Location and Transport
Bali Silent Retreat is located 1.5 hours Northwest of Ubud and 2-2.5 North of Denpasar airport by car. The airport is in Denpasar (airport code DPS), the Ngurah Rai airport.
Be careful if you are using Google Maps to navigate.
It only works if you divide the route into three sections:
- Ubud/Denpasar/Kuta etc to Mengwi
- Mengwi to Jalan Batukaru Tabanan
- Jalan Batukaru Tabanan to Bali Silent Retreat.
How to get here
Our drivers can collect you from anywhere in Bali. After making your booking, our Transport Coordinator (Baby Ketut) will email you to help with your transport needs. NOTE: If you do Not receive an email confirmation look in your Spam/Junk folder. If you need to contact him directly his details are: +6285237347608 and email@example.com
He needs at least 24 hours notice to arrange your transport.
- Airport pick up US$45, drop off US$40.
- Ubud pick up/drop off US$30
It is fine to hire your own driver, but it’s best to ask Baby Ketut to chat with them about directions.
We do not encourage you to use Uber. Many guests have reported frustrating experiences with Uber drivers.
Please arrive to the retreat before 4pm. Your flight will need to arrive at Denpasar Airport by noon: (One hour to pass through immigration and two hours for the car trip to the resort, and 1 hour for checkin and a full site orientation.) Our reception office closes at 5:30pm.
If you cannot arrive to the retreat by 4pm it is no problem, Baby Ketut will recommend a hotel for the night and then collect you first thing in the morning so you can enjoy an inspiring introduction to the retreat.
DIRECTIONS and MAPs
You can also drive yourself/hire your own driver to get to the retreat. Again – be cautious of using Google Maps (you may end up in a rice field). Follow the below instructions and pictures. If you do get lost or need help please call Baby Ketut (+62 852 3734 7608) who can help you with directions.
MAP FROM TABANAN TO RETREAT
MAP WITHIN TABANAN CITY
Look for the “Amazy Chicken” restaurant.
Continue north for 10 kilometers to Buruan, which has a statue in the middle of the road.
At the green sign “PR Batukaru, Yeh Panas, Wongaya Gede”, turn left towards PR Luhur BatuKaru (Do not go to Penebel, Angsri or Jataluwi).
At the T-junction with the statue of a teacher and female student, turn right. Go past “ESPA” Yeh Pannas, Hot Springs Resort (on your right)
Continue through the small town of Penatahan to another T-junction and turn right. After 500 Meters turn right again at the pink flags and the small signs – “Bedugul, Mongan, Silent Retreat”.
This is the Village Road going to Mongan Village, which will take you directly to Bali Silent Retreat. Look out for a very steep concrete road on the right, with our Bali Silent Retreat sign. If you pass the Mongan Village temple, you have gone too far!