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I had an amazing week at Escape Haven. I came at a time when I needed to recharge my batteries and I wanted to learn how to surf. My expectations were exceeded in every way. No wish was left unanswered. The staff was wonderful, the property great (such comfy beds), the food excellent and the surfing so much fun. If you think about doing it, do it. This is such a wonderful way to spend a week in Bali and do as much or as little as you like.
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I had a wonderful week with Escape Haven. Everything was so well organized and everyone took such good care of us. We were a very nice group of girls and even though everyone had different interests and are at different phases of their lives, we all got along great and I do miss everyone already. The food was also very healthy and good, the yoga by Yuni was one of the best yoga classes I had so far. The surfing spot was at a beautiful beach and led by great teachers. I even continued surfing there after the retreat. Overall, I think it's a perfect get away, you'll come back energized and so happy with all the beautiful memories in your mind. Thank you Escape Haven, I'm sure I will be back!
a traveler New Zealand
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I can't rave enough about how amazing and truly life-changing my time at Escape Haven was. To be honest I had average expectations. I'm not really into yoga and I was scared of the surf, but I had been convinced to go with my friend. Call me jaded, but I was also a bit apprehensive of going on a women's retreat and felt like it might be a bit too much fluff for me. However, I couldn't have been more wrong. Everything was awesome. The yoga instructor totally changed my mind and I loved it. The surfing coaches were fantastic and looked after us so well, I got over my fear of the ocean and loved it. The retreat staff and villa staff were so sweet and accommodating of everyone's requests.You could participate as much or as little as you wanted, you don't feel forced to do anything you don't feel like doing. The women on the retreat were all awesome. Everyone was there for a reason, but we all bonded and I made some great friends for life. The accommodation itself was outstanding, as was the food provided. Janine, the owner of Escape Haven, is an incredible and inspiring woman. I loved my stay so much that I extended my stay in Bali for a further week and the staff helped to arrange all of that for me. I left feeling absolutely refreshed, revived, and full of life. I wholeheartedly recommend Escape Haven to any woman looking to re-energize herself and have a fun time doing it.
a traveler Bahrain
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Where to start? I booked my Escape Haven trip in February 2015 after doing some considerable research into yoga retreats and Bali. At first I was put off by the cost but I am so glad I booked it, as I had the most amazing week! Since returning from Bali, I have spoken to friends who visited other yoga retreats in Bali but said they got bored on the last few days, this certainly isn't the case at Escape Haven. Firstly, the villa is beautiful yet still in the heart of Seminyak so great for shopping and visiting restaurants on your three free nights. The staff is incredibly lovely, always have huge smiles on their faces and really cannot do enough for you. I stayed in a twin villa, which was fantastic with a beautiful open air bathroom and got on great with my roommate. One of the great things about Escape Haven is the amazing people you are there with. Apart from 3 girls, we were all solo travellers, which actually makes the retreat so much nicer as you are all there on your own but have similar interests in activities, experiences etc.I decided I wanted to focus my week on yoga rather than surfing and to do as many activities possible. I had one surf lesson, but I wish I had done more, a yoga class at least twice a day, a SUP lesson, a personal training session and a cooking lesson - I loved every single activity. If you don't want such a packed week of activities though you don't have to, you can do as much or as little as you like and can even change activities, once you are there. The spa treatments are great and very much welcome especially after such a busy day. I opted for a deep tissue massage on most days and a crme hair bath on the last day, which makes your hair incredibly soft. The food is just fantastic. I don't think there was one day or meal that I didn't enjoy. The food is all organic, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free and mostly sugar free and what is great is that you are given all the recipes from the week to re create at home! I would thoroughly recommend this retreat to anyone, regardless of age or fitness ability and will definitely be returning to Bali again but first I want to try the Escape Haven retreats in Morocco and Sri Lanka.
a traveler United Kingdom
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Often you can read reviews that are as positive as this, and potentially think, this is too good to be true. This couldn't be further from the case when it comes to this resort. Bali was where I decided to celebrate my 40th with 3 amazing girlfriends from around the world. This is an indulgent holiday to say the least but there is absolutely no price to put on what this place, environment & people do for you. There is a quote in one of these other reviews about The spirit of the place allows you, in your own time, to let go and rediscover the real and amazing you. This is so true. Nightly gifts & handwritten quotes on your bed and showering in the outdoor showers, well that is just lush.We decided to do the revive package because turning 40 had to mean something significant, right? So surfing and Yoga it was to be. We had the fantastic Kyle and Wayan 1 and 2, from the Mojo surf school, whose constant support had us standing through the week and laughing every day. Special mention has to go to one of the most beautiful and patient people I have ever met - Yuni the yoga teacher, who put up with our endless giggling and comments though her classes. She listened to what we wanted and needed. She was also very aware of the different levels in her class and made time to give everyone some one on one time. I cant recommend this place highly enough, if you are tired and exhausted or just lost your way a little bit, this little piece of heaven will get you back on track. There is something very magical about the retreat but also about Bali. We will certainly be back.
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