Forever Ayung: Kupu Kupu Barong Unveils ‘Immortelle’ Retreat Pro-Gramme As L’occitane’s Fountain of Youth Turns Back the Clock
BALI, Indonesia: Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa by L’Occitane is giving guests the opportunity to rage gracefully against ageing by becoming ‘Immortelle’, just like the rare Corsican flowers which never fade after being picked, and provide the active ingredient in the French beauty house’s signature and much-sought-after Divine range.
The age-defying elixir of essential oils is cultivated in Corsica, perfected in Provence, and now offered in the beating heart of Bali, with a four-day retreat to get the optimum start on your transformation to turn back the clock as you turn a new page on happiness, wellness and a more glowing, youthful appearance.
The treatments take place in the resort’s iconic Tree Spas, which are suspended 100 metres in the air above a lush valley with the Ayung River below, where guests are literally at the top of soaring ancient trees in a jungle environ-ment.
Halfway to heaven: Kupu Kupu Barong’s Tree Spa offers soaring 100-meter high views of the Ayung Valley.
Immortelle is a small golden bloom with an ambergris fragrance, prized above the rest of the 2,500 wildflowers found in the Corsican Maquis (the dense, pristine shrubland that blankets more than half of the French ‘Scented Isle’, pro-ducing an aroma that wafts far out to sea). Immortelle’s essential oil fights ageing on five fronts: boosting collagen production, improving microcirculation, firming skin, regenerating the protective layer, and providing a powerful anti-oxidant effect which counteracts the damage done by free radicals to cell membranes.
Kupu Kupu Barong General Manager Alex Castaldi said the L’Occitane connection was a great benefit for guests inter-ested in the cutting edge of anti-ageing and the quest for everlasting youth. “Where better to experience the magical effects of an ‘Immortelle’ flower than in a resort named for the exotic butterflies of the spectacular Ayung Valley, in a resort perched upon the valley’s most spectacular outlook?” he asked.
“It’s a magical place, with the views that launched a thousand postcards; misty valleys, bright green paddies, and below us the Ayung River, Bali’s longest and Ubud’s lifeline, flowing down from its source on the slopes of sacred Mt Agung.”
Eat, pray … and love the almost instant changes you will witness as you shed your skin and transform into a more radiant version of you. Connect with deeper experiences of the art, culture and vibrant life of Ubud, calling on the local knowledge and passion for hospitality that is the hallmark of our private butlers. Or simply cocoon in your villa as Im-mortelle Divine works its age-defying magic deep within your skin.
Immersed in nature: The River Front Pool Villa is suspended high on the cliff in the midst of primary Ubud forest.
“‘Immortelle’ initiates may inspire their transformation with a trip to Bali’s butterfly park, or a butterfly walk around our extensive grounds,” Mr Castaldi said. “They can take breakfast in our Bird Nest, suspended in mid-air and serenaded by birdsong, and dine at our Twilight Table upon a reflection pool that floats in the air. Select lunch from our special Immortelle Divine Superfood Selections menu and enjoy dining with a distinctly French flair at La View, our flagship split level restaurant that has been named as one of world’s top 50 restaurants with spectacular views.”
The ‘Immortelle’ flower has been renowned since antiquity for its powers in healing everything from bruises to cuts and burns, acne, eczema and even stomach aches if consumed as a herbal tea. Homer writes in The Odyssey of Nau-sicaa, daughter of the Phoenician king, who uses the golden flower to heal stricken Ulysses.
Immortelle Divine 4 Night Escape & Transformation from USD 1,900 net. Offer is available fromJuly 1st 2016, and valid for one year. Includes:
– 4 Nights in a Riverfront Pool Villa
– Sumptuous daily breakfast for two
– 90 minutes’ Immortelle Secret to Everlasting Youth (for two guests)
– 1 Bird Nest dinner for two
– Return airport transfers
– In-room Immortelle flower decorations
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