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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 one thing. 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 entrance and welcomed us with flower necklaces. The flower necklaces were made specially for us and a smile on their faces.

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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. A place 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.

4 relaxing days at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

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.

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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.

Why we loved about Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa

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. This blog post contains affiliate links. 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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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. Hope you enjoyed my photoghraphy!

*Disclaimer: My stay at Orloff resort was hosted. All words, comments and thoughts in this post are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links, meaning I get a commission if you make a purchase through the links which comes at no cost to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for using my links.

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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
 

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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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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

 

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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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Archipel Mansion Santorini

Archipel Mansion Santorini

There are moments I think to myself that I’ve seen everything. This is of course due to the fact that I’ve travelled so much and have been fortunate to stay in wonderful properties around the world.

But then, I get the chance to visit a few more properties, like Archipel Mansion in Fira, and I realize, there are still places and properties that manage to amaze me.

Archipel Mansion Santorini

Archipel Mansion Santorini

Archipel Mansion Santorini

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Archipel Mansion Santorini

I visited Archipel Mansion Santorini at the beginning of last September. In this blog post, I am happy to share with you some of the photos that I took during my stay. 

Archipel Mansion Santorini

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Archipel Mansion is one of these places that makes you feel good. Beautiful properties can actually have that positive impact on your well being. I believe that. 

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

Santorini travel tips where to go, what to do

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the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

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the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

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Good news! October is still summer in Greece, and in my opinion, it’s the best month to visit Santorini. I’d love to go back now. Less crowded and cooler temperatures. You can walk up and down the narrow streets without sweating like you do during the warmer months.

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You can still wear summer clothes during the day in October. If you wish to plan a spontaneous trip to Santorini, I highly recommend that you check out Archipel Mansion.

Archipel Mansion Santorini

Santorini travel tip: For a great food and great wine meal on an open air rooftop patio, head to one of the prettiest villages in Santorini, Megalochori, to find Feggera Restaurant. This is where I had dinner the first night in Santorini. 

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the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

the viennese girl best travel blog vienna Austria

A huge thank you to @ariahotels and Delenda family for letting me stay in and photograph this gorgeous holiday villa in “Fraggomahalas”, in the ancient district of Santorini’s capital, Fira. Thank you for letting me experience a little part of its history!  

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Disclaimer: My stay at Archipel Mansion Santorini was hosted. All words, comments and thoughts in this post are my own. This post contain affiliate links. I get a commission if you make a purchase through the links which comes at no cost to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for using my links.

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