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THE BUSINESS TIMES - JANUARY 2004
Bali’s New Royal Retreat
 
The Business TimesThe Chiva Som in Thailand is the name that comes to mind when thinking of healthy retreats in Asia, but new retreats are developing in the region, such as one in Bali which is determined to be a worthy alternative for those seeking South a body-bending-and-cleansing vacation. Prana Spa and Villas, owned and operated by Australian Jim Elliott, has just kicked off its spa retreat programme with a new Mogul-inspired spa facility. 

If you’re looking for relaxation rather than a workout, the spa treatments are bliss.  Prana’s newly built day spa complex, with its rich turmeric yellow, scalloped archways and other 16th century Mogul palace motifs, like Persian carpets and spiraling turrets, is a foil to the Zen-styled spa.  Prana is a full-fledged spa with hot and cold plunge pools (the most effective I’ve ever experienced), rain baths, sauna and steam rooms, with separate areas for beauty treatments like manicures.

"If you’re looking for relaxation rather than a workout, the spa treatments are bliss."