Guest Reviews for Escape the World

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I came to Oneworld Retreats to escape the world and I stepped into paradise. The staff, the details, the place, the massages, the group and especially Iyan and Desy have outwitted to me. The place is magic. I found more than I was looking for–freedom and love and much more.

Nathalie, Taiwan


Oneworld Retreats provides an opportunity to unplug from the world and connect with yourself. It doesn’t matter whether you are a yogi or a beginner, the programs are designed to give you these opportunities in ways that work for you. Claude, Iyan and the entire team treat you like family – every detail is thought of and you cannot imagine a paradise more calming and beautiful than Kumara. I loved it so much I am already planning to come back next year!

Melissa, USA


The Oneworld Retreats Escape the World was so much more than I have ever dreamed of. Just enough active days combined with relaxation, spa treatments, yoga, meditation, all in a very beautiful and spiritual environment. Staff is attentive and kind, the resort is filled with little surprises! Loved it.

Joy, USA


Escape the World is the quintessential retreat experience for those looking for re-enter and reconnect with self. I was able to completely disconnect from the chaos and noise of everyday life and take part in this life changing week. I am so grateful to the entire staff for everything they did to make this an unforgettable experience. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

Robyn, USA


The care and attention that goes into the experience at Oneworld Retreats is unlike anything else I have personally experienced before. They strike the perfect everything. From the paradise that is property to the caring competent and friendly staff, the delicious and healthy meals and the thoughtfulness and attention put into the yoga classes and excursions. You can really tell this place is Iyan and Claude’s baby.

Trevor, Canada


If you want a perfect balance between a retreat and a vacation, I highly recommend Escape the World program. I learned a lot both of myself and the Balinese culture. Everyone from the staff to teacher to the students were so friendly and welcoming. My favourite experience for the whole week was the bike ride. Everything was truly unique and inspiring. Terima kasih. Thank you.

Stephanie, Canada


What memorable time! Well thought out program with amazing details of activities. Staff’s dedication, kindness and courtesy are delightful, a big thank you to Iyaan, Wayan, Claude and their teams for making the time at Kumara so special and unforgettable.

Katrina, Switzerland


The name Escape the World really sums up the experience; A week full of wonderful people , relaxation, peacefulness and good vibes only and a place where the only worries are if you will be able to eat all the amazing food and how to fit in another one of the amazing spa treatments. And more than that you really get a glimpse at Balinese life, their traditions and their hospitality. If traveling alone, it is the perfect place to meet likeminded people from all over the world. I think I have never felt this relaxed before and am a bit anxious to enter the “real” world again. And if it all gets too much again out there, I will be back for sure.

Katharina, Germany


Yoga, silence, meditation to escape and just enough activities to keep you in touch with Bali.

Dominique, Switzerland


I could write all day and still not be able to convey the depth of Escape the world. Unexpected delight and treasure at every turn from the entire team, I feel like part of their family now. Did I mention the fun? A lot of fun with new and diverse friend from all over the world. Finally a healing experience. I would recommend Oneworld Retreats to anyone and everyone.

Peggy, Australia


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A Life of Balance – in Portugal

Ever been to beautiful Portugal? When Claude and Iyan first visited in 2017, they soon fell in love with its people, the pristine nature and the food and wine scene. It was clear that Portugal was the perfect location for a Oneworld retreat. Martine and Wayan then agreed to participate in the creation of the upcoming week-long journey in southern Portugal.

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