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Shaanti Holistic Health Retreat

P.O Box 80, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Can someone tell me how to get in touch with the Shaanti Holistic Health Retreat? I have been looking on line and can only find a couple of numbers that lead to reservation services. If someone has an email address or a website that links directly to the resort that would be greatly appreciated. Can anyone tell me about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I stayed here a few years ago and loved it. The staff were lovely and very attentive and the daily yoga classes were fantastic. The rooms weren't 5 star but the food was delicious and they catered for my cancer curing diet. Our room opened out to the gardens and then the sea so it was nice to wake up... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We were very sad to find out that a resort that claims to represent holistic health, and charges its guests an arm and a leg, pays its staff the minimum wage (which is impossible to live on in Kenya), and doesn't even cover their transport or meals. Perhaps that explains why the food is just plain bad, and the yoga... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

This is now called Galu Beach Resort and is part of the Destination Adventures' offering of exclusive resorts along the Kenyan coast. The stay was a gift from my husband, and is ideal for an individual, a couple or a small group of friends. I would love to go again next year. Stephanie - the owner - is absolutely fabulous.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

Looking forward to re-visiting as soon as the opportunity arises. our stay was over 7 days. The place is small in capacity hence great if you looking for peace and quiet, engaging enough to enjoy, reflect and re-energise to be ready for the world again. attention to service and detail managed perfectly by owner/ manager (Tas) . Its the people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

I stayed at Shaanti for a few nights and it was incredible! The relaxing quiet environment was peaceful and the beach was divine. The majestic breath of the beautiful bright white sand beach and sparkling blue clear water simply took my breath away. It was clean and untouched land. The staff at Shaanti were friendly and knowledgeable. They always appeared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

Dear Salim, Doris and all, Thank you for making our stay in Shaanti memorable. The hospitality was really special and unique. We felt at peace and relaxed just what we needed. Thank you all and God Bless SHAANTI. You will definitely see us more often and would not hesitate to recommend the place to our friends and collegues. Regards Suhaila

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010

This place is really to be avoided: it's old, dire and doesn't deliver anything of what it promises except for the location. I've just returned from a week's holiday at the Shaanti Holistic Health Resort. I cannot express enough the utter disappointment and somewhat betrayal I feel towards Wellbeing Escapes for selling me (read: ripping me off)the holiday at Shaanti...... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2010

They charged $200 for a cottage with no hot water. Then moved us to another room for $250 USD, and after they had told us we could use the Jacuzzi (in their advert), then told us we could not, after an argument they relented but it did not work! The dinner was nice, as were the local staff. But the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

Arriving after a very strenuous business trip my friend and I wanted a place to relax and revive ourselves. Shaanti did not disappoint. In fact it was so peaceful and low key it took a while for us to adjust. Once we did Shaanti began to work its magic on us - morning and afternoon meditation and yoga sessions, beautiful... More 

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Address: P.O Box 80, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Number of rooms: 8
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#10 Spa Hotel in Diani Beach

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