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Goddess Retreats
Ranked #16 of 421 Speciality Lodging in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 October 2016

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!

Room Tip: I splurged for the private bathroom and very well worth it.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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goddessretreats2003, General Manager at Goddess Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Beautiful Surf Goddess,
Thank you for such a thorough and thoughtful review.
You were an absolute inspiration in the surf for the other ladies and it was so nice to hear about your experiences.
It's so wonderful for us to know that your trip was everything you dreamed it would be.
That's all we can hope for.

We can not wait to see you again, no doubt you'll show us all how it's done in the waves yet again superwoman.

With love and light,
The entire Goddess Retreats team

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This retreat far exceeded any of my expectations. Whatever your reason for choosing a women's only surf yoga fitness retreat, at Goddess retreats you will find exemplary service, where staff go the extra mile every day to ensure you are supported and encouraged to fulfil your own goals. The organisation is amazing, the retreat is generous in all its aspects and its this that differentiates a really great place from a merely good place. The accomodation is fantastic and the food brilliantly health and tasty. Nothing is too much trouble here. The calibre of the staff is amazing whether the director, surf and yoga experts, activities and support staff to the housekeeping and the women who make amazing meals every day, not to mention the massage and body pampering daily, The staff have created an atmosphere of acceptance and support for all guests that is rare and really great to experience. I found that the opportunity to communicate and spend time with interesting women from across the world is such fun and gets one out of ones comfort zone. It's rare to find an organisation that lives it's values however this place certainly does. Plus I learnt to surf and deepened my yoga - all in the magical island of Bali. It doesn't get much better than this.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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goddessretreats2003, General Manager at Goddess Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Oh Annabel,
What a pleasure it was to have you not only for one but two of our retreats.
I have to say we honestly miss you, and you left nothing but the most beautiful impression on all of the staff here.
We loved the way you threw yourself into surfing, even turning your board by the end of the week, and it was amazing to see you blossom as time progressed.
You almost felt a part of the team at the retreat.
You have a wonderful way of bringing people together, and you absolutely lit up our days with your positive energy and beautiful smile.
So thank you Annabel.

With much love and light,
Mel
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

It is impossible to describe how wonderful my week spent at Goddess Retreats was. I arrived exhausted and stressed from work and left feeling calm, relaxed, and well, like a goddess. :)

The villa and grounds are stunning. The staff are incredible. Always on hand to answer any question, or assist you in any way. You will not have to worry about a thing. Just relax and enjoy the week ahead. You will love it.

A big thank you to Mel, Joyce, Ayu, Yuni, Wid, and all the wonderful villa staff for the perfect week. It was so very hard to leave. I will certainly return.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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goddessretreats2003, General Manager at Goddess Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Beautiful Goddess Brooke,
It was so amazing to see you settle into your own skin and find some space to treat yourself to a very much deserved holiday.
It was our absolute pleasure, and I speak for all of us when I say this, to help you this week and get to know you day by day.
You are a true Goddess :)
We hope you keep treating yourself like one.

With so much love,
Mel and the entire Goddess Retreats team

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The retreat is so well run. You never have to think about anything. Everything is worked out. The staff know everyone's different options, and will come and find you if you are not at the required spot on time. The food was sensational. The accommodation impressive. Nothing was too much trouble. An unforgettable time.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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goddessretreats2003, General Manager at Goddess Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Katrina you South-Coast beauty.
Thank you for your lovely review.
It was such a pleasure having you ladies here for an entire week, and so nice to hear about your slice of paradise back home.
We hope the cob-webs stay off your surfboard, and you're already paddling around your little hidden spot.

Love and light to you,
Mel and the entire Goddess Retreats team.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

an amazing week organised by amazing women, will leave you feeling like a goddess by the end of the week, the food was amazing and yummy smoothies every day ! well organised so you dont have to think about anything at all, yoga and beauty treatments daily !

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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goddessretreats2003, General Manager at Goddess Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Lovely Kyla,
It was so fun to have both yourself and your mamma on the retreat.
The girls loved seeing your smiley faces, and it was impressive to watch you progress in the water.
We really hope you're keeping it up and getting back in the waves back home.
Have an amazing time in Japan, little hint, they do get waves there too, but you may need a wetsuit to keep you warm.
;)
Otherwise you can always come back to Bali.

Love and light to you honey,
Mel and the entire Goddess Retreats team.

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Additional Information about Goddess Retreats

Address: Jl. Beraban 333, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia (Formerly Bali Surf Goddess Retreats)
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 421 Speciality Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range: $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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

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