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My Digs: Our Blogging Retreat Villa in Bali

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We stayed in this epic villa in the rice paddies outside of Canggu for our 10-day retreat. Photo cred: @letsgrowthere

The Pool

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Rooms with a view, indeed. This was the view from my room, the bunk room. Inquire in advance to secure a room that looks out to the pool & surrounding rice paddy jungle.

haute scout on swan floating overlooking bali sunset at the institute of code villa

Assorted floaties and air mattresses make the pool superbly enjoyable. Amidst the high-intensity, 10-day learning experience, it’s great to take a mental break and remember you’re in beautiful Bali. You can look forward to swan races, sunset seshes, and dips in the pool at ‘recess.’

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The Classroom

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The classroom is open air (with blinds to pull down for shade when the sun is high). It is set up as a long, wood table, with a few additional seating bars on either side, facing a large screen for projection. Different mentors teach different portions of each day to keep content fresh and the momentum high.Β Here, Kiersten and Lauren present at The Blonde Abroad blogging retreat.*

blonde abroad blogging retreat institute of code villa in bali

As much learning happens outside as inside. The villa is your classroom.*

The Den

the den at the institute of code villa in bali

There are at least three areas in the villa that feel like an open air living room or den. This allows plenty of room to stretch out, break out into small groups, and to get personalized help from the team of mentors.*

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Β The Ethos

palm view at the institute of code villa in bali

The ethos is equally concerned with how you learn as what you learn. Their concept is to remove you from the daily distractions of your life, and then to provide you with healthy and delicious food, a beautiful setting, built-in self-care like yoga and massage, and talented mentors prepared to stay up into the wee hours of the morning helping you master that CSS to match your brand. (This summer, there have been puppies, too!)

the food at the blonde abroad blogging retreat at the institute of code villa

Nom Nom Nom. All the food is fresh and locally sourced by in-house Balinese chefs.*

Room Tour

The Washroom

bathroom at the institute of code villa in bali

The bathrooms are spacious, modern, and have unique Bali touches – like palms growing right inside!Β Photo cred: @letsgrowthere

*Photo creds: @eyes_of_a_nomad

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