and helpful. The restaurant serves all vegan food. The location is a little hard to find, but that is what makes it quiet and good for getaway from daily urban life.
"Very beautiful hotel"
Very beautiful hotel located within Ubud area. Although the hotel is quite hard to access with only 1 car width road. The hotel is very private. They also have 6 private spa rooms that provide very good spa service.
Stefanus, Google Reviews
"Could live here happily ever after"
Everything from the food to the accommodation to the spa treatments. The service was great, and I loved the culinary specials that chef Gusti prepared for me. It was very likely the best vegan food I've ever tasted. You could live here happily ever after and be your healthiest self, feeling great and refreshed in your body, as well as your mind and soul.
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