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Kayumanis private villa and spa

Kayumanis private villa and spa

Kayumanis private villa and Spa is an Indonesian hospitality brand. The resorts of the brand are located in some of the best locations in the mystical island of Bali: Nusa Dua, Ubud, Jimbaran and Sanur. I was lucky for having the opportunity to experience the world of Kayumanis resorts and Spa in Nusa Dua and in Sanur. In this blog post on TVG, I’d like to share with you a few lovely memories I made at the resorts and the photos I took during my stay.  

Kayumanis private villa and spa

Kayumanis private villa and spa

What I loved at Kayumanis Sanur Private Villa & Spa

The well-appointed outdoor living area in my villa left me in awe! I was moved by the decoration. It made me think how much I’d love to have a home that looks like this! Their interior design is something I don’t think I will ever forget easily. 

The Kayumanis Sanur villas are named after the keyed instrument that plays the resonant melodies in a traditional orchestra. 

One evening the hotel arranged a transfer for me to their seaside restaurant, where I enjoyed dinner and the gentle breeze.

Kayumanis private villa and spa

Kayumanis private villa and spa

Kayumanis Sanur Nusa Dua hotel review

Kayumanis Sanur Nusa Dua hotel review

Kayumanis Sanur Nusa Dua hotel review

Kayumanis Sanur Nusa Dua hotel review

Kayumanis Sanur Nusa Dua hotel review

What I loved at Kayumanis Nusa Dua:  

Riding a bike along the beach.

Laying on the bed, listening to the rain and thunderstorms during the night!

The bedroom was one step away from the pool. Imagine waking up in bed and directly being able to jump into your private pool.

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The sunrise breakfast at the private beach of the hotel was a great experience.

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The hotel provided me with the cutest slippers, beach bag and robe (Balinese style)

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Where to stay in Bali luxury hotel review

I loved feeding the squirrels in my villa and watch them eating.

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The feeling of complete privacy and exclusivity within the secluded walled gardens.

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Thank you to the lovely people at Kayumanis private villa and Spa for an exceptional stay! And again, a huge thank you to Eva Air (EVA AIR on Instagram) for flying me from Vienna to Indonesia with safety, attentiveness and reliability. 

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*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Kayumanis private villa and Spa. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

From the moment you arrive at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa in Bali, you realise that this is going to be a very special life experience. We felt it right at the moment we arrived, while our driver was approaching the entrance of the hotel, that we were entering a luxurious ancient Balinese house. Upon arrival, the hotel staff was waiting for us at the entrace and welcomed us with flower necklaces that were made specially for us and a smile on their faces.

Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

We had arrived at Bali a few days before we visit Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa. The first days in Bali were very busy for us. In our effort to see and do most of the things we had on our “Must visit/do list”, Katharina and I ended up literally running from one place to another. From Canggu to Seminyak, from Seminyak to Nusa Penida.

And then back to Sanur where the driver of Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa picked us up to bring us to the retreat. Now I look back and remember clearly that during these first days in Bali, Katharina and I were aching for a place like Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa, where we would finally be able to detoxify the body and relax the mind.

Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

I have stayed in several spa hotels in Europe, but I’ve never been to an Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa anywhere in the world before. This was a completely new experience for me. This ancient luxury Balinese home was definitely not just another spa hotel. Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa is a traditional healing environment where the staff want to support, nurture and gently assist you to achieve your health and wellness goals. I feel lucky and privileged that I have had this experience, and happy to share it on The Viennese Girl travel/photography blog, so that you will also get to know about it.

We spent 4 relaxing days at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa, one of the most exclusive boutique health and wellness retreats in the world. During our stay, we spent most of the time in the hotel because the lovely team gave us a personalised daily programme (Panchakarma programme) that combined Ayurvedic treatments, yoga and meditation that balances the mind, body and soul.

We only stepped out from the hotel for a bike ride to Pererenan Beach, an early morning walk through the village and the rice fields of the area, and a visit to Bali’s famous Tanah Lot temple. All these activities were organised by the hotel and were not obbligatory.

Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

What I miss most from Sukhavati Retreat and Spa:

The views of the lush surroundings from our own private villa called Chintanami. I miss being surrended by the tropical jungle.

The 90 minute massage treatments. They lasted long and their hands were doing magic.

The presence of frangipani and orchids literally everywhere in the hotel.

Listening to the sounds of nature while being pampered with divine spa treatments.

Last but not least, the lovely team of Sukhavati Retreat and Spa.

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We loved Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa and we can highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a retreat where you can restore your wellness physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Our stay at this hotel was for us the authentic, transformational Balinese experience that we expected to have from our trip to Bali.

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At this point, I would also like to thank Eva Air (on Instagram) for making my dream true and flew me to Bali. It was a long flight from Vienna to Bali, but at the same time, safe and fun (because of the Hello Kitty theme)

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*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa. My flight tickets to Bali are sponsored by EVA AIR. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to the lovely people at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa for an amazing stay!

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff Resort in Spetses. A very much anticipated photo story of a very beautiful hotel in a very beautiful island. I wanted to get my hands on these photos since last October and never had the time. And before I set off on the new adventures for 2020, I had to make sure that I will have published the photos that you see in this blog post on The Viennese Girl blog. 

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Last September I had the chance to visit Spetses for the first time. Spetses was the last stop of my Greek island hopping. I couldn’t have found a better place to end last summer’s island hopping. It was a solo trip dedicated to my passions: photography, interior design, and the island life.

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

However, I did one mistake. I packed my suitcase very quickly and at the very last minute.  As a consequence, I forgot to take my bikini with me. Someone on the island told me to buy a new one. But in fact, I bought already 2 new swimsuits last summer. One more would be too much for me to buy. I simply wish I had my swimsuit with me, so that I could have spent a few hours in the pool of the hotel and take a dip. 

Orloff resort Spetses

I consider myself lucky for having visited Orloff resort. The hotel arranged for me a lovely room that had a balcony with a view. Since this is a resort hotel, and NOT a mass hotel, it gave me the privacy and the exclusivity that I am generally looking for. If you are heading to Spetses island, I can only recommend you to check out Orloff resort. 

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

Orloff resort Spetses

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where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

where to stay in spetses

If you have any questions on Spetses island, please leave a comment in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you asap. Thanks! Hope you enjoyed my photoghraphy!

*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Orloff resort. All opinions are my own. Thank you to the lovely people at Orloff resort for an amazing stay!

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Cotton House Barcelona

Cotton House Barcelona

I wasn’t planning to do an exclusive blog post for the Cotton House Barcelona on The Viennese Girl blog. But the photos of its interior turned out so nice (at least according to me, I don’t know what you think, but I’d love to know) and that made me change my mind.

Cotton House Barcelona
Cotton House Barcelona
 

Cotton House Barcelona is a 5 star hotel where we had the luck to spend the first two nights of our stay in Barcelona.

Cotton House BarcelonaWe were unable to leave the hotel the first two days of our stay in Barcelona because it was raining cats and dogs. The non stop rain for two consecutive days didn’t dampen our spirits though. We were happily and willingly stranded and surrounded by the walls of Cotton House. The only downside of this was that we couldn’t take photos of their beautiful terrace.

Cotton House Barcelona

Cotton House Barcelona
Cotton House Barcelona
 

Cotton House Barcelona

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where to stay in Barcelona
where to stay in Barcelona
 

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There are 3 things that I really liked in this hotel:

First and foremost, you could smell the cotton scent all over the place. Secondly, we were welcomed with a glass of champagne. Thirdly, the lovely people of the hotel printed a few of my travel photos and hung them on the mirror of our bathroom as a welcome message for me. How cute is this!

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All photos of the hotel were taken by me, except the ones I am in.

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Disclaimer : This content was brought to you in friendly collaboration with The Cotton House.

Baixa House

Baixa House

In the middle of last October I had the chance to visit Lisbon for the very first time, stay and photograph Baixa House. In this blog post, I would like to share with you a few photos that I took during my short stay at Baixa House. When I say short stay, it was a 3 nights stay, to be more precise with you. I feel very happy for the opportunity to photograph Baixa House, I loved the interior design, and I wish I will be able to go back and stay a little bit longer. As for now, I will let the photos do all the talking.

Baixa House

Baixa House

Baixa House

Baixa House

Baixa House

All interior photos at Baixa House were taken by me. This photo of me was taken by Beatriz, a Portuguese follower who then became a friend. 

Baixa House

Baixa House

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When you stay at Baixa House, you feel like you own an apartment in Lisbon. This is not a typical hotel. This is a five-star apartment building with several beautiful meticulously curated apartments. Curated in a way that it feels quite natural and effortless to you. The apartment I stayed at was on the fourth floor and it was called Gulbenkian. I had a balcony with a view, where every morning I could have my breakfast and every night I could see the moon from it (which is something that I love doing).

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Gulbenkian was a lovely apartment. But during my stay, I discovered that there are also some other apartments which are very pretty as well, like Campo Grande, Ultra mar, Principe Real etc. You may want to check this place out, if you are looking for a place to stay in Lisbon. This might be something for you!

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the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

the viennese girl travel blog Vienna Austria

Lastly, a sweet shoutout to my friends from Urlaubsguru for their contribution to this trip. You guys, if you also want to escape from the cold, or if you are looking for the best travel offers on the web, I highly recommend you to check them out.

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