Time to beat a retreat

Apr 16, 2019

The luscious green rice fields of Clove Tree Hill, Bali

Every year millions of people across the world withdraw from their frenetic lifestyles for a week or two to rest, rejuvenate and recoup. These getaways range from family holidays to adventurous trips to secluded exotic resorts.

Why choose a retreat?

If you really want to withdraw, consider a retreat to somewhere really off the grid. You won’t have any choice but to switch off, slow down, immerse yourself in nature and disconnect from the gadgets and whirlwind associated with a typically busy, western lifestyle.

What’s the difference between resort and retreat?

The main point of difference between a retreat style getaway and holiday break is that retreats are designed to focus on a specific reason or intent.

  • The intent could be an issue that you want to focus on, but find you never have the time for.
  • It may be a recent experience that you want to reflect on or talk about with people who may understand what you’re going through.
  • You may need to beat a retreat to just to remove yourself from your current situation in order to bring things into perspective.
  • Or you may need quality ‘me’ time.

Wise words

A famous Indian spiritual leader Jiddu Krishnamurti once said, “I think it is essential sometimes to go into retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop your beliefs and experiences completely and look at them anew, not keep on repeating like machines whether you believe or don’t believe. You would let fresh air into your minds.”

Choose eco-friendly accommodation – sustainable, clean, green and about community

With Bali on our doorstep, we in the Territory are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding destinations to retreat too. Eco-friendly resorts such as Clove Tree Hill in Bali help weary travellers enjoy life on the land and engage with locals. Eco-friendly resorts with their emphasis on sustainability and supporting the community’s economy are a fantastic choice.

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