All of us in Fivelements family congratulate our managing director and co-founder of Fivelements Chicco Tatriele for being nominated for the Manager of the Year - Europe Business Assembly’s Prestigious International Award in the management and business sphere.

The Europe Business Assembly designed the Award to celebrate the high-level managerial performance gained with hard work and operational excellence. The most successful managers receive the Award as the international recognition of their professional achievements.

We are more than proud to be the part of Chicco’s team and willing to wish even more successful projects to be completed! Love in Action!

Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:27

Rich, Healthy Hot Chocolate

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Rich, Healthy Hot Chocolate
Serves 5
A deliciously dark hot chocolate fragrant with Asian spices

Hot chocolate without the milk or chocolate powder? Absolutely. This dish epitomizes Fivelement’s Cuisine for Life ethos. Almond or cashew nut milk sweetened with dates, enriched with cacao powder and dark chocolate and dusted with cinnamon and chili. On a cool winter’s day nothing could be better.

Thursday, 05 January 2017 05:10

Honouring Saraswati

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by Susan Allen

“Saraswati is all that is good within. When I pray to Saraswati, I pray to knowledge itself for through knowledge and wisdom, I come to know my own goodness and the correct ways to act in life to promote harmony, love and peace.”
I Nyoman Setiawan, Mask Carver and Dancer

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:55

I Nyoman Sudanta, High Priest at Fivelements

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I Nyoman Sudanta, the High Priest at Fivelements, plays a vital role in each guests’ stay – one of the most memorable experiences at Fivelements is the fire ceremony, or Agni Hotra. This initiation into the healing space that is Fivelements, this opportunity to experience one of the highest Vedic rituals, and to set your intention for your stay, is incredibly powerful and healing, and you’ll find it resonates in your memory throughout your retreat.

Sunday, 11 December 2016 22:16

Fivelements triumphs at Tri Hita Karana Awards

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All of us at Fivelements are extremely honoured to announce that Fivelements was awarded with the Emerald trophy at Tri Hita Karana Awards for the forth consecutive year! A jubilant team attended the Tri Hita Karana Awards 2016 ceremony held on 1 December at Art Center, Denpasar.

Tri Hita Karana is one of the awards that means the most to us as an eco-retreat that is based on the very same Balinese philosophy. Tri Hita Karana represents the life concept of the Balinese community; that is, balancing the secular with the spiritual. One of the key tenets of Balinese culture, this is achieved by holding dear three essential relationships – that between humans and God (Parhyangan), humans and fellow humans (Pawongan) and humans and the environment (Palemahan).

Fivelements underwent an intensive inspection process by Tri Hita Karana authorities, and was awarded a Gold rating in 2011 and 2012 and Emerald (highest) rating in 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:16

Living in Harmony – by Fivelements Co-founder

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At Fivelements we are guided and inspired by the universal wisdom of Balinese philosophy and have embodied the notion of Tri Hita Karana, living in harmony among spirit, human and nature, as our definition of "living well." In a world that seems to be run by schedules, appointments and tasks, we recognise the importance of having antidotes that bring physical, mental and emotional calm. Here, we present the first of our series of Fivelements' tips on how to ensure that health, happiness and harmony, rather than stress, lead our lives.

Fivelements’ Raw Soup Full of Healing Veggies and Spices
Serves 8
Like a kitchen garden in a bowl, with a hint of warming spices

Go foraging in your garden or local farmer’s market to make this raw soup, with root veggies like carrots, ginger and turmeric bringing the goodness of the earth to your table. Bursting with vitamins, minerals and live enzymes, as well as taste, coconut and honey bring a delicious softness to the dish and the texture is silky smooth thanks to the avocados.

12th Annual AsiaSpa Awards Recognise the Best in the Travel, Spa and Wellness Industry’s Finest

[Hong Kong, 16 November 2016] Hong Kong’s most anticipated spa and wellness event of the year, the 12th annual AsiaSpa Awards took place on November 16 at WOOBAR in W Hong Kong, with the glamorous occasion attended by representatives of the region’s outstanding brands. The 2016 Awards honoured nominees, industry icons and guests, for an evening themed ‘Eternal Beauty’.

A panel of 21 judges selected the best in the business across 24 categories. Awards were presented to spas, hotels and resorts, retreats and products recognised for raising the bar of product and treatment standards.

Fivelements Signature Rejuvenation Retreat, Panca Mahabhuta was awarded Destination Retreat of the Year 2016!

“To win Destination Retreat of the Year is the greatest recognition we could receive for our wellness retreat in Bali, and we are thrilled!,” comments Chicco Tatriele, President and co-founder of Fivelements. “We created Fivelements with a healing intention and designed the retreat as a haven for nurturing and nourishing forward-thinking leaders of today and tomorrow. Our spaces offer an inspiring destination to naturally unwind from their non-stop scheduled life and gently connect with the natural flow and their 'authentic' nature."

We are delighted to announce that Fivelements has been named finalist in the category Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year, part of the Professional Spa and Wellness Awards 2017!

Sunday, 16 October 2016 00:00

Seven Stars Award

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To add to our fast-growing collection of accolades, we are delighted to announce that Fivelements has won the spa sector’s Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence awarded by the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards.

The awards were created in order to highlight the exceptional from the best, indicating to consumers that the properties and products awarded are truly the best in the hospitality industry.

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