Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
I booked a 14 day detox over Christmas and New Year (2015 - 2016). It was the best present I have ever given myself.
The detox is 14 days of juices and some broth at night (when I needed it), massages, healing sessions with amazing healers, colonics, yoga, and friendly drivers to take you to the outside appointments and visits.
I was expecting headaches, but honestly, there were none, maybe because we are sent documentation before the detox to prepare (and I followed the instructions), maybe it was the colonics, or the constant fresh air...
The healing detox is customised to each guest - and all the staff are part of the healing and part of making the stay feel like we are an important guest, and not just a number.
I fully plan on returning with friends and family - or even by myself again. The energy is so positive, it seems that the only guests they receive are also positive.
London, United Kingdom
I booked a week long stay at Villa Gaia in February. I travelled there from Sydney, Australia. Despite my concerns that my flight had been delayed, my driver from the Villa was there waiting for me which was very comforting as I was traveling alone and it was the early hours of the morning when I arrived.
The staff at the Villa were outstanding in their quest to make sure that my stay was perfect. I had the most blissful time, having massages and treatments every day. A special mention to Monica who arranged extra trips for me to experience the beauty and magic of Bali. I cannot praise this place enough.
"My friend and I signed up for the 5 day detox program and are impressed with the standard. The retreat centre is a beautiful place to stay in! The villas overlook a rice paddy field and you can be guaranteed of fresh air and natural breeze. The detox has been great, with helpful staff, who do their best to accommodate to our requests! The staff performing the colonic hydrotherapy were so professional and friendly, they made us feel at ease during our sessions. Even if you are just there for a stay, the villas are marvellous! And do try their vegetable broths.. they are delicious!!"
"This is very quiet peaceful location with coconut trees and rice fields at your doorstop. Staff are very friendly and helpful the rooms are beautiful with exotic outdoor bathrooms & inside if preferred. The Seven day detox was hard but very rewarding I felt like crap the first four five days but then I started to feel really good and its just got better. I have energy for the first time in a long time and feel really positive and motivated . Monica the manager is very helpful and a wonderful person, the Yoga teacher is amazing. The massages kept you going and Daisy and all staff were so friendly. The colonics made a huge difference and the staff there were wonderful. Soo happy I stuck it out."
"I had a lovely time doing the retreat, it was relaxing and highly nutritious for my mind, body and soul. I walked away having learnt so much about myself and my health goals."
"This would be my 3rd time in Bali and 1st time in Ubud, 1st time doing a detox program. I signed up for the 7 day cleanse. The moment i entered my bamboo-room late on the 1st day, i felt already at ease with the nature and it was beautiful morning next day with the winds and greens. The energy is soothing and relaxing.I did not expect the time is filled with pampering activities, with some good breaks in between. Monica facilitates the schedule and accommodates to individual preferences for your best comfort. The staff were nice and so are all the therapists, healers, drivers, instructors and nurses. "
"I have no worries about location since the transportation is always well arranged. Ubud is easy to access anywhere too.Overall a great value in price as I received lot more, Gaia gives some level of quality in comfort, not overtly luxurious. Hence I feel so comfortable like it is my home, by the 3rd day. There are imperfections, but the oversights are also addressed once mentioned, which is what makes the stay so pleasant.I enjoyed my entire time, first time and not looking to try anything less or more Gaia."