I don't even know where to begin - this retreat was perfect and just what I needed from start to finish! I travelled with my sister and a friend, however I would have no qualms about going on my own - there are plenty of other solo travellers to befriend, and the villa staff will really look after you.
Villa: The villa was breathtakingly beautiful, and the location fantastic - walking distance to gorgeous boutique shopping and world class dining. We stayed in a triple share room, which was very roomy and had the most amazing outdoor bathroom.
Food: The meals provided by the villa were healthy and more importantly - delicious!! I seriously want the recipes for each and every meal we had. They will also mix you a mean cocktail if you request it!
Yoga: Jess the yoga instructor is a beautiful soul!! We missed her so much after she left on her final night! She covered so many different levels within her class, from beginners through to advanced, so everybody was challenged. There was also a good mix of chilled and more energetic sessions. I already really liked yoga, but after this week I now LOVE it. I'm very inspired to continue pushing myself now I'm home.
Surfing: FUN!! Surfing Jess and the boys were awesome, we really had a great time. Everyone was standing up on the first day (most were beginners), and we all just had the best time in the water - which is what it's all about. Looking around we all had big grins from ear to ear every time we went out - a beautiful feeling to be part of.
Spa: the in house massages are devine (I had Wayan most days), the welcome massage as soon as we walked in was also a nice touch - what a way to start the holiday :)
Bali: such a magical island with so much to explore, taste, try, indulge, my only regret is that I didn't have more time either side of the retreat to spend in this amazing place due to time constraints. If you can, take more time out and explore some more of the island.
Other: I enjoyed visiting Illuh's home and her private temple, where we performed some of her traditional ceremonies. It was really interesting, she's a lovely lady. I also had my tarot cards read - this was great too! Make sure you take your phone with you to record the session.
Finally, a big thanks to Rachel and Wayan for running and managing the villa and looking after us so well. I really had an incredible week and am already trying to plan when I can come again! There are so many other things that I could go on and on about, but really, if you are thinking of booking - just do it, it'll be one of the best things you'll do in your life :) As as I learnt on my first day with Escape Haven - 'Life begins at the end of your comfort zone' x
All rooms are gorgeous, however the room with the private pool is beautiful (upstairs). The triple...
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