Our Food Philosophy at The Palm Tree House
Your Boutique Bali Retreat
“The best way to experience a culture, is to taste it.”
During your stay at The Palm Tree House you will have the chance to enjoy some delicious meals. We make all meals from scratch right here on site in our kitchen. Our great team of chefs and cooks go to great lengths to ensure that every meal is both healthy, and also a delight for the tastebuds!
We source the best quality ingredients, utilising fresh organic produce wherever possible. We also support local Bali providers with our fruit and vegetables coming from the beautiful lush mountain town of Bedugul.
For breakfast we offer a delicious morning spread with fresh tropical fruit, Balinese style fruit pancakes, fresh local sourdough and gluten-free toast and spreads, natural and gluten free muesli, as well as freshly cooked eggs to order. Special breakfast options rotate daily and may include Coconut Mango Chia Seed Pudding, Black Rice and Coconut Pudding, Zucchini Fritters with Feta, or Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowls!
Lunch and Dinner options feature a mix of Balinese favourites such as Mie Goreng, Gado Gado, Vegetable Pad Thai, Asian- Style Soups, and also delicious fresh seafood options such as Snapper with Avocado Salsa and Pineapple Rice Boats with fresh prawns. Balinese style sambals and sauces are served alongside the main dishes for those who like a little extra heat and spice!
The Asian-style dishes are served with fresh healthy salads and western favourites such as Jackfruit Tacos, Buddha Salad Bowls, Corn Fritters with Avocado Salsa, Fresh Nori Bowls and Quinoa Salads.
A Mindful Menu
We cater to all dietary requirements on retreat- whether it be vegan, paleo, vegetarian, pescetarian, dairy-free, grain-free, low-fructose, FODMAP or any other particularities. Our kitchen team are well-versed and experienced in adapting meals to suit guests needs and preferences. We believe no one should miss out when it comes to delicious meals! Rest assured you will be well looked after on your Palm Tree House retreat.
Our food philosophy is that mealtime should be a time for celebration. Dishes are both healthy and vibrant, as well as flavoursome and substantial. We like meal times to feel abundant, so while some options are plated up, other meals are served buffet style so you can pick and choose as you please. Freshly homemade snacks are served every afternoon, and cold coconuts are served with breakfast and lunch, as well as free-flowing Balinese coffee and a selection of tea. If guests would like to keep their own snacks or drinks, we happily will keep them in the kitchen as desired.
Several meals are also left open for guests to experience the wonderful local food scene that Canggu is known and loved for. Options include everything from simple local Balinese cuisine, to world-renowned Italian, Mexican, Japanese or French restaurants. Canggu is also known for its abundance of healthy cafes that feature extensive vegetarian, vegan, paleo and gluten-free menus. Our team are happy to make suggestions and there are plenty of places you can enjoy all within walking distance.
Keeping it Local
At The Palm Tree House Bali Women’s Retreat, we believe that to truly connect with a place, you need to connect with its flavors. Our commitment to “Keeping it Local” goes beyond just sourcing ingredients; it extends to the heart and soul of Bali – its food.
Indonesia is a treasure trove of culinary traditions, and we want you to be a part of that journey. That’s why our menu is a carefully curated selection of local Indonesian dishes, thoughtfully prepared to immerse you in the authentic tastes of Bali and its warm-hearted people.
Each dish on our menu tells a story of culture, history, and the deep-rooted traditions that have been passed down through generations. When you savor these local Indonesian flavors, you’re not just eating a meal; you’re taking a culinary voyage that connects you with the heart of Bali.
When we say “Keeping it Local” we’re also talking about using ingredients that come right from our community. We believe in supporting our neighbors, which is why we get our fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients from local farmers and providers. By doing this, we not only ensure that your food is at its best in terms of freshness and taste, but we also contribute to the well-being of the local economy.
Your Food Team
Chef Putu Witana
Witana is one of the famous chefs at Escape Haven, he is also great on camera and leads the cooking class online for our ladies on online retreats. Chef Witana is the 3rd generation in his family who has a passion for cooking. He has so many experiences, he spent more than 10 years working on cruises where he learned how to cook with high standards. He speaks great English and is fun to work with. WItana said Working at Escape Haven is a dream come true as he is treated as a family member and everyone is friendly.
Komang is our newest member at Escape Haven. He is our artist! He creates amazing dressings and decorations for all meals. The love he pours into his work is very hard to go unnoticed. He has an amazing smile and is very gentle and kind-hearted. Komang is such an independent man and a real family man too. His smoothie bowl is the best, and his salads are superb- don’t miss them!
Chef Andika has been cooking for Escape Haven guests for over 6 years now and has an incredible understanding of holistic cuisine and also Bali’s best and freshest ingredients and suppliers. His Indonesian dishes are the ones guests rave about the most and luckily, Chef Andika also teaches some of these recipes in the weekly cooking class too so you can make these signature dishes back home again.
Hear from our guests
I had an amazing time at Bali’s Palm Tree House! They took great care of me from the moment I got picked up at the airport to the moment they dropped me back at the airport for departure, I felt safe, at ease, and spoiled even.
The food was delicious and healthy, and they really paid attention to its presentation and what I liked to eat. I genuinely believe that the food was also part of the healing experience.
The staff there are wonderful- super friendly and accommodating. It was great having a local Indonesian team because you get to understand the local culture a bit more by talking to them and hearing about all the beautiful things that they do in their community.
I had the time of my life at the Palm Tree House and I’m already excited to go back someday. If you’re thinking about booking a stay, go for it!
Date of stay: March 2023
The experience was truly phenomenal from start to finish.
The food is outstanding that not only delicious but also healthy and nourishing, which made me feel energized throughout the day. The chefs clearly put a lot of care into crafting menus that catered to various dietary needs and preferences.
The retreat provided ample opportunities to meet new friends. The communal spaces were inviting and conducive to socializing. I had the chance to connect with like-minded individuals from all over the world even traveling there solo, and to learn from their experiences and perspectives.
All in all, I am sure this PTH is a great place to be for a rejuvenating experience!
Date of stay: June 2023
I visited the Palm Tree House in Canggu with my mother and this trip was not just a very relaxing getaway, but also a fantastic bonding experience for us. The staff were extremely heartwarming, caring and attentive. They went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and truly welcome.
The food was not only incredibly delicious but also prepared with great care and attention to health and wellness. They really made it easy to eat healthy!
I would highly recommend this retreat. It was truly a very healing experience and we will definitely come back.
Date of stay: August 2023
Frequently Asked Questions
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What can I expect from the meals at The Palm Tree House?
At The Palm Tree House, our meals are made from scratch on-site by our skilled team of chefs and cooks. We prioritise both health and flavour, offering a delightful culinary experience.
Where do you source your ingredients for the meals?
We go to great lengths to source the best quality ingredients, including fresh organic produce whenever possible. We also support local Bali providers, and our fruits and vegetables come from the lush mountain town of Bedugul.
What kind of breakfast options are available?
Our breakfast spread includes fresh tropical fruit, Balinese-style fruit pancakes, local sourdough and gluten-free toast, natural and gluten-free muesli, and freshly cooked eggs to order. We also offer rotating special breakfast options like Coconut Mango Chia Seed Pudding and Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowls.
Can you accommodate dietary requirements?
Absolutely! We cater to a variety of dietary preferences and requirements, including vegan, paleo, vegetarian, pescetarian, dairy-free, grain-free, low-fructose, FODMAP, and more. Our kitchen team is experienced in adapting meals to suit individual needs and preferences.
How are meals served at The Palm Tree House?
We believe in making mealtime a celebration. Some options are plated, while others are served buffet-style, allowing you to choose as you please. Additionally, we serve freshly homemade snacks every afternoon, and you can enjoy cold coconuts with breakfast and lunch, as well as Balinese coffee and a selection of tea.
Do you offer the opportunity to explore local dining options in Canggu?
Yes, we leave some meals open for guests to experience the vibrant local food scene in Canggu. You’ll have the chance to enjoy local Balinese cuisine or explore renowned international restaurants in the area, including Italian, Mexican, Japanese, and French cuisine.