One that might actually deliver is Uma Ubud, on the lush Indonesian island of Bali. It’s the less pricey sibling of flagship COMO Shambhala Estate (also on Bali). Both offer a five-star ashram experience, with amazing spa cuisine, innovative spa programming, and exceptional treatments lead by healers and experts.
In Gilbert’s book, Bali is the LOVE chapter. And I love the rates for three nights at Uma Ubud start at $740 for single occupancy and $840 for double. This includes mundane necessities like airport transfers and breakfast, plus a few Eat, Pray, Loveinfluenced perks: a day trip to see a Balinese healer (Bali’s healers are spiritually chosen bodyworkers of a stripe we just don’t have in the States); a cleansing ritual at Tirta Empul, a local water temple; a 60-minute COMO Shambhala Massageplus a map to the sets featured in the movie, should you want to play spa paparazzi. The package is available from August 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011.
For more trip-planning information, check out our Bali Travel Guide.