Goddess surf retreats had been on my bucket list for years, and I finally booked on the tail end of a business trip to Asia. It far exceeded my expectations - and expectations were high, an entire week in one spot, at a hefty price tag, half way around the world. I knew it was going to be a special experience when I walked through the door on day one, and was welcomed by the most open, generous, and authentic staff; I pretty much melted in their loving, open, embracing welcome. The women who work there make this a magical experience; the way they facilitate the group dynamics, encourage interaction and focus on the experience: it's all about you and the other guests when you walk through that door - they truly are all about you fulfilling your goals of the experience you intended when you booked. From the unbelievably amazing care and detail that goes into planning every meal - and customizing for any dietary needs or desires, and ensuring it meets your needs, to the attention taken to ensure your surfing and yoga experiences are on target to what you were looking for - I was an experienced surfer, amongst the other beginners - and Shani arranged for my own surf instructor, daily morning boats out to the reef, of other spot if the conditions warranted, and always were concerned that my experience was what I had hoped for. The yoga was well done for all abilities, and with tons of heart, thanks Wid! The daily spa treatments were quite a treat, and truly needed after surfing! And the villas - I don't know how they did the pairing for people sharing villas, but my match was wonderful, and the villa, with private pool, gorgeous outdoor shower, and loving touches of thoughtful motivational cards on the sheets at night, and bedside cookies (even made to suit sugar-free diet) were perfect touches. It's hard to imagine a better holiday... the place is tucked back from the busy, noisy streets of Seminyak, so a bit of a walk to the beach, and once back at the Villa, captivated by the gorgeous pool, smoothies, fruit plates, and peaceful zen of the retreat, it was easy not to venture out, and just soak up the energy of new friends surrounding you. I will definitely be back. This is one magical place, that is so special because of the women who run it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DESIGNED FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN. Goddess Retreats was established in 2003 to be the premier provider and most loved women's retreat, creating memorable surf, yoga, ski / snowboard, fitness and overall wellness retreats for women in beautiful Bali and beyond. Our retreat holidays are specially designed to offer as many amenities and personal touches as possible for solo female travel (or with a friend), so you leave feeling well cared for, re-invigorated and re-connected with yourself! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Surf Goddess Retreats Bali Hotel Seminyak
- Goddess Retreats Seminyak, Bali