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Ultimate relaxing is our signature

Who does not want to relax ?

Most of us live busy lifes. Full of tasks to do from running a household, take care of kids needs, fulfill a job for your boss or your company and do some social things also. That gives us planning stress. Then there is financial stress. Can we meet ends this month? Living from bill to bill. But there is also relationship stress, medical stress, performance stress and so on.

Stress is part of living in a Western society. Stress can be harmful for mind and body. So relaxation is key to destress and to create conditions for happiness. One cannot be happy whilst living under stress isn’t it?

Ultimate relaxing, what do we mean by it?

Stress originates in the mind and influences mood and body in a negative way. Stress causes tension in the body. Stress hormones are excreted , causing muscles to contract as to prepare the body for danger. So you are able to fight or fly. Modern society and “work ethics” cause more and more chronic stress which is detrimental for your health in general. Chronic stress is the foundation for most of chronic diseases.

To escape from this state, so to become relaxed you have to work on the mind and all that is influencing it in a negative way. As a result also the body will relax abd thus you will reach a state of ultimate relaxing. It brings you feelings of ease, joy and bliss. Relaxed in mind and relaxed in body.

What can Gunung Paradis do for you ?

You could call Gunung Paradis a ” Relax Retreat”.  We have all that you need to relax. The nature, the beauty, the atmosphere, the serenity, the energy and our personal attention do help you in ultimate relaxing. We take away all worries about your stay with us and we provide relaxing treatments like yoga class, relax massage or energy healing.

We advise you on activities to do and places to visit and we bring you there.

We make your stay in Gunung Paradis a memorable one.

Mouthwatering Healthy Indonesian/Balinese Food

Blending traditional meals with healthy food concepts

The Indonesian kitchen is renowned for its tasty and sometimes very spicy dishes. They are cooked following a long tradition using all the good food ingredients, herbs and spice the archipelago has to offer. From long time ago these ingredients can be considered as healthy, because they came straight of the land and there was no significant pollution in land, water and air.

That does not mean Indonesian people always eat healthy. The majority follows a poor nutritional diet consisting of rice and minor contributions of vegetables and meat (mostly chicken). Beef, pork and goat are far too expensive. The Muslim population avoids eating pork meat and for the Balinese it is a delicacy (especially suckling pig, which is only served on certain ceremonies and in special restaurants). When they consume fish it is mostly the very small sardine like fishes (ikan tri) or kind of a mackerel. These are all wild caught, which is good.

For the rest the Balinese people are fond of sweet cakes and other sugary things, that can cause, as we know now, major health problems

The majority of Balinese people is not aware of unhealthy eating and therefore does not really care about healthy eating. If they can afford it, they also like to eat at fast-food restaurants as well. And they are fond of sweet and sugary things.

And there is also little to no awareness of the health risk that toxins that are found in land, water and air can have on the people’s health condition.

It is not that long ago that we at Gunung Paradis decided to be an example for our guests and social environment and to focus more on the health- and nutritional value of the meals and drinks we offer, without loosing the typically Indonesian/Balinese taste.

To increase the variety we also have added some more general Asian/Western oriented dishes based on the same principles.

We are not at the ultimate quality level yet, but we are on the right track and dare to share our meals without any doubt with our guests.

The principles that guide us

  • Variety in meals and ingredients
  • Avoid toxic ingredients as much as possible (MSG or VeTsin, as it is called here, but that is just one example of a longer list)
  • Avoid the use of refined sugar for sweetening (and if necessary limit it to natural sweeteners)
  • Focus on ingredients that have specific superfood properties
  • Buy and use always fresh organic produce as much as possible
  • Avoid so called processed food and – ingredients
  • Cook only in and with coconut oil and/or real butter
  • Use toxic free water in the kitchen (we are so lucky to have our own water well with the purest natural water possible)

The result summarized

We are a “ boutique retreat” with a limited number of accommodations, but still we have an extensive menu list that can fulfil the needs of any guest, that we have the pleasure to serve. But for some of it we need to know your preferences at least a few days before you arrive:

  • Superfood smoothies
  • Kefir (natural probiotics milk drink)
  • Pure mountain spring water
  • Lovely Indonesian dishes made from fresh (organic*) ingredients
  • Wild caught fish dishes from the sea surrounding Bali
  • Special vegetarian dishes
  • We are constantly looking for adding quite unknown vegetables
  • Gluten free bread and -pastas
It will be a pleasure to let you experience that yourself.