Ubud, Panchoran Retreat Yoga & Spa

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.
The indoor-outdoor bathrooms with own spring water showers makes you feel like you are bathing in the Garden of Eden.
A constant cool breeze blows from the river through the rooms, therefore there is no need to turn on the air conditioning. You might even see and hear the King Fishers. There is also Wifi in this jungle!

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.
Do come and visit us.



The Houses


Waterfall House

Double bedroom, dressing room, indoor outdoor bathroom and outside dining and yoga deck.
Single bedroom, sitting room with dressing area and indoor outdoor bathroom and deck.
Private outdoor dining and Jacuzzi overlooking the river.
The Waterfall house is perched on stilts and overlooks the river with small waterfalls across the ravine.
This is the honeymooners  favorite house and many of them return year afte year, it has a feeling of being transported to a perfect place.
This is a world of Bamboo from the antique smoked panels to the large light bamboo woven  walls, it has a wonderful feeling to be inside a giant basket.

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…


River House

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…
The constant sound of the gentle river makes it a place that is hard to leave.
Dining by oil lamps on the large outdoor decks at night make it a Gaugain moment…
Wooden floors, bamboo ceilings, thatched roofs and Javanese furniture and Indonesian antiques compliment each space.
Three double bedrooms all with indoor outdoor bathrooms set in lovely private gardens.
A large deck looks out to views of the bamboo forest, ravines and rice fields.
The surrounding glass sliding walls of the main living area give a connection to the nature when you are inside or outside. Very cozy comfortable sofas and chairs to lie or sit with good reading lights everywhere plus Wi fi connection when you need to check in on the world 
Set alongside the terraced gardens, is a 1.5 meter spring fed pool that provides one the luxury of space as you relax, unwind and breathe in views of nature that surrounds you. A poolside pavilion with its giant bamboo day bed to curl up and read in or to lunch by the river side.
Absolute peace and quiet in beautiful, quirky surroundings ~ Conde Nast Traveller.


Modern Waterfall House

2 double bedrooms and bathrooms, large living room, outside decks and private plunge pool and walled garden.
This Waterfall house with yet another unique aspect of the river surrounding you.  Is very elegant, contemporary Architecture (different from all the others that are essentially traditional Balinese style) its furniture is also modern and minimalist with large movie screen with surround sound system.

The walled garden with its plunge pool right beside the river allows you the privacy of the ultimate Adam and Eve moment.

Coconut Houselinda-Coconut-House
Double bedroom and indoor outdoor bathroom upstairs
Single bedroom, bathroom, dressing room and very large outside deck for dining and   yoga.
Perched on high stilts on the side of a hill, in its own valley this house is within a grove of coconut trees with the bedroom at eye level with the top of the palm trees. You feel like a bird in a nest in this lovely tropical jungle. The  shuttered  windows  have  large  wooden plank sills  for  sitting  and  hanging  out   in  which  is  a  favorite  spot for those  who  stay  here. Great for bird watchers…. giant  black bamboos are planted  on  one  side  with  lots of  heliconias while  on  the other side are the large ginger  leaves and  pineapple  grove. This  house  has  a bamboo single  roof  the  only  one  on  the  estate,  it is  very Japanese  in  feel and  the walls  are  giant  woven  bamboo  panels. This   house is smaller than the others so it’s very cosy.

Bamboo Garden House

Double bedroom, sitting room, dressing room, bathroom and outdoor deck upstairs.linda-Bamboo-Garden-House
Double bedroom (two singles) bathroom outdoor sitting room downstairs
In the tree tops with the long views of the river with white water breaking on the rocks.
The  master queen size  four poster bed  has  the  views  into  the  top  of the  coconut  trees which  is a  very   unusual  feeling. So many rare birds congregate in this part of the garden which captures the perfect sunset. A collection of   rare  bamboos are  planted in this garden, the  furniture  is   giant  bamboo  and  old  java   country style  teak and  the  windows are  louvers  from a Dutch colonial  house in Java.


Bale Gede

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.
As I have been here for 30 years, I know who are the great practitioners in massage, reflexology, healing, ayuverdic, cranio sacral NLP, sports physiotherapists and chiropractors
As many of the therapists are very much in demand, we would like to suggest that you book in advance so you fit into their busy schedule.

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.
There are great places to do yoga on Panchoran Retreat. What about yoga at sunrise or sunset, on outside decks or inside the pavilions or privately in your house?



All the houses have:
• WIFI high speed Internet access available
• Bottled water
• IDD telephone
• In room electronic safety deposit box
• Individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fans
• Bathroom amenities
• 200 thread count cotton linen sheets
• Fine goose down duvet & pillows
• Mosquito nets
• Evening turndown service
• Hairdryer
• Mini bar
• Umbrellas
• Yoga mats
• Room service

Complimentary extras
Panchoran Retreat offers complimentary WiFi in the main living area of the estate at the Bale Gede. Free guided morning walks around the estate, our bamboo forest or down to the river.

The following guest services are available:
• Concierge services
• Travel and tour assistance
• Laundry and pressing service
• Babysitting (on request)
• Private cars and drivers
• Personal shopping assistance

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).

Published Rates & Booking Terms & Conditions

Low Season Rates
    USD     GBP     EUR     AUD
Coconut house
    275.00 ++     175.00++     195.00++     308.00++
Bamboo Garden house
    325.00 ++     205.00++     235.00++     365.00++
Waterfall house
    375.00 ++     235.00++     270.00++     420.00++
New Waterfall house
    525.00++     330.00++     375.00++     585.00++
River house
    700.00++     440.00++     505.00++     785.00++
Bale Gede
    525.00 ++     330.00++     375.00++     585.00++
High Season Rates
    USD     GBP     EUR     EUR
Coconut house
    325.00 ++     205.00++     235.00++     365.00++
Bamboo Garden house
    375.00 ++     235.00++     270.00++     420.00++
Waterfall house
    425.00 ++     265.00++     305.00++     475.00++
New Waterfall house
    575.00 ++     360.00++     415.00++     645.00++
River house
    750.00++     470.00++     540.00++     840.00++
Bale Gede
    575.00++     360.00++     415.00++     645.00++

• Rates are per house per night
• High Season: 15 July – 31 August Peak Season: December 20 – Jan 5
• Rates are valid from 1 January to 30 June 2010
• Rates are subject to 21% government tax and service charge
• Rates include breakfast
• Rates are subject to change without notice
• Extra bed is USD 50.00++
• Check in time: 2pm & Check out time: 12pm

Reservation Guarantee:
• A 50% deposit from the total house revenue is required at the time of booking to secure your reservation. Please provide us a valid credit card with the name of the cardholder, card number and expiry date.

Cancellation Policy:
• A cancellation fee equivalent to the entire stay will be charged for each house cancelled less than 15 days prior to arrival for Peak Season.
• A cancellation fee equivalent to two (2) nights will be charged for each house cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival for High & Low Season.
• A cancellation fee equivalent to one (1) night will be charged for No Show and late arrivals.

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