Monday, November 7, 2011

Love: East Day Spa’s ‘Eat, Shop, Spa’ Luxury Retreat


There comes a time in every woman’s life – if you’re lucky a few times – when a retreat is just what the doctor ordered, and visiting the right one for you can be life changing in the extreme. I’ve been lucky enough to have been a guest at Gwinganna Health Retreat on several occasions, as well as Chiva Som, and simply can’t recommend enough the feeling of absolute pleasure a true “getaway” brings to your mind, body and soul.
I’ve just heard about a truly incredible experience taking place in Bali next March, called – very cleverly! – ‘Eat, Shop, Spa’. The weeklong retreat will be hosted by East Day Spa’s Managing Director Ina Bajaj at her stunning East Residence and Spa in Canggu, Bali. It will be a journey of pampering, fine dining, shopping and sightseeing, a true “insider’s guide” to the magical island destination.
For a little history, in 2008 bought land amongst the emerald rice fields on Canggu and set about building her dream home – the luxurious East Residence and Spa. The beautifully decorated, super opulent property boasts five double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and private balconies overlooking the lush tropical gardens. The always-fascinating Ina has a real knowledge of Bali’s most heavenly spa treatments and was also a successful restaurateur for a decade, so she is a walking encyclopaedia of where to dine and how to relax, and her inside knowledge is invaluable. The itinerary features everything you could possibly need to do when you’re spending a week in heaven, including shopping expeditions, temple visits, yoga and meditation. Oh and lest I forget – numerous, incomparable spa treatments!
The retreat has also been timed to coincide with Bali’s New Year festivities including Nyepi - Bali’s sacred day of silence, contemplation and renewal – making for one very special experience.
East Residence and Spa’s ‘Eat, Shop, Spa’ Luxury Retreat costs AUS$2850.00 per person, but if you’re travelling with a friend or partner and sharing a room that cost lowers to AUD$2000.00.
The package includes five nights’ accommodation at Ina’s incredible property, freshly prepared gourmet meals, coconut water and fruit platters to enjoy by the pool, five private spa treatments, airport transfers, entry to Tanah Lot Temple and Dreamland Beach and a fortune-telling session with a Balinese Shaman.
A truly incredible experience all round really!

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