Coming from America it seems strange to find a beautiful, nurturing home from home across the world in Bali, Indonesia, but that is what Mikaku and Putu have intentionally created here.
The care and details observed in everything from preparing the land to preparing the daily meals for the guests is impressive.
Whether a single woman traveling alone as I am, or as part of a group every effort is provided to show you Bali your way. It is absolutely safe, and you are granted as much or as little help as you want. They found a bicycle for one guest to cycle off to the black sand beach nearby, but were equally happy to drive me to the Holy Temple to perform a cleansing ceremony 45 minutes away.
On my first morning I was surprised with the gift of a surfing lesson from my brother in England ! Mikaku was so happy to share how they had been e mailing secretly for some time to set this up!
I met several different travelers from all walks of life and different ages in my time here, they were all interesting people, open and sharing their own unique experiences here and in the world at large. Hopeful stuff !
Clearly, I cannot rate Floating Leaf highly enough as you could pay a lot more for a sterile experience at many resorts. But when I return to Bali I will come back to these people and their wonderful staff who I now feel lucky enough to consider my friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A peaceful retreat in a lush oasis in which to nourish, recharge & heal mind, body and spirit, holistically. Combining ancient Balinese wisdom with modern convenience and luxury, we provide a safe place for relaxation, personal enrichment & wellness. Stay in luxurious villas, heal yourself at the spa & nourish yourself with healthy meals and drinks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat Bali/Sukawati