Our dream was to produce a world-class retreat for a guest list that included people from all around the world, for an immersion into a transformational way of living and being. To make our retreat dream come true, I was looking for something more than just a perfect venue, I needed an extraordinary environment, I needed staff that worked with heart and genuine love and care for each guest they encountered. I needed the whole package; venue, environment, setting and the pure heart of loving service in action.
Finding Shangri-La was like finding the missing piece I needed to make our dream come true.
From the moment I started interacting with Ilona, the owner of Shangri-La, I knew I had found such a place. Ilona responded to all my email queries with full sincerity, and an abundance of possibilities and offerings that allowed me to feel the beauty and magic that Shangri-La had in store for us. All my emails were responded to promptly, and with loving care and attention.
Even when we needed things beyond the scope of our initial requirements, all my requests were received with a deep sincerity and desire to meet our needs. And they were all met, beyond my expectations – and I have very high standards, so that says a lot!
By the time I arrived at Shangri-La, the whole team was ready and all efforts had been made to greet our guests and bring to life a warm, loving and caring environment.
The staff at Shangri-La are outstanding. They are an asset to any retreat organiser. The staff at Shangri-La made my job heavenly. Everything was on time. I never needed to repeat any request, the staff response was not only immediate but was also delivered with love and dedication. The staff really felt like an extension of our group and we all developed a lovely bond and a deep appreciation for their efforts in bringing such diligence, love and care into the group environment, which enabled our retreat work to unfold.
There are very few places in the world where such beauty, care and perfection exist in every aspect of the venue. At Shangri-La not only are the staff exceptional, so is the venue itself. The facilities at Shangri-La are perfect for a retreat setting. All the accommodation villas circumnavigate the temple. The temple is the main room where the group talks and activities were held. The temple is beautifully equipped with audio and visual equipment and also yoga and meditation props and cushions. The temple could not have more perfect in layout and fittings, it has everything you would need for a retreat group – no matter what the focus of the group is, be it; theory or movement.
There is a lovely on-site spa with an extensive list of treatments on offer – and all the therapists are very knowledgeable and nurturing. To have this on-site spa was invaluable in a week of intense personal growth work. Shangri-La even went out of their way to change the spa opening hours so that it corresponded with when it would be most needed by our retreat guests – this was above and beyond the call of duty and just goes to show the true hospitality of this exceptional venue.
Each accommodation villa is beautifully hand crafted Balinese workmanship. Each villa has it’s own bathroom, and is decorated and furnished with exotic textures, fabrics, fixtures and fittings. Everything is clean and spotless.
The food was freshly prepared everyday and was delicious. A beautiful and colourful variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and juices, salads and cooked meals were presented to us three times a day, each day. Even the meat-eaters in our group were astounded at the flavour of the vegetarian food and were surprised by how they were not missing eating meat! Rest assured you will not go hungry in this paradise venue!
Apart from our own retreat schedule and plans, the Shangri-La staff consistently went out of their way to add special touches to our scheduled group activities and events to make it even more enjoyable, beautiful and memorable. Whether it be the decorations, the music, singing, presenting us with special celebratory cakes and so many more things that truly leave you speechless. I cannot praise the Shangri-La venue and staff enough, this is a first class retreat venue and truly a very special place. I would recommend Shangri-La to every retreat organiser – you are assured of a magnificent experience and a successful retreat.
- Also Known As:
- ShangriLa Oceanside Retreat And Spa Bali/Bondalem
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shangri-La Oceanside Retreat and Spa Bali is located at Bondalem, Bali, Indonesia, Asia (about 40 minutes east of Singaraja on the North Shore). Furthermore, Shangri-La Oceanside Retreat and Spa Bali is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes north of Ubud on Bali's north shore right on the ocean. Shangri-La Oceanside Retreat and Spa Bali open-air style livingroom pulls your gaze into the gardens, inviting you to relax and letting your senses be tantalized. You will find yourself transported to a time of 'One-Thousand-and-One-Nights' with this villa's exclusive interior design. Languish under the stars in the warm waters of the Jacuzzi, overlooking the beach, as you enjoy life in a pristine, romantic, and secluded setting. Sweeping ocean views surround you from each part of the house at Shangri-La Oceanside Retreat and Spa Bali. Awakening to sun rays touching your face, your gaze will sweep over the garden's lush design. As you are served your breakfast, you and your beloveds will find yourselves surrounded by beauty in every direction you look while you eat. ... more less