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Guests Health News Reflections

A massive dark cloud and the potential for a silver lining

About 2 weeks ago I went out to lunch with a couple of friends and due to its noisy atmosphere (Sisterfields in Seminyak) I raised my voice more than usual and came home with a scratchy throat. I began googling and started to read about “the virus”: People may be sick with the virus for […]

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Guests News Reflections Retreat

Pre-Ohana: Moved here a year ago

While still under construction, my wife and I moved into an unfinished apartment here at the future site of Ohana Retreat Bali. Most of the guest rooms did not have windows or doors installed. Staircase railings were strewn across the property, waiting for tile to be installed on the stair’s steps. The pool was a […]

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Guests News Travel Tips

Hotel tipping & other ways to be kind while traveling

This article from the New York Times sums up the practices of hotel tipping, primarily in the USA, but there additional practices internationally that can summed up here. Pushing a heavy cart of cleaning and room supplies, lifting mattresses and bending over tubs and toilets is probably the most physically demanding job in the hotel. […]

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Monthly Rentals

We softly launched our monthly rental program a few weeks ago and its become an instant hit. (Hint: it’s cheap compared to daily or weekly prices.) For the Deluxe Room (sleeps 2) its 10,000,000 rupiah (approx $730 USD). For the Loft Room (sleeps 4) its 16,000,000 rupiah (approx. $1,169 USD). Call us: Or email us: […]

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A lovely holiday season

While November was as slow as molasses, December was quite hectic, at least for the final week. We had people from Canada, Sweden (two families — who didn’t know one another), Australia, America and Germany. We spread the word that on New Year’s eve we were going to make an Indonesian meal, and two families […]