Guest Review The Aura Shanti Retreat
Rated 5/5 based on 18 Guest reviews.
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Immerse yourself in nature - by Megan B, October 09, 2014
Wonderful spot to rest and immerse yourself in nature. There is a lovely river running through the resort with 5 min walk to a pretty waterfall, exquisite cascades and rock pools. Lovely place for kids to explore. Wish we had spent more time there. Very clean comfortable accommodation with everything u need and a little extra. Food was delicious home cooked. Owner very hospitable and helpful Copied from tripdvisor
Quiet place and good athmosphere - by Ms.Manalu -Jakarta, October 06, 2014
Been here for 2nights! Very good weather no polution suits for someone who wants to stop for a while from city madness n crowded! Feeling so good after visit this place specially it has their own natural spring pool also waterfall. And i like their breakfast "nasi sela" is one of my favo!very tasty! Will be back in a next few months. Do not forget to bring your sweather the weather is quite chill here. Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple Less
EXCELLENT WEEKEND - by CMB04-, September 07, 2014
We had an excellent weekend at the Aura Shanti.. The staff were super friendly and the food was very good. The kids had a ball playing in the waterfall and tubing down the river, it was very safe with helmets and life jackets. The BBQ dinner was very good and they also arranged a bomb-fire. Cmb04- Sanur
“Words can't describe our experience” - by Lissania Bordignon, June 24, 2014
How to start this review if everything was so wonderful! We fell in love immediately with the people working there and this amazing nature. We stayed almost 1 week and it was a bless! We had yoga every day and meditated at the holy waterfall, truly magic. All people at Shanti were amazing from the owners, to manager, to supervisor and all the other staff, they are really unique and loving people trying their utmost to make you feel at home...and they succeed! Their genuine interest in other people and wanting to help is hart warming. The Balinese food was very good and Rudy (supervisor) even took us to a traditional cremation ceremony at the village. So if you like nature like waterfalls, rice fields, hot water springs, little villages, peace and quietness and a true authentically Balinese experience, then this is a perfect place for you. We will definitely com back one day. Aura Shanti: thanks for everything! Stayed June 2014 - Copied from Tripadvisor.
“Healing waterfall and secret garden” - by Neinke de Leeuw, June 15, 2014
We stayed in The Aura Shanti Retreat for 10 days. It has been a very special time, the location is very beautiful, the gardens and waterfall and springpool are amazing places to swim, cleanse and purify yourself. All the people working at the centre are very open, helpfull, enthousiastic, loving and caring. We created a fantastic BBQ with fire and music. The food is delicious traditional balinese, the quality - price is good. The accomodation is nice, clean and simple. It's just perfect for a retreat in nature. As it get's cooler in the evening in the area, it's nice to have the hot shower and comfortable beds. I also created and lead a workshop in the garden. The Aura Shanti Retreat is a perfect, peaceful and private place to lead retreat's, ceremonies and workshops. The manager is very helpful in organizing all what is needed. I very much appreciate the wonderful time in Aura Shanti Retreat, it's a little sacred spot in Bali. Copied from Tripadvisor-Jun 14.14
It is in the middle of a little paradise - by Sebastian- Galjaard - Utrecht, Belanda, June 02, 2014
The hotel is just wonderfull! It is in the middle of a little paradise and the staff was really friendly and helpfull with everything! We arrived from busy towns into this sweet paradise with batural spring pools and an natural waterfall around the corner! It is real close to the famous ricefields and other great viewing options! This hotel is a must see/do!
“Beautiful Getaway in the Middle of Nowhere” - by ChGray, May 31, 2014
Beautiful Getaway in the Middle of Nowhere” May 29, 2014 ChGray Stayed at Aura Shanti for one night for a getaway from the city. Amazing grounds with a beautiful stream with waterfall and place for swimming in the (yes it's cold!) water. It's chilly at night too..bring a sweater. You are constantly surrounded by the sound of water...amazing. The staff were very helpful, they even stayed open for us even though they planned to be closed for the holiday for which we were a little embarrassed when we found out, but grateful. It's really way out away from everything, no internet, hardly a phone signal which is great. Rooms are clean. Food could be a little more 'healthy' but is standard local food but this might have been because the full staff was not there. Note: Post by management Copied from Tripadvisor.
“Tranquil and soul soothing” - by Karen Bell, May 08, 2014
I have spent numerous visits to Aura Shanti and am always welcomed with warm hearted locals and traditional Balinese home style hospitality. The rooms are comfortable with hot water. During my stays I spend time trekking the gorgeous property...meditating by the waterfall and love spending time cleansing at the purification pools. A perfect place for spiritual retreats or experiencing the real Bali out of the hussle and bussle. The owners and managment are beautiful people with open hearts and welcome you like family. I would highly recommend Aura Shanti for anyone wanting some medative time in nature...a little adventure...tranquil surrounds and to experience a part of Bali still very untouched and traditional. I will be back time and time again. Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
BACK TO NATURE TRIP - by W.SUPIANI, May 08, 2014
Hari pertama kita check-in anak2 sempat complaint karena tdk ada Television & wifi. Tapi ketika esok paginya sesudah makan pagi kami ajak untuk turun melihat water fall & water spring pool. Mereka benar2 menikmati bermain air & berenang. Setelah itu kami mencari bahan sayur d kebun &pingiran sungai..kembali k hotel kami d bantu oleh 2 pegawai wanita untuk mengolah bahan2 yg kami petik. Kids love the luncheon even only a simple menu.. And they don't want back to the city again. Will be back again for sure with more people & enjoy again the nature at aura shanti. Thanks for your hospitality pak Kadek Sumerjaya & staff. Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
“A serene comfort from Nature” - by Sylvan Cheng, April 15, 2014
Apr 14, 2014 We stayed two nights at The Aura Shanti and had a real good time in the valley. The location is between Jatiluwih and Bedugul / Bratan Lake, and it's a jungle paradise to retreat into if you are looking for natural touch or aspiring to get lost in tranquility. Morning yoga, waterfall meditation, trekking tour, rice terrace, small villages, spring pool....everything is wonderful. All staff are helpful and considerate, and the food here were beyond expectations!
Place for Retreat - by Eva Gepak, January 06, 2014
A must visit retreat.. Staying at Aura Shanti is more than a Christmas getaway. The place, the people all are awesome, even with a very wet weather condition we still enjoy the place very much, it is because the place been set up in away not only to accommodate the need of people who want to do retreat but they were also set up for those who come an looking for adventure. Plus the fact that the place was taken care by the people who have the heart an passion to bring serene,joy and so much fun to people live. With view little detail and touch up on the physical aspect of the guest room Aura Shanti will beat any other place near by. Special thank to Pak Kadek and Ibu Arini also to Nara, Suta, Sukma and the rest of those who we meet during our stay and make our stay not only enjoyable but also as a life learning experience. -Eva Gepak
Place like inside of heaven - by Cok Swastika, November 10, 2013
Thank you for nature river swimpool also verycool place is, place for adventure, waterfall, tubing amazing river, place like inside like inside heaven,atmosphere was fresh so all of people should now have to feel soonest...tks
Exciting - Great Hospitality - by Ngurah - Bali Tourism Group, November 10, 2013
Terima kasih buat team The Aura Shanti atas hidangan dan pelayanan yang diberikan kepada team Tourism Group. Saya beserta teman2 di group siap bantu jualin The Aura Shanti Retreat yang sangat mengesankan memuaskan dan tidak akan bisa kami lupakan dari hati kami semua. Sekali lagi kami ucapkan banyak banyak terima kasih buat Pak Kadek dan Ibu Arini smoga sukses dan jaya di dunia Pariwisata Bali Khususnya Di Dunia Adventure..
Perfect Place for Re charge - by Sani Handoko, October 17, 2013
Saya bagaikan menemukan oasis di padang pasir. Aura Shanti merupakan salah satu tempat terbaik yang alamnya masih baik, sungai yg belum tercemar. Menemukan air terjun di Aura Shanti bukan merupakan hal yang sulit karena beberapa air terjun yg ada di lokasi ini. Jalur treking yang ada cukup baik, dan sangat menantang bagi pemula, dan sangat menyenangkan bagi yg sudah berpengalaman. Saya akan kembali lagi treking ke Aura Shanti kalau saya datang ke Bali lagi.
The most challenging Jungle Trekking! - by Shirley Tanudjaja, August 06, 2013
Hari minggu yang lalu (tgl 4 Agustus 2013) kami dari Komisi Kesehatan GKI Denpasar berkesempatan mengunjungi The Aura Shanti Retreat. Setelah kami beribadah pagi di GKI Denpasar Renon, dengan mengendarai 4 mobil berisi 15 orang, kamipun meluncur kearah desa Apuan, Baturiti. Hanya dalam waktu 1,5 jam kami sudah sampai di lokasi The Aura Shanti Retreat. Tiba di lokasi, kami disambut oleh Pak Kadek Sumarjaya dan Ibu Arini. Baru memasuki pintu gerbang sudah keluar beberapa komentar dari teman-teman: “wah… tempatnya keren! Udaranya sejuk dan pemandangannya sangat alami!”. Beberapa saat kemudian kami disuguhi talas rebus yg ditaburi gula aren dan kelapa parut plus minuman hangat rosella. Snack yang sangat pas untuk cuaca spt ini. Dan setelah melakukan persiapan, kami diberi informasi mengenai route yang akan kami tempuh untuk Jungle trekking kali ini. Dengan dipandu oleh Pak Dewa, kami pun mulai menyusuri jalan melewati persawahan dan kolam-kolam ikan. Setelah melewati persawahan, kami mulai memasuki jalan yg menurun dan terjal. Disini dibutuhkan kekompakan dari team untuk saling membantu menuruni jalan yg kecil dan basah. Beberapa dari peserta sempat terperosok ke lumpur dan menjadi bahan tertawaan peserta lainnya. Tidak berapa lama kemudian kami sudah sampai di jalan raya dan hanya beberapa meter melewati jalan raya, kami mulai memasuki trek yang sangat menantang dan membuat kagum! Kami sampai di pinggir sungai dan mulai menyusuri pinggir sungai dengan jalur berlawanan dengan arus sungai. Di beberapa lokasi kami menemui air terjun kecil yang sangat indah, kiri kanan sungai masih rimbun dengan pepohonan yang lebat. Air sungai yang sangat jernih membuat kami tidak bisa menolak untuk membasahi kaki kami dengan turun ke sungai. Route yang dibuatpun bervariasi, kadang kami menyusuri tepi sungai, tetapi beberapa kali kami harus menyebrangi sungai yang dangkal untuk bisa mendapatkan route yang mudah. Suasana sangat menyenangkan dan hampir disetiap sudut kami berfoto ria walaupun badan sudah mulai kotor dan basah. Ketika hampir mencapai finish area, pemandangan yang sangat mengagumkan dari hutan bamboo hijau disekeliling sungai, membuat kami terus mendecak kagum akan keindahan alam ini. Sebelum mencapai finish, ada sebuah air terjun yang cukup besar dan terdiri dari 2 tingkat! Sangat mengagumkan dan membuat semua perserta ingin membuat foto bersama, walaupun harus menyebrangi sungai. Route yang hanya 1,5 jam ini kami jalani selama 3 jam karena sepanjang perjalanan kami banyak mengambil foto karena pemandangannya sangat indah dan alami. Dengan penuh semangat kami pun bergegas ke ruang serba guna untuk makan siang. Badan letih dan udara dingin karena pakaian basah membuat kami sangat lapar dan langsung mengambil piring untuk segera makan siang. Sajian makanan yang organic dan tradisional sudah tersedia di meja panjang. Pepes tum ayam, sayur urap dari daun pakis, sup ayam dan labu siam, tempe goreng, ditambah beberapa menu khas bali lainnya membuat setiap orang makan dengan lahap. Dan sebagai penutup kegiatan, kamipun menghabiskan sore itu dengan bermain di air terjun yang hanya berjarak 100 m dari ruang serba guna tersebut. Semua peserta turun ke air terjun dan sudah pasti kami mengambil banyak foto di bawah air terjun yang ketinggiannya mencapai lebih dari 15 m tersebut. Semua peserta sangat menikmati perjalanan kali ini, selama setengah hari kami benar-benar merasakan kekompakan dan kebersamaan selama berada di Aura Shanti. Pemandangan yang sangat mengagumkan dan juga pelayanan yang prima dari management The Aura Shanti, memungkinkan kami merasakan kebahagiaan berada di alam yang masih asri dan murni. Terima kasih kepada Pak Kadek Sumarjaya dan Ibu Arini untuk pelayanan yang diberikan dan saya sangat merekomendasikan tempat ini untuk melakukan kegiatan-kegiatan outing ataupun untuk sekedar relax bersama keluarga. Dalam hati saya punya keinginan bahwa saya harus kembali ke Aura Shanti Retreat karena 2 hal yang belum saya coba disini, yaitu menginap di villa yang asri dan mencoba tubing! See you next time!
Ms - by Karen Bell, July 08, 2013
Aura Shanti blessed us in ways that are very hard to describe in words. A magical hideaway in the hills of Bali...The hospitality was second to none with their vast array of traditional food informing us of their medicinal qualities. The red rice tea from the rice grown in this area was divine as was the rosella tea among others. This place is soul soothing, healing and above all magical...the tubing down the river was SOOO much fun and on the flip side the areas and private sanctuaries to meditate do yoga or just be, are beautiful and make you feel as though you are one with nature. The waterfall area was my favourite place to sit in reflection and be caressed by the peaceful embrace? A perfect retreat to escape, relax, be welcomed like family and get back to nature. Perfect for group retreats also. I loved my stay at Aura Shanti...I shall return again and again :)
A must see, and experience - by ANNA KEPPEN, July 07, 2013
My experience at the Aura Shanti was outstanding. From the most incredible hospitality, to the gorgeous lush jungle- this Bali retreat is one of a kind. There is a unique quiteness here that settles the soul, and a great place to learn about mediation and self awareness. As an American who has traveled, and been to many retreats and Healing sanctuarys, this one in the heart of Bali is a must see, and experience.
Amazing outbond - by Toede, July 07, 2013
The place is great. It's serene. Suitable for yoga and meditation. I highly recommend this place for Yoga and meditation lover, family or corporate outbound. Try it, you will love it.