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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

THE place for a relaxing, professional massage - an unexpected treat. Available at several pousadas in Parati, but Hans will also pick you up and bring you back to the bridge by car, which is definitely worth doing: a beautiful house, fully equipped and well organised, friendly and trained staff. Make a note!

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

Thank you for your kind words, Bridget. Our team enjoyed receiving you and your friend again in our spa, and we hope to see you again soon! More

Westminster, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My wife and I opted for the "honeymoon" package that the spa offers, it was in a word, amazing. We were treated first to a lavender body scrub (my legs had been eaten up by mosquitoes the previous day on the beach so the scrub felt awesome!), followed by an incredibly soothing and relaxing body massage with reflexology, finally we... More

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

We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your treatments - the honeymoon package is an excellent choice if you're looking for a few hours of relaxation! We hope you'll visit Brasil -and of course Paraty- again in the nearby future! More

Cerritos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

I visited the day spa on a rainy day and I had the house massage and hot stone massage in a beautifully relaxing open air room while listening to the rain fall over tranquil music. It was paradise. They picked us up from the pousada just down the street a d dropped us back off. I highly recommend this spa... More

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

Thank you for your compliments! While rain is in most cases a 'show-stopper', in a spa it can indeed become a nice part of the relaxing experience:) Hope we'll see you both back soon! More

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We visited the Shambhala spa for a relaxing spa treat and weren't disappointed. We opted for the couples Innersense package and it was truly amazing, which ended with an outdoorJapanese hot-tub including fruit and wine, it was a magical 3.5 hour experience and we couldn't rate it highly enough. Thanks to Priscilla and staff for a fabulous visit.

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

Thanks, Fiona and Garvan, for your kind words. We hope your next stop, Floripa, will turn out to be as relaxing as Paraty! BTW, your phone is being sent to London. More

Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I had an ayurvedic massage with Zo, I went in with a lot of tension in my back, and left feeling perfect. The spa is a well appointed two story house, looked very clean and comfortable. Very professional, relaxing music, great massage. I recommend it!

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

Coming from someone who fancies massages like you do, we feel very flattered with your comments, thank you Alex! Looking forward to see you soon again in Paraty! More

Windsor, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Myself and my girlfriend visited the Shambhala Spa just a few weeks ago,we both really enjoyed our experience,the view is wonderful the staff really nice and the massage ! bonito ! cant wait to visit again

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

We are very pleased with your comments, Raphael! I hope you had a safe trip back to England, and we hope to see you again soon in Paraty! More

New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

All the hype is true; This spa is extraordinary!! I treated myself to the best massage I have ever had in my life (kudos to Fabiana for being an amazing masseuse and therapist). Staff is super nice and honest, the receptionist informed me of a promotion and I therefore paid 40% less than I should have. Do not miss out... More

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

Also on behalf of Fabiana, thank you for the compliments! You happened to visit us during the 5th edition of Paraty SPA Days, a week during which all participating pousadas/spas offer their treatments at a 40% discount... More

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

After having experienced numerous spa's all over the world and ranking them (Mandarin Oriental in Paris and Fontainebleau in Miami are at the top of my list), what a surprise it was to discover this little gem where the service is outstanding, the massages are exquisite and the setting is amazing! Many thanks for the great massage!

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

On behalf of the Shambhala Team, thank you very much for the review, we are very flattered with this international benchmark! Hope to see you back again soon in Paraty. More

London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We had a great experience at Shambhala. The staff are really great, welcoming and give really good treatments. We were picked up and taken to the spa which is a nice touch. We were also lucky enough to be there during spa week where they have a 40% discount in April, so it was extreemly good value too. Having said... More

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

Thank you for your kind words! We remember you had the Traditional Thai and Ayurvedic massage. If you visit us again during your stay, I recommend the Shambhala couples massage followed by the Japanese hot tub (ofurô) in the garden, a nice and different experience! More

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It's not possible for me to say enough good things about the wonderful scrub and massage that I had recently at Shambhala. The owners are lovely, friendly and caring, and the therapists are so skillful and knowledgeable. All of this combined with one of the prettiest hilltop settings in Paraty. I would recommend anyone to not only find the time,... More

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

We are very flattered with your comments, thank you! We'll for sure do our best to live up to your comments...hope to see you again soon! More

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