My boyfriend and I stayed at Villa Samaya in March 2009. This review is long overdue, but I had made a New Year's resolution to start reviewing on Tripadvisor since I use it (and totally rely on it) all the time. And I want to put in a good word about any place I've stayed in the past that has left a positive or memorable impression on me and Villa Sumaya was that type of place.
We stayed in Lotus House which had its own balcony and an amazing view of the lake. I think the room was probably newly constructed. It was immaculately clean, tastefully decorated and the bed was super comfortable. The yoga studio was beautiful and open with a great view of the volcano, the dining areas cozy (internet access, too if I remember correctly), etc...
We did not go for a retreat, but took several yoga classes. I wish I could remember the name of the yoga instructor because she was wonderful, especially since it was my bf's first time doing yoga and I'm really glad it was a positive experience for him.
When I originally made my plans, I was going to be traveling alone so I was a little nervous and had a ton of questions, which Lizzie so patiently and promptly replied to, which I really appreciated.
Anyway, after looking at all of our pictures to spark my memory I have a sudden desire to book another trip to Villa Sumaya.
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