I know this review is a little late, but better late than never.
I came to the retreat hoping that I wouldn't be the only Asian face amongst the guests and hoping that the goddesses that were going to stay at the retreat were going to be welcoming. I was happy to find different cultures, age group and nationalities amongst the group of ladies which put me at ease.
The retreat itself is lovely, no TVs but trust me you don't miss them. Spa treatments everyday, lots of time to sleep in between the crazy schedule (I made mine more hectic with a Climb up Mt Batur which was totally worth it).
The staff are amazing, particularly Ayu And Yuni who really couldn't do enough and demonstrated the amazing warmth and kindness that the Balinese people have. The choice of activities was also good, I wanted to be kept busy so opted for lots of physical activities but they had a good range of non physical activities too.
The yoga was good and definitely helped ease the pain of sore legs and arms in between sports activities.
The retreat is well run and the food is just amazing! I would highly recommend this for solo travellers. What you put in, you get out and I feel like the retreat set up allows you to naturally bond with people. I went for a private room but sharing does accelerate that bonding process.
I left the retreat feeling strong, peaceful and relaxed which was exactly the reason I went.
Thank you to everyone for taking care of me.
- 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