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Shambhala Asian Day Spa

Av. Ns. dos Remedios, 999-1087 | Estrada da Caixa d'Agua, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
24-3371.2186
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Ranked #3 of 26 activities in Paraty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Spas
Owner description: Shambhala Asian Day Spa is located at 10 minutes walk from the historical center of Paraty, with a beautiful view on the mountains and the Jabaquara... more » Owner description: Shambhala Asian Day Spa is located at 10 minutes walk from the historical center of Paraty, with a beautiful view on the mountains and the Jabaquara bay.You can enjoy your treatments inside our stylish spa, get a relaxing massage in one of the oriental gazebos in our Balinese garden, or just sit and relax in our lounge and enjoy the view. « less
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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I visited with my husband on our honeymoon and we got the Lulur couples package with scrub, massage, and hot bath (~2 hours) which includes fruit and wine. We scheduled by phone with the recommendation from our pousada and given that every day of our stay there was rainy. Their menu and hours are on their website, and allow people... More

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Again our best wishes in this new phase of your lives, we are happy that we could be part of your honeymoon experience! Safe trip home and maybe we'll see you back for your 5 years wedding anniversary... More

Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I have been to day spas in Thailand and Europe and the service and quality at Shambhala was in my top 2! So welcoming, the quality of ingredients was incredible and the massage/scrub was perfect! We were staying in the Old Town and it took us about 25 minutes to walk there (a slight hill on the way.) My sister... More

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Zorayda and the therapists were very pleased with your comments and especially your ranking compared to the other spas you visited, thank you! The spa is indeed on the top of the hill in between the historical center and the Jabaquara beach, aprox 500m from the bridge of the historical center. Hope you visit Brasil, and Paraty, again soon! More

Cairns, Australia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
51 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Oh my goodness, this spa experience will leave you knowing what heaven is really like. By chance we read about this day spa a few days before leaving Paraty. We decided to book and the owner was so accommodation and welcoming. The spa experience started with a luscious full body scrub (they home make the scrub themselves with rice and... More

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thanks Kirsty, the description of your spa experience made our team very happy and proud! The Lulur package was a good choice - Lulur scrub was used as a “purifying” ritual for Javanese princesses as they prepared for their wedding day... Hope to see you back one day in Paraty! More

Paraty
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Paraty Spa Days is a great event and I was happy to have another great experience at Shambhala Day Spa with my best girl friend, who was visiting from the Caribbean. We had a great coconut body scrub, an amazing shower with a lovely view of Jabaquara beach. After we had a full body massage and my massage therapist, Luciana,... More

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Matisse, we have passed the compliments on to the therapists! For your information, the next (9th) edition of Paraty SPA Days will be 19-28 of September... any friends flying in around that time? More

London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I dropped in late to the Shambhala spa unannounced. The receptionist was extremely helpful and had a wonderful way about her. She offered me water and a comfy chair to sit in and the price list whilst she finished off preparing a room. The building is a wooden construction and had some precious stones dotted around. It was extremely tranquil... More

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you, we feel very proud to be heading your list of massages, especially coming from someone that has visited Asia. We hope to see you back one day in our Spa or Lounge! More

Paraty
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Shambhala Day Spa is a great place to go when in Paraty. Beautiful views, great atmosphere, amazing treatments and service. We loved the Lulur therapy, great coconut scrub, relaxing massage and just right temperature furô. The fruit salad and the glass of chilled wine completed a perfect romantic date.

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Matisse, for sharing this experience - the Balinese Lulur package is indeed an excellent choice for a romantic and relaxing late afternoon. Hope to see you both again soon! More

London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My friend and I decided to visit this spa after a very wet and rainy time in Paraty! The receptionist and masseurs were extremely polite and welcoming. The massage choices are extensive, and the quality of service was high. The facility itself is very clean and modern, and is in a quiet location set back off the road. Price wise,... More

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Hans N, General Manager at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We are sorry to hear that you came all the way from England to get rained on during your days in Paraty. I hope you found, apart from the spa, other nice things to do in Paraty. See you again soon! More

Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

If you go to Rome you have got to see the Pope. If you go to Paraty you have to to try the Shambhala.... It was the best Spa I've ever been, first the service is perfect, the space is amazing, the therapeuts are super professional and the list of treatments that you can do is amazing, I was there... More

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

It was very gratifying for our team reading your review - thank you. Paraty is a small paradise by itself with lots of activities and possibilities to relax and unwind, we hope you will visit this region again soon, and of course...include Shambhala again in your itinerary. More

Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This spa delivers an absolutely perfect experience. Their treatments are incredible, reasonable, and delivered by a staff with great energy! We met the owners, who are wonderful and kind. The house is so peaceful and quiet, as well. We went almost every single night we were in Paraty. If you're looking for a great spa there, or anywhere... you should... More

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation, Michael - we hope to see you back one day in Paraty! More

Toowoomba, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

If for no other reason, you need to visit Paraty to go to this day spa!! After a month travelling South America, a friend and I stumbled across this on trip advisor, and being massage enthusiasts, we had to go! We booked a couples 'Lulur' deal (cheaper than having individual packages) and had a full body exfoliation scrub, 1hr deep... More

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Hans N, Owner at Shambhala Asian Day Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, Amy, and of course for the kind words in which you described our spa! It has been very inspiring for our team to receive such feedback from massage enthusiasts from the other side of the globe :) More

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