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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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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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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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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 […]