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In Bali you need a fixit guy

For new expats or for those who plan to live in Bali for at least 1/2 a year, you are hereby warned that the things in your dwelling will break… frequently. The reason is that appliances and fixtures from outside of Indonesia are subject to import taxes, and if they’re in the luxury category, its […]

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The beauty of Bali’s rainy season

Sometimes it seems almost surreal that months can go by in Bali without any rain. The dry season in this tropical part of the world can get seriously rain-free. For a 5 – 7 month period there might be a total of 2 or 3 days of rain. Then the rainy season begins and you […]

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Pererenan Beach 2019 & 2020

2019 was an eventful year in this little section of paradise. Besides the opening of our boutique hotel in June, we witnessed the opening of two other hotels: nearby Wasabi Hotel, and closer to the beach, Shore Amora Canggu, a rugged yet modern hotel / villa complex. The addition of several restaurants, including nearby Honey, […]

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Dignity, Nobility, Integrity, Respect

I was reading an article about Brunello Cucinelli, the “king of cashmere,” written in 2015 when I came across an interesting statement: Brunello: Each of us specializes in something. Italy has strong industries. It’s ranked second only after Germany in Europe. There’s furniture, food and apparel. The United States will go down in history because of […]

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Bali Take it Easy Tour

In order to give you a good idea of what can be accomplished when using Ohana Retreat Bali as an accommodation base, this sample itinerary may be helpful. It is purposely designed so that you will have lots of free time to relax around the pool, take daily walks, re-energize, as well as see some […]