Nugraha is our resident yoga instructor. He's a former Nurse, certified Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Practitioner and Meditation facilitator. Meet him each morning and late afternoon for yoga on our platform by the beach, where he helps people to relieve stress, restore and strengthen their body and mind to a harmonic state. His interests include music and permaculture.
from New Zealand, July 2018
"A short lived retreat"
The staff were genuine, friendly and did everything they could. The restaurant and room service was great.
We spent 7 lovely nights at this wonderful hotel at the West coast of Bali. It is perfect for peace and quite and if you wanna see truely unspoiled authentic Bali. Only few rooms (12 or 15 I believe), so it is very calm and relaxed and not crowded at all. We had the most wonderful view from our terrasse. And We had indoor shower and toilet in our spacious room and an outside bathtub. So cool.
Small authentic Bali village Called Pekutatan is only 5 min drive from the hotel. Free shuttle car service at the hotel. Bikes Can be rented as Well. But do not expect tourists all over and lots of restaurants and bars and Night life like in Kuta it Nusa Dua. It is very authentic original Bali and very charming with the sweetest people. You Can buy water and so in the mini markets.
The Staff at this hotel is absolutely amazing!! Kind, sweet, helpful and just really lovely people. They Will do anything to make your stay perfect.
The breakfast is not buffet, but you Can choose different types of menus from the card. Good food. Good coffee. You Will not leave the table hungry and you Will watch the waves while having your breakfast.
The surroundings and nature in this area is just awesome. The Black sand Beach is magical, fine Black powder that sparkles like diamonds. Waves are Big and powerful and not for kids, but great fun. Long drive from the Airport (3,5 hours) but totally worth it. The hotel arranged a driver to pick us up in the Airport. This was Clever.
The hotel offers Yoga classes with the perfect view over the Beach. Goshia, the instructor, was really good!
They also offer massage which is good and especially the healing-massage is wonderful. Warmly recommended and with a view over the ocean and the Sound of the waves in the background. Like meditating!
Warmly Recommended is also Body massages at the local beauty salon in Pekutatan (also beauty and wellness School) across from the police station. This is much more low key Thank on the hotel and of cause very authentic. They are amazingly sweet and kind and They perform a wonderful massage at very low cost. It is not fancy but a great experience and We went almost every Day.
The atmosphere in this place is wonderful, gives you peace of mind and makes you relax 100%. We Will definitely be back!
Thank you so so much Kelapa Retreat! Please don't ever change! You are perfect.