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Balinese Spirits return each year

Galungan marks the beginning of the most important recurring religious ceremonies. The spirits of deceased relatives who have died and been cremated return to visit their former homes, and the current inhabitants have a responsibility to be hospitable through prayers and offerings. The most obvious sign of the celebrations are the penjor – bamboo poles with offerings […]

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“First time I was able to relax since I had the twins four years ago”

A lovely family from Australia (originally from England) extended their 6 night original booking, adding 4 more nights. They were even willing to incur a 1 night charge at the Sanur hotel they had booked, in order to stay with us. Blog update: After adding four more nights, they extended their stay a second time. […]

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Michael & Sharon

Michael & Sharon came from the USA to Bali and stayed with us throughout their entire vacation. It was their first trip to Bali. They put in place a flexible plan to rent a car every other day and they more or less held to it. When not traveling the island they would take walks […]

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A very special testimonial

We have a new friend at Ohana Retreat Bali, named Indiana, who is here with her lovely family. She and her family are traveling around the world for 1 year, and currently they’re in their 11th month. When we named our place Ohana we borrowed the name from the native Hawaiians. It means extended family, […]

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I will start by saying that the experience I had yesterday at the hospital was not expected. Earlier in the day my wife Shelly mentioned that on Facebook, she read that my builder’s daughter was in the hospital. Wayan (my builder) never mentioned the fact of his daughter’s ill health at the job site. Instead […]