I booked this very last minute due to a cancellation with another retreat. From the minute i emailed Joyce with my request she was prompt, kind and efficient. I booked on the Thursday and arrived late on Saturday evening and it was wonderful from the pickup to the end.
I did Fitgoddess because i am recovering from a range of injuries and wanted to improve and gain strength. Natalie the PT was super awesome, so good i booked another 5 days with her after! The fitness sessions were varied and individual. Shani from the retreat accompanied us to the sessions as well and it was like having your own personal cheerleader there. From the start to the end i noticed a distinct difference in my strength and tone - it was ace. We also got to use a health club nearby which was beautiful but between the fit sessions, the morning and afternoon yoga and the spa treatments i didn't have the time!
The retreat it self was lovely i did the cheapest option which was a shared room. The room was big enough with double beds and mosquito nets that you didn't really notice the other person! It also wasnt' until i moved to a hotel at the end that i realised HOW GOOD THE BEDS were!!!! I slept soundly every night and didn't wake up aching!
Mel, Shani, Ayu, Wid and Joyce go out of their way to make sure that you are happy and relaxed they are the loveliest bunch of women i have met in a long time. They also offered great suggestions for things to do, see, go after the retreat!
The meals were amazing - i am mid Quitting Sugar and i asked if that could be accommodated and it was!!! From the special no sugar cookies in the turn down service in the evening, to drinks and birthday cake i was looked after. It was my birthday while i was there as well and it's the first time i've travelled without friends or family around my birthday Goddess retreats made sure I was spoilt rotten and it was magical.
The Spa treatments were great too you could get massages, facials, hair spas and mani/ pedis. You could do roughly about two a day but by the end I was so blissed out one was enough! For my bliss day I chose surfing (keeping with the fit aspect!) and it was great we went with rip curl school of surf in Sanur and they really looked after me.
I left the retreat feeling happy, content and stronger. If you are looking for clarity, relaxation, fitness, are on any kind of journey i can't recommend this retreat enough.
- 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