Wellness is big news so we knew it wouldn't be long until we were asked to attend a wellness wedding.

And since we like to have our fingers in every kind of wedding pie, we figured we needed to accept the invitation and check out what it's all about. 

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The crew at the REVIVO Wellness Retreat in Bali indulged us with a three-day pre-wedding wellness retreat and our very own mock wedding - just to find out what all the fuss is about.

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And the fuss is well founded...

The Vibe

The REVIVO vibe is the ultimate mix of fitness, fab food, wellbeing and relaxation - without sacrificing luxury surroundings. 

We're talking floating yoga, tai chi, meditation, a sublime spa, healthy cuisine and holistic medicine ensuring you'll leave your wedding restored, revived and romanced - rather than wrecked.

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From the moment you touch down in Denpasar, you'll start to experience life the REVIVO way.

You'll be fast tracked through the hustle and bustle to an air-conditioned room to enjoy refreshing drinks and a cold towel while your bags are collected - by someone else! Then stroll past the crowds as you are granted priority clearance through customs, hop into your air-conditioned private transfer vehicle, and you're on the way. 

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The instant you drive through the gates you could forget you're in busy Bali. The sweet scent of frangipani fills the air and you feel secluded, supported - and spoilt.

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The Location

Nestled in the breezy hills of Nusa Dua in stunning southern Bali, the resort sprawls across 1.6 hectares of teak forest surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and the Indian Ocean.

Where to say I Do

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There are plenty of stunning spots to say ‘I Do' at REVIVO. From poolside to among the trees to the grounds of one of the private villas, as well as a range of undercover spots in case the weather is a little less than wonderful.

Everything's here

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From function managers to a florist, hair and make-up artist on site (or you can BYO), the REVIVO team are dab hands at ensuring your wedding is spectacular - and stress-free. They also know all the local wedding vendors - musicians, videographers, photographers - and can help you coordinate the lot.

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Throughout the three days of our pre-wedding wellness retreat preparations were underway for our ‘mock' wedding.

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Pavements were scrubbed, trees were trimmed and offerings were made to the Gods. Organising a wedding is something of an art form here, and the attentive service is exceptional. A staff to guest ratio of 1 to 3 helps.

How many?

If you fancy it, you can feel like a celeb and book out the entire resort for the exclusive use of your friends and fam - up to 150 for a swish sit-down dinner or up to 300 for a chic cocktail affair. A-ma-zing.  But you don't have to.

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To create your own exclusive wedding compound and, you can hire one of the two four-suite villas for your wedding enjoy 4000sqm of private land.  Each which will sleep up to 16 and for a wedding reception will seat up to 50 people for dinner, or 130 for cocktails and canapes.

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Wedding Packages

REVIVO offers several different wedding packages, with a minimum two nights' accommodation required to host your wedding on-site (but trust us, you'll be begging for more).

Inclusions range from fast-track airport transfers, accommodation and breakfast to welcome dinners, pre-wedding blessings, post-wedding brunches, decorations, Balinese dancers and more.

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Meal options range from buffets to multi-course dinners and menus can be tailored to suit - with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

Optional extras range from sunset sailing with cocktails to live musicians, fire dancing, chakra reading, flower-crown making and crystal healing.

REVIVO can also organise event planners, photographers, videographers, flower arrangements, DJs, sound and light systems, private chauffeurs, babysitting and more.

Do you want to include info on the costs of packages or prefer to leave it out?

The Accommodation

Accommodation at Revivo is a mix of Balinese-style luxury suites villas - and when we say villas we mean seriously spacious, opulent, private...and posh. Take it from us, you'll cope.

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Each of the suites feature divine, draped four-poster beds, day beds made for lazy lounging, sunken bathtubs and showers with garden views, as well as outdoor dining in either a private garden or courtyard - or with a private pool.

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The larger villa's include a central two-storey building containing a living room, lounge area, media room and a roomy open-air dining pavilion. There's also a 25m swimming pool and the around-the-clock services of a dedicated butler and chef.

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This is the ultimate way to indulge in the ultimate pre, post or in-the-thick-of-it wedding party with a group of family and friends.

The Cuisine - Nutritious and Delicious

Food is much more than fuel at REVIVO.

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Dishes are served as close to their natural state as possible and are predominantly gluten free, high protein, low carb and without additives, preservatives, refined or processed ingredients.

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Chefs will help you personalise your wedding feast - whether you opt for a buffet, multi-course sit-down meal or canapes.

Creative dishes feature the best seasonal produce, and there are plenty of delectable vegetarian and vegan options as well as seafood and traditional choices.

The Remissio Spa

REVIVO's holistic spa, REMISSIO combines authentic ancient Balinese healing traditions with aroma, hydro and chromo therapies to balance the body and achieve true wellbeing.

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REMISSIO also features two hydro jet Vichy shower beds, hot and chilled plunge pools, a jacuzzi, infrared saunas, steam rooms and a salt water floating pool in a gorgeous garden setting.

The Moveo Fitness Centre

All the action (and relaxation) centres around the MOVEO fitness centre, which runs over 8000sqm of tranquil land.

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This is where you'll find a Yoga Barn, outdoor space for Aerial Yoga, a Meditation Room, a Pilates Studio, a fitness room with TRX, boxing and kinesis gear and a 50m lap pool. Not enough? There's also jacuzzis, a sauna and hamman and a 500sqm landscaped park for exercising in the open air.

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A mix of private and group activities help blend focus and fun. Try floating yoga in the pool (seriously good fun with the bridal party on retreat), take a tai chi class, learn to improve your golf swing or hit up hammock yoga to get well and truly out of your comfort zone. 

PRE (or POST) 3-7 Day Wedding Wellness Retreat 

Obviously the 3-7 day wellness retreats at REVIVO can be enjoyed by anyone, not just the betrothed, but we think it's a fab idea to take your blissed-out, bespoke retreat before or after the big day.

Whether you share the all-inclusive retreat with your partner, with your bridal party, or just go solo, this is a phenomenal way to shake off pre-wedding stress and get into the zone. The wedding zone that is.

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First up you choose your retreat type: emotional balance and mind training; mother-to-be; detox and organic weight loss; sleep well; destress and relax; anti-ageing and longevity.

We picked the first one. No judgement please!

Next you work with the on-site experts to create a personal eating and activity plan (think juices, elixirs, vitamin boosts, organic teas etc - as well as three tasty meals a day.

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You'll enjoy a daily spa treatment and salt floating session as well as several fitness and relaxation activities, plus use of pools, saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis and the gym.

Here's a quick rundown of what a day looked like during our gorgeous getaway:

  • Woken peacefully with three cleansing morning shots - warm lemon salted water, a turmeric-based infusion and kombucha.
  • Morning traditional, aqua or hammock yoga or meditation - or chill in the salted pool, sauna or steam room
  • Tasty breakfast
  • Energetic group glass such as Thai boxing, TRX or pilates
  • Delicious lunch
  • Post-lunch free time to walk, swim, nap or explore
  • Spa treatment session - why not try one of their SENSATIONAL massages
  • Relaxing meditation, Qi Gong or Tai Chi
  • Delicious dinner including to-die-for dessert - served with a glass or three of wine for those who are that way inclined
  • Evening mindfulness practice, bath, book, bed - or the lot

The Honeymoon  

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Can't bear to leave? Want it all to last a little longer? Then don't.

Bid your wedding guests farewell and float back into paradise for a three, five or seven-night honeymoon package of post-wedded wellness bliss.

The Verdict

We'd say ‘I Do' to tying the knot at Revivo Wellness Retreat any day, but we'd also say yes to it for a healthy hen's getaway or pre or post-wedding pick me up.

Attentive yet discreet service, plenty of privacy, incredible guilt-free cuisine, a spectacular setting and a mixture of challenging and chilled activities to send you home looking, and feeling, way better than when you walked in. And not just because of the ring on your finger.

Tory van Brugge was a guest of Revivo Wellness Retreat

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