“Couldn't get any better”
Our stay at Fivelements was beyond amazing. You instantly feel a sense of serenity and comfort upon entering this resort. The staff, the food (amazing raw vegetarian food) and the environment were 10 star quality (if that's possible). We received various spa treatments-- Flower bath, Facial, Sakti ritual, Fire Ceremony and Body Scrub and nothing was left feeling any less that relaxed. Very old traditions were used, organic products and thoughtful care to each detail. The location was not far from Ubud and the ride was nice and mellow, a shuttle is offered 3 times per day as complimentary to your stay or you can arrange for a private trip that is very appropriate in price. We loved our stay and wish it never ended!
Samkrez – Pennsylvania
Stayed July 2016, travelled with friends
“Heaven on Earth!”
Our stay at Fivelements Bali Retreat exceeded our expectations. The peace and tranquility found here is beyond amazing. There is no need for a Yoga/Meditation class or a Spa treatment.... as soon as you set foot on this place you automatically feel stress free! The restaurant is fabolous, the rooms are BEAUTIFUL, clean and spacious. This retreat is very well managed... the staff went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one. I cannot wait to go back!
Sofia T – Singapore
Stayed May 2016, traveled as a couple
“A magical experience”
I don't think I've ever stayed anywhere as magical as Fivelements. The room blew me away. It's not everyday you have your own private bath tub next to a river! The room was spacious and luxurious in a simple Balinese way- not over the top. The other end of the room featured a spacious outdoor bathroom I was happy to share with a gecko or two. The grounds themselves were also stunning, sitting along side the river. The vegan food was loving prepared- but I was over it by the end (just not my thing!). All and all highly recommended - especially for honeymooners, as the rooms were very private. Treat yourself!
Emma B – Melbourne Australia
“When soul meets luxury”
A gem you cannot expect. The ultimate fusion between natural beauty and human conscious craftmanship. Luxury for all your senses, body, mind and soul. Spaces are created in harmony with nature and using its energies to uplift your spirit: Bambu everywhere built on trees reaching cathedral hights. In the shala you feel pulled upwards and yoga exercises became unique. The energy of the river is the leitmotiv: all huts and treatment houses have an open space on it. Imagine the feeling of having a bath into a carved stone in the open air directly on the river! Refinement and attention to details and to the experience are everywhere. The treatments are luxurious as well. They merge spirit with body and mind. You start with a little meditation, natural products for treatments are produced there and they are carefully explained to you and the location is unique: entering the bathroom through silk curtains is a feeling that stays. Transformative healings and cerimonies are offered. So that you can bring your personal evolution forward in a protected space. And obviously the food: raw cuisine with great attention to taste and eye pleasure made with a lot of passion from the chef Arnaud. If you have the chance to meet the owner, Chicco, you will also experience the light in his eyes and enthusiasm of having been able to create a better paradise here, on earth.
Stayed April 2016, traveled solo
“Heal and nurture yourself, inside and out”
Whether you have some deep-seeded life issues to work through or you're just in need of a reset, this is the place to do it. The resort is built on land that has been identified and blessed by a Balinese medicine man as a sanctuary with intense healing properties. Sitting right on the river, the resort is built of bamboo and other recycled materials, and is spread out over an incredibly vibrant and lush piece of land. The villas themselves are simple and pleasant, and each comes with an outdoor shower and stone bathtub overlooking the river. Spa treatments can take place in the room or in the spa itself, also situated with beautiful river views. While the treatments aren't super inexpensive, I feel like you do get what you pay for - the therapists here aren't just rubbing your body because it's their job, they are genuinely transferring healing energy into your tight spots and working out what needs to be addressed. You can legitimately feel the difference in your body on a much deeper level than just having a good ol' rub down. Massage and spa treatments are true therapy here. Also therapeutic is the Sakti Dining Room/restaurant. It's 80% vegan, 100% veg, 0% meat, but even if meat is a staple in your diet, everything made is so insanely delicious that you won't feel like you're missing a thing. I believe this is one of the top-rated restaurants in Bali, and it's for a good reason. Couples and families can all come here and have a relaxing time, but I really would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to ground themselves or get into some deep healing. Self-work isn't easy, but Fivelements definitely provides the ideal cocoon to get where you want to be.
Mindythelion – Vancouver
We knew nothing about Fivelements and came by chance. The first thing my daughter said was ‘We have arrived in paradise!’ The environment is beautiful, the food is simply superb and the staff are very helpful.
February 9, 2016
"relaxing an healthy experience"
Great bambu architecture. Simple-chic design with such a cool mix between tech and rustic brings you to heaven! Gardens are also super nice, Balinese smooth music flows from hidden speakers. I loved the Mandalas for yoga and meditation!
Daniela J via Tripadvisor
Stayed January 2016, travelled with friends
"Delightful Bali retreat"
My husband and I just spent 3 nights at Five Elements and throughly loved everything about the resort. The staff was welcoming and accommodating in all requests. We'd heard how lovely the Balinese people were but this was our first exposure to their kindness and hospitable nature. The food was creative, healthy and delicious. Our room was absolutely delightful, private and encased in nature. We used the spa for several treatments and were impressed with every treatment and every technician.
Barbara G via Tripadvisor
Stayed January 2016, travelled as a couple
This hotel and spa was beyond incredible. Every detail from the room to restaurant to grounds was perfect and the most amazing genuine staff. I cannot wait to come back and stay here again. Had many spa treatments - they were all incredible.
Z2543ALsaraf via Tripadvisor
Stayed December 2015
"Nature with five star amenities"
Regarding location it is out of ubud market area. About half an hour drive. Though hotel provides 3 fixed free drops but easy if you have your vehicle hired if you frequently want to.
Regarding resort it is very close to river and surrounded all over with jungle like area thus very close to nature. Every thing seems so interesting and unique. Nature with five star amenities.
Regarding room it's a complete package. All lights and music controlled with iPad like device. Colours of lights in bathtub can be changed as per choice. Big open bathroom. River view just from your room. Large and comfortable bed with large sofa or a day bed.
Food is very important part of this resort. Only vegetarian and natural food is served here. Most of them are uncooked. No flour is used. I haven't eaten raw pizza before. Amazed to see and eat one here. Very limited choice but excellent taste and preparation. Very high quality ingredients. We were very happy.
Spa treatment is also very good.
Above all the people working here are very kind. Must visit for a change. Would like to come back again.
Rajeshnaxal via Tripadvisor
Reviewed October 27, 2015
"fantastic detox and turn off the mind retreat"
loved the food. accommodation was very nice - quiet and peaceful. great to chill by the pool or take on all the massage options, healing sessions or other treatments. Highlight was the water rebirthing - amazing session. a must do. daily yoga and meditation was excellent.
brosebury via Tripadvisor
Stayed October 2015, travelled as a couple
"Vega relaxation at its best"
My wife and I spent our 20th anniversary at Fivelements - something different! Well, we loved it. We had the best vegan food I can imagine (and we are not vegetarians), including a very romantic candlelight dinner on our special night. The compound is very nice and it felt it was just for us. Only drawback is location, quite away from anything else. We rented a scooter (delivered to the hotel) for day trips to Ubud - quite fun!
DCKB via Tripadvisor
Stayed September 2015, travelled as a couple
“Open air treatment room, great experience!”
I have booked a WE in this amazing eco-luxury Resort and SPA, but unfortunately there was availability only for one day. I insist so much, that in order to satisfy my desire of staying there, the management has offer me the possibility of using the open air treatment room, as a private room to sleep. At the beginning I was skeptic, but I accepted. So the first night I slept in the sleeping suite eco-lux (amazing) and the second in the treatment room! No window, open air, the river close by, has transformed that night in a unique sleeping event. I felt to be back in the old Bali..... where nature and strong sensation have been mediate by a perfect service. I loved the food and the healing treatment..... Simply magic! Thanks to the staff... again. next time I hope they will allow me to stay in open air treatment room, again!!
Onokay via Tripadvisor
Reviewed October 8, 2015
“All round "Epic" experience”
The location itself is extraordinary. Design features fuse into nature with no distractions, every detail considered; from finely select tea and night torches, to grand yoga shala and bathtubs overlooking the river.
The restaurant is other level. Dishes an expression of plant artistry with vibrant colors and lovely flavours requiring no additions. The 7 course degustation menu was sublime, each dish wonderfully complimented by a palate cleanser. There is no alcohol served yet once the dining experience unfolds, becomes insignificant.
Friendly staff, Chef Felix Schoener an elegant & exciting master of raw cuisine, organically presenting dishes full of flavour and texture. Every bight a journey of the senses, as Felix says, allowing "the soul of the produce to shine."
I thank owner Chicco Tatriele for gracing us with an extraordinary experience. Fivelements represents the fine elements of holistic living. A mind, body and soul indulgence.
Andrew via Tripadvisor
Reviewed July 29, 2015
“A totally different experience”
I was looking for an out of the ordinary holiday experience and found it at Fivelements. Even though it was high season, the place was so quiet (other than sounds of the tropical forest and river), intimate, and utterly relaxing. We felt like we were the only guests there at times. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, especially Isa. The food was an experience unto itself. As a meat lover, I was surprised at how tasty raw vegan meals could be. The room was tasteful and met our needs. An outdoor bathroom was another first, but did get a few mosquito bites. I cannot say enough about the healing treatments, they exceeded my expectations. This is not your average spa. If you are looking for a place to do lots of energetic activities and get worn out, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a completely blissful getaway from it all, look no further than Fivelements. This retreat is beautiful, pricey, but worth it for the one of a kind experience. It has the power to transform you.
Ruk40 via Tripadvisor
Reviewed August 31, 2014
We had the most amazing experience at Fivelements. Truly such a wonderful customer experience – everyone is very professional and wants to do everything to make the experience as exceptional as possible. Thank you to everyone for making our trip to Ubud a very special one that we will remember forever! We hope to visit you again soon!
Much love, Nedda
A huge Thank You to the Fivelements Staff. My stay was relaxing, rejuvenating, completely luxurious and even life changing! The yoga and Sakti Ritual was an experience. I’d recommend time and time again.
Fivelements has given me many special moment, from absorbing the atmosphere and energy of Teja on arrival, to listening of the river flow... When nightfall descends. It is a very special experience to be here. Thank you. The quality and flavor of the cuisine is life-changing. I had no idea raw/vegan could be so delicious and elegant. Fivelements is a haven made into a sanctuary by calm and happy staff – restaurant, spa, reception, room cleaning – all supportive of the quality and peace of the clients’ experience.
There is something so magical about Fivelements. From elegant guestrooms to a lofty bamboo raw food restaurant and a world class spa, the entire property blends so beautifully with the landscape and the location by the river makes it even more spectacular. It is a wonderful venue for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival's Environment Day because it is a peaceful, eco-friendly and charming place where words and ideas resonate.
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival - Founder & Director
This year I decided to take the executive team for a day retreat at "Fivelements" the day objective for us was to reconnect as a group and team through the sharing of an array of experiences that the property extends to its customers. Not only we achieved our purpose but we had also the opportunity to discover a new world of opportunities by being immerse in the world that five element offers to its guests, through the wonderful treatments offered at the Spa, the exquisite raw cuisine that is taken at another level by the culinary team and also the passion displayed by the owners Chicco & Lahra with their wonderful team!
Fivelements team Bravo!
Michel Chertouh, Area General Manager, Bali Resorts
IHG®, c/o InterContinental Bali Resort
I loved my stay at Fivelements everytime i can be there! It is really the perfect home away from home to just release and let go and ground. Go to mama earth, she will know how to fix you. The scenery, tranquility, the peacefulness of just whispering trees and the healing chorus of crickets all contribute to a holistic healing and restful mind. Not to mention the raw living foods that just complement everything else in this beautiful location. I always miss going back here.
Sophie Navita, Indonesian TV host/singer, certified rawfood vegan chef
Fivelements is a place of rejeunevation, where to find balance, harmony, health.
The whole resort is fulfilled with a scent of holiness and the energy that one receives by stepping in is absolutely the most pure and sincere, uplifting!
The fact Fivelements has a sacred area at its entrance, where regularly fire ceremony are held, is of extreme importance for keeping the vibrational energy level and inspiring any new visitors.
The bamboo architectural design of the whole place and the spiral roof of the main hall is a masterpiece and immediately drives the guests toward natural balance and unites them to the Supreme Architect.
Every room is equipped with a bathtub carved in a gigantic volcanic rock, facing the green lush of the untouched jungle crossed by the Ayung river, taking a bath into those bathtubs is like going directly in the womb of Mother Earth, where to transform our weights in new vibrant energies.
The restaurant offers one of the most inspired and healthy raw food I ever tried, the final arrival point for those evoluted beings looking for health and happiness through nutrition.
The awareness that fivelements's food is able to vehiculate is unique, a pure light in the darkness of humankind!
Paolo Alberto Volpe, Environmentalist entrepreneur, spiritualist and QiGong Master
Dear Change Angels
I wanted to send you a small note to say thank you. God has given me the opportunity to experience many deep failures and huge success. Through them all i have realised never to stop learning. never stop trying to be a better human being. That is what brought me to Fivelements. I came cause i wanted a few massages , good service and a quite place where i can think and learn. What i found was you. The Change Angels. I leave your paradise a changed and a better human being. I leave now to become with humility an Ambassador of yours. I leave to start my new journey equipped with the knowledge you have so generously passed to me. Your attention to me, the caring i have seen in the way you have interacted with me and your acceptance to bring me in as one of yours on the first day of my arrival is a story i will tell my grand children God willing.
I say thank you for changing my life. My Change Angels.
Saeed Al Mustafiq (Dubai)
My mother had such a beautiful experience at Fivelements. She was absolutely glowing when she came out, as I had no doubt she would be. Shireen and I have been to many retreats but we really believe Fivelements is a rare gem and truly makes a difference in people's lives!
Helene and Shireen Sandi
Dear Lahra and Chicco,
We are so grateful for the kindness, support, professionalism and love you have extended to us, making our wedding a very special day.
Thank you for creating such an oasis of beauty, health and integrity.
It was a blessing on many levels.
Huge thanks to Stephanie, Ida Bagus, Chef Made and all the staff at Fivelements.
We hope that this will inspire more couples to have conscious weddings at Fivelements and we will definitely recommend it highly to our friends.
With love and gratitude.
Cecile and Misha
I am writing to thank you for your support during my incredible stay in Bali. From speaking at TEDx Ubud, to the amazing “finish line” parade, to getting to ride my first wave… the end of my journey was something I will never forget. I am so grateful for your friendship and help, not only of myself and my journey, but for all people with disabilities.
Together, we showed Indonesia and the world that people with disabilities can lead full, active, and healthy lives… and have fun, too! The people I met during my journey have so much heart, hope, and potential, and if we have been able to inspire even a few them to take their next step towards independence through our work together, I know our world will be better for it.
Now that I’ve completed my journey, I feel so strong, and free, and ready for whatever may be next. Because so many people like you supported me, trusted me, and gave me a chance, I was able to do things I never thought possible. When I had my accident I learned that we never know where life may take us, but right now there are a million ways we can celebrate life, and share kindness, and find inspiration. I certainly found plenty of inspiration working with you, and will continue to spread the word about disabled people and the incredible things we can do. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Sri Lestari (Indonesia)
The fast at Fivelements was a powerful physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual success with people participating from over 8 countries.One hundred percent of the participants had their spiritual energy (kundalini) awakened which is extraordinary in of itself. Fivelements is the ideal place to do a spiritual fast.
Gabriel K. Cousens, M.D., MD(H), D.D.
I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart. In your own way you demonstrated authentic healing capacities. This magical place helped & supported me in many ways saying a full "YES" to life again.
Thank you so much for being you, for being so present and for your guidance. We are truly grateful for these amazing days here. And having the opportunity to take our paths and health to the next level.
See you soon.
Frank & Christina
After my 10 days stay at Fivelements I am energized. I feel a sense of vitality and am ready to go home. I am centred and feel that I have reconnected with myself. My thought processes are clear as I have had the time and space to take a step back, and am ready to handle and deal with issues. My blood sugars have normalized, ranging from 6-8 mmol/l (108-144g/dl). My sugars were averaging 16mmol/L (288 g/dl) on insulin just prior to that. The people who have assisted me on this healing journey are now my friends.
6 months on....
I have quite simply changed my outlook on life. I have accepted the River of Life (as Made Janur puts it) in all its meandering and surprising twists and turns. I have taken control of my diabetes. I no longer fear food, nor am I slave to my medicines. Food is now my Medicine and my Medicine is my Food (Chef Made). I have met Chicco, the co-founder and President of Fivelements. I will be participating in the forthcoming Spiritual Juice Fast with Dr.Gabriel Cousens. I have come to terms with and cherish the relationships that matter in my life. I am living life with depth, passion and clarity.
I am Free.
I have since revisited Fivelements with my husband Mj and my dearest girlfriend, Sheena. On the journey home, Mj whispered in my ear, I now know what you mean by being free.
Dr Sakina Ali Abul Hassan
MBBS, MRCP (UK), MBA (Imperial, UK), DIC (Imperial, UK)
Thanks so much for checking in. It was truly amazing! My massage with Made was exactly what my body needed. He is incredible, he worked on stuff that was stuck, my knee for example. Then there was the facial, WOW! I've had my share of facials in my life but this one was so relaxing and pampering, I was snoring through some of it. Then the healing session with Wayan... another WOW. I could feel the energy when he was working on me. I had felt like I was getting a cold and had a slight sore throat. He fixed that and when he was working on my throat I started coughing and knew he'd cleared it... today I feel 100% better. Oh, and I almost forgot about the amazing lunch. I'm no stranger to raw foods but this was incredible. I was so full when I left but I felt so great at the same time.
I have been to Fivelements.. it changed my whole energy... to a deeper level... more connected, grounded, unconditional love, peace, harmony. The energy is something special, what you see on in this video you feel this energy just walking around Fivelements... its nothing like you will ever experience anywhere else in the world, if you are looking for a deeper connection with yourself and the universe. I cant wait to hold my Bali retreats there one day soon. Love and Light.
( Yoga teacher & Life style coach, Australia)
Thank you for creating such a beautiful place. I came for the food, the inspiration, the energy and your lovely staff. This is my second visit. I will be back many times with many friends. It is lovely how you open your space to day visitors for tour of the yoga spaces.
Miss Ronie Noasa
It take a team to create a nourishing atmosphere - and this is the a team should not soon be broken. This food has brought tears to my eyes on several occasions this week, and the stay would not be the same without it. Let continue to spread the good news about raw food and fivelements together.
It’s unprecedented for a relatively new spa, or should I say ‘retreat’, to receive as many accolades and awards in their first years. And, interesting that recognition is not just the top award but also nominations in categories that are becoming vital in this industry such as environmental practices, design, innovation and vegan cuisine.
(President of SpaFinder USA)
Fivelements approach is not solely a focus on external beauty, it is about the complete human being.
(The owner of Sydney-based SpaTravel Asia)
Very special experience that can’t be had anywhere else in the world. Food, service, surroundings – beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
(Blue Mountains, Australia)
Fivelements is a sanctuary for serenity, Balinese charm, wellness, and a deep connection with life’s transforming energies. It has been a privilege to spend two sublime weeks here. The food has nourished to the cellular level. The environment has refined the senses. The wonderful team has touched the heart. The site has connected with the soul. Heartfelt thanks!
Prof. Gerry Bodeker
This wasn’t just one of the better meals of my life, it was one of the best experiences! This is really an oasis in the desert of life. Thank you for a wonderful finale to a life-changing trip.
My experience at the Fivelements healing village has been incredible. Both the treatments and the staff are nourishing for the soul. Such a compassionate environment. I can’t help but smile when I am here. Thank you so very much!
What can I say? I have had the most revelatory, blissful, incredible spiritual healing experience here at Puri Ahimsa. The Sakti Dining Room is simply world class, but what has touched my heart is the dedication of the most incredible talented and committed group of healers I have ever had the honor to know, what a life experience. I feel luck I have found out this undiscovered gem.
Thank you, thank you!!
The pure spirituality of Fivelements was palpable the minute we arrived. The 5 days we have spent here have truly been heaven on earth. The friendly faces, the exquisite food, the master healers, the exotic treatments all add up to a well-deserved 10/10. We came here exhausted, stressed to the max from the fast paced lives we live, but we are leaving feeling truly rested, grounded, energized, peaceful and well reminded of the really important things in life.
May blessings be yours abundantly.
Wendy and Hosen Kiat
(Co-founders, Cardiac Health Institute & Sr. Cardiologist & Professor of Medicine, Sydney Australia)
The food, the setting, the people, the service... I have travelled around the world and this place is by far the most magical. The massage therapy was unbelievable - truly the best treatment I have ever had!
(Actress & Model)
To all my friends at Fivelements - you have all opened my mind and mu heart! This is very special place and I am glad I was able to share it with you.
I will never forgot my experience have truly amazing!
Thank you, Namaste
At the close of a most incredible experience, I say "thank you". It is almost to simple to describe the depth of my gratitude. I had only a notion of what would come of my stay at Fivelements but no idea!
My "head" would say I feel "wonderful" but i don't. I feel raw, vulnerable, scared and exposed but grounded by faith that the best is yet to come.
I'm sure you hear weekly many stories of pain & suffering - I never knew to what degree the depth of my sadness kept me as a prisoner of pain until you amend me into new path. I look forward to walking that path in the hope that I have seen the end of chronic pain.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
With gratitude fondness & love.
For our family it was special stay here - our 25th wedding anniversary. We loved the peace and energy here, and the care to details. We are looking forward for next visit and encorage Fivelements' wonderful team to continoue their special vision.
Christian, Maria and Mara
I enjoyed the time immensely at the Fivelements. As a chef myself, I can value the kitchen and the work done is exceptional, in taste and presentation. What a delight, what a surprise also, to experience a concept so well thought out and so perfectly put in practice.
All the ingredients for healing and up lighting stay are there, including the most important one: LOVE....
(Chef, Geneva, New York)
Fivelements is an incredible place! After 5 treatments, I now have a straight leg and can walk without any difficulty. After 7 years of trying many different therapies in my country, I am returning home to tell my doctor I do NOT need hip replacement surgery!
Keep up the Love in Action
(Teacher & Literacy Specialist, Toronto)
What an inspiration! Thank you so much for creating Fivelements. After suffering the loss of my father and other personal traumas, I leave here after 5 days of treatments feeling my heart for the first time in eight years!
Grazie di cuore
Roberta dal Checco
(CEO, Milan, Italy)
What a lovely and perfect experience. This is a true oasis that takes you far, far away. Every detail from the preparation of the food to the ultimate special healing massage felt tailored for me. I cannot wait to return!
Best of luck
(International Footwear Designer)
Fivelements has blown me away in every aspect! Firstly, the vision - Love, Transformation & Respect for Life - what an amazing vision - I love it! And what has been manifested at Fivelements has superseded my expectations.
Thank you for creating a space for Love, thank you for honoring nature, and thank you for living with consciousness & oneness.
Jo Mall & Edo Kahn
(Musicians & Vibrational Healing Therapists, Australia)
What a gift to Bali - to the world... an eco-spiritual architectural wonder... a manifestation of consciousness... an emergence of Love... an embodiment of Oneness.
Blessed Blessed Be
Maha Dewi Isira Sananda
The Divine presence of Love... an epicureans delight... the nature of the soul... the nurture of the earth...
(National Arts Club - NYC)
Thank you for honoring all the senses with your healing food. Your presentation and attention to every detail honors the individual and the whole. I feel truly blessed to have had this phenomenal experience!
I leave healed, refreshed and renewed.
With honor and respect
What a magical transformative experience here - you have created a world within a world. All the best that Bali can offer.
(Bali Institute President)
I'm a meat - eater. So I was dubious - Well it was amazing! The flavours jumped off the plate. Although I won't be turning veg. I will now make more of an effort to jazz up my salads.
(Editor-at-Large, Sun Herald Newspaper, Sydney - Australia)
A magical place, indeed. In this healing centre, I feel total authenticity all around me. This is a place where true healing can occur.