I want to LIVE at Pranamar!! This place is truly amazing and special. During the decision-making process of choosing a place to stay, Marianne was so extremely friendly, personable, and eager to help, during my numerous emails full of questions...I thought, if everyone at Pranamar is like Marianne, then this is the place...and I was right! Marianne and every single person who we came into contact with at Pranamar is what makes this place so special. Their warmth, positive energy, and charm are so strong and abundant that the entire place is just enveloped in it. As soon as we arrived, we felt completely happy, mellow, and euphoric. This feeling remained throughout our entire stay. Here's more....!
Restauarant: The menus offered various choices that all sounded too good to miss, and every meal was delicious! The entire restaurant staff made it a pleasure just being there...all very accommodating, genuine, and friendly. What a lovely group!
Room: We LOVED our beach villa! It was so spacious and perfect....housekeeping kept out place extraordinarily clean. The decor was very zen-like and soothing....absolutely wonderful!
Yoga: I had the pleasure of learning from 3 different instructors, while at Pranamar. The first was an amazing guest instructor who offered an exhilarating challenge. All other classes were taught by Andy or Nancy--both regulars at Pranamar--and both extremely inspirational and outstanding instructors! I never had the same experience twice...I felt challenged, yet totally comfortable and peaceful, in every class. This is the best yoga that I've ever experienced! I left feeling motivated to expand my practice and was fortunate to have been a part of their classes.
Surfing: My first time on a board and could not have had a better instructor or a better time!! LOVED surfing! Ismael was motivating, patient, and FUN! The ocean at Pranamar is like a luxury bath --warm water, sandy bottom--no rocks or seaweed in the surfing area---just perfect.
I simply cannot end this review without adding that everyone at the front desk was so helpful and always smiling and friendly :-) They were such a pleasure to talk to! Also, after such an abundance of surfing and yoga, the much needed massage that I received from Stefano was THE BEST! Susan, one of the owners, was a joy and a pleasure to chat with. Through getting to know her, it became easy to see why Pranamar is so special. It is the love, the people, and the positive energy that she has focused on..and it has worked! I will look forward to returning to Pranamar to stay in paradise once more --but to also see my new friends again!