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Shambhala Asian Day Spa

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Address: Av. Flavio Gama SN | (Estrada Da Caixa d'Agua), Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 24 3371-2186
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Shambhala Asian Day Spa is located at 10 minutes walk from the historical...
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.
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Best massage ever

We went there to have the lulur treatment and this was one of the best spa experience we had. Basically, you have a full body scrub with some coconut salt, then you shower to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Valerie M
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went there to have the lulur treatment and this was one of the best spa experience we had. Basically, you have a full body scrub with some coconut salt, then you shower to clean up, then you have an hour of deep massage, and you finish outside in a hot tub with a fruit salad and some the or... More 

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

This is probably the best compliment we can receive, Valerie, thank you! When I met you, you mentioned that you traveled the world for your work and that you were spa-savvy, which puts the bar high. We are very happy to hear that we succeeded in meeting your expectations and managed to convert your husband to become a spa-goer! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband and I indulged in the honeymoon package at the Shambhala spa. It consisted of a body scrub, reflexology, an hour long massage and wine and fruit in a hot tub. The spa smelled like heaven. It was a lovely experience that left us completely relaxed.

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

We are very pleased to hear you both enjoyed your treatments at our spa. 'Shambhala' is the Tibetan holistic view of a 'heaven on earth' and we try to let you sense a bit of this piece, tranquillity and happiness when spending your late afternoon with us. Thanks again for your visit and we hope to see you back soon... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is very simply an oasis of calm and relaxation. Walking in the door will give you a great feeling of zen. After spendind over two months backpacking and lugging around a heavy load an hour here was definately a wise decision. The one and only fault and I am nit picking when I say this but the proximity to... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and for your nice comments, Adrian. Shambhala in Sanskrit means place of piece, tranquility and happiness - we are pleased to hear that our ambience and services could create this experience. Trucks are not allowed here - unfortunately, law enforcement is lacking and we tend to take preventive measures where possible. Happily we were able... More 

Dallas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was my first ever serious massage, but my wife has had many full body massage treatments in the USA and said that this was the best she has ever had. Our package also included a body scrub and a relaxing time in an outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the ocean (with wine and fruit provided). One of the highlights of our... More 

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

We are very pleased to hear that the massages you and your wife received were the best you ever experienced! The package with the Japanese hot tub (ofurô) was indeed a good choice for this occasion, giving it the romantic touch a honeymoon deserves. Again best wishes for the both of you in this new and exiting phase of your... More 

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Spent a short vacation week in Paraty. Tried to find a nice location for a spa and massage day.. Shambhala Asian Day Spa is pretty much the only thing that can be found there. Only a few pousadas offer massages or some sort of spa treatments.. Shambhala the full package and even though they are the only one's, offer excellent... More 

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

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon package and returned a few days later for another massage - we have passed your comments on to Zorayda and the team. Our spa also attends in some of the hotels in Paraty (with dedicated treatment rooms) like Literária, Ouro, Sandi, Porto Imperial, Casa Turquesa. So if your intention... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

No words could honestly describe our experience in Shambhala. We went there knowing we're going to have a massage, but we were completly wrong. The Indochina package took us through a whole spiritual and revitalizing experience, with the surprising body musk treatment, a one of a kind massage followed by a hot tub in the green garden. It is heaven!

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

Thank you for your kind words, Eliya! Shambhala is a Sanskrit term meaning “a place of peace, tranquility and happiness”. In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Shambhala is a kind of 'heaven on earth' for people of all faith. We are very pleased to hear that your spa experience reflected a bit of this meaning! Hope to see you back one day... More 

Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It rained all day in Paraty during our stay so we decided to go for a spa and we picked Shambhala a little bit randomly. It turns out we were really lucky, for this place is amazing!! We hadn't made any reservation so when we got there we decided to wait for the next available slot and we waited in... More 

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

Thank you Julie! A rainy day in Paraty is indeed a perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon at the spa. I remember you both well, and I am very pleased to hear that the extra hot stones could make up for the small misunderstanding on the type of massage chosen. Hope to see you both back one day in a... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
55 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

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 

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