I don’t “vacation” well. I absolutely love my work and rarely feel the need to escape my life. Every few years my workaholic lifestyle catches up to me and I need to get away. I usually arrive at the decision kicking and screaming, overly tired and desperately needing a long nap, very much in the character of an infant. In truth, I find myself deeply broken and completely wiped out, fully aware that I have no other choice but to take a vacation.
This time around I wanted to find a place where I could escape the world, have fun with some girlfriends, and stay on track with my workouts. After traveling for over 24 hours, we arrived at Villa Kubu in Seminyak, Bali. Needless to say, when I arrived I was thoroughly pooped, unsure if I would be able to get out of the car.
After the fastest check in process ever, we were escorted to our own private villa, just a short walk from reception. Within moments I could feel the extra special magic of this incredible oasis. My spirit was already on the rise.
When the door opened to reveal our “room” my jaw dropped and my eyes grew wide in complete amazement of the expanse and beauty of our property. A large private pool, an airy outdoor living room, and cottage-like rooms proved to be more like a private estate than a “room.”
Within seconds I had already planned out my morning yoga session (by the pool), afternoon writing time (on the huge outdoor lounge chair), and cardio workout (swim in the pool). Finally, I had found the ultimate place where I could rest, rejuvenate and get fit.
Despite being in Seminyak where there is lots to do, my girlfriends and I decided to spend every minute possible in our own private oasis. With an incredible spa to our right, healthy and delicious food to our left, and a pool in the middle, we had no reason to leave. This…is paradise.
Our days started with the most incredible breakfast of fresh tangerine juice, eggs, chocolate croissants and tea. The landscape and vibe of Villa Kubu really lends to an incredible yoga flow practice. I practiced by the pool most days and then sometimes even practiced twice. After some work time by the pool – and lounging in the most incredible outdoor living room ever- we would take a short walk to the restaurant or spa – both on site. I had the most incredible massage by a therapist who is blind and relies on his internal perception of energy to guide his therapeutic massage. It truly was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had.
Villa Kubu sits in the center of an incredible city. Despite this, we chose to stay put in our exquisite residence and relish in the luxury. I am already planning to write my second book here. It is the definition of perfection to me, and the ideal place to retreat, regroup, dream, and create.
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