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27 Mar 2018

20 Most Asked Questions – answered!

We have collected the 20 most asked questions that Goddess have before they arrive.
In case you cannot find an answer to your question here, please contact us via the contact form and we will be more than happy to answer all of your inquiries.

  1. I am arriving the days before the Retreat starts, how do I get to you?

We provide courtesy retreat transfers from the Novotel Airport Hotel and hotels in the area of Seminyak and Canggu.  If you would like to come to the retreat on your own we will provide a map and detailed directions to the retreat. If you are in an area outside Seminyak, we can still arrange transfers though there may be an additional cost.

If you are arriving the day before the retreat begins you will need to book pre-retreat accommodation. Your airport transfer is best arranged with the hotel (majority of hotels provide this service) – that being said if you need assistance with booking this transfer please let us know and we are happy to  arrange this for you.

  1. Do you offer weekend stays? Can I do a packages for just 4 nights to include fitness/spa? 

Due to the small nature and popularity of our retreats currently we only offer packages for 7 days/6 nights. Our retreat packages are designed to be enjoyed as a whole with each day being a carefully planned balance between your chosen organised activities and free time. Having each retreat run for 7 days allows time to interact with the other goddesses who are on the retreat with you – resulting in close bonds with those who have shared the experience.

  1. I was wondering if there were certain dates that the retreat keeps, or can you arrive on any date? 

Our retreats run for 7 days/6 nights and the dates are fixed. To view our retreat dates we invite you to the Dates and Rates pages in each Retreat.
This is so each group can come together and take the retreat journey as a whole. Click here to compare retreats, and then click Dates and Rates to see when each retreat is on.

  1. When do you pick up from the airport? How do I know it’s you?

Check in starts at 12 noon on the day of the retreat and we provide airport transfers from 11 am. Our driver will be waiting for you outside the International Arrival Terminal at the end of the Duty Free Shop.
Once your booking has been confirmed and we have received your flight details you will receive a complete arrival information package with further details.

  1. I was wondering about check in times, the flight arrives at 11:45pm. Do you still arrange airport pick-ups at that time and can I still check in if it’s late at night?

If you are arriving late at night (or after 12 noon) we will still arrange your airport pick up. Alternatively, if your travel dates are flexible we recommend arriving the night before and stay at Novotel Bali Airport Hotel, about 5 minutes’ walk from the arrival terminal. (or any of the hotels in the area of Seminyak and Canggu.) We will arrange your retreat transfer on the next day around noon. This way you don’t miss out on the activities on the first day.

  1. How does the booking process work?! Are we able to put down a deposit and then pay it off or do we have to pay the full amount when we book?

Normally full payment is required to secure your place on the retreat within 5 days upon reserving your place. Under certain circumstances we accept $1000 deposit, with the final due within 90 days prior to the retreat. Contact us with your questions and we would be happy to come to an arrangement.

  1. Are flight tickets separate to this price?

Yes – airfares are not included in the retreat price.

  1. What’s your best price for a mid-year retreat?

To check out our special rates we invite you to visit our Specials Page from time to time. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for special deals.

  1. What’s included?

Our retreat packages are pretty much all-inclusive. Yoga, Meditation, Spa Treatments, Customised follow your bliss days, meals, goodie bags.. the list goes on – to Compare the inclusions for each Retreat Click here. 

  1. What’s excluded?

Airfares, travel insurance, gratuity, other personal expenses (shopping) and 2 meals. (So you can dine out at some of the amazing restaurants that Bali offers – We are happy to arrange bookings if desired)

  1. What is your location?

We have 2 locations in Bali: Seminyak and Ubud. Our private yoga retreat oasis is tucked away within Bali’s chic playground of Seminyak. Our Ubud jungle yoga retreat oasis is hidden away in the rainforest but within walking distance to Bali’s cultural centre of Ubud. Once you have booked in, you will receive exact locations, so you can find us.

  1. Are you located near the beach, if I want to swim?

Our Seminyak Sanctuary is lazy 30 minute stroll through stunning boutique shops and restaurants to the nearest beach. (Ku De Ta Beach Club)

  1. What is your accommodation like?

Fondly named the ‘Goddess Sanctuary’, our traditional style villa is full of fanciful feminine details. With our own onsite spa, plenty of pools (private depending on the booking type) and open air yoga shala, the Goddess Sanctuary is truly a place where you can relax and retreat. There is many day beds that you can make your own private space for meditation or enjoy with a new friend. We have books and lounges for yoru to relax with, and gardens for you to wander through. Enjoy kicking off your shoes and lounging in a private haven that captures the timeless essence of island tranquility.

All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned, while the open and airy living spaces spill seamlessly into the colourful foliage of the surrounding gardens and capture the balmy Indian Ocean breeze.

Our Ubud Oasis is a jungle heaven. With an infinity pool that overlooks a lush jungle landscape, Ayurvedic spa, open air yoga shala and large shaded chill out areas with day beds and lounges you’ll feel heavenly and relaxed in no time. All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned, while also being able to open up to spill seamlessly into the luscious foliage of the surrounding gardens. Our Ubud Oasis is walking distance to the heart of Ubud’s village that is filled with eclectic shopping, health food/vegan cafe’s and loads of cultural attractions like the sacred Monkey Forest where you can wander to find wonderful adventures in addition to our scheduled retreat activities.

  1. I’m traveling by myself, are most other people in groups or by themselves too?

Yes! We specialize in looking after solo female travelers and most of our Goddesses travel solo.

  1. There are two of us, one doing a Bali retreat, the other doing a fitness retreat, will we see each other?

Yes – you’ll have plenty of time to do things together! The only times you will be separated are when one is doing a fitness session and the other one is doing her Bliss Days. You will have majority of the day, mealtimes, free time and yoga together.

  1. How does the itinerary work?

This depends on the retreat that you choose: Surf, Bali, Fit, or Yoga. Do email us at hello@goddessretreats.com to ask for an itinerary of the retreat you are interested in and you will receive one. In short each day is a careful balance between free time and activities. You can customise your retreat to make it as busy, or as relaxful as you need and want.

  1. What does a typical day look like? 

We start our day with a gentle yoga session followed by a delicious breakfast. Then each guest goes on the activities of their choice that have been arranged for them, i.e.: Bike Tour through Balinese Villages, White Water Rafting, Silver Jewelry Making, Surf Lesson, SUP, SUP Yoga, Snorkeling Adventure and many more fantastic options. Depending on  your activity you may have lunch away or at the retreat. In your free time you are welcome to enjoy pampering spa treatments, relax by the pool, connect with your fellow Goddesses sharing inspirational stories, or explore the boutique shops in the neighborhood. In the afternoon another yoga session is scheduled for Bali Goddess guests, while Surf and Fit Goddesses can choose to join either the morning or afternoon yoga session. After that dinner is served, then its free time, you can enjoy an evening spa treatment, a late night dip in the pool or curling up with a good book.

  1. I’m staying in Bali after the retreat, are you able to help me arrange activities, hotels and transfers?

Yes! We have a list of recommended boutique accommodations and activities for your extra stay in Bali and can help arrange activities and transfers with our reputable vendors. This service is free-of-charge.

  1. How many guests can you have on the retreat?

At the moment we can have up to 16 guests. We keep our retreat small as this allows us to facilitate a magical group experience; and at the same time it also allows us to uncover those special hidden gems each guest needs to make their individual experience blissful.

  1. What is the average age of the retreat guests?

Most of our guests range between 25 and 50. However, with 16 years of experience we can assure you that, the concept of our retreat attracts like-minded women that no matter what age group, background, or body type you belong to, you’ll find yourself among other Goddesses who are positive, supportive and fun.

If you have any questions that were not answered, feel free to send us an email at hello@goddessretreats.com and we would be more than happy to help!

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