Bali Standard Retreat 2024

20 to 29 May 2024

9 to 18 September 2024

REJUVENATE, RELAX, AND GET CREATIVE IN BALI

This is the 11th season of Bali Standard Retreat by Wacky Jacky’s Textiles with over 1,000 people joining her to date.

Stay with a group of like-minded quilters in a beachside resort in the beautiful rural seaside village of Candidasa.

Candidasa is situated in the quiet, rural sector on the north-east coast of Bali where the locals are extremely friendly and helpful and it’s also the location of the Wacky Jacky’s Bali Batik Store.

Jacky (your host and travelling companion) is a seasoned traveller and has been going to Bali for over 30 years. She has a wealth of knowledge on Bali customs, traditions and loves nothing more than showing off the best of this majestic island.

Jacky has been a quilter for over 20 years and a quilting instructor for over 10 years. She has combined her passion for Bali with her endless passion for quilting and textiles to bring you these retreats.

She has put together a package that is flexible enough to cater to all your needs, and selected the most amazing experiences over her last 30 years visiting Bali and packaged them up so you will get to make the most out of your adventure.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to see the very best of Bali with someone that has local knowledge as well as enjoy your favourite hobby with a group of fun, like-minded friends.

Room Types and Rates

  • Single

    AU$2,290

  • Double

    AU$1,990

  • Twin Share

    AU$1,890 (2 ladies must share King Bed + 1 single)

Inclusion

Payment Terms

Initial installment: AU$1,000, deposit required to secure your position on the retreat.

Second installment: AU$1,000 will be due 6 months prior to your retreat.

Final installment: The balance will be due 3 months prior to your retreat.

Contact Jacky on jacky@wackyjackys.com.au. Jacky will email you via email when these are due.

Transportation

Return transfer from airport to hotel in Bali and vice versa.

Accommodation and Dining

Welcome dinner with a glass of wine or beer.

Seafront hotel/villas accommodation.

Daily breakfasts.

Morning and afternoon tea on work days.

Plenty of good quality local restaurants & shops to browse through.

Spend the first night in Sanur with a small extra charge, only if you arrive a day early.*

*Contact me at jacky@wackyjackys.com.au in regards to this.

Fabric and Quilting Activities

All fabrics needed to make your project with the colour of your choice.

Access to Wacky Jacky’s Bali fabric shop at special VIP discounted rates.

A sewing machine for your use.

Your Free Days

Optional days out available, normally consist of batik painting, Balinese cooking Class, Indigo Batik Day.

Plenty of good quality local restaurants, shops to browse through.

Massages / shopping / snorkelling / relaxing.

*Contact Jacky at jacky@wackyjackys.com.au to find out more about this.

Flights to Bali

Return flights from your home country to Bali are not included in this retreat.

Please be aware that the first day of your retreat and the last day of your retreat are travel days. For example, if a retreat starts on 4 May to 16 May, you have to fly in on 4 May, and 16 May is the day you fly out.

When booking, please aim to land in Bali early afternoon on your first day, and exit Bali in the early evening / late night on the last day.

If you wish to fly in earlier we will pick you up from the airport on your arrival and bring you to the hotel in Candidasa.

Once you know your flight times, let me know and we can work from there.

I am contactable at jacky@wackyjackys.com.au

Exclusion

Flying into Bali

Return flights from your home country to Bali are not included in this retreat.

Please be aware that the first day of your retreat and the last day of your retreat are travel days. For example, if a retreat starts on 4 May to 16 May, you have to fly in on 4 May, and 16 May is the day you fly out.

When booking, please aim to land in Bali early afternoon on your first day, and exit Bali in the early evening / late night on the last day.

If you wish to fly in earlier we will pick you up from the airport on your arrival and bring you to the hotel in Candidasa.

Once you know your flight times, let me know and we can work from there.

I am contactable at jacky@wackyjackys.com.au

What You Need to Bring

Extra Luggage

Since shopping is guaranteed, you need lots of space in the luggage! 😜

For the same reason, I also suggest you to get extra baggage for your flight back home, as airlines can be strict with their luggage regulation.

However, if it still exceeds, we can help arrange shipping at your own cost.

Patterns and Samples

Bring your favourite patterns for quilting/any textile projects so you can preplan your fabric shopping.

Since we also offer tailoring services, you can also bring your favourite dress/tops/bottoms as samples for our tailors.

Cash and Cards

You will need spending money for lunch, dinners, drinks, souvenirs, optional tours and shopping days etc.

Though not all, most places accept cards in Bali (like in my shop and cafe). I suggest bringing a little bit of cash and converting it in Candidasa, or you can lend some from me to be paid back later. Plenty of money changers in Candidasa.

Avoid converting it in the airport as it may delay the group's collective arrival.

Suggested Attires

Loose, cooling clothes as Bali can get both hot and humid.

Bathers for swimming and beach days.

Flip-flops and good walking shoes for our adventure.

Last but not least, your sunscreen. I suggest the non-stick one so you can wear it all over your face and body.

Sense of Humour

Sense of humour and easygoing approach to the Balinese people as they are one of the friendliest people on earth and really like to talk to guests.

With me, Jacky, as your host,

And my Candidasa's team of amazing ladies - and a gent!

Wacky Jacky's Textiles is a fully Indonesian company

Since Jacky has relocated to Bali, the final charges during checkout the final charges will be in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah), which may look like a lot of numbers (in thousands, 000).
Don’t worry, though, the prices have been adjusted correctly to our AUD benchmark