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Jessi & Daniel

Jessi & Daniel joined us on March 15 and they are planning to stay with us throughout this very unprecedented situation of the coronavirus. Being German they have had the option of flying back to Germany on special outbound flights. But there’s one problem: its been almost 5 years since they left Germany. You see, […]

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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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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 […]

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A caring mom sends a card & flowers

I received the above email about a week before some guests were to arrive. And so we recommended flowers. The mom sent us $ via paypal and we placed these flowers in the guest’s room: Needless to say, the guests were both surprised and very pleased. Always fun to do something extra nice for our […]

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Saté Grill (or Satay) at your service

We installed a modern saté (satay) grill here at Ohana. So with advanced notice, we can make grilled chicken, shrimp, vegetables etc as a custom food order. Here’s a look at chicken saté: For the chicken saté we marinate the chicken overnight and then make an amazing peanut sauce with belimbing that can be lathered […]