Ubud, Panchoran Retreat Yoga & Spa
I am Linda Garland, an Irish designer who has lived in Bali since the early 70’s.
I fell in love with this river side land where for the last 25 years I have been slowly planting, sculpting and building around the U turn in the river.
Its hilly contours and valley with extraordinary rock formations, waterfalls with many natural springs, has been my canvas to create what has become Panchoran Retreat.
For years we have held festivals of Balinese dance and music, we held workshops and housed environmentalists for the bamboo foundation which I started in 1990. We have hosted Balinese buffets with local dances, barbeques and romantic dinners to an unforgettable level.
Planting in the tropics is so rewarding as everything grows 10 times faster. We have a mature garden of giant bamboos, an enormous Bodhi tree, avenues of tree ferns and flamboyant heliconias, gingers, spices and fruits and therefore we have a great variety of butterflies and birds.
We have 7 houses, a yoga pavilion, a “Big Bale” where everyone meets and a large country kitchen, a world of its own. Apart from the private pools in the houses, there is a 26 meter lap pool filled with spring water. You can relax on the bamboo bridge perched over the river. We have little hideaway Bales where you can do yoga, have your massage, read, relax or even have a nap.
The rooms are comfortable. The beds have light weight tropical feather duvet covers and pillows with 200 thread count cotton sheets. Perfect for a good night’s sleep.
Our food is local and traditional Indonesian, all organic and home cooked. All our guests love to eat at home. But if you want to try another “ cuisine”, there are a variety of restaurants in Ubud.
The staff can help you with everything you need. They have been with me for years and feel like my family.
The Monkey forest into Ubud is within 10 minutes walk away with an incredible choice of art galleries, dance and music performances, restaurants and shopping.
Panchoran is like an oasis next to the cultural center of Bali, the best of both worlds.
Double bedroom, dressing room, indoor outdoor bathroom and outside dining and yoga deck.
A large four poster queen size bed looks out to a large wooden outdoor deck for dining or yoga.
Set alongside the villa, is a natural spring fed pool and private outdoor Jacuzzi with views across the valleys where butterflies and hummingbirds fly by…
Three double bedrooms and bathrooms, 15 meter lap pool and pavilion and deck for riverside dining.
Situated at the turn in the river where many rare birds and kingfishers and an amazing waterfall opposite the house…
Modern Waterfall House
2 double bedrooms and bathrooms, large living room, outside decks and private plunge pool and walled garden.
The walled garden with its plunge pool right beside the river allows you the privacy of the ultimate Adam and Eve moment.
Bamboo Garden House
Double bedroom, sitting room, dressing room, bathroom and outdoor deck upstairs.
Bale Gede, a favourite meeting place.
Nestled in the middle of the property, the Bale Gede overlooks the bamboo forest at the U turn of the river. Lots of different indoor/outdoor dining area to choose from, a place to catch the sunset whilst watching the hundreds of white Herons fly home to Petulu at the end of the day. A great party house.
Giant sofas with good reading lights, a separate world for movies and TV, lots of books to choose from and a large full size pool table.
Another favorite place is eating on the terrace of our large country style modern kitchen or join our warm and friendly staff for a Balinese cooking class or cook your self if you are in the mood, our staff will help you .This is a stainless steel and black bamboo jungle kitchen.
A separate wing of the Bale Gede has a very sumptuous elegant private 1 bedroom apartment with a four poster queen size bed, seating area, a secluded open-air bathroom and private sun deck during the day. By night you can dine under the stars on your private deck.
Yoga & Spa
Our Spa has, on call, all the usual beauty treatments PLUS some of the most talented therapists on the Island.
The practitioners and therapists can either come to your house, or you can have treatments in our spa. We also have and infra-red sauna and a colonics room.
We can organize private yoga or advise you where to go locally. There are many possibilities in Ubud.
All the houses have:
The following guest services are available:
We can also organize hiking, a cycling tour through the rice fields, bird walks, sailing, diving, surfing, salsa dancing or a helicopter tour of the island (we have a private helipad).
Low Season Rates
• Rates are per house per night