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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Whatever you are coming to Bali for – even if you don’t exactly know what it is yet – you will find it. You will find it in the tranquil paradise that is the Goddess Retreat.

Hidden within a beautiful shady sanctuary providing daily massages, yoga sessions and wholesome meals, the Retreat lies at the heart of Seminyak....meaning that designer boutiques and delicious cocktails on the main strip are all within walking distance. The perfect Zen getaway for someone wanting to experience both serenity and excitement. But all that aside, it is the friendly facilitators, the detailed decorations and warm touches and the extent to which they go to ensure you are properly nourished: mind, body and soul, that makes this place truly special.

The overwhelmingly positive feedback on this website (trip advisor) was what lured me most to come to Bali. And I can tell you wholeheartedly, every word written on here is genuinely true. The Retreat met the grand expectations created by these reviews and actually some how managed to surpass them too. Needless to say my experience on the Retreat left me speechless and practically unable to write this review. I just don’t know the words to describe how magnificent the place, people and program are.

It is well appointed to suit the desires of Surfers, Yogis, and Fitness Goddess’. Newbies and experienced alike. As a Yoga Goddess myself, Wids gentle guidance and instruction was refreshing. She has a deep knowledge of the practice and her evident skill makes it easy for her to adapt the class to all levels. Bliss Days were very well organised and executed. The only difficult I had was choosing between all the dreamy choices!

My choices changed whilst on the trip and the fabulous facilitators are happy to accommodate your preferences. After Day 1 of the Retreat there is just a one-off small fee for the changes you make for the rest of the time there. I can vouch that the Batik Painting was a lovely peaceful experience – like others have mentioned it is a 2hr drive each way (in a roomy aircon van with amiable drives and bottled water provided) and I spent this time admiring the rice fields and daily life of the locals. Venturing to Tanah Lot was a special experience in which everyone goes out of their way to indulge you in a spiritual and traditional side to Indonesian culture. A Day on the beach at Sundays Beach Club was by far my favourite Bliss activity. All the vendors that Bali Goddess Retreat coordinate with are clearly chosen with much precision.

So don’t hesitate, just go ahead and book your trip! Any hiccups and the retreat staff will help you to smooth things over. A very important attribute of the Bali Goddess Retreat is the fact that all the meals are made (super) fresh and onsite daily AND the kitchen staff will cater to dietary needs. No matter whether you are gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free or an usual dietary requirement (such as mine – fat free!) you will be assured that suitable adjustments are made to the meals. Miraculously, I had THE most delicious, wholesome and well balanced food all day, every day! So thank you, I will be back!!!

  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled solo
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Thank Susannah L
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Sonia C, Manager at Goddess Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Dearest Goddess,

Thank you for that glowing review! We're so thrilled you had such a great time with us and experienced the retreat to the max.

We thoroughly enjoyed having you here and miss your serene presence and beautiful smile around the retreat (along with your gorgeous wardrobe).

Thank you for the loveliest of words and for choosing us.

We really hope you come back soon.

With so much love from
The Goddess Team xxx

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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

The week at Goddess Retreats was incredible & life changing. It was truly the best week of my life with so many new beginnings. The staff were amazing, the food was nourishment for my soul, the best yoga classes I’ve ever taken, experiences of a lifetime, and new friendships I will cherish forever. I learned how to smile, laugh & love again. I am so grateful to all the staff at Goddess Retreats for teaching me how it feels to be alive!

Stayed: November 2017, traveled solo
Thank PiperMedcalf
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Sonia C, Manager at Goddess Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Dearest Goddess,

Thanks for the lovely feedback.

We are so happy you got your sparkle back. It's great job satisfaction for us when we read a review such as yours. Our goal is for that beautiful self - worth and love to be rediscovered so we're thrilled.

We miss seeing your beautiful face around here.

Please do come back soon.

With love from
The Goddess Team xxx

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

This place is amazing. I came here wanting and needing to relax & reconnect with myself. I have accomplished that and so much more. Meeting new women from across the world and getting to know them is priceless. But also getting to know myself better was unbelievable. Practicing Yoga everyday made me realize how strong I am. Eating healthy made me feel healthy on the inside as well. All of the staff are wonderful. They are so accommodating and welcoming.

This retreat is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled solo
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Thank Stephanie G
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Sonia C, Manager at Goddess Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Dearest Goddess,

You make us beam from ear to ear reading your review!
Thanks for such lovely feedback.

It really makes our day to read how much you got from the retreat and especially getting to know yourself better! It's our goal for all you Goddesses to really drop down into that beautiful base that is our being and getting comfortable in the simplicity of it and drawing strength from the vitality of it.

We miss having you around and hope you get to come back soon.

Thanks again for choosing us.

With So much Love
The Goddess Team
xxx

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

I participated in the Surf Goddess retreat in early November 2017. The experience was incredible. From my very first inquiry, Joyce helped me figure out how to make attending the retreat happen and coordinate everything from my flights to airport transfer to what to do before and after the retreat. At the retreat, I met Sonia, Hannah, Yuni and Paula and was so well taken care of by them and the rest of the retreat staff. No detail was left unattended and the moment I walked into the villa I felt welcome. The place is beautiful and whether you're someone who enjoys going out or staying in by the pool, you'll feel at home. At the villa, the food and spa treatments were amazing. Daily massages, fresh smoothies made upon your request (so...also daily) plus beautiful group meals. I loved getting to know the other women at the retreat - other solo travelers, friends, mother and daughter duos - everyone was wonderful and I felt so lucky to get to know them during my stay. The yoga and surf classes were also simply amazing. My yoga and surfing both improved so much over the course of the week. My goal coming in was to really improve my surfing and the retreat helped me tailor a surf plan and work with top instructors at the Rip Curl school (literally the best surf school in Bali). I learned so much, had so much fun, and left the retreat feeling renewed and reenergized.

Stayed: November 2017, traveled solo
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Thank nseldeib
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Sonia C, Manager at Goddess Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

Dearest Goddess,

Thank you so much for your lovely words. We really miss seeing your smiling face around the villa.

Absolutely thrilled you had such a great time and you rocked it on the surfing!!! We love that you felt comfortable and at home here, it's our goal to ensure an easy integration for varied women.

Please do come back sometime in the not too distance future.

Sending much love from
The Goddess Team xxx

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

There are not enough superlatives to describe the 'Goddess Retreat' in Bali. I have waited for 15 years to attend the program and I was certainly not disappointed with my experience. From the moment I arrived the attention to detail and the nurturing from the Staff was significantly impressive. I would not hesitate to recommend this experience to every young and old woman and females between these two age ranges to experience what I did for a blissful week. From Stand Up Paddle Boarding to daily Yoga classes and delicious meals the excellence was evident. I actually cannot wait to book in for a return trip. I know I won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: I cannot comment because my accommodation was perfect in every way.
Stayed: November 2017, traveled with friends
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Thank RaeAmor
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Sonia C, General Manager at Goddess Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Dearest Goddess,

This is so lovely to receive!
Thank you for these beautiful words.

We are so thrilled that you had such an amazing time with us, it makes our job feel complete. We take great pride in the range of women we receive on a weekly basis from around the world.

Thanks again for choosing us.

We can't wait to have you back soon.

With love from
The Goddess Team
xxx

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