Eid Travel: Bali
Bali is home to animal sanctuaries, the Sekumpul Waterfalls and the earth’s rarest coffee ‘Kopi Luwak’ (the seeds of coffee berries have been eaten and passed through the digestive system of the Asian palm civet). As well as being a sanctum of tranquility, often forgotten is Bali’s myriad island-adventures, including inimitable diving and snorkeling locations, authentic souks, street cuisine and spirit-inspiring temples. Being that their philosophy ‘Tri Hita Karana’ (translated: living in harmony with god, humans and nature), Bali may well be the ultimate soul cleanser you’ve been pandering for.
WHERE TO STAY: Fivelements Healing and Wellness Retreat boasts riverside suites. Drawing from the ‘divine source’, master healers will leave you feeling well and truly grounded. Balinese blessing ceremonies, water healing and therapy sessions are just some ailments a five-night stay will see to keep you inspired throughout Ramadan. Fivelements’ approach to facilitate positive change in the world can be found through its social harmony and sustainability in the natural environment programs.
INFO: Five-night Signature Rejuvenation Retreat from $3,465 for single occupancy, $5,560 for double occupancy. Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa Banjar Baturning, Mambal, Bali, +62 361 469 260, www.fivelments.org
APPROX FLIGHT TIME & COST: 9 hours 20 minutes, Dhs3,055 (Emirates now runs a direct daily service between Dubai and Bali)