If one needs an escape from the crowd for a non-touristy, non-commercialized spot in Bali, head straight to ZEN RESORT @ North Bali ! I'd an extremely satisfying experience of tranquility, "R R R" (rest, relax and rejuvenation) from 31mar to 6april2012. Even the booking of my stay via email correspondence plus my 5-day "customized' ayurvedic program were efficiently arranged without hiccups. Thanks to Ms Budiani. I was so well-taken care right from my late check-in at almost mid-night on that Saturday until my departure that happened to be the "birthday (=anniversary) of the Resort". I knew I was in the "safe-hands" of Komang, the driver who reassured me that their guests' safety is the Resort's utmost concern. It took me about 3 hours on the road from Denpasar Airport to ZEN. Upon arrival at the Resort, I was warmly received and greeted by Dr Mahendra, owner of the Resort. Dr Mahendra left a deep impression on me that the Resort would not compromise guest hospitality in the late hours of the night. In the first morning of my stay, Mr Suresh, the ayurvedic master from Kerala went through my preliminary program personally and modified it according to my dosha (3 types - vata pitta and kapha). Besides the full range of ayurvedic treatments administered by 2 therapists most of the time with great coordination, one could also opt for sightseeing of the nearby temples, waterfalls, etc. and not to forget the dolphin-watch out in the open North Bali Sea before sunrise at about 5am and the guided dives for the first-timers. As I 'd booked the 5-day of comprehensive ayurvedic treatments in advance, I didn't have the opportunity to leave the Resort at all. But no regrets, I was so indulged in the massages/treatments throughout the 5 mornings and afternoons. I was pampered much by Mr Suresh and his caring and friendly staff @ the Spa. The lady therapists were very skillful with their hands and feets that my body fatigue and stiffness were gone at the end of the program. oops ! I forgot I took my maiden 3 yoga lessons @ ZEN RESORT which were not planned at all. I was encouraged by Mr Suresh's "disciple" (sorry I'd have forgotten her name) that I sacrificed my sleep to get up as early as 7am to "loosen my body joints". I would like to compliment the staff of the restaurant @ the poolside. They were attentive even right to the point that they knew which seating/table was my "favorite" for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I enjoyed every meal, every conversation by the poolside and its surroundings - the garden lizard that has a "special diet", bread crumbs joined us as well. The entire Resort makes one feels at home - the staff were so endearing and warm.
On the last day when the Resort celebrated its birthday, I was priviledged to join the Resort and its staff in their festive celebration for a short while. I wish ZEN RESORT many, many more years of prosperous operations and sustainable growth and excellent quality guest services ! Last but not least, thanks to the driver who had to go through the rush-hour traffic with some degree of stress just to ensure that I was in time for the out-bound flight back home.
Thank You very much, the Management and Staff of ZEN RESORT for the relaxing stay, nice & healthy meals and the "packed" ayurvedic program which really rejuvenated me !
warmest greetings from Singapore, cynthia pang
p.s. Dr Mahendra, apologies for this long delayed posting of my comments.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reawaken your senses at Zen Resort Bali- a holistic and nature retreat holiday to relax and rejuvenate your physical, psychological and spiritual wellness. Find the joy and pleasures of sustainable living in harmony with yourself, your family and friends and with the world of nature.Perched above the Sea of Bali, tucked into a tropical landscape of rice terraces, vineyards, natural forest and luscious designer gardens, Zen Resort’s serene environment offers the opportunity to regain the calmness of mind, find balance and deep peace and recharge your body while comfortably sinking into the divine knowledge and spiritual experiences through the daily practice of yoga, meditation and pranayama and revitalizing your health and beauty through authentic ayurvedic treatments. Zen Resort, a luxury boutique retreat with fourteen villas, offers a unique and intimate setting, spiritually bound by a passionate desire for complete privacy, luxurious accommodation, and the most attentive, friendly and renowned Balinese service. We look forward to welcoming you at Zen Resort, Bali’s first integrated ayurveda, yoga and nature resort - a unique place where all your senses will be touched, awakened and renewed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zen Resort Bali Hotel Seririt
- Zen Hotel Lovina
- Zen Hotel Bali
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