Shambala Oceanside Retreat & Spa
For centuries Bali was called " Island of the Gods" and "Heaven on Earth." And rightly so. Here at our exclusive location on the North Shore of Bali, adjacent to a traditional fishing village, we offer you the rare opportunity to experience the charm and magic of the real Bali that can seldom be seen anymore. You will still be able to witness Bali as it used to be.
This still is the island paradise of friendly people and rich culture which has been an inspiration to famous artists and to this day enjoys a renowned reputation for its superb craftsmanship.
You will see Balinese women making their daily offerings, fishermen going out to sea at night, doting the ocean with little starry lights, which will make you feel like you were back in time.
Sweeping ocean views surround you from each of the villas. If you are staying in the Oceanfront Villas. your gaze sweeps or over the ocean. Or you will stay at our Garden Villas, and you will relax on your patio surrounded by gardens and flowers.
You will be served breakfast at the Oceanside Restaurant, surrounded by beauty in every direction you look. While you eat and relax, you will enjoy an environment unique in this world, far from the noise and tourist crowds, while still centrally located to major scenic attractions.
We mostly cater to groups, but you are welcomed to enjoy a personal spiritual retreat, or just stay at SHAMBALA to rejouvinate at the ocean sdie, to feel refreshed again, and enjoy a personal getaway. Lush gardens full of tropical plants, flowers, birds, coconut trees and the ocean will lift your spirit into the heavens.
The black sand beach and the rich coral just infront of SHAMBALA is great for swimming as well as for snorkeling, even for beginners. Or rent a kayak or paddle board, and float along our safe and usually gentel shores. We invite you to take long walks along the ocean's shore for sunrise or sunset and star gaze into the balmy nights.
From our restaurant, or the Oceanfront Villas, you will have the rare opportunity to view the sunrise as well as the sunset as you relax right by the ocean.
For an early morning sunrise you can go out with the fishermen to look for dolphins where you will find yourself surrounded by the natural beauty of the ocean, sunrise, dolphins, and looking back to shore you will see the gorgeous and famous scenery of Bali's coastline.
Intriguing dances and musical dramas can be viewed in authentic settings once reserved only for the royal Javanese court in Ubud, about 2 hours from Shambala. Or you can hire a Dance Troupe replete with a large orchestra, who will come and perform right at Shambala, for a special occasion of yours in our Temple. The cost is about $300 US.
Adventuresome tours can also be arranged. Our English speaking drivers can take you to the heart of Bali and its culture or nature. Our driver will be available for hire whenever you so desire, to escort you on individualized tours varying in length from a wide range of selections that will satisfy all ages and tastes.
Trip suggestions: All these locations are accessible by car less than 2 hours by car
- Ancient temples and monuments
- Hot springs
- Dance performances in Ubud
- Rain forests
- Monkey forests
- Shopping in the Artist town Ubud
- Temple Celebrations in Bondalem especially around full moon
- Rice fields
- Superb snorkeling on the nearby island of Menjanggan
- Diving by Amed
- Boats are available for comfortable sightseeing as well as fantastic deep-sea fishing
Activities at Shambala:
- Beach Walking
- Dolphin Watching
- Hiking trips near Bondalem
- Hike to a large waterfall by Less
- Visiting a Healer
- Dance lessons
- Cooking lessons
Our staff will be happy to help you create an itinerary, and be able to accommodate your needs. We will be happy to create the kind of vacation that will fill your heart.