This week in Bali there are wonderful decorations and festivities all around! This is because it's Galungan – a Balinese holiday celebrating the victory of dharma (good) over adharma (evil). It marks the time when the ancestral spirits visit the Earth for 10 days, and on the 10th day, the Balinese will take part in prayers […]
We all love being out in the sun! However, excessive sun exposure can make your hair dull, lifeless and weak due to the harmful UV rays. Here are two ways to look after your hair with natural, easy to find ingredients, you'll never worry about split ends again!
Music lover, Spotify genius, aspiring DJ, fashionista and dog lover Ina Bajaj is the founder of East Day Spa, Spring and East Villas and loves all things Bali! Her love affair with the Indonesian island began when she "ran away" to Bali and found her new love. We asked her, what advice would you would […]
Celebrating the Hindu New Year On the 21st of March, Balinese Hindus will observe Nyepi, or Day of Silence, to mark the Hindu new year. While the majority of Indonesia is a Muslim nation, the majority of Bali’s nearly 4 million population practice a local version of Hinduism.
While planning a trip to Bali can be fun, it can also be difficult compiling all the places you want to go and things you want to do while you're in this beautiful sunny paradise! Luckily, our team here at Escape Haven have been in balmy Bali for over 5 years now, and we're currently […]
We are passionate about personalizing our retreats to match a range of different guest requirements. On the 5th day of your luxury retreat, you have the option to choose from a wide selection of activities, whether you’re active or prefer to relax, we have something for everyone to Indulge and Ignite! For the Culture […]
It’s almost New Year in Bali! The Balinese use the Hindu Lunar calendar that only counts 210 days per year. Nyepi – their New Years Day – is the main holiday on the island and is celebrated this year on the 31st of March. The day before Nyepi – Bhuta Yajna- the evil spirits will […]
Today I'm grateful for finding my Bali tribe. As I was on my bike this morning, with my 2 beloved dogs, Ruby and Rice sitting at the helm, ears flying back grinning in anticipation of their impending beach walk, I passed a number of familiar faces. Selamat Pagi Mo – 'good morning sister' said the […]
Today I’m grateful for my super early morning starts! After recently getting back from a quick trip to NZ, my body clock has not registered the fact that I am back on Bali time so 5am wakeups have been a common occurance this week.
Today I'm grateful for a beautiful morning gift that I found on my doorstep this morning. The Balinese give these offerings to the gods many times every day. Offerings are gifts. They are a means of giving something back and calling forth things to be thankful for. We do it each Monday with our grateful […]