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THE ASA MAIA

Intimate Wellness Retreat in Uluwatu

Nestled in Bali's breathtaking Uluwatu peninsula, The Asa Maia offers an intimate wellness retreat within lush gardens. This sanctuary features 10 freestanding Indonesian heritage guest suites, a spa, restaurant, bar, lounge, library, yoga shala, gym, Himalayan infrared sauna, and thermal pools, all surrounding a stunning saltwater swimming pool. The Asa Maia is a design and wellness haven fostering cultural and spiritual awakening. Their bespoke offerings include tailor-made breathwork sessions and a custom-built lobby library, ensuring a personalized experience. Rooted in holistic healing, their full-service yoga and meditation shala promotes healthier habits for mind and body, complemented by lovingly crafted, cleansing cuisine. The interiors are adorned with authentic Indonesian art and artifacts, enriching the space with stories and deepening your connection to our beloved island home. Embrace a journey of rejuvenation and connection at The Asa Maia, where every detail is crafted with care and purpose.

Sustainability Profile • Updated May 2024 by The Punch Team

"The Asa Maia’s continued commitment to sustainable living and lessening our burden on the environment is enshrined in our founding principles."

The Asa Maia

SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

The Asa Maia is dedicated to sustainable living and reducing environmental impact, a commitment rooted in its founding principles. Guests are invited to join this ethical journey, as eco responsibility is a core value. Actions include using edible rice straws, bamboo toothbrushes, biodegradable amenities from Sensatia Botanicals, and organic handmade Turkish towels. Sustainable materials like ceramic, linen, and rattan are prioritized, with single-use plastics banned from the start. The Asa Maia also supports community initiatives against plastic pollution and regularly participates in local beach clean-ups.

1. SUSTAINABLE BUILDING & DESIGN

• About 90% of the woods being used are recycle wood

• The 10 guest suites are century-old wood structures known as Gladaks, traditional Javanese homes

• Yoga Shala is a modified Limasan, a 100-150 year old Javanese residence, built from teak

• The flat ceilings, library, stairway to the restaurant, cabinets and railings are all reclaimed teak

• Scrap wood has been used to create hotel amenities and furniture

• The deck around the swimming pool is ironwood recycled from an old bridge in Borneo, Kalimantan

• All other ulin ironwood, like the Shala floor and several Gladak floors, is certified reclaimed wood

2. WATER TREATMENT

• Reverse Osmosis system

3. WASTE MANAGEMENT

• Mindful of serving reasonable but not oversized food portions

• Composting with Urban Compost

• Compost used in onsite kitchen and herb garden, with any surplus donated to Urban Compost Bali’s community garden

4. NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC

• Chosen suppliers or partners share the commitment to plastic-free living

• Sustainability manager promotes sustainability across operations

• No plastic or disposable items have ever been used at the retreat

5. MINDFUL CUISINE

• Organic & locally sourced fruits & vegetables

• All products, from banana bread to rendang, are crafted in-house

• Vegan options are the majority of our menu, with special attention to creating traditional Indonesian offerings

• Sustainable and wild caught fish for pescatarian dishes

• Daily fresh picks are provided in recyclable or reusable containers